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Barbra Streisand Announces New Album & 2016 Tour Dates!

Barbra Streisand will be heading back out on tour this year to promote her new album, Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway!

The album will feature duets with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars singing the classics of Broadway. It is expected that Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley will be featured on the album after the duet was teased earlier this year.

Barbra will play ten shows in nine cities this August, including two shows at her hometown arena in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tickets for all shows go on sale on May 25 and the American Express presale begins on May 18. All ticket buyers will receive a CD copy of the new album!

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Barbra Streisand Will Finally Play Mama Rose in 'Gypsy' Movie

Barbra Streisand is nearing the end of negotiations to play the iconic role of Mama Rose in a new movie version of the classic musical Gypsy.

The 73-year-old actress has been attached to the project for many years and at one point she was said to be directing the film.

Barbra will produce alongside Joel Silver and the movie is set to be made with STX Entertainment. Oscar-winner Barry Levinson will direct while Richard LaGravenese will write the script.

“It’s Barbra Streisand doing one more, if not the last, movie musical of her career,” STX chairman Adam Fogelson told Variety. He says he is excited by “the type of talent that is clamoring to work with her on one of the most famous and satisfying musicals ever.”

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Is Daisy Ridley's Mystery Duet Partner Barbra Streisand? This Photo May Be Proof!

Daisy Ridley has revealed the mystery guest she recorded a song with over the weekend is Barbra Streisand!

The 23-year-old The Force Awakens star took to Instagram on Tuesday (March 1) to reveal her duet partner, writing, “I’m gonna end this spate of pictures detailing my insane weekend with this… Ummmmmmmmmmmm…”

The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams had revealed earlier in the week that Daisy would be spending time in the studio with a “massive superstar.”

“I can tell you everyone’s guesses are way off,” Daisy added at the 2016 Oscars the day after the recording session. “When J.J. said ‘superstar,’ he meant a legendary awe-inspiring jaw-dropping superstar.”

A photo posted by @daisyridley on

Barbra Streisand Writes Touching Note of Support to Celine Dion

Barbara Streisand has taken to her Instagram account to share a touching note of support for her longtime friend Celine Dion.

“Dear @CelineDion – Every time you look at your children’s faces, you will see René. With love and strength – B,” she captioned the below vintage photo of them sitting on a staircase.

The message of support came while Celine was greeting mourners and fans at her late husband Rene Angelil‘s visitation on Thursday (January 21). The full wake is being live-streamed online and the singer has been standing by her husband’s open casket for hours while greeting hundreds of people.

Barbra and Celine collaborated back in 1997 on the song “Tell Him.”

Lena Dunham Speaks to Room of 'Power B-tches' at THR's Women in Entertainment Breakfast!

Lena Dunham speaks on stage as an honoree at the 2015 THR Women in Entertainment Breakfast held at Milk Studios on Wednesday (December 9) in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old actress was joined at the event by her Girls producer Jennifer Konner, actress Nia Vardalos, legend Barbra Streisand, model Tyra Banks, and two others who also spoke at the event: UnREAL creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro and actor Sean Penn.

“My fantasy has always been a room full of Hollywood power bitches enjoying breakfast food,” Lena said in the her speech. “I am not advocating for a world where women erase men from the workplace, as pleasurable as that might be for me on certain days…I am advocating for all of us here to make it our mission to use our resources and turn this around as a team … It’s the right thing to do and it’s the only thing to do.”

“Think about it for a second — screaming willy-nilly, going over budget, casting couches, epic benders charged on the studio dime and never, ever worrying about whether our art and our politics are aligned or whether our next creative effort will be our last,” Lena said about equality, urging the people in the room to follow her lead.

FYI: Lena is wearing an MSGM dress with Matt Bernson heels and Irene Neuwirth earrings and ring.
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President Obama Awards Barbra Streisand & Steven Spielberg with Presidential Medal of Freedom!

President Obama presents Barbra Streisand with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday (November 24) in Washington, DC.

The 54-year-old President presented the medal to thirteen living and four posthumous pioneers in science, sports, public service, human rights, politics and arts including Barbra, Steven Spielberg, Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan.

“[Barbra] has collected just about every honor and award that there is – I couldn’t believe she hadn’t gotten this one,” Obama expressed at the ceremony (via EW). “Off the stage, she has been a passionate advocate for issues like heart disease and women’s equality, I’m getting all verklempt just thinking about it.”

Watch the entire ceremony below!

Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony
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Lea Michele Hangs with Idol Barbra Streisand at DGA Awards!

Lea Michele looks stunning in her simple black dress while attending the 2015 Directors Guild of America Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday evening (February 7) in Century City, Calif.

The 28-year-old actress was there with boyfriend Matthew Paetz to present an award and she ran into her idol Barbra Streisand during the evening. Major!

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Lea was also there to support her Glee co-star Jane Lynch, who hosted the event, and Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who was a nominee at the awards show in the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for his work on the movie The Normal Heart.

FYI: Lea is wearing a Balmain dress and cuffs with Alexandre Birman shoes and Jennifer Meyer earrings.

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