Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bette Midler GMA 1980 Part 2

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Bette Midler Sings – Bawitaba by Kid Rock

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Reeling LGBTQ film festival announces Sept. 21-28 lineup – Including Bette Midler’s Freak Show

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Reeling LGBTQ film festival announces Sept. 21-28 lineup
By Press Release
August 18, 2017

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( CHICAGO, IL – August 17, 2017 ) Reeling, the second-oldest LGBTQ film festival in the world, celebrates its 35th anniversary with an exciting slate of movies that showcases the amazing diversity of the queer experience. Chicago’s international festival unreels Sept. 21-28 at Landmark Theatres’ Century Centre Cinema, with the opening night premiere at Music Box Theatre. Festival passes and individual tickets go on sale September 1 at www.reelingfilmfestival.org

The festival kicks off Thursday, September 21 at Music Box Theatre with the Chicago premiere of Northwestern alum Tom Gustafson’s HELLO AGAIN. The sex-fueled all-star screen adaptation of the 1994 Off-Broadway musical stars Cheyenne Jackson, Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, Tyler Blackburn and Rumer Willis. Reeling 2017 closes Thursday, September 28 with SATURDAY CHURCH, the coming-of-age story of a young Black teen exploring gender expression and finding acceptance in the Harlem Ball scene, which stars Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor and Goodman Theatre playwright Regina Taylor.

From Trudie Styler’s hotly anticipated directorial debut, the outrageous dramedy FREAK SHOW, about the fictional high school “transvisionary” Billy Bloom, starring Alex Lawther ( The Imitation Game ), Bette Midler and Laverne Cox; and writer-director Vincent Gagliostro’s intergenerational gay romantic drama AFTER LOUIE, starring Alan Cumming in a career-defining performance; to the crackling energy and entertaining story of the rise of YouTube musical superstar Todrick Hall in the documentary BEHIND THE CURTAIN; to the inspiring story of the long road to acceptance for Brooke Guinan, New York’s first out transgender firefighter in WOMAN ON FIRE; to Looking actor Russell Tovey’s stunning performance in THE PASS, the story of two football players whose reactions to the homoerotic tension between them as young men shape their divergent futures; the 35th edition of Reeling Film Festival has something to satisfy every film taste!

Brenda Webb, festival founder and Executive Director of Chicago Filmmakers, the nonprofit media arts organization that produces Reeling, commented on the lineup: “It is gratifying to know that, after more than 35 years since Reeling started in 1981, LGBTQ cinema is more vibrant than ever before. Each year, there are new stories that emerge as well as familiar stories told in fresh and exciting ways. It has become a challenge to limit the number of films we screen over the eight days of the festival because LGBTQ cinema is ever-growing. I couldn’t be more thrilled with our opening and closing night selections this year — both are innovative musicals singing their stories with voices that need to be heard, now as much as ever before.”

The festival kicks off with its opening night at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on September 21 and then moves on to seven film-packed days at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., September 22-28. Reeling will present 30 feature films and 10 programs of shorts, coming from 22 countries, including Armenia, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, UK and USA. Nearly all of the films are Chicago premieres, some of them world premieres. A bevy of visiting directors, writers, producers and actors will appear for Q&A and special events.

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Midler on a successful marriage: “It’s best to pick your fights wisely and just meditate.

Midler on a successful marriage: “It’s best to pick your fights wisely and just meditate. Stay calm. Don’t go from zero to 60 in two seconds. Just stay calm and try to breathe. Breathing is really important.” (People, 11/02/2014)

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Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Bette Midler – Laughing Matters – 2003

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Bette Midler, Questlove, Stephen Colbert & More React to Trump Firing Steve Bannon

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Bette Midler, Questlove, Stephen Colbert & More React to Trump Firing Steve Bannon
8/18/2017
by Alexandra Holterman

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“Congrats on removing your first monument to racism!”

White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was forced out of President Donald Trump’s administration on Friday (Aug. 18), and musicians and celebrities were quick to weigh in about it on Twitter.

Most expressed glee at Bannon’s exit, while others poked fun at the strategist’s role during his brief White House tenure, referring to him as the President due to his perceived influence on Trump’s policies.

Below are some of the reactions from the likes of Lady GagaBette MidlerStephen Colbert, Questlove of The Roots and more:

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Members of Presidential Arts Commission Quit in Blazing Fashion: ‘Your Values Are Not American Values’

This weeks White House musical of choice is “Bye Bye Bannon.” https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/us/politics/steve-bannon-trump-white-house.html?referer=https://t.co/XuOvPjZN37?amp=1 

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Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon

Stephen K. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.

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.@realDonaldTrump Congrats on removing your first monument to racism! http://cnn.com/2017/08/18/politics/steve-bannon-white-house/ 

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Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon fired

President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, multiple White House officials told CNN on Friday.

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Trump has insisted Bannon resign. “Ding dong the witch etc!” This shows that our collective outrage works, even on the most tone deaf ears.

It is a delicious irony that the white supremacist rally has led to the ouster of the most visible white supremacist from the White House.

16 members resigned 2day? @realDonaldTrump It’s Reverse Apprentice! No one wants the job & we get to see how long it takes everyone to quit!

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

1979 – Bette Midler – Today Show – Making Of The Rose

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Midler on the secrets to a successful marriage: “I think the secret is giving each other a lot of lead and a lot of room and not being in each other’s faces all the time.”

Midler on the secrets to a successful marriage: “I think the secret is giving each other a lot of lead and a lot of room and not being in each other’s faces all the time.” (People, 11/02/2014) – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler, Chita Rivera, and Rita Moreno – America – West Side Story

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Put a Spell On You: ‘Hocus Pocus’ Came Out More Than 20 Years Ago & Yes, the Cast Has Completely Grown Up

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Put a Spell On You: ‘Hocus Pocus’ Came Out More Than 20 Years Ago & Yes, the Cast Has Completely Grown Up
By Jennifer Maldonado
8-16-2017

It’s still summer but the fall will be here soon enough and with that time of year comes Halloween. What better way to celebrate than by watching a classic Halloween movie, like the one and only Hocus Pocus? Yes, we’re talking about the movie that focuses on the Sanderson Sister witches being resurrected on Halloween by Max Dennsion after he lights a black flame candle, and then it’s up to him, his little sister Dani, his crush Allison and a talking cat the witches cursed named Binx to save all the children of Salem. It plays every single year on every channel basically because it is that legendary.

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C’mon, you’re going to tell me you don’t sing along when Bette Midler, Winnie Sanderson herself belts out “I Put a Spell On You?” We ALL do and there’s nothing wrong with that! Since the movie lives on every year, reaching a new generation each Halloween season and there are even new costumes you can buy to dress up like these iconic sister witches, you kind of tend to forget that this movie was actually released in 1993. As in 24 years ago. And it came out on July 16 during the summer. Interesting. Oh, and it was directed by none other than Kenny Ortega, the man who directed all the High School Musical and Descendants movies? SO MANY LAYERS OF AMAZINGNESS. And yes, all of the young stars in the cast have of course grown up and changed a lot since their appearance in this movie. So let’s take a look, shall we?

Dani Dennsion was played by Thora Birch.

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Dani was the fearless little sister with all the sass who simply just wanted to spend some time with her brother. She never thought they would spend Halloween together trying to avoid having their souls sucked out of them by witches! But she of course captured all of our hearts, especially when it came to those scenes between her and Max and the beloved Binx. So what about the actress, Thora, now?

Thora Birch Now

Well, Thora is 35 years old and she’s still acting too. She’s starred in other classic movies like Now and Then and American Beauty and currently has a role on the USA series, Colony. Plus, she had a black cat that looks very similar to Binx, which she named “Panther Dani.”

Just precious.

Allison was played by Vinessa Shaw.

Allison Hocus Pocus

Vinessa is now 41 years old and she just recently announced she is expecting her first baby. She shared the news on Instagram, with a cute pic of her and her husband looking as happy as ever together. “Great News! We are proud and excited to share that we are expecting a little one early next year!…My hubby is a graphic designer, so I hope you appreciate his cheekiness ????????????,” she wrote in the caption.

Since her time as Allison, Vanessa has starred in tons of movies and television shows, most recently in the series Ray Donovan, so she’s clearly kept busy.

Max Dennsion was played by Omri Katz.

Max Hocus Pocus

Omri has lived a rather low-key life since his days playing Max. He’s had acting roles in TV shows throughout the ’90s and early ’00s, such as in Freaks & Geeks and General Hospital, but he hasn’t acted in anything since 2002. Fun fact about the role of Max: it was originally offered to Leonardo DiCaprio. Yes, as in the legend who played Jack Dawson in Titanic. But he declined the part of Max despite being offered “more money than I ever dreamed of,” Leo told Variety. Instead, he decided to focus his efforts on another role, the part of Arnie in the indie movie, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, which co-starred Johnny Depp as his brother and earned Leo an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination. But we digress.

Back to Omri, he did have a *HP reunion with Vinessa and Thora back in 2015, so nice to know they OG squad is still as close as ever.

Hocus Pocus Cast Reunion

Thackery Binx was played by Sean Murray.

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Although we don’t get to see Thackery in his human form for too much of the movie, the fact that he sacrificed his soul to save his little sister Emily and was there for Dani too (in cat form) was nothing short of adorable. IRL, Sean has continued acting in tons of shows and TV movies over the years, with a main role on the series JAG and on NCIS, which he’s starred in since 2003. Another fun fact about Sean is that his step-sister is Pretty Little Liars star, Troian Bellisario and she plays his character’s sister on NCIS.

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Sean has been married since 2005 and has two children too. Wonder if all they watch Hocus Pocus when it airs on TV every year…

As for the other main stars, the Sanderson sisters themselves, Bette, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, they’e all continued acting, currently being the fabulous actresses and singers they always were. They really did put a spell on all of us in this movie. There has been talk of a possible sequel for years now with no real confirmation, so we’ll just have to wait and see. If anything, at least we have tis gem of a movie to get us through All Hallows’ Eve every year in-between eating all that candy, right?

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