Barbra Streisand

  • Voice Choices

    June 11, 2014


    This diva can still pack the house

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Barbra Turned Down Cabaret, Klute, and Julia

    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 >>

  • Theater

    April 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Sondheim Won't Let Barbra Streisand Direct Gypsy?

    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 ... More >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    The Man Behind Barbra's New Movie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Barclays Center's Security Put Jay-Z Fans Through The Wringer. Streisand Fans, Not So Much. Was It Racist?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Travolta And Olivia Newton-John Reuniting For Christmas Album

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Donna Summer, RIP; My Favorite Hits Of Hers

    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?

  • Voice Choices

    April 11, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    January 11, 2012


    A-Trak comes to Girls & Boys

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    Celebrities' New Year Resolutions For 2012!

    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!"

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    If Adele Found A Solid Relationship...

    ​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:

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Six Songs For A Desert Isle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Footage Of Streisand Whipping Harrison Ford

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011
  • Film

    August 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Tommy Tune: So Tall, People at the Port Authority Run Away

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Barbra Streisand: 'The Retarded Are People Who Need People'

    ​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    The Golden Razzie Awards Are Homophobic!

    ​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

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Streisand In Talks To Do Gypsy!

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Q&A: A-Trak and Armand Van Helden Talk (and Talk and Talk) Duck Sauce, "Barbra Streisand," and Doing Karaoke With Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    People Who Work Your Last Gay Nerve

    ​"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!

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Possible Sequels to Angelina in Salt

    ​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

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Chelsea Clinton's Wedding to Feature Luxury Porta-Potties, Increasing Odds of Awkward Encounters

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Are All Celebs Compensating For Bad Childhoods?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Who Should Host Saturday Night Live?

    ​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?

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    I Met "Sully" Sullenberger!

    Ingrid Taylar via Wikipedia​Yes, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The Barbra Streisand Barbie Doll: Hello, Gorgeous?

    ​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..."

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Bow Down to Michael Buble, America

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Michael Buble Knocks Paramore Clear Out of the Top 10

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Emerald City Is Also Where Ghostface's Record Sales Go To Die

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Let's Write The Inevitable Mamma Mia! Sequel

    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 >>

  • Columns

    January 28, 2009

    Fuck You, Facebook! Thank You, Beyonce!

    At Splash, the showtunes must go on.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Pete Townsend, Other Oddities at Kennedy Center Honors

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008

    Bad Taste Alert: What Sarah Palin Probably Likes

    I'm just guessing here, but I bet the woman's a sucker for high-cultural pursuits like:

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    When Judy Garland Met Barbra Streisand

    It's enough to turn you gay. In fact, in my case it did!

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2008

    YouTube Gem of the Week: Streisand Looking Like Butter!

    "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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2008


    Film fest takes its final bow

  • Music

    September 26, 2006


    A harrowing look at Satanic motifs in the canon of Barbra Streisand

  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2006
  • Film

    December 14, 2004
  • Columns

    July 2, 2002
  • Columns

    September 11, 2001
  • News

    September 5, 2000

    Chaos Theory

    In Pop Music, It’s Anyone's Guess

  • NYC Life

    November 9, 1999

    The Shock of the Old

    Strange Days at Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware

  • News

    November 9, 1999

    Heroine Addiction

    Giving Gender the Shakes, Four Performers Prove There's Life in Drag Yet

  • Columns

    January 5, 1999

    NY Mirror

    ''How can you dislike a Barbara Walters co-anchor who had a birthday party at Hooters?''

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