Twist of fate: For most artists, getting a Grammy Award nomination is a welcome piece of news. Not for Bette Midler, not this year. In a twist of fate, her CD Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook is up against an actual Clooney album, The Last Concert. The other category nominees are Barbra Streisand, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett and k.d. lang. "I'm mortified. I'd really like Rosemary to win that Grammy. I can't believe I'm up against her," Midler said. "I'm going to look into withdrawing. I just think it's bad form if I won. You know, she never won a Grammy." Clooney, who was nominated for eight Grammys, died June 29 at age 74 from lung cancer complications.
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