Bette Midler
Bo Goldman, who penned the Oscar-winning scripts to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Melvin and Howard” and whose textured, empathy-rich screenplays made him one of Hollywood’s finest writers, has died.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia senators passed a bill Wednesday that would reinstate the state’s film tax credit after one Republican lawmaker spoke against the legislation, saying it benefits Hollywood while “the people of West Virginia are left hanging out to dry.”
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has not forgotten the comments singer and actress Bette Midler made about his state back in December.
The Kennedy Center Honors has returned to tradition this year with a real-life gala and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016.
President Joe Biden will be in the house for the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday. Biden and his wife, Jill, plan to attend the star-studded extravaganza celebrating five artists.
Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer-songwriter from Texas whose literary songs like “Love at the Five and Dime” celebrated the South, has died. She was 68.
The Kennedy Center Honors is returning in December. The honorees will be Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels, opera singer Justino Diaz, folk music legend Joni Mitchell and actress-singer Bette Midler.
NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Paul Rudnick has never been comfortable with the term “coastal elites,” that sneering nod to educated professionals who live in California cities or along the Eastern seaboard.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is using words and pictures to tell a New York story.

Midler’s picture book “The Tale of the Mandarin Duck” will be published Feb. 16, Random House Books for Young Readers announced Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson, making HBO’s “Coastal Elites” in pandemic-forced isolation proved an unsettling challenge.
PORTSMOUTH, England (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday joined world leaders to praise alliances and military service ahead of the anniversary of the D-Day invasion, just hours after offering no regrets when asked about whether he wished he had been able to serve in the Vietnam War.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway as a classic roguish traveling salesman.

Producer Scott Rudin said Wednesday the two-time Tony-winner will star in a revival of the Meredith Willson musical “The Music Man” starting in September 2020.
Jake Flores is excited to hit the road ? again.

It’s what he does as a comedian.

“Whenever I can, I’ll get on the road,” he says in a recent phone interview.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tributes from stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler poured in to honor the life and career of Carol Channing, the three-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in “Hello, Dolly!”
You can never have enough sparkling wine — in any month, let alone December. Besides New Year’s Eve, you also have Christmas, Christmas Eve, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, Winter Solstice, Bette Midler’s birthday, the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood, and probably a bunch of other important ev
NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the best new artist Grammy is a goal for most breakthrough performers, but for some of its recipients, it can create pressure to match previous success or surpass it.
On May 4, 1959, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gene Autry and other musical luminaries sat down to formal dinners and golden statues in Los Angeles and New York simultaneously for the very first Grammy Awards.
NEW YORK (AP) — Beanie Feldstein was a Broadway buff since she was a kid. She was obsessed with musicals, hung with the “theater crowd” in high school and spent years watching shows on the Great White Way.
NEW YORK (AP) — Geraldo Rivera is apologizing for a memoir published a quarter-century ago that recounts sexual experiences he says he’s now “embarrassed” about.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bette Midler renewed an allegation of 1970s sexual misconduct against Geraldo Rivera on Thursday, a day after Rivera called the news business “flirty” amid Matt Lauer’s dismissal by NBC.
NEW YORK (AP) — Five memorable moments from the 2017 Tony Awards:

DON’T MESS WITH BETTE: It takes real bravado to even attempt to shoo off Bette Midler when she’s winning her first competitive Tony.
NEW YORK (AP) — “Dear Evan Hansen,” the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards along with five other statuettes, including best score, book and top actor honors for Ben Platt.