PBS is editing out Senator Al Franken’s appearance from tomorrow’s taped broadcast of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony honoring David Letterman. The decision comes after the former Saturday Night Live writer and performer...Show More Summary
David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night in Washington, DC, for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines, and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow...
The late-night host who reigned for 33 years before his retirement in 2015, received the award in a star-studded Kennedy Center event.
On Oct. 22 David Letterman will be honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The award, which has been handed out annually since 1998, celebrates the achievements of American comedic...Show More Summary
How sweet. LL Cool J’s Wife Throws Him A Sweet Surprise Party LL Cool J’s family and celebrity friends came out to show the rap veteran some love after achieving one of the biggest honors in his career. LL aka
President Trump’s decision to skip the Kennedy Center’s gala eases the pressures this year — but could make it harder to attract other presidents.
Phil Kennicott: "The big question looming over the awards now is whether future presidents will attend. Can a tradition be reassembled after it has been broken? The arts occupy an already marginal position in American society, and the custom of presidential participation in the Honors has always been an anomaly, given the priorities of American […]
The Kennedy Center Honors, where artists, performers, and the president and First Lady come together to celebrate American art, sip drinks, and have fun, isn’t usually a political affair. But after it became clear that at least three of the five artists selected for recognition said they’d either skip or ... More »
"The Honors may be governed and selected by a nonprofit institution occupying a national memorial, but they are what passes in this country for knighthoods for the performing arts: the highest-profile awards bestowed for lifetime achievement in popular and high culture. Now that the culture wars have intervened, stoked by a president who has alienated […]
"The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a news release.
After Trump announced that he and his wife would not attend the Kennedy Center Honors, the Center said, "We are grateful for this gesture."
Donald and Melania Trump will skip one of America's top art awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the White House announced Saturday in the latest sign of the president's growing isolation after one of the most disastrous weeks of his young administration. Show More Summary
Donald "I am not a racist" and Melanoma Trump have decided to skip the Kennedy Center Honors this year. They released this statement early this morning: White House announces Trump and first lady are pulling out of Kennedy Center Honors event. Show More Summary
Where is Melania Trump, and why does she seem to be out of sight lately? Now that news has emerged that Melania and Donald Trump have pulled out of attending the Kennedy Center Honors this year, the buzz is even louder today. “So, what’s up with Melania Trump?” This is a question that was asked this week in the headlines of the Washington Post. Show More Summary
The White House announce that President Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, would not participate in this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” the New York Times reports. “The decision was [...]
Three of the five honorees had already spoken out against the president and said they either planned to boycott a White House event or were considering it.
Acknowledging that he has become a "political distraction," President Donald Trump has decided to skip the festivities surrounding the annual Kennedy Center Honors arts awards later this year, the White … Click to Continue »
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump have elected not to attend the annual Kennedy Center Honors in December amid a political backlash among those who will be feted at the event. The first family will not participate “to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said […]
The Trumps have decided not to participate in this year's Kennedy Center Honors, which annually celebrate lifetime achievement in the arts and entertainment. The event, which takes place Dec. 3, will celebrate dancer Carmen de Lavallade, singer Gloria Estefan, rapper LL Cool J, TV writer Norman Lear and singer Lionel Richie. Lear, de Lavallade and […]