May 18, 2018, 7:36pm
Bethesda, Maryland – May 15, 2018
Thank you, Dr. Collins, for your work to improve human health, including the Human Genome Project and the “All of Us” Precision Medicine Biobank. And thank you all for making me feel so welcome.
NIH is known for its world-renowned trailblazing medical research. The closest thing I have to a medical credential is my role in What’s Up, Doc?
So I’m honored to have been invited to speak about my work for gender equity … Read more »
January 19, 2018, 4:14pm
By Barbra Streisand.
Women are now proving they are powerful when they stick together and are unafraid to speak truth to power… unafraid to stand arm in arm with EVERY American and find a way forward together. Many of us were at the history-making march last year when Donald Trump was inaugurated, and we were hoping against hope that some good would come out of this Administration. Unfortunately, day-by-day, Trump has provided us – – both by his actions and … Read more »
January 08, 2018, 2:58am
Here’s a terrible fact—
There has not been a single woman who has won the Golden Globe for Best Director since I was fortunate enough to win it for Yentl in 1984…that’s 34 years ago! Not right!
More women should be directing!
In my humble opinion, I was very disappointed that director Dee Rees and her powerful film Mudbound wasn’t even nominated.
I also would have liked to see director Patty Jenkins and her exciting film Wonder Woman be recognized
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December 13, 2017, 3:10pm
Thank you Alabama for giving our country a great Hanukkah present by electing Doug Jones.
Now we can have fun watching McConnell blame Bannon; FOX News blaming McConnell; and waiting to see who blames Trump and who he blames, fingers pointing in all directions. Of course, we will have to watch McConnell push the obscene tax vote before Jones is seated.
Nonetheless, this is a huge statement combined with the Virginia election a few months ago that bodes very well … Read more »
November 08, 2017, 1:50pm
By Barbra Streisand.
Last night, voters signed a referendum against Donald Trump and his regressive and divisive policies. His unpopularity and the resistance from activists helped fuel Democratic victories across the nation. The victories had both breathe and depth from school boards and city councils to Governor’s mansions.
The most watched election was in Virginia where Democrat Ralph Northam far exceeded late polling to win a resounding victory for Governor. Democrats swept the other statewide offices in the state including … Read more »
October 27, 2017, 7:49pm
I wanted to have the talented Harry Stradling, Jr as Cinematographer on The Way We Were, because his father, Harry Stradling, Sr photographed my first four movies, and whom I adored and learned so much from.
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October 27, 2017, 4:08pm
By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.
It’s a natural quality for women to nurture, and we should hold on to that generosity of spirit.
At the Women in Film luncheon in 1992, I spoke about the skewed perception of women in relation to men. I shared my thoughts on how language gave us an insight into the way women were viewed in a male-dominated society:
A man is commanding—a woman is demanding.
A man is forceful—a woman
… Read more »
October 22, 2017, 4:09pm
By Barbra Streisand – The Huffington Post.
What happened to make Donald Trump so reflexively cruel?
Henry Kissinger once pondered a question about President Richard Nixon, “Can you imagine what this man would have been like if somebody had loved him?” This brings up the debate about the role of nature and nurture in the development of one’s personality and makes one wonder about Donald Trump. Why is he so insecure that he has to lie at every occasion about
… Read more »
September 13, 2017, 7:09pm
By Barbra Streisand for The Huffington Post.
Demand that your government faces the facts.
These latest hurricanes really hit home for me, because I started my last tour in Houston and ended in three cities in Florida – the last being Miami.
But the question is – what is causing so many violent storms?
Fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas create heat–trapping emissions in the atmosphere, warming the planet. The oceans are warming as well – and the … Read more »
December 02, 2016, 1:32pm
Dear leader tours the nation holding raucous rallies for the worshipping faithful.
By Charles A. Pierce – Esquire.com
A couple of events on Thursday gave us a peek into what the next four (or eight) years are going to be like. First, there was this panel discussion at Harvard among the various geniuses who helped run the presidential campaign just past. Apparently, this devolved into something between a middle-school food fight and a lacrosse match played with human heads. Bloomberg … Read more »
December 01, 2016, 11:21am
Editorial Board – The New York Times.
SOME ARIZONA residents waited in line for as long as five hours before they were able to cast ballots in Tuesday’s primaries. Others were so discouraged by the long lines and parking lot gridlock that they gave up without voting. Grilled about the debacle, one election official suggested that voters might have brought it on themselves by not opting to vote early. Such nonchalance, combined with the fact that the areas most affected … Read more »
December 01, 2016, 11:20am
– The Washington Post.
A voting scandal of epic proportion tilted this election. The scam involved millions of people.
No, I’m not talking about the recount the Clinton campaign joined in Wisconsin and may seek in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton and her aides were correct before, when they said voting fraud is rare. The recounts won’t change the election’s outcome. And after rightly criticizing Donald Trump for saying he might not honor the election results, Clinton … Read more »
November 30, 2016, 12:19pm
By Frank Bruni – The New York Times.
A show of hands, please: How many of you would like Donald Trump to step away — far away — from his Twitter account? I’m pretty sure I have a majority, but to be safe: How many can at least agree on no tweets before breakfast?
Yowza. I’m above 95 percent. Reince, you don’t have to nod wildly and jump up and down; the raised hand alone will do. And you get … Read more »
November 30, 2016, 10:50am
By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.
Remember all the news reports suggesting, without evidence, that the Clinton Foundation’s fund-raising created conflicts of interest? Well, now the man who benefited from all that innuendo is on his way to the White House. And he’s already giving us an object lesson in what real conflicts of interest look like, as authoritarian governments around the world shower favors on his business empire.
Of course, Donald Trump could be rejecting these favors … Read more »
November 29, 2016, 12:26pm
By Eric Chenoweth – Washington Post.
Eric Chenoweth is co-director of the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe.
In assessing Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Americans continue to look away from this election’s most alarming story: the successful effort by a hostile foreign power to manipulate public opinion before the vote.
U.S. intelligence agencies determined that the Russian government actively interfered in our elections. Russian state propaganda gave little doubt that this was done to support Republican nominee Trump, who … Read more »
November 28, 2016, 4:04pm
By E. J. Dionne Jr – The Washington Post.
Republicans are deeply concerned about ethics in government and the vast potential for corruption stemming from conflicts of interest. We know this because of the acute worries they expressed over how these issues could have cast a shadow over a Hillary Clinton presidency.
“If Hillary Clinton wins this election and they don’t shut down the Clinton Foundation and come clean with all of its past activities, then there’s no telling the … Read more »
November 27, 2016, 4:12pm
The Pretend Populism of Donald Trump.
By Frank Bruni – The New York Times.
For a politician who won the White House by railing against the elites and demonizing the establishment, Donald Trump presented an odd argument for why Americans should believe, as he does, that his adviser Steve Bannon is no racist, anti-Semitic ally of the alt-right.
“Steve went to Harvard,” Trump reminded about two dozen of us at The Times last week, and then, a few sentences later, … Read more »
November 26, 2016, 7:12pm
By KATRIN BENNHOLD – The New York Times.
BALMEDIE, Scotland — President-elect Donald J. Trump has already built a wall — not on the border with Mexico, but on the border of his exclusive golf course in northeastern Scotland, blocking the sea view of local residents who refused to sell their homes.
And then he sent them the bill.
David and Moira Milne had already been threatened with legal action by Mr. Trump’s lawyers, who claimed a corner of their … Read more »
November 25, 2016, 2:47pm
By Craig Timberg – The Washington Post.
The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.
Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social-media accounts — … Read more »
March 18, 2018, 11:21am
To clarity misinformation in a story issued by local Los Angeles television station, KABC, the nature of cloning occasionally results in the birth of a litter rather than a single animal. The cloning procedure in this case resulted in a litter of four beautiful puppies, three of which survived. The KABC story was inaccurate in it’s headline which stated that Ms. Streisand had had beloved Coton de Tuléar, Samantha, cloned twice. The fact is that in using the DNA of … Read more »
March 13, 2018, 6:35pm
After putting out an article (on this website) about how fake news gets almost double the tweets than real news, I felt really sad. Why are people so drawn to insults and negativity? Why do fake stories sell more than true ones ? Is it human nature? It was disconcerting to see, in an article about me, how an anecdote about “the boys club” on a set gets turned into a vicious piece of nonsense. I was talking about a … Read more »
March 05, 2018, 5:39pm
When I do an interview, I like to be quoted accurately. I also expect the truth to be told, with facts checked.
This is why I’m reluctant to give interviews without having quote approval. In last week’s Variety article, they mistakenly made it sound like I didn’t want to be in Funny Girl! What??? I fought hard for that part! How could they make that mistake? I loved the character of Fanny Brice (they even misspelled her name Franny).… Read more »
December 02, 2014, 7:37am
That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.
By David Corn – MotherJones.com
The recent news on the front page of the New York Times was stark. As thousands of diplomats were gathering in Lima, Peru, to work on an agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions, scientists and climate policy experts were warning
that it now may be impossible to prevent the temperature of the planet’s atmosphere from rising by … Read more »
June 28, 2012, 3:00am
Larry Kramer does not need me to publicize his beautiful play. It stands on its own. For the last time – I will answer his complaints, which rewrite history.
When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired another writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play — but adapting it to make it more cinematic. It was … Read more »
June 15, 2012, 10:00am
Haahaa…. If my sweet wife and I can ever get out of bed
(somedays it’s noon)… I have long planned to paper our vintage barn’s
outhouse walls, with these excremental egested rag articles that are
void of even a sniff of truth. Of course, she has held me back with
her gift for perfect decor. But I still say my idea is more
authentic,… Haahaa. Right?
Hillary and Bill Clinton have been friends now since I first
met them … Read more »
May 22, 2012, 2:00am
“The most truthful part of a newspaper is the advertisements”
—Thomas Jefferson… Read more »
May 02, 2012, 6:00am
Boy, Barbra must sell a lot of papers. That tabloid keeps re-telling the same lies.… Read more »
April 18, 2012, 9:00am
I asked my wife if I could borrow her Truth Alert to respond to the latest tabloid nonsense, an outrageous story that I oppose her doing “Gypsy.” These scandal sheet guys only print stuff that is the exact opposite of the truth. I’m already lined up to buy the first ticket for that film. Her youthful beauty will perfectly complement her singing and performance. But the point here is that tabloids only traffic in bad news, bad news that they … Read more »
April 12, 2012, 6:00am
I was just made aware of a ridiculous story in one of those weekly rags. This is just to say that the story is untrue in every respect, just unmitigated, sloppy, and malicious invention. The madness of the constant inaccuracy of these publications is evidenced by the fact that in this recent story the main photo they use of “Jason” is not even Jason!… Read more »
September 05, 2017, 2:12pm
Entertainment Community Comes Together to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey with HAND IN HAND: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon
PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE: GEORGE CLOONEY, JAMIE FOXX, ROB LOWE, MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, DENNIS QUAID, JULIA ROBERTS, KELLY ROWLAND, ADAM SANDLER, RYAN SEACREST, BEYONCÉ, BLAKE SHELTON, MICHAEL STRAHAN, GEORGE STRAIT, BARBRA STREISAND, RITA WILSON, OPRAH WINFREY AND REESE WITHERSPOON WITH MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Telethon Will Air Live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC
Los Angeles, CA (September 5, … Read more »
May 24, 2017, 6:22pm
by Jay Landers
On the evening of May 6, 2017, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center was filled to capacity and humming. Tickets for Barbra’s highly-anticipated concert sold out weeks in advance, yet by 8:10 p.m., two sixth-row seats remained conspicuously empty.
If you had floor seats or binoculars, it was a good night for stargazing. Donna Karan, Barry Diller, John McEnroe and his wife, singer Patty Smyth, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Josh Brolin with his wife, Kathryn, Jim Brolin, Sigourney … Read more »
April 24, 2017, 2:26pm
To All of Barbra’s Fans,
Today we are celebrating a very special birthday for our beloved Barbra. As if being the best-selling female recording artist in history wasn’t enough, Barbra has also been passionately fighting for so many important causes throughout her life: women’s health and women’s equality, civil rights and voting rights, educational opportunity and the preservation of the planet. In 2014, Barbra co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance (WHA) and together they are leading the movement to promote women’s … Read more »
February 06, 2017, 6:55pm
The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic… The Encore! Two new concerts added at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on May 4th and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on May 6th! Amex Pre-sale now open at ticketmaster.com. All tickets on sale Friday, February 10 at 10am. See you there!… Read more »
February 01, 2017, 6:23pm
Thank you New York Times for including Barbra in your article ‘How 10 stars Fared as Actor-Directors’
By Christopher D. Shea – The New York Times.
The movies: “Yentl,” from 1983; “The Prince of Tides,” from 1991; and “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” from 1996.
Very good. All three movies garnered multiple Oscar nominations. Ms. Streisand wasn’t nominated for a directing Oscar for “The Prince of Tides,” which received seven nominations in all, an omission that … Read more »
December 20, 2016, 4:59pm
Eight-time GRAMMY® Award winner to visit the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation benefiting the Museum’s education programs, which in 2016 served a record 29,000 students
LOS ANGELES (Dec. 20, 2016) — The GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE is pleased to welcome eight-time GRAMMY®-winning artist, and current GRAMMY nominee, Barbra Streisand to the Clive Davis Theater for its first program of 2017 on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at 8 p.m. Presented by American Express, A Conversation With Barbra Streisand … Read more »
December 06, 2016, 3:19pm
Congratulations to Barbra and her collaborators on their Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Grammy nomination for ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway!
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