Barbra Streisand

The Barbra Streisand blogosphere goes bananas for THE GUILT TRIP

Article: The Barbra Streisand blogosphere goes bananas for THE GUILT TRIP

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Did you know there was a Barbra Streisand blogosphere? Of course you did! And it can barely contain itself over Babs’ first non-FOCKERS role as an actress in more than 15 years, playing Seth Rogen’s kvetchy overbearing mom in Paramount’s upcoming THE GUILT TRIP. First of all, perfect casting, no? Secondly, we mean “upcoming” in the loosest sense of the word — apparently, the film has had quite a few tweaks, both in release date and in title. But don’t fret: Although changes like this normally mean a studio is less than thrilled, screenings for this mom-son road trip flick (originally titled MY MOTHER’S CURSE) have actually tested through the roof, and as a result Paramount first moved the film from Mother’s Day to pre-Thanksgiving and finally to Christmas Day. These moves betray the studio’s increased confidence in the film, since Christmas is the time to roll out the biggest and best. And we would expect nothing less from Streisand or Rogen, not to mention director Anne Fletcher (of THE PROPOSAL) and writer Dan Fogelman, who penned the not-at-all-bad CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

The Empire Diner to close

Article: The Empire Diner to close

I wouldn’t normally write obituaries around here for diners, but the news that NYC’s iconic Empire Diner is shuttering its doors on May 15th has my panties in a bunch. I mean, really? Yet another institution destroyed in NYC’s grand scheme to put bank branch in every single retail storefront in every single city neighborhood…

Joan Rivers is about to enter the pantheon of gods in my addled mind

Article: Joan Rivers is about to enter the pantheon of gods in my addled mind

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK

Joan Rivers is about to enter the pantheon of gods in my addled mind that is only occupied so far by Cher and Barbra Streisand, aka The Survivors Club. So I finally saw JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK last night at the Sundance Film Festival and it is perfection.