Before the whole world knew her as “The Divine Miss M,” Bette Milder was ours. In the early ’70s, bawdy, belt-y Bette was performing for the NYC bathhouse boys, and don’t think she’s forgotten it, either. “I mean, if I had a nickel for everybody that said they saw me at the baths,” says Midler in our recent interview, “I would be Joe Billionaire by now!”
Ten years without our favorite cupcake-wearing gonzo, Valerie Cherish, is 10 years too long. But the wait’s over. You were heard.
It’s hard to ignore the fact that Andrew Scott came out publicly just last year while watching him in “Pride.” A British dramedy based on the alliance between striking miners and gay activists in the mid-’80s, the inspiring romp finds the 38-year-old Irishman putting those puppy eyes on full display.
They don’t make hearts bigger than the one beating inside of Annie Lennox.
Despite the icon’s legendary recording career, dating back to the late ’70s, music has taken a backseat to another passion: people. While still dedicated to philanthropic work focused on causes like HIV/AIDS and global peace, the singer-songwriter returns with her first disc in four years, a covers album called “Nostalgia.”