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EST. May 2000 (AD)

 
 

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LIBBY INTERVIEWS...
BARBRA STREISAND

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Libby

You'd think you could at least remember somebody who has invested so much time and money in you.

Barbra

I'm really very sorry, but there are a lot of people at those concerts in case you didn't notice.

Libby

I just thought since we were almost like soulmates....

I feel a little depressed. Let me take a moment here to turn into serious journalist mode rather than friend, which I wasn't in any case but forgive me for being so naive.

(Silence)

Libby

OK, James Brolin.

Barbra

My husband yes.

Libby

One word: why?

Barbra

We're in love.

Libby

Forgive me Barbra, don't you think you could've done better? I mean you're a legend and he hawks transmissions, 'course you probably don't even recognize him in commercials since your powers of observation aren't so hot.

Barbra

I don't think that's fair.

Libby

An affair fine, but staring googly eyed at him and listening to him as if he was a prophet. Quite frankly even a pretty old woman can't get away with that without looking foolish. Don't get me wrong not that you're not gorgeous in an interesting way but, come on Barbra...

Barbra

I find this insulting, I...

Libby

MTV.

Barbra

What about it?

Libby

Do you think you would even have a career if you were starting out today and had to meet MTV standards?

Barbra

I can't answer that I don't know.

Libby

Let's look at it. Camera's everywhere, gorgeous little moppets swinging their ta-tas and not one big nosed skinny kid in the lot--well there's Celine Dion but she's Canadian so she doesn't count.

Barbra

I think it comes down to talent not looks.

Libby

So the girls they're making stars of these days. it's just coincidence that they all look good wet with hip huggers and lip gloss?

Barbra

I think talent wins out.

Libby

I wish Barbra I could believe you and I will the minute I see a video on MTV by a girl who sings like an angel and weighs 200 pounds.

Barbra

You might have a point.

Libby

I'm sorry?

Barbra

You might have a point.

Libby

That's what I thought you said.

Barbra in all the years that I've done celebrity interviews that is the only time anyone has ever said that.

I take back what I was thinking before. How you are taking your own press too seriously that hearing that you are a legend has made you think you are one.

I take all those thoughts back now, I bow to your greatness.

Barbra

...Thank You.

Libby

Are you sure you don't want to see the toenail?


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