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Streisand on her new Netflix special ‘Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!’: ‘I think the camera captured the intensity’ [Exclusive Interview]

Streisand on her new Netflix special ‘Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!’: ‘I think the camera captured the intensity’ [Exclusive Interview]
Barbra Streisand‘s new Netflix variety special “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!” captured the final night of her 2016 tour and is a strong Emmy contender this summer. It’s only fitting that this commemoration of her status as the only artist to score #1 albums in six consecutive decades could set an Emmy Awards record. She’s already headlined two Emmy-winning variety specials (as did Bob Hope) and would set a new benchmark with another victory.

Streisand took home Emmys for her work in front of the camera for both of those TV academy picks as the best of the year — “My Name is Barbra” (1965) and “Barbra: The Concert” (1995) — and a third for “Timeless: Live in Concert” in 2001. While the TV academy scrapped that variety performance award in 2008, she’ll be contending in several other Emmy categories for “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!.” She is
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George Clooney receives AFI life achievement award, joining group of 46 film legends [Photos]

George Clooney receives AFI life achievement award, joining group of 46 film legends [Photos]
Two-time Oscar winner George Clooney became the 46th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement award on Thursday, June 7. The recorded ceremony airs June 21 at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt on TNT. Last year’s recipient Diane Keaton opens the show, and 2012 honoree Shirley MacLaine presents the award at the end of the ceremony. Other presenters include Jennifer Aniston, Cate Blanchett, Don Cheadle, Amal Clooney, Courteney Cox, Laura Dern, Anna Kendrick, Jimmy Kimmel, Julianna Margulies and Bill Murray. Miley Cyrus performs a tune from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?.”

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Once a year, the AFI singles out an actor or filmmaker who’s distinguished career is worthy of inclusion. In honor of Clooney’s achievement, let’s tour through the 46 illustrious names that have been lionized by this prestigious group in our photo gallery above.

Prior to picking
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American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Recipients

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American Film Institute (AFI) Life Achievement Recipients
Two-time Oscar winner George Clooney became the 46th recipient of the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement award on Thursday, June 7. Last year’s recipient Diane Keaton opened the show, and 2012 honoree Shirley MacLaine presented the award at the end of the ceremony.

Once a year, the AFI singles out an actor or filmmaker who’s distinguished career is worthy of inclusion. In honor of Clooney’s achievement, let’s tour through the 46 illustrious names that have been lionized by this prestigious group.

Prior to picking composer John Williams in 2016, the AFI had only opted for actors, actresses, and directors beginning way back in the 1970s when the recipients were director John Ford (1973), actor James Cagney (1974), director/actor Orson Welles (1975), director William Wyler (1976), actress Bette Davis (1977), actor Henry Fonda (1978), and director Alfred Hitchcock (1979).

Along with Clooney, Keaton and MacLaine, others still alive are: actor Kirk Douglas (1991), actor Sidney Poitier (1992), actor
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Barbra Streisand Netflix concert special celebrating #1 albums could set Emmys record

Barbra Streisand Netflix concert special celebrating #1 albums could set Emmys record
Two years ago, Barbra Streisand celebrated becoming the only artist to score #1 albums in six consecutive decades with a rare concert tour. The video version of that, “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!,” streamed on Netflix last fall and is a strong contender at the upcoming Emmys. Over the years, Streisand has headlined two Emmy-winning variety specials (as did Bob Hope) and she’d set a new record with another victory.

Among the highlights of the concert, which was filmed in Miami, is her soaring duet with fellow Oscar winner Jamie Foxx on “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” from “The Sound of Music.” There is a certain irony that Streisand chose to record this Rodgers & Hammerstein classic for her chart-topping 2016 album “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.” As a teenager, she’d auditioned to play eldest daughter Liesl in the national company of this Tony winner but couldn’t get past the casting director.
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Martin Bregman, Producer of ‘Serpico’ and ‘Scarface,’ Dies at 92

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Martin Bregman, Producer of ‘Serpico’ and ‘Scarface,’ Dies at 92
Martin Bregman, a talent manager and film producer whose credits include classic like “Scarface,” “Serpico,” and “Dog Day Afternoon”, died Saturday of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 92. NBC 4 first reported the news.

Born in New York City in 1926, Bregman entered the entertainment industry first as a nightclub agent before moving into personal management. As a manager, his clients would eventually include at various times luminaries like Alan Alda, Woody Allen, and Barbra Streisand among others.

Bregman’s greatest impact on Hollywood was the result of his relationship with Al Pacino. Bregman discovered Pacino performing in an Off Broadway play in the 1960s, and became his manager. He helped Pacino land his first starring film role in the 1971 drama “The Panic in Needle Park.” It was that role which brought Pacino to the attention of Francis Ford Coppola, leading to Pacino’s breakthrough as Michael Corleone in “The Godfather.”

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Martin Bregman, ‘Scarface’ Producer, Dies at 92

Martin Bregman, ‘Scarface’ Producer, Dies at 92
Martin Bregman, producer of Al Pacino films “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Scarface” and “Sea of Love,” died Saturday. He was 92.

His wife Cornelia told NBC 4 he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

As producer of “Dog Day Afternoon,” he shared a best picture nomination in 1976.

Bregman, who discovered Pacino in an Off Broadway play, was the personal and business manager not only for Pacino and Alan Alda but also at various times for Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Faye Dunaway, Candice Bergen and Bette Midler.

Bregman nurtured Pacino as the actor built his stage and then his film career, helping Pacino land his first starring role in a feature, 1971’s “Panic in Needle Park,” for which the actor beat out Robert De Niro.

Building film projects around the young Pacino, Bergman produced his first films in 1973’s “Serpico” and 1975’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” both memorably starring the actor. The two would later reteam for 1983’s “Scarface,
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Barbra Streisand Learned Guitar for a Scene in a Movie But Cut It Because She Felt ‘Vulnerable'

Barbra Streisand Learned Guitar for a Scene in a Movie But Cut It Because She Felt ‘Vulnerable'
Barbra Streisand was already making hit records and winning Oscars before she signed on to remake 1976’s A Star Is Born, but despite all of her success, she still felt unsure of her talents when the film wrapped.

On Wednesday, Streisand, 76, announced a new deal with Netflix to bring six of her award-winning television specials, along with a new edition of A Star Is Born with never-before-seen footage, to the streaming service on June 15.

The new version of the classic remake includes a previously deleted scene in which Streisand’s character Esther Hoffman plays the song “Evergreen” for Kris Kristofferson’s character John Norman Howard.
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TVLine Items: Shameless Ups Fiona's Beau, Doctor Who at Sdcc and More

TVLine Items: Shameless Ups Fiona's Beau, Doctor Who at Sdcc and More
Shameless is getting serious about Fiona and Ford’s relationship: The Showtime series has promoted Richard Flood, who plays Fi’s Irish carpenter boyfriend, to series regular for Season 9, our sister site Deadline reports.

At the close of Season 8, Fiona confronted Ford about the state of their romance, after which he told her that he doesn’t fall in love like a teenager. When that happens, “you actually take space and time to get to know somebody for who they are, as opposed to what they represent for you,” showrunner Nancy Pimental told TVLine. “So it’s really good for her.
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Does Bradley Cooper Really Sing in A Star Is Born? Here's the Deal

Does Bradley Cooper Really Sing in A Star Is Born? Here's the Deal
Bradley Cooper is set to make his directorial debut in A Star Is Born alongside Lady Gaga later this year. The musical, a remake of the 1970s drama starring Barbra Streisand (also a remake of the 1937 and 1954 versions) chronicles the life of a small-town girl who moves to the big city to become a star. Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a has-been rock singer, to Gaga's Ally, the talented small-town girl in question. The plot will likely stay true to the original, showcasing the pitfalls and inevitable romance between Jackson and Ally along her rise to stardom.

Cooper recently opened up about his experience shooting the film, telling Vulture, "[Gaga] said right from the beginning that there would be a barter. [She said] 'I'm gonna rely on you to get a performance that's honest out of me' [...] 'and I'm gonna make sure that you're going to turn into a musician. Because we're going to sing everything live.
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Barbra Streisand’s TV Concert Specials & Special Edition Of 1976’s ‘A Star Is Born’ To Launch Friday On Netflix – Update

Updated, 6:38 Pm: Netflix said tonight that the “special edition” of Barbra Streisand’s 1976 film A Star Is Born and all of her TV concert specials will start streaming Friday, June 15. Previously, June 10: Barbra Streisand and Netflix announced a new content deal tonight at the closing Netflix FYSee event in which the superstar appeared in conversation with Jamie Foxx at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood on behalf of her concert special Barbra: The Music … The Mem’ries … The M…
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Barbra Streisand’s TV Concert Specials & Special Edition Of 1976’s ‘A Star Is Born’ To Launch Friday On Netflix – Update

Updated, 6:38 Pm: Netflix said tonight that the “special edition” of Barbra Streisand’s 1976 film A Star Is Born and all of her TV concert specials will start streaming Friday, June 15. Previously, June 10: Barbra Streisand and Netflix announced a new content deal tonight at the closing Netflix FYSee event in which the superstar appeared in conversation with Jamie Foxx at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood on behalf of her concert special Barbra: The Music … The Mem’ries … The M…
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Barbra Streisand ('Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!')

"I am not a diva," Barbra Streisand, the legendary singer, songwriter, actress, producer, writer and director, says as we sit down on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, where she has been re-editing her 1976 film A Star Is Born ahead of its upcoming rerelease on Netflix, to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. Streisand, of course, is a diva, in the traditional sense — she's a famous female singer, maybe the most famous of all time — but the 76-year-old is referring to the slangy sense that has been used by some to ...
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'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Barbra Streisand ('Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!')

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Barbra Streisand ('Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!')
"I am not a diva," Barbra Streisand, the legendary singer, songwriter, actress, producer, writer and director, says as we sit down on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, where she has been re-editing her 1976 film A Star Is Born ahead of its upcoming rerelease on Netflix, to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. Streisand, of course, is a diva, in the traditional sense — she's a famous female singer, maybe the most famous of all time — but the 76-year-old is referring to the slangy sense that has been used by some to ...
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Emmys: Barbra Streisand On Final (?) Concert TV Special; New Movie, Book & Album; And Why She Really Just Wants To Direct – Interview

“Did you like my dog film, my little dog film?” Barbra Streisand asked when I began our interview about Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic! — her latest TV project and Emmy contender in the Variety categories. This is the nearly two-hour show that came at the end of what she indicated at the time likely was her last concert tour, and the poignant film tribute (added to the close of the special) to her late dog Sammie, who always traveled with her on the tours…
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Barbra Streisand Talks Career Choices, New Directorial Effort at Netflix FYSee

Barbra Streisand Talks Career Choices, New Directorial Effort at Netflix FYSee
Barbra Streisand sat down with Jamie Foxx at Raleigh Studios for a conversation about her Netflix special, “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!” on Sunday. The multi-hyphenate also described the prejudice she faced coming from the music industry to the film business.

“When I made ‘Yentl,’ my first directorial job, people were like, ‘You’re going to direct? You mean an actress can direct and be fiscally responsible for the budget?’ It’s interesting, in the music business, there is no gender discrimination,” Streisand recalled. “It’s like if you’re woman or a man, it’s who sells [the] most records.
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Netflix Pacts With Barbra Streisand for Six Vintage Specials, Expanded Edition of ‘A Star is Born’

Netflix Pacts With Barbra Streisand for Six Vintage Specials, Expanded Edition of ‘A Star is Born’
Barbra Streisand is getting deeper into business with Netflix, setting a licensing pact with the streaming giant for six vintage music specials and an expanded edition of 1976’s “A Star is Born.”

Streisand unveiled the deal Sunday night at the closing night of Netflix’s month-long FYSee awards promotion installation at Raleigh Studios. The music legend sat with Jamie Foxx for a Q&A to talk up her recent Netflix special “Barbra: The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!”

The licensing pact covers some of the Great Society-era network TV specials that helped cement her status as a superstar: “My
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Lucille Ball As "Mame": More Than Just A Mediocre Musical

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By Barbara Irvin

The date was Wednesday, March 27, 1974. The film premiering that night at Radio City Music Hall was Mame. This first public screening of the lavishly produced and choreographed story, which took Broadway by storm in the 1960s, was a laborious experience for everyone involved. With its much anticipated release, cast and crew alike showed up to offer their support and to delight in the audience’s appreciation. Even the star, Lucille Ball, attended this highly publicized event. For the first time, fans got a different glimpse of their favorite television personality. That evening, she arrived not as the ravishing redhead people were used to seeing, but as a black-haired beauty in a white dress, which was quite short and just happened to be featured in the film. Moviegoers were getting a preview of what was to come.

And what an entertaining extravaganza it was! The alluring ambiance in every scene,
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Liza Minnelli Might See 'A Star Is Born' Since Lady Gaga Is In It

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Liza Minnelli Might See 'A Star Is Born' Since Lady Gaga Is In It
Liza Minnelli typically slams or boycotts movies associated with her mom, but Lady Gaga's role in "A Star Is Born" could totally change Minnelli's mindset ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to Liza tell us she absolutely adores Gaga, and it's likely she'll actually go and see the singer play the role her mother, Judy Garland, once filled. If you didn't know -- and if you're under 55, that's likely -- Judy starred in the 1954 version of the movie.
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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ will dominate the Golden Globes based on this trailer

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ will dominate the Golden Globes based on this trailer
Apologies to all comedies and musicals and comedy/musicals coming out this year, but we’ve (probably) seen our Golden Globe winner: “A Star Is Born.” Warner Bros. dropped the first trailer for the remake Wednesday, which finds Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper making beautiful music together with a country twist.

Making his directorial debut, Cooper also plays Jackson Maine, a country crooner who takes Ally (Gaga), a struggling artist, under his wing. They fall in love, she becomes a star, while his star wanes. It’s a timeless story. The whiskey-soaked trailer features a de-glammed, brunette Gaga, a super-tan, bearded Cooper, and a ton of catchy new songs. It’s right up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s alley.

See ‘A Star Is Born’: Can Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga break Oscar curse?

This is the third remake of the original 1937 film, which starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March,
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Does Bradley Cooper Really Sing in A Star Is Born? Here's the Deal

Bradley Cooper is set to make his directorial debut in A Star Is Born alongside Lady Gaga later this year. The musical, a remake of the 1970s drama starring Barbra Streisand (also a remake of the 1937 and 1954 versions) chronicles the life of a small-town girl who moves to the big city to become a star. Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a has-been rock singer, to Gaga's Ally, the talented small-town girl in question. The plot will likely stay true to the original, showcasing the pitfalls and inevitable romance between Jackson and Ally along her rise to stardom.

Cooper recently opened up about his experience shooting the film, telling Vulture, "[Gaga] said right from the beginning that there would be a barter. [She said] 'I'm gonna rely on you to get a performance that's honest out of me' [...] 'and I'm gonna make sure that you're going to turn into a musician. Because we're going to sing everything live.
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