"We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self."
Bette Midler , Chris Gardner - AARP's 15th Annual Movies for GrownUps Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th February 2016
Midler will be taking the lead role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in the production, scheduled for March 2017.
Bette Midler is to be the star of a Broadway revival of the classic musical ‘Hello, Dolly!’ due to start next year, with the iconic performer taking the lead role of Dolly Gallagher Levi.
The production will be produced by Scott Rudin, a veteran of both screen and stage with production credits on projects as varied as Moneyball, There Will Be Blood and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’. Direction will be led by Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Warren Carlyle, and the official opening night will be on April 20th, 2017 after a month of previews.
A musical adaptation of ‘The Matchmaker’ by Thornton Wilder, and tells the story of the widowed Dolly as she searches for a partner on behalf of a wealthy merchant from Yonkers, whom she secretly wants to marry herself.
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Bette Midler has weighed in on those Justin Bieber pictures.
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 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.
Let it be known, Ms Perry is no scrub (and neither is Bette Midler!)
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.
TLC 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".
In support of her new album 'It's My Girl!', the 68 year-old singer is embarking on a 22-date North American tour next year.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Bette Midler Announces Tour For First Time In Over 10 Years
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.
There's nothing we love more than finding out when celebrities are best friends, some of them aren't a secret, others will blow you away. We bet you never knew about Bette Midler and 50 Cent's budding best friendship...
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.
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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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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Designer and girlfriend to Mick Jagger, L'Wren Scott has committed suicide.
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.
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."
This year's show might not be as controversial, but Zadan and Meron are still going all out.
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.
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.
Date of birth
1st December, 1945
"We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self."
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Last night was quite a night. Rest up, voters, you're gonna need plenty of courage and sleep to live thru the next nine months.
'Scuse me, must pull over. Or risk being pulled over!
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