19 posts categorized "BETTE MIDLER"
Beautiful out singer Jay Armstrong Johnson just released his latest album, Jay Armstrong Johnson—Live at Feinstein's/54 Below (Broadway Records)—and he's
celebrating with a bash at the titular venue in NYC on October 30. Word is it will be Halloween-themed, which is right up the Hocus Pocus fanatic's alley!
Jay's also an actor (you may recognize from Quantico) who's just been cast as the straight guy in a sitcom version of the popular Web series My Gay Roommate.
Check out my interview with the talented crooner and actor below ...
Bette Midler just made a fan-pleasing announcement:
I'm thrilled to announce a deluxe remastered and expanded edition of THE DIVINE MISS M will be available on October 21! The 2CD album includes remastered audio, plus a bonus disc of singles, and previously unreleased demos. Get the single mix of “Do You Want to Dance” instantly when you pre-order the album here: CD: http://smarturl.it/
The remastered version sounds incredible.
When you get an opportunity to interview Bruce Vilanch, one of the most celebrated comedy writers in history and a way-out gay man to boot (and boots go with anything), you do not pass it by.
Vilanch spoke with me last week about a cause close to his heart, the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation and the great work it does and will continue to do thanks to the bucks it seeks to rake in from a one-night-only Help Is on the Way cabaret benefit: the Broadway touring cast of Beautiful will perform in Motown & More on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco.
The highly anticipated show will be co-hosted by Vilanch and operatic drag diva Katya Smirnoff-Skyy. Get your tickets here.
Vilanch's career took off when a friendship with Bette Midler (before she was Bette Midler!) led to him writing for her 1974 Broadway show Clams on the Half Shell. He's collaborated with her many times, and has written for a dizzying array of TV shows and performers, from Donny Osmond to Elizabeth Taylor, and for some of the funniest people of our time: Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr (she really did used to be funny), Billy Crystal, Lily Tomlin and more.
Help Is on the Way performers speak out about the charity:
Somehow, Vilanch has been able to be a part of the best and worst of pop culture, writing for the Oscars for 27 years and counting, and also counting The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976-1977) and that infamous Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) among his credits. He is the nuclear cockroach of HA!, and always the best thing about whatever project he's tackling.
Vilanch survives in any milieu because everyone knows he knows from funny. He's beloved because, unlike some very funny people, he also has a sense of humor about himself, and a sense of duty toward the gay community and people in need.
Read on for my chat with the most hilarious person in the room, because the room is usually filled with people delivering lines he's given them to say ...
Sources: Capitol suspect drew gun after alarm sounded when he went through metal detectors. https://t.co/45gbLLbf5E— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) March 28, 2016
Capitol shooter in critical but stable condition.
Jill Abramson has covered “fundamentally honest” Hillary Clinton for 25 years.
Trans woman assaulted at Stonewall Inn.
Bette Midler on Justin Bieber's ass.
Gwen Stefani's got a real Dina Merrill thing going on here!
American Eagle supports relatable male body types.
Over the weekend, Kim Kardashian released another nude selfie. Okay, yawn.
Bette Midler replied with a very funny joke:
Kim Kardashian tweeted a nude selfie today. If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen,— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 7, 2016
she's gonna have to swallow the camera.
Harmless, seemingly, but Kim felt it was an attack, so replied with:
Midler rightfully replied:
.@KimKardashian: I never tried to fake friend you. Looks like anyone can take a selfie but not everyone can take a joke...— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 8, 2016
Kardashian's response to Chloë Grace Moretz was a lot more disgusting. A lot. Moretz tweeted:
There's a huge difference in respecting the platform that you're given as a celebrity and "slut shaming" something I never have done and -— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) March 8, 2016
- would never do— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) March 8, 2016
To that, in in response to other criticisms (including some from the vile Piers Morgan), Kardashian nakedly revealed what she values in this world:
sorry I'm late to the party guys I was busy cashing my 80 million video game check & transferring 53 million into our joint account 🤑🤑🤑💰💰💰— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2016
That kind of hubris is nothing a guillotine can't fix.
Bette Midler returns to Broadway—in Hello, Dolly!—this April.
Sarah Palin's son, Track, arrested for domestic violence.
Flint mayor, praising Hillary's response to water crisis, endorses Clinton.
Bernie is oh-so-mad at HRC's HRC endorsement.
Iowa's Republican governor openly hopes Cruz loses primary.
Trump, who makes things overseas, wants Apple to be 100% U.S.-made.
Kasich doing well in New Hampshire all of a sudden.
President Obama vetoes Republican anti-water safety bill.
Tons of hot Zac GIFs.
Ben Foster's bare butt. (Work Unfriendly)
Ricky Martin is open to having sex with a woman. But is gay.
Reality-TV star charged with murder.
Gus Kenworthy almost came out in a MAJOR way.
Alexis Arquette thinks being closeted gays negates the Smiths' Oscar boycott.