the Beach Boys'
, and wild and crazy
went to the White House yesterday to be recognized by
They later attended a celebration at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that will be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS.
The center's board of trustees cited Wilson, 65, for his "era-defining transformation of the sound of music"; Scorsese, 65, as a "visionary"; Martin, 62, as a "renaissance comic whose talents wipe out the boundaries"; Ross, 63, for spreading "romance and joy throughout the world"; and Fleisher, 79, as a "moving testament to the life-affirming power of art."
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
will perform at halftime during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, it was announced this weekend. The XLII game will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Nearly 140 million viewers in the United States watched last year's show with
Montel: I apologize
is offering an on-air apology to a newspaper intern he believed had followed him after an earlier interview.
Williams, who was in Savannah, Ga., on Friday to promote free prescriptions for poor people, issued a statement of apology to a Savannah Morning News high school intern,
, who had asked him questions related to rising drug costs.
On Saturday, Scott received a letter from Williams sent from the e-mail address of the producer of his show. "I'll accept, if he's really going to do it," Scott said. "I don't really think it's his statement."
Williams, a patient advocate since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, had terminated an interview with Scott on Friday and later saw her among reporters at a hotel, unaware they had another assignment.
A witness said that Williams walked up and told Scott that "I can look you up, find where you live and blow you up." Scott filed a police report.
It's only rock-and-roll
Steven Van Zandt
says that in developing a curriculum to teach a new generation the history of rock-and-roll, he made it fun.
Van Zandt, guitarist for
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
and former cast member of
is the founder of the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation.
Weekend box office
The fairy-tale romance
maintained its Disney magic at the box office, pulling in $17 million this weekend, according to studio estimates yesterday. Also in the top five were
at $8.4 million;
at $7.9 million;
at $6 million; and
at $5.8 million.