Kennedy Center Honors for 5

Kennedy Center Honors for 5

There are 3 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 2, 2007, titled Kennedy Center Honors for 5. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

From "Good Vibrations" to "Goodfellas," Brian Wilson and Martin Scorsese scored.

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Chicago Boy

AOL

#1 Dec 2, 2007
Steve Martin!?!?!?!?!? Have we given a KC honor to the paperboy yet?!?!?!? What a waste!!!
Dr J

Evanston, IL

#2 Dec 2, 2007
No. Martin is fine. He has done fantastic work in film and literature. But Diana Ross? A skank and a ho who slept her way to stardom? Homey don't think so.

Since: Apr 07

Chicago, IL

#4 Dec 2, 2007
The Kennedy Center honors has turned into the Post Office equivalent of "commemorative" stamps--popularity over substance or contribution. Former B-listers and A-listers who dropped out of contemporary culture long ago are suddenly chosen for the past achievements or celebrity.

It's like the committee that chose the Honors said, "OK, we have two famous and deserving, one not famous but kind of is deserving because of that thing they did 30 years ago, and let's honor one more who is really not deserving but will get ratings for our telecast as long as that person shows up sober..."

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