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September 16, 2014

Gay icon makes her first appearance on NBC's late night show in more than 50 years

Even after more than 50 years of stardom, Barbra Streisand remains kind of a really big deal.

And so was her first appearance on The Tonight Show in more than five decades on Monday (15 August).

Jimmy Fallon, host of the show since February, broke with tradition and insisted that the great star sit behind the host’s desk.

‘This is the first time in over fifty years you’re here, I think you should sit behind the desk,’ Fallon said. ‘Let’s be honest, you’re never coming back here.’

September 12, 2014

Jason Gould: 'My mother's such an icon. I thought, "I can't open my mouth, people would compare" and I just didn't think I'd ever want to go there'

Barbra Streisand sings duets with famous singers like Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble on her new album, Partners, out next week.

Then there is a guy named Jason Gould.

He is her only child (his father is actor Elliot Gould) but waited until his mid-40s to begin pursuing music.

'I started exploring singing and music late in life,' the openly gay Gould says in a promo video released Friday (12 September).

September 12, 2014

Jason Gould: 'My mother's such an icon. I thought, "I can't open my mouth, people would compare" and I just didn't think I'd ever want to go there'

Barbra Streisand sings duets with famous singers like Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Michael Buble on her new album, Partners, out next week.

Then there is a guy named Jason Gould.

He is her only child (his father is actor Elliot Gould) but waited until his mid-40s to begin pursuing music.

'I started exploring singing and music late in life,' the openly gay Gould says in a promo video released Friday (12 September).

September 12, 2014

Joan Rivers was a champion for women and gay rights but her comedy recognized no no-go subjects

You either loved Joan Rivers or you hated her.

Her stand-up red carpet catcalls, and colorful over-the-top humor –insult comedy, shock humor, ribaldry, just to name a few of her hallmark styles – was as lethal as it was legend.

For example, in commenting on a 2013 celebrity event about the German model Heidi Klum, Rivers – unfiltered and uninhibited – stated the following:

‘The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.’

Yes, you read that correctly.

September 12, 2014

Joan Rivers was a champion for women and gay rights but her comedy recognized no no-go subjects

You either loved Joan Rivers or you hated her.

Her stand-up red carpet catcalls, and colorful over-the-top humor –insult comedy, shock humor, ribaldry, just to name a few of her hallmark styles – was as lethal as it was legend.

For example, in commenting on a 2013 celebrity event about the German model Heidi Klum, Rivers – unfiltered and uninhibited – stated the following:

‘The last time a German looked this hot was when they were pushing Jews into the ovens.’

Yes, you read that correctly.

September 11, 2014

Singer is promoting her latest album, Partners, to be released next week

The last time Barbra Streisand appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show, John F. Kennedy was president of the US, The Beatles hadn't yet come to America and albums were only being released on vinyl.

Now, more than 50 years later, Streisand will return to the show which has been hosted by Jimmy Fallon since February.

The 72-year-old music legend and gay icon has an ulterior motive: she is promoting the release of her latest album, Partners, which comes out a day after her appearance on 15 September.

September 11, 2014

Singer is promoting her latest album, Partners, to be released next week

The last time Barbra Streisand appeared on NBC's The Tonight Show, John F. Kennedy was president of the US, The Beatles hadn't yet come to America and albums were only being released on vinyl.

Now, more than 50 years later, Streisand will return to the show which has been hosted by Jimmy Fallon since February.

The 72-year-old music legend and gay icon has an ulterior motive: she is promoting the release of her latest album, Partners, which comes out a day after her appearance on 15 September.

August 26, 2014

Writer Larry Kramer, wearing ACT UP cap, is escorted to stage by director Ryan Murphy and accompanied by cast members

The AIDS drama The Normal Heart, which took 30 years to reach the screen, won the Emmy Award on Monday (25 August) for Best TV Movie.

Director Ryan Murphy slowly escorted a frail Larry Kramer - the activist and author wrote the movie and the Tony Award winning play about the early days of the AIDS crisis in New York City - to the stage.

They were accompanied to the stage by cast members Mark Ruffalo, Mark Bomer, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina,. Jim Parsons, and Joe Mantello - all who had lost in the acting categories.

May 21, 2014

Gay icon was opposed to the idea of showing two men making love on camera, according to the playwright of The Normal Heart

Gay icon Barbra Streisand finds gay sex ‘distasteful’, according to legendary gay activist Larry Kramer.

In a rare interview, the writer has explained why it has taken almost 30 years for his work The Normal Heart to be adapted into a movie.

Streisand held the rights for years, and had a draft of a screenplay in 1995.

‘The problems with her is she didn’t know what to do with it,’ Kramer said, ‘and she also was really uncomfortable with the subject of gay sex.’

May 21, 2014

Gay icon was opposed to the idea of showing two men making love on camera, according to the playwright of The Normal Heart

Gay icon Barbra Streisand finds gay sex ‘distasteful’, according to legendary gay activist Larry Kramer.

In a rare interview, the writer has explained why it has taken almost 30 years for his work The Normal Heart to be adapted into a movie.

Streisand held the rights for years, and had a draft of a screenplay in 1995.

‘The problems with her is she didn’t know what to do with it,’ Kramer said, ‘and she also was really uncomfortable with the subject of gay sex.’

April 15, 2014

She rejects author Larry Kramer's claim that she lacked the burning passion to get the heavy-hitting AIDS drama made

The long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's acclaimed AIDS play The Normal Heart will premiere on HBO on 25 May with Glee creator Ryan Murphy listed as the director.

Nowhere on the film's credits will the name Barbra Streisand who held an option on Kramer's play for a decade and says she worked long after that to try and get the movie made.

But in recent years, Kramer has accused Streisand of lacking 'the burning passion' to make the film.

April 15, 2014

She rejects author Larry Kramer's claim that she lacked the burning passion to get the heavy-hitting AIDS drama made

The long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's acclaimed AIDS play The Normal Heart will premiere on HBO on 25 May with Glee creator Ryan Murphy listed as the director.

Nowhere on the film's credits will the name Barbra Streisand who held an option on Kramer's play for a decade and says she worked long after that to try and get the movie made.

But in recent years, Kramer has accused Streisand of lacking 'the burning passion' to make the film.

October 8, 2013

Morgan Reynolds simply asked himself: 'What would Barbra do?'

Some people reach for the Häagen-Dazs after a bad break-up.

Not Morgan Reynolds.

When he was faced with 'a sudden and disappointing end to my multiyear relationship,' he turned to Barbra Sreisand in Funny Girl.

'I found myself asking, “What would Barbra do?"'

Apparently what Barbra - as Fanny Brice - would do is barnstorm throughout Europe belting out Don't Rain on My Parade, take a video of it and post it on YouTube.

February 25, 2013

Gay icons Barbra Streisand, Adele and Shirley Bassey perform and show includes tribute to Hollywood musicals with Jennifer Hudson

At one point during Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, host Seth MacFarlane said the crowd: 'We're concerned tonight's show isn't gay enough yet.'

He then introduced the cast of Chicago, the 2002 film musical with a huge gay fan base, to present the award for best original song to gay icon Adele.

January 31, 2013

Will be only her second singing performance at Oscars

Barbra Streisand will be singing at this year's Academy Awards.

The Oscars, being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, will feature a tribute to movie musicals.

They said in a statement to ABC News Wednesday (30 January): 'In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance.'

January 31, 2013

Will be only her second singing performance at Oscars

Barbra Streisand will be singing at this year's Academy Awards.

The Oscars, being produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, will feature a tribute to movie musicals.

They said in a statement to ABC News Wednesday (30 January): 'In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music, how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance.'

January 16, 2013

Suspect arrested  by Lafayette police for assault but not for hate crime

A group of gay men went to a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana on Sunday night to see The Guilt Trip, a new comedy starring gay icon Barbra Streisand.

The movie hadn't even started when trouble began.

January 16, 2013

Suspect arrested  by Lafayette police for assault but not for hate crime

A group of gay men went to a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana on Sunday night to see The Guilt Trip, a new comedy starring gay icon Barbra Streisand.

The movie hadn't even started when trouble began.

January 4, 2013

Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Boimer to lead the cast of long-awaited film about AIDS crisis  written by Larry Kramer

After decades of development, The Normal Heart will begin shooting in New York City later this year to air on HBO in 2014 with Ryan Murphy as its director, the network announced Friday (4 January).

The film is written by Larry Kramer who also wrote the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play on which it is based. It is about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

January 4, 2013

Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Matt Boimer to lead the cast of long-awaited film about AIDS crisis  written by Larry Kramer

After decades of development, The Normal Heart will begin shooting in New York City later this year to air on HBO in 2014 with Ryan Murphy as its director, the network announced Friday (4 January).

The film is written by Larry Kramer who also wrote the largely autobiographical Tony Award-winning play on which it is based. It is about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

December 10, 2012

'It was the most joyous time with my son ever, ever, ever'

Audiences at Barbra Streisand's recently-concluded Back to Brooklyn concert tour were treated to something that had never been by the public before: a duet between Streisand and her son, Jason Gould.

Gould, 45, joined his mother on How Deep Is the Ocean and revealed to the world an impressive singing voice that he had previously not shared with the public.

'It was the most joyous time with my son ever, ever, ever,' Streisand says in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly in an interview to promote her new film The Guilt Trip.

December 10, 2012

'It was the most joyous time with my son ever, ever, ever'

Audiences at Barbra Streisand's recently-concluded Back to Brooklyn concert tour were treated to something that had never been by the public before: a duet between Streisand and her son, Jason Gould.

Gould, 45, joined his mother on How Deep Is the Ocean and revealed to the world an impressive singing voice that he had previously not shared with the public.

'It was the most joyous time with my son ever, ever, ever,' Streisand says in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly in an interview to promote her new film The Guilt Trip.

November 2, 2012

Tells US voters: 'In this good man, we have a president we can trust'

Barbra Streisand touts US President Barack Obama's record on LGBT issues in a campaign video for the National Jewish Democratic Council on Friday (2 November).

Streisand, currently in the middle of her Back to Brooklyn concert tour, said of Obama: 'He has done more for the LGBT community than any president before him, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell and signing the Matthew Shepard Hates Crimes Act into law.'

'In this good man, we have a president we can trust,' she added.

November 2, 2012

Tells US voters: 'In this good man, we have a president we can trust'

Barbra Streisand touts US President Barack Obama's record on LGBT issues in a campaign video for the National Jewish Democratic Council on Friday (2 November).

Streisand, currently in the middle of her Back to Brooklyn concert tour, said of Obama: 'He has done more for the LGBT community than any president before him, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell and signing the Matthew Shepard Hates Crimes Act into law.'

'In this good man, we have a president we can trust,' she added.