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Thursday, 29 July 2010

Barbra To Attend Wedding Of The Year?

I'm sure it's no surprise to hear that Barbra may attend the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky on Saturday in Rhinebeck, NY. While there have been no official statements released from Barbra's people -- just about every press report has listed Barbra as an attendee.

We'll let you know if any photographs are released of Barbra at the wedding, but knowing how press-shy Chelsea Clinton is, it's likely to be private family and friend affair.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Great photo of Barbra

... with make up artist David De Leon. On the last day of FOCKERS.

Hot Rumor: Barbra's Next Movie?

From Playlist.com:

Barbra Streisand & Seth Rogen Offered Roles In The Comedy 'My Mother's Curse'

Yes, it's an offer story so it's nothing close to gospel yet, but it is a potentially interesting duo.

In the latest issue of Production Weekly, it's revealed that Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen have been offered roles in the comedy "My Mother's Curse." The film is the rather heartwarming-sounding tale of an inventor who embarks on a road trip with his mother with a secret plan to reunite her with a long lost love.

Here's the synopsis from PW:

The young inventor of a new organic cleaning product invites his mother on a cross-country road trip as he tries to sell his product to marketing outlets. His ulterior motive is to reunite her with a man she loved when she was young, and her motive is to help him overcome his ‘curse’ of non-commitment in relationships, for which she blames herself.

Streisand and Rogen are being offered the roles of mother and son, Joyce and Andy Brewster. The film has a script from Dan Fogelman ("Cars," "Crazy, Stupid, Love") and, less promisingly, has Anne Fletcher ("27 Dresses," "The Proposal") in the director's chair.

Again, these are just offers and both, one or neither of them may sign on. But the teaming of Streisand and Rogen could potentially be kind of great, so we'll be watching to see how this plays out.

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Barbra and Jim Attend Standing Ovation Premiere

Barbra in Aspen

Barbra was in Aspen this week to attend the 'Aspen Ideas Festival'.
Entering its sixth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival is a conversation-packed exploration of some of the most important ideas and pressing issues we face. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine, the Festival strives to highlight the ideas of experts at the forefront of their fields and of leaders whose actions are changing the world.
Here's a photo of Barbra talking to Harvard Professor, Niall Ferguson:

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Barbra is 2010 "California Hall of Fame" Inductee.

Sacramento, CA July 7, 2010 - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver today released the names of the 2010 inductees to The California Museum's California Hall of Fame. In its fifth year, the California Hall of Fame has continued the tradition of honoring legendary people who embody California's innovative spirit and have made their mark on history.
The 2010 California Hall of Fame inductees are: Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, film-maker James Cameron, Silicon Valley visionary investor John Doerr, father of modern banking A.P. Giannini, country music legend Merle Haggard, author and activist Anne Lamott, former Secretary of State George Shultz, historian Dr. Kevin Starr, businessman and philanthropist Levi Strauss, screen and music icon Barbra Streisand, artist Wayne Thiebaud, comedienne Betty White, tennis champion Serena Williams, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
The 2010 inductees join 51 California Hall of Fame inductees who have made great achievements in science, philanthropy, sports, business, entertainment, literature, fitness, technology, activism and politics. The California Hall of Fame highlights the broad range of California interests by honoring trailblazers who have broken barriers in not just one field or talent, but have impacted the world with their overall courage, determination and creativity.

"The California Hall of Fame is a great way to honor amazing Californians whose dedication, determination and courage have helped shape this state," said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. "What they have accomplished reminds us all that we live in the greatest state, one of opportunity and prosperity. They make me proud to call California home, and proud that they are this year's inductees."

"I am so honored to be able to recognize this incredible roster of people who are not only an inspiration to me but to others across California and beyond," said First Lady Maria Shriver. "They represent the diversity, innovation and creativity that overflows from our amazing state."

"Eureka! That word best described the California Gold Rush and it best describes the discovery of pure, raw talent that has been mined in California since 1849," said The California Museum's Executive Director, Claudia French. "These 14 modern day explorers represent the passion and risk-taking that is quintessential California."

The California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at The California Museum in Sacramento. The ceremony will be followed by a reception and unveiling of the new exhibit installation, featuring artifacts and mementos personally loaned by the inductees, their families and organizations, including many items that have never been exhibited before.

All living inductees and family of posthumous inductees are scheduled to participate in the presentation of the Spirit of California medals by the Governor and First Lady.

"California is known for its beauty, diversity and creative community," said Barbra Streisand. " It's respected for its leadership in scientific research, environmental awareness and regulation. But to me, for most of my adult life, California is simply home. Thank you to the State of California for honoring me as an artist and a citizen."

The California Hall of Fame-inspired Dreamers Challenge, an extension of the institution's mission to dare young people to dream, was designed to recognize innovative and creative thinking by awarding two $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors who can best illustrate how they would change the world. Unlike other scholarship contests, participants can respond in whatever medium suits their style and talent – painting, poetry, videos, musical creations, essays or Power Point presentations, for example.

Visit The California Museum website, CaliforniaMuseum.org, for more information and to access images and biographies of each of the inductees.

To date, the 2010 California Hall of Fame sponsors include The California Governor and First Lady's Conference on Women and the California Travel and Tourism Commission.

About The California Museum

The California Museum – home of the California Hall of Fame and California Legacy Trails – engages, educates and enlightens people about California's rich history and its unique contribution to the world through ideas, innovation, art and culture. Through captivating, interactive and innovative experiences, the Museum seeks to inspire men, women and children to dream the California dream and dare to make their mark on history. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. Noon-5 p.m.; Adults $8.50, Students/Seniors (with valid I.D.) $7, Children 6-13 $6.00; Free for Children 5 and Younger. Parking is free on the weekends. CaliforniaMuseum.org.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Barbra's New Book -- More Details

For nearly five decades Barbra Streisand has been one of the most singular figures in American entertainment. From the cabaret to the Broadway stage, from television and film stardom to her acclaimed work as a director, from the recording studio to the concert hall, she has demonstrated that the extraordinary voice that launched her career was only one of her remarkable gifts.

Now, in her first book, My Passion for Design, Barbra Streisand reveals another aspect of her talent: the taste and style that have inspired her beautiful homes and collections. My Passion for Design will focus on the architecture and construction of her newest homes, the dream refuge she has longed for since the days when she shared a small Brooklyn apartment with her mother, brother, and grandparents. The book itself, a culmination and reflection of Barbra's love of American architecture and design between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries, will contain many of her own photographs of the rooms she has decorated, the furniture and art she has collected, and the ravishing gardens she has planned on her land on the California coast. In addition to glimpses of her homes, Barbra will share memories of her childhood, the development of her sense of style, and what collecting has come to mean to her.

My Passion for Design is a rare and intimate private tour into the world of one of our most beloved stars that will be welcomed by her fans and all lovers of the great achievements of American design.

Click here to pre-order this extraordinary book.

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