Barbra Streisand explains 'Glee' dis
February 14th, 2011
06:35 PM ET

Barbra Streisand explains 'Glee' dis

Although Barbra Streisand recently made something of a jab at Fox's hit series "Glee," Lea Michele for one isn't singing the blues.

The misunderstanding began on Friday, when at the Grammy's MusiCares tribute event in her honor, Streisand was asked if she would ever do a cameo on "Glee." According to the Hollywood Reporter, she replied, "Not if I can help it."

Since then, however, Streisand has changed her tune and is apologizing for her remark.

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Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand to co-star in road-trip comedy
January 31st, 2011
04:28 PM ET

Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand to co-star in road-trip comedy

Barbra Streisand is hitting the road — but she's not embarking on a concert tour, she's just driving cross-country with Seth Rogen in a new comedy.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the singing legend, 68, and funnyman Rogen, 28, will play mother and son in the upcoming "My Mother's Curse."

The film's plot centers on an inventor (Rogen) who brings his mother along on a road trip as he attempts to push his latest creation and reunite mom with her lost love.

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Streisand to star in 'Gypsy'?
January 6th, 2011
06:48 PM ET

Streisand to star in 'Gypsy'?

Everything's coming up roses for Barbra Streisand. The superstar is gearing up to take on the mother of all roles by playing Mama Rose in a movie remake of the musical "Gypsy."

The New York Times reports that the "Little Fockers" star has met with "Gypsy" lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer Arthur Laurents and has expressed interest in the part. Streisand has wanted to do the movie for years, says Laurents, “but now things are serious and a movie is truly in the works.”

"Gypsy," which hit the stage in 1959, tells the story of stage mother Rose Hovick and her two daughters, who begin life as mini vaudeville stars and grow up to become stripper Gypsy Rose Lee and actress June Havoc. Among the actresses who have played Mama Rose on stage and screen: Ethel Merman, Rosalind Russell, Tyne Daly, Bette Midler, Bernadette Peters, and Patti Lupone. Now, it looks like it's Streisand's turn.

Though some might consider the 69-year-old singing legend too old to play the mother of two young girls, Laurents disagrees. “First of all, they can do magic in Hollywood," he says. "Second, does it really matter?”

Laurents is also hoping that Tom Hanks will join Streisand as Rose's love interest Herbie. "Barbra loved the idea," he says.

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Babs on Aniston: If only she had a nose bump
August 6th, 2010
02:21 PM ET

Babs on Aniston: If only she had a nose bump

That Harper’s Bazaar portfolio of Jennifer Aniston recreating looks from the film classics “Funny Girl” and “What’s Up Doc?” is like buttah, as far as Barbra Streisand is concerned.

Reflecting on Aniston’s homage, Streisand wrote on her website, “I was very flattered that Jennifer Aniston chose to interpret my style with the photos in Harper's Bazaar. She's a delightful person, and I think she did a wonderful job.”

Of course, there’s always room for improvement: “If only she had a bump on her nose,” said the 68-year-old legendary entertainer.

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August 27th, 2009
03:43 PM ET

Babs mourns Ted Kennedy

Add Barbra Streisand to the list of notables mourning Sen. Edward Kennedy.

In a statement, she lionized the "Lion of the Senate" as someone who "inspired so many millions of us with his wisdom and compassion."

She added, "He is gone, but he leaves us with his vision of America to guide us and his clear voice that will reverberate forever.  He was always a fighter for justice, working to help those left behind.  He will be terribly missed."

Streisand donated several thousand dollars to Kennedy's re-election campaigns over the years.  Her publicist tells CNN the singer won't be attending the senator's funeral on Saturday because she is in Europe.

Bill Cosby is also reacting to Sen. Kennedy's death.  On his Twitter feed he wrote, "The void left by his passing must be filled carefully, thoughtfully and most importantly with integrity."

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