Today, Barbra spoke to the LA Times and revealed...
Barbra and donors such as designers Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg gave more than $22 million for the new research facility. Cedars-Sinai will announce the dedication at Streisand's Malibu home Thursday night at an event to be attended by Bill Clinton.
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Talking about her [heart] fundraising, Barbra revealed after the event, she will turn her attention to another $20-million project that has proved harder to finance — a script she wrote more than 25 years ago and intends to direct about the romance between photojournalist Margaret Bourke-Whiteand writer Erskine Caldwell, with Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth attached to star.
"This is hard to raise money for?" Barbra said. "I'm just in shock. Hollywood has changed so much. It's about a woman ahead of her time. It's just a fascinating story that is very relevant to today. I may have to pick up the phone again."
The heart center donation comes at a reflective moment in Barbra's career. In October, she'll sing in Brooklyn for the first time since her high school graduation, as one of the main attractions in the opening of a new, 19,000-seat venue in the borough. She also has an album of older but previously unreleased material due in the fall, and a comedy called "The Guilt Trip," in which she stars as Seth Rogen's mom, arriving in theaters in December.
READ Barbra's interview here
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