Streisand is honored
"Ever since I can remember,'' Barbra Streisand told a crowd Monday night at the Lincoln Center in New York "people have been calling me bossy and opinionated.''
"Maybe that's because I am,'' she said. "Three cheers for bossy women!" The crowd roared.
Of course, the crowd, which included the singer's friends Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, was roaring most of the evening as the legend of song and screen was honored for her film career with the 40th annual Chaplin Award from the Film Society of Lincoln Center.
The Streisand fans especially loved the film highlights, which covered everything from "Funny Girl" and "The Way We Were" to "The Owl and the Pussycat," "What's Up, Doc?" and "Meet the Fockers."
And then there was "Yentl" -- the first Hollywood movie to be directed, produced, written and starred in by a woman, as the crowd was reminded.
Streisand, who turns 71 this week, is one of the few entertainers to have won Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards.
The awards gala raised $2 million for the film society, twice the previous high amount for the annual event.
Kim Kardashian says she's gotten more used to pregnancy, is more comfortable in her skin and is no longer feeling the aches and pains of expectant motherhood.
"Now I think I'm past all the awkward phases and stages, and once you feel the baby kick, it's a whole new experience," Kardashian said Monday while attending the E! Network Upfront in New York. "I finally really embrace it. I love it now, but it took a minute. It was a lot, you know, a lot of body changes and stuff."
Kardashian and her baby's father, rapper Kanye West, know the gender of their child but are keeping it a secret.
"We buy all white," she said, laughing. "Or we'll go and buy both (girls' and boys' clothing), and then no one will know."
"Life of Pi" actor Suraj Sharma credits director Ang Lee with setting him on a path to continue with a career in movies.
Sharma, 20, told The Times of India in an interview published Tuesday that getting to work with the Oscar-winning director on "Life of Pi" was a blessing.
"The amount I learned and did was awesome,'' he said. "Ang gave me a path. Before that, I didn't even know what I would do in life."
After making the movie, he said, "I know I want to tell stories. I don't know whether I just want to act or be behind the camera, holding the camera or just being the boom director. But I want to be on the sets. It has to be something to do with cinema."