President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have decided to dodge a potentially awkward confrontation with celebrities, in an announcement Saturday that they have opted not to attend the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Honoree Steve Martin arrives at the 30th annual Kennedy Center Honors, Dec. 2, 2007, in Washington, D.C. Martin received the honor for his contributions to American culture alongside Martin Scorsese, Diana Ross and Brian Wilson.
FILE - This combination photo shows, from left, musicians LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan, Lionel Richie, TV producer Norman Lear and dancer Carmen de Lavallade who were named as recipients of the 2017 Kennedy Center Honors. The honorees will be celebrated
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson walk the red carpet during the 27th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Dec. 7, 2014, in Washington, DC.
FILE - In this combination photo, singer Dionne Warwick arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles, left, and Aretha Franklin attends the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C. Franklin is accusing Warwick of making up a story that she
Carol Burnett attends the 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
Shirley MacLaine poses on the red carpet during the The 36th Kennedy Center Honors gala at the Kennedy Center, Dec. 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.
Warren Beatty and wife Annette Bening attend the Kennedy Center honors in Washington D.C., Dec. 5, 2004.
Kennedy Center Honorees, Judith Jamison and Sean Connery, applaud with First Lady Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton after the singing of the National Anthem at the Kennedy Center, December 5, 1999, in Washington.