Wednesday, June 28, 2017

I opened the door for trashy singers with bad taste and big tits!

“I opened the door for trashy singers with bad taste and big tits!” (Kiss My Brass, 2004)

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Bette Midler As Mondo Beyondo & Eudora P. Quickly – Smilin’ Through – Mondo Beyondo – 1988

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Ouch! Bette Midler aims very snide fat joke at key Trump aide

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Ouch! Bette Midler aims very snide fat joke at key Trump aide
28 Jun, 2017

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Bette Midler frequently employs her acid tongue when it comes to Trump commentary.

Talk about hitting a man when he’s down.

But then, Bette Midler’s never held back on her low opinion of Donald Trump’s presidency, so it’s probably no surprise that the sharp-witted performer couldn’t resist a dig at the US President’s under-fire press secretary Sean Spicer, even if it did involve getting a little personal.

There’ve been numerous reports over the past fortnight that Trump is looking to replace Spicer, whose time in the high-profile role has been filled with embarrassment.

To name just a few gaffes, Spicer’s been lambasted for being unable to explain many of Trump’s own comments (the press secretary claimed that “the president and a small group of people knew exactly what he meant” in regard to Trump’s tweeting the nonsense word ‘covfefe’), claimed Hitler “didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons”, said the president himself was trying to ‘destabilise the Middle East, referred to a non-existent terror attack in Atlanta and dismissed the White House’s disproven claims about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd as an “alternative fact”.

He’s even earned his own buffoonish caricature on Saturday Night Live, courtesy of actress Melissa McCarthy.

More seriously, Spicer has presided over the decline of the regulator White House press briefings from serious and closely watched daily events that aired across cable television to ones in which specific news organisations and, indeed, TV cameras are banned.

Then White House colleague Steve Bannon piled on, when asked by The Atlantic why Spicer was now holding the press briefings off-camera.

“Sean got fatter,” Bannon told the news magazine.

Although Bannon was later criticised for “fat-shaming” Spicer, Midler had no qualms about continuing the joke, tweeting a comment that inferred the press secretary was both a buffoon and overweight.

WH still not allowing video cameras to record Sean Spicer’s press briefings. Cause when you’re that ridiculous, the camera adds ten clowns.

Fans loved her snide joke.

WH still not allowing video cameras to record Sean Spicer’s press briefings. Cause when you’re that ridiculous, the camera adds ten clowns.

While Trump supporters weren’t so enthusiastic, calling on the tried-and-tested childhood response of “takes one to know one”.

WH still not allowing video cameras to record Sean Spicer’s press briefings. Cause when you’re that ridiculous, the camera adds ten clowns.

@BetteMidler You would know. How many years have you spent in front of a camera?

It’s not the first time Midler’s had a go at Spicer, tweeting a reference to McCarthy’s cartoonish rendition of him just days before.

Spicer may move to a more senior strategy role in the WH. Probably something behind closed doors that Melissa McCarthy can’t imitate.

What do you think – is it a low blow to joke about Sean Spicer’s weight?

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Maybe it sounds like sour grapes … but I turn the television on and, for the most part, so much of it is garbage. It’s incessant.

“Maybe it sounds like sour grapes … but I turn the television on and, for the most part, so much of it is garbage. It’s incessant. Even the news is garbage,” Midler says. “When you watch the news, you used to get the news. Michael Jackson, yes, he did this or didn’t do it. But it’s not more important than what happened in Iraq. It simply isn’t. And this Laci, this guy who did or didn’t kill his wife — this is not news.” (2004)

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2013 – MAX 60 Seconds with Billy Crystal (Parental Guidance) – Bette Midler

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Jimmy Awards host Ben Platt to Bette Midler: Let’s ‘swap’ Broadway roles

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Jimmy Awards host Ben Platt to Bette Midler: Let’s ‘swap’ Broadway roles’
BY JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 10:50 AM

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Hello, Benny?

“Dear Evan Hansen” star Ben Platt went fanboy while hosting the National High School Musical Theatre Awards on Monday night, gushing about “Hello, Dolly!” star Bette Midler and jokingly suggesting that the two Tony winners “swap roles.”

He even auditioned — though he failed the real test. Donning a red feathered headdress like the one Midler wears during her show’s delectable title song, Platt was forced to admit he didn’t have the chops. “This thing’s heavy,” he said.

Platt kept the mood light for the audience at the Minskoff Theatre as he introduced teen competitors vying for a Jimmy. That’s the nickname of the prize celebrating young talent and created in honor of producer and theater owner James M. Nederlander, who died last July.

Created nine years ago, the Jimmys have been career springboards. Eva Noblezada, who was nominated for a Tony for her current title role in “Miss Saigon,” was a Jimmys finalist in 2013.

Jimmy Awards host Ben Platt is flanked by big winners Tony Moreno and Sofia Deler.

Jimmy Awards host Ben Platt is flanked by big winners Tony Moreno and Sofia Deler.

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Monday’s winners are from different high schools in Orlando: best actress Sofia Deler, who’ll be a junior in the fall, and best actor Tony Moreno, who’ll study musical theater at the University of Arizona.

Each winner had high praise for Platt. “Ben’s dressing room was right next to the guys’ dressing room,” Moreno told the Daily News. “He’d come in and talk to us and hang out and give us advice.”

Platt’s best tip? “Believe in yourself.”

Tonys 2017: Winners and losers of the 71st Annual Tony Awards

Bette on it.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I did my best work there.(for the movie, “The Rose”)It was a time all my dreams were coming true

“I did my best work there.(for the movie, “The Rose”)It was a time all my dreams were coming true,” she said wistfully. “I still work with those wonderful people. There’s a little bit of The Rose in the show. We have a couple of songs from it, When a Man Loves a Woman and Keep on Rocking. And we have a couple of surprises to go along with it.” (Ohio Beacon Journal, Jan 1, 2004)

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Bette Midler – Comic Relief – Delta Dawn – Experience The Divine – 1993 – for the hardcore fans due to rough footage.

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Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win

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Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win
“She has done us all proud!”
by Dan Avery 6/13/2017

Bette Midler was the dame of the evening at Sunday’s Tonys, winning the award for Best Actress in a Musical for Hello Dolly—and telling producers to “Shut that crap off!” when they tried to play her off.

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In her speech, Midler thanked producers, mentors and co-stars, as well as Carol Channing, who originated the role of Dolly Levi in the show’s original 1964 Broadway production.

 

And the 96-year-old stage veteran returned the favor: On Facebook legendary publicist B. Harlan Boll shared that Channing was touched by Midler’s praise and thought the award was well-deserved.

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“Within minutes of Bette Midler’s acceptance speech, I received a call from Carol Channing (having received a call from Tommy Tune) asking me to not only congratulate Bette on social media for her, but to thank her for the heartfelt shout out to she and all the Dollys before her,” Boll wrote. [She said] ’She has done us all proud!’”

While Midler has been on Broadway before, this is her first leading role in a musical. In an interview with Playbill last year, Channing called Midler’s casting “inspired” and revealed the two had met to discuss the part.

“We discussed Dolly’s history and the spine of her story. Well, every character in the show, actually. They are all rejoining the human race, and Dolly is their anchor… or cheerleader.”

Channing has played matchmaker Dolly Levi thousands of times in several Broadway revivals, most recently in 1995.

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I’ve become a good citizen, raised a beautiful daughter, helped a lot in New York City (working with the New York Restoration Project)

“I’ve become a good citizen, raised a beautiful daughter, helped a lot in New York City (working with the New York Restoration Project)….. I’ve achieved a measure of dignity. In life, you’re not supposed to get worse as you grow up…. I’m racy and bawdy but not threatening.” (Ohio Beacon Journal, Jan 1, 2004)

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