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John Plans A Birthday Treat For Midler

SIR ELTON JOHN is planning a special treat for BETTE MIDLER's 60th birthday on 31 October (05) - he'll perform at a benefit gala held in her honour. Midler plans to combine her big...

Williams And Cosby Blast Bush Over Katrina Response

A series of celebrities including ROBIN WILLIAMS and BILL COSBY have slammed US President GEORGE W BUSH for his response to last month's (AUG05) Hurricane Katrina. Speaking at New York's Higher Ground benefit on...

Stewart Gives Katrina Fundraiser The Cold Shoulder

Veteran rocker ROD STEWART has pulled out of a fundraising concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina after doctors told him to rest following shoulder surgery. The DO YA THINK I'M SEXY? vocalist was...

Another Telethon For Hurricane Victims

America's Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has become the latest network to announce a Hurricane Katrina telethon. ELVIS COSTELLO and his wife DIANA KRALL, BETTE MIDLER, PAUL SIMON and JAMES TAYLOR will be among the...

Stars Line-up For New York Relief Show

ROD STEWART, ELTON JOHN, STEVIE NICKS, JIMMY BUFFETT and LENNY KRAVITZ are among the stars who have signed up for a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina relief in New York later this month (20SEP05)....

Stars Plan A Big Turn-out For Luther's Send-off

DIONNE WARWICK, ALICIA KEYS, BETTE MIDLER and DIANA ROSS will be among the stars saying a fond farewell to soul legend LUTHER VANDROSS today (08JUL05) as the singer is remembered at a memorial service in...

Soul Superstar Luther Vandross Dead At 54

Soul star LUTHER VANDROSS has died at the age of 54. The GIVE ME THE REASON singer never fully recovered from a massive stroke in April 2003, which left him in a coma....

Midler Begs Boats To Slow Down

Actress BETTE MIDLER has urged New York City Council officials to pass a law enforcing boats to slow down on the busy Harlem River. The flamboyant singer, who heads the New York Restoration...

Midler Slams Pop Babes

BETTE MIDLER has blasted the endless stream of characterless female pop stars in the contemporary music scene. The veteran singer and actress is baffled by the popularity of modern women artists, because they all...

Midler: 'What Britney Movie?'

BETTE MIDLER's planned movie collaboration with BRITNEY SPEARS has been ditched by Hollywood bosses. The veteran entertainer and TOXIC star Spears were poised to team up in a film called IN THE PINK, but...

Spears Gearing Up For Second Film Role

Newlywed pop star BRITNEY SPEARS is busy learning lines for her second movie role, which begins filming later this month (MAR05). The TOXIC singer is set to play door-to-door saleswoman DREW HEART alongside CHER,...

Be Cool Spoof Raises A Laugh

Marketing bosses at film studio MGM are hoping to boost the fortunes of JOHN TRAVOLTA's new movie BE COOL by releasing a parody of trade magazine DAILY VARIETY, featuring stories about the characters in the...

Midler Bemoans Concert Ticket Prices

Veteran singer BETTE MIDLER is so disgusted with the spiralling costs of concert tickets, she's considering scaling down her shows to curb prices. Midler, who's currently on the second leg of her KISS MY...

Rod Gets Out The Great American Songbook Again

ROD STEWART has recorded another installment of his hit THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK series after signing up ERIC CLAPTON, STEVIE WONDER and DOLLY PARTON to perform standards with him. Stevie Wonder plays harmonica on...

Midler Runs To Keep Voice In Shape

BETTE MIDLER puts herself through a gruelling regime to prepare herself for live shows - a 3.6 kilometre (two mile) run before each performance. The singer and actress, 58, likes to get her body...

Milder Announces Second Leg Of Tour

Singer and actress BETTE MIDLER has announced a second leg of her hugely successful KISS MY BRASS! tour. The GRAMMY winner's additional dates will kick off on 30 September (04) at the Verizon Arena...

Broderick Would Love A Stepford Wife

Comedy actor MATTHEW BRODERICK "likes the idea" of the domestic goddesses in FRANK OZ's movie remake THE STEPFORD WIVES. The 42-year-old - husband of SEX AND THE CITY star SARAH JESSICA PARKER - confesses...

Midler Takes Crash Course On Stepford Wives

BETTE MIDLER had a lot of research to do after landing a role in the comedy remake of THE STEPFORD WIVES - because she had never seen the original before. The 58-year-old singer and...

Midler Stunned At Hilton's Post-sex Tape Survival

BETTE MIDLER is stunned to see how PARIS HILTON has managed to still have her public image intact after the unveiling of her sex tape. While the 58-year-old singer and actress is pleased that...

Faith Hill's Orgasm Embarrassment

Country beauty FAITH HILL had a bizarre way of breaking the ice with her STEPFORD WIVES co-stars NICOLE KIDMAN, BETTE MIDLER and GLENN CLOSE - faking an orgasm. The BREATHE singer was nervous about...

Midler Wants A Degree

BETTE MIDLER deeply regrets not having studied long enough to have earned herself a degree. The accomplished singer and actress, who moved from her native Hawaii to New York City at the age of...

Kerry Reschedules Celebrity Concert

American presidential candidate JOHN KERRY has delighted his supporters by rescheduling a campaign concert starring celebrities including WHOOPI GOLDBERG, ROBIN WILLIAMS, BARBRA STREISAND and BETTE MIDLER. The Democrat hopeful had previously cancelled the...

Broderick Admits Stepford Tension

THE STEPFORD WIVES star MATTHEW BRODERICK has confirmed reports the set of the eagerly-anticipated remake was rife with tension. The GODZILLA actor plays WALTER KRESBY - husband of NICOLE KIDMAN's character JOANNA EBERHART -...

Kerry Cancels Celebrity Concert

American presidential candidate JOHN KERRY has axed a campaign gig featuring WILLIE NELSON and BARBRA STREISAND out of respect for former Premier RONALD REAGAN. The 13 June (04) event at the WALT DISNEY CONCERT...

Kidman And Midler Deny Diva Antics

NICOLE KIDMAN and BETTE MIDLER have hit out at reports they were "b**chy, demanding divas" on the set of THE STEPFORD WIVES. OSCAR-winning Kidman and her co-star Midler have earnt a reputation for being...

Clooney Rallies Round Pals For Dad's Campaign

GEORGE CLOONEY has called on his Hollywood friends including RENEE ZELLWEGER to help drum up financial support for his father's Democratic election campaign. The INTOLERABLE CRUELTY star has rallied round showbiz pals such...

Streisand And Diamond Team Up For Kerry

BARBRA STREISAND and NEIL DIAMOND will reunite for the first time in almost 25 years to help American presidential hopeful JOHN KERRY win office. The two fervent Democrats, who had a massive hit with...

Midler Helps Sister Find Donor Match

BETTE MIDLER was so adamant she would find a kidney donor match for her sister SUSAN she embarked on a nationwide hunt last year (03). The BEACHES actress sprang into action when she found...

Michael + Elton Rock For Rainforests

MICHAEL J FOX and ELTON JOHN stole the show at Wednesday night's (21APR04) RAINFOREST BENEFIT concert in New York by taking to the stage for a heroic and quirky performance. Parkinsons Disease sufferer Fox...

Kidman Tried To Pull Out Of Stepford Wives

OSCAR-winner NICOLE KIDMAN reportedly tried to pull out of starring in new movie THE STEPFORD WIVES, after co-star JOHN CUSACK backed out of the project. According to American news site PAGE SIX, Kidman was...

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