I'm not here to talk about The Guilt Trip right now. Barbra Streisand is fun and looks radiant in it, but overall, it's a meh experience. I'd rather discuss Funny Lady, the 1975 sequel to Funny Girl, which is moody, opulent, and even more filled with Barbraisms than Richard Simmons. In fact, it be ... More >>
Thanks to the devoted folks over at All That Chat, I've got the lineup of what Barbra Streisand sang in Philly last night--presumably the same set list she's bringing to Brooklyn later this week. Sounds like a lot of long, luxurious notes to me. So nu? ACT ONE "You'll Never Know" (video introd ... More >>
Robert Evans is the actor who became Paramount's head of production in the 1970s and who spouted lots of colorful wisdoms at the time--some on-target, some not--according to Peter Bart's book about his own years spent at the studio. Here are some of the highlights that emerged from Evans' very mout ... More >>
Antony's heartwrenching take on "Crazy In Love" last night capped off a week where cover songs were seemingly dropping into my lap on a daily basis. Why not take time out of your schedule to enjoy them now?
I'll never forget it, people. I woke up to a stack of gifts, all beautifully wrapped, my heart racing with glee as I ripped open each one. There were gorgeous, silky, patterned gowns! Shimmery drop earrings! Sizzling hot high heels!
The era that made movie history
In her new memoir, Learning To Live Out Loud, wonderful actress Piper Laurie remembers being nominated for playing the crazed, bible thumping mama of the title character of Carrie, the 1976 horror classic. Writes Piper: "It was hard to look delighted when they announced that Beatrice Strai ... More >>
Happy Pride month! To celebrate, let's name the five gayest songs ever written--chosen because the LGBTS love 'em, not necessarily because they have specifically gay content in them: (5) "The Man That Got Away"--sung by Judy Garland When it was used by no fewer than two acts in the recent ... More >>
"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 >>
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