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Barbra Streisand book due out soon; Antonio Banderas has new girlfriend; celebrity nude hacking scandal on display

Book it

How obsessive are Barbra Streisand’s fans? A coffee table book may provide an answer. Publisher Taschen announced that Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood, 1968-1976 will be published in December. According to Taschen, the book will include more than 240 images, many of them never published before. The text will feature a conversation between photojournalists Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller, who were commissioned to work with the diva after she arrived in Hollywood.

New addition

Scarlett Johansson went traditional when it came to naming her baby girl: Rose. A spokesman for the 29-year-old actress told the Associated Press that Johansson and her fiance, French journalist Romain Dauriac, said that the couple is seeking privacy and are supporters of the No Kids Policy, the celebrity effort to keep famous children out of the public eye.

Expanded role

NBC News says Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough will be a senior political analyst for the network with regular roles on Meet the Press and the Today show. Generally, over the past year, NBC News has sought to distance itself from MSNBC, where a politically liberal viewpoint dominates, but that isn’t the case with Scarborough, a former Republican congressman. He'll continue on Morning Joe and offer analysis on other NBC News broadcasts as part of the network’s election team.

Moving on

Antonio Banderas’ new ladyfriend has been identified: Dutch investment consultant Nicole Kempel, reports Hola! The Spanish actor, whose 19-year relationship with Melanie Griffith ended earlier this year, was spotted hanging all over the leggy blonde in a St Tropez club last month. Sources tell the Spanish magazine that Kempel was not the reason for the longtime couple’s split. Apparently he only met her a few months ago.

On display

The celebrity nude hacking photo scandal is coming to — where else? — Florida. An L.A. artist named XVALA is including the intimate images of stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton in an upcoming exhibit, called No Delete. Catch the anti-Internet expose at Cory Allen Contemporary Art’s The Showroom in St. Petersburg, opening Oct. 30. In a statement, XVALA explained his reasoning: “I'm taking them off the internet and putting them into a new medium that is transformative ...The commentary behind this show is a reflection of who we are today. We all become ‘users’ and in the end, we become ‘used.’” Got it? Info: cacanet.com

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