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Barbra Streisand Mocks Trump via Song

Parodies 'Send in the Clowns' at Hillary Clinton fundraiser

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand put her feelings about Donald Trump into song Friday night, the AP reports. At an LGBT fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, the singer performed a parody of the Stephen Sondheim song "Send in the Clowns" with lyrics about the Republican nominee. "Is he that rich, maybe he'... More »

Streisand: Siri Mispronounces My Name, but Tim Cook Is On It

She says Apple head is putting out a fix

(Newser) - If you own an iPhone, the next iOS update on Sept. 30 will include a strange fix for Siri. It seems the Apple virtual assistant does not currently pronounce Barbra Streisand's name correctly, the singer recently told NPR . "[It's] Streisand with a soft S, like sand on... More »

Woman Needs Stitches After Encounter With Streisand's Dog

Samantha did not take kindly to flight attendant's method of petting

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand's beloved dog got a little rowdy Tuesday. As Streisand, 73, flew from New York to DC on Ron Perelman’s private jet, accompanied by her 12-year-old coton de tulear Samantha, a flight attendant allegedly tried to pet the pooch, Page Six reports. It did not go well:... More »

Streisand's Latest No. 1 Makes History

She has topped charts in every decade since '60s

(Newser) - The last time there was a decade without a Barbra Streisand No. 1 album in it, Dwight Eisenhower was president and stereo sound was still a novelty. The singer's new album Partners debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making the 72-year-old the first artist to have a... More »

5 Stars Who Won Oscars in Their First-Ever Films

Who says you need practice to be perfect?

(Newser) - Actors who've been in the biz for years without ever snagging an Academy Award probably shake their heads and sigh when they think about these six celebrities rounded up by Biography.com —all of whom won Oscars for their film debuts. A sampling:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Best Supporting
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13 Celebs Who Are in the Mile-High Club

Latest to admit it: Chrissy Teigen, Miranda Kerr

(Newser) - Model Chrissy Teigen gave a little TMI to Cosmopolitan in the June issue, revealing that she and hubby John Legend once had sex on an airplane. "We were on our way to Thailand to see my parents, flying commercial first-class," she says. "We were under a blanket.... More »

12 Celebs Who Are Terrible Tippers

Allegedly, at least

(Newser) - Most celebrities are fairly rich, but that apparently being wealthy doesn't guarantee you're also generous. Radar rounds up 40 celebrity cheapskates, who've done everything from skip out on bills to renege on charity donations. Here are the 12 bad tippers from the list:
  • Tiger Woods: He's
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Seth Rogen: Yeah, My Last Movie Sucked

Slams 'Guilt Trip,' his film with Barbra Streisand

(Newser) - Critics did not enjoy Seth Rogen's last movie, Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand, and it sounds like Rogen didn't, either. "We shot that movie in the format that plays on airplanes only," Rogen said on comedian Doug Benson's podcast last week, according to E! . "... More »

Hitmaking Producer Phil Ramone Dead at 72

Streisand, Sinatra, Billy Joel among artists who worked with him

(Newser) - You may not know his name, but Phil Ramone—one of the most successful music producers of his era—died in a New York hospital this morning at age 72, Billboard reports. He had been admitted late last month with an aortic aneurysm. His incredible career included 14 Grammy awards,... More »

Average Folks Donate $10M for Shot at Seat at Clooney's

Tonight's Obama fundraiser to bring in a record-breaking $15M

(Newser) - George Clooney's $40,000-a-plate dinner for President Obama tonight is expected to scoop up an eye-popping $15 million. The Hollywood fete, to be held at Clooney's Los Angeles digs, will feature celebs like Barbra Streisand, Robert Downey Jr., and Tobey Maquire among the 150 guests, and is co-hosted... More »

Is Sarah Palin a Bigger Diva Than Mariah?

Or JLo? Or Jay-Z?

(Newser) - Amid all the uproar over how Sarah Palin's contract with a Cal State school was acquired (theft? harmless dumpster diving?), let's not lose sight of the real question: Is she a bigger diva than Mariah Carey...or JLo, Barbra Streisand, and other celebs with big demands? The Week investigates.
  • Mariah
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Stars Remake 'We Are the World'

(Newser) - One hundred stars of stage and screen converged on Henson Studios in Los Angeles yesterday to record a new version of iconic 1985 hit "We Are the World." The all-new recording is designed to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Once again produced by Quincy Jones, the song features... More »

Film's Best Cross-Dressers

From Tootsie to Hedwig, Liev joins an illustrious list

(Newser) - Liev Schreiber was “giddy” playing an ex-Marine transvestite in Taking Woodstock, and in his honor, Nerve lists the best cross-dressers in film history:
  • John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch: He "is the epitome of ferocity and theatricality that drag queens around the world aspire to.”
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Andrea Mitchell, Gay Icon

Community seems fascinated with correspondent, if somewhat secretly

(Newser) - Cher, Barbra Streisand, Madonna … and NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell? Yes, John Koblin and Zachary Woolfe write in the New York Observer, Mrs. Alan Greenspan is an icon to gay men, if not as celebrated. “She’s the Golden Girls rolled into one,” one fan says: “The... More »

Babs Backs Holder for AG

Streisand urges fellow lefties to fight for Obama nominee

(Newser) - Barbra Streisand is using her star power to push for the speedy confirmation of Eric Holder as attorney general, Politico reports. In a letter, Babs asks like-minded people to sign a petition supporting a man who is “committed to liberty, the rule of law, and our constitutional rights.”... More »

Kennedy Center Salutes Freeman, Streisand

DC meets LA in annual cultural celebration

(Newser) - Entertainment’s elite descended on Washington last night for the 31st annual Kennedy Center Honors, this year saluting Morgan Freeman, Twyla Tharp, George Jones, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, and Barbra Streisand, the Washington Post reports. They were honored by performances and speeches by a no-less star-studded roster. “It's like... More »

Barbra Hosts Obama Fundraiser

Dem, free of public finance, rakes in West Coast cash

(Newser) - Barack Obama is expected to bring in a huge haul tonight at an LA fundraiser hosted by Barbra Streisand, Time reports. The event involves “a reception and dinner at $28,500 a person followed by a later event featuring Streisand at $2,500 a ticket.” The reclusive singer... More »

Babs: Obama's Like Buttah

Longtime Clintonite says when Barack clinched nomination, switch was 'immediate'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton may have been her first choice, but Barbra Streisand’s switch to Barack Obama after he wrapped up the nomination was “immediate”—and she's not too keen on Clinton-backers considering crossing the aisle. In an interview with Politico, she lays into John McCain on women’s... More »

McCain Pitches Old Geezer Jokes on SNL

Candidate, 71, not too ancient to chase youth vote

(Newser) - Although renowned for his fiery temper, John McCain turned up on Saturday Night Live last night to poke a little fun at his age. "What should we be looking for in our next president?" he asked. "Certainly, someone who is very, very, very old.” If elected McCain,... More »

Music's 10 Top-Grossing Divas

Madonna, Barbra, and Celine top list of richest female artists

(Newser) - The Material Girl earned her epithet this year, raking in $72 million on her "Confessions" tour. Madonna nabbed the top spot on Forbes' new list of top-grossing female artists from mid 2006 to mid 2007, reports the Daily Telegraph:
  1. Madonna, $72 million
  2. Barbra Streisand, $60 million
  3. Celine Dion, $45
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