Fact: Country legend George Jones, Morgan Freeman, Barbra Streisand, choreographer Twyla Tharp and The Who's Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey will receive the Kennedy Center Honors for 2008. The stars will be honoured in Washington, D.C. in December (08).
Quote: "I'd like to be able to sing like James Brown or George Jones or Maria Callas but I can't. So you just do your own version of them, which sounds a lot like you after a while." Gravel-voiced singer Tom Waits wishes he had a sweeter tone.
Fact: <p>George Jones cooked breakfast for journalists attended the opening of a new museum at his Franklin, Tennessee, home last week (01SEP05). He served up omlettes and bacon and sausage from his own brand of breakfast foods. </p>