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Anne Hathaway paid a stellar tribute to Kennedy Center honoree Meryl Streep at last night’s (Dec. 27) special awards show. Who knew she would go to such painful lengths to salute her film idol. Hathaway, 29, who starred with Streep in the 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada,” Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt and others in the tribute. She sang a song called “She’s My Pal.” In addition to Streep, among those who were honored for their career achievements were Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins. »
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Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep, et al.: Kennedy Center Honorees Loved Mingling... Neil Diamond's tribute on Tuesday's 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors was enough to bring tears to the eyes of Diamond fans -- especially if they happen to hail from Boston and have a soft spot for the Kennedy family. At least, according to producer George Stevens Jr., that was the heartfelt response among many attendees inside the Washington, D.C., gala when it was recorded earlier this month. Diamond's segment of the festivities include a film clip of the singer-songwriter performing on the pitcher's mound at Fenway Park and performances by Rafael Saadiq, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Ritchie and Smokey Robinson, who sings "Sweet Caroline" along with the entire audience plus 150 Red Sox fans bused down from Boston for the event. "And at the end, Caroline Kennedy comes and sits down next to Lionel Richie," says Stevens of the song's namesake. »
Meryl Streep was lauded at the Kennedy Center Honors which aired on CBS. The funniest line of the night came from Robert De Niro who paid tribute to his “Deer Hunter” co-star by saying “I was amazing in ‘The Deer Hunter.’” Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and saxophonist Sonny Rollins were also among the nominees. Anne Hathaway paid tribute to Streep in song–and with a split. Watch a clip from the show.
- WSJ Staff
The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors aired last night on CBS, and we finally got our answer to why Anne Hathaway ended up in a split honoring her Devil Wears Prada costar Meryl Streep: It was choreography for her performance of “She’s Me Pal,” a tribute to Streep’s rendition of “He’s Me Pal” from Ironweed. Watch Streep’s full tribute below. Hathaway’s song starts around 11:50.
- Mandi Bierly
Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" sounds kinda creepy when you realize it's about a 4-year-old Caroline Kennedy -- but we reveal the truth behind the seductive lyrics.And, Rachel Uchitel's baby registry ... Harvey is flabbergasted over a $1,000 stroller, $300 breast pump and a $500 high chair... but parents call Bs on Harvey ... Read more »
- TMZ Staff
Neil Diamond has said "Sweet Caroline" was inspired by a photo of a 4-year-old Caroline Kennedy -- hence the awkward laughter when Caroline recited the line, "touching me, touching you" back at the singer during the Kennedy Center Honors event last night. Diamond insists there was nothing pervy about the song -- in 2007, he explained, "It was a picture of a little girl dressed to the nines in her riding gear, next to her pony ... It was such an innocent, »
- TMZ Staff
Rollins said of the honor, "I am deeply appreciative of this great honor. In honoring me, the Kennedy Center honors jazz, America's classical music. For that, I am very grateful."
Former President Bill Clinton gave the toast saluting Rollins, in which he said:
"It was unbelievable, and it still is. Decade after decade after decade, this man explores the far reaches of the possibilities of what has lovingly been called the devil's horn. His music can bend your mind, it can break your heart, and it can make you laugh out loud. Still today after all these years, if I wake up in kind of a bad humor, or I'm worried about something, if I put on Sonny Rollins' version of 'Brown Skin Girl, »
The Oscars may be entertainment’s most glamorous night, but no awards show is more entertaining than the Kennedy Center Honors. Taped earlier this month, they finally air tonight at 9 p.m. Et on CBS.This year’s honorees include Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, and singer and Tony winner Barbara Cook. If finding out how Anne Hathaway ends up in a split while honoring her Devil Wears Prada costar Streep (who is also feted by Robert De Niro, Mike Nichols, Kevin Kline, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, and Tracey Ullman) isn’t enough »
- Mandi Bierly
Mel Gibson has mad a lot of bad decisions in his life. There was his notorious drunken tirade against a Malibu cop. There was his recent film "The Beaver" about a guy who talks through a hand puppet. But these all pale in comparison to his decision not to secure a prenup with his now ex-wife Robyn. That decision ended up costing him $425 million.
In a divorce settlement that was finalized on Friday (Dec. 23), the Oscar winner had to fork over half of his $850 million fortune to his wife of 31 years, People magazine is reporting. To make matters worse for Gibson, his ex-wife is also entitled to half of his future residuals for the rest of his life.
The two filed for divorce in 2009. They have seven children together. Since their break-up, Gibson entered into another doomed relationship, that with Oksana Grigorieva. That highly-publicized mess resulted in a $750,000 payout from Gibson. »
On TV this final week of 2011: The Closer closes out its winter run, Rizzoli has a romantic reunion, Chuck spies baby woes and more. Things are still a bit sleepy on the TV front this holiday season, but we’ve dug up a smattering of fresh fare, some year-end round-ups and a few choice repeats to keep on your radar. (The TVLine-Up returns on a daily basis in 2012.)
Monday, December 26
8 pm House (Fox) | Cuddy’s back!… sort of, in a pair of Season 7 repeats featuring Candace Bergen as the DoM’s mom, and Thirteen trying to help out a sick prison pal. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Seems like the major labels will continue to mine the nostalgia angle with the hope that they can squeeze a few more ducats from aging music fans everywhere. Fine by me, if the music merits the "super-deluxe-never-before-heard-or-seen" treatment. And since I've been sucked into that black hole with the Dead, Stones, Rush, Hendrix, Jesus & Mary Chain, et al., I've missed some amazing music and culture this past year. No excuses now as I cram a full year's worth of culture down my gullet before Christmas. You can check out more of my favorite culture from 2011 in these Spring, Summer, and Fall articles.
Mia Doi Todd: Cosmic Ocean Ship (City Zen) - I was struck by her otherworldly vocals after copping her major label debut in 2002. Her ninth effort picks up where her critically acclaimed 2008 self-released effort Gea left off. And it's quite apparent that her time on the road opening »
- Dusty Wright
Vanessa Bryant almost filed for divorce from Kobe four years ago because of his cheating, reports RadarOnline.
A source close to the couple revealed, "Vanessa almost threw in the towel four years ago. Kobe has always had a slew of girlfriends, and the cheating was almost blatant."
The insider added, "Vanessa had consulted with a divorce attorney, not Laura Wasser, who she has hired to represent her now. Kobe promised Vanessa he would stop cheating, »
Kobe, reportedly worth anywhere from $150-300 million, will most likely give up half of his fortune to Vanessa, since the couple married 10 years ago without a prenup. Kobe and Vanessa are seeking joint custody of their daughters, Natalia, 8, and Gianna, 5.
At this point, it is »
Sam Wollaston watches the Coronation team find a novel use for Neil Diamond
Friday nights are so rubbish on television at the moment, it's often hard to find something to review. I wanted to get More4's 50 Years of Bad Sex with Jacques Peretti because it sounded like such an ordeal (you'd think Jacques would have got better, in the sacques, after a half century of practice). But sadly it wasn't available.
So I'm stuck with Coronation Street (ITV), where Becky's doing her best to get ex-hubby Steve back in the sack. Desire at Street Cars. It's mutual, too, but weirdly Steve's feeling some kind of loyalty to Tracy and his unborn twins. A bit of festive faithfulness – awww, that's sweet. Not so for Peter, who's finding it hard to keep his hands off Carla, but equally hard to leave Leanne. Cheating looks like such hard work.
Meanwhile, Rita and »
- Sam Wollaston
Updates on the Django Unchained front have been non-existent for an entire month, but Tarantino fans can rejoice — some great new stuff has come in. First up, AdelaideNow (via ThePlaylist) report that Australian entertainer and “International Jazz Diva” Catherine Lambert has been “handpicked” by Qt for his Western.
Those of you who saw Lost in Translation (i.e., almost everyone) surely remember her appearance as the lounge singer who succumbs to the considerable charms of Bill Murray. Turns out the film, made by former Tarantino lover, Sofia Coppola, helped her get the part; as she told the outlet, “I met and sang karaoke with Quentin Tarantino when I went to La in 2004 for the DVD launch of Lost In Translation” (photo evidence). Whatever gets you the job.
Lambert also told them that she’s “not sure about the corsets,” but is “really looking forward to this experience,” and has been »
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Oscar can be a softie. The Academy Awards has a long track record of rewarding deserving actors and directors after years of neglect. (See: Scorsese, Martin; Newman, Paul.) As it normally goes, a storyline often emerges during Oscar season that a nominee is due, that it’s his or her time, that the Academy can redeem itself with a single stroke. This year, I believe that sentimental favorite should be Meryl Streep.
Yes, I’m well aware that Streep has already won two Oscars (for Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie’s Choice), more than enough hardware to satisfy most folks. »
- Jeff Labrecque
What would Miranda Priestly have to say about this? Vogue has now officially had the oldest actress in their magazine’s history to ever grace their cover, and it’s none other than Meryl Streep. (Even the 62-year-old herself joked in her interview that she is “oldest person” to have the honor.)
While that bit of information might sound staggering in and of itself, what’s even more shocking is that it’s Streep’s first time to ever grace the cover of the mag. (That’s right, that means Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, and Jessica Biel had all accomplished something before Meryl Streep. »
- Aly Semigran
Anne Hathaway from “The Dark Knight Rises” arrived in Casadei satin peep toe satin heels to the red carpet of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner. She matched the strappy pumps with a strapless black-column Giambattista Valli Resort 2012 dress to the event, which was held on December 3, 2011. The ‘Dark Knight Rises’ is just one of numerous A-list actresses who favor Casadei shoes for their luxury, sophistication and glamor. The 34th annual national celebration of the arts honored Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins and singer Barbara Cook. The Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein said the five artist’s collective work »
Tune in alert for The Tonight Show comedy segment, comedians Mikey Day and Trevor Moore (Wkuk) play a little game of .Truth or Dare.. Lea Michele tells Jay why she changed her name, her New Year.s superstitions and talks about her new movie, .New Year.s Eve.. Later, Adam Carolla addresses his recent comments about the occupy movements and why he thinks all workouts should be banned on Thanksgiving. Legendary singer Neil Diamond performs. Jay Leno.S Monologue Highlights Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison. This Is The Most Disgraceful Thing To Happen To An Illinois Governor Since Their Last Governor. Alec Baldwin Was Supposed To Be »
- April MacIntyre
"Anybody who saw The French Lieutenant's Woman had a crush on her," Sky News quoted Obama as saying.
Obama also paid tribute to the cellist Ma - who has been playing since the age of four - with a topical quip, suggesting he could learn a thing or two from the world-renowned cellist.
"Maybe the most amazing thing about Yo-Yo Ma is that everybody likes him,". »
- Shiva Prakash
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