The movers and shakers of the glamorous set were out in droves Monday night to raise their glasses in a toast to Barbra Streisand, who was given the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin award at Avery Fisher Hall Monday night.
Called a “true legend and hometown girl,” Streisand is the first woman to have written, produced, directed and acted in an American film, the New York Daily News reported.
“Ever since I can remember, I’ve been called ‘bossy and opinionated,’ ” said Streisand. “Well, I guess I am. Three cheers for bossy women!”
Former President Bill Clinton handed Streisand her award, while Liza Minnelli serenaded her with renditions of “Funny Lady” and “Isn’t This Better.”
Among the glittery guests were Blyth Danner, George Segal, Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeremy Irons, and Streisand’s hubby, James Brolin.
Way to go Babs!
In an intriguing interview on Monday’s “Today Show,” Chelsea Clinton said that she would be open to running for office someday.
“Right now I’m grateful to live in a city, in a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president, my senators and my representative,” she said, adding that “If at some point that weren’t true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I’d have to ask and answer that question.”
As for whether or not her mother, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will be running for president in 2016, anything is possible.
“I deeply respect and appreciate all of the admiration and respect and gratitude for my mother’s service,” Clinton said. “As a daughter, I very much want her to make the right choice for herself. I know that will be the right choice for our country, and I’ll support her in whatever she chooses to do.”
After years of shrinking from the spotlight, Chelsea Clinton has stepped up her game. She recently took a leading role at CGIU, the Clinton Global Initiative’s meeting for college students, where she appeared with daddy Bill and moderated panels and discussions, and appeared on the cover of Parade on Sunday.
Surprisingly, Chelsea doesn’t attribute her interest in public service to her parents, but rather to her grandmother, Hillary’s mother, who died in 2011. “She probably didn’t think of it as urging,” Chelsea told “Today,” “she definitely thought of it as, you know, grandmotherly nagging, and she exercised that prerogative often.”
Bubbe knows best.
Watch the whole interview here:
Hey NoMad, you have new neighbors!
Chelsea Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinsky have signed a contract for a $10.5 million condo across the street from Madison Square Park, the New York Post reported Thursday.
The couple will be moving into 5000-square-feet on the fourth floor of 21 East 26th Street, including four bedrooms, six and a half baths, a media room, and views of the park (see pictures below). The gigantic master suite has two baths and two dressing rooms — essential for any couple who plans on staying married.
Condo fees are $4,342 a month, and the monthly real-estate taxes are $7,913, MSN Real Estate reported.
On June 14, Barbra Streisand opened her home and her wallet for women’s heart health. Tired of gender inequality in cardiovascular disease research, Streisand hosted a fundraiser dinner for the cause under a tent on the property of the Malibu home she shares with her husband, James Brolin.
Joining Streisand were many of her showbiz friends, some of whom paid as much as $100,000 per couple to support the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Streisand herself donated $10 million toward the establishment of the research and treatment center. The Los Angeles Times reported that she has also solicited additional $1 million gifts from celebrities such as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, media mogul Barry Diller, designers Diane von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren and financier Ronald Perelman.
“If you can survive being an MOTB, being the special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism seems like a relief,” Hillary Clinton quipped recently to fellow MOTB – Mother of the Bride – U.S. Special Envoy To Combat Antisemitism Hannah Rosenthal at an event honoring Rosenthal in Washington.
Clinton has been taking time from Middle East policy to help her daughter Chelsea with tastings and dress fittings for her upcoming wedding to Marc Mezvinsky on July 31. Specifics of the wedding have been kept so quiet that “details are harder to ferret out than the president’s Afghanistan strategy,” the New York Times Style Section declared this Sunday.
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