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Monday, 25 February 2013

Barbra at the 85th Annual Academy Awards

For the first time in 36 years, Barbra's return to the Academy Awards was during the show's In Memoriam montage, which concluded with the image of The Way We Were composer Marvin Hamlisch.

This was Barbra's first Live-singing appearance on TV since 2001 (not including pre-recorded "live" TV appearances). 'Marvin Hamlisch was a composer of extraordinary depth and versatility,' said Barbra. 'He was also a very kind and generous friend who could always make me laugh. Over the years, we shared many adventures together.

 'Marvin left us way too soon, but I'll always have those wonderful, wonderful memories.'

Barbra was trending on twitter during and after the performance... with some fantastic comments....

Oprah Winfrey @Oprah
Barbra Streisand standing O for being classic elegance in every way.#Oscars

Sandra Bernhard ‏@SandraBernhard
Misty water colored memories a long nail a cleopatra eye classic streisand #oscars2013

 Vera Wang ‏@VeraWangGang T

he Way We Were....Barbra Streisand......still so amazing! XxVera

Friday, 22 February 2013

Pre-Order Hello Dolly [Blu-ray] (1969)

•Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

•Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

•Audio Formats:

◦English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

◦French Dolby Digital 4.0

◦Spanish Dolby Digital Mono

•Subtitles/Captions: English SDH, Spanish


◦Directing Dolly: Gene Kelly Remembered

◦1969 Featurette

Click here to pre-order with Amazon.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Zadan and Meron Talk Barbra...

Deadline: And Barbra Streisand will be singing on the show for only the second time ever. What will she be singing? I have been guessing The Way We Were.

Zadan: Everyone has been asking us that. When we went to Barbra the first day we got the job , we said we are doing this theme of music and we said ‘how can we do it without you? We must have you’ and she said ‘yes’. What we didn’t know when we asked her is that she hadn’t sung on the show in 36 years since she won for “Evergreen”. How thrilling is it to have her be part of this. And she also likes the fact that in planning what she’s going to do on the show – we had to spend several meetings planning what she is actually going to sing on the show – she said ‘I love the fact that you announced me but you didn’t announce what I would be doing because I really want to surprise people when I come out as to what I am going to be doing’.

Meron: But we love the speculation.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Just in Time for Mother’s Day, the Mother of All Road Trips Debuts on Blu-ray™ and DVD April 30, 2013


“Smart, charming, thoughtful and funny.” —Mary Pols, Time

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – The “hilarious and heartfelt” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) story of one man’s cross-country road trip with his mother, THE GUILT TRIP hits the road on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand April 30, 2013 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Screen legend Barbra Streisand and comic master Seth Rogen “are the perfect comedy duo” (Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV) in director Anne Fletcher’s (The Proposal) delightful and heartwarming comedy that is “packed with laugh-out-loud moments” (Meriah Doty, Yahoo! Movies). As inventor Andy Brewster (Rogen) is about to embark on a road trip to sell his latest product, he feels compelled to invite his mother, Joyce (Streisand), along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of adventure and antics both Andy and Joyce discover that while they have their differences, they also have more in common than they ever realized.

An ideal gift to share with your mom on Mother’s Day, THE GUILT TRIP will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with UltraViolet™. The two-disc set comes packed with over an hour of hilarious bonus features including featurettes on Barbra and Seth, a look inside Barbra’s world, an alternate opening and ending, over 10 deleted scenes and an uproarious gag reel. The film will also be available as a single-disc DVD.

The Blu-ray release available for purchase will be enabled with UltraViolet, a new way to collect, access and enjoy movies. With UltraViolet, consumers can add movies to their digital collection in the cloud, and then stream or download them – reliably and securely – to a variety of devices.

THE GUILT TRIP Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack:

THE GUILT TRIP Blu-ray is presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The DVD in the combo pack is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The combo pack includes access to a digital copy of the film as well as the following:

Feature film in high definition
Barbra & Seth
Barbra’s World
Guilt Trip: A Real Mother of a Road Trip
In the Driver’s Seat
Not Really a Road Trip Movie
Alternate Openings
Alternate Ending
Over 10 Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel

Feature film in standard definition


The single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 TVs with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The disc includes the feature film in standard definition.

Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions present a Michaels/Goldwyn Production of an Anne Fletcher film: “The Guilt Trip”. Executive Produced by Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand, Mary McLaglen, Dan Fogelman, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Paul Schwake. Produced by Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn and Evan Goldberg. Written by Dan Fogelman. Directed by Anne Fletcher.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Barbra Streisand inks helming deal

Aldamisa to produce project

By Robert Mitchell - Variety.com

LONDON -- Barbra Streisand has signed a helming deal with production and sales company Aldamisa International.

The deal will see Streisand take up helming duties for the first time since 1996's "The Mirror Has Two Faces," in which she co-starred with Jeff Bridges.
"We are thrilled to provide underwriting for a filmmaker of (Streisand's) vision, stature and accomplishment," said Nadine de Barros, president of international sales and acquisitions at Aldamisa.
No details are yet available, with Streisand contemplating several projects. The film will be financed by Mark Manuel's Kilburn Media and produced by de Barros and Aldamisa co-chairman Sergei Bespalov.
Streisand recently appeared in Paramount comedy "The Guilt Trip," alongside Seth Rogen. The film marked her first lead acting role since "The Mirror Has Two Faces." She made her helming debut with 1983's "Yentl" and also handled 1991's "The Prince of Tides."

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