Kennedy Center Honors: Newt, Too!

Well, it was quite a night last night in Washington as the annual Kennedy Center honors were awarded to Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, and Yo-Yo Ma. (Newt attended.) Hillary Clinton made an appearance the night before at a toast to the honorees held at the State Department. Writer/director Nora Ephron, in a tribute to Streep, warned Clinton that the person who would someday play her on screen is the same woman who played Julia Child in “Julie and Julia” and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming “The Iron Lady.” Streep stood up for a better look at the nation’s top diplomat. “It’s inevitable,” Ephron told Clinton, drawing big laughs. “You met her tonight, and I’m sure you thought she was charming, but she was just soaking you up.” Didn’t Meryl already channel Hillary in “The Manchurian Candidate”?

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