Kennedy Center honors Paul McCartney

Because being a former Beatle and a British Knight and a multi-squillionaire wasn’t enough, Sir Paul McCartney will now be given a Kennedy Center honor, to be presented at the White House later this year.  According to the Kennedy Center, the award is for making a significant contribution to United States culture, and for “enriching, inspiring and elevating the cultural vibrancy of our nation and the world.”

This is the second time McCartney has been invited to the White House this year.  Back in June, he won yet another award – the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song – which was also presented to him by the President.  At this rate, he’ll be due for another one sometime in the middle of 2011, so stay tuned.

Ringo Starr Has Writer’s Cramp

Ringo Starr
made a promise during Brush With Greatness, the 1991 episode of “The Simpsons” he appeared in, that he’d answer every bit of mail he received from fans. Apparently this has resulted in Ringo being buried in a boatload of stuff to sign ever since, and he just can’t take it any more. He’s put the public on notice that he isn’t gonna sign ANYTHING ELSE postmarked after October 20th. So, if you have any Ringo shizz lying around unsigned, better get it in the mail taco pronto. Watch Ringo tell you himself in this video on his website. Ringo’s mailman is NOT gonna like this.