News release issued by producer Gil Netter on PRNewswire, December 3.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Barbra Streisand has come aboard to direct “CATHERINE THE GREAT,” written by Kristina Lauren Anderson, it is announced by Gil Netter who will produce. With Streisand helming and Netter producing, casting is now underway.
The film is about a young, sensual Catherine trapped into an abusive marriage with the heir to the Russian throne. But, when her inept husband proves incapable of … Read more »
WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama named seventeen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.
President Obama said, “I look forward to presenting these 17 distinguished Americans with our nation’s highest civilian honor. From public servants who … Read more »
Streisand to Receive Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at Star-Studded Hollywood Event Dec. 9th at Milk Studios in Los Angeles
Streisand to join long line of storied honorees, including Oprah Winfrey,
Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep and Shonda Rhimes.
LOS ANGELES, CA—October 13, 2015— The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Barbra Streisand will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at its 2015 annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast. The VIP breakfast will take place December 9th at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.
BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS HONORS ICONIC SCREEN, STAGE AND RECORDING ARTIST
Original Christopher Radko Holiday Ornament Designed by Artist Glen Hanson
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS proudly announces that incomparable superstar Barbra Streisand will be the 2015 addition to its Broadway Legends holiday ornament collection.
With the gracious permission of Ms. Streisand and her longtime manager, Marty Erlichman, Barbra becomes the eighth member of Broadway Legends series, joining Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera and … Read more »
Donna Karan and Barbra Streisand reflect on friendship, fashion, and the sweater that changed their lives.
Stephen Trupp/Globe Photos/ZumaPress.com
“When I was a teenager, I wanted to be Barbra Streisand,” says Donna Karan, who was a freshman at Hewlett High School on New York’s Long Island when the singer’s Grammy-winning debut, The Barbra Streisand Album, became a smash hit in 1963. “I cut my hair to look like her, and I listened to … Read more »
The circumstance of climate change and the circumstances of California’s drought being clear, the four lawns (of the six on Barbra Streisand’s and James Brolin’s property) that the couple have allowed to desiccate and brown represent the kind of sacrifice everyone has to make. One of the two lawns maintained even with their drastic cutback in water usage continues to be among the most aerial-photographed on the planet. The one by her pool, the smallest of the six, will continue … Read more »
For those of you who didn’t see it the first time around, don’t miss the re-airing of Barbra’s 2014 appearance on ‘The Tonight Show’ – her first late night T.V. appearance in over 50 years! Barbra talks and performs songs from her Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling album ‘PARTNERS’, including a fun medley with host Jimmy Fallon that helped skyrocket the album to #1. Airs 8/28 on NBC. Check local listings.… Read more »
It is strange to watch the Republican Presidential debates or hear the candidates describe our country. While there is hype in political rhetoric, now there are outright falsehoods being peddled as facts.
To the Republicans, the U.S. is an economic basket case. Nothing could be further from the truth. These are the actual facts.
The U.S. has had the best job growth in the industrialized world and the unemployment rate is down to 5.1 percent — the … Read more »
I was very saddened to hear of Arnold Scaasi’s passing. Arnold was a wonderful designer who knew how to combine fantasy and craftsmanship. He made many fabulous outfits for me over the years and unfortunately, only one of them stole the headlines. I had no idea when I wore it to receive the Academy Award that the outfit would become see-through under the lights! I was embarrassed but it sure was original at the time.
Dr. Noel Bairey Merz, WHA Scientific Advisor, Letter to the Editor
Why Science Needs Female Mice (editorial, July 19) is a slam-dunk, drawing much-needed attention to the lack of female subjects in disease research.
The lack of gender equity is especially problematic when looking at heart disease, which is the No. 1 killer of women. Only 35 percent of participants in heart-related studies are women, even though heart disease kills more women than men.
Omar was my first leading man in the movies. He was handsome, sophisticated and charming. He was a proud Egyptian and in some people’s eyes, the idea of casting him in ‘Funny Girl’ was considered controversial. Yet somehow, under the direction of William Wyler, the romantic chemistry between Nicky Arnstein and Fanny Brice transcended stereotypes and prejudice. I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Omar, and I’m profoundly sad to hear of his passing.
Throughout the years, Kirk Kerkorian was a man of extraordinary generosity. He rarely sought attention or acknowledgement for his contributions.
In 1969 I opened Mr. Kerkorian’s International Hotel in Las Vegas. Not until New Year’s Eve 1993 did I return for the opening of his magnificent MGM Grand Hotel. At that time, because of his generous contribution to my foundation, I was able to give support to the fight against AIDS and the fight for Women’s & Children’s Rights and … Read more »
I would like to join with the Humane Society International in its effort to draw world attention to the barbarity of an annual festival in China celebrating… yes, celebrating… the human consumption of dogs. Dogs became domesticated, became in every true sense our best friends, very early in the evolution of our species. Part of human civility is that we don’t condone the slaughter of our best friends.
It is important that pressure has been brought to bear both outside … Read more »
Barbra Streisand is co-founder of the Women’s Heart Alliance.
My eyes were opened to gender inequality when I was 26.
I’d decided I wanted to make a movie based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s story of Yentl, a young woman who has to pretend she’s a man to get an education. It was hard to convince anyone that an actress could direct, that a woman could manage a budget or that a mainstream audience … Read more »
The betting markets now say that the most likely Republican nominee for president is a man who mocks women, insults Latinos, endorses war crimes like torture, denounces party icons and favors barring people from the United States based on their religion.
He’s less a true-believer conservative than an opportunist, though, for he has supported single-payer health insurance, abortion rights and tighter gun measures. Lindsey Graham says he’s “crazy,” Jeb Bush says he would be worse … Read more »
However worrying Tuesday was for the success of xenophobic politics in America, it might have been more worrying for the planet’s climate.
In the early evening, the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, a set of Environmental Protection Agency regulations which would limit greenhouse-gas emissions from the power sector.Issued last summer, the rules are the centerpiece of the White House’s climate-change-fighting agenda, and they play a big part in the recent, tepid optimism … Read more »
By law, dating back to 1921, the president of the United States must submit an annual budget request to Congress. On Tuesday, President Obama submitted his eighth and final budget. And like all presidential budgets, it is a statement of values and priorities, a blueprint for turning ideas into policies, a map of where the president wants to lead the country.
This week, even before the president’s budget was released, the Republican chairmen of the budget … Read more »
The battle to be the Republican choice for president has been nasty, brutish and anything but short. The hope among some Republicans is that the Iowa caucuses on Monday and the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 9 will promote a candidate who can appeal to the half of their electorate that doesn’t support the two current front-runners.
Those two, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, are equally objectionable for different reasons. Mr. Trump has neither … Read more »
For the past painful year, the Republican presidential contenders have been bombarding Americans with empty propaganda slogans and competing, bizarrely, to present themselves as the least experienced person for the most important elected job in the world. Democratic primary voters, on the other hand, after a substantive debate over real issues, have the chance to nominate one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.
Senator Barbara Mikulski, center, with other senators in 2014.Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images
A couple of enterprising Harvard University students have uncovered proof of what women in the United States Senate have long suspected and claimed: They really are better than men at working together, passing bills and cutting bipartisan deals.
WASHINGTON — A grand jury’s indictment on Monday of two abortion opponents who covertly recorded Planned Parenthood officials is the latest, most startling sign that a Republican campaign against the group has run into trouble.
In a dozen states including Texas, where the grand jury in Houston examined Planned Parenthood at the request of Republican officials but ended up indicting the opponents, various investigations have concluded without finding any wrongdoing by affiliates of … Read more »
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Donald J. Trump and Fox News, the candidate who has reordered the Republican presidential race and the cable network of choice for many of the party’s voters, stared each other down on Tuesday over his demand that the news anchor Megyn Kelly be dumped from moderating Thursday’s debate, the last before Monday’s caucuses.
Health reform is the signature achievement of the Obama presidency. It was the biggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare was established in the 1960s. It more or less achieves a goal — access to health insurance for all Americans — that progressives have been trying to reach for three generations. And it is already producing dramatic results, with the percentage of uninsured Americans falling to record lows.
At the Republican debate last night in South Carolina, Republicans were happy to talk about, and denounce, the budget deficit and debt. Senator Marco Rubio said that we must “bring our debt under control.”
Mr. Rubio, like other G.O.P. candidates, rails against the deficit as a sign of President Obama’s moral failure. He advocates a balanced-budget amendment.
As a recovering Republican who retired in 2011 after serving on the House and Senate Budget … Read more »
That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.
By David Corn – MotherJones.com
The recent news on the front page of the New York Times was stark. As thousands of diplomats were gathering in Lima, Peru, to work on an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and climate policy experts were warning
that it now may be impossible to prevent the temperature of the planet’s atmosphere from rising by … Read more »
Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.
When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play — but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was … Read more »
Haahaa…. If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it’s noon)… I have long planned to paper our vintage barn’s
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,… Haahaa. Right?
Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them … Read more »
I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing “Gypsy.” These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I’m already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they … Read more »
I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention. The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of “Jason” is not even Jason!… Read more »
I’ve endured Larry Kramer’s outbursts in the past, not wishing to dignify them with a response. But at a time when we are all pulling together to achieve such giant steps toward gay equality, it is anguishing to me to have my devotion to this cause so distorted. I think my efforts for the gay community and my immersion in securing its constitutional entitlement and other equitable rights is quite evident and a matter of record.
I was happy to hear recently that the Loew’s Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York will be undergoing renovations for a reopening in 2014 . It was one of those beautiful old movie palaces of the past. I was 13 years old when I first started spending many a wonderful afternoon there, partly because it had double features, air conditioning and great ice cream cones.
I’d like to set the record straight on one point. Some articles have said that … Read more »
To clarify the ridiculous assertions relating to Barbra Streisand’s participation in the new “We Are The World,” the recording of which I attended with her, Barbra hit it on her first take, but then asked Patti Austin, who was producing the vocal session, if she could do a few more to see what else she might come up with. Patti thought the first take was perfect, and she thought the fourth one was more perfect. They stopped at “more perfect.” … Read more »
Columbia’s incomparable Barbra Streisand, having achieved platinum certification for her smash duets set Partners, commemorates the occasion with her pals from the record company. Seen just before heading downstairs to shop for spring couture are (l-r) Columbia SVP Marketing Greg Linn, producer Jay Landers, producer/artist Babyface, Sony U.K. Chairman/CEO Jason Iley, manager Marty Erlichman, Columbia Chairman Rob Stringer, Streisand, Columbia prexy Ashley Newton, Sony Music CEO Doug Morris and Columbia EVP/GM Joel Klaiman.
One of the very few women in the world who needn’t have any kind of introduction is yet longing to be heard about a mission she has wholeheartedly been on for many years. The two-time Academy Award winner donated and raised over $20 million dollars for research at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, and influenced many other Hollywood stars to contribute to the cause. The facts and numbers that Barbra speaks … Read more »
With her latest album Partners reaching Platinum certification, Streisand extends her record for the most Platinum album certifications for a woman in RIAA history. Incredibly, Partners is her 31st album to ship more than 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. The closest competition? Reba McEntire, who has 19 Platinum-certified albums.
Partners debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in Sept. 2014. It was her 10th album … Read more »
Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award during the 29th annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards, Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
The Award is given to an individual who has made extraordinary achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking. “We look forward to celebrating her groundbreaking contributions to the art of filmmaking,” said ASC president Richard Crudo. “The three films that Ms. Streisand directed have earned 14 Academy Award nominations, … Read more »
Michael celebrates the holidays with his fourth annual NBC Christmas Special, “Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York” airing Wednesday, Dec. 17th at 8pm (ET/PT). Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Miss Piggy and The Rockettes join Michael for a holiday celebration.… Read more »