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'Hocus Pocus' Director Wants Sequel With Original Cast


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When it comes to Disney, there are more classic animations than anything else. One of the exceptions to that rule however comes in the form of Halloween must-watch, 'Hocus Pocus'. Starring the brilliant Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the leading role of villainous witches Winifred, Sarah and Mary respectively, it's a film that achieved cult status upon home release.

Kenny Ortega seems keen to return to the franchiseKenny Ortega seems keen to return to the franchise

What many don't know is that 'Hocus Pocus' wasn't a big box office hit. In fact, it didn't fare very well upon its initial release at all, taking a short while to really take off. Looking back, it's hard to imagine why people didn't go out in their droves to see the flick, as it still stands up as one of the best seasonal pictures of all time and even to this day takes in around $1 million in sales each October.

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'Dear Evan Hansen' And 'Hello, Dolly!' Reign At The 2017 Tony Awards


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The 71st Tony Awards, hosted by the indomitable Kevin Spacey, took place over the weekend and the big winners did not come as a surprise. Musicals 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Hello, Dolly!' took home six and four awards respectively - not quite the takeover as 'Hamilton' but impressive nonetheless.

Bette Midler at the 2017 Tony AwardsBette Midler at the 2017 Tony Awards

'Dear Evan Hansen' took home Best Musical, as well as Best Book Of A Musical, Best Original Score and Best Choreography. Meanwhile, Ben Platt landed Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role while Rachel Bay Jones won Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role.

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Bette Midler on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

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Bette Midler on the red carpet at the 2017 Tony Awards held Radio City Music Hall - New York, United States - Monday 12th June 2017

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Sophie Von Haselberg and Bette Midler

Bette Midler and Nile Rodgers perform live at the Freak Out Let's Dance NY 2016 concert held at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York City, United States - Saturday 8th October 2016

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Bette Midler and Nile Rodgers

Bette Midler Accuses Justin Bieber's Dad Of 'Abandoning' His Son Over Nude Photos


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Bette Midler has called out Justin Bieber’s dad, accusing him of ‘abandoning’ his son. Midler's criticism of Justin’s dad Jeremy comes after he tweeted he was ‘proud’ of his son, following the release of nude pics of the singer.

Bette MidlerBette Midler has slammed Justin Bieber’s dad after he tweeted about his son’s nude photos.

‘@justinbieber dad tweeted he's proud of his son's penis size. I think the biggest dick in this situation is the dad who abandoned his son,’ Middler tweeted on Saturday.

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Bette Midler - Bette Midler performing live on stage at 02 Arena at 02 Arena,North Greenwhich, - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 18th July 2015

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Katy Perry And Other Famous Fans Help TLC Exceed Kickstarter Goal For Final Album


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Just three days after launching their Kickstarter campaign, TLC have not only raised enough money to record their fifth and final album, they’ve exceeded their goal. The group have so far raised over $210,000 in just three days, beating their target of $150,000 in 30 days.

TLCTLC have raised more than enough to record their fifth and final album

The amazing total is thanks in part to some of the band’s famous fans including singer Katy Perry, who, according to TMZ, has donated $5,000 to the campaign. That $5,000 pledge gets Perry a slumber party with the girls where she can “put on her jammies, order some late night snacks and have some #TLCPillowTalk".

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Bette Midler Announces Tour For First Time In Over 10 Years


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Any fans who thought they would never get a chance to see Bette Midler live will be ecstatic to hear that the 68 year-old singer is embarking on a North American tour for the first time in ten years in May, 2015.

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Midler is going to tour North America for the first time in ten years

Midler's 22-date tour, beginning in Florida on May 8th and ending in Madison Square Garden on June 25th, will be in support of her 14th studio album 'It's The Girls,' out Tuesday (Nov 4th), which is her first album since 2006.

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Video - Bette Midler And Jenny Slate Arrive At The 2014 God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards - Part 1


Celebrities flocked to the 2014 God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards at Spring Studios and posed for pictures on the red carpet. Amongst them was Bette Midler, an Academy award nominee, as well as a Grammy, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner. Also there was Jenny Slate, a stand-up comedian and actress.

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50 Cent And Bette Midler? Our Favorite Celebrity BFFs


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Unlike Jennifer Lawrence and her rather normal best friend, Laura Simpson, celebs often pick other famous people to have as their BFFs. They all probably bump into each other at so many events that it’s difficult not to end up practically joined at the hip. Some of these celebrity BFFs you’ll already know about, some you’ll be totally surprised to hear have even met!  The phrase chalk and cheese comes to mind.

courteney cox jennifer aniston Courteney Cox, pictured here with BFF Jennifer Aniston and Jen's fiancee Justin Theroux

Courtney Cox and Jennifer Aniston have been BFFs since their Monica and Rachel days. The pair have seen each other through weddings and divorces, children and various film/TV projects. “We just have fun, we laugh, we’re inseparable and it’s great”, Cox said of Aniston, while her best friend in turn dubbed her “the most dependable and loyal”. Mutual appreciation society, or what?  We love it!  That's how all best friends should talk about each other in our opinion.

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20 Feet From Stardom Review


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Entertaining and uplifting, this Oscar-winning documentary tells the unknown story of the back-up singers who made classic records so memorable. Packed with lively, engaging people and fantastic music, the film also offers a sharp look at the music industry over the past 60 years in parallel with the fight for civil rights in America.

In the 1950s, background singers were usually white girls who read sheet-music perfectly. But they were quickly replaced with black artists who learned their craft in churches and could improvise harmonies with the lead singers. Suddenly, pop songs were infused with passion and life, as a handful of unknown singers performed backing vocals on virtually every classic hit since then. With their powerhouse voices and larger-than-life personalities, most have also tried to find success as solo artists. Others prefer to stay in the shadows.

For example, even though established stars acknowledge that she has more talent than any of them, Lisa Fischer prefers the quiet life out of the spotlight. Other belters like Merry Clayton, Tata Vega and Claudia Lennear can be heard on hundreds of timeless classics and are known throughout the industry, but never managed to get their solo careers off the ground. Judith Hill is a young artist who does soaring backing work while waiting for her own music to take off. And Darlene Love is the exception who managed both long background and solo careers.

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L'Wren Scott Death: Bianca Jagger Leads Tributes To Fashion Designer And Mick Jagger Girlfriend


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L'Wren Scott has been found dead in her Manhattan apartment this morning after what is believed to have been a suicide. The 49 year-old fashion designer and girlfriend of The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger was found by her assistant who received a text from L'Wren asking them to "come by," according to the NY Post.

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Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Was Found Dead By Her Assistant This Morning.

A spokesperson for New York City Police Department did not confirm that the body found was Scott's but said: "A 49-year-old female was found this morning at 10.05am at 200 11th Avenue. She was unconscious. She was pronounced dead on arrival by the emergency medical services. The investigation is ongoing. We are awaiting medical examiners to determine the cause of death."

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Oscar Producers Zadan And Meron Tease Some Of This Year's Biggest Moments


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Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a controversial hit out of the Oscars last year, but they might be on thin ice this time. Getting Seth McFarlane to host anything is a risky bet and his antics last year got a lot of people – notably the feminist crowd – pretty riled up. The controversy served its purpose. Last year’s show pulled in 40.3 million US viewers, the largest audience the show has had in three years. Zadan and Meron’s show was a hit with the key 18-49 demographic and the duo were invited back this year.

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Ellen might be a safer choice for host, but she is far from boring.

And yet. The choice of Ellen for this year’s host suggests that the producers were at least a little bit intimidated by last year’s backlash. This year’s host, Ellen, while hilarious and ever entertaining, is a much safer option and has proven appeal with the Oscars’ key demo – women.

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Kate Pierson from The B-52's and Monica Coleman from The B-52's - Bette Midler's 'Hulaween in The Big Easy' Gala to benefit the New York Restoration Project, held at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel-Arrivals. - New York, NY, United States - Thursday 31st October 2013

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Bette Midler

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1st December, 1945

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20 Feet From Stardom Movie Review

20 Feet From Stardom Movie Review

Entertaining and uplifting, this Oscar-winning documentary tells the unknown story of the back-up singers who...

Parental Guidance Movie Review

Parental Guidance Movie Review

Cynical audiences will hate this simplistic, softhearted comedy, but for a bit of undemanding entertainment,...

Parental Guidance - Trailer Trailer

Parental Guidance - Trailer Trailer

Artie and Diane Decker are the aging parents of a working mother, Alice, whose busy...

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore Movie Review

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge Of Kitty Galore Movie Review

Things have been ramped up considerably in the nine years since Cats & Dogs, and...

Then She Found Me Trailer

Then She Found Me Trailer

Watch the trailer for Then She Found MeThen She Found Me is an adaptation of...

The Women Trailer

The Women Trailer

Watch the trailer for Women The Women is led by an all-star cast, it's about...

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Fantasia/2000 Movie Review

Fantasia/2000 Movie Review

Little known fact: When Walt Disney released Fantasia in 1940, it was intended to be...

Isn't She Great Movie Review

Isn't She Great Movie Review

I'll start by saying up front that I really don't admire Bette Midler. I...

Beaches Movie Review

Beaches Movie Review

In the history of men going to the movies, there are few horrors as singularly...

The First Wives Club Movie Review

The First Wives Club Movie Review

The biggest crowd-pleaser of the year is upon us -- the powerhouse trio of Goldie...

The Stepford Wives (2004) Movie Review

The Stepford Wives (2004) Movie Review

We're almost halfway through 2004, the unofficial Year of the Remake, and we've yet to...

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