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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Susan Sarandon Does A Little Digging And Planting For Bette Midler’s NYRP

Times Ledger
Susan Sarandon returns home to Queens to plant trees
By Naeisha Rose
MAY 10, 2018

Susan Sarandon, Planting Trees

Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon came back to Queens to help plant trees in Jamaica Saturday.

The actress, who was born in Jackson Heights, appeared in collaboration with the New York Restoration Project, and NYC Film Green Saturday to plant 20 fruit trees she donated at NYCHA’s South Jamaica Houses in Jamaica.

In 2015, NYRP helped South Jamaica Houses grow a small garden into a large and vibrant community space through the Gardens for the City program, which lends materials, labor, and support to neighborhoods throughout the city. In the last three years, residents have grown tomatoes, sweet potatoes and kale and shared it with elderly residents living in the houses. Read More

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Highly-Rated Celebrity Charities: Volume 2

Charity Navigator Blog
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 

Last July, we shared a list of five highly-rated charities founded by some of your favorite celebrities. We’re back with another list of great organizations started by a few familiar faces!

Keep reading to learn more about what George Clooney, Dolly Parton, Michael J. Fox, Bette Midler, and Jay-Z are passionate about and how they’re turning that into action.

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Not On Our Watch is committed to robust advocacy and research in support of global human rights. Drawing upon figures with powerful voices, we develop projects and campaigns that bring global attention to forgotten international crises. We target mass media and global policy-makers. We encourage governing bodies to take meaningful, immediate action to protect the vulnerable and create consequences for the perpetrators of war crimes and thir accomplices. Drawing on our history of providing humanitarian assistance, we now focus on addressing root causes to help bring an end to complex conflicts in the regions of the world not typically prioritized by the international community. Read More

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

BetteBack April 24, 1975: It’s a glossier Bette Midler who’s back in the Big Apple (‘Clams’)

Middletown Times Herald
April 24, 1975

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NEW YORKBette Midler, the tackiest girl in town, has come home to roost at the tackiest theater on Broadway, the Minskoff. She opened last week with her “Clams on the Half Shell Revue,” and proved that it’s oysters that produce pearls, not clams.

The show begins with the overture from “Oklahoma!” — which is not a bad way to open a show. At least it once worked quite well for “Oklahoma!? It then moves straight into a scene from “Showboat.” Read More

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Bette Midler’s got a fashion problem plenty of ladies can relate to

Starts At 60
Bette Midler’s got a fashion problem plenty of ladies can relate to
STARTS AT 60 WRITERS NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Bette Midler

Bette Midler’s a mega-successful singer and actress, but no matter how successful you are, it seems you have the same little insecurities as everyone else.

The 71-year-old happily admits it herself.

Taking to Twitter, she revealed the fashion problem she has during winter … and anyone with assets like hers is sure to relate.

The good news for Midler is, chunky sweaters are in, for those countries about to see their cooler months. It’s a look that is being worn by many celebrities. Even better, you can wear them casually with a pair of jeans or dress them up a long skirt, with tights and boots.

Not that is would worry Midler anyway. She’s not known for following the fashion set anyway – she’s more of a statement kind of girl. 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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Monday, August 7, 2017

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical.

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical. And optimistic. The music was very optimistic and upbeat. The ballads were sometimes sad, but you knew things were going to turn out in the end. The music wasn’t bleak. This was before Bob Dylan, you know. – Bette Midler

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people standing The best album of every year since 2000, according to critics (businessinsider.com) Review: It’s The Girls – A Musical Joyride (bootlegbetty.com)

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

BetteBack January 30, 2000: Susann’s success a great filmgoing treat

The Boston Herald
January 30, 2000 | Schaefer, Stephen

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ISN’T SHE GREAT, Bette Midler, 2000, (c)MCA

It’s easy to be dismissive of the writing of Jacqueline Susann. Easy and, well, probably called for.

But the “Valley of the Dolls” author’s impact on the entertainment industry is not so easily dismissed. In some ways, she changed the way entertainment product – from books to films – is sold to the public.

Isn’t She Great,” a new film featuring Bette Midler as Susann, initially presents her as glamorous but unfulfilled. As the film begins, she is a woman undaunted by her life of continual failure – as a playwright, actress, quiz-show panelist and product demonstrator. She remains determined, despite the odds, to become famous. Read More

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Performances Save ‘Great’

The Cincinnati Post (Cincinnati, OH)
January 28, 2000

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Early on in ”Isn’t She Great,” the perpetually struggling Jacqueline Susann – apparently the most incurable showbiz wannabe since Lucy Ricardo – gets a pep talk from her best girlfriend.

Keep at it, the woman advises. Send out those headshots, go out for those auditions, and one day you’re bound to make it. After all, she points out, ”Talent isn’t everything.”

She’s right about that. Just look at ”Isn’t She Great.” Read More

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Friday, June 23, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Great? Not by a Long Shot

The Washington Post
January 28, 2000 | Desson Howe

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I SLOGGED my way through a blizzard to watch this?

Isn’t She Great,” a woefully ungreat biopic about trash-writing queen Jacqueline Susann, is definitely not worth braving any weather for.

Although Bette Midler, who plays “Valley of the Dolls” author Jackie-S, proves to be an amusing live wire at times, and although screenwriter Paul Rudnick (who co-wrote “AddamsFamily Values”) has a wicked talent for drag-queen-culture one-liners, this movie slumps endlessly through the Valley of the Dulls. Read More

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: “Isn’t She Great,” played in steamroller-diva style by Bette Midler

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
January 28, 2000 | Covert, Colin

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Didn’t she grate? What the midi skirt was to fashion, what the Village People were to music, what Rod McKuen was to verse, Jacqueline Susann‘s trashy potboilers were to the American novel: inexplicable relics of the 1970s whose main entertainment value today is provoking a chuckle at garage sales.

Susann chronicled the lives of pill-popping, bed-hopping, scenery-gnawing actresses and models in such classics as “Valley of the Dolls,” “The Love Machine” and “Once is Not Enough.” Now she’s back as the heroine of a camp biopic, “Isn’t She Great,” played in steamroller-diva style by Bette Midler. Read More

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