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Actress Meryl Streep, pop singer Neil Diamond, Broadway singer Barbara Cook, famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins received the nation's top award Sunday night for those who have influenced American culture through the arts.
Meryl Streep received her next film assignment over the weekend from a friend _ to play the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in a future film _ as Streep and four others were saluted with the Kennedy Center Honors.
Meryl Streep may have gotten her next film assignment, Neil Diamond thanked the namesake of his famous tune "Sweet Caroline," and a tux-clad Elmo honored his friend, Yo-Yo Ma. They were among several luminaries from Broadway, jazz and classical music to receive the Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night for their influence on American culture through the arts.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was the big winner in an informal and unscientific GOP presidential-preference poll at radio and TV talk-show host Sean Hannity's Holiday Concert Salute to the Troops fundraiser on Capitol Hill on Saturday night.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined in celebrating the nation's top artists receiving the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday while home for less than 36 hours between diplomatic travels.
A wise man — possibly the Apostle Paul, probably Osgood Fielding III from "Some Like It Hot" — once noted, "Nobody's perfect." In the cases of Neil Diamond, Meryl Streep and the rest of this year's Kennedy Center honorees, that maxim is worth remembering. Otherwise, their formidably accomplished, mostly spotless resumes would be unbearable. With that in mind, we present our first-ever Kennedy Center Dis-Honors, kidding only because we love.