'Kennedy Center Honors Celebrate George Clooney, Gladys Knight, U2,

Celebrate George Clooney, Gladys Knight, U2,

A lively

and music-filled edition of the Kennedy Center Honors was In Washington D

U2’s set

was “interrupted” midstream by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, who stepped out in full Borat

(Trump famously

shunned the Honors event throughout his term

Pity the

folks at CBS who will have to trim precious elements of the polished three-hour event

Others seated

in the VIP tier included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and husband Paul, who was making

The pair

received a lengthy standing ovation from the audience filled with D

Their deeds

were emphasized during the affair by A-listers that included Julia Roberts for Clooney and Sean

The 45-year-old

event was produced for the first time by Dun+Dusted, in association with ROK Prods

, following expiration

of the center’s contract with White Cherry Entertainment

(The Honors

event was conceived by, and produced for years, by George Stevens Jr

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