LOS ANGELES — There are Barbra Streisand fans, and then there’s Jennifer Aniston.

Aniston re-creates iconic portraits of Streisand in a lavish Mark Seliger photo spread in the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. The magazine is on newsstands this week.

“The shoot was just fun,” the 41-year-old actress said Saturday while promoting her new film, “The Switch.”

“Look, you’re dressing up in wigs and costumes and going into this beautiful theater in downtown Los Angeles, and her voice is booming through the speakers,” she said. “And you get chills. It was almost like ’cause photo shoots I’m always uncomfortable in, because that sort of thing is not my career, it’s not my profession. So, it was sort of fun to kind of play a character like that.”

Her fascination reaches beyond Streisand’s look. “I want to sing like Barbra!” she joked.

And like Streisand, Aniston wants to direct. She got a taste of behind-the-camera work directing the 2006 short “Room 10.”

“I really am chomping at the bit to do that next. It was so creatively fulfilling,” she said.


It seems, mom-to-be thinks he’s sexy at 65

LONDON —  Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster have announced they are expecting their second child — and the 65-year-old rocker’s seventh.

The couple said in a statement Monday that they learned the “happy news” in June as they celebrated their third wedding anniversary.

Stewart and 39-year-old Lancaster have been a couple for a decade and have a 4-year-old son, Alastair.

The Rock and Rock Hall of Famer also has five children from previous relationships.

The couple said they were “thrilled and delighted to be able to tell Alastair that he was going to be the big brother to a little baby, expected just before Mummy’s 40th birthday.”


Lennon’s killer up for parole

BUFFALO, N.Y. —  John Lennon’s killer will seek his freedom this week for a sixth time.

A parole hearing for Mark David Chapman, 55, is scheduled at Attica Correctional Facility, the upstate New York prison where he has been held for nearly 30 years.

Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, said last week she continues to oppose Chapman’s release because he remains a potential threat.


Protester fails to fluster former governor

HOMER, Alaska —  An online video shows Sarah Palin engaging a protester in front of a banner that calls her the “WORST GOVERNOR EVER.”

Media personality Shannyn Moore, posted video of Saturday’s encounter in Homer, Alaska, to YouTube. The former GOP vice presidential nominee was in Homer to shoot scenes for her upcoming TV series.

The video shows Kathleen Gustafson telling Palin she wanted her to honor her responsibilities as governor, but Palin quit “when cash was waved” in her face.

Palin responds: “Oh, you wanted me to be your governor. I’m honored. Thank you.”

Palin wrote in a Facebook post Monday that the episode shows people “that Alaska is a great state full of independent-minded people.”


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