Richard Johnson: Cher, Barbra Streisand vow — again — to leave US if Trump elected

NEW YORK — Barbra Streisand and Cher both vow to move abroad if Donald Trump is elected president again.

Streisand recently told late-night host Stephen Colbert, “I will move. I can’t live in this country if he became president.”

Cher told The Guardian, “If he gets in, who knows? This time I will leave (the country).”

Empty promises. They both claimed they’d emigrate if Trump won in 2017, and both stayed in America, along with 18 other Hollywood stars who had vowed to move abroad, including Samuel L. Jackson, Miley Ray Cyrus, Bryan Cranston, Whoopi Goldberg, George Lopez and Chelsea Handler.


Maritza Ramos — the widow of murdered NYPD detective Rafael Ramos — has spent the eight years since his death providing backpacks and uniforms for schoolchildren in Bedford Stuyvesant.

“People remember who he was, and that’s what I want,” Ramos told me.

The Ramos Foundation’s annual Winter Gala Fundraiser will be held Nov. 30 at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach honoring Police Commissioner Edward Caban, Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey, and lawyer Arthur Aidala, who helped Maritza create the foundation.

Aidala remembers how then-Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a Police Athletic League gala shortly after Ramos and a fellow cop were gunned down on Dec. 20, 2014.

The punk who shot Ramos and his partner in their patrol car, then killed himself.

“De Blasio was supposed to be the keynote speaker. We thought he would cancel,” Aidala said. But he showed up “shaking like a leaf.”

De Blasio asked Aidala what he could do, and Aidala told him, “Support police officers. You have to stand up for these guys.”

Ramos said her charity “connects police with the community, the kids in underserved neighborhoods. Their first interaction with police is a good one, a cop handing them a gift. It changes their perception of police officers.”

Detective Ramos, father of two, was an usher at Christ Tabernacle in Queens and was studying to become an NYPD chaplain.


Don’t challenge mankind’s baser instincts.

Edward Spencer-Churchill — the Duke of Marlborough’s half-brother — wasn’t worried about thieves when he installed a solid gold toilet created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan in Blenheim Palace.

Though the golden loo was worth $5.95 million, Spencer-Churchill said it “wouldn’t be the easiest thing to nick.”

“Firstly, it’s plumbed in and secondly, a potential thief will have no idea who last used the toilet or what they ate,” he said. “So no, I don’t plan to be guarding it.”

The pricey privy was stolen four years ago, and four men were finally arrested this month. But the toilet is still missing.


Got an extra $150,000 in your side pocket? Artist Elizabeth Sutton has the perfect pool table for you.

At her 29th St. pop-up gallery that opened Sunday she showcases “the joy and positivity I convey through my art,” Sutton said.

The single mom-turned-pop artist designs everything from tiles, prints, wallpaper, furniture, rugs and a one-off pool table that goes for a cool $150K. That takes balls. And it comes with them.

“I’m a New Yorker through and through,” she confessed. “And the world needs hope and community.”

The Chelsea gallery will make it easy for fans like Pitbull, Pippa Middleton, Paris Hilton and Kendall Jenner to find her. Now if they just like a quick game of 9 ball ...


Alexandra Vino is about to take Hollywood by storm. The blonde comedienne just showed her short film “Green Kola” at the New Plaza Cinema. The short about stardom features photographer Antoine Verglas playing himself.

Vino is shooting a full feature film on the same subject called “Hollywood” that will screen at festivals next spring.


Tom Ruck, author of “Sacred Ground, A Tribute to America’s Veterans,” will be making an appearance as a balloon wrangler in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

This will be the second time Ruck, a senior adviser to the Homeland Security Agency, has marched down Fifth Avenue. His first parade was over 50 years ago.


Jerry Seinfeld shocked the crowd at Gotham Comedy Club during Andy Engel’s New Talent Showcase with an impromptu set that brought the crowd to their feet.

The star then led the applause for D’yan Forest, who at 89 is the world’s oldest working comedienne. Seinfeld was introduced by his friend Jim Gaffigan, who also surprised everyone with his own set after Forest’s performance.

Gaffigan started his gig by singing a few bars of Forest’s signature song “Older Ladies” before joking, “D’yan and I recently started dating.”

Other surprise guests at the comedy club were Ronny Chieng of “The Daily Show” and legend George Wallace.


Priscilla Presley, who inspired “Priscilla” by Sofia Coppola, may want to bid on a report card issued to a young Elvis Presley for Graceland’s collection of the King’s memorabilia.

The collectible item, along with master tapes from Bob Dylan’s eponymous album and a sealed copy of The Beatles’ “White Album” will hit the online block at Arlan Ettinger’s auction house Guernsey’s on Dec. 14.

More controversially, the auction will also include highly explicit love letters from “Tropic of Cancer” author Henry Miller and basketball star Kareem Abdul Jabbar to the same woman, former Playboy model Brenda Venus.


Out and About … Isabelle Bscher’s Galerie Gmurzynska opened a solo exhibition by the 83-year-old artist Christian Ludwig Attersee at her gallery at 43 E. 78th St. … Eve & Edward Lemon’s Rare Book Fair in New York at St. Barts on Park Avenue was such a success that they are bringing the literary event next month to Philadelphia. … “Scarface” actor Angel Salazar and producer Noel Ashman were at Hustler Club talking about a new movie deal with John Travolta.