Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Bill Clinton Will Present Barbra Streisand With Lincoln Center Film Award


Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, is really enjoying his Hollywood connections this year. He presented Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” at the Golden Globes in January. Now he’s going to do something nice for pal Barbra Streisand. Clinton will present Streisand with the prestigious Chaplin Award when she’s honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center on April 22nd. That’s hot stuff, and a big deal for Lincoln Center. I don’t know who to congratulate–Barbra, Bill, or Chaplin. With Clinton in attendance, you can expect a bevy of Streisand-related stars to show up, from Robert Redford to Ryan O’Neal and hopefully, Lauren Bacall.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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