Oprah Winfrey, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones and Paul McCartney will be celebrated at the John F. Kennedy Center

Among the honorees list are: Oprah Winfrey, Merle Haggard, Jerry Herman, Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney.

According to Chairman David M. Rubenstein, “for more than 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has established one of the most innovative careers in the entertainment world, with distinctive accomplishments in television and film”.

About the other honorees, he added: “The honesty of Merle Haggard’s music and poetic lyrics has helped to shape the world of country music for nearly five decades,” and “Jerry Herman’s musicals rank him in the pantheon of Broadway’s Golden Age and will keep audiences humming along for generations to come”.

About Bill Jones, he said that has had “an invaluable impact on the varied landscapes of dance and theater.”

Besides, “Sir Paul McCartney is one of the most influential and successful songwriters and musicians of all time, whose work has continuously altered both the creation and perception of music all over the world.”

As previously mentioned, the ceremony will take place on December 5 at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

This year, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be the ones who will receive the honorees before the gala.

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Carol Burnett will appear in Glee this fall

The actress, 77, will appear on “Glee” in October or November. According to Ryan Murphy, the show’s creator, Jane Lynch’s character “is meaner than ever … this year she’s on a bender.”

Other good news for the “Glee” fans: there will be some feature music from Beatles alum Paul McCartney and “Britain’s Got Talent” star Susan Boyle.

Paul McCartney always carries a statue of Buddha to stay Zen while touring

In recent years, McCartney had a pretty turbulent private life, was forced to go through a divorce, widely publicized by the model Heather Mills, which proved to be ultimately very costly for the singer.

For this reason, Paul McCartney once felt that he needs something to help him remain calm while traveling.

The former Beatles member admits that he keeps this statue of Buddha in the cab behind the scenes and he takes it to every concert that he has.

Paul McCartney who will be 68 years this weekend, is renowned for its original requests addressed to the organizers of shows. Last weekend, attending at the Isle of Wight festival, McCartney’s legendary production team, consisting of 170 people, occupied the whole area behind the scenes. Paul McCartney has insisted, as usual, that all the food to be vegetarian.

After the concert, Sunday, in front of 55,000 fans, McCartney returned by helicopter from his residence in Rye, in the county of East Sussex (UK), to spend some days with his daughter, Beatrice, aged six years.

The British star has a relationship for several years with the American Nancy Shevell, aged 49, heir to a fortune of 400 million dollars.

McCartney formed along with John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – The Beatles, one of the most famous and successful groups in rock history, having over 1.1 billion albums sold worldwide.

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Michael Jackson’s last wish was to sing with Lady Gaga

Due to this quality, Michael worked with Lionel Ritchie for the song “We Are The World”and other singers like Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, and Stevie Wonder.

Nevertheless, MJ had one last wish on what concerns collaborations and that was to sing with Lady Gaga on his “This Is It“ tour.
It seems that Travis Payne, MJ former choreographer, was the one who asked Jacko if he wants to sing with somebody in particular. Payne remembers that Jackson’s answer was “You got to get into her. She’s good.” The choreographer also suggested MJ to sing next to Janet, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Celine Dion, Sting, Seal, Bono, and Tina Turner and his answer was positive : “Sure, they can all come as long as their schedules [permit]”.