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Obama Jokes about Celebrities (and Vice-Versa)

President Barack Obama congratulates 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, singer Al Green, from left,  actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks,and  ballerina Patricia McBride, during a reception in their honor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Barack Obama congratulates 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Honorees, singer Al Green, from left, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks,and ballerina Patricia McBride, during a reception in their honor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

David Jackson, USA TODAY

 

WASHINGTON (USA Today)—As usual, the Kennedy Center Honors weekend provided good opportunities for presidential humor — both by and about President Obama.

At the White House reception on Sunday, Obama trotted out a few good lines about the honorees, including Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks.

In his film career, “Tom has flown a rocket to outer space, he’s fallen in love with a mermaid, he’s faced down Somali pirates, (and) mooned the President of the United States,” Obama said, adding: “I’m glad he got that last one out of his system before this evening.”
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