Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Twice.
Any time you see an interview with Barbra Streisand you’re in for a slice of crazy.
Still, I read every word of this week’s “Variety” piece on her because, after scrolling through 5,000 channels looking for something to watch on TV last weekend, I rewatched the 1968 film, “Funny Girl”.
So Streisand was on my mind.
Turns out, Babs had a lot to say to "Variety". No surprise there.
Get this: She believes Hillary actually won the 2016 presidential election because “they” were “playing with those voting machines” again.
Just like they did in 2000.
Beyond that, Streisand seems to believe she never won an Oscar for best director because she’s a woman.
And she’s still ticked at Nick Nolte for sassing her when she directed him in “The Prince of Tides.”
Twenty seven years ago.
But the most delicious nugget?
This, from the magazine:
“Along with her husband of 20 years, James Brolin, there’s no one she enjoys sharing her residence with more than her three Coton de Tulear dogs. Perhaps her biggest reveal: Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett were cloned from cells taken from the mouth and stomach of her beloved 14-year-old dog Samantha, who died in 2017.”
Yep, Ms. Streisand crafted two new dogs out of her old one's innards.
It's heartbreaking, but we've all had to say goodbye to a loyal pooch. Ordinary people cry and then bury their mutts in the backyard. Eventually they get a new one.
Now the super rich are recreating their old dogs in test tubes.
Please don't let this become a thing. It's simply too decadent.
Naturally, The New York Times was quick to pounce on the story.
In a piece headlined “Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. For $50,000, You Can Clone Yours,” the paper revealed that canine cloning starts at about $50K.
The biotech company in South Korea that developed the process charges $100,000 per mutt. Oh, and doggie miscarriages are frequent in cloning and can drive the cost even higher.
Look, Barbra Streisand is talented and rich. She worked hard for her loot. She can spend it as she pleases.
But dog cloning? Sorry, that's a super-sized slice of crazy.