NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-promised memoir.
The legendary singer-actress-filmmaker has a deal with Viking for her life story, the publisher announced. The book is currently untitled and scheduled for 2017.
According to Viking, Streisand will reflect on her childhood, her career and on the private life she has carefully guarded.
Streisand, 73, has been contemplating a memoir since at least 2009 when she told The Associated Press that she had been writing down thoughts and wondering whether she wanted to “relive” her life.
The subject of numerous unauthorized books, she committed herself more strongly in recent years, saying she was determined to clear up various myths.
In 2010, Viking published Streisand’s “My Passion for Design,” an illustrated book featuring her Malibu, Calif., oceanfront compound.
NEW YORK — Another Clinton is becoming an author: Chelsea.
The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” the publisher announced.
The book aims to “inform and inspire” young people to “change the world” and will cover a range of issues from poverty to gender equality, according to Penguin. Publication is scheduled for Sept. 15.
Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have released million-selling memoirs centered on their White House years. Their other books include Hillary Clinton’s memoir about being secretary of state, “Hard Choices,” and a publication by Bill Clinton that has a theme not unlike Chelsea’s book, “Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.”
LONDON — Stephen Hawking is a scientific superstar. Now he’s going to mix with rock stars, taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival.
Organizers said that Hawking will make a “special guest appearance” at the Kidz Field during the festival, which runs June 24-28 in southwest England. It did not give details of his performance.
Hawking, who is almost completely paralyzed from motor neuron disease, is one of the world’s best-known cosmologists. His book “A Brief History of Time” has sold in its millions.
He has previously voiced his own character on “The Simpsons,” appeared alongside comedy troupe Monty Python and featured on a track by Pink Floyd.
This year’s Glastonbury lineup also includes Pharrell Williams, Florence And The Machine and The Who.
GREAT NECK, N.Y. — The suburban New York home where F. Scott Fitzgerald is believed to have written “The Great Gatsby” is up for sale.
A spokeswoman for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage says that the asking price for the manor home on Long Island is just over $3.8 million. She declined to identify the current owner.
The home is situated in the village of Great Neck Estates just outside New York City.
Built in 1918, the 5,000-square-foot Mediterranean style home has seven bedrooms and six and one-half baths. The house has a music room and several fireplaces.
Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, lived in the home from 1922 through 1924. He is believed to have written “The Great Gatsby” while living among the socialites in Long Island’s “Gold Coast” region.