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Barbara Streisand’s ex kisses and tells

by Danielle Berrin

May 17, 2009 | 10:59 pm

Don’t you just love it when vengeful ex-boyfriends bitter about getting dumped decide to soil a woman’s virtue? It’s so high school. No, it’s so Hollywood.

But unless you’re Barbara Streisand and your angry ex has signed a $700,000 book deal designed to smear you in the tabloids, than it’s hard to understand how perilous it is to be famous. And respected. And beloved. Who cares that Babs, with her awe-inspiring vocal instrument and bazillion-dollar fortune is a bit of a diva (she practically invented it), she deserves at least a modicum of privacy, no? Just a touch of loyalty?

Turns out, not so much.

Bitter boyfriend Jon Peters, producer of “Batman” and “Superman Returns” has sold a book to Harper-Collins in which he bares details about Babs’ personal life, stuff a gentleman would never reveal. In his proposal to the publisher, Peters promises juicy details about Streisand’s on-set love affairs and a so-called sexual abuse scandal putting Babs at the behest of a lascivious movie mogul. The loathsome lothario also claims he bedded starlets Kim Basinger, Pamela Anderson, Nicollette Sheridan, Salma Hayek and Catherine Zeta-Jones. According to the NY Post, he brags that he “became a Hollywood legend for seduction as much as production.”

Can anyone say “UGH”? I mean, who does he think he is? Brett Ratner?

More from the NY Post here:

In the proposal for his memoir, “Studio Head,” which was sold last month to Harper- Collins for $700,000, Peters writes he “wanted to kill” Ray Stark, producer of “Funny Girl” and “The Way We Were,” when he learned that “Stark, an ogre of male chauvinistic casting-couch sexual entitlement, had molested both Lesley Ann [Warren] and Barbra when they were auditioning for him, and neither had ever really gotten over it.” Streisand’s publicist, Ken Sunshine, did not return repeated calls, nor did a rep for Warren.

Peters writes that “Barbra may have had her neuroses and insecurities, but getting men, the men every woman wanted, was not one of them.” He claims she confided in him that she’d had “life-imitates-art affairs with Robert Redford on ‘The Way We Were’ and Ryan O’Neal on ‘What’s Up, Doc?’ and had just ended another with Kris Kristofferson, then at his hunkiest” in “A Star Is Born.” Reps for Redford and O’Neal didn’t return our calls, and Kristofferson’s rep had no comment.

 

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Danielle Berrin writes the Hollywood Jew blog, a cutting edge, values-based take on the entertainment industry for jewishjournal.com. A Los Angeles Times profile dubbed her...

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