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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Kisses Have All Kinds Of Colors – Rosie O’Donnell – 1996

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Friday, July 20, 2018

A BetteHead Needs To Sell His Personal Treasures Of Bette Midler’s original stage costumes from Diva Las Vegas & Experience The Divine tours.

From Steve Warren: A financial situation has required me to let go of a few personal treasures. Bette Midler’s original stage costumes from Diva Las Vegas & Experience The Divine tours. Both include appropriate documentation. Both are in excellent condition. DLV (black) costume purchased directly from Bette via The Rosie O’Donnell Show in ’00. The blue Emmys/ETD costume is signed twice by Bette herself. Asking $3200 each, or best offer (please send a private message, or email Lmm0312@yahoo.com for offers & more info). Thank you! *It looks like my facebook username link is facebook.com/steve.warren.5249 A BetteHead Needs To Sell His Personal Treasures Of Bette Midler's original stage costumes from Diva Las Vegas & Experience The Divine tours.   Thanks, everybody for checking this out!  Love, Mister D!
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Sunday, June 24, 2018

The 10 Best Movie Gangs Who’ve Gotten (Back) Together

Elle The 10 Best Movie Gangs Who’ve Gotten (Back) Together BY R. ERIC THOMAS JUN 13, 2018 Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Window Washer Photo, FWC

The crowds who flocked to theaters this past weekend to make Ocean’s 8 the number one movie in America probably left with two thoughts in mind: 1) Wow, Anne Hathaway is G.O.A.T., and we’re lucky to have her. No slander for our Oscar-winning queen; 2) Can’t wait til this gang gets back together. The Ocean’s films, of which the all-female iteration is both a sequel and a reboot, excel at one of the greatest tropes in all entertainment: the ragtag gang of old friends and newcomers who combine their skills for one so-crazy-it-just-might-work mission. Sometimes participants are lured in with the promise that this is “one last mission,” which—let’s be honest—it never is. Sometimes the draw is the promise of wealth; sometimes it’s a devil’s bargain as repayment for a past crime; sometimes it’s all in service of an old friend who could really use the specific skills of a disparate group who somehow found their way into each other’s lives. Sometimes is a highly mobile pair of pants. ...  Read More

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Friday, May 18, 2018

8 Stars Who Couldn’t Cut It as Murphy Brown’s Secretary, From JFK, Jr To Bette Midler

The Wrap 8 Stars Who Couldn’t Cut It as Murphy Brown’s Secretary Brian Welk | May 11, 2018 @ 11:14 AM “Murphy Brown” is returning to television on CBS for 13 episodes during the 2018-19 season — and on May 18 it will have been 20 years since its finale episode aired. While a lot has changed in media since Candice Bergen’s Brown hosted the fictional news broadcast “FYI,” one thing that hasn’t changed is how hard it is to find good help. One of the show’s longest recurring gags was how nearly every week Brown had a wacky and incompetent new secretary, everyone from a man with a Hitler mustache to a pleasant looking woman who worshiped Satan. Over 90 people sat in that assistant’s chair over the show’s 10 seasons, including some celebrity cameos, but not one of them lasted. Paul-Reubens-Murphy-Brown CBS Paul Reubens  Pee-Wee Herman himself helped out Murphy Brown, appearing in six episodes of the show as Stan Lansing’s nephew. Marcia Wallace Getty Images Marcia Wallace  Before Marcia Wallace was Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” Wallace had a part on “The Bob Newhart Show” as Bob Hartley’s dynamo of a receptionist Carol Bondurant. During a special crossover episode of “Murphy Brown,” Carol proved to be Brown’s best secretary ever, a real keeper. But at the end of the episode, Bob rushes into the office and begs for Carol to come back and work for him, despite Brown’s pleading. John F Kennedy Jr Murphy Brown CBS John Kennedy Jr. You can hear the women in the live audience swooning when it’s revealed that John John is Brown’s latest secretary. “I guess the lawyer thing didn’t work out,” Brown jokes. He wasn’t there to work, but to drop off a “wedding present” that was just a fake cover of the magazine he edited, “George.” Kramer Murphy Brown NBC Kramer  When Kramer (Michael Richards) heads out to Los Angeles on an episode of “Seinfeld,” Jerry and Elaine spot him on an episode of “Murphy Brown” as another new secretary. His rapid-fire typing is hysterical, and the show even teases that she has “a good feeling” about him. sally field Getty Images Sally Field  Murphy Brown would’ve been lucky to have fellow single-mother Norma Rae as her secretary, or better yet her “Absence of Malice” journalist Megan Carter, but instead she got Kathleen Dubek, secretary 91. rosie o'donnell barron trump autistic Getty Images Rosie O’Donnell  The final season of “Murphy Brown” featured a cavalcade of celebrity cameos, including Rosie O’Donnell as a particularly annoying singing secretary. don rickles Getty Images Don Rickles  Rickles would’ve been in his 70s by the time he stepped into the secretary job during the show’s final season. Bette Midler Murphy Brown CBS Bette Midler  In the show’s stellar finale, Bette Midler took charge as secretary Caprice Feldman. “Caprice! With two Cs, interlocking like Chanel!” Her wealthy socialite type was always told by her (dead) husband that she could never hold down a job. Well she picked one with quite the track record.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BetteBack June 23, 1999: Bette Midler Wins Ladies Home Journal Award

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yeah, She’s Problematic, but Let’s Stop Looks-Shaming Kellyanne Conway

Maire Claire Yeah, She’s Problematic, but Let’s Stop Looks-Shaming Kellyanne Conway By CHELSEA PENG Feb 8, 2017 gallery-1486493255-kellyann-3 At the risk of sounding like someone’s mother or that goody two-shoes who raises her hand to help the teacher out when the rest of the class is clearly in on an anti-question-answering conspiracy, I would like to say stop it—lay off Kellyanne*. *not completely, just in this specific manner I will outline below If you’ve been on the internet lately, you will have seen some memes equating the female figureheads of the Trump’s America to bananas in various stages of decay or miscellaneous cartoon demons. You might have seen the least offensive one (below), which refers to a comment you only make to a woman when you no longer have the will to live. Or maybe you’ve been following along as Nick Barose, major makeup artist and noted Conway opponent, evaluates his nemesis’ skincare habits. (Though he seems to be in on the joke, geo-tagging such content “Petty Island.”) It’s savage, which means the same as funny these days. It’s easy. It’s good for a chuckle—until you recognize the hypocrisy. Just a few months ago, we raged every time Trump called a woman unattractive, from Arianna Huffington to Bette Midler to Rosie O’Donnell. We said don’t you dare judge us by how we look, but in less-polite terms. So what’s the difference between his looks-based critiques and ours? What’s keeping us from stooping to the level of the man who would be despot? Going after Conway in this way is a cheap shot, especially when there’s plenty of other, more valid, deadlier ammo, including but not limited to: her living in the land of alternative facts (population: higher than you might think); misremembering “historical” events; and massacring a standup routine more violently than what she might have imagined happened at Bowling Green six years ago. We’d do better to think of another woman in the public eye, whose appearance has been compared to much worse than overripe fruit, who still had the dignity to turn the other cheek. “When they go low,” she said, “we go high.”
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Friday, June 17, 2016

I Wish You Love – Rosie Show – Bette Midler – 2002

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

BetteBack January 17, 1996: Bette Midler Is Nominated For American Comedy Award

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago January 17, 1996 B7BO6hRIgAIGzJz LOS ANGELES — NBC and 20th Century Fox led the field in the annual Am erican Comedy Awards nominations as Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Janeane Garofalo all picked up multiple m entions. NBC received 14 nom inations, due in large part to “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” which had four m entions each. Fox movies — notably “French Kiss” and “Nine Months picked up five mentions. Meanwhile, MGM’s “Get Shorty” is the most-nominated movie, with mentions going to John Travolta, Bette Midler, Dennis Farina and Gene Hackman. The nom inations are derived from a survey of approxim ately 1,500 working comedians and performers, who will also vote to determ ine the w inners, producer George Schlatter explained. “The show is a celebration of comedy,” Schlatter said. “It’s the one night that solidifies the comedy community and gives comedians the recognition they deserve.” NBC dom inated the m ale TV perform er categories with nine nominations — including a clean sweep in the supporting male performer category — but didn’t do as well in the fem ale categ o ries, where the bulk of its five nominations came from ensemble shows “Seinfeld” and “Friends.” HBO collected half its eight nominations in the category of female TV performer in a television special, with m entions going to Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Rosie O’Donnell and Tracey unman. CBS is third in thfe total nominations by network with six nominations, including Candice Bergen and Fran Drescher in the leading female in a TV series category and David Letterman in the c o rre ­ sponding m ale category. Ellen DeGeneres and Roseanne picked up one nomination each for their work on ABC. Fox Broadcasting Co. received a nomination for Alexander’s hosting of the “47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.” On the movie front, Disney, Sony and W arner Bros, each collected three nominations, although Sony also received a joint mention with Castle Rock for “The American President.” Param ount Pictures, Miramax and Orion Classics each garnered one nomination. The awards show also includes categories for best male and female stand-up comic, to be determined by an audience phone-in poll on Comedy Central, and lifetime achievement awards in comedy. The aw ards will be p resen ted Feb. l l at Los A ngeles’ Shrine Auditorium. The show will be televised on ABC at a date to be announced.  
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Kathy Griffin Gives The “Legends Pass” Sometimes

Times Ledger Look out Queens Kathy Griffin is coming By Dennis Lynch April 7, 2016 resize When I wondered about Griffin’s feelings about the very judgy treatment she got from a rather prudish Bette Midler during one of her TV shows, set in Vegas, she shrugged. “That’s just because the legends are moody. They’re up! They’re down! They do it all! I just learned there’s a category of my friends –– Cher, Liza, Bette, Fonda –– the legends,” Griffin said. They get a legend pass, so when I’m lucky enough to be in their presence, that’s just the deal!”
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1997 – Bette Midler – The Rosie O’Donnell Show interview – Part 3 of 3

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