Barbra Streisand has given her heart and soul to fighting heart disease in women, and now that's paid off in a big way. On Thursday night, it was announced that Cedars-Sinai's Heart Institute in Los Angeles has now named The Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center after the legendary entertainer.
La Streisand personally donated $10 million to help fund research and treatment at the center, and hosted a star-studded fundraiser at her home in Malibu on Thursday night that included entertainment by Josh Groban and Streisand herself, plus a special appearance by President Bill Clinton. The event, the highest-priced ticket to which cost $100,000 per couple, raised more than $20 million dollars for the facility.
According to an article in the Los Angeles Times posted on Streisand's website, the diva's next projects include making a movie about the romance between the real-life photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White and writer Erskine Caldwell. Cate Blanchett and Colin Firth are attached to star. In addition, Barbra plans to put out an album of older, unreleased material in the fall, perform a sold-out concert in her native Brooklyn and star in a comedy called The Guilt Trip that will premiere in December.
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