Tag Archives: Pop music

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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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bette Midler On Pop Music: “In the early days of rock and roll everybody was real.

Bette Midler On Pop Music: “In the early days of rock and roll everybody was real. But the bigger the business got, when the corporations swallowed up all the record companies, they all got scared. There’s no rough edges on pop music anymore…and there’s no soul.” (Boca Raton, March 13, 1983)

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bette Midler On Pop Music: “You know what makes me the craziest?

Bette Midler On Pop Music: “You know what makes me the craziest? It’s the homogenization in the record industry today. There are no surprises. They’re giving us a flat presentation and calling that entertainment.” (Boca Raton, March 13, 1983) – Bette Midler

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Well, whatever strictures there were have fallen apart.

[on what she perceives as the ‘pornification’ of pop music] Well, whatever strictures there were have fallen apart. And now it’s whatever you feel like doing you can do. I mean, apparently people really like to pretend they’re having sex. They really like to slap each other’s butts. [My advice?] Trust your talent. You don’t have to make a whore of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t. – Bette Midler

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

[on what she perceives as the ‘pornification’ of pop music] “Well, whatever strictures there were have fallen apart…”

[on what she perceives as the ‘pornification’ of pop music] “Well, whatever strictures there were have fallen apart. And now it’s whatever you feel like doing you can do. I mean, apparently people really like to pretend they’re having sex. They really like to slap each other’s butts. [My advice?] Trust your talent. You don’t have to make a whore of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t.”

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

BetteBack Review November 29, 1991: For The Boys – Washington Post

Washington Post
November 29, 1991

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Sprawling over five decades and three wars in a swift 2 1/2 hours, “For the Boys” is a movie whose reach exceeds its grasp. But these days, any movie that actually strives for something besides box-office bucks should be commended. At once sentimental and cynical, “For the Boys” has heart and guts, all the period polish $30 million can buy and a Movie Star-scale performance by Bette Midler, who has been trying to bring this moving story to the screen for years. Read More

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BetteBack Review November 29, 1991: The movie is worth seeing solely for Ms. Midler’s amazing versatility as an entertainment machine

Altoona Mirror
November 29, 1991

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For the first hour, “For the Boys” is ,a dazzling musical comedy that displays Bette Midler‘s gifts as none of her movies have.

Unfortunately, the movie is two hours and 15 minutes long. ‘

Although the movie is wildly uneven, there is enough showbiz story to find enough scenes of Ms. Midler staging to make this ambitious film worth watching — at least for fans ofMs. Midler’s undeniable.talent.

For the Boys” is a sweeping musical comedy that follows the careers bf,two showbiz archtypes —the jovial comic Eddie Sparks (James Caan) and the feisty singer Dixie Leonard (Ms. Midler) —across three wars. Modeled on Bob Hope and probably Martha Raye, these characters are familiar but somehow alien to ‘many moviegoers, whose experience with war stretches back only to the decidedly non-popular conflict in Vietnam. Read More

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Marilyn Monroe Quotes She Didn’t Say, But Gets Credit For Anyway

International Business Times
Marilyn Monroe Quotes She Didn’t Say, But Gets Credit For Anyway
By Maria Vultaggio
June 01 2015 4:09 PM EDT

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With all of the things Marilyn Monroe supposedly said, she might be better known as a motivational speaker than a sex symbol. The actress, who would have turned 89 years old Monday, tragically died at the age of 36.

Since then, fascination with Monroe has failed to subside– even fifty years after her untimtely death– and she’s been credited with more saying more than a dozen famous quotes. The only problem is that she didn’t say most of the things people said she did, Buzzfeed and New York Magazine wrote. Some of the most common quotes and phrases have been shared below, along with the true author/speaker: Read More

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Pop Music Being Played At More Funerals Than Hymns

The Guardian
Pop music replaces hymns at two-thirds of funerals, Co-op survey finds
Frank Sinatra’s My Way remains funeral favourite for seventh year running, with Always Look on the Bright Side at number 13
October 14, 2012

Pop music has replaced hymns at two-thirds of British funerals, a survey from Co-operative Funeralcare has found. Pop was the number one request at more than 30,000 funerals over the past 12 months, and only 4% of mourners requested classical music.

My Way by Frank Sinatra remained the favourite for a record seventh year running, requested at 15% of funerals. It was last usurped in 2002, by Bette Midler‘s Wind Beneath My Wings. Read More

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Monday, August 23, 2010

“Sweet Jesus” Is Bette In This Movie?

Press Release Source: Interscope Records On Monday August 23, 2010, 6:00 am EDT

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ — Already a massive star in her native U.K., with one million singles sold, two No. 1 hits, and three No. 1 Airplay records to her credit, soulful pop singer and actress Pixie Lott is set to unleash her sizable talent Stateside this summer. Interscope Records will release Lott’s debut U.S. single, “Boys and Girls,” via all digital service providers on August 24th. Read More

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