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Adam Sandler to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
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Adam Sandler to receive Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Adam Sandler will receive the 24th Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the Kennedy Center said in a statement on Tuesday. The prize recognizes "individuals who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the distinguished 19th-century novelist and essayist" Mark Twain, for whom the award is named, the Kennedy Center said."Adam Sandler has entertained audiences for over three decades with his films, music, and his tenure as a fan favorite cast member on SNL," said Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter."Adam has created characters that have made us laugh, cry, and cry from laughing," Rutter added. Adam Sandler sitting at a desk in a class for children in a scene from the film "Billy Madison," 1995. ...
Knight, Clooney, Grant feted at Kennedy Center Honors | Entertainment
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Knight, Clooney, Grant feted at Kennedy Center Honors | Entertainment

WASHINGTON — A heartfelt Patti LaBelle praised her lifelong friend Gladys Knight. Matt Damon playfully teased his friend George Clooney — a lot — while Sheryl Crow gave thanks and a heartfelt rendition of “Baby Baby” to her fellow singer Amy Grant during Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors.Knight, Clooney and Grant were all honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; groundbreaking composer and conductor Tania León and the rock group U2 were also part of this year’s class. Every year the Kennedy Center honors a select group of people for their artistic influences on American culture. President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and their ...