President Barack Obama was on hand to honor five extraordinary artists who have greatly influenced American culture through the arts.
Obama told the audience: "The diverse group of extraordinary individuals we honor today haven't just proven themselves to be the best of the best. Despite all their success, all their fame, they've remained true to themselves - and inspired the rest of us to do the same."
Singer/songwriter Joel, who has six Grammy award...
The Toy Story star, 87, was recently forced to axe a series of stand-up shows after suffering from flesh-eating disease necrotising fasciitis, but doctors were able to successfully treat the issue by removing the infected tissue and performing a skin graft.
Rickles is now preparing to return to the stage in the New Year with gigs scheduled in California, Las Vegas and Michigan, among others.
His representative tells the New York Post's Page Six gossip column, "He has been rehabbing t...