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From Sexting to Social Good: Pro-LGBT Snapchat Campaign Fights Transphobic HB2 in North Carolina

Stuart Symington | Posted 05.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Stuart Symington

HB2 cannot become a cancerous model that spreads throughout the country, or even one referenced abroad as a way to justify even more extreme forms of discrimination against the already marginalized LGBT community.

Beyonce Was Basically The Mayor Of The Met Gala

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment

On Monday night, Beyoncé blessed the Metropolitan Museum steps with her presence at this year's Met Gala, where she slayed the red carpet in a latex ...

Bette Midler Couldn't Help But Joke About Justin Bieber's Latest Nude Pic

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.28.2016 | Entertainment

In an unexpected twist, 50-something years into her career, it appears Bette Midler has become the foremost authority on celebrity nude photos. The 7...

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

Bette Midler Sends Racy Underwear Tweet To Kim K For Charity

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment

Bette Midler just can't leave Kim Kardashian alone. The 70-year-old continued to tweet at the reality star, this time asking Kardashian to essentiall...

Kim K Fires Back At Haters Bette Midler And Chloë Grace Moretz

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.08.2016 | Entertainment

It's particularly trendy these days for celebrities to preach about feminism and women's empowerment -- that is until they inevitably prove how little...

Real Vinyl: In The Studio With Dylan, Jagger, Sinatra and More

Glenn Berger, PhD | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Glenn Berger, PhD

The new HBO series, Vinyl, produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, brings back to life the legendary New York music scene of the 1970s. I was luc...

What Other Actresses Auditioned for the Hello Dolly! Revival? Christine Pedi Knows

Victor Legrá | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Victor Legrá

With news of a fresh revival of Hello Dolly! starring the one and only Bette Midler coming to Broadway spring 2017, video footage surfaced featuring o...

Aisle View: Hello, Bette!

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Hello, Dolly!--which turned fifty in 2014--is coming back to the lights of 44th Street (or thereabouts) in the spring of 2017, with the outsized title role essayed by the outsized Bette Midler.

Justin Bieber Doesn't Know Who Bette Midler Is

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.05.2015 | Entertainment

Let's travel back to the frenzy surrounding the nude photos of Justin Bieber on vacation. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. One of...

'Hocus Pocus' Cast Reunites In Nostalgia-Filled Instagram Pic

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment

Remember those three kids who (spoiler alert) vanquished the Sanderson sisters at the end of "Hocus Pocus?" Well, they grew up, spent Halloween togeth...

Uh Oh! SJP Says 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel Might Not Be A Reality

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment

All the "Hocus Pocus" sequel talk might've put a spell on us a little too soon. Fans have been buzzing about the possibility for a long time, and star...

Bette Midler Jokes 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel Is Delayed Due To 'Trouble Finding A Virgin'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment

If for some reason you're not following Bette Midler on social media (why not?), now is the time to start. Midler, who starred in the now classic sup...

Here's The 'Hocus Pocus' Remake You Never Knew You Wanted

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 10.12.2015 | Entertainment

Something "ratchet" this way comes. Todrick Hall, the former "American Idol" contestant and famed Beyoncé medley master, has taken aim at the belove...

Watch Amy Poehler Belt Out Bette Midler's 'The Rose,' Further Proving She Is Superwoman

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

What can't Amy Poehler do at this point? Nothing, apparently. Poehler joined Jack Black on Saturday for a cover of the classic Bette Midler ballad "Th...

The Rock Totally Shuts Down A Mean Tweet, Live

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 09.24.2015 | Comedy

Can you smell what The Rock is tweeting? Dwayne Johnson joined Bette Midler and Liam Neeson on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to read "Mean Tweets" on the spot ...

Bette Midler's Daughter Looks Just Like Her Now

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 09.17.2015 | Entertainment

Bette Midler and her daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, sat in the front row of the Marchesa show on Wednesday night during New York Fashion Week. As Peo...

Remembering Vito, 25 Years Later: Vito Russo, the Visual Arts and AIDS

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Vito Russo, the legendary gay and AIDS activist whose achievements have already earned him a biography and several film documentaries, is best known as the author of The Celluloid Closet and as a co-founder of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

My Bette Midler Playlist -- Top 10 Classics

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.02.2015 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

To accompany My Bette Midler Story, I thought it would be nice to put together a playlist of my favorite Bette Midler songs. Many of you, I'm sure, kn...

My Bette Midler Story

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

Some of you who follow me on social media may have seen a picture or two of me with Bette Midler and wondered, How did that happen? How did she get to...

Lessons from My Grandmother, And Joe Franklin, In How to Be More Human

John Bredin | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
John Bredin

Despite her amazing "real life fairy tale" theatrical roots in America, my grandmother, who nurtured a lifelong dream to be a singer, never became famous. She did sing to me as a child, however, and, just as crucially, made space for me. Humane space.

Films Chosen Not Just Picked

Tara Fass | Posted 05.04.2016 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

For those of you who don't know about this self-described red-hot mama, Ms. Tucker was a unique singer, racy comedienne, and fashion icon, known for her outrageous costumes and blue repartee.

6 Secrets Of 'Badass Babes' Who Never Age

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

You know when you have entered the realm of the Badass Babe when you have finally figured out that you only have to answer to yourself. You have stopped worrying about showing your upper arms in public, putting a purple streak in your hair, and frankly what other people think.

Melissa Manchester Still Loving the Life

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 06.07.2015 | Entertainment
Dustin Fitzharris

From "Midnight Blue" to "Come in From the Rain," Melissa Manchester has written and sung songs that have touched hearts around the world. Now for the first time in 11 years the Grammy Award-winning star is back with a new album called You Gotta Love the Life.

Something for the Boys

George Heymont | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Hindsight may not always be 20/20 but, in certain situations, it can be revelatory. Think back 25 years to 1990, when two major Hollywood studios (Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox) had big-budget movie musicals in development.