Well, it's been about a week or so - Barbra's been in the newspaper and Aretha has decided to call her friend once again...
Barbra Streisand: Hello?
Aretha Franklin: Girlfriend, it says here that you've been stuffing yourself with pancakes!
BS: Actually, the press got it wrong, once again. What I said was that with Trump in office, the last thing I want to do is eat pancakes - I'm too depressed. But I do enjoy a flapjack or three every once in a while....
AF: Well, meet me over at the IHOP on Rodeo Drive - I'm heading there now.
BS: At 4 in the afternoon?
AF: Senior Special - half price pancakes, eggs and bacon if you're 65 and over.
BS: Ahhh,,,,now you can get away with it, but me? They will never believe I'm over 65 - 30 years old...maybe, but that's even stretching it.
AF: And which mirror have your 75 year old eyes been looking in these days?
BS: Mirror, what mirror? I just look at my recent album covers...like my new #1 album "Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway". I looked older in 'Funny Girl' then I did on the album cover last year.
AF: OK then - since you believe you look 50 years younger than you really are, meet me at IHOP and you can order off the 'Children's Menu'. I'll introduce you as my adopted great-granddaughter.
BS: Are you buying?
AF: No - we'll just send the check to your investors. They're still cutting checks for GYPSY, right?
BS: They'll be cutting checks into the next decade. It's a deal - I'll say it's a business meeting, and I'm negotiating with you to play 'Grandma Rose' to my Gypsy Lee.
AF: Whatever - I'll see you at 4. Buh-bye!