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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.

October 16, 2012

Gay son of singing icon finally sharing his vocal talent with audiences

Barbra Streisand has done some pretty dazzling duets in her time with the likes of Judy Garland, Neil Diamond, Donna Summer, Tony Bennett and Celine Dion, among others.

But her latest duet partner is someone much closer to her heart: son Jason Gould who has been joining the singing icon for a duet as part of her current Back to Brooklyn tour.

Video has surfaced on Youtube (see below) of mother and son performing How Deep is the Ocean last week in Philadelphia.

After the duet, Streisand said: “Is that unbelievable? It’s just just because I’m his mom!”

October 16, 2012

Gay son of singing icon finally sharing his vocal talent with audiences

Barbra Streisand has done some pretty dazzling duets in her time with the likes of Judy Garland, Neil Diamond, Donna Summer, Tony Bennett and Celine Dion, among others.

But her latest duet partner is someone much closer to her heart: son Jason Gould who has been joining the singing icon for a duet as part of her current Back to Brooklyn tour.

Video has surfaced on Youtube (see below) of mother and son performing How Deep is the Ocean last week in Philadelphia.

After the duet, Streisand said: “Is that unbelievable? It’s just just because I’m his mom!”

September 24, 2012

They last worked together in the film The Prince of Tides

Barbra Streisand directed her son, Jason Gould, in the 1991 film The Prince of Tides and now is planning another professional collaboration with him.

Streisand tells Katie Couric in an interview to air Tuesday (25 September) that she is working on a new album of duets and one of her singing partner will be her only child who was born during her marriage to Elliot Gould.

September 24, 2012

They last worked together in the film The Prince of Tides

Barbra Streisand directed her son, Jason Gould, in the 1991 film The Prince of Tides and now is planning another professional collaboration with him.

Streisand tells Katie Couric in an interview to air Tuesday (25 September) that she is working on a new album of duets and one of her singing partner will be her only child who was born during her marriage to Elliot Gould.

September 19, 2012

'I like people who are like, ‘You know what? I don’t care what you think. I have something to say'

Busy Ryan Murphy, the force behind TV's Glee, The New Normal and American Horror Story, has yet another project that he's working on these days: the long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart.

He's got nothing but admiration for the outspoken Kramer who wrote the largely autobiographical plays about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

September 19, 2012

'I like people who are like, ‘You know what? I don’t care what you think. I have something to say'

Busy Ryan Murphy, the force behind TV's Glee, The New Normal and American Horror Story, has yet another project that he's working on these days: the long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's play The Normal Heart.

He's got nothing but admiration for the outspoken Kramer who wrote the largely autobiographical plays about the rise of the AIDS crisis in New York City between 1981 and 1984.

August 24, 2012

Gay icon Barbra Streisand surprises fans by announcing the release of previously unheard music

Barbra Streisand is set to release an album of previously unreleased material from her personal vault next month.

The 11-track album, titled Release Me, will be available on vinyl from 25 September and on CD on 9 October and will feature tracks from right across the 70-year-old’s career from 1963 to the present day.

In a press release, a spokesperson said: 'Many of the sessions for these albums yielded extra recordings, which weren’t included on the albums they were intended for.'

August 24, 2012

Gay icon Barbra Streisand surprises fans by announcing the release of previously unheard music

Barbra Streisand is set to release an album of previously unreleased material from her personal vault next month.

The 11-track album, titled Release Me, will be available on vinyl from 25 September and on CD on 9 October and will feature tracks from right across the 70-year-old’s career from 1963 to the present day.

In a press release, a spokesperson said: 'Many of the sessions for these albums yielded extra recordings, which weren’t included on the albums they were intended for.'

August 21, 2012

Diller: 'My  first audience were gay people because they have a great sense of humor'

Just a month after her 95th birthday,  legendary comic Phyllis Diller died on Monday (20 August) at home in Los Angeles surrounded by her family.

Diller began working as a stand-up comic in the 1950s and is credited with paving the way for the likes of Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr and Margaret Cho, among others.

Diller had a gay following from the beginning.

'My first audience were gay people because they have a great sense of humor,' she once said. 'They love comedy and they love to laugh. How do you think they got the word gay put on them?'