"Long, long ago, around 1980, through a veil of hot, briny tears, I seem to recall that I toured the world with my show, for the first time, and lived to tell," Bette Midler tells us. "Reissuing 'A View From A Broad' with a fresh, new introduction next week!"
Well, New Yorkers, it seems the Divine Miss M will be autographing copies at Barnes & Noble at Union Square on April Fool's Day! I hope to be there but no guarantee I'll get in to this Divine Madness. Will keep you abreast so to speak.
I purchased the original 1980 edition but seem to have lost it during one of my tumultuous divorces. Lucky not to have lost my mind along with it. Here's my chance to reclaim it in all its Simon & Schuster glory.
The window of opportunity to get Bette's "John Hancock" are daunting, however. Says the bookstore: "Due to time limitations, we cannot
guarantee every customer will obtain a meeting and live signature from
the author. Event space to open at noon for book purchasers. Customers
are allowed 1 CD to be signed, if purchased at B&N. NO memorabilia,
please. Call our store for details."
Bette also informs us that, on that same day (April Fool's Day She'll be on CBS This Morning's Chatting with Gayle King. "She is always such a hoot," writes Bette. "We will be discussing my life as an author and nincompoop."
Cher's tour has hit the road! Opening night reviews out of Arizona were awesome! The UK's Mirror crowed: "It seems Cher really can Turn Back Time – squeezing into the oufit she wore in the video for her hit of that name 25 years ago. Only her hair is bigger as she slinks about in the spangly see-through body stocking and embellished leather jacket. Looking
just a fraction of her 67 years, the pop legend delighted fans by
sporting the iconic costume to open her aptly-named Dressed To Kill tour
– her first time on the road in nine years."
The tour will arrive in Brooklyn on May 9, Barclay's Center. (My birthday's on the 13th and Cher's on the 20th.) Divine synchronicity, sweeties!
Saturday's March 29th Night of a Thousand Gowns Gala in Manhattan will feature quite an impressive line-up of Divas! Sandra Bernhard, Martha Reeves of Martha & the Vandellas, and Expose. The event will support God's Love We Deliver & the True Colors Fund. However, sweeties, I hope to be at Resorts World Casino in Queens where Evelyn "Champagne" King, France Joli, Anita ("Ring My Bell") Ward and Sharon Brown ("I Specialize in Love") will perform.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta's birthday is March 28th, by the way. Happy Birthday, Lady Gaga!
I specialize in divas. Now, excuse me while I put away the dishes. Until next week, chanteuse wishes and diva dreams!