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Monday, March 5, 2018

The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category – Bette Midler Proves It In One Segment

The Washington Post
The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category
By Dan Zak
March 2 at 1:42 PM

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Phil Collins grasps his Oscar in 2000; Robin Williams performs “Blame Canada” the same year; Mariah Carey, left, and Whitney Houston perform “When You Believe” in 1999; and, from left, Peter Allen, Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager claim their shared prize in 1982. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images; Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images; Clary/AFP/Getty Images; ABC/Getty Images)

Remember when Ann Reinking lip-synced — and danced to — “Against All Odds,” the No. 1 hit by Phil Collins from the movie of the same name, at the Academy Awards in 1985? No?

It was nearly five minutes of theatrical fog, odd lunges and wide-eyed emoting, and Collins had to watch the slow-motion oddity from his seat. The academy wanted a “variety” of entertainers to perform the nominees for best original song, so it didn’t enlist the English rocker, then at the peak of his career. Read More

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Audio Only And Links To Projects: Singer Songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman On Bette Midler

Mister D: Here is a dear songwriter friend of Bette, Beth Nielsen Chapman (Color Of Roses) speaking about Bette. I fitinally met Ms. Chapman, who lives in Nashville, where I do. I took a songwriting class she was teaching. She was excellent, but I never wrote shit. Just don’t have it in me. introduced myself, and she already knew who I was through my website. I thought that was pretty exciting. She said others knew about it because sometimes I promoted their work when they worked with Bette. So it was a good experience and it proved to me I was doing what I set out to do…promote Bette, but all the songwriters and musicians that helped in some way to get her as far as possible in her career. Read More

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Monday, January 22, 2018

When Versace raised money for AIDS; Interesting Article; Brief Bette Midler Mention

Los Angeles Blade
When Versace raised money for AIDS
January 11, 2018 at 9:27 am PST | by Karen Ocamb

The family of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace is not happy with gay producer Ryan Murphy’s latest endeavor, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” a 9-episode anthology that premiers Wednesday, Jan. 17 on FX. In particular, they are angry that the series suggests Versace was HIV-positive when he was murdered by gay hustler Andrew Cunanan on the steps of his South Miami Beach mansion on July 15, 1997. Read More

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Book review: Sticky Fingers describes Rolling Stone founder’s dirty deeds; Bette Midler Was Interviewed For The Book

Financial Review
Book review: Sticky Fingers describes Rolling Stone founder’s dirty deeds
by Michael Bailey
Jan 12 2018

Bette and Martin with Jann Wenner

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Sticky Fingers is an exhaustively researched, remarkably candid biography of Jann Wenner, who 50 years ago started the world’s first newspaper to take rock’n’roll seriously, and last month sold most of his family’s remaining stake for $US50 million. Read More

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Flashback Medley – The Cher Special 1975 – Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, and Flip Wilson #bettemidler #cher #eltonjohn #flipwilson #motownmedley

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BetteBack June 30, 1975: People Magazine Interview Regarding “Clams”

People Magazine
Bette Midler Returns In Tacky Triumph
June 30, 1975
By Patricia Burstein

In a blue-and-white smock with red sandals coordinating her Bicentennial look, the star shimmied along New York’s 42nd Street on a recent afternoon. Some of the drifters and drunks recognized and swooped down on her, and she fluttered her fingers in self-­defense. She slunk past a peep show window, then nipped into an alley. A second later her bright red head popped out – the hand clutching the throat is her own, in the classic strangulation bit of vaudeville. “I wouldn’t say I invented tack,” Bette Midler observed, nasally, “but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.” Though meant as a self-effacing remark, it is true. Her virtual one-woman Broadway show this season has been the biggest hit by a solo artist since she herself last brightened the Great White Way in 1973. Read More

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

BetteBack February 12, 1975: Bette Midler Wants A Certain Someone To Tour With Her

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BetteBack February 8, 1975: What To Expect On The Cher Special

Hillsdale Daily News
February 8, 1975

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Music: Elton John sings hit version of the Beatle’s song “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” ; Bette Midler sings “Higher And Higher”; Bette Midler playing Sleeping Beauty and Elton John playing the Lone Ranger; dressed in girdles, garter belts and boas, Cher and Bette Midler camp it up in a medley that includes”I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate” and “Put The Blame On Mame” ; and, in another medley, Cher, Bette, Elton and Flip Wilson highlight the hour with “Mockingbird” “Proud Mary “Ainâ’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Never – Can Say Goodbye” Read More

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Monday, July 17, 2017

BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

San Mateo Times
February 6, 1975

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There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his “Sonny Comedy Hour” he missed Cher.

The absence of Cher was one of the real reasons for the show failing to make it through the season.

Not only did Sonny’s show lack writing, it lacked comedy.

Next Wednesday night, Cher will try it on her own. This show, a special designed to kick off her new series, came off much better than did Sonny’s solo venture in television.

It was the presence of Cher that made the old “Sonny and Cher Show” a success. The girl can wear clothes like a high fashion model. Read More

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

BetteBack January 19, 1975: What Happened After The Cher Special Taping?

Lubbock Avalanche Journal
January 19, 1975

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When Cher Bono wrapped up taping her first CBS-TV special, she with her steady, David Geffen (and don’t let anyone tell you differently) took off with the likes of none other than her first show guests, Elton John (In kilts and ruffles and of course, with his famous white framed glasses), Bette Midler in drab, and Richard Chamberlain along with a party of “intimates” and entourage to such a port of entertainment as Studio One in West Hollywood. They all danced together and then caught impressionist Lynn Carter
on stage in the Back Lot. What made it amazing was that many of the people crowding the big place didn’t recognize the stars. The put down was when a few did, they were rather sneered at by the Divine Miss M (whom they all apparently adored) and ignored by EJ (Mr. Music Super Star). Happily most were charmed by Chamberlain’s shyness and won over by Cher’s smiles and David’s congeniality. Read More

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