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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza:

On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza: “IT’S FABULOUS for me to be compared with Streisand and Minnelli but it might hurt them a little bit!” (The Australian Women’s Weekly, 1977)

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BetteBack April 3, 1975: Bette Midler Corrects A Misunderstanding

Lima News
April 3, 1975

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Bette Midler arranged for Lionel Hampton to have billing on her theater marquee and he was to join her show in Philadelphia, after a slight misunderstanding…

Bette Midler On Experience The Divine: Bette Midler On Looking For Inspiration: Bette Midler On Marriage: “Marriage is a hard proposition and you have to be willing to make sacrifices and to compromise and it has to be worth it.

1995 – Stardust – Tribute To Joe Layton – Bette Midler | BootLeg Betty Read More

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BetteBack April 12, 1975: Bette’s Back Big Time

Emporia Gazette
Bette’s Back
By Craig Zadan
April 12, 1975

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THE CRUSH of bridge chairs forms a circle surrounding a large grand piano which is being pounded into a soulful vamp. Thirteen black gospel singers begin bellowing “Gone at Last,” a new Paul Simon song written just for the occasion, and three of the sleasiest-looking girls this side of Eighth Avenue join them in harmony. As the song builds momentum, a red-haired Lilliputian in clashing purple dance tights and brown knee-high boots skitters across the circle segueing the song into a crisp arrangement of “Higher and Higher.” Arms flailing, body gyrating, she hits the top note and the number climaxes. Read More

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BetteBack March 27, 1975: What Did Bette Mean By Her Cher Joke At The Grammy’s?

Charleston Gazette
March 27, 1975

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Q. ”On the recent Grammy Awards, what did Bette Midler mean when she said Cher gave her the dress she was wearing? ”R.R., Paterson, N.J.

A. Bette was making a small joke .. . she said Cher gave her the dress instead of a solo (Higher And Higher) on Cher’s recent special.

BetteBack January 21, 1990: Bette Midler And Cher To Star In ‘Angry Housewives’ (This Would’ve Been A Hit!)

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Do Gay Men Love, Dislike or Feel Indifferent About Taylor Swift?

Instinct
Do Gay Men Love, Dislike or Feel Indifferent About Taylor Swift?
Instinct Staff | November 12, 2017

Gay men have had their share of female icons in their lives over the course of the past fifty years. Names that come to mind include Barbra Streisand, Cher, Madonna, Bette Midler and more. For my generation, the debate for many years was who did we like more: Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera?

Although those are all still legendary names in the music business, the past couple of years has seen the rise of men in the industry dominating the charts after women like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and more were the ones at the top. Taylor Swift, however,has once again become the diva of the moment and catapulted herself back into the pop stratosphere due to the release of her album Reputation, which is already on track to selling well over a million copies in its first week of release. 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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Thursday, October 19, 2017

On Romance Movies: “Anyway, I don’t like to do romance. I’m interested in things that are bigger than romance.

On Romance Movies: “Anyway, I don’t like to do romance. I’m interested in things that are bigger than romance. I think romance is what keeps everybody down. There’s a place in everyone’s life for it and I know that people long for it, but I think it’s a cheat, because there are other themes that are more powerful. Women are supposed to do romances, not important, metaphysical {films} that deal with questions of morality and intellect.” She pauses. “They (Disney) didn’t think I should do romances? I can do romances. {But} I think you must have a c ertain kind of stature. I don’t think there’s a single person working today that can pull off {a romance}, not in the old sense. Not when you look at Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant together.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler Read More

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Bette Midler’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ Halloween Costume Was One of the Best Ever!

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Bette Midler‘s ‘Hocus PocusHalloween Costume Was One of the Best Ever!
TUE, 03 OCTOBER 2017

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Bette Midler had one of the best Halloween costumes ever when she recreated her look from the 1993 fan favorite film Hocus Pocus at her annual Hulaween party last year! Bette‘s costume earns a place in our 31 Days of Halloween countdown!

In the film, Bette starred as Winifred Sanderson, one of three witches whose goal was to suck the souls out of the children in Salem, MassachusettsSarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy also starred in the film as Winifred’s cohorts. Read More

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at first.

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at first. But now, she’s like this national monument. She should be up on Mount Rushmore.” (1991, Los Angeles Times)

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  • Bette Midler Takes on Carol Channing’s Role in Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (bootlegbetty.com)
  • The Rose (slantmagazine.com)
  • How Tracey Cunningham Went From Bette Midler’s Nanny to Hollywood’s Hair Guru (bootlegbetty.com)
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    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Do Stars Deserve Applause Just for Showing Up?

    Theatermania
    Do Stars Deserve Applause Just for Showing Up?
    Hayley Levitt, Zachary Stewart • Broadway • Oct 2, 2017

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    Everyone knows that you’re supposed to clap at the end of a show, but what are we to make of the still-common practice of applauding stars when they step onstage? Some theatergoers see it as part of the experience, a way to express excitement and appreciation for a major talent. Others believe it to be a distraction that regularly spoils a play’s delicate exposition. TheaterMania critic Hayley Levitt cheers this beloved theatrical tradition, and Zachary Stewart jeers in the following Point-Counterpoint. Read More

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