Friday, September 4, 2015

Vote For Bette And Cher To Host The Oscars!

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Looks like this year The Oscars are looking for a duo to host The Academy Awards and you can vote for your favorite duo. Bette’s name has been thrown in the ring with Cher! Go to the polls and VOTE!!!!

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Bette Midler – Miss Otis Regrets – Johnny Carson – 1992

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BetteBack August 16, 1991: Bruce Vilanch Goes It Alone

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
August 16, 1991

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Bruce Vilanch, the so-called “Comedian for the Stars” who cut his dramatic teeth at Ohio State University and later in Chicago before making the trek to the coast, will bring his stand-up act to Zanies in Mount Prospect Thursday through Aug. 24.

Primarily a comedy writer and a lyricist. Vilanch has six Emmys under his substantial belt and has written for such heavyweights as Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin. Billy Crystal, Burt Reynolds and Whoopi Goldberg.

Plus, he’s penned gags for lots of awards shows, such as the Oscars, the Emmys, the People’s Choice awards and the American Comedy awards.

But can he cut it out there all by himself with just the microphone and his wits?

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Bette Moves Up To Number 8 On Global Concert Tour Box Office For Year

PollStar
The Associated Press
Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar
Sept. 3 2015

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The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.

1. The Rolling Stones; $7,836,716; $174.50.

2. U2; $7,618,637; $117.10.

3. Taylor Swift; $4,752,793; $109.05.

4. Fleetwood Mac; $2,831,516; $122.18.

5. Kenny Chesney; $2,280,488; $86.28.

6. Luke Bryan; $1,440,211; $61.94.

7. Neil Diamond; $1,375,616; $105.85.

8. Bette Midler; $1,262,788; $127.37.

9. Shania Twain; $1,187,202; $96.40.

10. Ed Sheeran; $1,179,473; $64.10.

11. Maná; $1,138,505; $101.43.

12. Rush; $1,134,603; $85.80.

13. Dave Matthews Band; $1,009,635; $57.83.

14. Herbert Grönemeyer; $958,492; $57.49.

15. Phish; $853,524; $56.42.

16. Maroon 5; $783,712; $57.73.

17. Romeo Santos; $717,996; $87.91.

18. Sunrise Avenue; $683,751; $46.73.

19. New Kids On The Block; $673,195; $61.06.

20. Barry Manilow; $641,050; $71.78.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

BetteBack May 30, 1991: Joan Rivers Waiting For Bette Midler To Retire

Cedar Rapids Gazette
May 30, 1991

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Joan Rivers, who’s been trying to snare a big-screen project for years, says. “I’m now’ waiting for Bette Midler to retire and then I’ll get all her parts.”

To hear the comedienne/talk show hostess tell it. “I get all the scripts with Bette’s fingerprints on them. She was right to rejectthem — I did. too.”

Rivers has given up on ever getting “Star Ladies” off the ground. She wrote the comedy/mystery — about four old-time movie queens vying for the same role — as a feature film vehicle for herself, Angie Dickinson, Kim Novak and Debbie Reynolds, but failed to sell it to a big screen studio. She finally got it into development as an ABC Movie of the Week, but now says. “They couldn’t get the four of us together at the same time.”

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Anybody Have An Extra Of This Poster Or Know Where To Get One? Thanks!

I have a friend who just got a job teaching English class and he is looking to find one of those Bette Midler “READ” Posters to hang in his classroom. Does anybody have an extra one they can give or sell him or know of a way to get one? If so contact me and I will give you his contact information. Thanks so much! You can contact me through messenger or my email: don.t.bradshaw@gmail.com

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BetteBack May 22, 1991: Some stars shine on stellar ‘For the Children’ compilation

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
May 22, 1991

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A certain 3-year-old with whom I am on intimate terms calls this the “Give a Dog a Bone” record. Never mind that there are 19 other songs on the album, recorded by a constellation of stars as a benefit for the Pediatric AIDS Foundation; this child adores Bob Dylan’s rendition of “This Old Man,” and insists that it be played again and again.

Maybe he realizes that this is the first song Dylan has done in a generation that he has not mutilated in some way. Probably not. The child and I are in full agreement that this traditional, unadorned (except by harmonica) version is just wonderful.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for every soryg on the album.

Some of this is fairly forgettable stuff, or worse. Stephen Bishop’s “Davy Crockett” is unsuccessful camp; Barbra Streisand’s “A Child Is Born” is overblown; there may be some renditions of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” that are worse than Paul McCartney’s, but neither the 3-yearold nor I can imagine one.

Some songs are nice — Pat Benatar’s a cappella version of “Tell Me Why,” Debbie Gibson’s medley of nursery rhymes, James Taylor’s “Getting to Know You,” Sting’s “Cushie Butterfield.” And Meryl Streep gets another chance to show off her fine voice with “Gartan
Mother’s Lullaby.”

But with a few exceptions, there’s not a lot of energy here — perhaps the artists were inhibited by the project’s sad purpose.

The exceptions: Ziggy Marley’s “Give a Little Love.” Harry Nilsson returns from utter obscurity to do “Blanket for a Sail,” a bit of carnival music run amok. Bette Midler and Bruce Springsteen do their best with “Blueberry Pie” and “Chicken Lips and Lizard Hips,” respectively.

And let us not forget Little Richard, who at this late hour of his career is making a habit of stealing the limelight wherever he goes. Kids like his “Itsy Bitsy Spider,” complete with squeals and screams, but older kids — say, those in their 30s or 40s — may like it even more.

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Bette Midler Would Be Perfect As Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer’s On-Screen Mom

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Bette Midler Would Be Perfect As Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer‘s On-Screen Mom
BY NICK ROMANO
Sept. 2, 2015

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We’ve already started dream casting Amy Schumer’s mom in her upcoming mother-daughter comedy, but we didn’t even consider who should play the maternal figure in her film with Jennifer Lawrence. Who could possibly mesh with these soul sisters’ kooky, outrageously over the top, and infectious personality? How about Bette Midler?

The singer-actress threw her name into the ring on social media when she Tweeted her suggestion for who to play the mom of Schumer and Lawrence. Spoiler alert: it’s her. She wrote,

“Amy Schumer & Jennifer Lawrence are co-writing a screenplay about sisters. Hmm, who could play their mother? She’d have to be DIVINE!”

“Divine” refers to both Midler’s stage presence, The Divine Ms. M, and her recent tour. She wrapped up the American leg of her “Divine Intervention” tour with an 18-song set at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Jennifer Lawrence recently let slip that she and Amy Schumer were working on a screenplay together for an upcoming comedy during an interview with The New York Times. After discussing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which will hit theaters in a couple months on November 20th, she revealed tidbits on the film, which is about a pair of sisters. Both funny gals are co-starring in the film, and Schumer’s sister Kim, who worked on Trainwreck, is helping to finalize the screenplay. The two had been making headlines for their adventures in jet skiing, making human pyramids, and dancing on stage at a Billy Joel concert. This film is just the icing on top of it all.

While an actress has yet to be announced in a motherly role for this untitled film, Midler would be perfect for the part. She’s not like a regular mom; she’s a cool mom! And the fact that she recently resurrected her performance of “I Put A Spell On You” from Hocus Pocus is mind-blowing. All we want is to see this woman sashaying into the living room dressed as Winifred while Schumer and J-Law are trying to have sister time or something. I don’t know. I’m not on scripting duties.

Nevertheless, the supporting characters in this movie will likely be hotly contested, and there’s no harm in starting the campaign now. Schumer is the most buzzed about comedienne in the industry at this moment, thanks to her success with her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer, her stand-up specials, and her journey to the big screen. As mentioned earlier, another post-Trainwreck project is a mother-daughter comedy with 50/50 director Jonathan Levine. Lawrence, meanwhile, is the biggest actress in Hollywood. Period. Aside from the Hunger Games films, which are coming to end this year, she has another David O. Russell film coming this December and a sci-fi film in which she co-stars with another major A-lister, Chris Pratt. And we also can’t forget her superpowered role in the X-Men movies, her next coming in the form of Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse.

Needless to say, whomever lands the role of their on-screen mom will indeed be divine, regardless of whether or not it’s Bette Midler.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BETTE MIDLER – The Folks who live on the Hill -2005 – Martha Stewart

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Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings – The Oscars – 2014

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