Princess of Deals

Ballplayers don't get to be free agents at that age. But 50-year-old Barbra Streisand got herself a luxurious long-term film and recording contract with Sony Corp., estimated at $60 million -- $2 million a year for 10 years to develop film projects, $3 million for each film she directs, and $5 million for each of six albums. That puts her in a league with Prince and Madonna, each of whom signed similar contracts earlier in the year.

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