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Bette Middler at The Geffen; "Parfunerie" at Wallis!

Jay Weston | Posted 02.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The live theatre scene in Los Angles is alive and well. All over town dramatic stage performances are springing up, and the prospects of seeing a ...

Hollywood Will Pay Anything to Be 'Eaten Last' by Bette Midler... Lindsay Lohan's Lovely Yams (No, I Really Mean Yams!)

Liz Smith | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

We all know the kind of "selfies" Lindsay Lohan has made a habit of sharing over the years. I'd like to see Hollywood take her seriously again, and give her another chance in movies. But for now, her luscious yams and a clean and sober lifestyle are just fine.

Bette Midler Loves 'Hocus Pocus' As Much As You Do

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

Bette Midler loves "Hocus Pocus" as much as you. Midler, better known as Winnifred Sanderson, stopped by "Katie" this week and told host Katie Cour...

Conversations With Gary Numan, Katey Sagal and Los Lobos' Steve Berlin, Plus a Shelby Lynne Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I don't feel that electronic music is "my thing." I know it's what I've done all my life, but I still feel slightly removed from it somehow. But I think it's good for music in general.'

Jaywalking in L.A.!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Celebrating 'Rodeo de los Caballos' on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills photo by Jay W. The first event in the year-long celebration of the city ...

Giffords' gun group to return Bette Midler foundation donation

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

They were modest contributions considering the group raised $6.6 million in the first half of 2013 -- more than any other super PAC. But they were also strictly prohibited by the Internal Revenue Service.

19 Different Divas Sing 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart'

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

This is Christina Bianco and she is absolutely spectacular. During a recent performance at 54 Below, the amazing comedienne did spot on impression...

Don't Shhh My Daughter

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 10.01.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

After two years of crying and hoping her clueless parents could figure out what she wanted, she now has a voice and she wants to use it all the time and very loudly.

Bette Midler: 'It's Easier To Take A Life Than To Get Health Insurance'

Posted 08.01.2013 | Entertainment

Bette Midler is taking a stand. The iconic performer took to Twitter on Wednesday to speak out on gun reform. Midler has been vocal about her poli...

Bette Midler Hosts a Lunch for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Now prominent among music legends, Bette Midler reminisces about her stint as a Harlette back in the day in the much celebrated documentary Twenty Fee...

Brush With Greatness: Bette, Broadway and Bloomingdales

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Rachel Braun Scherl

The other night I saw, "I'll Eat You Last," the one-woman show starring Bette Midler. In the 90-minute monologue, Bette Midler brilliantly portrays the spirit, the grit and the brashness of legendary Hollywood agent, Sue Mengers.

Hope You Have A Tissue

Posted 06.27.2013 | Celebrity

Hope you have a tissue handy. In this heartbreakingly sweet video, Bette Midler makes a special phone call to superfan Anna Greenberg, who is dyin...

Popcorn Preview: 20 Feet from Stardom

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: 20 Feet from Stardom (2013) Cast includes: Darlene Love, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Táta Vega, Mabel John, Gloria Jones, Claudia...

Don Rickles "Rickled" at the Friars Club Roast -eh, Toast

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The night was not exactly like the baudy The Aristocrats, a film featuring comedians telling roughly the same story, each one raunchier than the one b...

Aisle View: Barbra's Basement

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Steven Suskin

This past spring saw not one but four solo shows, three of them Broadway vehicles for major star ladies and one unassuming off-Broadway effort with a skinny guy you probably never heard off.

The Unusual Place They Tied The Knot

Posted 06.05.2013 | Weddings

Getting hitched in Las Vegas seems to be the kiss of death for celebrity marriages (Britney Spears and Pamela Anderson come to mind). But a few have m...

It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots.)

Bette Midler -- Tony Snubbed Her, But Audiences Proved Her Box Office Power!

Liz Smith | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

"Terrible is the temptation to do good," wrote Bertolt Brecht. Oh, fap, to the Tony Awards, the great Bette Midler must have said at the end of last...

Bette Midler's One-Woman Show Recoups Investment

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Bette Midler is officially box office gold – her one-woman Broadway show has recouped its $2.4 million investment in just over ...

Theater: Brassy Bette, Pallid Pippin, Precious Pearl & Frozen Walt

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

May is when one season of theater ends and another begins. Awards are handed out and some new shows appear after biding their time by waiting for the crush of Tony hopefuls to thin out.

Stage Door: I'll Eat You Last, Nikolai and the Others

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

For 90 minutes, audiences revel in the talented Midler recreating this force of nature, deliciously dish without ever leaving her couch, in Scott Pask's beautifully apportioned set. Such is her charm, even profanity sounds profound.

'I'm A Jewish Princess, And I Don't Give A Sh*t!'

Rex Reed | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Rex Reed

Aside from the fact that she doesn't sing, the only trepidation I've encountered about Bette Midler's sensational one-woman show I'll Eat You Last, about the sassy, splashy, tart-tongued Hollywood super agent Sue Mengers, is the concern that the Divine Miss M might be playing a colorful "insider" so obscure that the general public has never heard of her. Well, the show is such a smash and the Divine Miss M never more divine that you'll be lucky if you can beg, borrow or steal a ticket to get in.

Bette Midler: She'll 'Eat You Last' If You Don't See Her First!

Liz Smith | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

I won't apologize here for not giving the star of this escapade her full due! I guess I think too much of Bette Midler to try to analyze her.

Bette Midler and Jeff Barry

Ken Fallin | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Ken Fallin

This week's drawing for is of John Logan's I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, the one-woman play starring award-winning singer and actress Bette Midler that officially opened at Broadway's Booth Theatre April 24.

The Present Is a Lot of Laughs -- Streisand, Midler & More

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Let me start with John Logan's I'll Eat You Last and why this column might as well have been titled, "Why Bette Midler Should Receive a Tony Nomination."