.@warriors co-owner Erika Glazer is sharing what equity means to her for @WHA’s ❤ & Soul series. #equityforwomen https://t.co/6a45WNhd3O
Barbra Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand 24.04.42)
Barbra Streisand is an American singer/songwriter, actress and author and one of only a few people who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth stated that Barbra Streisand had a net worth of 340 million USD.
Childhood: Streisand was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diana and Emanuel Streisand. She studied at the Jewish Orthodox Yeshiva of Brooklyn, before later attending Erasmus Hall High School. At the age of thirteen, she recorded 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart' and 'You'll Never Know' at Nola Recording Studios as her first recorded demos. In her teens, she became a nightclub singer, with a performance at 'The Lion' - a gay club in Greenwich - in 1960. At this time, she changed her name from Barbara to Barbra.
Career: In 1962, Streisand made her Broadway debut in the show, 'I Can Get It For You Wholesale', earning a Tony Award nomination for the performance. The same year, she signed a record deal with Columbia Records and released 'The Barbra Streisand Album' in 1963. She was given her own television show in 1965, entitled 'My Name is Barbra'. She made she screen debut with a reprisal of her 1966 Broadway role in the film 'Funny Girl' in 1968. The role won Streisand the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress. Streisand went on to film 'Hello, Dolly!' in 1969, 'On a Clear Day You Can See Forever' and 'The Owl and the Pussycat', both released in 1970. In 1972, Streisand founded her own production company, Barwood Films, and stared in its first production, 'Up The Sandbox'. In 1978, her collaborative song with Neil Diamond, 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers', reached the number one spot on Billboard's Hot 100. In 1980, Streisand released her highest selling album, 'Guilty', her twenty second studio album which was released with the help of Barry Gibb from the Bee Gees. The album contained another number one hit, 'Woman in Love'. In 1983, Streisand made her directorial debut with the film adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's short story, 'Yentl, The Yeshiva Boy'. In 1992, Streisand became the first woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director for the film The Prince of Tides. Following the release of 1996's 'The Mirror Has Two Faces', Streisand took an eight year hiatus from acting. She returned in 2004 to appear in the sequel to 'Meet The Parents', entitled, 'Meet The Fockers' and she reprised the role in 2010 for the third film in the series. In 2012, she stared in 'The Guilt Trip' (originally titled 'My Mother's Curse') alongside Seth Rogan. In 2014, she released her thirty fourth studio album, 'Partners', which consisted of duets with famous singers throughout, including Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, and Elvis Presley.
Personal Life: In 1963, Streisand married Elliot Gould, and they had a son in 1966. The couple divorced in 1971, and Streisand married James Brolin (father of Josh Brolin) in 1998.
Kathy Griffin is bringing her unique comedy styling to 80 cities across the US with her upcoming #LIKEABOSS tour.
Kathy Griffin has announced her upcoming comedy tour. The 54-year-old’s #LIKEABOSS tour will reportedly centre on her reaction to recent revelations from the world of popular culture. Those who are at risk of being lampooned by Griffin’s unique brand of humour are, as the comedian announced on her website, Caitlyn Jenner, Barbra Streisand and the Duggar family.
Kathy Griffin's #LIKEABOSS tour will take the comedian to 80 cities.
Continue reading: Kathy Griffin Headed For 80 Cities With #LIKEABOSS Tour
Barbra Streisand's memoir will be released in 2017, it was announced by her publisher on Wednesday (20th May).
Barbra Streisand is writing a memoir and one which promises to set the record straight about her fascinating life and career. The multi-talented New Yorker has signed a deal with Viking, an arm of the publishing giant Penguin. The news was announced by Viking on Wednesday (20th May).
Barbra Streisand is writing her memoirs.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Writing Memoir, Due To Be Released In 2017
Steve Martin has been awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award which he will receive in a special ceremony in June 2015.
Steve Martin will receive the "highest honour in film", the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. The AFI announced the news on their website on Friday (3rd October).
Steve Martin has been awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award.
Continue reading: Steve Martin Awarded AFI's Life Achievement Award
Barbra Streisand has set a new world record with the release of her latest album.
It's not easy to be a pioneer in music nowadays, but Barbra Streisand seems to have managed it with the release of her thirty-sixth album 'Partners'. The record has debuted at the top spot on the US Billboard Chart, making Streisand the first singer to have a number one album in six consecutive decades.
Streisand (72) is continuing to break records in the music world
Her first album to reach the top spot was 'People' back in 1964, and she has gone on to have a further nine reach number one in the US, including her latest one. With her ten number one albums, she is now tied for fourth place with the most number one albums alongside Elvis Presley. Ahead of her are The Beatles (19), Michael Jackson (13) and Bruce Springsteen (11), but Streisand is still the most successful female artist. She has also scored six number ones in the UK album chart and thirteen in other countries. She has also achieved five number one singles, her last being 'Woman in Love' which was released in 1980.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Makes Chart History With New Album
The 72 year-old singer opens up about "virtually" singing along with Elvis Presley on his hit ballad 'Love Me Tender,' which features on her 34th studio album.
Legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand is back on the music scene with a brand her album, her 34th to be exact, and only features duets with some of the most celebrated singers ever. 'Partners,' out on Wednesday (Sept 17th), is compiled of songs with the likes of Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Lionel Richie, and a very intriguing 'virtual' duet with Elvis Presley.
Streisand's 34th studio album 'Partners' comes out on September 17th
Streisand recently sat down with Extra and recalled meeting the original king of rock 'n' roll for the very first time. "It was 1969 in Las Vegas. I think it was called the International Hotel, yep, and Elvis came. It was my opening night, but I was very nervous meeting him. I remember sitting there polishing my nails while he was talking to me. Can you imagine? When I think of it now, I think, 'How could you have been so stupid?'" she said.
She sang a number of songs from her new album with the help of the show's presenter Jimmy Fallon.
Ahead of the release of her 34th studio album Partners, singing legend Barbra Streisand was Jimmy Fallon’s guest on Monday evening’s ‘The Tonight Show’. The entire programme was given over to Streisand as Fallon got the opportunity to duet with her on a number of tracks that appear on the new record.
Barbra Streisand made an ultra-rare chat show appearance to promote Partners, a new album of duets, out Sept 16
Fallon quickly dispensed with his customary monologue at the start of the show, acknowledging that they were a “hot crowd” and finishing off by saying “I know you’re not here for me, you’re here for Barbra”. He then accompanied Streisand on a medley of three tracks from the new album, dressing up as Elvis for ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘The Voice’ judge Blake Shelton for ‘I’d Want It To Be You’ and Michael Bublé for ‘It Had To Be You’.
Continue reading: Barbra Streisand Makes Special Appearance On 'The Tonight Show'
George Clooney has responded, in a public statement, to Steve Wynn's claims that he is "molly coddled" and the casino mogul's denial that he called President Obama an "a******".
George Clooney has responded to Steve Wynn's claims he is "molly coddled".
Clooney and Wynn allegedly had a disagreement last month in Las Vegas after Wynn allegedly called President Barack Obama an "a******". The incident allegedly occurred on April 23rd when Clooney attended a group dinner along with Wynn.
Continue reading: Read George Clooney's Take On His War Of Words With Steve Wynn
The pop princess isn't alone in threatening to call time on their music career by a long shot
Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to see the singer as she prepares for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The documentary gave us some revealing tidbits into her set and showed what life as a famous working mother was like, as well as uncovering some of Britney's plans for the future.
Britney Jean might be Brit's last album
While her immediate plans for the future involve her singing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the next two years, after that Britney reckons that she might be finished with the showbiz industry. The mum-of-two wants to be able to spend more time with her kinds and return to a simpler life, like the one she had in her native Louisiana .
Continue reading: Britney Spears Becomes The Latest Star To Threaten Retirement
Barbra Streisand wowed the crowds at the O2 Arena, though not everyone enjoyed the family theme.
Barbra Streisand's Saturday gig at the 02 Arena in London was a family affair as the singer-songwriter and actress was joined by her sister Roslyn "Rozzie" Kind and 46 year-old son, Jason Gould, who both contributed vocals.
Taking to the gigantic stage in a shimmering, black sequinned trouser-suit, 71 year-old Streisand revealed that the arena concert was only her 93rd ever in a career spanning 50 years and 50 albums since 1963: the very definition of a 'golden' oldie.
Twice-married Streisand treated her fans to photo montages of her life rising out of poverty-stricken Brooklyn in a scrapbook-style accompaniment to the music: a sumptuous 60 piece orchestra conducted by film score favourite Bill Ross, credited for music in Forrest Gump and Die Hard 2.
Gina Lollobrigida also broke the record set by Elizabeth Taylor for auctioned earrings.
Jewlery belonging to the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, who became a leading sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s, has sold at auction for $4.9 million. The auction held in Geneva set a record for pearl earrings, auctioneer Sotheby's said.
A pair of diamond and natural pearl earrings sold for $2.37 million, beating the previous figure of $1.98 million for natural pearl earrings by Bulgari, owned by the late actress Elizabeth Taylor. Other prize items of Lollobrigida's collection included a Bulgari necklace and bracelet combination and a Bulgari ring featuring a 19.03-carat cushion-shaped diamond. Each sold for $776,000. The 85-year-old actress, who was raising money for advanced stem cell research in Italy, said, "Jewels are meant to give pleasure and for many years I had enormous pleasure wearing mine.Selling my jewels to help raise awareness of stem cell therapy, which can cure so many illnesses, seems to me a wonderful use to which to put them."
The jewlery formed part of Sotherby's 'Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels' auction, held in Geneva after going on display in London, New York and Rome. Overall, the auction of over 600 gems and jewlery fetched $78.2 million.
Continue reading: Gina Lollobrigida's Jewlery Sells For $4.9 Million At Geneva Auction
Date of birth
24th April, 1942
.@warriors co-owner Erika Glazer is sharing what equity means to her for @WHA’s ❤ & Soul series. #equityforwomen https://t.co/6a45WNhd3O
.@WHA’s NEW ❤ & Soul series asks women who inspire us most to share what equity means to them. #equityforwomen… https://t.co/SBMarwgIEU
What a beautiful night. So many good friends. I really felt the love. Photo: @KevinMazur @GettyImages https://t.co/27giCKfCvp
All GREAT presidents had compassion. @realDonaldTrump has NO understanding of what makes our nation great. #diversity #TrumpAccomplishments
A beautiful birthday cake. Thanks for all the birthday love. B. https://t.co/AhZCyZBfdq
#HappyBirthdayBarbra from your entire team xo. 🎂 https://t.co/9XnDcCKdO5
.@realDonaldTrump wants to build $22B wall on U.S.'s dime, even as illegal immigration has been declining for years. #TrumpAccomplishments
Use #HappyBirthdayBarbra tomorrow if you would like to send your best wishes, and we will share them with her! Craig - TeamBarbra.
.@realDonaldTrump tells us to buy/hire AMERICAN, while his & @IvankaTrump’s products are made in Asia & CAmerica. #TrumpAccomplishments
Posting another shot with Sandy... because he was so special. https://t.co/dSTGNvH1zs
I've loved Sandy since the 70's. Everyone loved Sandy. Sweet, gentle, generous, fun loving and an incredibly gifted… https://t.co/8fZJ2leF0K
.@realDonaldTrump has alienated U.S. allies:AUS,MEX,GR,BRITAIN, GERMANY, S. KOREA, SWEDEN. Is that an accomplishment? #TrumpAccomplishments
.@realDonaldTrump boasts every day about all he's accomplished. Trying to destroy @BarackObama progress? #TrumpAccomplishments
Trump’s philosophy as president might best be described as clan over country. https://t.co/p8vwXhXCqx
Bob Esty... "Extra, Extra..." I hear you're celebrating a big birthday today. Have a good one!… https://t.co/3PSHdk7njN
Does the Trump family care about public service or is it all about fame and money? https://t.co/BA2Fj73n0X
Is this explosive president really in a nuclear showdown with North Korea? Or is this all just about whose "hands" are bigger?
Just saw @thepromisefilm and it's wonderful! Go see it. https://t.co/WLe4rmygLG
RT @Newsday: Barbra Streisand is set for her first Long Island concert in more than five decades https://t.co/SJdRdcgXNo https://t.co/RUI9H…
Just heard my son's new album for the first time. It's fantastic! So proud of him. @jasongouldmusic. #tbt https://t.co/Cdmq5Wmces
Virtually impossible to market, this film isn't nearly as wacky and rude as its cast...
Andy Brewster is an inventor who is determined to sell his brand new product by...
While this second sequel to Meet the Parents features the same comedy of embarrassment and...
Our favourite dysfunctional family returns to the screens once again in Meet The Parents Little...
Will Teri Polo be remembered for any other movie aside from Meet the Parents and...