Bette Midler

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A razzle-dazzle rector, theatrical cats and Christmas cards from Judi Dench: inside the Actors’ church
The Rev Simon Grigg, a former stage director, welcomes our writer to St Paul’s in Covent Garden, where the stars worship

David Jays

10, Jan, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Hocus Pocus 2 review – belated Halloween sequel is far from bewitching
Bette Midler returns with her child-killing sisters in a disappointingly flat follow-up that tries too hard to soften the villains

Benjamin Lee

30, Sep, 2022 @5:14 AM

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Butt of the joke: Bette Midler fires back at West Virginia governor Jim Justice
Actor and activist says ‘dog’s ass would make a better governor’ after State of the State speech stunt goes viral

Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies

28, Jan, 2022 @9:57 PM

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Barbara Hershey on Beaches, Woody Allen and breastfeeding on TV: ‘I was an innocent’
Now 73, the star of Hannah and Her Sisters shines in Jason Blum’s new horror. She talks about why audiences are hungry for mature movies, and her unhappiness at becoming an accidental poster girl for cosmetic surgery

Hadley Freeman

07, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Denise van Outen: ‘I thought if I had legs like Cilla, I’d have a long career’
The TV presenter and West End star on her Vivienne Westwood bikini, attempting to replicate Club Tropicana – and crying at Beaches

As told to Rich Pelley

01, Apr, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The Glorias review – Gloria Steinem biopic is a laughably shoddy mess
Julie Taymor’s film on the multiple life stages of the defining feminist turns what should be a fascinating character study into an embarrassing disaster

Adrian Horton

29, Sep, 2020 @5:23 AM

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Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?
A range of stars, including Bette Midler and Issa Rae, act out clunky monologues in a tone-deaf attempt to speak to a divided America

Charles Bramesco

08, Sep, 2020 @3:25 PM

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'Did you ever know you're not my hero?' Bette Midler and Trump revive feud
Things blew up again this week between the social media foes, with the US president calling the music legend a ‘washed-up psycho’

Joanna Walters in New York

05, Jun, 2019 @4:43 PM

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Barry Manilow – all his greatest songs ranked!
As the bouffanted Brooklynite tours the UK, possibly for the last time, we cast an eye over his musical achievements

Alexis Petridis

30, Aug, 2018 @1:12 PM

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Freak Show review – Trudie Styler looks for the funny side of bullying
Alex Lawther plays a gay high-schooler with dreams of being homecoming queen in this smug, overcooked comedy drama

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jun, 2018 @3:00 PM

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Broadway in 2017: box office records broken under the shadow of Trump
Political themes inevitably emerged alongside star turns from Bette Midler and Kevin Kline but despite some promising new plays, disappointment lingered

Alexis Soloski

07, Dec, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Tony awards: Dear Evan Hansen takes centre stage at Broadway's big night
The ‘social media musical’ with a pop score dominated with six wins, Hello, Dolly! also shone, while host Kevin Spacey’s performance divided opinion

Joanna Walters in New York

12, Jun, 2017 @5:20 AM

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