Monthly Archives: July 2006

Sunday, July 30, 2006

We Interrupt This Blog For This Important Video! (thanks Bev and Lisa)

Mister D: My condolences to U2 and Bono for what was done to their song, but it’s hilarious.

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

“Miss” MTV Celebrates 25 Years

YO! MTV’s 25

From the original VJs to freaky Jesse Camp, from the early ‘Real World’ shows to ‘TRL,’ our music critic’s 25 reasons why MTV matters. Even if you can’t find any music videos anymore.

By LESLIE GRAY STREETER

Palm Beach Post Music Writer

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Bette Arriving At MTV Party 1984 - Photo: R. Galella

Twenty-five years ago, the Buggles catchily and prophetically heralded the advent of a quirky little cable channel featuring nothing but music.

Whether video killed the radio star is up for debate, but the art form, and MTV, certainly changed the way that radio star looked and performed when it debuted Aug. 1, 1981. Indeed, I’ve always credited Music Television with the eradication of funny-looking pop stars, much like televised presidential debates made politicians want to be prettier. Read More

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bette Midler Co-Writer, Friend, Carole Bayer Sager, Signs To Exclusive Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

Mister D: Some of the songs Bette co-wrote with Ms. Sager, that you might recognize, are “You’re Moving Out Today,” “Steal Away Again,” “Blueberry Pie.” For other songs Bette has written, please Click Here. Bette also covered a song Ms. Sager wrote with Carole King entitled, “My One True Friend,” the theme from the Meryl Streep film, “One True Thing.” A little bit of trivia…Bette’s husband, Martin, directed the video. Carole put out 3 albums/CD’s, but the one everyone should check out is her first one: Click Here One of my all time favorites. Read More

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As Karaoke Takes Over China, The Ministry of Culture Wants to Censor What You Can Belt Out In Public!- Please No Celine Dion Impersonators!

Morning File: The siren’s call of karaoke
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
By Peter Leo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Matt Freed, Post-Gazette

Bette In \"Jinxed\"

Karaoke in China: I did it Mao’s way

Censors in China, who have to be the most overworked people in the world, are turning their attention to the nation’s wildly popular karaoke parlors. The Ministry of Culture wants to prevent “unhealthy” songs from being belted out in public, the state-run Beijing News reported last week. It didn’t specify which songs, but The Los Angeles Times pointed out that a “Top 10 Unclean Song Contest” held by Heaven and Earth People magazine (real title) provides clues. Two sizzling examples: “Boat Tracker’s Love,” which flaunts such racy lines as, “I can’t wait for the sun to set so you can kiss me as much as you want to,” and “Office,” with this steamy example of erotic lyricism: “We spend a lot of nights together as you cheat on your husband by telling him you’re working overtime.” Read More

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Monday, July 24, 2006

indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Aaron Russo, director of “America: Freedom to Fascism”

indieWIRE INTERVIEW: Aaron Russo, director of “America: Freedom to Fascism”
by Jonny Leahan (July 24, 2006)

Director Aaron Russo’s doc “America: Freedom to Fascism” takes on the IRS, the Federal Reserve and other organizations that the film claims “have abridged the freedoms of Americans via money creation, voter fraud, the national identity card (which becomes law in May, 2008).”

Bette And Aaron Russo - 1974 Tony Awards

Through interviews, the film connects the dots on an alleged systematic erosion of civil liberties in America. Russo is probably best known for serving as producer fore the 1979 film, “The Rose,” directed by Mark Rydell and starring Bette Midler. Read More

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Bette On “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” Tues – August 1, 2006: REPEAT

Show: Late Night with Conan O’Brien
Episode: 2006/02/02
Network: (NBC) NBC Television Network
Date: Tuesday – August 1, 2006
Time: 12:35/11:35c AM
Duration: 1:00

Originally aired: 2006/02/02

Bette Midler, David Gregory (NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent), musical guest Bette Midler.

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“My name is Rose…”

Mister D: A friend of mine, Gina “G-Gurl” sent this inspirational story to me this morning, so I decided to post it. Of course, most of you know, I never answer or pass along stuff like this. However, since I thought it applied to ME…well, then it’s important! 🙂 On the serious side, I do like the message. It applies to everyone of every age with a dream. If you don’t have one, look deep inside yourself..the dream is there.

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. Read More

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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Bette Donates To Hilary Clinton’s Campaign: Maximum Allowed

USA Today
Hollywood’s A-List delivers for New York Democrat
Posted 7/19/2006 8:18 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Hollywood has a Da Vinci Code, Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has cracked it.

Top stars such as Tom Hanks, Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson donated to the New York senator in recent months, generating the kind of cash usually associated with a major box office opening — or a potential presidential bid in 2008.

Clinton, who doesn’t face much of a challenge in her re-election, received $4,200 from The Da Vinci Code star Hanks, the Academy Award-winning actor, and his wife, Rita Wilson. Read More

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VEOH Videos

Mister D: These are just previews…to see the full length videos, I believe you will have to log in here first…I will try to get the full length version up soon: www.veoh.com

And this is fun – Dolly and Smokey Robinson singing “I Know You By Heart.” Supposedly Dolly recorded it first and then later Bette recorded it for “Beaches.”

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Bette Can Do Plumbing??? I Love This Woman!

Rocky Mountain News
Band of brothers
By Mark Brown, Rocky Mountain News
July 17, 2006

When Neil Young played his new album, Living With War, for his former band mates in Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, they were floored.

Its Iraq-inspired songs ranged from heartfelt tributes to veterans to a flat-out call for the president’s impeachment.

“He called me and (David) Crosby to a hotel he was staying at in Los Angeles. We got in his car and went driving through the canyons blasting the record,” Graham Nash says. Read More

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