Here’s just one more reason it must be good to be Barbra Streisand — even if Siri can’t pronounce her name correctly.
On a British morning talk show this week, the legendary singer revealed that she once asked Apple co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, to help her with a computer problem.
“I couldn’t figure out something on my computer and nobody could figure it out, no IT guy, so I said, ‘Can you get Steve Jobs on the phone?’” she said, according to The Guardian.
And just like that — she probably didn’t even have to snap her always gorgeously manicured fingers — she got Jobs on the line.
“I asked him about this problem and he couldn’t figure it out,” she said. “He gave me his IT guy, who also couldn’t figure out. That was funny.”
She went straight to the top of the Apple food chain again more recently when she called the man who succeeded Jobs, Tim Cook, to complain that Apple’s personal voice assistant Siri mispronounces her name.
It should be “Streisand with a soft s, like sand on the beach. I’ve been saying this for my whole career,” she complained to NPR.
“And so what did I do? I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally.”
Cook apparently told her the change would take place with Siri’s next update on Sept. 30.
She has circled the date.
“So let’s see if that happens because I will be thrilled,” she told NPR.
Streisand wrapped up a nine-city tour with a concert in Toronto this week.
“I love Canada and it’s great to be back here. I can’t believe this is the end of my tour,” she told the crowd at the Air Canada Centre.
“I went shopping today and the storekeeper said, ‘You’re American, have you got any loonies?’ And I said, ‘Just one — Donald Trump.’”
Streisand, a Hillary Clinton supporter, used to date former Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau, whose son now has the job.
“A least you can turn on the television and you can see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,” she said. “He’s like all the nice Jewish boys in Brooklyn. He went into his father’s business.”