Barbra Streisand, one of our favourite people in the world, will receive the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Chaplin Award for Lifetime Achievement on Monday, April 22. In making the announcement, the society cited in particular Streisand's work on Yentl, the first movie to credit a woman as director, writer, producer and star, along with other big-screen turns behind the camera, including her work on Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces, and as leading lady in films like For Pete’s Sake and Funny Lady.
Pageturner alert! Amanda Knox, the American student co-accused in the 2007 murder of her housemate in Italy, has just published a meditative memoir, Waiting To Be Heard, which illuminates her shocking and lurid ordeal, even as she seeks to set the record straight. According to online sources, there are tidbits of new information about the bizarre murder case which capture global headlines, but large portions of the book’s account of the case and trials will be familiar to readers who have followed the glut of media coverage of the story.