The L.A. Times reports:
"WASHINGTON – Barbra Streisand got an awkward kiss on the cheek from the president, and yes, she gave him a smooch back.
Streisand, a vocal critic of President George W. Bush, was a guest Sunday at the White House just before one of Washington's few A-list events: the Kennedy Center Honors.
"Art transcends politics this weekend," the longtime Democrat said beforehand. Still, she said it would have been "lovely" if she could have received the award while President-elect Barack Obama was in office.
In other words, "I deserve this award so effing much that I should've been the one to determine which year, and from whom I receive it, Bitches!" Oh, Barbra. I think it's odd that StupidCelineDion didn't sing for this dog and pony show. We all know Barbra has a girl-crush on the "Greatest Singer...in the WOOOORLD". I'm sure Beyonce` did a nice job on "Don't Rain on My Parade".
Oh, and why the hell was Neyo even there? I can hear the CBS suits saying, "hey, let's get the kids to watch our Nursing Home of a Show and ask NEYO!" I'm sure no one attending even knows who he IS. Dumbasses.
The singer and actress [Streisand] was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors, along with actor Morgan Freeman, country singer George Jones, dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp and musicians Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who."Chris Cornell and daughter, Toni
Chris Cornell (in John Varvatos--one of my favorite menswear designers! He looks fantastic!) is accompanied by his cute daughter Toni, 4, and wife Vicky, at the Kennedy Center Honors at the Hall of States inside the JFK Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday in Washington, D.C. At the ceremony, the 44-year-old former Soundgarden frontman paid tribute to English rock band, The Who, by performing their hit song “Won’t Get Fooled Again”. This is would be perhaps, the only reason I would tune in.
This awards ceremony could go either way: Wicked awesome performances OR unintentionally hilarious. Are you gonna watch on December 30th? Probably not.