David Letterman is among this year’s Kennedy Center Honorees, CBS announced Wednesday. The late-night veteran will be feted alongside actor Dustin Hoffman, bluesman Buddy Guy, ballet dancer Natalia Makarova and rock group Led Zeppelin at the 35th annual Kennedy Center Honors, to be broadcast on CBS Dec. 26.

Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein praised Letterman as “one of the most influential personalities in the history of television, entertaining an entire generation of late-night viewers with his unconventional wit and charm.”

Letterman joins a select list of comedians who have received the honor, including Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson.

Kathy Bates says she is recovering from a double mastectomy.

The Oscar-winning actress, 64, tweeted Wednesday that she was diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. In a separate post, she said she doesn’t miss her breasts as much as “Harry’s Law,” her NBC law drama that was canceled last May.

Bates told People magazine that she won’t have to undergo radiation or chemotherapy.

Bates won a Best Actress Oscar in 1991 for “Misery,” and this year is nominated for two Emmys.

Heidi Klum is denying that she had an affair with her bodyguard while married to pop singer Seal. But now, having split from Seal, she said she is seeing the bodyguard.

On the Katie Couric talk show Wednesday, Klum said she “never looked at another man” while she and Seal were together. But more recently, she and the family’s bodyguard of four years have gotten to know each other “from a completely different side.”

Klum chose not to call their connection a relationship, saying, “it’s just started.”

Seal criticized Klum for having a relationship with the man before their divorce was final.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed.

The band members were arrested for performing a raucous prayer inside Moscow’s main cathedral asking Virgin Mary to save Russia from Vladimir Putin as he headed into the election that handed him a third term as president.

Wire reports