Earlier this week, there was a story about Barbra Streisand calling Tim Cook to tell him about how Siri mispronounces her last name and she confirmed it on The Tonight Show yesterday. She told Jimmy Fallon that you would think after 50 years people would know how to properly pronounce her name, but they don’t.
She says it is Streye-sand not Streye-zand. I don’t know about you, but I always thought it was the latter.
Maybe she needs to do a song like Liza with Z did because we all know Liza Minnelli’s first name is “Liza with Z not Lisa with an S,” and her last one is, “M I double N then E double L I.”
Not only is Babs last name hard to say, but she doesn’t spell her first one the common way. That is two strikes in my book and needs a song that will get stuck in out Memory.
Barbra Streisand and Seth MacFarlane recorded Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and someone needs to call the Oompa Loompas ASAP. Time for them come on over and take them away for destroying such a beautiful song. Glee got it right. Josh Groban got it right. Maroon 5 got it semi-right. Mariah Carey got it wrong. And now MacBabs are giving Mimi a run for worst cover of the song that still haunts us thanks to Gene Wilder. That is the thing that MacBabs missed about the tune, yes it is beautiful but it is also haunting. Without that factor, the song is no different than any other ballad.
And what is up with Babs arm movements as she sang the song. Take them to The Chocolate Room and tell them the water is safe to drink!
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do
I have a perfect puzzle for you
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-dee
If you are wise, you’ll listen to me.
What do you get when you sing a duet?
Singing as hyper as a wooden puppet
What are you at getting terribly flat?
What do you think will come of that?
I don’t like the sound of it.
Josh Brolin shared a photo of his father James Brolin, 75, and said, “Dude looks damn good for any age.” That he does! That he sure does!
Barbra Streisand is a lucky woman because she gets to sleep next to that every night. Who wouldn’t their husband to age like him? I know I do. Don’t you?
When Tracy Morgan talked to Matt Lauer about a year after his accident, the comedian told him that he “can’t wait to make them laugh again.” Seven months after that interview, that is exactly what he did on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
The thing that makes Morgan such a great talk show guest is that once he starts going, you don’t want him to stop and you couldn’t do it even if you tried. For example, all the NBC late night host did was ask him if he saw the new Star Wars movie. From there he went off on only one African American being in the movie to Chewbacca being in rehab to Rocky Balboa losing that second fight to Apollo Creed to what could’ve saved Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and doing a spot on Fredo impression. Then he stated that he wants a radio show on Sirius where all he does he talk about classic movies. I hope they were listening because I would tune into that show every time it was on.
But Morgan wasn’t done, he then declared, “Nobody acts better than Barbra Streisand.” Fallon asked him with surprise in his voice, “Really?” Tracy replied, “Yeah. I wish we could’ve got married, but it didn’t work out.” Forget the Sirius radio show, someone needs to give Tracy and Babs a Romantic Comedy to do ASAP. Could you imagine? It would be like butter!
Barbra Streisand and Lady Gaga, two of the biggest female singers of our lifetime, got together yesterday and all I could think of is who is the bigger diva in their photo. I have to say it is Mother Monster because when was the last time Babs did anything? The last thing I remember her doing what that GA movie with Seth Rogen. That movie was beyond painful. Even worse than Little Fockers and that says a lot.
Check back with me in a few months because after American Horror Story: Hotel, I might say it is a tie.
UPDATE: Barbra shared a photo of her night with Gaga and friends, and her husband James Brolin is the most normal person in it. The photo also includes Ryan Murphy and his AHS: Hotel star along with his American Crime Story star John Tavolta and his wife Kelly Preston. Why they were all hanging out together, we don’t know. We just have to hope it is because she is going to star in one of Murphy’s many shows. Brolin isn’t available because he’s busy working on the painfully unfunny comedy Life in Pieces on CBS.