1. Bernadette Peters to Replace Bette Midler in Broadway's 'Hello, Dolly!' Revival

    September 05, 2017 6:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tony winner Bette Midler will play her final performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi in January. Bernadette Peters is putting on her Sunday clothes for  Hello, Dolly!  on Broadway. The seasoned stage actress will step into the title role of the hit musi ...

  2. Lady Gaga, Questlove, Stephen Colbert & More React to Trump Firing Steve Bannon

    August 18, 2017 5:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Congrats on removing your first monument to racism!" White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was forced out of President Donald Trump's administration on Friday (Aug. 18), and musicians and celebrities were quick to weigh in about ...

  3. Gay Icon Trivia: How Well Do You Know Bette Midler, Spice Girls & More?

    June 30, 2017 8:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 As part of our 30 Days of Pride initiative, we quizzed some of our favorite LGBTQ musicians on various bits of Pride trivia. In this edition, watch host Louis Virtel quiz  MUNA ,  Bonnie McKee ,  Shamir ,  Parson James  and Brayton Bowman on some of ...

  4. 2017 Tony Awards: Bette Midler Acceptance Speech

    2017 Tony Awards: Bette Midler Acceptance Speech

    June 11, 2017 11:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bette Midler gives a long acceptance speech on receiving her Best Actress award for "Hello, Dolly" at the 2017 Tonys. Videos Bette Midler Brightcove ...

  5. Watch Bette Midler Outlast Play-Off Music With Tonys Acceptance Speech: 'Shut That Crap Off!'

    June 11, 2017 11:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 While accepting her Tony for best lead actress in a musical, the always loquacious Bette Midler  had a lot to say -- and made sure all of it was heard. During her lengthy speech, the play-off music started to swell as a sign to wrap it up, though Mi ...

  6. Bette Midler to Bobby Brown: No.1 Songs From 1989

    June 05, 2017 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 We'll breakdown 1989 , but you can relive all the Hot 100's number one hits year by year: 80s : 1980  |  1981  |  1982   |  1983  |  1984  |  1985  |  1986  |  1987 |  1988  |  1989  | 90s : 1990  | 1991  |  1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 199 ...

  7. How Grammy-Winning Producer Steven Epstein Made 'Hello, Dolly!' Cast Album

    May 31, 2017 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Before producer Steven Epstein makes a Broadway cast album, he nearly always has a chance to attend one or more performances of the show. But the Bette Midler -led revival of Hello, Dolly! -- the hottest ticket on Broadway this season -- was a diffe ...

  8. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Bob's Burgers' Soundtrack & New 'Hello, Dolly!' Cast Recording Debut

    May 25, 2017 8:03 PM EDT 0 0 3 'Bob's Burgers' is the highest charting animated TV soundtrack since 2012. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated June 3), Harry Styles debuted at No. 1 with his self-titled album , earning 230,000 equivalent album units in t ...

  9. Katy Perry, John Legend, Bette Midler & More Blast House Health Care Vote

    May 04, 2017 6:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 "GOP passed a health care bill so bad they exempted themselves from it. They may live longer, but when they die, it’s straight to hell!" said Midler. House Republicans voted Thursday (May 4) to approve a controversial health care bill, tha ...

  10. Tony Awards Nominations: The Complete List

    May 02, 2017 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 1 Kevin Spacey will host the Broadway-lauding ceremony on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. The nominations for the 71st annual Tony Awards were announced Tuesday morning (May 2) by Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson. The hit musical Natasha, Pier ...

  11. Josh Groban, Bette Midler & More Broadway Stars Satirize Trump in Song at Easter Bonnet Competition

    April 26, 2017 4:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 A wave of unseasonably cold, damp weather didn’t stop Bette Midler , Josh Groban and other stars from dropping by New York’s Minskoff Theatre -- currently the home of The Lion King  -- Tuesday for Broadway’s 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition, an ...

  12. John Legend, Zendaya, Bette Midler & More Celebrities React to Failed Health Care Bill

    March 24, 2017 7:59 PM EDT "There's more to do, but this is a real win." Obamacare will not be repealed or replaced, as a Republican-backed bill to eradicate the Affordable Care Act was pulled by House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday (March 24) before votes were e ...

  13. Bette Midler Shares First Photo From 'Hello, Dolly!' Broadway Revival

    March 14, 2017 6:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard spoke with the Divine Miss M in the fall about taking on the iconic role. On the eve of Bette Midler ’s return to the Broadway stage in the revival of Hello, Dolly! , the Divine Miss M shared the first photo of her in the iconic title role ...

  14. Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars and Other Top Stars Betting On New Las Vegas Venues

    February 16, 2017 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 It was opening night of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in April 2016, and the crowd was cheering hometown heroes: The Killers , fronted by Brandon Flowers , and "Mr. Las Vegas" himself, Wayne Newton , who had joined the band onstage. Watc ...

  15. Heartbreaking Civilian Crisis in Aleppo Draws Reactions From Madonna, Pink, Bette Midler & More

    December 15, 2016 4:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The images are haunting. Days after Russia said the four-year battle over Syria's largest city, Aleppo, had ended with the defeat of rebel forces, social media feeds and 24-hour news channel screens were flooded with pictures of civilian casual ...

  16. Bette Midler Dresses Up as Her 'Hocus Pocus' Character for Halloween

    October 29, 2016 12:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 Winifred is back. Bette Midler reprised her role as one of the Sanderson sisters from Hocus Pocus for a special occasion. Attending the Hulaween Party on Friday (Oct. 28) to celebrate the 21st anniversary of New York's Restoration Project, Midl ...

  17. Pop Shop Podcast: Bette Midler Reflects on 'Divine' Debut Album & Enduring Appeal of 'Hocus Pocus'

    October 26, 2016 2:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 Welcome to a new episode of the Billboard.com Pop Shop Podcast , Billboard's weekly audio breakdown of the Billboard charts, hottest music news and the year's biggest musical events. Casual pop fans and chart junkies can hear Billboard co- ...

  18. 'The Voice' Recap: Third Night of Battles Forces Coaches to Tighten Their Teams

    October 17, 2016 10:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Battle Round continued on The Voice tonight, with season 11 coaches Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine all preparing their artists with the help of celebrity mentors Joan Jett, Charlie Puth, Bette Midler and Sammy Hagar . Th ...

  19. Bette Midler, Joan Jett, Sammy Hagar & Charlie Puth Join 'The Voice' as Mentors

    Bette Midler, Joan Jett, Sammy Hagar & Charlie Puth Join 'The Voice' as Mentors

    October 11, 2016 11:26 AM EDT 0 0 0 Watch a clip of Bette Midler, Joan Jett, Sammy Hagar and Charlie Puth on this season's 'The Voice.' music , joan jett , Bette Midler , Billboard , The Voice , Charlie Puth , Joan Jett , Charlie Puth , Sammy Hagar , Bette Midler Videos ...

  20. Bette Midler, Sammy Hagar, Charlie Puth and Joan Jett as Guest Advisors on 'The Voice': Exclusive Clip

    October 11, 2016 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Voice 's Battle Rounds commenced on Monday night (Oct. 10) with two team mates from each of season 11's judges competing for the opportunity to advance on to the knock-out rounds. Bette Midler , Joan Jett , Charlie Puth and Sammy Hagar ...

  21. The Best Musical Guests on 'The Simpsons'

    September 26, 2016 9:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sunday night (Sept. 25)  The Simpsons entered its perfectly cromulent 28 th season.  Over the course of their nearly 600 episodes, the Simpson family have done just about everything and met just about everyone. (After all, “Simpsons did it!”) One ...

  22. Bette Midler 'Can't Wait' to See Idina Menzel Revive Her 'Beaches' Role

    August 03, 2016 4:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 No one is more excited to see the upcoming TV revival of Beaches than Bette Midler . In the 1988 feature film, Midler played the iconic role of CC Bloom, an aspiring singer who meets Hillary (played Barbara Hershey) as a kid on the Venice Boardwalk. ...

  23. Ariana Grande's Best Fangirl Moments, From Madonna to Jim Carrey, Bruno Mars & More

    July 21, 2016 4:00 PM EDT 5.021 k 0 82 Even though Ariana Grande is one of the world's biggest pop stars with legions of fans' support, the 23-year-old hasn't lost respect for her own influences and contemporaries. That's all to say, she's still a fan hers ...

  24. Bette Midler Fires Back at Kim Kardashian: 'Not Everyone Can Take a Joke'

    March 08, 2016 3:43 PM EST 0 0 0 It all started as playful social-media fun for Kim Kardashian when she posted a nude selfie this past Sunday. Of course, she quickly became a topic of online conversation, and a number of other celebrities took to making jokes about situation.  Kim ...

  25. Bette Midler Has This to Say About Kim Kardashian's Nude Selfie

    March 07, 2016 7:13 PM EST 0 0 0 "If Kim wants us to see a part of her we've never seen, she's gonna have to swallow the camera." Bette Midler is not impressed by Kim Kardashian's latest nude selfie.  Watch Bette Midler Sing Kim Kardashian Tweets on 'J ...

  26. 2016 Iowa Caucus: Cher, Killer Mike, Foster the People & More Respond on Twitter

    February 02, 2016 2:12 PM EST 0 0 0 The Iowa caucus results are in, and celebrity musicians and artists had plenty to say about the event.  Bernie Sanders Sings 'This Land Is Your Land' With Vampire Weekend At University of Iowa: Watch Many were surprised by how neck-and-nec ...

  27. Amy Poehler Sings Bette Midler Classic 'The Rose' With Jack Black: Watch

    October 11, 2015 7:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Amy Poehler was on the comedy lineup at Tenacious D ’s third annual Festival Supreme in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 10 – and she surprised the crowd with a second appearance that night. The SNL vet joined Jack Black onstage for a performance of Be ...

  28. Bette Midler Calls Out Justin Bieber's Dad for 'Abandoning His Son'

    October 10, 2015 9:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber ’s nude photos -- and his father’s recent commentary about them -- have caught the attention of Bette Midler . The singer took to Twitter on Saturday, Oct. 10, to lash out at “proud" dad Jeremy Bieber. Justin Bieber's Father ...

  29. Bette Midler's Divine Intervention Tour Wraps With $32 Million Grossed

    July 23, 2015 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bette Midler ’s recently ended Divine Intervention tour grossed $36 million from 32 performances, according to Billboard Boxscore. The pop diva’s latest trek -- her first touring production since 2004 -- wrapped with two shows in London on July 18 a ...

  30. The Rolling Stones Have Grossed $360 Million on Tour Since 2012

    June 26, 2015 1:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Rolling Stones takes the top slot on the weekly Hot Tours recap (see list, below) for the first time since launching its Zip Code tour in late May. The iconic rock band’s No. 1 ranking comes from $52 million in box office sales earned at six sta ...

  31. Late Night Music Roundup: Watch Alabama Shakes, Afghan Whigs & Bette Midler

    March 10, 2015 6:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alabama Shakes used the bright lights and big stage of the  Late Show with   David Letterman  to show-off "Don't Wanna Fight," a new track lifted from the band's forthcoming album, Sound & Color . It wasn't the Athens, A ...

  32. Watch Bette Midler Sing Kim Kardashian Tweets on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

    March 10, 2015 5:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bette Midler has the Midas Touch. She's sold more than 30 million albums, collected three Grammy Awards, three Emmy Awards, four Golden Globes, and a special Tony Award. And she can spin Kim Kardashian's tweets into theatrical gold.  The D ...

  33. Solange vs. Jay Z and More: 2014's Music Beefs by the Numbers

    December 31, 2014 2:29 PM EST This past year was filled with artists beefing with one another, both in and out the e-streets. Even Ariana Grande jumped in. From the hilarious ( Cam'Ron vs. Nick Cannon ) to the severe ( Jay Z vs. Solange ), below are 2014's music beef ...

  34. Bette Midler's Birthday Wish: To Work With Ariana Grande

    December 01, 2014 5:52 PM EST Bette Midler has the perfect idea to bury the hatchet with Ariana Grande . Ariana Grande Responds to Those Bette Midler Comments... As a refresher: Midler made some comments last week that Grande looks "ridiculous" when she tries to be ...

  35. Bette Midler on Her Ariana Grande Comments: 'All I Can Say Is...'

    November 25, 2014 9:19 PM EST The Bette Midler - Ariana Grande back-and-forth continues... After Midler told the U.K.'s Telegraph that Grande looks "ridiculous" trying to seem sexy and that "you don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead, ...

  36. Ariana Grande Responds to Those Bette Midler Comments...

    November 25, 2014 5:39 PM EST 2.278 k 152 2 0 'Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went,' Grande tweets. Brenda Morelli would  never. Ariana Grande  has responded on Twitter ...

  37. Op-Ed: Independent Musician Ron Pope: How I Made $250K From Streaming

    November 25, 2014 1:58 PM EST The debate around streaming isn't as simple as "streaming versus musicians" -- as independent artist Ron Pope explains. I’d like to start by saying this: I am an honest-to-goodness Taylor Swift fan. I’ve purchased each of her album ...

  38. Bette Midler Says Ariana Grande Looks 'Ridiculous' Trying to Be Sexy

    November 24, 2014 9:04 PM EST 'You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead,' Midler says in U.K. interview. So what did Bette Midler think about those AMAs on Sunday night? According to a new interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph , she prob ...

  39. Band Aid 30’s 'Do They Know It’s Christmas' Opens at No. 1 in U.K. With Huge Sales

    November 24, 2014 4:56 AM EST Band Aid 30’s updated “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (EMI/Universal) has become the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year to date, selling 312,000 downloads to go straight to No. 1. Sunday's (Nov. 23) new Official Charts Company data als ...

  40. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Doobie Brothers Earn Highest Charting Album Since 1980

    November 14, 2014 10:05 PM EST Also debuting: Ellen DeGeneres’ new holiday compilation On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift’s 1989 held firm at No. 1 , selling 402,000 copies in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Only two new albums sta ...

  41. Bette Midler Scores Fifth Straight Decade of Top 10 Albums

    November 14, 2014 7:29 PM EST Bette Midler celebrates a fifth consecutive decade of top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, as It’s the Girls debuts at No. 3. She's only the second woman, following Barbra Streisand , to notch top 10 albums in each of the last five dec ...

  42. Bette Midler Scores Fifth Straight Decade of Top 10 Albums

    November 14, 2014 7:29 PM EST Bette Midler celebrates a fifth consecutive decade of top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, as It’s the Girls debuts at No. 3. She's only the second woman, following Barbra Streisand , to notch top 10 albums in each of the last five de ...

  43. Taylor Swift's '1989' Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    November 12, 2014 11:00 AM EST Meanwhile, Bette Midler and Calvin Harris score Top 10 debuts on the albums chart. As expected , Taylor Swift 's blockbuster 1989 album spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set sold 402,000 copies in the week endi ...

  44. Taylor Swift's '1989' May Sell 400,000 in Second Week

    November 07, 2014 10:07 PM EST She'll likely beat the No. 2 album by more than 300,000. Taylor Swift 's monster 1989 album is so big, it seems that the music business decided to mostly avoid releasing any albums that would have to compete with its second week on ...

  45. Bette Midler Sings to Barbara Walters, Makes Her Cry (Watch)

    May 12, 2014 3:49 AM EDT Bette Midler memorably serenaded Johnny Carson on his penultimate episode as host of the Tonight Show. Friday she sang to another departing TV icon:Barbara Walters, performing an impromptu rendition of "The Glory of Love" on The View, a ...

  46. 'Glee' Recap: Ambition Causes Friction In 'The Back-Up Plan'

    April 30, 2014 4:17 AM EDT In the “Back-Up Plan” it is pretty evident that no one really has one, and when push comes to shove the only plan they really have is to rely on each other when their grand ambitions intersect with the sacredness of their personal relationships. Ou ...

  47. Chart Moves: Journey's 'Greatest' Hits 300th Chart Week, Linda Ronstadt Scores Highest Charting Album Since 1990

    April 18, 2014 10:00 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the "Frozen" soundtrack spent its 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 , selling 133,000 copies in the week ending April 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four new entries arrived in the top 10 ...

  48. Morning Fix: Strait, Lambert Win at ACMs; Bette Midler Joins Streaming Pay Critics' Chorus; UMG's New Top-Level Trifecta

    April 07, 2014 6:45 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE GEORGE STRAIT, MIRANDA LAMBERT WIN BIG AT ACM AWARDS It was Las Vegas' night to celebrate country music, as the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards celebrated the format in party fashio ...

  49. Bette Midler Disparages Pandora, Spotify Over Artist Compensation (Updated)

    April 06, 2014 8:21 AM EDT (*This story has been updated with a response from Pandora followig its original publication.) Add Bette Midler to the growing list of musicians publicly expressing their displeasure with the amounts Pandora, Spotify and other digital radio and ...

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