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Does Barbra have any old friends?

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?

by Anonymousreply 14106/03/2015

Satan drops by every once in a while.

by Anonymousreply 110/31/2013

Who needs friends when you are delusional and have a mirror?

by Anonymousreply 210/31/2013

Babs best friend for 50 years has been Cis Corman

They even formed a production company together.

by Anonymousreply 410/31/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 510/31/2013

I can't stand Donna Karan. She seems like a pain in the ass.

by Anonymousreply 610/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 710/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 810/31/2013

Barbara(real name) is still close to Eliot. He mentioned that Jennifer Lawrence reminds him of BS.

by Anonymousreply 910/31/2013

She roams her basement museum in an electric wheel chair all alone. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 1010/31/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 1110/31/2013

R9 is the Jennifer Lawrence troll. Disregard anything it says.

by Anonymousreply 1210/31/2013

She does voodoo to summon Arthur Laurents. They're rewriting the Gypsy screenplay in her basement mall.

by Anonymousreply 1310/31/2013

They were once in love, they have a son together. Why shouldn't they still be friends decades later?

by Anonymousreply 1410/31/2013

R7 Why would Jane and Barbra sit on the bathroom floor?? We all know Barbra loves couches and her mansion is full of them.

by Anonymousreply 1510/31/2013

She is still good friends with Donna K. They were photoed last summer yachting in Europe.

by Anonymousreply 1610/31/2013

I keep my more renowned couches in The Couchaquarium, in the basement mall, where a curator looks over them.

by Anonymousreply 1710/31/2013

R3 you haul out that same anecdote on every Barbra thread.

by Anonymousreply 1810/31/2013

R15 Jane Fonda is a liar.

by Anonymousreply 1910/31/2013

R14, how old are you, twelve?

by Anonymousreply 2010/31/2013

Lots of elderly men think that their old dog girlfriends looked like Jennifer Lawrence.

by Anonymousreply 2110/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2210/31/2013

She has Cis Corman

by Anonymousreply 2310/31/2013

Who needs friends when you have a gay son?

by Anonymousreply 2410/31/2013

[quote]She has Cis Corman

Poor thing, is that similar to Crohns'?

by Anonymousreply 2510/31/2013

Mini Hines talks about Funny Girl

by Anonymousreply 2610/31/2013

Barry Dennen?

by Anonymousreply 2710/31/2013

[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...

by Anonymousreply 2810/31/2013

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!"

by Anonymousreply 2910/31/2013

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 ?

by Anonymousreply 3010/31/2013

Jane Fonda and Barbra Streisand sit on the floor of her bathroom and listen to music? Sounds like a Depends commercial.

by Anonymousreply 3110/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3210/31/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3310/31/2013

R33, my guess is that she was not hurt by the remarks of an anti semite- rather felt sorry for them. Ditto Rogan.

by Anonymousreply 3410/31/2013

It was probably a Jewish comic who said that during Franco's roast. It's not exactly high brow theatre.

by Anonymousreply 3510/31/2013

I'm amused that you all think Barbra was home watching a James Franco roast on cable TV in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 3610/31/2013

We actually were watching it, but she had my dick in her mouth.

by Anonymousreply 3710/31/2013

R32 = charlie, Barbra worshiper

by Anonymousreply 3910/31/2013

Out with the old, in with the new. Barbara is in her own little world. A place we like to call DeNile.

by Anonymousreply 4011/01/2013

R24, that was the worst, old retread of a joke I've ever seen someone humiliate himself with on DL. You should be drowned.

by Anonymousreply 4111/01/2013

Barbra, her son and Mindy Cohn make omelettes together every Sunday morning.

by Anonymousreply 4211/01/2013

She sleeps with Jason Gould?!

by Anonymousreply 4311/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4411/01/2013

[quote]Why would Jane and Barbra sit on the bathroom floor??

Acoustics, of course.

by Anonymousreply 4511/01/2013

R45 are you kidding? Have you seen Barbra's bathroom?

by Anonymousreply 4611/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4711/01/2013

Does a worn out lost shoe casually left under the bed for decades count?

by Anonymousreply 4811/01/2013

[quote]Did you see what they had to do on the red carpet for The Guilt Trip premiere?

no. what did they do?

by Anonymousreply 4911/01/2013

"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.

by Anonymousreply 5011/01/2013

Barbra is in this month's Glamour magazine. She doesn't look a day over 40. What do you think of her new hairstyle?

by Anonymousreply 5111/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5211/01/2013

R51, I like her color coordinated butt plugs on the table.

by Anonymousreply 5311/01/2013

Does Jason have a type?

by Anonymousreply 5411/01/2013

Yes, mother. They do sleep together. I find them kind of creepy but I know he is her rare link to humanity.

by Anonymousreply 5511/01/2013

R51, have you ever heard of retouching?

by Anonymousreply 5611/01/2013

It is the first time I've ever seen a rug go with an outfit.

by Anonymousreply 5711/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5811/01/2013

Does she still have that hot water bottle she dressed as a doll when she was a kid? Wasn't that her best friend?

by Anonymousreply 5911/01/2013

You mean like a dirty vibrator?

by Anonymousreply 6011/01/2013

"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?

by Anonymousreply 6111/01/2013

oh and how did your cousin become astrologer to the stars, and which stars if you care to share. Sounds interesting.

by Anonymousreply 6211/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6311/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6411/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6511/01/2013

Barbara puts tranquilisers in Josh's food.

by Anonymousreply 6611/01/2013

I heard the Barbra Streisand does not like Patty Duke I wonder why?

by Anonymousreply 6711/01/2013

She lets Bai Ling hang out on her roof.

by Anonymousreply 6811/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6911/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7011/01/2013

How did you get back up the hill, screamer?

by Anonymousreply 7111/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7211/01/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 7311/01/2013

did you say old friends or fat friends?

by Anonymousreply 7411/01/2013

She's always remained close to Burt and Ernie, supported them even thru their most difficult moments.

by Anonymousreply 7511/01/2013

When you say "old friends" do you mean old friends, or old, old, old fiends?

by Anonymousreply 7611/01/2013

does Barbra keep in touch with the woman who played the colored lady in "For Pete's Sake?"

by Anonymousreply 7711/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7811/01/2013

[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".

by Anonymousreply 7911/01/2013

I heard that she and her brother Sheldon are close. I heard that she was estranged from her half-sister Roslyn Kind

by Anonymousreply 8011/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8111/01/2013

Roslyn Kind sang with Barbra on last year's 40 city tour. She is pretty, young, blonde, terrific voice. It is on Youtube.

by Anonymousreply 8211/01/2013

Her brother was, and may still be, her business manager/accountant. He lives on Long Island.

by Anonymousreply 8311/01/2013

R82, Roslyn Kind is over 60 = not young

by Anonymousreply 8411/01/2013

Wrong, r83, he never was her "business manager." Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 8511/01/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8611/01/2013

Sheldon Streisand was in advertising, then in real estate. Never was an accountant or a business manager, dickhead, r86. Go back to your reading.

by Anonymousreply 8711/01/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 8811/02/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 8911/02/2013

R88, can you prove that?

by Anonymousreply 9011/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9111/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9211/02/2013

No one but you knows this, R92.

by Anonymousreply 9311/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9411/02/2013

Isn't this an amazing diva moment! The voice is just incredible.

by Anonymousreply 9511/03/2013

Smart of James Brolin to get out now before any remnant of his masculinity is completely removed.

by Anonymousreply 9611/03/2013

James Brolin is 73. Too late.

by Anonymousreply 9711/03/2013

For those of you who haven't seen her cover picture on the National Enquirer, it's a beauty!

by Anonymousreply 9811/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9911/03/2013

[quote]The fact is, Barbra has SEVERAL friends from her high school that she still hangs out with, on a regular basis.


by Anonymousreply 10011/03/2013

Barbra had a sleepover this past Friday night and she and Donna did each other's hair and played spin the bottle.

by Anonymousreply 10111/04/2013

I know Barbra. She ain't easy...

by Anonymousreply 10211/04/2013

who needs "easy?"

by Anonymousreply 10311/04/2013

She seems to be friends with many. Ive never heard/read of her saying anything bad about her ex loves, or even Walter Matthau!

by Anonymousreply 10411/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10511/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10611/04/2013

This is incredibly MARY! of me, but if Barbra and James Brolin did get divorced, I would be really upset and sad for her.

by Anonymousreply 10711/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10811/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10911/04/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 11011/04/2013

I'm guessing it would be Brolin asking for the divorce R109. He's probably tired of that controlling mess he married and her incessant nagging.

by Anonymousreply 11111/04/2013

Where did this divorce talk come from? Is there a link?

by Anonymousreply 11211/04/2013

The cover of this weeks National Enquirer, silly. Don't you keep up with current events?

by Anonymousreply 11311/04/2013

See my post at 98 for the flattering photo and cover story

by Anonymousreply 11411/04/2013

Celebrity Dirty Laundry concurs so it has to be true.

by Anonymousreply 11511/04/2013

She was cheating with Bill Clinton last summer too! (An OLD friend, wink)

by Anonymousreply 11611/04/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 11711/04/2013

Brolin's big dick will be back on the open market; hooray!

by Anonymousreply 11811/05/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 11911/05/2013

Anyone been by to visit Babs lately?

by Anonymousreply 12011/23/2013

they died

by Anonymousreply 12111/23/2013

Did James Brolin do nudity when he was young? link?

by Anonymousreply 12211/23/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 12303/04/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 12403/04/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 12503/04/2015

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

by Anonymousreply 12603/04/2015

r20 you are a piece of shit. dont talk bad about r14 hes nice

by Anonymousreply 12703/04/2015

There are some People who don't necessarily need all that many People.

by Anonymousreply 12803/04/2015

Her incidentals are no bigger than 2 lentils.

by Anonymousreply 12903/04/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 13003/04/2015

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.)

by Anonymousreply 13103/04/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 13203/04/2015

We talk on the phone all the time and she occasionally drops by for coffee.

by Anonymousreply 13303/04/2015

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!"

by Anonymousreply 13403/04/2015

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.

by Anonymousreply 13503/04/2015

R32 Jason was born in December 1966 which would make him 48 years old.

by Anonymousreply 13603/04/2015

I meant poster R132. mea culpa

by Anonymousreply 13703/04/2015

Do you think she's friends with any of the people that work in her mall in the basement?

by Anonymousreply 13803/05/2015

[quote]And in return, Barbra gave the co-star an autographed photo of herself.


by Anonymousreply 13903/05/2015

What's the big deal - she gave him a gift. It was a good picture of me...I mean, her. And she autographed it for him - he probably sold it and made money.

You try to be nice to some people...Sheesh!

by Anonymousreply 14006/03/2015

Barbra doesn't have friends. Everyone else in the world fits into two camps for her: lackeys and enemies.

by Anonymousreply 14106/03/2015
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