Malibu Seen: Memories and More

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Malibu diva Barbra Streisand gets her glam self ready to go out on a memorable North American tour from coast to coast.

It doesn’t happen very often, bubbie, so if you’re a lover of “The Way We Were,” “Stony End” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers,” listen up. Legendary Malibu songbird Barbra Streisand is taking her act on the road. She kicks off her North American tour at the Staples Center Aug. 2.

She’s also planning performances in San Jose, Las Vegas and the Windy City. Also on the agenda: Not one, but two nights in Brooklyn, the Garden in Boston, plus Washington, Philly and Toronto. What’s more, she’ll release an album of duets later this year. How does that make her millions of worldwide fans feel? Like…butta!

 

EPIC FILMMAKING

Malibu’s Titanic director James Cameron has his work cut out for him. He’s up to his Oscar-winning eyeballs working on the new “Avatar” sequels. Though he previously announced three sequels to his 2009 blockbuster, he just can’t help himself and now he’s aiming for four. Sit tight till then and get ready ‘round Yule time. The films are scheduled to be released at Christmas in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023. Now that’s what I call long-range planning!

 

CONCERNED CITIZENS

Longtime Malibu residents Terry and Dick Wolf kept up with their annual summer tradition. They flocked to Paramount Studios for the annual Concern Foundation fundraiser. And they weren’t alone. They jammed the motion picture back lot with a crowd of thousands tasting some of LA’s best eats while helping a good cause along the way. The tasty block party honored Dr. Peter and Rebecca Grossman as humanitarian and community leaders as well as Barry and Sue Brucker. Some 4,000 strong, these concerned citizens helped raise $1.8 million to conquer cancer now! Wow!

 

LEO’S FIERCE FIGHT

Speaking of concerned citizens, some critters have no better pal than local Leonardo DiCaprio. The Oscar winner has been praised for his conservation efforts after the World Wide Fund for Nature announced that the world’s tiger population has increased for the first time in more than 100 years. 

“I am so proud that our collective efforts have begun to make progress toward our goal,” the lifelong animal pal said. 

His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has raised more than $6.2 million to help keep our most precious animal friends in the picture.