Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped...
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...
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...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Bette Midler and Sarah Paulson, making HBO's “Coastal Elites” in pandemic-forced isolation proved an unsettling challenge.
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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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Taraji P. Henson teared up as she discussed suicide rates among young black people. Gigi Hadid did the same as she spoke about the fate of the Rohingya people in refugee camps in...
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...
NEW YORK (AP) — Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in...
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!" on Broadway and beyond. She died Tuesday at 97.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bette Midler and Brooke Shields are among the guest stars dropping in on CBS' "Murphy Brown" revival.
Midler was on the original sitcom as Caprice, one of many difficult, short-tenured secretaries to Candice Bergen's Murphy.
CBS said Thursday the singer-actress is back as Caprice on the Nov. 8 episode, this time with a connection to Murphy that makes her even more unbearable.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is apologizing for a tweet that caused a social media backlash when she compared the struggle of women to the history of racism.
The singer-actress wrote that women "are the n-word of the world" and "They are the most disrespected creatures on earth." Midler was quoting the title of a 1972 song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
NEW YORK (AP) — Celebrities and fashion insiders react to the apparent suicide of designer Kate Spade:
"Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still cant believe it. Its a rough world out there people, try to hang on." — Brother-in-law and comedian David Spade, via Instagram.
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway grosses hit another record high last season by pulling in $1.7 billion, fueled by fervent demand to see such draws as Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler and a grown-up Harry Potter.
Data from the Broadway League, the national trade association for the industry, released Tuesday shows box office receipts were up 17.1 percent over last season's $1.45 billion.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly.
The Divine Miss M is returning to the Tony Award-winning revival of "Hello, Dolly!" on July 17 for a six-week run that will close the production on Aug. 25, The Associated Press has learned.
Midler is not coming back empty-handed. She also has lured previous co-stars David Hyde Pierce and Gavin Creel back as well. Pierce earned a Tony nomination in the show and Creel won a best featured Tony.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-winning actress Betty Buckley has been tapped to lead the national tour of the latest exuberant Broadway production of "Hello, Dolly!" a gig she calls "such a gift."
"I'm just so happy to take such a happy show all around America. It's like 'Make America Happy Again,'" Buckley told The Associated Press on Monday. "It's like an antidote."
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.
That's why some feel that winning the award is a slight curse.
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...
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.
In the tweet posted by the actress-singer and confirmed by her publicist, she included a video from the 1991 interview with Barbara Walters in which Midler made the allegation against Rivera.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Five memorable moments from the 2017 Tony Awards:
Bette Midler steals the show at the Tony Awards
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Tony Awards always seem to attract stars from TV, films and music — and, of course, plenty of stage stars. This year, the lineup featured Josh Groban, Scarlett Johansson, Kevin Kline, Bette Midler, Orlando Bloom, Glenn Close, Cynthia Nixon, Sara Bareilles, Tommy Tune, Whoopi Goldberg and Anna Kendrick, among others.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey will have some starry names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Wilde have all signed up to help present trophies.
Spacey, who won Oscars for the movies "The Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" and a Tony Award in 1991 in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers," is making his debut as host of the telecast on June 11.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Award nominations (all times local):
"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," a sung-through musical that dramatizes a 70-page melodrama at the center of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," has earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations.
The acting categories saw nominations for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate Blanchett.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two Broadway titans in Bette Midler and Glenn Close return to the Great White Way this spring. Here's a look at some of the highlights:
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — For Idina Menzel and Nia Long, director Garry Marshall's 1988 melodrama "Beaches," starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey, is a four-hankie treat.
So why do a remake?
"Why not?" replied Long ("The Best Man Holiday"), pointing to the story's timeless elements. "It really is a film about friendship and girl power and just living your truth."
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Idina Menzel prefers creating roles rather than following in someone else's footsteps. Yet when it came to a remake of "Beaches," the Broadway veteran couldn't turn it down.
Menzel tackles the role played by Bette Midler in the 1988 theatrical film for the Lifetime TV version co-starring Nia Long that airs Jan. 21. She also recorded Midler's No. 1 hit from the movie "Wing Beneath My Wings," a 1990 Grammy Award winner.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It wasn't coarse language that got Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attention this time; it was his crooning.
He and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak performed karaoke at a state dinner in Malaysia on Thursday.
Duterte sang Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" while Najib performed an upbeat version of "The Young Ones" by Cliff Richards.
They sang together to the '70s chart topper "Sha-La-La-La-La-La" by Danish rock band The Walkers. Najib danced as he sang.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is going back to the beginning of her career — the divine beginning.
The Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner is re-releasing a deluxe version of "The Divine Miss M," her 1972 debut album that included the hits "Do You Want To Dance," ''Chapel Of Love," ''Friends" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For television actress Busy Philipps, campaigning for Hillary Clinton isn't always glamorous.
The star of "Dawson's Creek" and "Freaks and Geeks" pitched in recently in Iowa. But she wasn't addressing giant rallies or hosting big-ticket fundraisers. Instead, the exuberant blonde spoke to about 20 women in the cavernous Des Moines skywalk, encouraging them to vote early on their lunch break.