We’d Rather Listen To Marv’s Forked Tongue

Fresh from her Marv Albert interrogation, Barbara Walters has a more mainstream romantic interview on Friday’s “20/20” - with lovebirds Barbra Streisand and James Brolin.

Take this excerpt, from Time magazine: Streisand: “The other night he was - you know what spooning is, don’t you? Spooning?”

Walters: “I think so.”

Streisand: “He was, like, whispering, holding me and whispering and - ” Brolin: “Spoons. Sleeping in spoon-style.”

Walters: “Cuddling in bed - is that what we’re talking about?”

Brolin: “Yeah, right.” Walters: “OK.”

Streisand: “And we’re just about to fall asleep. And he says, ‘I don’t want to fall asleep.’ And so I said, ‘Why not?’ And he says, ‘Because then I’ll miss you.”’

Loose talk

Homer Simpson, on the waiting period to purchase a gun (on “The Simpsons”): “Five days? But I’m mad NOW!”

He’s well past the autumn of his years

Jonathan Winters turns 72 today.

By now, he’s a consummate professional

Talk show host Larry King married seventh wife Shawn Southwick in a hospital room, then they spent their wedding night on a medevac flight to New York where he underwent emergency heart surgery. “Shawn slept in the bed,” King says of the September nuptials in the new TV Guide. “And I sat up reading. Our marriage was not consummated for several more days because I went right to the hospital.”

Well, Whitney is considered to be flighty

Rosie O’Donnell was seeing red when Whitney Houston canceled an appearance on her live talk show, claiming stomach flu - then showed up later that day for a “Late Show” taping. “A guest like Whitney Houston canceling 45 minutes before a live show is equivalent to a 747 crashing a minute before air time on a news program,” a TV producer told Entertainment Weekly. “You’re caught with your pants down.”

Or maybe Milo would like to take a little ride

Ricki Lake has decided to find a new home for her cockapoo, Dudley, after the dog twice growled at her 7-month-old son, Milo. “He was around long before my husband, long before my child, so we’ve been through a lot together,” Lake said of her prized pooch.

The best way to keep them apart? Hide!

Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey, on dodging the tabloids (in Sister 2 Sister mag): “They can find me in three days. There’s always somebody to sell me out. Either it’s the boat dock captain or it’s somebody in a hotel. If you’re in a foreign country, it’s an American in the restaurant. I’ve never been anywhere that I haven’t been sold out, except South Africa. That’s the only time I’ve been on vacation and the tabloids didn’t find me.”

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