News

Bette Midler fielding Oscar song requests

Bette Midler fielding Oscar song requests

OSCAR SONG: Bette Midler is asking for fans to help decide her Oscar song. Photo: Associated Press

Veteran entertainer Bette Midler is fielding song requests from fans to help her decide what to sing at the Academy Awards next month.

The “Beaches” actress and Grammy-winning singer will take center stage at the biggest night in Hollywood for the first time in her almost 50-year career and although Oscars bosses claimed her performance will be “especially moving”, it appears Midler has yet to settle on her set list.

She reached out to her Twitter.com followers for track suggestions on Wednesday, writing, “Now that the news is out, what shall I sing at this years (sic) #Oscars?”

Her question prompted a flurry of responses from devotees, who recommended tunes like 1973 hit “Friends,” “My Knight in Black Leather” from her 1979 album “Thighs and Whispers,” and “You Don’t Own Me” from her 1996 movie “The First Wives Club.”

Other performers added to the Oscars line-up include U2, Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel, who will perform their nominated songs.

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Entertainment

Dan Aykroyd adapting ‘Blues Brothers’ for animated series

danaykroyd391647313397

The animated project will also feature the band's original songs, as well as soul and blues classics, and new material recorded specially for the series, which Aykroyd will help to develop alongside "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ fans want Queen Elsa to ‘come out’

21-overlay-2

Fans are urging movie executives to make the film's snow queen Elsa a lesbian in the sequel.

3 hours ago in Music

Lennon’s lyrics, Cobain’s letter and Gaga’s piano up for auction

johnlennon296387483243

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics, Lady Gaga's first piano and an angry note from Kurt Cobain discussing the possibility of disbanding Nirvana after an unflattering magazine article are among the top items being offered at an upcoming auction.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

It’s ‘Star Wars’ Day: May the 4th be with you

starwarsday16125289429647

It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one.

3 hours ago in Viral Videos

An honest trailer for ‘Captain America’

14-overlay-2

Let's celebrate this weekend's release of "Captain America: Civil War" by looking back on the 1990 never-released movie that gives the Dolph Lundgren "Punisher" film a painfully slow run for its money.