This diva can still pack the house
I was uptown last night when Barbra Streisand arrived to be honored with her Film Society of Lincoln Center's "Chaplin" award, and she and hubby Brolin looked like buttah. Also lovely was this New York Times piece yesterday, in which the greatest star answered readers' questions with her usual plu ... More >>
Stephen Sondheim has generously allowed a lot of wacky and/or progressive interpretations of his work, including ones with the actors playing musical instruments, the director's wife playing the female lead, and all sorts of other tweaks and concessions. But according to this report on lemonwade.co ... More >>
Barbra Streisand returns to the screen where she belongs in The Guilt Trip, in which she and Seth Rogen go on a mother-and-son drive that puts them at cross purposes which melt into mutual appreciation. The film is written by Dan Fogelman, who based it on a real-life road trip he took with his moth ... More >>
If you went to the Jay-Z concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last month, getting into the arena probably felt like you were getting on an airplane -- concertgoers were put through airport-style metal detectors.However, if you caught Barbara Streisand at the same venue last week, the same secu ... More >>
I'm not totally sure this isn't a prank, but even if it is, it's the one that I want, ooh ooh ooh. Supposedly the two Grease stars will bring back the closety 1970s with all sorts of cozy Christmas chestnuts, helped by guest stars from Barbra Streisand to Kenny G. And yes, those are two different ... More >>
The queen of disco is gone, but her music will live on. Here are my fave Donna Summer songs to boogie to through eternity: *"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" A slow-percolating, then explosive duet with Barbra Streisand. Could you imagine just being a fly on the wall in that recording studio?
A-Trak comes to Girls & Boys
I've exclusively gotten these resolutions from famous people who are hoping to stay famous in the new year. *Justin Bieber "I'll smile for the first time! Even when people say I impregnated them!"
Her career would be over! WTF would she have to sing about? "I met the man of my dreams and he loves me right back"? Blech. Boring. That would go down the charts with a bullet. And here are some other potential career killers for top music stars:
Here's audio I could listen to through eternity ... or at least until a hawk swoops down and pecks my eardrums out. (6) "Losing My Religion by R.E.M. Don't tell me what it means! Don't even tell me they broke up! Just tell me I can have this on constant rotation! Its propulsive guitars and angst ... More >>
You have to trust me on this one. In the blurry but still discernable video in the attached link, Barbara Streisand is done up in full leather dominatrix gear and whipping Harrison Ford like a maniac. No, she's not mad because he gave her hydrangeas.
It's been quite a week for Mitt Romney.
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. April 26, 1973, Vol. XVIII, No. 17 One from the 'Seesaw' by Joanna Mermey "Tap dancing is so honest. It makes people smile. A few weeks ago I was in Port Authority handing out ads for 'Seesaw.' Everyone kept running away from me becaus ... More >>
Yes, Barbra Streisand actually said those words in a public service commercial for the National Association for Retarded Children way back when she was an explosive star with silky voice and hair, not the fully formed legend we know and love today. In the commercial, our diva talks about h ... More >>
They must be! After all, three of their picks for Worst Supporting Actress of the year happen to be huge gay icons. Cher is up for Burlesque
It's a gay man's wet dream. Singer, Oscar winner, star, and Donna Karan wearer Barbra Streisand is in negotiations to play the fiercely tunnel-visioned Mama Rose in a movie of Gypsy, according to The Post's Michael Riedel. Normally I'd say "Enough with Gypsy!" but the chance to see Streisan ... More >>
Duck Sauce, mid-interview. All photos by Chris Klassen.When A-Trak (Alain Macklovitch) and Armand Van Helden teamed up as Duck Sauce for last year's dance hit, "aNYway", we were surprised, then pleased, then completely addicted. The production duo shares roots in old-school hip-hop and club-f ... More >>
"People who are the least qualified to birth, raise, and nurture children having the most number of them. "People who brag about how LinkedIn, Facebooked, My Spaced, and Twittered they are, but lack the ability to carry on a conversation in person. Social networking my ass!
Salt 2: This Time It's Table Salt Kosher Salt>, with Barbra Streisand as Angelina's mama Salt meets the Little Mermaid in Sea Salt
Before you click away from this post thinking that it'll be just more blather about Chelsea Clinton's wedding, be aware that it is exactly that, but with a twist: outrageously huge porta-potties. Seriously. These rent-a-johns are bigger than my apartment by far, and carry a hefty cost of $15, ... More >>
You know the drill: A child has self-aggrandizing parents (Lindsay Lohan) or a demeaning mother (Barbra Streisand) or an abusive father (Michael Jackson) or tons of distracting siblings (Madonna), and it's because of all that Freudian jazz--whether directly or indirectly--that the child ends ... More >>
Thank God I finally joined Facebook! It's such a powerful tool that swarms of armchair producers there managed to get Betty White (face-) booked as last Saturday's SNL host. And she raked in the ratings! So who should you and your "friends" rally for next?
Ingrid Taylar via WikipediaYes, I got to corner the pilot who made the only heroic gesture of 2009! And what did I ask him? "Were you really saving your own ass?" CLICK HERE for my column in which he pushes me into the Hudson--I mean gracefully responds to that query. You will also get to r ... More >>
Troll around Amazon and you'll find some amazing things--like this completely authorized Barbra Streisand Barbie doll, complete with Cleopatra eye makeup, pert sailor blouse, and saucy smirk. "People, people who need plastic..."
Crazy Love is still very much #1 in the country. But The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack--a goofy melange of what's warm in indie right now, e.g. Lykke Li, Grizzly Bear, Thom Yorke, etc.--sold 115,000 copies, good for #2. Those bands selling that many records would be stunning if this wer ... More >>
This week in completely joyless chart news: International cipher Michael Buble sells a whopping 132,000 copies in three days to knock Barbra Streisand out of the number one spot; Kiss, whose Walmart-exclusive Sonic Bomb sold 108K, take #2; and Toby Keith's American Ride (not to be confused wi ... More >>
Oh, wow. We were so stunned by Barbra Streisand's left-field chart victory yesterday we forgot to check on Ghostface's Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City. Maybe it was because you have to go all the way to #28 just to see where the damn thing debuted? At the sub-Mendoza line figu ... More >>
The Mamma Mia! movie was huge--in fact, it was the biggest moneymaking film in history directed by a woman. (Wouldn't you love to ring Barbara Streisand and alert her to that little fact?) So let's face it--as sure as there won't be another Duplicity, there WILL be another Mamma Mia!. I mean, the w ... More >>
At Splash, the showtunes must go on.
Weird crop of honorees at the Kennedy Center Honors last night: Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman, George Jones, Twyla Tharp, and... surviving Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey. Furriners? This Administration is really falling apart. Nonetheless Streisand (who was toasted by Queen Latifah ... More >>
I'm just guessing here, but I bet the woman's a sucker for high-cultural pursuits like:
"I've got 36 expressions," sings Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in 1968's Funny Girl, the most astounding female musical vehicle of all time. Well, she's got about 3600 outfits in the film, from vaudeville shmattes to glorious gowns to slinky peignoirs, all accessorized with everything from bird fe ... More >>
Film fest takes its final bow
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''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''