NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbra Streisand is sticking to her plan to sing only two farewell shows in New York -- and those shows sold out in no time.
Tickets to the Sept. 27-28 performances at Madison Square Garden sold out hours after they went on sale Monday. Tickets ranged from $125 to $1,500, with VIP tickets going for $2,500, including dinner.
Streisand has said the shows plus two performances in Los Angeles on Sept. 20-21 will mark the end of her concert career.
Streisand's live performances have been infrequent. Prior to a pair of 1993-94 New Year's concerts in Las Vegas, she had not performed before a paying audience in nearly three decades except for a single night in Las Vegas to mark the arrival of the millennium.
Mick takes peek at Jerry
LONDON (AP) -- Jerry Hall's famous ex-husband got a sneak peek as she portrayed the seductive Mrs. Robinson in the play "The Graduate."
Mick Jagger, 57, slipped in the side door of the Gielgud Theater where Hall was previewing the role of a middle-aged temptress who seduces the son of a family friend. Monday was the first of eight preview performances for Hall.
Hall, 44, who appears nude on stage at one point, said she had no qualms about the scene and called it "artfully lit."
Kathleen Turner, who previously took on the role, also relied on subtle lighting during her sellout run.
Hall said she prepared for the role with a voice coach and tough regime of yoga and exercise. She also trimmed her waist-long blonde hair.
Nugent clashes with protester
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The fur flew when Ted Nugent ran into a group of animal rights protesters.
Nugent, in town for two concerts, was shopping Sunday in Neiman Marcus while activists gathered to protest the chain's sale of furs. Nugent got into an argument with a protester as he left.
"The guy made threats to Ted Nugent. That's why he was arrested," said police Officer Terrye Ivy.
Bhaskar Sinha, 21, a member of the Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade, was booked for investigation of two counts of attempting to terrorize and one count of battery.
One protester, Leia Munster, blamed Nugent for the dispute. Munster said an activist tried to give Nugent a leaflet and Nugent spit on it.
Weintraub wipes out
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jerry Weintraub is spending this week in the hospital instead of at the Republican National Convention.
The movie producer best known for "Diner," "Oh, God!" and "The Karate Kid" films broke his shoulder and knee when he was launched over the handlebars of his bicycle.
Weintraub, 62, was riding Sunday near his Kennebunkport, Maine, home when he struck something on the highway and was hurled to the ground, said his Los Angeles publicist, Paul Bloch.
His left shoulder was broken in two places and his right knee was broken.
"He's in a tremendous amount of pain," Bloch said.
Weintraub, a friend of former President Bush, had planned to attend the Republican convention in Philadelphia, where his wife Jane is a California delegate.
Heston takes cure
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Actor and National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston spent three weeks in an alcohol rehabilitation program last spring after his social drinking got out of hand, his publicist said Monday.
"He thought he needed to take care of something that could possibly become a huge problem," publicist Lisa DeMatteo said. "He's actually back at work, taking care of himself and feeling great."
Heston checked himself into a facility in Utah from late May to mid-June, DeMatteo said. She said the star of "The Ten Commandments," "Ben-Hur" and "Planet of the Apes" had never been in rehab before.
"I think it was overwork. He keeps a horrendous travel schedule and he's 76 years old," DeMatteo said.
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