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Friday, June 30, 2017

‘Freak Show’ tackles cliché with ‘trans-visionary’ grace (featuring Bette Midler)

Daily Californian
THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
Freak Show’ tackles cliché with ‘trans-visionary’ grace
BY SOPHIE-MARIE PRIME

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Editor’s Note: The arts and entertainment department is adjusting its grading scale from a letter-grade system to a numeric score out of 5. This change is intended to increase accuracy and consistency between reviews.

Director Trudie Styler described “Freak Show” as a “story of resistance” — and that’s right on the mark. Adapted from the James St. James novel of the same name, the film follows queer teen Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther of “The Imitation Game” fame). Lawther’s performance is spell-binding and genuine — Billy is radiant in extravagant costumes and possesses unapologetic confidence to boot. Read More

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Donald Trump’s long history of disparaging women’s appearances

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Donald Trump’s long history of disparaging women’s appearances
By Andrew Kaczynski and Nathan McDermott, CNN
Updated 4:12 PM ET, Thu June 29, 2017

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(CNN)Donald Trump’s tweet Thursday attacking MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski is just the latest in a long line of disparaging jabs he has hurled at prominent women.

The President referred to Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and said she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when she came to visit him around New Year’s Eve. His tweet, which drew swift and widespread condemnation, fits into a larger pattern for Trump, who has a history of viciously going after women’s appearances and mental health. During the campaign, he called then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly “crazy” and described her during the first GOP presidential debate as having “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”He also tweeted out an unflattering photo of Ted Cruz‘s wife, Heidi Cruz, and threatened to “spill the beans” about her without explaining what that meant. But his pattern of behavior was put on its most public display years before he campaigned for president. During his long-running feud with comedian Rosie O’Donnell in the mid-2000s, Trump repeatedly ridiculed O’Donnell for her weight and once even attacked her for her struggle with depression. “She announced last week that she suffers from depression,” Trump told an audience at the Learning Annex in 2007. “They called me for a comment, and rather than saying ‘I have no comment’ or ‘isn’t that too bad oh, that’s so bad,’ I said, ‘I think I can cure her depression,’ — most of you heard this. ‘If she stopped looking in the mirror, I think she’d stop being so depressed.'” In the same speech, Trump said it was “politically correct bullshit” that people would not call O’Donnell fat. “This slob, now I’m not allowed to use the word fat. They say, ‘he used the fat word.’ I know much worse words,” he said. “It’s funny, I called her a degenerate, I called her the worst things, nobody cared.” He added, “But I go on the Today Show and Meredith Vieira, ‘Donald is it true?’ — this is like two weeks ago I was supposed to talking about The Apprentice. She said, ‘Is it true that you called Rosie crude?’ I said, ‘no, I called her a degenerate. I didn’t call her crude, it’s not strong enough.’ She goes, ‘But did you call her fat?’ I said, ‘Let me ask you a question Meredith. Is she fat?’ ‘I’d rather not comment.’ Can you believe this bullshit? This is politically correct bullshit, OK?” O’Donnell would go on to describe Trump’s attacks on her as “the most bullying I ever experienced in my life,” telling People magazine in 2014: “It was national, and it was sanctioned societally. Whether I deserved it is up to your own interpretation.” Over the years, Trump would make some of his most disparaging comments about women on “The Howard Stern Show.” Discussing actress Nicollette Sheridan in 2005, Trump said, “A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.” He also attacked model-turned-reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith’s lips days in a 2007 episode after her death, saying, “It is the most disgusting thing to look at these big fat pumped up tires.” On Twitter, Trump has lashed out at media executive Arianna Huffington, tweeting in 2012, “.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.” In 2015, he hit her again, tweeting, “How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name?” In 2012, also on Twitter, Trump went after singer Cher, writing, “.@cher–I don’t wear a ‘rug’—it’s mine. And I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn’t work.” Trump also said it was a double standard that actress Bette Midler could talk about his hair, but he couldn’t attack her “ugly face or body.” “.@BetteMidler talks about my hair but I’m not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body — so I won’t. Is this a double standard?” he asked on Twitter in 2012. “While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct,” he added in another tweet. And when he was live-tweeting the Oscars in 2014, Trump

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Bette Midler Has the Best Twitter, Complete with Trump Jokes, Kardashian Jabs and Hocus Pocus Memes

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Bette Midler Has the Best Twitter, Complete with Trump Jokes, Kardashian Jabs and Hocus Pocus Memes
by Emilia Petrarca
June 11, 2017 2:49 pm

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t’s no secret that Bette Midler has a big mouth, and in the best way. The 71-year-old Oscar- nominated actress and Grammy-winning singer has made a career shouting from rooftops—she quite literally played Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway in the 1960s, and is currently starring in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, which gained her a Best Actress nomination at Sunday night’s Tony Awards. Read More

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Tony winner Bette Midler says she lost 30 pounds from ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Bette Midler says she’s lost 30 pounds starring in “Hello, Dolly!”

Bette Midler says she’s lost 30 pounds starring in “Hello, Dolly!”

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Hello Dolly” not only snagged Bette Midler a Tony – it helped her shed 30 pounds too.The 70-year-old actress, who delighted the audience at Radio City Music Hall Sunday night with her rambling speech that included a bleep for profanity, revealed her uber-producer Scott Rudin nagged her to take on the iconic role as socialite-turned-matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi that certainly kept her on her feet.“It’s a very, very tough schedule and I’m a woman of a certain age,” she joked. “I’m at death’s door so I wasn’t really keen to put these dancing shoes on again but he made it sound as though I had missed something in life and I would be a changed person from this experience and indeed I have been,” she told reporters.

“I lost 30 pounds, for starters,” Midler continued.

Bette Midler refuses to be played off at Tonys

“The Rose” star and self-proclaimed loner also admitted she unexpectedly gained a few friends in the Broadway community: “I wasn’t prepared for that. I was struck by it,” she said.

Bette Midler delighted the crowd with her Tony acceptance speech.

Bette Midler delighted the crowd with her Tony acceptance speech.

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Midler, who has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump on Twitter, did not hold back saying that taking on Dolly Levi has been “life-changing” and “life-affirming” because of the “democracy, optimism and color” that the show offers. Read More

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Blame Bette for Martha Elbowing Me to Protect Joe’s Honor

Daily Beast
Blame Bette for Martha Elbowing Me to Protect Joe’s Honor
HARRY SIEGEL
05.25.17

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“Past is fucking prologue,” Roger Stone likes to say, but this isn’t a story about him.

It’s a story about Joe Lieberman, and why—to the best of my recollection—Martha Stewart elbowed me to defend his honor. Thanks for nothing, Bette Midler.

So, 2000, the year we got a taste of what could happen when a Democrat wins the popular vote but not the presidency. Al Gore tapped Lieberman, a certified scold from the Tipper Gore school, as his running mate in no small part to signify that there’d be no unconstitutional intercourse from a ticket with him on top. Read More

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bette Midler could have a shock new role planned for 2020

Starts At 60
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May 17, 2017
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Bette Midler‘s made no secret of her disdain for Donald Trump.

We’ve seen her sing, dance and act her socks off, but Bette Midler for US President?

Don’t rule it out. The sassy showbiz legend has gone into meltdown on Twitter over what’s being reported as President Donald Trump’s latest blunder – giving US state secrets to Russia.

Midler asked where all the great White House advisers had gone, naming some of the most celebrated men to have advised presidents in the past, including Clark Clifford and James Baker, and it was all in capitals, just to underline how infuriated she was. Read More

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bette Midler: I’d ‘make a better president … and I’m about clueless!’

The Hill
Bette Midler: I’d ‘make a better president … and I’m about clueless!’
BY JUDY KURTZ – 05/16/17 01:41 PM EDT

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Bette Midler says even though she’s “about clueless,” she thinks she’d “make a better president” than Donald Trump.

The 71-year-old, currently starring in a Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!” and a vocal critic of the commander in chief, took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast Trump following a bombshell report that he disclosed classified intelligence information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador during a White House meeting last week. Read More

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

1976 – Bette, Elton, Cher, and Flip Wilson in the year 2025 -The Cher Show

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