Bette midler tweets about another one of lady gaga's "homages"

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    Jul 17, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
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    what do you guys think?
  • Musicman91

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    Jul 17, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    Oh Winnifred Sanderson............I'm still waitng for a Houcs Pocus sequel.
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    Jul 17, 2011 4:33 AM GMT
    They don't look related at all. I think Bette's tooting her own horn and Gaga probably doesn't even know about Bette's schtick. icon_razz.gif There have been plenty of wheelchair gags and she already did it in Paparazzi.
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    Jul 17, 2011 4:35 AM GMT
    HAHA Tell that bitch Bette Midler! icon_lol.gif
  • Orias

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    Jul 17, 2011 7:07 AM GMT
    Dear Bette Middler :

    Learn what "Homage" means.
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    Jul 17, 2011 7:11 AM GMT
    Dear Lady GaGa,

    I used to be a singer and now you're a singer. YOU STOLE MY LIFE FROM ME.

    Love,
    Yesterday
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    Jul 17, 2011 7:13 AM GMT
    Orias saidDear Bette Middler :

    Learn what "Homage" means.


    Where did she use the word 'homage'?
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    Jul 17, 2011 7:17 AM GMT
    Orias saidDear Bette Middler :

    Learn what "Homage" means.


    It is not homage. She has no idea what she is doing. She is put together by a group of much older gay guys who have been mining everyone from Leigh Bowery to Bette Midler to Marilyn (and no, I do not mean Monroe).

    She is a performer and puts on a great show but she denies credit where it is due - most likely because she has no idea where the ideas are coming from.
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    Jul 17, 2011 7:29 AM GMT
    kandsk saidThey don't look related at all. I think Bette's tooting her own horn and Gaga probably doesn't even know about Bette's schtick. icon_razz.gif There have been plenty of wheelchair gags and she already did it in Paparazzi.

    I saw Midlers wheelchair bit over thirty years ago when I tended bar at one of her shows and there weren't a lot of wheelchair gags at the time, unless you want to include the wheelchair comedy from the slapstick era of silent films. Most creative efforts are derivative of something or someone else anyway and perhaps especially in the performing arts.

    The idea for Midlers' bit was Bruce Vilances' to begin with, and LaGaGas stuff in general is so original who cares about some wheelchair gag anyway? For all we know the Paparazzi idea came from some gay guy as well.
    Midler has never taken herself seriously - the woman dressed up as a hot dog at the gay baths for gods sake, so I would be surprised if this were meant as a mean spirited thing.
    If GaGa does owe something to Midler then Midler owes something to Mae West and Sophie Tucker. West and Tucker probably owe something to some other broads.
    I don't think Midler is a bitch. I think she's a champion of the gay community and has always included openly gay content in her comedy, even at a time when it was considered edgy.
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    kandsk saidThey don't look related at all. I think Bette's tooting her own horn and Gaga probably doesn't even know about Bette's schtick. icon_razz.gif There have been plenty of wheelchair gags and she already did it in Paparazzi.

    I saw Midlers wheelchair bit over thirty years ago when I tended bar at one of her shows and there weren't a lot of wheelchair gags at the time, unless you want to include the wheelchair comedy from the slapstick era of silent films. Most creative efforts are derivative of something or someone else anyway and perhaps especially in the performing arts.

    The idea for Midlers' bit was Bruce Vilances' to begin with, and LaGaGas stuff in general is so original who cares about some wheelchair gag anyway? For all we know the Paparazzi idea came from some gay guy as well.
    Midler has never taken herself seriously - the woman dressed up as a hot dog at the gay baths for gods sake, so I would be surprised if this were meant as a mean spirited thing.
    If GaGa does owe something to Midler then Midler owes something to Mae West and Sophie Tucker. West and Tucker probably owe something to some other broads.
    I don't think Midler is a bitch. I think she's a champion of the gay community and has always included openly gay content in her comedy, even at a time when it was considered edgy.


    Actually, those are ALL excellent points.

    And let's not lose sight of the most important point of all here boys:

    THERE ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT BE A THREAD DEBATING BETTE MIDLER AND LADY GAGA ON REAL JOCK!!!!!!!!!

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  • Ezrider107

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    Jul 17, 2011 7:37 AM GMT
    And yet here it is...
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    Jul 17, 2011 10:35 AM GMT
    This sounds like Etta James wanting to whip that little skinny bitch's ass, [her words about Beyoncé] for singing her song, At Last, at Obama's inaugural ball.
  • rnch

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    Jul 17, 2011 10:43 AM GMT
    yet another example of how derivative lady gagme is of past performers.
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    Jul 17, 2011 11:07 AM GMT
    No one touches Bette. She is in a league of her own.

    I like L-Ga but enough with her fans saying she is original. She uses the shticks of other past artists like Bowie and now Bette and refreshes them. They are not original. However I will give her the meat dress.


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    Jul 17, 2011 12:19 PM GMT
    What the great Diva she is. Lady Midler
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    Jul 17, 2011 12:25 PM GMT
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    when your "talent" is minimal at best, you got to all kind of extremes and outrageous tactics to hide it.

    i believe that old timers on madison ave would call this "selling the sizzle without the steak"?






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  • Aquanerd

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    Jul 17, 2011 12:26 PM GMT
    Cash said
    jawrhed said
    kandsk saidThey don't look related at all. I think Bette's tooting her own horn and Gaga probably doesn't even know about Bette's schtick. icon_razz.gif There have been plenty of wheelchair gags and she already did it in Paparazzi.

    I saw Midlers wheelchair bit over thirty years ago when I tended bar at one of her shows and there weren't a lot of wheelchair gags at the time, unless you want to include the wheelchair comedy from the slapstick era of silent films. Most creative efforts are derivative of something or someone else anyway and perhaps especially in the performing arts.

    The idea for Midlers' bit was Bruce Vilances' to begin with, and LaGaGas stuff in general is so original who cares about some wheelchair gag anyway? For all we know the Paparazzi idea came from some gay guy as well.
    Midler has never taken herself seriously - the woman dressed up as a hot dog at the gay baths for gods sake, so I would be surprised if this were meant as a mean spirited thing.
    If GaGa does owe something to Midler then Midler owes something to Mae West and Sophie Tucker. West and Tucker probably owe something to some other broads.
    I don't think Midler is a bitch. I think she's a champion of the gay community and has always included openly gay content in her comedy, even at a time when it was considered edgy.


    Actually, those are ALL excellent points.

    And let's not lose sight of the most important point of all here boys:

    THERE ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT BE A THREAD DEBATING BETTE MIDLER AND LADY GAGA ON REAL JOCK!!!!!!!!!

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    Jul 17, 2011 12:36 PM GMT
    Aquanerd said
    Cash said
    jawrhed said
    kandsk saidThey don't look related at all. I think Bette's tooting her own horn and Gaga probably doesn't even know about Bette's schtick. icon_razz.gif There have been plenty of wheelchair gags and she already did it in Paparazzi.

    I saw Midlers wheelchair bit over thirty years ago when I tended bar at one of her shows and there weren't a lot of wheelchair gags at the time, unless you want to include the wheelchair comedy from the slapstick era of silent films. Most creative efforts are derivative of something or someone else anyway and perhaps especially in the performing arts.

    The idea for Midlers' bit was Bruce Vilances' to begin with, and LaGaGas stuff in general is so original who cares about some wheelchair gag anyway? For all we know the Paparazzi idea came from some gay guy as well.
    Midler has never taken herself seriously - the woman dressed up as a hot dog at the gay baths for gods sake, so I would be surprised if this were meant as a mean spirited thing.
    If GaGa does owe something to Midler then Midler owes something to Mae West and Sophie Tucker. West and Tucker probably owe something to some other broads.
    I don't think Midler is a bitch. I think she's a champion of the gay community and has always included openly gay content in her comedy, even at a time when it was considered edgy.


    Actually, those are ALL excellent points.

    And let's not lose sight of the most important point of all here boys:

    THERE ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT BE A THREAD DEBATING BETTE MIDLER AND LADY GAGA ON REAL JOCK!!!!!!!!!

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    Jul 17, 2011 12:38 PM GMT
    All I can say is thank god Americas queen of trailer park trash has left Oz; how the bloody hell did she even get in? Thank god I did not have to look at her.

    Now Bette a legend, who started off performing in gay bathhouses with Barry Manilow, she has earned the right to be called a Gay Icon, and to also bitch about that Goo goo gaga women.

    Tell it as it is Bette she stole from you.
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    Jul 17, 2011 1:21 PM GMT

    It appears concert-goers have forgotten all about Bette's mermaid performances.

    http://new.ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/rs_sotd/5878/lady-gaga-egged-over-wheelchair-stunt/
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    Jul 17, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    It appears concert-goers have forgotten all about Bette's mermaid performances.

    http://new.ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/rs_sotd/5878/lady-gaga-egged-over-wheelchair-stunt/




    apparently not here on RJ!




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    Jul 17, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    rnch said
    meninlove said
    It appears concert-goers have forgotten all about Bette's mermaid performances.

    http://new.ca.music.yahoo.com/blogs/rs_sotd/5878/lady-gaga-egged-over-wheelchair-stunt/




    apparently not here on RJ!




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    It's interesting how the public is so outraged over the use of a wheelchair. If she'd (Gaga) used a scooter no one would really see her fish-tail. This egging of performers feels too premeditated and in this case foolishly PC.

    ...and no I'm not a Gaga fan.

    -Doug
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    Jul 17, 2011 1:50 PM GMT
    Am I the only one who thinks its absurd listening to a bunch of grown men, some in their 40s and 50s discuss Lady Gaga? I am so over her being the topic of conversation (along with what ever other pop diva) in every gay conversation. Are we all 16 year old girls?
  • bladeaddict

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    Jul 17, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    Bette Midler is GOD.

    Lady Gaga is hot as fuck in that meat dress ... barbeque & sex in one package.

    Since Gaga is also a mermaid in her wheelchair, it must be an homage; otherwise it's really naive to be so blatant if you're plagiarizing.

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    Jul 17, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    Bens77 saidAm I the only one who thinks its absurd listening to a bunch of grown men, some in their 40s and 50s discuss Lady Gaga? I am so over her being the topic of conversation (along with what ever other pop diva) in every gay conversation. Are we all 16 year old girls?



    looks like you are, bens!


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