Oh, for eff’s sake. I’ve been sitting on this crap all day long and only now bring myself to write these words: Paul McCartney is fronting Nirvana i.e. standing in for Kurt Cobain at tonight’s 12-12-12 Concert. I’ll wait a second for you to catch your breath if you hadn’t heard yet. I’ll wait even longer if you live in the Northwest, specifically in Seattle forpitysake.
Oh. It gets better. “The Cute Dumb One” had this nugget of gold in response to getting the gig:
“I didn’t really know who they were,” the 70-year-old Beatles legend told The Sun. “They are saying how good it is to be back together. I said, ‘Whoa? You guys haven’t played together for all that time? And somebody whispered to me, ‘That’s Nirvana. You’re Kurt.’ I couldn’t believe it.”
Wait. What? “You’re Kurt”?? As. Bloody. IF.
I’m more than willing to pit The Beatles vs. Nirvana, if only for tonight. This is the ONE night David Bowie could have taken a car down the street and played “The Man Who Sold The World“. No one would have been offended. In fact–we would’ve been thrilled.
I love Martin Short. Always have. I’m excited about seeing him host ‘Saturday Night Live‘ on December 15th, with musical guest Paul McCartney. Okay, y’all know I’m not excited about the oldthe ‘Cute One’ but beggars can’t be choosers.
Short previously appeared as a regular on SNL during the show’s tenth season, which aired between 1984 and 1985. Wow. That long ago??
All I know is I’m gonna introduce my four year-old grandson, Felix to Ed Grimleythis year. It’s high time he learned how to dance like Ed, if you ask me. Maybe Santa will bring him a triangle!
Believe me, Felix will be as bored and annoyed with Paul McCartney as I’ll be, so yeah. No.
Oprah, and her boobs, were honored along Sir Paul McCartney and Merle Haggard at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors. Bill T. Jones and Broadway composer Jerry Herman were also honored at the Washington, D.C. gala. Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, No Doubt and Kid Rock, who must be contractually obligated to be invited to every awards show ever, performed.
President Obama and first lady Michelle sat next to the honorees. 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin kicked off the tribute to Paul McCartney, which included No Doubt performing The Beatles “Hello Goodbye.” Dave Grohl and Norah Jones dueted on “Baby I’m Amazed.”
Julia Roberts, John Travolta and Barbra Walters paid tribute to Oprah, who was showing off more than her just her medal.