Macca, Oprah Winfrey hailed at Kennedy Center Honors

Monday, December 6, 2010

WASHINGTON - Sir Paul McCartney was applauded at the Kennedy Center Honors, with stars including Steven Tyler, No Doubt and Dave Grohl singing tributes to the Beatles legend.

The singer was honoured at the 33rd annual event, which recognises artists who have enriched American culture.

“His genius as a music maker is undisputed. But Paul also has a genius for life, and I think the two are related… Paul is kind, giving, thoughtful and funny,” Contactmusic quoted Alec Baldwin saying of McCartney during the event.

No Doubt then performed a medley of Beatles hits, while Grohl teamed up with Norah Jones for a duet of ‘Maybe I’m Amazed,’ before Tyler also took the stage, after McCartney personally asked him to perform on his behalf.

Oprah Winfrey was also honoured at the glitzy bash, with Julia Roberts saying, “It is a universal conversation starter: ‘Did you see what was on Oprah today?’ I think she’s pretty damn close to perfect… fabulous, shining, margarita-drinking perfect.”

U.S. President Barack Obama appreciated the talk show host, adding: “The more you know Oprah, the more spectacular you realise her character and her soul are, and the more you appreciate what a wonderful, gifted person she is.” (ANI)

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