"Be wary of what you read on the Internet! A letter purportedly written by Bette Midler to George W. Bush on the subject of gay marriage is all over the Web. The letter begs Bush to rethink his avowed intention to amend the Constitution, [regarding] gay marriage. But The Divine One didn't pen this plea. Friends say that, while Bette agrees with the specifics of the missive, she is not the author."
-- Liz Smith, in yesterday's New York Post