it has been reported that kevin dunn, bette midler's small-screen husband, will be leaving bette after only ten episodes. though rumors persist that the departure is the result of animosity between the actor and the show's centerpiece, bette spokespeople have explained the decision to have been mutual between dunn and the show's producers. dunn is the second cast member to leave the showthe first being young actress lindsay lohan, who was hired to portray bette's daughter, when it was believed the show would be filmed in new york, and who was replaced by the equally-talented marina malotawhich has enjoyed excellent reviews since its debut.
bette midler's latest album, bette, was pushed to 001010, putting her in the company of toni estes, yolanda adams, changing faces and tamia.
with very little fanfare, singer/actress/comedienne/diva bette midler will release a new studio album entitled, simply, bette. sources say that the album will be a hit with those who are fans of midler's strong delivery of soaring ballads. midler has also completed the taping of some six episodes of her new sitcomalso called bettewhich will debut on 001012.