We know she dumped Barry Dennen and Bob Schulenberg, the men who created her image. I don't get the impression she and Elliott Gould are close anymore. And God knows she and Lainie Kazan don't get together to talk about the FUNNY GIRL days.
Does she have anyone who she can get together and reminisce about her New York years with, or has she completely cut off that part of her life?
Satan drops by every once in a while.
Who needs friends when you are delusional and have a mirror?
Apparently Hanoi Jane hangs out at Barbra's and Shirley Maclaine . Liz Taylor used to visit Barbra often. One time someone knocked on Barbra's front door and Barbra was in the other room. Liz opened the front door and acting like Barbra's maid. They guy was stunned because he knew it was LIZ Taylor, of course. He told her he was there to see Barbra to go over some songs the were working on. Liz screamed, hey Mrs. Streisand! its that music guy who wants to see yah!
Babs best friend for 50 years has been Cis Corman
They even formed a production company together.
Does she still pursue a lifestyle with the help of Donna Karan?
"More flowy, off the good shoulder and I want it to cover my ass."
I can't stand Donna Karan. She seems like a pain in the ass.
Jane Fonda said on her blog that they listen to music together while sitting on Barbra's bathroom floor.
Shirley MacLaine said that she, Liz Taylor and Barbra used to have lunch together often at Liz's house and gossip about everybody in Hollywood.
Barbra's new bff is Adele. Adele stays at Barbra's house in Malibu.
I don't know if she's still besties with Donna K, but they were close for years. Donna seems to have fallen off a New Age cliff, a bit. Barbra seems too sensible for all that hokum.
Two incredibly successful and ambitious women so famously High Maintenance should either be best friends. Or enemies for life.
Barbara(real name) is still close to Eliot. He mentioned that Jennifer Lawrence reminds him of BS.
She roams her basement museum in an electric wheel chair all alone. Sad.
WHY should she be close to her ex-husband? They may talk on the phone once a year, but they are not close and I don't see any reason why they should be. You people are nuts!
R9 is the Jennifer Lawrence troll. Disregard anything it says.
She does voodoo to summon Arthur Laurents. They're rewriting the Gypsy screenplay in her basement mall.
They were once in love, they have a son together. Why shouldn't they still be friends decades later?
R7 Why would Jane and Barbra sit on the bathroom floor?? We all know Barbra loves couches and her mansion is full of them.
She is still good friends with Donna K. They were photoed last summer yachting in Europe.
I keep my more renowned couches in The Couchaquarium, in the basement mall, where a curator looks over them.
R3 you haul out that same anecdote on every Barbra thread.
R15 Jane Fonda is a liar.
R14, how old are you, twelve?
Lots of elderly men think that their old dog girlfriends looked like Jennifer Lawrence.
Barbra doesn't need old friends. At 17 she told friends she never wanted to see Brooklyn again. Fifty years later she came back to do concert at Barclay's Centre.
[quote] One time someone knocked on Barbra's front door and Barbra was in the other room. Liz opened the front door and acting like Barbra's maid. They guy was stunned because he knew it was LIZ Taylor, of course. He told her he was there to see Barbra to go over some songs the were working on. Liz screamed, hey Mrs. Streisand! its that music guy who wants to see yah!
Actually the story is that Barbara pretended to be her own maid and asked the music guy (Bond composer David Arnold) to come back the next day.
I'm guessing Barbara likes to do her own housework...
apparently friends with Cher, so much so that last year, Barbra and Jim went to Cher's house in Malibu so that they could all travel together to some event in Beverly Hills. Upon entering, Barbra marches straight up to Cher and announces, "I'm so sorry about Chaz," which pissed Cher off. As she told friends later, "Fucking Barbra!"
A friend of mine did a telephone interview with her a couple of years ago, and played the tape for me. She was very low-key, soft-spoken, and -- dare I say it -- kind of mellow. She kept apologizing for interrupting the conversation to tend to her dog. She dotes on that dog.
Aren't she and Brenda Vaccaro buds ?
Jane Fonda and Barbra Streisand sit on the floor of her bathroom and listen to music? Sounds like a Depends commercial.
She and Cis have been close friends for more than 50 years.
Barbra tends to be close to all her X's. She has had the same assistant (Renata) for decades.
Fact is, Streisand is a very sane, stable, very smart, very successful and if you can call someone as talented and rich this; normal aging woman. Lots of people try to make her out as some kind of a diva monster when she is mostly a very shy, private person; albeit extremely driven to succeed whether in show business or philanthropic endeavors.
I have found that some people are very intimidated by people with great drive and energy. Fact is, these characteristics are essential to success, at almost anything.
I knew Bob Schulemberg sp? some years ago in NYC. He would always say Barbra was shy, smart and the hardest working person he knew.
Do you think she was hurt after hearing on the James Franco roast that someone said about her and Seth Rogen, "who wants to see two ugly jews driving around in a car?" She may be nice to you if you are on the payroll.
R33, my guess is that she was not hurt by the remarks of an anti semite- rather felt sorry for them. Ditto Rogan.
It was probably a Jewish comic who said that during Franco's roast. It's not exactly high brow theatre.
I'm amused that you all think Barbra was home watching a James Franco roast on cable TV in the first place.
We actually were watching it, but she had my dick in her mouth.
Did Bob Schulenberg stay in touch with her, r32? Did they have any kind of ongoing friendship?
Would love to hear what else he said about her!
R32 = charlie, Barbra worshiper
Out with the old, in with the new. Barbara is in her own little world. A place we like to call DeNile.
R24, that was the worst, old retread of a joke I've ever seen someone humiliate himself with on DL. You should be drowned.
Barbra, her son and Mindy Cohn make omelettes together every Sunday morning.
She sleeps with Jason Gould?!
When it comes to any celebrity, I wonder why they think that they can only be friends with other celebrities.
Such an insular world.
Such paranoia, actually. As if some middle-class person they meet regularly somewhere could never be part of their circle of friends.
As talented as she is, I would never fawn over Streisand or any other celebrity.
My cousin, who has worked for many celebrities, has always stated she was given the impression by said celebrities that a friendship with anyone of a lower social class would involve an expectation of a gift of money.
Celebrities are such narcissists.
There, I said it.
[quote]Why would Jane and Barbra sit on the bathroom floor??
Acoustics, of course.
R45 are you kidding? Have you seen Barbra's bathroom?
Barbra is a mess. Did you see what they had to do on the red carpet for The Guilt Trip premiere? Complete and utter narcissist.
Does a worn out lost shoe casually left under the bed for decades count?
[quote]Did you see what they had to do on the red carpet for The Guilt Trip premiere?
no. what did they do?
"As if some middle-class person they meet regularly somewhere could never be part of their circle of friends."
Barbra's dream was to be a star and have star friends. She achieved it. Only stars of a certain grade are acceptable to her as friends.
Barbra is in this month's Glamour magazine. She doesn't look a day over 40. What do you think of her new hairstyle?
For TGT, they had to build private "booths" on the carpet where Barbara (oy what a dog) could be barely interviewed by one outlet at a time. It just struck me as really unusual.
R51, I like her color coordinated butt plugs on the table.
Does Jason have a type?
Yes, mother. They do sleep together. I find them kind of creepy but I know he is her rare link to humanity.
R51, have you ever heard of retouching?
It is the first time I've ever seen a rug go with an outfit.
I wish she'd ditch the long, over processed hair. Yes, I know she loves the earth mother thing. But she actually looked cute in the 60s with her garçon hairstyles.
Does she still have that hot water bottle she dressed as a doll when she was a kid? Wasn't that her best friend?
You mean like a dirty vibrator?
"she was given the impression by said celebrities that a friendship with anyone of a lower social class would involve an expectation of a gift of money."
sorry I'm confused - a gift of $ from the star to the lower class person to be friends with them or vice versa?
oh and how did your cousin become astrologer to the stars, and which stars if you care to share. Sounds interesting.
Why would Barbra need $$$ from anyone? Doesn't she have enough in that mansion on the cliff?
She has more money lost under her sofa cushions than I have in my 401K.
Barbra definitely looks like she could be the mother of infant children in that Glamour photo. She looks younger than Madonna, Angelina and Jennifer Aniston.
Does Babs get along with Josh and his kids and Brolin's other son? Do they spend any time together, holidays, etc.
I always thought she would find a party animal like Josh to unrefined for her taste, but since she's been with James for so long (like 15 years now?) she may be used to him.
Barbara puts tranquilisers in Josh's food.
I heard the Barbra Streisand does not like Patty Duke I wonder why?
She lets Bai Ling hang out on her roof.
Barbra has that white spotlight trained straight on her face to remove sags and wrinkles.
Joan Rivers once said she carries such a light with her to all of her interviews just in case the lighting man doesn't have one of his own.
As soon as I hear that screaming (what some people call her singing) I instantly turn the radio off. I think the only song I enjoyed was "Second Hand Rose"..from there it was all downhill, screaming.
How did you get back up the hill, screamer?
Barbra, Liza and Bette hang out all the time and dish about "the good ol' days." If they've had a little too much wine, they've been known to break out into song, performing numbers made popular by the Del Rubio Triplets. Barbra insists on being in the middle.
Favorite Barbra underground mall in her mansion story is how she'll shop for a house warming present then visit the gift wrapping store. Who restocks the stores and who has to play sales clerk?
She's always remained close to Burt and Ernie, supported them even thru their most difficult moments.
When you say "old friends" do you mean old friends, or old, old, old fiends?
does Barbra keep in touch with the woman who played the colored lady in "For Pete's Sake?"
R77, there was no colored black Negro playing a maid role in that film. You must be thinking of another film.
This film was made when Hollywood did not hire colored black Negro actors.
[quote]there was no colored black Negro playing a maid role in that film.
No one said there was. R77 is referring to Vivian Bonnell, who in the picture calls herself "the colored lady".
I heard that she and her brother Sheldon are close. I heard that she was estranged from her half-sister Roslyn Kind
God, she is not close and never was close to her 8 years older brother. She is not close to ANY of the Streisand (yes they have the name) relatives strewn all over the NYC area.
Roslyn Kind sang with Barbra on last year's 40 city tour. She is pretty, young, blonde, terrific voice. It is on Youtube.
Her brother was, and may still be, her business manager/accountant. He lives on Long Island.
R82, Roslyn Kind is over 60 = not young
Wrong, r83, he never was her "business manager." Jesus.
You are incorrect R85. Forgive me if I suggest to you that you haven't read every published article on Streisand in the past 40 years.
Sheldon Streisand was in advertising, then in real estate. Never was an accountant or a business manager, dickhead, r86. Go back to your reading.
Yes R40, I'm aware of that. I'm also aware that he did ALL of that after he was Barbra's business accountant. You really don't know how to research a topic, do you?
r78 how can you be a Streisand expert and not remember the colored lady in "For Pete's Sake?"
Hello it's the colored lady?
If I go over to your house to clean can I eat all your food?
Don't need ya. I've got a Puerto Rican!!!
plus the super was black!!!
Watch the trailer!
BTW you can see Pete bathing in bikini underware. Where was the editor?
Sheldon Streisand was a partner in an advertising agency called Streisand, Zuch & Freedman in the 1960s. If he managed her money before that it would have been the 1950s when she had $2 to her name.
No one here knows Streisand, since they are only naming famous people that may be friends with her. The fact is, Barbra has SEVERAL friends from her high school that she still hangs out with, on a regular basis.
No one but you knows this, R92.
Barbra is on the cover of this week's National Enquirer with the headline that she and James Brolin are divorcing!!!
Brolin apparently wants a $400 million divorce settlement, which is half of her $800 million fortune. Jason must be livid.
Isn't this an amazing diva moment! The voice is just incredible.
Babs doesn't want any "old" friends. She prefers to hang with the hip, younger crowd so she appears more young and hip. Peeps like JayZ, Miley, Zac, and Adele.
[quote]The fact is, Barbra has SEVERAL friends from her high school that she still hangs out with, on a regular basis.
MARY JOAN STREISAND!
Barbra had a sleepover this past Friday night and she and Donna did each other's hair and played spin the bottle.
I know Barbra. She ain't easy...
who needs "easy?"
She seems to be friends with many. Ive never heard/read of her saying anything bad about her ex loves, or even Walter Matthau!
Sally Feild calls her a friend. I remember when Barbra did her concert in her back yard Sally said she would roll around in mud if she asked her to.
Sally Field would roll around in mud if a homeless person asked her to. Not a lot of self-esteem there? Barbara is a complete mess now that James Brolin is really going to leave her.
This is incredibly MARY! of me, but if Barbra and James Brolin did get divorced, I would be really upset and sad for her.
OMG I think I'm watching the ultimate in Kitsch right now. Cher on a podium singing her new song Live on Dancing With the Stars while the Solid Gold Dancers prance around her! Amazing.
Wait. Is it true she's dumping James Brolin too? Maybe she's tired of putting out his son's little brush fires. Josh sure is a handful.
I want my mommy, old and mothy. Brolin never loved me. Gould never loved me. A divorce? Of course! I am sad but I am glad. Tell me mommy, can we? Should we? Just one more time, I'll pay your time. Alone and warm, safe from harm. Will you sleep with me mommy?
Isn't Barbara slightly multiple (!) decades too old for Bill Clinton? Not seeing that unless he is into old ladies. How is that fantasy film production of Gypsy coming along for her? Are rehearsals taking place on the bathroom floor of her mind?
Brolin's big dick will be back on the open market; hooray!
Dose anyone believe the Enquirer article to be true? You always read these article and then these celebrities respond very passively and laughing at the whole thing saying its not true.
If this is true,I wonder if Brolin will write a book after they get a divorce and get greedy? Even though, supposedly, people have said she pays him for each year he stays married to her.
Anyone been by to visit Babs lately?
Did James Brolin do nudity when he was young? link?
I was not "dumped" by Barbra.
We have been in touch since 1960!
The fact is, when Elliott came into her life, his career was much slower to start!
I didn't want Elliott to feel that I had an influence on her that he didn't have so it was I who decided to be less involved with her.
I had my own career to deal with and it was not in show business! However, I sat with Jon Peters and Barbra at the small party given after the premiere of "Funny Lady"; she invited me to a pre-screening of "Prince of Tides" after which we had a two hour phone conversation; we got together while she was performing in Las Vegas and once we even wandered through an Antiques Show at the Hollywood Palladium!
And we also have a lot of mutual friends!
I hate to hear bad things said about Barbra and don't understand how people delight in denigrating her. She's a very private person and, like me, is very comfortable spending time alone.
Barbra's too insecure to have close friends, and she doesn't have great interpersonal skills. I remember a story about how a co-star bought Barbra an expensive gift at the end of the filming of a movie - it was a valuable antique collectable that he had given a lot of thought to and had gone to a lot of trouble to find, because it was something he knew Barbra valued. Barbra seemed genuinely thrilled with his gift. And in return, Barbra gave the co-star an autographed photo of herself.
Also there's the story of the man who helped Barbra get started in show business (I forget his name). Barbra dumped him as a manager/agent when she became more successful. One day he was standing on a street corner in NYC when a limo Barbra was riding in pulled up to the intersection. They made eye contact and the man felt ill-at-ease, wondering if Barbra would acknowledge him. Barbra, who was holding her dog in the back of the limo, simply lifted the dog's paw and waved the paw at the man before the limo drove on.
I don't think Barbra intends to be cold or mean-spirited. She's had a lot of rejection and misery in her life - that's just who she is.
Babs CAN be friendly. Many years ago I lived in El Lay during the late 70's. I worked for an insurance company on Wilshire Blvd. I walked around the corner on my lunch hour to a bakery called the Butterfly. It seems that her sister Roslyn had worked there as well when she moved from NYC. Anyway, I was all alone in the bakery sitting at a table drinking my coffee and eating a sticky cinnamon bun when Babs and her bodyguards walked in. I was in shock. You see I was brought up in the same area of Flatbush in Brooklyn where she was born and raised as well. She also attended Erasmus Hall HS where my former sister-in-law attended and they were in the same homeroom but Babs took extra courses and graduated in '59 vs. '60 when my ex sister-in-law finished. Anyway, I looked up at her, smiled and asked "when were you last back in the neighborhood?" She was caught off guard and I explained who I was, what street I grew up on (Linden Blvd.) and who my ex sister-in-law was, who she remembered. She actually laughed and we talked about the same places, the Chinese restaurant, the Kings Theater (she worked at both places) and Dubrow's cafeteria. It must have brought back some bittersweet memories but all in all she seemed comfortable to talk to me. She had totally dropped her well known guard and did not blow me off as a wacko. She got her order, smiled, said goodbye and left with her armed security guards. I NEVER asked for her autograph and it was an unforgettable experience to say the least.
Friendship is a trade-off for success in the entertainment industry. No huge celeb has friends. Among other celebs there is too much competition and jealousy. They also seem to be "above" having friends outside of showbiz.
Most celebs are incapable of ANY type of relationships
r20 you are a piece of shit. dont talk bad about r14 hes nice
There are some People who don't necessarily need all that many People.
Her incidentals are no bigger than 2 lentils.
True, R6. A friend of mine worked on the Martha Stewart show and said Donna Karan was the cuntiest guest in the entire show's history.
Cis Corman has been her friend since she was a teenager.
(plus I hear Barbra is close to the woman who manages the Pizza Hut in her mall.)
I wonder if Barbra is still close with Abbe Lane.
I can remember many years ago reading an article that said they'd become close as young mothers walking their new born babies in Central Park.
I think Abbe must have been done with Xavier Cugat by then. This would have been around 1965, I guess.
We talk on the phone all the time and she occasionally drops by for coffee.
Streisand is friendly with Liza, but I don't think they are close friends.
Madeline Kahn tried to be friends with Barbra during the making of WHAT'S UP DOC? but Barbra wasn't interested.
It is often said that Barbra is still close to Jon Peters but I can't see it. She has to know he used her and her connections to break into Hollywood. But she got laid a lot so maybe it evens out for her.
One of the most depressing things I've ever seen was Barbra interviewed in a parking lot. She said "I love Beyonce!"
She certainly doesn't have any friends in show biz who will green light her fantasy remake of a Gypsy. After The Guilt Trip flopped, no one wants to deal with her giant belly and ego.
R32 Jason was born in December 1966 which would make him 48 years old.
I meant poster R132. mea culpa
Do you think she's friends with any of the people that work in her mall in the basement?
[quote]And in return, Barbra gave the co-star an autographed photo of herself.