Sadly, Barbra Streisand lost her beloved pooch, Samantha, this past May. But all isn't lost - she now reveals she had the dog cloned. In a new interview with "Variety," Babs shares that she had cells taken from Samantha's mouth and stomach used to clone her two new pooches, Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet.
"They have different personalities," Babs says. "I'm waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her [Samantha's] brown eyes and seriousness."
Streisand also has a third dog, who is Samantha’s distant cousin. The singer named the pooch Miss Fanny, after her “Funny Girl” character Fanny Brice. Coincidentally, Miss Fanny’s mother’s name was actually Funny Girl.
- ONE MORE THING! It seems PETA isn't too happy after hearing about Babs' cloned pooches. "We all want our beloved dogs to live forever, but while it may sound like a good idea, cloning doesn’t achieve that — instead, it creates a new and different dog who has only the physical characteristics of the original," they said in a statement. "...when you consider that millions of wonderful adoptable dogs are languishing in animal shelters every year or dying in terrifying ways when abandoned, you realize that cloning adds to the homeless-animal population crisis." They add, "We feel Barbra’s grief at losing her beloved dog but would also love to have talked her out of cloning." Check out their complete statement here.