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Bette Midler Takes Vegas, Leaves Bathhouse

The huge screen on the Caesars Palace stage reveals a Nevada billboard bearing a poster of Bette Midler. She's posed in a cute blue dress with a short skirt...

It's De-Vegas, She's Divine

"Boy, is my ass tired!" Bette Midler chirps as she rides onto the gigantic Caesars Palace stage astride a donkey. In THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON, the 62-year-old...

10 Questions for Bette Midler

She started in the bathhouses of Manhattan and sang a famous goodbye serenade to Johnny Carson. Along the way Bette Midler, 60, has built a career out of making...

Q&A Bette Midler

You joke that you paved the way for the Britney Spearses of the world--for mediocre singers with big breasts. But you've always been in on the joke. Isn't there...

Music: Bette Midler: Bathhouse Betty

It's not fair that the Diva Divine makes albums only as vacations from movies and motherhood, for her genius is as a singer-entertainer. Midler's vocal voltage...

Notebook: May 29, 2000

WINNERS & LOSERS [WINNERS] RICK LAZIO Hillary's opponent gets good, oh-so-moderate buzz. Your luck is positively Clintonesque. ROBERT ECKERT Kraft Foods exec...

Bette Comes Up Roses

Broadway's 1959-60 season, though not a high-water mark in the vanished heyday of the book musical, brought The Sound of Music, Fiorello!, Carol Burnett in Once...

Cinema: Isn't She Great

Jacqueline Susann wanted to be famous. She had no talent and daunting burdens--an autistic child, breast cancer. But she had an iron will, an indefatigable...

Come Meet My Highway

As a guy whose last charitable act was letting someone merge into my lane, I shouldn't go criticizing other people's good works. But the adopt-a-highway program...

Bette Midler Steals Hollywood

The lady knows how to make an entrance. On New Year's Eve, 1972, she was borne onstage at Manhattan's Lincoln Center in a sedan chair with the drapes closed, one...

People: Jun. 1, 1987

These are days of outrageously good fortune for Bette Midler. First came a string of three hit movies -- Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People and...

People: Sep. 22, 1986

The stars are always out in the Los Angeles firmament, but last week it was political, not professional pull that ruled who was in what constellation. Giving her...

Cinema: Flashy Trash

THE ROSE Directed by Mark Rydell Screenplay by Bill Kerby and Bo Goldman Bette Midler is not a great singer or a subtle actress or an exquisite beauty; yet...

Yes, Mila Kunis, WE Are Pregnant

Maybe we can't physically carry and bear that baby, but we can—and do—share in the pitfalls and joys