Kennedy Center 2008 Honoree Morgan Freeman, left, laughs with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)
What, Kennedy Center Honors again? Already? Well, it was the last time for Condi to perform her favorite gig, and it looks like she's wearing about $10 zillion in Harry Winston emeralds and diamonds for the occasion, in addition to a special coneheaded updo and a truly fabulous gown. Looking good! Other honorees included the surviving 1/2 of The Who, George Jones, Barbra Streisand (!) and Twyla Tharp. And Condi made a funny joke based on one of Freeman's worst movies:
The awards were presented Saturday night at a State Department dinner hosted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. She addressed each honoree, beginning with Freeman, who once played the president in the movie "Deep Impact."Does anybody still think Condi voted for McCain?
"I know that when you played the African-American president of the United States, most people thought that would happen when a comet hit," Rice said, drawing laughs and cheers. "But wonder of wonders, fiction has become true."