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17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies

March 6th, 2014 2:00pm EST
17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies
Celebrities will always be available to promote off their latest products, films, television shows and endorsements. Yet, they tend to keep their celebrity friendships on the down low. Some of these star buddies are surprising, some are well-known. With all the behind-the-scenes backstabbing that can go along with being in the business, it is a good thing these duos have each other to count on for some real camaraderie.

1. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo and Jonah found friendship on the set of "Wolf of Wall Street" and have continued their relationship ever since. Said Jonah to E!,...
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Oscars Performers To Include P!nk, Bette Midler, Pharrell & More

February 22nd, 2014 4:00pm EST
Oscars Performers To Include P!nk, Bette Midler, Pharrell & More
The list of performers who will take the stage at the 86th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 2 has grown - P!nk was just invited to join the festivities.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time. She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast."

P!nk, 34, shared the news on Twitter on Friday, writing: "Big news!!! I'd like to thank @The...
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Pink is performing at the Oscars

February 21st, 2014 3:20pm EST
P!nk
Pink is set to make a special appearance at the Oscars.
The 'Just Give Me a Reason' hitmaker has joined the list of performers that will take to the stage at the 86th annual ceremony in the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on March 2.
Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time. She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast."
The Grammy Award-winner, 34, ...
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Bette Midler fielding Oscars song requests

February 21st, 2014 3:10am EST
Bette Midler
Veteran entertainer Bette Midler is fielding song requests from fans to help her decide what to sing at the Academy Awards next month (Mar14).

The Beaches actress and Grammy-winning singer will take centre stage at the biggest night in Hollywood for the first time in her almost 50-year career and although Oscars bosses claimed her performance will be "especially moving", it appears Midler has yet to settle on her set list.

She reached out to her Twitter.com followers for track suggestions on Wednesday (19Feb14), writing, "Now that the news is out, what shall I sing at this years (sic) #Os...
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Bette Midler performing at Oscars

February 19th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Bette Midler
Bette Midler is set to perform at the Oscars next month.
The 'Wind Beneath My Wings' hitmaker will take to the stage to sing at the awards show in the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for the first time on March 2.
It is not yet known what song the 68-year-old star, who was nominated twice for Best Actress in the past, will perform at the star-studded ceremony.
But Bette, who has served as a presenter several times in the past, hinted she hasn't decided yet, as she wrote on Twitter on Wednesday (02.19.14): "Now that the news is out, what shall I sing at this years #Oscars? (sic)"
Oscar produce...
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Chris Martin spends over $650,000 on Banksy painting

January 13th, 2014 4:20am EST
Chris Martin
Chris Martin has spent over $657,000 on a painting.
The Coldplay frontman happily forked out the huge sum for a one-of-a-kind design by famed street artist Banksy at a fundraiser for Haiti earthquake victims on Saturday night (01.11.14).
The 'Yellow' hitmaker beat off stiff competition from Bette Midler and Kevin Bacon to snap up the picture of a red heart-shaped balloon covered in plasters, according to The Sun newspaper.
Chris was accompanied by his wife Gwyneth Paltrow at the high-profile Haiti Home Gala, which was held by Sean Penn at the Montage hotel in Beverly Hills.
The musician was...
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Bette Midler to star as Mae West in new biopic

December 10th, 2013 3:10am EST
Bette Midler
Veteran actress Bette Midler is slated to take on the role of Mae West in a new biopic about the movie legend.

The Beaches actress is attached to star and executive produce the project, which is based on West's 1959 autobiography Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It.

West's book chronicles her rise to stardom as she became one of the highest-grossing, and most controversial, stars of the 1930s.

Midler is producing the movie with Behind The Candelabra filmmaker Jerry Weintraub, while The Exorcist's William Friedkin will direct the project from Broadway star Harvey Fierstein's script.

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Bette Midler skipping Thanksgiving festivities

November 27th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Bette Midler
Singer/actress Bette Midler is skipping America's Thanksgiving festivities this year (13) to focus on the Jewish holiday Chanukah.

The Beaches star and her husband, Martin von Haselberg, will be alone for the holiday because their daughter, Sophie, will be celebrating with friends elsewhere, and that means she gets to pick her holiday plans.

She tells U.S. late night host Jay Leno, "Thanksgiving, I'm not going to eat. I think I'm going to pass on Thanksgiving because my daughter, she's making her first Thanksgiving this year in New York. We're lonely (in Los Angeles)... So no, I'm not goi...
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Bette Midler Is Grossed Out By Today's Female Pop Stars

November 1st, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Pop stars like Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga are known for their sexually charged performances, and veteran singer Bette Midler is grossed out by some of their actions.

Midler didn't accuse a particular pop star of crass behavior, but in a new interview she appeared to refer to Spears' recent "Work Bitch" music video in which she grinds in a bikini before cracking a whip at a woman crawling on the floor.

Midler told Katie Couric, "I think there's a difference between pushing the envelope sexually and pushing the envelope creatively. I think you can be as creative as you want t...
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Heidi Klum Is Unrecognizable In Old Woman Costume - See More Celebs In Their Halloween Garb!

November 1st, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Heidi Klum elderly costume
Every year, fans wait eagerly to see what Heidi Klum cooks up for Halloween. The model loves the holiday so much, she goes all out in extravagant, oftentimes over-the-top costumes.

This year, the "Project Runway" host transformed herself into an old woman. From the cane to pearl necklace, she executed the look flawlessy. What makes the look even more authentic are the details. Look at the varicose veins on her legs!

Check out more stars on Halloween and see if you can guess who they are (answers underneath their photos)...

"Heat" co-stars and pals Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock ...
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Bette Midler: 'Young female stars are starting to get gross'

November 1st, 2013 4:10am EDT
Bette Midler
Veteran entertainer Bette Midler has urged young pop stars like Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga to show some class as they continue to test the boundaries of sexiness and creativity, because they risk demeaning all women with their "gross" stunts.

The singer/actress is not naming names, but she admits some of the revealing and eye-popping performances she has seen of late have done little for womenkind and she appears to refer to Spears' latest video for Work B**ch!, in which the singer grinds in a bikini before cracking a whip at one female crawling on the floor, as one of the m...
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Top Witches From TV And Movies – Happy Halloween

October 31st, 2013 10:00am EDT
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in Hocus Poc
What sort of spell do witches hold over us? We find them fascinating, scary, and often times sexy.

These ladies, and men as well, don't just haunt our dreams, they find shelter in movie theaters and in our living rooms, and we welcome them into our imagination.

So which witches have what it takes to make our list? Let's not waste another moment; it is time to get bewitched, bothered, and bewildered:

Hocus Pocus (1993)

The Sanderson Sisters: Winifred, Sarah and Mary
(Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy)

Originally planned as a TV movie, "Hocus Pocus" was brought to ...
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Bette Midler & Other Stars Pay Tribute To Dennis Farina

July 23rd, 2013 8:30am EDT
Dennis Farina
Dennis Farina died on Monday after suffering a blood clot in his lung, and his friends and co-stars have come forward to pay their respects to the actor.

Bette Midler and Farina played divorced parents in the 1997 romantic comedy "That Old Feeling," and Midler has spoken of her sadness at learning of her colleague's passing.

She posted on Twitter, "Dennis Farina, my co-star in 'That Old Feeling', dead at 69.  My deepest sympathy to he's (sic) family. He was one of a kind."

Patty Duke appeared with Farina in 1994 made-for-television film "One Woman's Courage." She wrote: "How grateful I a...
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Bette Midler: 'Dennis Farina was one of a kind'

July 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Bette Midler
Bette Midler has added her tribute to That Old Feeling co-star Dennis Farina following his death on Monday (22Jul13).

The stars played divorced parents in the 1997 romantic comedy, and Midler has spoken of her sadness at learning of Farina's passing after he suffered a blood clot in his lung.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Dennis Farina, my co-star in 'That Old Feeling', dead at 69. My deepest sympathy to he's (sic) family. He was one of a kind."

Patty Duke, who appeared with the actor in 1994 TV movie One Woman's Courage, also added to the outpouring of tributes, writi...
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Bette Midler sings for dying fan

June 25th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Bette Midler
Veteran entertainer Bette Midler made a dying fan's dream come true by singing to the woman in an emotional phone call.

The actress met Anna Greenberg, who was battling rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, at a movie premiere last year (12) and was touched to learn of her health battle.

Midler took time out of her busy schedule last month (May13) to ring the 28 year old in hospital, and details of the heartfelt call have now emerged.

The star spoke with Greenberg and told her, "I'm thinking about you. You are such an angel, you are such a wonderful soul."

The 67 year old also sang h...
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Critics Love Bette Midler In Broadway's 'I'll Eat You Last'

April 25th, 2013 9:01am EDT
Bette Midler
Critics have hailed Bette Midler following Wednesday's opening night of "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers." The actress plays the real-life star, who died in 2011, in a new one-woman play from "Skyfall" screenwriter John Logan.

It's Midler's first appearance on Broadway in 30 years. One of Mengers' clients, Faye Dunaway, was in the audience along with singer Sting, music mogul David Geffen and actress Ellen Barkin.

According to the New York Times: "Ms. Midler... gives the most lusciously entertaining performance of the Broadway season... (She) cradles a spellbound audience in th...
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Bette Midler Raises $1.8 Million For New York Restoration Project

November 1st, 2012 11:29pm EDT
Bette Midler
Actress Bette Midler helped raised $1.8 million for the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) on Wednesday, just two days after the state was ravaged by superstorm Sandy.

Each year the veteran entertainer hosts her extravagant Hulaween bash to raise funds for the organization she founded in 1995 to improve Big Apple parks and outdoor spaces, and this time the event took on a deeper meaning as the city struggled to pick up the pieces from the post-tropical cyclone.

She tells Us Weekly, "There's never been a time where our organisation is needed more... Every public park is closed because it'...
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Terrorist Chris Brown, Cowgirl Sandra Bullock & More Celebrities Who Dressed Up For Halloween

November 1st, 2012 9:30am EDT
Sandra Bullock
With or without little kids by their sides, many celebrities celebrated Halloween on Wednesday. Sandra Bullock went with a "Toy Story" theme, dressing up as cowgirl Jessie in a red cowboy hat and cow-patterned pants. Her son Louis wore a Buzz Lightyear costume.

Singer Chris Brown, never one to shy away from controversy, dressed as a member of the Islamic fundamentalist terrorist group the Taliban to attend a party hosted by Rihanna at Greystone night club in Hollywood.

Avril Lavigne wore a sexy sailor costume to dinner with friends at BOA Steakhouse in Beverly Hills. Earlier this week sh...
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Celebrities Dazzled By Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony

July 28th, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr, Bette Midler and Christina Applegate were among the stars who offered their congratulations to Danny Boyle as his spectacular show opened the Olympic Games in London on Friday night.

The festivities kicked off with a stunning opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and the show, directed by moviemaker Boyle, was watched by an estimated 4 billion people across the world.

A number of celebrity sports fans were among those watching the extravaganza on TV and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Boyle's efforts.

Joe Jonas tweeted throughout the ceremony a...
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No Shows, Scrapped Performances,Tribute Songs & More At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 15th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys were forced to scrap a planned performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night when rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch pulled out of the event.

The trio was saluted by rap heavyweights Chuck D and LL Cool J but only Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz were on hand to accept the accolade.

Hours before the ceremony the group's publicist released a statement which read: "Beastie Boys regret that Adam 'MCA' Yauch will be unable to join Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Adrock' Horovitz at the band's induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...
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Bette Midler Scores Songwriters Hall Of Fame Honor

March 8th, 2012 11:25am EST
Bette Midler
Bette Midler is to be honored for her career achievements with a special award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The veteran singer/actress will be handed the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in New York later this year to recognize her vocal talents and long-running career.

She follows in the footsteps of previous recipients including Neil Diamond and Tony Bennett.

Songwriters Hall of Fame chairman Jimmy Webb praised Midler for her "stylish presentation and unmistakable voice, making each song her own."

Midler will receive the honor on June 14th at a ceremony du...
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'Woman Of The Year' Eva Longoria Was Beautiful In Black At Nevada Gala

January 29th, 2012 10:00am EST
Eva Longoria
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria was named Woman of the Year at a glitzy gala held annually by the Nevada Ballet Theatre yesterday.

The actress was the guest of honor at the dance company's Black & White Ball in Las Vegas, where she was recognized by bosses for her philanthropy and "dedication to the world of arts and entertainment."

She took to Twitter on the morning of the event to tell fans about her latest trophy, writing, "Off to Vegas to attend the Nevada Ballet Black & White Ball. Thank you for honoring my work!"

Past recipients of the Nevada Ballet Theatre's prize include...
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Bette Midler 'Loved' The Twitter Feud With Lady Gaga

October 29th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Bette Midler
Bette Midler has laughed off her Twitter "feud" with Lady Gaga after the veteran entertainer accused the hitmaker of copying her mermaid in a wheelchair performance during a recent concert.

Gaga took the stage at a show in Australia in July wearing a mermaid tail while sitting in a wheelchair, but the move appeared to infuriate Midler, who logged onto her social networking blog to remind fans that she came up with the gimmick first - way back in 1980.

She tweeted, "I'm not sure Lady Gaga knows that I've performed my mermaid in a wheelchair for millions of people - and many of them are sti...
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Bette Midler To Host A 'Hulaween' Costume Party

October 28th, 2011 10:31am EDT
Bette Midler
Bette Midler is throwing a star-studded Halloween costume party on Friday to raise money for charity.

A whole host of famous faces - including Debra Messing, Alan Cumming and Thalia - will dress up in outfits inspired by Mexico's Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) holiday for Midler's Hulaween extravaganza at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Soul star Stevie Wonder will provide the entertainment for the evening, while fashion designer Michael Kors will judge the costume contest.

All cash raised at the gala will benefit Midler's New York Restoration Project, which helps th...
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Marisa Tomei Becomes Part Of 'Us & Them'

September 15th, 2011 8:56am EDT
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei is joining the "Us & Them" family.

The "Crazy, Stupid, Love" star is now part of the clan that will bicker, battle and probably eventually reconcile in the multi-generational comedy, according to Variety.

"Us & Them" stars Crystal and Midler as a feuding couple forced to call a truce when they find themselves living under the same roof as their three grandchildren. As they struggle to come to terms with the kids' modern ways (we're sure there will be a bit of dialogue along the lines of, "What's an iPad?"), they look to reconcile not only with each other but with their daught...
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Billy Crystal And Bette Midler Team Up On The Big Screen

September 7th, 2011 10:59pm EDT
Billy Crystal
Veteran entertainers Billy Crystal and Bette Midler are set to team up as husband and wife in the new film Us & Them.

Midler, who recently dropped out of a biopic about disgraced music mogul Phil Spector due to a back injury, has signed on to play Crystal's estranged spouse in the new comedy, which will be directed by You Again's Andy Fickman.

In the film, Midler and the When Harry Met Sally star find themselves living together again and trying to parent their three grandchildren - one of whom will be break-out child star Bailee Madison of Brothers and Just Go With It fame.

Production is...
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Bailee Madison Joins The 'Us & Them' Family

September 3rd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Bailee Madison
Bailee Madison should really spend more time outdoors, 'cause there seems to be nothing but trouble whenever she's in the house.

The "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" star will trade mischievous little demons for good old-fashioned cross-generational conflict in the new family comedy, "Us & Them," according to Variety.

"Us & Them" stars Billy Crystal as a baseball broadcaster who's going through a separation from his wife (Bette Midler), though they soon find themselves under the same roof again when they're forced to live with their three grandchildren, one of whom will be played by Madison...
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Helen Mirren Ignores Protesters' Pleas To Pull Out Of Phil Spector Movie

July 31st, 2011 10:34am EDT
Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren has ignored calls to drop out of an upcoming biopic about disgraced music mogul Phil Spector.

The veteran British actress prompted outrage among friends of Spector's victim, murdered actress Lana Clarkson, after signing up to play the famed producer's attorney, Linda Kenny Braden. She stepped in to replace an injured Bette Midler in the role.

The Friends of Lana Clarkson campaigners sent a letter to warn Mirren she faces "serious consequences" if she doesn't quit the controversial film, which they fear will portray Spector in a sympathetic light.

The group's spokesperson, Ed...
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Lady Gaga Had 'No Idea' She Copied Bette Midler's Mermaid Stunt

July 19th, 2011 10:50am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is adamant she did not copy Bette Midler's mermaid in a wheelchair performance, as she had "no idea" the veteran entertainer pulled a similar stunt 30 years before her.

The Poker Face hit-maker performed at a show in Australia last week wearing a mermaid tail and sitting in a wheelchair - a move which infuriated Midler, who took to Twitter.com to remind fans she came up with the gimmick way back in 1980.

Gaga has now spoken out to deny she had any idea Midler had beaten her in the originality stakes, telling Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, "I had no idea that she did that and I...
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Bette Midler Slams Lady Gaga Over Mermaid In Wheelchair Stunt

July 18th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Bette Midler
Bette Midler has accused Lady Gaga of stealing her ideas, insisting the pop superstar's controversial wheelchair stunt in Australia was copied from her own stage show.

The Poker Face hit-maker sparked outrage among disability rights groups by taking to the stage at a show in Sydney last week dressed in a mermaid's tail and sitting in a wheelchair. Midler has now spoken out to insist she invented the routine in the 1980s and has used it at many of her own concerts.

In a series of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "I'm not sure Lady Gaga knows that I've performed my mermaid in a wheelchai...
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