Barbra Streisand

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1962 Recordings Catch Rising Star Streisand, Then 20

Nightclub shows by the future star will be released

(Newser) - A series of 1962 performances by Barbra Streisand at a Manhattan nightclub before she became a superstar have been remastered and will be released this fall, per the AP . Barbra Streisand—Live at the Bon Soir features songs from a three-night stint at the Bon Soir nightclub in Greenwich Village....

Barbra Streisand Takes Issue With A Star Is Born

Singer says 2018 film was too similar to 1976 remake

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand said she "loved" Bradley Cooper's version of A Star Is Born when the film came out in 2018. Three years on, she has a bit of a different opinion. "I thought it was the wrong idea," Streisand told Australia's The Project of the...

In 'Lost' Interview, Bob Dylan Reveals 'Lay Lady Lay' Detail

'Actually, it was written for Barbra Streisand'

(Newser) - In a 1971 interview with his friend and fellow musician Tony Glover, Bob Dylan talked about anti-Semitism and changing his name, among other topics—but the conversations were never used for the Esquire article Glover was planning, and were not made public until now. Glover's widow is putting typed...

Josh Brolin Regrets Visit to His Famous Dad

Actor: 'irresponsible' in violating stay-at-home order to see James Brolin, wife Barbra Streisand

(Newser) - Josh Brolin has joined a list of celebs shamed for not staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic, though he's one of the few apologizing. The Avengers: Endgame actor posted an apology video on Instagram Friday, days after another post showed him, his wife, and their toddler poolside in Malibu,...

Barbra Streisand Apologizes for Michael Jackson Remarks

Of the molestation, she had said, 'it didn't kill them'

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand has backtracked quickly from her assertion that boys molested by Michael Jackson were "thrilled" to be there . "I am profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused by not choosing my words more carefully," she said in a Saturday statement, per TMZ . "I...

Barbra Streisand on MJ's Alleged Victims: 'It Didn't Kill Them'

76-year-old singer facing big backlash after comments on Michael Jackson documentary

(Newser) - When someone's name is trending on Twitter, it's often because it's their birthday, they died, or they did or said something causing a whole lot of people to shake their heads. In Barbra Streisand's case, it was the latter on Friday after a London Times interview...

Netflix Will Air A Star Is Born With Restored Footage

New version includes scene with Barbra Streisand performing 'Evergreen'

(Newser) - A re-cut version of Barbra Streisand’s A Star Is Born, with restored footage, is premiering Friday night on Netflix. The film will include a previously cut scene of Streisand performing an instrumental version of “Evergreen” on the guitar for Kris Kristofferson, who played her lover, reports Billboard . Later...

Streisand: This Is Why I Cloned My Dog

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand revealed this week that three of her dogs are clones, and now she's explaining why. Seems the death of her trusty dog Samantha led Streisand to ease the pain with DNA technology. "I was so devastated by the loss of my dear Samantha, after 14 years...

Streisand's Dogs Are Clones of Her Other Dog
Streisand Had Her
Dog Cloned, Twice

Streisand Had Her Dog Cloned, Twice

She harvested cells before first dog died

(Newser) - Two of Barbra Streisand's three dogs are clones, the iconic singer reveals in her new cover interview with Variety . Before Samantha, Streisand's Coton du Tulear, died at age 14 in 2017, Streisand had cells taken from the dog's mouth and stomach that were then used to clone...

Barbra Streisand Mocks Trump via Song

Parodies 'Send in the Clowns' at Hillary Clinton fundraiser

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand put her feelings about Donald Trump into song Friday night, the AP reports. At an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, the singer performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song "Send in the Clowns" with lyrics about the Republican nominee. "Is he that rich, maybe he'...

Streisand: Siri Mispronounces My Name, but Tim Cook Is On It

She says Apple head is putting out a fix

(Newser) - If you own an iPhone, the next iOS update on Sept. 30 will include a strange fix for Siri. It seems the Apple virtual assistant does not currently pronounce Barbra Streisand's name correctly, the singer recently told NPR . "[It's] Streisand with a soft S, like sand on...

Woman Needs Stitches After Encounter With Streisand's Dog

Samantha did not take kindly to flight attendant's method of petting

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand's beloved dog got a little rowdy Tuesday. As Streisand, 73, flew from New York to DC on Ron Perelman’s private jet, accompanied by her 12-year-old coton de tulear Samantha, a flight attendant allegedly tried to pet the pooch, Page Six reports. It did not go well:...

Streisand's Latest No. 1 Makes History

She has topped charts in every decade since '60s

(Newser) - The last time there was a decade without a Barbra Streisand No. 1 album in it, Dwight Eisenhower was president and stereo sound was still a novelty. The singer's new album Partners debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making the 72-year-old the first artist to have a...

5 Stars Who Won Oscars in Their First-Ever Films

Who says you need practice to be perfect?

(Newser) - Actors who've been in the biz for years without ever snagging an Academy Award probably shake their heads and sigh when they think about these six celebrities rounded up by —all of whom won Oscars for their film debuts. A sampling:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Best Supporting

13 Celebs Who Are in the Mile-High Club

Latest to admit it: Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr

(Newser) - Model Chrissy Teigen gave a little TMI to Cosmopolitan in the June issue, revealing that she and hubby John Legend once had sex on an airplane. "We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she says. "We were under a blanket....

12 Celebs Who Are Terrible Tippers

Allegedly, at least

(Newser) - Most celebrities are fairly rich, but that apparently being wealthy doesn't guarantee you're also generous. Radar rounds up 40 celebrity cheapskates, who've done everything from skip out on bills to renege on charity donations. Here are the 12 bad tippers from the list:
  • Tiger Woods: He's

Seth Rogen: Yeah, My Last Movie Sucked

Slams 'Guilt Trip,' his film with Barbra Streisand

(Newser) - Critics did not enjoy Seth Rogen's last movie, Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand, and it sounds like Rogen didn't, either. "We shot that movie in the format that plays on airplanes only," Rogen said on comedian Doug Benson's podcast last week, according to E! . "...

Hitmaking Producer Phil Ramone Dead at 72

Streisand, Sinatra, Billy Joel among artists who worked with him

(Newser) - You may not know his name, but Phil Ramone—one of the most successful music producers of his era—died in a New York hospital this morning at age 72, Billboard reports. He had been admitted late last month with an aortic aneurysm. His incredible career included 14 Grammy awards,...

Average Folks Donate $10M for Shot at Seat at Clooney's

Tonight's Obama fundraiser to bring in a record-breaking $15M

(Newser) - George Clooney's $40,000-a-plate dinner for President Obama tonight is expected to scoop up an eye-popping $15 million. The Hollywood fete, to be held at Clooney's Los Angeles digs, will feature celebs like Barbra Streisand, Robert Downey Jr., and Tobey Maquire among the 150 guests, and is co-hosted...

Is Sarah Palin a Bigger Diva Than Mariah?
 Is Sarah Palin a Bigger Diva Than Mariah?
contract analysis

Is Sarah Palin a Bigger Diva Than Mariah?

Or JLo? Or Jay-Z?

(Newser) - Amid all the uproar over how Sarah Palin's contract with a Cal State school was acquired (theft? harmless dumpster diving?), let's not lose sight of the real question: Is she a bigger diva than Mariah Carey...or JLo, Barbra Streisand, and other celebs with big demands? The Week investigates.
  • Mariah

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