Oprah Winfrey And Paul McCartney Attend Kennedy Center Honors In D.C
Posted on Mon Dec 6, 2010 11:06 AM PDT

KCH200.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. (X17online) - President Obama paid tribute to cultural icons Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Merle Haggarn, Jerry Herman and Bill T. Jones Sunday night at the 33rd annual Kennedy Center Honors in Washington D.C.

The President held a White House reception to celebrate the honorees receiving the nation’s top prize for their contribution to U.S. culture through the arts.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted a dinner Saturday for the honorees with celebrity guests including Julia Roberts, Claire Danes, Steven Tyler, Gwen Stefani, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury and Sidney Poitier.

Paul McCartney said of the honor: “You know, great things just come in bundles. I am a big fan of this president, and I think he’s a great man whose got some difficulties. I’m very honored to be with him and his family, and I’m also a big fan of Hillary’s, too.”

The Kennedy Center Honors gala will air Dec. 28 on CBS, with performances by Jennifer Hudson, Steven Tyler, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, and Gwen Stefani.