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Streisand Disses Glee!

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Don't count on Barbra Streisand to appear on Glee!

When asked if she would ever consider doing the show at Friday night's MusiCares event where she was honored, Babs replied:

"Not if I can help it."


She added, "I have seen some of the episodes. My niece, my young niece saw Funny Girl on DVD and said, 'How come you're singing so many songs from Glee?'"

LOLz! Oh dear.

We bet this doesn't make Lea Michele too happy, who has said in the past that Babs is her idol. Although…Barbra did say that "she's pretty good." That's gotta be something, right?

What do U think of Barbra's response to appearing on Glee??

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68 comments to “Streisand Disses Glee!”

  1. 1

    what a betttch they only say good htings about her on that show keep the negativity to yourself

  2. 2

    I fucking love it! I've hated Glee since they hit Lilo when she was down. Even if it's cuz of her insane ego, I love it that Babs took a giant shit on the garbage show called Glee.

  3. 3

    I agree with Barbra Streisand and not everybody likes Glee…I personally hate the show.

  4. 4

    lol, she comes off as such a cold bitch!

  5. 5

    I'm pretty sure there's an age limit, and she passed it.. a long time ago

  6. 6

    i dont get why its always a big deal when someone doesnt want to be on the show, or doesnt want thier music used on it. not everyone likes glee. no big deal

  7. 7

    Good! I used to like Glee but then I realized the error of my ways and came to my senses. The show is pure trash now and I am tired of people acting like it's the greatest show ever!

  8. 8

    Wow. She could have been a little more gracious with her reply. It's true, the show isn't everyone's cup of tea, but she could have been a little less rude-sounding. If her own niece didn't recognize her songs, then it's her family's fault for not exposing the kid to her aunt's music. My own kids have already been familiar with a lot of the older songs used on the show and prefer the originals to the Glee versions.

  9. 9


  10. 10

    It is wonderful Glee is introducing young people to mucis - but - the origins of the music is not being addressed.
    Barbra has it right.

  11. 11

    She probably comes off as cold because she is disgusted by what passes as talent nowadays. Especially Lea Michelle who really is nothing special at all as a singer.

  12. 12

    Ryan Murphy is probably having a little hissy fit now.

  13. 13

    Glee is so stupid lol i don't understand why ppl like that karaoke show!

  14. 14

    she got my respect. not every one loves or even likes glee, katy perry, and lady caca….i mean…gaga. i watched the pilot and half way through i couldnt even stand it anymore. lol

  15. 15

    I'm not happy about this. Lea (Rachel on the show) is always supporting Babs and idolizing her. I think it's very rude of her to talk badly about the show. Maybe if they were portraying her in a negative way- but that has never been the case. What's wrong with putting a modern day twist on classic songs?! They hardly even changed some… I mean cmon. It's television! This leaves a bad taste in my mouth about her. NOT COOL BABS!!!

  16. dodo says – reply to this


    I am not a Glee fan but I recognize its talent and support its social agenda. On the other hand I have never liked Barbra, who has acted as a nerotic prima donna all of her life, and I have never seen much talent in her. If she were to appear on Glee, its fan base would ask "Who is that old hag?" Barbra's old movie "A Star is Born" needs to be retitled "A Star That Never Was"

  17. 17

    yes, not everyone likes Glee, but then again EVERYONE should have been taught how not to sound like an angry little bitch when they were growing up.

  18. 18


  19. 19

    Good for her. I can't stand her politics, but I agree with her about Glee.

  20. 20

    I hate Glee with a passion!I just can't stand same stuff over and over plus the annoying brodway singing.UGH!

  21. 21

    Good for her. So tired of this hits re-make show. It really is pathetic that their claim to fame is to redo things that are proven successful and make money off of ideas that have already done well. All it is is a cheese fest and cliche. BORING.

  22. 22

    OMG HoW rude of her!!!!!!!

  23. 23

    she is an icon and very intelligent woman who is so right in not letting her talents be mocked on that silly show.

  24. 24

    Haha! Oh, this is great. Barbra isn't one to sugar coat her opinions so no one should be surprised by her reply. I respect her even more for not jumping on the Glee bandwagon. I wonder if Ryan Murphy is going to have the balls to call her out on her diss like he did with Kings of Leon?

  25. 25

    But yet she's in one of the stupidest movies of all time - the Fockers? Yeh, she has a lot of room to be dissing some other show.

  26. sanaa says – reply to this


    Glee is Garbage, I get so embarrassed even catching 1 minute of it.

  27. 27

    I personally don't like the show either. Why is it that they expect every singer to feel privileged to have their music on the show? They're assuming everyone has to be a fan, when they're not.

  28. 28

    I love how bitchy people on this site are when they are bitching about bitches. She has a right to her opinion no big deal. Plus did anyone really thing Babs would be on a tv show come on. And I bet lea will be happy with a pretty good, that is more than most singers get from Babs.

  29. 29

    Oh Babs, are you a little green with envy? Feeling a little outdated?

  30. 30

    Doesnt surprise me. All the youth probably makes her really feel her age. And its not exactly like she was ever known for being tactful or gracious. (But I look forward to her playing Grandma Rose in Gypsy).

  31. Lotso says – reply to this


    didn't seem like a major diss to me, I think she just doesn't like the show and wouldn't want to be a part of it. I'm just happy she said Lea is pretty good! that girl gets so much unnecessary hate, it's nice to see someone who knows what she's talking about complementing her.

  32. 32

    considering it's one of the worst shows on television, i don't blame her for not wanting to be on it. she could probably have said it a little more discreetly, but the show….is just…awful. i mean come on.

  33. 33

    Some people must be neurotic to compare 50 years worth of talent and music history, to a new hit show that shows nothing new. Its OK not to like Glee. I dont. I watched it until I realized that they were dominating the industry, in a bad way. Now all you can hear is Glee, Justin B… I mean common, Barbra is on a different league

  34. 34

    What's her problem? She is such a bitch sometimes.

  35. 35

    although I am not a Glee fan, I'm even less a fan of Babs. She did a couple of good things forty years ago and she still thinks she's it. Yes, she can sing , if you like that sort of 'music', but she's completely in awe of herself. I mean let's face it , her voice aside, she's one ugly stuck up bitch.

  36. 36


  37. 37

    Glee just does not measure up to all the musicals from years ago. I do not see why people think it is all that. Do not watch it after a few tries anymore. Just my opinion.

  38. 38

    Re: ms trudy

    She did a couple of good things like 40 years ago? Really? In her younger days she was probably one of the greatest vocalists on the planet. I would love to see who remembers Glee in 40 years time. Do a little research before you make silly statements like that.

  39. 39

    Your past your prime Barbs.

  40. 40

    I like Babs a lot and I understand that not everyone likes Glee. But, seeing as they have done nothing but promote her over and over again and use her music (which helps her with her own music sales i'm sure), I think she could've said it a but more graciously. Especially after a large number of their cast just paid tribute to her at the pre-grammy show! Not wanting to be on the show is one thing, but I know I would be thankful if people were still using and appreciating my music decades later.

  41. 41

    and btw, to the people saying that all Glee does is re-make old songs…well yeah. That's the point. It is about a Glee club that performs songs, and as far as I know, Glee clubs dont compose their own songs. haha.

  42. 42

    So what, not everyone has to like glee and there is nothing wrong with stating ones opinion about it.

  43. 43

    i've thought she was bitch bitch since i watched the video of Idina singing Don't rain on my parade to her.

  44. 44

    I am soooooo over babs and her conceited, condescending attitude. I've never like her, or thought she sang all that great anyway.

  45. 45

    Re: BabsSucks – LMAO!! so true.

  46. 46

    Don't all 50 year old Jewish women complain about everything. Lea has more talent than this old Malibu Hag.

  47. 47

    That's just Babs and her ways. If you asked her if she would consider doing "Funny Girl 3" or make another Broadway album, she'd probably say the same thing. I don't think she's dissing the show. She just wouldn't want to be part of a show basically playing a version of herself.

  48. 48

    She should be happy because the younger generation now know who her OLD ASS is thanks to Glee. She should send them a freaking fruit basket!

  49. 49

    Streisand posted a clarification about her statement about GLEE on her official website. Streisand said:

    When asked if I would ever appear on ‘Glee, I should have said, “You never know.” It was wrong to say, “Not if I can help it.”

    What I meant was that I’ve been overwhelmed preparing for my performances on MusiCares, the Grammys, recordings, and two movies. So I couldn’t take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn’t asked.

    I’m so honored that a lead character on “Glee” is so admiring of my work. In my speech at MusiCares, I thanked them “for exposing young people to music they might otherwise not hear today: Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, and Darren Criss…you’re all so gifted."

  50. 50

    You know what? Good for her! I cannot stand Glee. Then again I'm 28, not 12.

  51. 51

    Man Perez you didn't slam her oh wait she is a gay icon. hypocrite.

  52. 52

    ha i feel like shes just jealous of lea michele…i mean, come on, theyre just kids and shes a grown-ass woman and one of the stars icons! what a shit-faced thing to say!

  53. 53

    Eh, shes a misguided, narrowminded, little person that unfortunately with the help of the right circumstances became a sensation. But just as any other such role in society it is nothing but an artificial build-up under which is just a person with a delusional mind that keeps telling her shes better than everyone else.

  54. 54

    Babs is entitled to her opinion. What's the big deal??

  55. Tasos says – reply to this


    On her site:

    When asked if I would ever appear on ‘Glee, I should have said, “You never know.” It was wrong to say, “Not if I can help it.”
    What I meant was that I’ve been overwhelmed preparing for my performances on MusiCares, the Grammys, recordings, and two movies. So I couldn’t take on any more work, and besides that, I wasn’t asked.

    Uh-huh. Of course that is what she meant and she thinks Americans are that stupid, too!

    If anyone from Glee read Bab's initial comment and then her 're-do', jot down: "Note to self: Invite Babs after hell freezes over."

    She will appreciate the invite then, because it will be so much warmer at Glee.

  56. 56

    I have never liked Glee.

  57. 57

    I still wonder just when it was that James Brolin went blind and ended up with this pig. She makes Scary Messica Barker look hot.

  58. 58

    Barbra has taste. Glee sucks

  59. 59

    Sorry Babs- there's no doubting your talent…but you aren't the only one with a voice people want to hear. Before Glee, Lea was on Broadway for years. She is talented. No need to stick your nose in the air!

  60. Ammie says – reply to this


    I'm not a Glee fan; can't see what all the hype is about. Barbra could have been more sensitive too. Both have their issues.

  61. 61

    For the life of me, I have no idea why she's famous.

  62. 62

    God, remember when she used to be likeable, even somewhat self-deprecating? Now all I smell when she talks is "bitch".

  63. 63

    Please see Barbra's Retraction. This was taken out of context. She was referring to her busy personal schedule making an new album, two movies in production and pepping for the Grammys.. I am sure it it a statement when heard was perceived differently than when written. As In I am so busy God I hope not! Barbra is pure class and in a career as long as her rarely messes up so I think she deserves a break on this one!

    usy I hope i

  64. 64

    Not everyone like the show, but she could have been a little more tactful.

  65. 65

    Barbra (her parents couldn't spell…or couldn't afford the extra 'a') is probably too busy building a second shopping mall under her pretend Malibu Farm. Methinks She fancies herself as a modern day Marie Antoinette!!! Appalling behaviour!!!

  66. 66

    Not Everyone likes that stpid show and she as the right to have a fucking opinion.
    Streisand is a fucking legend, she doesn't need to kiss Ryan's ass .

  67. 67

    GOOD!!!!! GLEE SUCKS!!!!!!

  68. 68

    I'm sick of the singing fuckfest. So what? Babs doesn't want to appear on Glee. I don't blame her. Would you ask Michaelangelo to appear on "Win, Lose, or Draw?"