October 3, 2000
Famous folk, next week in the arts, show business briefs
By ROGER ANDERSON Scripps Howard News Service
Barbra Streisand bade adieu to her adoring public one day last week by putting on a gala farewell concert at Madison Square Garden, but that's not to say that we might not be hearing from her again.
"I still want to make records and movies," she told her adoring audience, "maybe write a book. But it feels like time to say goodbye to this part of my life. I guess I want what everybody else wants: more time to just live life." Making people shell out as much as $2,500 to hear you warble can get pretty tedious, we guess.
Not to shift gears too abruptly, from preeminent songbird to notorious not-very-good-looking womanizing male movie star, but here's James Woods' mother talking about what a fine boy her 53-year-old celebrity progeny is, despite the marginal press he sometimes garners.
"He's gentle," she tells Talk mag. “If you drop something, you'll never have to pick it up. He still puts you in the car and closes the door for you."
It's where he slams the door on your fingers that things get a bit dicey, we guess.
Continues mom: "I've seen him on 'The View' with Barbara Walters, and he got her up jitterbugging. He can make any woman do anything."
And maybe that's the problem right there.
Breaking word is that Dennis Rodman has hatched big, big plans to feature himself in a brand-new Webcast called rodmantv.com, which will offer complete 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the hoop great's personal life. If it's a success, we're thinking of starting a Webcast called oralsurgerywithoutanaesthetic.com.
Roger Anderson is arts and entertainment editor at Scripps Howard News
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