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Barbra Streisand is coming to the Oscars. She’s singing. Imagine a show with Barbra, Adele, and Jennifer Hudson all performing. Holy cow. This will be a good show. Plus, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, and the tributes to “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia,” “Hairspray,” “Dreamgirls.” Bring a pillow and a blanket!

Here’s the press release:

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” on the March 28, 1977 show, winning the Best Original Song Oscar for “Evergreen” that same night.

http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/10/11/streisand-gets-political-in-her-brooklyn-singing-return

“In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music,” said producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, “how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand? We are honored that she has agreed to do a very special performance on this year’s Oscars, her first time singing on the show in 36 years.”

Streisand won her first Oscar for Best Actress in “Funny Girl” (1968), and was nominated again in 1973 for her lead performance in “The Way We Were.” She was also nominated for producing the Best Picture nominee “The Prince of Tides” (1991), which she also directed, and for co-writing the original song “I Finally Found Someone” from “The Mirror Has Two Faces” (1996).

http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/09/19/barbra-streisand-aretha-franklin-rare-meeting-of-divas-for-hamlisch

22 replies to this post
  1. Quite funny, all the trouble I have commenting here… ;) I’m obviously invisible. Here I sit in Stockholm, Sweden, and regularly get pissed off at an American entertainment column! (Pardon my French.)

    But anyway, now I finally got to say welcome back to Barbra.

  2. Roger! You got silly haters on your blog! And I’m sorry to say one of them is Norwegian. (Syttendemai, which means May 17, which is Norway’s National Day. I’m Swedish/Norwegian and hence now ashamed).

    What’s with those people? I’ll be more than happy to watch this year’s Oscars, looking forward to it. Welcome back, Barbra!

  3. One thing for sure.. I won’t be wasting my time watching a bunch of Hollywood liberals yuck it up for 3 boring hours. Besides, the “Academy” doesn’t know how to pick good films. They pick with an agenda, not based on the actual quality of a film.

  4. Awfully full of herself. I used to claim I’d pay attention to Streisand when she finished her shows as Bette Midler did in the late 70′s, standing on her head and waving her feet in the air.

    Why the tribute to DREAMGIRLS? Is this an attempt to make it up to Eddie Murphy for giving his Oscar to Alan Arkin?

  5. Oh.The intolerant and hateful old cow who thinks anyone who disagrees with her extreme left wing Marxist ideology should be excommunicated or put to death. Why in the world would I ever want to watch this bitter three hundred year old dung pile screech her way through some tired old torch song to the faux applause of her equally disgusting peers?

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