NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 4:00 AM
Ringo Starr was appreciative to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while adding “It was about time.”
Ringo Starr says his April induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is fine and all, but long overdue.
When we congratulated the Beatles drummer on his personal accolade, which came 15 years after the Beatles were inducted as band, the 75-year-old living legend said, “It was about time and thank you.”
Starr will be performing at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn with his All-Starr Band on Halloween night, but he couldn’t disguise his puzzlement over the Hall’s long delay.
“I was in there, as we all were, as the Beatles, but I was the last one to get in as a solo artist,” Ringo said. “Apart from that, I thought it was great. I thought it was a great honor — thank you, Lord! — for something I do really well, which is drum.”
Starr, who’s been on tour since February, released his 18th solo album, “Postcards From Paradise,” in March, and published “Photograph,” a collection of his personal pictures, in September.
And still, he shows no sign of slowing down.
“I’ve always had that energy that if I’m going to do something, then I do it,” he says. “I don’t think, ‘Oh, God, I don’t want do it.’ If I’ve said yes — and I have that privilege of saying yes or no to things — but if I say yes, then I do it.”
AIR JORDAN SCORES A MEAL
Legendary hoopster Michael Jordan, who famously dropped 55 points on the Knicks 20 years ago, dropped by Lavo restaurant in Midtown for a bite on Sunday.
But rather than having Scottie Pippen as his wingman, Air Jordan was joined by Charlotte Bobcats President Fred Whitfield.
The two teamed up on an 18-inch pizza and emerged victorious.
BY GEORGE, THEY’VE GOT IT
Cool couple George and Amal Clooney have everything under control at the premiere of “Our Brand Is Crisis.”
Clooney is a producer on the film, which features his “Gravity” co-star Sandra Bullock as a hard-hitting political consultant.
He and Amal looked like honeymooners at the West Coast screening, where they even sneaked a kiss on the red carpet.
Is life pretty damn sweet for these two or what?
TARANTINO SHOWS OFF
Quentin Tarantino’s weekend wasn’t completely controversial.
The “Reservoir Dogs” director was spotted at the Helen Hayes Theatre taking in a performance of the musical “Dames at Sea” on Friday night.
Tarantino was in a less jovial mood Saturday when he took part in an ill-timed protest against police brutality that happened to take place days after one of NYPD’s Finest was murdered in Harlem.
The NYPD has since called for a protest of Tarantino’s upcoming film “The Hateful Eight.”
Selena Gomez (l.) and Kate Hudson hug it out at the InStyle Awards at the Getty Center on Monday in Los Angeles.
NICK’S CHICKS PLAY IT COOL
No claws here. Despite both having been romantically linked to Nick Jonas recently, Selena Gomez and Kate Hudson warmly embrace at the InStyle Awards at the Getty Center in L.A. on Monday.
The “Bride Wars” actress has been spotted on a string of dates with the “Chains” singer in the past month, while Gomez — who dated him in 2008 — has reportedly rekindled her romance with him, having been spotted on a date in July and getting close at a VMA after-party in September.
JAGGER, DANCER GOING STRONG
Mick Jagger rolled into the Upper East Side’s Arlington Club with his girlfriend Melanie Hamricka for a “quiet dinner” over the weekend.
The 72-year-old Rolling Stones frontman and his 28-year-old ballerina babe were first linked shortly after the March 2014 suicide of Jagger’s ex-girlfriend L’Wren Scott and have remained in sync.
The Rolling Stones announced on Tuesday that they will release the DVD “Live in Leeds,” a recording of the finale of their 1982 “Tattoo You” tour, on Nov. 20.
COHEN CALLS THE SHOTS
Bravo star Andy Cohen chats on his cell phone while seated on an Adirondack chair in the West Village on Tuesday.
The gregarious gab show host just announced his latest three-part project, “Then and Now With Andy Cohen,” which takes a look at popular culture during the years 1989, 1994 and 2000.
The series debuts on Bravo Dec. 13.
KRISTEN: FULL THROTTLE
Shopping bags didn’t stop Kristen Stewart from speeding around Paris on a moped while filming “Personal Shopper” Tuesday.
Who knew Kristen Stewart did her own stunts?
The “Twilight” star speeds through the streets of Paris while weighed down by luxury shopping bags during filming for “Personal Shopper” on Tuesday.
It’s the second movie the actress has made with artsy director Olivier Assayas after appearing in 2014’s “Clouds of Sils Maria” along with Juliette Binoche and Chloe Grace Moretz.
BUSH WINS IN 2015
Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, [email protected] is told.
Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
The 41st President will receive the Dana Reeve HOPE Award for his support of the spinal research charity at its annual “A Magical Evening” gala on Nov. 19.
Also being honored are Smith & Company’s Judy Smith and Stand Among Friends’ Shawn Friedkin.
The event — which marks the foundation’s 25th anniversary — will be hosted by Meredith Vieira.
SEEN & HEARD
Philanthropist Jean Shafiroff hosting a Mets-themed dog parade at the Chelter Chic adoption center in Tribeca … “Beautiful” star Jarrod Spector performing for the Chosen Few, Harriette Rose Katz’s event collective, at 54 Below … Stephanie and Jesse Newhouse at the FIAF private recital at the French consulate … ICM literary agent Alexandra Machinist sold the North American rights to best-selling author Jo Piazza’s “How to Be a Wife” to Crown Harmony’s VP Heather Jackson at auction …
THAT’S WHAT THEY SAID
“I sent a text offering any help I can give.” — Former Laker Rick Fox on supporting Khloé Kardashian while Lamar Odom recovers.
“I was a prank caller and I did have the cops come to my house once for doing that.” — Kristen Wiig on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”