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Thursday, 26 June 2008

Beatty Tribute Delayed.

2008: Warren Beatty

36th AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute's Board of Trustees selected Warren Beatty to receive the 36th AFI Life Achievement Award. The award was presented to Beatty at a gala tribute in Los Angeles on June 12, 2008.

USA Network will broadcast the tribute July 8 at 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

AFI Tribute to Warren Beatty Will Air June 25th

You will be able to see Barbra's full video tribute to Warren Beatty on USA Network on June 25th. Check local listings.


Warren Beatty will receive the American Film Institute's (AFI) 36th Life Achievement Award in a special ceremony airing on Wednesday, June 25 at 9/8C on USA Network.

The event will feature tributes from a number of Beatty's friends and colleagues—including Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton and Barbra Streisand among others. In addition, there will be special tributes from Gene Hackman, Goldie Hawn, Harvey Keitel, George McGovern, Quentin Tarantino and others. The evening will also feature performances from Pras and Earl Scruggs.

The AFI Life Achievement Award is regarded as the highest honor for a career in film. As the first award in the film community to acknowledge career achievement, the honor has been bestowed upon many of the greatest film artists in history such as Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Harrison Ford, Dustin Hoffman, Sean Connery, Steven Spielberg, Jack Nicholson, Elizabeth Taylor, Sidney Poitier, George Lucas, Gregory Peck, Barbara Stanwyck, Billy Wilder, Fred Astaire, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, James Cagney and John Ford.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Barbra's Tribute To Warren Beatty.

Barbra sent a pre-recorded video message to Warren Beatty's AFI Tribute on June 12th. Looking radiant in Green, Barbra said... "I would describe Warren Beatty as an incredibly gifted... gentile".

For Barbra's full speech -- tune into the The Afi Tribute to Warren Beatty on June 25th at 9pm (Eastern) on USA Network.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Barbra Backs Obama.

Barbra Streisand changes tunes from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama

Barbra Streisand, the famous singer who was being discovered by radio stations back when someone named Barack Obama was being born, confirms to The Ticket this afternoon that she's supporting Obama and has offered to help in his presidential campaign.

Streisand's personal spokeswoman, Marge Tabankin, says talks are underway with the campaign in Chicago to decide what exact role Streisand will play in the presumptive Democratic nominee's efforts to win the White House.

Obama’s Hollywood supporters are hopeful that she will sing for the senator, as she did for Bill Clinton during his presidential runs, at one of the many fundraisers in the works for this summer.

So far, Tabankin says, nothing definite is confirmed. But stay tuned. (Sorry, Streisand isn’t set to appear at the fundraiser/concert for Obama at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on June 24. Her schedule, at the moment, shows that she’s traveling that day.)

In addition to lending her legendary pipes, Streisand’s support is important to Obama for several reasons: She’s a woman, in case you hadn't notice and she’s a longtime friend of the Clintons, who lost. (remember, in case you're tracking these things, Streisand came out early for Hillary.)

And the singer is Jewish. So she could potentially help rally support among a number of Democratic constituencies.

People who need people may be the luckiest people in the world. But candidates with Streisand’s backing have hit the Democratic fundraising jackpot. West of La Cienega, anyway.

--Tina Daunt

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