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Barbra Streisand Says She's Never Had a #MeToo Moment

Barbra Streisand is opening up about the #MeToo movement and how she has never had a moment during her career.

The legendary actress and singer spoke out during a PaleyFest interview with Ryan Murphy on Friday night (March 16) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

“We’re in a strange time now, in terms of men and women, and the pendulum swinging this way and that way, and it’s going to have to come to the center,” Barbra said (via EW).

When asked if she had her own moment, Barbra said, “No. I mean, never. I wasn’t like those pretty girls with those nice little noses. Maybe that’s why. I have no idea, I don’t know.”

Barbra Streisand Addresses Inaccuracies in Variety Article

Barbra Streisand rarely gives interviews and the latest one she agreed to included some inaccuracies in the article, so she’s speaking out.

The legendary entertainer made headlines for allegedly saying she felt miscast in the movie Funny Girl and for opening up about cloning her late dog Samantha into two new dogs.

Barbra previously spoke out to say she actually said she felt miscast in Hello, Dolly. But now, she’s releasing another lengthy statement.

“When I do an interview, I like to be quoted accurately. I also expect the truth to be told, with facts checked,” Barbra said in a statement on her website. “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).”

“The film Funny Girl is near and dear to my heart! Not only am I proud of the finished product, it was the best experience I ever had making a film! It was a brilliant musical, combining a dramatic story with music. That’s why I wanted a serious director, not a musical director,” she added. “Working with two great men, director William Wyler and cameraman Harry Stradling, was such a gift to me. They always encouraged my ideas and told me I should be directing. They were never threatened. Willy was intrigued by the scenes I brought him every day from the tryouts in Boston and Philadelphia. Harry wanted me to direct a small independent movie as my next film because he respected my ideas. By the way, at the end of shooting, Willy gave me an engraved copy of a director’s megaphone with DGA on it!”

Click inside to read the rest of the statement… More Here! »

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Barbra Streisand Clarifies That She Felt Miscast in 'Hello, Dolly'

Barbra Streisand is speaking out to clarify a quote that was attributed to her in which she supposedly said she felt miscast in the movie Funny Girl.

The legendary entertainer and Oscar winner really was talking about her role in the 1969 movie Hello, Dolly!

Barbra felt the role should have been played by an older woman. She was just 27 when the movie was released. In comparison, Bette Midler just played the role on Broadway at the age of 71 and Bernadette Peters, who turns 70 this week, just replaced her in the production.

“TRUTH ALERT – Variety ARTICLE (PRINT COPY). For those of you who saw the print edition of @Variety, there was a mistake in the transcript,” Barbra wrote on Instagram. “I was talking about Hello, Dolly! – not Funny Girl – when I said I was miscast. I will forever love Funny Girl, and am grateful that I got the chance to play Fanny Brice.”

Barbra won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work in 1968′s Funny Girl.

Barbra Streisand Reveals That She Cloned Her Dog!

Barbra Streisand is on the cover of Variety, out on newsstands now.

Here’s what the legendary singer and actress had to say…

On cloning her two Coton du Tulear dogs, Miss Violet and Miss Scarlet, from her beloved 14-year-old dog Samantha who died in 2017: “They have different personalities. I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and seriousness.”

On Donald Trump: “He embodies the nasty remarks he makes about other people. He’s a liar. He’s crooked. Everything he called Hillary [Clinton], he is.”

On thinking Hello Dolly is silly and she was miscast in it: “I thought I was totally miscast. I tried to get out of it. So many people love that movie. In fact, Ryan Murphy said to me, ‘I watch it every Christmas’…I think it’s so silly. It’s so old-time musical.”

For more from Barbra, head to Variety.com.

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Ben Platt, Barbra Streisand & Gwyneth Paltrow Eyed for Netflix's 'The Politician'

Ryan Murphy‘s The Politician has landed a two season order with Tony winner Ben Platt attached to star!

In addition, Barbra Streisand and Gwyneth Paltrow are in talks to co-star in the comedy. Ryan, along with Gwyneth‘s fiance Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan are producing.

According to THR, the show will revolved around Ben Platt‘s character, “Payton, a wealthy Santa Barbara resident. Each season will center on a different political race that the character is involved in.”

The series will reportedly feature musical numbers as well. Stay tuned for more details!