Bette Midler

Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton to Star in Netflix Film “Divanation”

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What would happen if you removed the awful husbands from The First Wives Club, and instead Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton formed a girl group and toured the nation—and then broke up acrimoniously? And then flashed forward 20 years? Well, you’d have Divanation, a new feature film from Netflix. (But sorry, no, it isn’t actually a sequel to The First Wives Club.)
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Watch: The Sanderson Sisters Are Resurrected in Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus’ Stage Show

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In case you weren’t able to find the type of 90s nostalgia you’d hoped for in footage from last weekend’s theme-parkish 90s Fest (and you wouldn’t be blamed for being underwhelmed by the event), Disney is revisiting one of most immediate nostalgia-triggers for the era at their very real theme park: Hocus Pocus, the 1993 witchy family comedy starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, has been made into a Disney World stage show.
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The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘American Sniper,’ ‘Girlhood’

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Temperatures are rising and the multiplexes are filling with big summer blockbusters, which is about all the reason you need to say to hell with it, lock the doors, and watch movies in your living room. It’s a particularly eclectic week on the home video front, with Netflix offering up one of the year’s best films thus far, a monster war movie and a revolutionary Shakespeare adaptation on the new-release shelf, and Criterion presenting two flawed but fascinating almost-classics.
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The Curious History of “I Put a Spell On You”

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The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack was released earlier this week, and surprisingly, it’s composed of more than sounds of hundreds of “holy cows” a-mooing and “holy craps” a-squelching. No, to bring some semblance of chemistry to the stars’ seemingly steely relationship, the soundtrack enlists the sex-therapeutic presences of talents like Beyoncé, Sia, Frank Sinatra, Ellie Goulding, the Rolling Stones and Annie Lennox. The Lennox track is especially noteworthy, as it’s a cover of the oft-covered Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell On You.”
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The Golden Globes’ Most Memorable WTF Moments: A Retrospective

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The Golden Globes are on Sunday night, giving us our yearly chance to drink along (in spirit) with famous people. It’s a night when the bold-faced names in Hollywood get to loosen up and laugh at themselves (albeit not too hard), aided by their friends from Moet & Chandon. Naturally, all of that social lubrication means we get a pretty wacky three-hour awards show (rather than the increasingly stuffy and overwrought Oscars). Here are a few memorable moments of craziness from Golden Globes past. 
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2013 Tony Nominations: The Theatre World Takes Broadway Back From Hollywood

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Like any other award given to popular art, the Tonys can be divisive. The awards, handed out by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League, honor a select number of American theatre performances — productions must take place within the eligibility period (roughly, the Broadway season that runs from June to April) and in a Broadway house, which is defined not by location but by size (a theatre must have 500 seats or more). Considering the limited number of eligible productions, the small nominating committee of 42 theatre professionals, and the continuous commercialization of Broadway productions, it’s understandable that many critics see the Tony not as a respectable award but rather as an internal marketing tactic.
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