Bette Midler

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Barbara Hershey: ‘I think people should have fair trials, and I don’t know if Woody Allen did.’ Photograph: Dominik Bindl/Getty

In 1973, Barbara Hershey – then known as Barbara Seagull, for reasons we’ll get into shortly – went on the US talkshow The Dick Cavett Show and torped(...)

Nanci Griffith on stage in New York city in October 2004. Photograph: Matthew Peyton/Getty

Nanci Caroline Griffith Born: July 6th, 1953 Died: August 13th, 2021 Greatly admired by her fellow artists and a devoted army of fans, Nanci Griffi(...)

 Nanci Griffith, the celebrated folk artist, has died aged 68. Photograph: Matthew Peyton/Getty Images

Nanci Griffith, the Grammy-winning folk singer known for her literary songwriting, has died at age 68. Her management confirmed her death in a stateme(...)

Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the White House on Thursday. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Even though he doesn’t drink, Joe Biden was always bubbly at the holiday parties he gave at the vice-president’s residence. He would lean in to tell y(...)

Film Hocus Pocus, starring Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker, originally opened at a poor number four in the US box office charts.

Hold on tight. Another useless film from somebody else’s adolescence has been declared a classic. We have, in this place, already written about the se(...)

On Netflix in September: Merritt Wever and Toni Collette in Unbelievable

The Spy From Friday, September 6th The Spy is the latest espionage drama written by showrunner Gideon Raff, the creator of the Israeli series Prisone(...)

Alyssa Milano: ‘Join me by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.’ Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

The American actor Alyssa Milano has ignited social media with a tweet calling for women to join her in a sex strike to protest against strict new abo(...)

 Carol Channing performs during her one woman show, The First 80 Years are the Hardest,  in New York in 2005. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

Carol Channing, whose incandescent performances as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi in(...)

Penny Marshall: the first woman to direct a movie that grossed more than $100m. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Penny Marshall, the nasal-voiced co-star of the slapstick sitcom Laverne & Shirley and later the chronically self-deprecating director of hit film(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Photograph:Jason Merritt/Getty Images

In media interviews, some rising stars tend to resort to weary ennui, or can barely suppress their wariness or nerves. It’s not every day you come acr(...)

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