Streisand Takes Over ‘Tonight Show’
With Babs already one of the biggest stars in America for many, many moons now, she may very well have warranted such special treatment anyway. But this occasion was extra-special, as Streisand had not appeared on an American late-night talk show in 51-years.
To illustrate the magnitude of the event, Fallon insisted that Streisand sit at his desk in his hosting chair. “Let’s be honest, you’re never coming back here,” Fallon quipped. “This is special.”
Streisand came to Rockefeller Center to promote her brand new duets album, Partners; featuring such guests as Blake Shelton, Michael Bublé, Stevie Wonder, and even her own son, Jason Gould.
With those partners not on hand Monday, Fallon filled in to the best of his ability, as he sang a medley with the music legend.
“I thought you might be a nightmare, or a diva, but you were nice to everybody here,” Fallon said at one point, addressing the singer’s reputation for sometimes being difficult. “You are allowed to be a diva. What did you do with Barbra Streisand?”
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