Cher, Reba and Others For 2018 Kennedy Center Honors

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The Kennedy Center Announces 2018 Honorees
CHER, PHILIP GLASS, 
REBA MCENTIRE, AND WAYNE SHORTER
TO RECEIVE 41ST ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS

 This is fabulous news, especially for Cher.  (via Michael Musto Facebook)

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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THRILLED for Cher! Took long enough!

And wow, pretty huge that Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler, AND Alex Lacamoire will be honored.

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Hamilton's wonderful, but did they really need to... create an award for it?

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Will Lin and his HAMILTON collaborators be the youngest recipients of the KC Honors? They seem a little too young for a Lifetime Achievement (even though the Hamilton $$$ probably provides them with a salary for a lifetime). 

And wow, TWO women who could have replaced Bette in Hello, Dolly! are being honored! Cher, Reba and Others For 2018 Kennedy Center Honors 

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Kad said: "Hamilton's wonderful, but did they really need to... create an award for it?"



Agree 100%. Not a fan of this decision considering the long legacy of the KC Honors. Hamilton obviously does not lack for recognition, and even if KC feels the need, it could have been done in many other ways.

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And shockingly: Liza still does not have one.

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Marie Osmond ignored again. Here's to 2019.
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Isn't this...the regular annual KC honors? Like for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts? Like that usually is for people with long, impressive careers that are kind of towards the end - not the beginning - of their lifespan? WTF are they doing with the Hamilton stuff? So f-ing weird. 

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The Hamilton creators are being given a special honor outside of the lifetime contribution honors.

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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JBC3 said: "Kad said: "Hamilton's wonderful, but did they really need to... create an award for it?"

Agree 100%. Not a fan of this decision considering the long legacy of the KC Honors. Hamilton obviously does not lack for recognition, and even if KC feels the need, it could have been done in many other ways.
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This sounds like a Les Moonves request for more younger eyeballs for the telecast.

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"The Hamilton creators are being given a special honor outside of the lifetime contribution honors."

 

Oh ok that's better...it's still super weird though! 

 

"This sounds like a Les Moonves request for more younger eyeballs for the telecast."

oh 100%

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Itís about ratings, and their ratings havenít been good. But itís too late to honor Hamilton. Itís still popular, but not nearly like it was. Fatigue has set in. Iím happy for it, and the rest of the honorees (Cher!!!), but weíll see if America tunes in.
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Very nice choices for the most part...Yay for Cher, but yeah, where's Liza? Betty White?

and as a voice of anarchy ??? Will Cher or LMM, et al accept from Rump?? 

I Can Has Cheezburger With This?
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Im am sorry but the fact they choose both Cher and Reba should be enough to get eyeballs and there was no need for Hamilton.
Cher is the all time queen of Pop, and they should easily be able to get the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce... to perform an honor her

Reba is third in line of Country royalty aftee Loretta Lynne and Dolly Parton so I canít imagine them having any problem securing Top country artists to honor her.

If they were honoring pure acting talents, composers, high arts talents (dance, jazz, classical, Theater), or producer/cultural icons like Oprah or Norman Lear, I could understand the need to try and find eyeballs with Hamilton, but Cher and Reba clearly negate that need.
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Steve C. said: "Very nice choices for the most part...Yay for Cher, but yeah, where's Liza? Betty White?

and as a voice of anarchy ??? Will Cher or LMM, et al accept from Rump??
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I'm sure he will skip this year as he did last year.

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This news is some nice press for the upcoming Cher show on Broadway.

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Cher, Reba and Others For 2018 Kennedy Center Honors

 

"Noel [Coward] and I were in Paris once. Adjoining rooms, of course. One night, I felt mischievous, so I knocked on Noel's door, and he asked, 'Who is it?' I lowered my voice and said 'Hotel detective. Have you got a gentleman in your room?' He answered, 'Just a minute, I'll ask him.'" (Beatrice Lillie)
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Evans2 said: "This news is some nice press for the upcoming Cher show on Broadway."

Very true. I wouldn't be surprised if Stephanie J. Block and some of the cast was asked to perform.

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bwaylyric said: "JBC3 said: "Kad said: "Hamilton's wonderful, but did they really need to... create an award for it?"

This sounds like a Les Moonves request for more younger eyeballs for the telecast.
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It sounds more like Jeffrey Seller pulling some strings, since he produces both HAMILTON and THE CHER SHOW.

Updated On: 7/25/18 at 01:03 PM
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I thought for sure this would be Scott Baio and Gary Busey's year!  Cher, Reba and Others For 2018 Kennedy Center Honors

Updated On: 7/25/18 at 01:06 PM
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Lin Manuel Miranda’s ass must be tired from everyone constantly kissing it. 

Updated On: 7/25/18 at 01:15 PM
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BobbyBubby said: "Lin Manuel Miranda’s ass must be tired from everyone constantly kissing it."

His ass deserves to be constantly kissed. 

It's handled.
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BobbyBubby said: "Lin Manuel Miranda’s ass must be tired from everyone constantly kissing it."

I was thinking the same thing. It just continues to feed the man’s massive ego. 

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He is quite humble IMO.

Anyway, it seems like getting a KCH is only a matter of getting a Broadway bio-musical made about you? Carole King, Gloria Estefan, and now Cher. Wonder where Donna Summer got lost in the shuffle. Again, these ladies totally deserve the honor but the timing is very coincidental. I also want to see it being awarded to Liza, and possibly Bette Midler.

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Carol Channing seems like quite the omission by this point, too.

I would hope that Midler along with Bernadette Peters will be honored in the next few years.

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
Updated On: 7/25/18 at 01:37 PM