George and Laura Bush were gracious hosts one more time in their home stretch at the White House last night for the annual Kennedy Center Honors gala. Barbra Streisand, who played nice and even hugged G. W. Bush at the event despite her personal feelings towards the outbound president, Morgan Freeman and Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey of The Who were among the honorees. They were joined by political heavyweights Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, the Bush family and more. Beyonce lit up the red carpet in her gown before taking the stage to sing "The Way We Were" while Jack Black managed to make the formal red carpet a little more fun. Congrats to all the honorees — the event airs on CBS December 30.
Images include: Beyonce Knowles, Barbra Streisand, Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close, Jack Black, Joss Stone, Madeline Albright, Morgan Freeman, Nancy Pelosi, Ne-Yo, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones, Taye Diggs, James Brolin, Idina Menzel, Tom Skerrit, Lynda Carter, George Bush, Laura Bush, Dick Cheney, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, George Jones, Twyla Tharp