Category Archives: Articles/Essays

Monday, December 4, 2017

Looking Back At Geraldo Rivera’s 1991 Is Like Looking At The Bible Of Workplace Harrassment

Daily Beast
Geraldo Rivera’s 1991 Memoir Is a Horndog’s Bible of Workplace Harassment
Erin Gloria Ryan
11.30.17 11:00 PM ET

He grabs Bette Midler’s boobs, beds every conceivable underling, and waxes about failing to have sex with Barbara Walters. I read it all so you didn’t have to.

Threesomes with young interns in the studio boiler room. Making out with a PA in front of an entire news crew. Receiving oral sex from the estranged wife of the Canadian prime minister in a Central Park rowboat. Read More

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Baseball star wins 10 votes, Bette four in New York City mayoral race

Nine Honey
Baseball star wins 10 votes, Bette four in New York City mayoral race
11-30-2017

He was the unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year Award and runner-up in Most Valuable Player, and this week baseball star Aaron Judge also won votes in an unlikely contest: for New York City mayor.

The New York Yankees right fielder was listed on 10 ballots as a write-in candidate for mayor, according to final totals released by the New York City Board of Elections.

Judge received three votes in New York County (Manhattan and the Marble Hill section of the Bronx), four in Brooklyn, two in Queens and one in Staten Island. Read More

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Bette Midler after groping allegations

Entertainment Weekly
Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Bette Midler after groping allegations
Nick Romano December 01, 2017 AT 11:48 AM EST

Geraldo Rivera has offered an apology to Bette Midler in light of her resurfaced groping accusations, but he did not outright admit to any sexual misconduct.

“27 years ago I wrote a tawdry book depicting consensual events in 1973 — 45 years ago. I’ve deeply regretted its distasteful & disrespectful tone & have refrained from speaking about it — I’m embarrassed & profoundly sorry to those mentioned — I have & again apologize to anyone offended,” Rivera wrote in a series of tweets posted on Friday. Read More

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Bette Midler Defends Al Franken by Going After His Accuser — Yikes

The Declaration
Bette Midler Defends Al Franken by Going After His Accuser — Yikes
JULIO ROSAS | NOV 22, 2017 | 9:35 AM

Actress Bette Midler has seemed to come to Sen. Al Franken’s (D-MN) defense by attacking radio personality Leeann Tweeden, the first woman to come forward with the accusations of sexual assault and harassment, along with a picture where it shows Franken groping her while she slept.

In a tweet, Midler posted a link to the front page of the now-defunct FHM magazine, a men’s lifestyle publication, with an almost-nude Tweeden. Read More

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Liz Smith, popular NY gossip columnist, dead at 94

Fox News
Liz Smith, popular NY gossip columnist, dead at 94
11/12/2017

Gossip columnist Liz Smith, whose mixture of banter, barbs, and bon mots about the glitterati helped her climb the A-list as high as many of the celebrities she covered, has died.

Literary agent Joni Evans told The Associated Press she died in New York on Sunday of natural causes. She was 94.

For more than a quarter-century, Smith’s column — titled “Liz Smith” — was one of the most widely read in the world. Its success was due in part to Smith’s own celebrity status, giving her insider access rather than relying largely on tipsters, press releases and publicists. She also made occasional appearances on Fox News Channel. Read More

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Portraits In Lego Of Fabulous Gay Icons By Samuel Hatmaker

Hornet
This Lego Artist Is Creating a Portrait of the Only Gay Role Model He Ever Knew Growing Up
Written by Alexander Kacala on November 2, 2017

Samuel Hatmaker is a toy designer who has been molding his favorite divas into gigantic portraits made only from Legos. So far, he’s created Madonna, Wonder Woman, Bette Midler and Princess Leia, among others. His latest subject is the mother of all drag queens, RuPaul herself! Even though the Lego artist is not quite finished with his RuPaul portrait, we just had to share his progress because his work is truly gag-worthy. Read More

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

‘Diva Whisperer’ Richard Jay-Alexander opens conversation series in Miami Beach

South Florida
‘Diva Whisperer’ Richard Jay-Alexander opens conversation series in Miami Beach
By Rod Stafford Hagwood
October 25, 2017

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Theater director, producer and all-around impresario Richard Jay-Alexander has worked with showbiz legends Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Kristin Chenoweth and Bernadette Peters.

“They call me the Diva Whisperer in social media,” Jay-Alexander, 64, says from his home in Miami Beach. “I look at the roster of stars, and I guess I understand it.” Read More

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Pink Talks About Fighting Cristina Aguilera And Defending Bette Midler

People
Pink Reveals Christina Aguilera Tried to Punch Her: ‘She Swung at Me in a Club’
BY ALEXIA FERNANDEZ
OCTOBER 20, 2017

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Pink is not shy to admit that she and fellow singer Christina Aguilera have had their problems — so much so that they almost came to blows.

The pop star, 38, told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that while the two have made amends since their feud in the early 2000s, their relationship was very rocky.

“We were super young and super new at the whole thing, and I think I’m an alpha, and she’s an alpha,” Pink said of their feud during the “Plead the Fifth” segment. Read More

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Harvey Weinstein Is the (Whispered) Talk of Hollywood

The New York Times
Harvey Weinstein Is the (Whispered) Talk of Hollywood
By BROOKS BARNES
OCT. 8, 2017

Hollywood is usually a spotlight-seeking town. But there has been mostly public silence in the wake of a report that found that at least eight settlements had been paid to women who said the film producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed them. CreditChad Ress for The New York Times

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Movie potentates were peppered across the Tower Bar here as usual on Friday night. Over in one dimly lit corner sat a martini-drinking movie star and his manager. And the restaurant’s lively owner, Jeff Klein, worked the room as he normally does, pausing to schmooze here and shake an important hand there.

At each banquette, as starlets of yesteryear gazed from their photographs on the walnut walls, he found himself in the same discussion. “All night long,” Mr. Klein said, “it seemed like there was only one topic: Harvey Weinstein. It’s all anyone wanted to talk about.” Read More

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Meet Broadway’s Beat Cops Dedicated to Keeping the Main Stem Secure

Variety
Meet Broadway’s Beat Cops Dedicated to Keeping the Main Stem Secure
By Cynthia Littleton
October 5, 2017

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Some of the most impressive choreography on Broadway can be seen six nights a week on 45th Street, but it doesn’t happen on a stage.

NYPD Officer John O’Gorman is the thin blue line between safety and chaos on a heavily trafficked block that is packed with six theaters, including the Minskoff, home of the ever-popular “The Lion King,” and Music Box, host of the hit tuner “Dear Evan Hansen.” Read More

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