Bette Midler on Tuesday hosted her annual Hulaween event as part of the New York Restoration Project, which boasts a ‘Cosmos’ theme this year.

The 72-year-old Grammy-winning and Emmy-winning singer and actress dressed up as what looked like an extraterrestrial while hosting the Halloween event. Guests of the event this year included Frankie Grande, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel. 

Midler recently wrapped her run in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! which earned her a Tony award. The actress famously starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as one of the three witches in the 1993 Disney Halloween film Hocus Pocus. 


Late last year, while the #MeToo movement was in full force, Midler accused Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera of drugging her and sexually assaulting her in the 1970s. Earlier this month, she got caught in a controversy after referring to the “n-word” in a tweet in which she made an analogy between women and slaves.

Midler defended her tweet with this statement: “I gather I have offended many by my last tweet. ‘Women are the…etc’ is a quote from Yoko Ono from 1972, which I never forgot,” Midler tweeted, according to a screenshot captured by the Post. “It rang true then, and it rings true today, whether you like it or not. This is not about race, this is about the status of women; THEIR HISTORY.”


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