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Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford reunite at Hollywood Reporter’s Power 100 celebration

 

 

The event: More than 40 years after heating up movie screens in the 1973 blockbuster “The Way We Were,” Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand had starring roles at the Hollywood Reporter’s 24th Women in Entertainment Breakfast at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Redford attended to present Streisand — a multi-award-winning singer, actress, director and producer — with the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award.

He recalled having been concerned about his costar before filming the romance classic, thinking of Streisand as a singer, not an actress. He said he’d also been warned that she could be “a pain,” but instead found her to be a pleasure to work with and called her somebody who “instigated a new kind of beauty.”

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The scene: Never mind that the affair began bright and early at 8 a.m. More than a few guests dressed to impress, including Kathy Griffin in a gleaming silver Alice and Olivia frock.

“I want to be a shiny object, noticed from afar by Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand, and then asked to come onstage for a duet,” Griffin joked during the pre-breakfast reception…

 

Click here to read my entire story in the “All the Rage” section of the Los Angeles Times and scroll down the page to see more pictures.

 

As an aside, no question the breakfast attracted a powerful crowd, both from behind and in front of the screen.

Said Lena Dunham to kick off festivities, “Some girls who grew up in the ‘90s dreamt of a luxury cruise with ‘NSync, but my fantasy has always been a room full of Hollywood power bitches enjoying breakfast foods.”

To phrase the scene another way, keynote speaker Melinda Gates first pointed out her daughter Phoebe, 13, who came with a friend. Gates then said, “This is a room to behold — you are the women they aspire to be.”

The Names: Speakers also included Sean Penn, Meghan Trainor, “UnREAL” co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro,  Sherry Lansing, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, chief creative office Janice Min and THR’s publisher Lynne Segall.

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In the audience were Sarah Silverman, Chloe Grace Moretz, Lea Michele, Olivia Wilde, Peyton List, Rita Wilson, Melissa Rivers, Nia Vardalos, Ashley Tisdale, Selma Blair, Tyra Banks, Selma Blair, James Brolin, Jim Gianopulos, Steve Mosko, along with those named the industry’s top 100 female power players.

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This year, they included Donna Langley, named “Executive of the Year;” Stacey Snider, Bonnie Arnold, Bonnie Hammer, Dana Walden, Jennifer Salke, Jill Soloway, Nancy Utley, Keri Putnam, Sue Kroll, Hannah Minghella, Sandra Stern, Toni Howard, Rena Ronson, Kris Jenner and others.  

The numbers: Before the breakfast for 450 by-invitation-only guests came to a close, Trainor ascended the podium to present a short video about The Hollywood Reporter’s mentorship program, a joint venture with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles. She then announced the names of 3 winners of full 4-year scholarships to Loyola Marymount University, valued at $200,000 each.

The supporters: Presented by Lifetime, breakfast sponsors included Mercedes Benz, American Airlines, South Coast Plaza, SAG­AFTRA, FIJI Water, Gersh, Entertainment Industry Foundation and Loyola Marymount University.

 

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Top photo: Robert Redford introduced honoree Barbra Streisand at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment (Photo by Todd Williamson/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

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Second photo: Melinda Gates, after an introduction by Sean Penn delivered the keynote speech at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment (Photo by Todd Williamson/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)

Third photo: Lena Dunham at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment, presented by Lifetime and co-sponsored by South Coast Plaza and others (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) 

Fourth photo: Ashley Tisdale at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment, presented by Lifetime and co-sponsored by South Coast Plaza and others (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) 

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Fifth photo: Olivia Wilde at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment, presented by Lifetime and co-sponsored by South Coast Plaza and others (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) 

Sixth photo: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, left, co-creator of “UnREAL” and series actress Constance Zimmer at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment, presented by Lifetime and co-sponsored by South Coast Plaza and others (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter) 

Seventh photo: Comedian Kathy Griffin, left, and recording artist Meghan Trainor at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment (Photo by Joe Scarnici/ Getty Images for Fiji Water)

Seventh photo: from left, actress Selma Blair shares a laugh with TV personality Kris Jenner and actress/ singer Rita Wilson at the 24th annual Hollywood Reporter Power 100 Breakfast, recognizing the top women in entertainment (Photo by Joe Scarnici/ Getty Images for Fiji Water)

 

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