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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

A Message From Miss M And Her Good Friend, Roseanne Cash, Concerning Gun Violence

Mister D: I received this newsletter from Bette Midler’s people, and I think she circulated it on Twitter, too. It’s a call to action concerning the gun violence in our country. It was written by one of Ms. Midler’s best friends, singer-songwriter Roseanne Cash. Please give it a read and if you can help support one of the organizations listed at the bottom of the newsletter.

Dear friends,

I grieve along with the entire country at the completely senseless death of 17 people, mostly kids, on Valentines’s Day in Florida. We have become so immune to school shootings, and mass shootings in general, that we express outrage, sadness, we post our opinions on social media, then… we move on. Until the next one. Repeat. Politicians offer ‘thoughts and prayers.’ NOTHING CHANGES.

I’ve been an advocate against gun violence for over twenty years — serving on boards of organizations devoted to protecting children from gun violence, writing essays, doing benefits and charity events— but something snapped in me this time. I couldn’t sleep. Couldn’t stop crying. I felt overwhelmed with shame, that there are no adults protecting our children from being massacred at school, that we accept this. Well, I don’t accept it.

I think about those kids: taking a test, practicing sports, maybe waiting for a college acceptance after they had worked so hard on their application, looking forward to a prom, falling in love. All with real futures, like the ones we dream of for our own kids. Gone. And all their families shattered forever. Forever. That’s it— you don’t get over having your child’s body torn apart by a military-style assault weapon.

Don’t tell me anymore that it’s a ‘mental illness’ problem or that the shooter had ‘bad parenting’. It’s a GUN PROBLEM. We have the same rate of mental illness and bad parenting as every other wealthy, developed country and yet we are the only country where this regularly happens. No citizen should be able to own an AR-15, the weapon of choice for mass shooters. How is it possible that a disturbed 19 year old, who cannot even buy alcohol legally, can walk into a store and buy this weapon, designed only to inflict the maximum toll on human life, with total ease? What kind of country allows this? Only the United States. The Second Amendment does not guarantee your right to own your own military-style arsenal. We have a gun murder rate 25 times higher than peer nations. I am sick of hearing ‘if the teachers had been armed…’. Please. Shall we all be forced to become individual paramilitary forces? What about my right NOT to own a gun? Should a first-grade teacher keep an assault rifle in her desk, next to the crayons and gold stickers, and whip it out when a shooter bursts into the room? What kind of fantasy world is that? A nightmare.

We are the grownups in the room.

That kid in Florida who looked in the camera and said “We’re children! You’re the adults, so do something!” cut me to the bone. They are our responsibility and we roll the dice every time we send them out the door, and it’s our fault. It doesn’t have to be like this.

My children’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness trumps your right to own an arsenal of military-style weapons.

I am a single-issue voter and you can bet I am going to do everything I can to vote the politicians who are beholden to the gun lobby, who take vast amounts of money from the NRA and other pro-gun lobbying groups, OUT OF OFFICE.

Join me.

Peace.

Rosanne Cash
p.s. I support these groups. They can help mobilize your instinct for change:

giffords.org
stophandgunviolence.org 
everytown.org 
momsdemandaction.org
sandyhookpromise.org
bradycampaign.org

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Freak Show Estimated DVD Release Dates In Canada, US, And Great Britain

On DVD Releases
February 8, 2018

In the United States and Canada released in theaters on January 12, 2018; our estimated dvd or blu-ray release date is April or May 2018. Netflix and Redbox dates are not available at this time.

And from Fandango:

There is no official release date for the Freak Show DVD and/or Blu-ray yet. Based on the average time between opening day and home entertainment releases, our unofficial estimate is around June 2018.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

On Singing: “It’s much harder than acting. Recording is just torture.

On Singing: “It’s much harder than acting. Recording is just torture. You obsess over every note and every track and every instrument and it’s like being in a dark – this is why I would never be a director – you are in a dark room for months on end and all you have is takeout food. I just couldn’t stand the process of making records, and I think it showed that I was in despair.” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

On Pretty Woman: “Pretty Woman” stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and they “were utterly adorable together, but that wasn’t romance. That was a fantasy.

On Pretty Woman: “Pretty Woman” stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and they “were utterly adorable together, but that wasn’t romance. That was a fantasy. That was a selfish little boy with a tawdry little girl. They weren’t grown-up people, they were just two children. Ingrid and Cary, that’s grown-up… . (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Another week, another shattered record left in Bette Midler’s wake. Yawn.

Forbes
The Band’s Visit‘ Starts Strong On Broadway As Bette Midler Breaks Yet Another Record
By Lee Seymour , CONTRIBUTOR
OCT 17, 2017

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Another week, another shattered record left in Bette Midler’s wake. Yawn.

The Tony winner propelled Hello, Dolly! to a new high for the Shubert Theater, grossing $2.37 million. Don’t get me wrong: I’m grateful for the traffic, but coming up with new ways to say how great Ms. Midler is each week becoming an exercise in seriously creative syntax malleability. She’s back where she belongs – who else is arriving? Read More

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Trudie Styler Named Capri, Hollywood Person of the Year; This Will Launch Her Directorial Debut, “Freak Show” (Bette Midler)

The Hollywood Reporter
Trudie Styler Named Capri, Hollywood Person of the Year
3:20 AM PDT 10/10/2017 by Ariston Anderson

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Trudie Styler

Oscar winner Alessandro Bertolazzi will chair the 22nd edition of the festival.

Trudie Styler has been named Capri, Hollywood’s person of the year for her work as a human rights and environmental activist. Style will be presented with the award on Nov. 1 at an event in Rome to launch her directorial debut Freak Show.

Styler is also slated to serve as chair of the jury for Rome Film Fest’s Alice Nella Citta sidebar, which is geared toward younger audiences. Freak Show, based on the novel by James St. James about a bullied teenager, will screen as a special event during the festivities. Read More

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and said what he had to say.

On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and said what he had to say. But I think everyone pretending that it didn’t exist the last 10 years was absolutely criminal. I mean how could the government allow that to happen? If it had been 129,000 little white children {who died}, you can bet they would have raised a stink. You say to yourself, `Is that how the government’s going to treat me if I don’t fall into the category they cherish?’ Who are the people they like? Business people? White business people? What kind of a suit do you have to wear to get by? It’s just absolutely astonishing that nobody came forward,” says Midler, removing her glasses to dry her tears. (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler Read More

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On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures

On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures. “They instinctively understand everything. They know their role, they know what the planet means, they’re not careless. They’re the best creatures and all the way up until high school they’re smarter than the boys. So what I want to know is what happens when they’re 12 that the guys suddenly take over?” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Friday, October 13, 2017

I want Sophie digging in the yard. I want my child to love the earth, to be able to call the birds if she wants to.

“I want Sophie digging in the yard. I want my child to love the earth, to be able to call the birds if she wants to. I don’t want her to get dressed up in spandex, tease her hair and put eye makeup on at age 6. I don’t want my child to be a little version of me. I love my kid.”(The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

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Celeb Tweets On Tom Petty

The Green Room
Celeb Tweets
By Sameen Amer
October 13, 2017

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Thomas Earl Petty (20 October 1950 – 2 October 2017)

Elton John (@eltonofficial): Tom Petty’s music and songs are timeless. He was a wonderful writer, musician, and singer. Irreplaceable and unique. #RIPTomPetty

Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain): So sad to hear of the passing of Tom
Petty. Such an incredible, inspiring artist. I’ll treasure fond memories of our time spent together this past summer. <3

Rob Lowe (@RobLowe): Tom Petty was on my Mount Rushmore of rock heroes. The writing, the voice, the band. HeartBROKEN. Read More

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