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Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 2:06PM EST
Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Bette Midler and for his “tawdry” memoir
Rivera sent two tweets this morning, one in response to his 1991 memoir, Exposing Myself, saying: “I’ve deeply regretted its distasteful & disrespectful tone & have refrained from speaking about it.” As for the allegation of groping and drugging Bette Midler, Rivera tweeted: “Although I recall the time @BetteMidler has alluded to much differently than she, that does not change the fact that she has a right to speak out & demand an apology from me, for in the very least, publically embarrassing her all those years ago. Bette, I apologize.”
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
Geraldo Rivera’s 1991 memoir, titled Exposing Myself, is a minefield of workplace sexual harassment
In addition to confirming that he groped Bette Midler, Rivera’s memoir also details his alleged threesome with two interns. Or as he put it, “two cute and smart young women working for me at the time, college coeds from out of town who were infatuated with the television news business and their proximity to the local star of the day.”
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:24PM EST
Bette Midler: Geraldo Rivera still hasn’t apologized for groping me
Midler called the 1991 video that resurfaced yesterday in wake of Rivera defending Matt Lauer “a gift from the universe.” In the interview, she describes to Barbara Walters how Rivera and his producer allegedly drugged and groped her in the 1970s. “Tomorrow is my birthday,” Midler tweeted. “I feel like this video was a gift from the universe to me. Geraldo may have apologized for his tweets supporting Matt Lauer, but he has yet to apologize for this.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 9:21PM EST
After Geraldo Rivera defends Matt Lauer, video of Bette Midler detailing his alleged sexual misconduct resurfaces
Rivera tweeted this afternoon he was “sad” about the firing of “great guy” Lauer, adding that “News is a flirty business & it seems like current epidemic of #SexHarassmentAllegations may be criminalizing courtship & conflating it w predation.” Rivera's tweets about sexual harassment prompted the resurfacing of an interview Barbara Walters conducted in which Bette Midler recalled how Rivera and his producer once “pushed me into my bathroom, they pushed two poppers under my nose, and proceeded to grope me...I did not offer myself up on the altar of Geraldo Rivera. He was unseemly.” ALSO: Rivera’s defense of Lauer is keeping with his own history of making no apologies for his own sexual misdeeds.
Posted Tuesday 10/31/17 at 2:03PM EDT
Bette Midler slams Disney Channel's Hocus Pocus remake: “I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap!”
Midler expressed doubt that the Disney Channel remake of the beloved 1993 film can succeed. Neither director Kenny Ortega nor the original cast members are involved. “I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character,” she said. “My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”
Posted Wednesday 10/25/17 at 7:48PM EDT
The Goldbergs creator: “It’s shocking to me that we’re passing 100” episodes after launching to dismal reviews
Adam F. Goldberg looks back at his hit ABC’s sitcom, explains why he avoids politics and sex on the show, tells of wanting Bette Midler as a guest-star and reveals the time he had to write an apology letter for exposing John DeLorean’s grandkids to their grandfather’s legal troubles.
Posted Thursday 9/28/17 at 4:23PM EDT
Hocus Pocus is being remade as a Disney Channel TV movie
The 1993 cult classic fantasy film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy is being reimagined without the involvement of director Kenny Ortega.