The Kennedy Center Honors aired Sunday night, and while we’re still waiting for someone to put Snoop Dogg’s portion of the tribute to honoree Herbie Hancock on YouTube — he had the black-tie crowd standing and chanting! — some highlights have surfaced. Watch a few below from the tributes to Shirley MacLaine, Billy Joel, and Carlos Santana. READ FULL STORY
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Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Shirley MacLaine, and Martina Arroyo receive Kennedy Center Honors
The “Piano Man” who became one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as “Just the Way You Are,” “Uptown Girl” and “Allentown” is being awarded the nation’s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
Billy Joel joins Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All of them have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children – and have never stopped. READ FULL STORY
Downton Abbey faithful knew Lord Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, married the American Cora Levinson for her family’s money — and now we know just how much he got out of the deal. According to Forbes’ Fictional 15 — an annual list of the richest fictional characters — the Earl is worth an estimated $1.1 billion in today’s dollars. No wonder Lady Mary was so upset that she couldn’t inherit.
Robert is a newcomer to Forbes’ club, but he might not be there for long. In season three, the Crawley family encounters a bit of financial hardship and must appeal to Cora’s mother — played by Shirley MacLaine — for help.
Also joining the Earl is Game of Thrones villain Lord Tywin Lannister, who commands a fortune of $2.1 billion, and Lisbeth Salander, whose hacking skills earned her $2.4 billion.
Oh, Ouiser! Recall the movie Steel Magnolias, in which Shirley MacLaine’s shrew of a neighbor waged war against Tom Skerritt’s Drum Eatenton because his party’s firecracker prep was terrifying her anxious dog? Well, let’s just say MacLaine could relate to her character extremely well.
At the premiere of her new film, Bernie, in which she plays a doomed wealthy widow, the Oscar winner was asked about the recent passing of Dick Clark. “Well, now I can walk past his house in Malibu and his dogs won’t attack mine,” she said, as co-star Jack Black winced. “That’s one good thing.” Watch below:
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