Actress and musician Bette Midler was on CNN’s Larry King Live on Wednesday where she weighed in on the Michael Jackson child molestation charges. “I think it’s — it makes me very sad because he is a great, great talent. You know, I was a big, by fan of his when I was a younger. I was a great, big fan of his all the way through. I’m still a fan, to tell you the truth. I think he has a wonderful voice. He has a great range. He has impeccable timing. He has — he’s a great dancer. He had it all — has it all. And yet there’s something that — I feel that he’s trapped in some sort of a fantasy that he has allowed to seduce him, to a point where he — I think he thinks he can — I don’t know. It’s taken precedence over his art. And that is — that’s the sadness because for the last 10 years that all these rumors dogged him, he could have been making…” King interrupted, “That’s a bigger story than him.” Midler continued, “That’s a bigger story than him as an artist, and that is — that’s a bigger — that’s the loss of all that music and all that great entertainment that we could have enjoyed.” Later, Midler commented on raising eyebrows after saying the Britney Spears and Madonna kiss was kind of tacky. “Whose eyebrows did I raise? I don’t think I’ve ever — oh, nobody cares what anybody says anymore,” she said. “And nobody cares if they did it. I thought it was cheesy because I thought — because there were — that’s a show that little ones watch, you know, the little ones, the 7-year-olds, 8-year-olds.” Read more.
Madonna To Turn Children’s Book Into Cartoon Movie
November 26, 2003 – The Mirror reports Madonna’s spokesman says she is in talks to turn her children’s book, ‘The English Roses’, into a feature-length cartoon in which she would voice one of the characters.
Madonna Tops The Book Charts — Again
November 26, 2003 – Madonna’s second children’s book, ‘Mr. Peabody’s Apples,’ is set to debut at No. 1 on The New York Times’ November 30, 2003, best-seller list three weeks after its November 10 release. Madonna’s first book, ‘The English Roses,’ debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times’ best-seller list on October 5, also three weeks after its release on September 15.