A message from Craig Hall - content manager for Barbra's official websites.
Dear Barbra fans -
Amongst the many wonderful comments you’ve made on Barbra’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, a few have asked if she’s really posting these photos and if the captions are really hers.
The answer is simple, or may I say “Simply Streisand!”.
Barbra sends me many photos from her personal archives… some come from the collection of her A&R man Jay Landers, and some are from my own collection. Read more »
By Joe Lynch - Billboard.
Once again, Barbra Streisand is making history.
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.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.Read more »
For those of you who missed Barbra's appearance on The Doctor Oz Show - you can watch some of the interview here:
This Tuesday 9 December, Barbra shares her passion to fight the number one killer of women that one out of three will die from. Plus, for the first time, Barbra gets a surprise she never expected.
Check local listings.
What nice news to wake up to! So happy to share this nomination with all my wonderful duet “partners”. Thank you NARAS. Thrilled & honored. B x.
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 warningRead more »
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US. It kills more women than men and more women than all cancers combined.
Designed by Theodora & Callum exclusively for Barbra Streisand and the Fight The Ladykiller Campaign, 50% of the purchase price of this scarf will be contributed to the Women's Heart Alliance.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.
Barbra made a trip to New York this week to bring much needed awareness to the fight against Women's Heart Disease.
On Wednesday, Gayle King interviewed Barbra as she premiered the new #FightTheLadykiller PSA at a Hearst Master Class. Dr. Noel Bairey Merz and Dr. Holly Andersen also participated in the Q&A. Here are some photos from that event.
By Brad Marshland - Read more »
"I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you? It's about time that the people of America realized what the Republicans have been doing to them."
Sixty-six years later, I ask the same question.
Sixty-six years later, I ask the same question.
By Barbra Streisand, Reader Supported News
American women, the country needs to hear from you! Do you know how powerful your one voice can be? How powerful your one vote can be?
Remember, it only takes a few votes to make all the difference. In the presidential election of 2000, 104 million people voted and only 537 votes in Florida triggered events that changed the world. Would we have become involved in the unnecessary war in Iraq if Al Gore became President? Would America be falling so far behind on tackling climate change?Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
During a Congressional hearing this year, Texas Rep. Joe Barton (R) invoked Noah's Ark saying, "I would point out that if you're a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon."
Really? Because 97% of the world's climate scientists beg to differ today.Read more »
Her voice can never be silenced. The beauty of her words and the strength of her wisdom held us to the truth.
When I fell in love with Larry’s Kramer's play, "The Normal Heart," in 1986, I wanted to promote the idea of everyone’s right to love. Gay or straight!
The gay community was suffering. A new disease was rearing its ugly head and no one was listening.
Larry was at the forefront of this battle and God love him, he's still fighting. But there's no need to fight me by misrepresenting my feelings.
As a filmmaker I have always looked for new and exciting ways to do love scenes. It's a matter of taste... whether they're about heterosexuals or homosexuals. Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
Imagine if we could quickly reduce the threat of climate change and grow healthier crops at the same time, without the sacrifice the coal and oil industry tells us are inevitable! Turns out we can, and the solution is literally right under our feet.
As we know now, too much carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere is disastrous for our planet. CO2 traps heat and results in the ice caps melting, more extreme weather, sea levels rising and a variety of consequences that will disrupt life as we know it.Read more »
Here is the speech that Barbra made as she picked up the Glamour "Woman of the Year Lifetime Achievement" award at Carnegie Hall on Monday November 11th 2013.
Thank you, Katie…the first woman to anchor the evening news on her own…and also the girlfriend we’d all like to have because she really listens…and asks tough questions in such a sweet way that she makes people reveal who they really are…And I want to thank Glamour magazine for this honor…and for focusing our attention not only on fashion, but also on the most important issues affecting women today.Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
As we now enter the third week of the unnecessary government shutdown, Americans should remember the words of GOP Representative Martin Stutzman, "We're not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." This statement reflects a cultural resentment in the land over a changing America. Maybe if the President calls and says he respects the Congressman and the Speaker, the country could move forward.Read more »
Here is Barbra Streisand's Speech given at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the afternoon of Monday, June 17th 2013. She received the Conferment of the Degree of Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa. Congratulations to Dr. Barbra Streisand and her honorary doctorate in philosophy.
HEBREW UNIVERSITY SPEECH.
JUNE 17, 2013.
Thank you, President Ben-Sasson and Professor Cohen…and congratulations to the other honorees.Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
Remember Whitewater and the “travel office” non-scandals of the 1990s? The Republicans and certain media outlets wasted the nation’s time and millions of dollars in pursuit of alleged wrongdoing by First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was all sound and fury signifying nothing. Two decades later, the same script is being revisited about the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which the President and Secretary Clinton clearly labeled a “terrorist act”.Read more »
On Monday, April 22, 2013, Barbra Streisand was honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 40th Anniversary Chaplin Award Gala. She was introduced by President Bill Clinton, who presented her with the award. Here are her complete remarks as delivered on stage at Avery Fisher Hall.
Mr. President, my dear Mr President. Thank you for taking the time to be here with us tonight. It means so much to me, especially given how busy you are, doing important things for people all around the world. You’re a wonder, an inspiration and a very loyal friend, thank you.Read more »
By Barbra Streisand.
The horrible tragedy in Newtown, CT has brought to the forefront a much needed and long overdue national conversation regarding the lack of gun control and mental health services in our country. It makes no sense that automatic and semi automatic weapons are available for public sale. The U.S. has more guns and more gun violence than any other civilized country in the world. And since 2009, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has reported that states have cut more than $1.6 billion in general funds from their state mental health agency budgets.Read more »
By Associated Press
Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat of climate change and that she hopes there will be a mass movement that demands political change.
The potential 2016 presidential candidate says at a Clinton Global Initiative University panel that young people are much more committed to doing something to address climate change. Clinton says it isn’t “just some ancillary issue” but will determine the quality of life for many people.
The former secretary of state cited global warming as a major issue that students could face in the future.Read more »
By Robert Reich, Robert Reich's Blog
Despite the worst roll-out conceivable, the Affordable Care Act seems to be working. With less than two weeks remaining before the March 31 deadline for coverage this year, five million people have already signed up. After decades of rising percentages of Americans’ lacking health insurance, the uninsured rate has dropped to its lowest levels since 2008.Read more »
By Michael E. Mann
This article was originally published in Scientific American.
The rate of global temperature rise may have hit a plateau, but a climate crisis still looms in the near future.Read more »
Food & Climate: Connecting the Dots, Choosing the Way Forward, outlines the climate requirements for successful food production, and examines two competing food production methods – industrial and organic – to reveal how they contribute to climate change, how resilient they are in the face of escalating climate shocks, and how organic and related agricultural systems can actually contribute to solving the climate crisis.Read more »
NARAHA, Japan — “Out of work? Nowhere to live? Nowhere to go? Nothing to eat?” the online ad reads. “Come to Fukushima.”
That grim posting targeting the destitute, by a company seeking laborers for the ravaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is one of the starkest indications yet of an increasingly troubled search for workers willing to carry out the hazardous decommissioning at the site.Read more »
By Justin Gillis
Early in his career, a scientist named Mario J. Molina was pulled into seemingly obscure research about strange chemicals being spewed into the atmosphere. Within a year, he had helped discover a global environmental emergency, work that would ultimately win a Nobel Prize.
Now, at 70, Dr. Molina is trying to awaken the public to an even bigger risk. He is spearheading a committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, which will release a stark report Tuesday on global warming.Read more »
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Four years ago, some of us watched with a mixture of incredulity and horror as elite discussion of economic policy went completely off the rails. Over the course of just a few months, influential people all over the Western world convinced themselves and each other that budget deficits were an existential threat, trumping any and all concern about mass unemployment. The result was a turn to fiscal austerity that deepened and prolonged the economic crisis, inflicting immense suffering.Read more »
The U.S. Supreme Court should hold that owners of for-profit companies cannot assert religious objections to deny their employees insurance coverage of contraceptive services and supplies in employer-sponsored health plans, argues a friend-of-the-court brief filed by the Guttmacher Institute and Professor Sara Rosenbaum (a member of the Guttmacher board of directors and professor at The George Washington University). The brief’s legal team was led by former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger and Indiana University Professor (and Guttmacher board member) Dawn Johnsen.Read more »
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Most people, if pressed on the subject, would probably agree that extreme income inequality is a bad thing, although a fair number of conservatives believe that the whole subject of income distribution should be banned from public discourse. (Rick Santorum, the former senator and presidential candidate, wants to ban the term “middle class,” which he says is “class-envy, leftist language.” Who knew?) But what can be done about it?Read more »
By Toru Hanai and Elaine Lies
KORIYAMA, Japan (Reuters) - Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, barely know what it's like to play outside - fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives.
Though the strict safety limits for outdoor activity set after multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in 2011 have now been eased, parental worries and ingrained habit mean many children still stay inside.Read more »
By Ruth Rosen, Open Democracy
“Everything that explains the world has in fact explained a world that does not exist, a world in which men are at the center of the human enterprise and women are at the margin "helping" them. Such a world does not exist -- never has”
(Gerda Lerner )
A side from the Republican’s relentless War on Women, let me offer you another reason why even one token month is still necessary to America’s political culture.Read more »
By David Corn - MotherJones.com
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 finished in 1995. Ralph Fiennes and Kenneth Branagh were interested in doing the version that I oversaw.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 16 years ago.... and without any interruptions... birthdaysRead more »
“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”
Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers. That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.
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 have to maliciously make up in Barbra's case.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!
One of the tabloids is recycling a fabricated story which we truth-alerted as false in 2004.
It's ridiculous to dredge up a 7 year old story about having a polyp removed. It must be a slow news day.
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.Read more »
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.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."
---Jay Landers / SVP A&R Columbia Records.
I discovered in a recent book of rather serious intent, and in which I was otherwise fairly treated, that the author chose to print some of the silliest fabricated tales about me even after acknowledging that they were “perhaps more apocryphal than true.” I was surprised that this author would not even bother to check his facts. I don’t care if someone doesn’t like my work or tells a story that is unflattering…as long as it’s the truth.Read more »
Annual Book Convention Welcomes Show Business Legend on Opening Night
Norwalk, CT, March 30, 2010: Barbra Streisand, the legendary actress, singer, and director, will appear at this year’s BookExpo America (BEA) at the Opening Night Keynote Reception on Tuesday, May 25th. She will be interviewed before thousands of booksellers and book industry professionals about My Passion for Design, to be published by Viking on November 16, 2010. It will be Ms. Streisand’s first appearance on behalf of the book.Read more »
Click here to read a new statement from Barbra:
You can read my March 2010 letter about the Work of the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Heart Center using this link:
Barbra has joined together with Lindt Chocolate to help celebrate spring and support Autism Speaks at the start of National Autism Awareness Month (April 1). More than 50 celebs, including Barbra, have signed porcelain versions of the iconic Lindt Gold Bunny. Each bunny will be auctioned off starting April 1 at ebay.com/LindtGoldBunny and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks.
LINDT GOLD BUNNY CELEBRITY AUCTIONRead more »
New pictures of Barbra's rare appearance on Sunday, March 7th, at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles have been posted! To see images of her presenting the "Best Director" Oscar to Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Academy Award in that category, click <a href="http://www.barbrastreisand.com/us/news/barbra-reveals-time-has-come-she-presents-award-male-dominated-oscar-category-woman" target="_blank">here</a>.
You can read Barbra's thoughts about the Oscar that she presented to Kathryn Bigelow last night at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards.
Bigelow was only the fourth woman nominated for the prize. Her low-budget Iraq war film, The Hurt Locker, was the big winner at the ceremony. It took six academy awards, including those for best picture and best original screenplay.
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A new statement has been posted. Read it here:
It's true! Barbra is planning on attending and presenting an award at this year's Academy Awards.
Barbra won Oscars® in 1968 for her lead performance in “Funny Girl” and in 1976 for the Original Song “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born).”
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2009 will be presented on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.
More information to follow.
Barbra's full length gig from September will be released on DVD on May 4. More details to follow.