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Barbra Streisand releases duets album 'Partners'

Barbra Streisand releases duets album 'Partners'

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 (UPI) --Barbra Streisand's new album "Partners" features duets with John Mayer, Blake Shelton, Andrea Bocelli, son Jason Gould and more.
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Barbra Streisand to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Monday

Barbra Streisand to appear on 'The Tonight Show' Monday

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Barbra Streisand has been booked as the only guest on Monday's edition of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," NBC announced Thursday.
Karen Butler
Women have chest pain but are told heart and arteries are fine

Women have chest pain but are told heart and arteries are fine

SAN FRANCISCO, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they may have discovered why women who go to emergency rooms with chest pain are often are told their arteries and hearts are fine.
Billy Porter's Broadway album due out April 15

Billy Porter's Broadway album due out April 15

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- "Billy's Back on Broadway," a collection of musical theater standards performed by "Kinky Boots" Tony Award-winner Billy Porter, is set for release April 15.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Josh Brolin checks into rehab for substance abuse, report says

Josh Brolin checks into rehab for substance abuse, report says

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Film star Josh Brolin checked into a Northern California rehab facility to undergo treatment for substance abuse, sources told UsMagazine.com.
Streisand criticizes treatment of Orthodox Jewish women in Israel

Streisand criticizes treatment of Orthodox Jewish women in Israel

JERUSALEM, June 18 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Barbra Streisand criticized the treatment of women in Israel's Orthodox Jewish community as she accepted an honorary doctorate in Jerusalem.
Clinton urges 2-state solution for Israel

Clinton urges 2-state solution for Israel

JERUSALEM, June 18 (UPI) -- The only choice for Israel to remain a Jewish and democratic nation is to work toward a two-state solution, former U.S. President Bill Clinton said.

Streisand gets doctorate, calls for gender equality in Israel

JERUSALEM, June 17 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Barbra Streisand picked up an honorary doctorate at Hebrew University Monday and used the podium to call for equality for Israeli women.
Broadway community to honor Jean Stapleton

Broadway community to honor Jean Stapleton

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Broadway theater marquee lights will be dimmed in honor of actress Jean Stapleton, who died last week at the age of 90, organizers announced.
Zeta-Jones returns to clinic for bipolar disorder treatment

Zeta-Jones returns to clinic for bipolar disorder treatment

LOS ANGELES, April 30 (UPI) -- Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is being treated at a clinic for bipolar II disorder, a representative for the Welsh actress said Tuesday.
A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

A-list comes to Washington for White House Correspondents Dinner

WASHINGTON, April 27 (UPI) -- Politics, entertainment and the news media blended in Washington Saturday for what has become called the nerd prom, the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Record producer Phil Ramone dies at 79

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Phil Ramone, a producer-engineer who won 14 Grammys for his work with a who's who of recording artists, died Saturday in New York, his son said. He was 79.
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Report: Josh Brolin and Diane Lane split up

Report: Josh Brolin and Diane Lane split up

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Publicists for Josh Brolin and Diane Lane told UsMagazine.com Thursday the Hollywood couple have split up and intend to divorce.
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Barbra Streisand
Singer/actress Barbra Streisand performs in concert at Bercy in Paris on June 26, 2007. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)
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Barbra Joan Streisand (pronounced /ˈstraɪsænd/; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, film producer and director. She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history, with more than 71.5 million albums shipped in the United States and 140 million albums sold worldwide. She is the best-selling female artist on the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) Top Selling Artists list, the only female recording artist in the top ten, and the only artist outside of the rock and roll genre. Along with Frank Sinatra, Cher, and Shirley Jones, she shares the distinction of being awarded an acting Oscar and also recording a number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.

According to the RIAA, Streisand holds the record for the most top ten albums of any female recording artist - a total of 31 since 1963. Streisand has the widest span (46 years) between first and latest top ten albums of any female recording artist. With her 2009 album, Love Is the Answer, she became one of the only artists to achieve number-one albums in five consecutive decades. According to the RIAA, she has released 51 Gold albums, 30 Platinum albums, and 13 Multi-Platinum albums in the United States.

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