One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain's Glastonbury music festival wasn't a singer or rocker — it was the Dalai Lama. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader joined singer Patti Smith on stage Sunday, where she led the crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" to mark his 80th birthday next week. She then presented him with a birthday cake.
The spiritual leader, who appeared at the festival for the first time, praised Smith's white hair, voice and "physical action," saying she was "very beautiful, very forceful."
He earlier spoke on a small platform about the need for a moral education at schools and universities. The Nobel Peace Prize winner also praised Glastonbury a "festival of people, not politicians and governments."
He earlier dismissed as a "usual response" criticism from the Chinese foreign affairs ministry, which said it was firmly opposed to any organization that gave a platform to his "anti-China separatist activities."
"Whenever I meet people or an organization, the Chinese officials always protest," he said. "They consider me as a demon so they have to oppose the demon's activities, although I'm not seeking independence or separation."
Fallon recuperates after surgery
"Tonight" show host Jimmy Fallon is on the shelf following a hand injury that required minor surgery Friday and forced NBC to cancel a taping of late-night TV's most popular program. Fallon tweeted that he tripped and when he caught his fall his ring caught on the side of a table and "almost ripped my finger off." "I'm doing well and thanks for good wishes everyone," he tweeted. He has some built-in recovery time since the show will be on hiatus for the next two weeks.
another peace prize winner: Malala Yousafzai, the world's youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, told hundreds of people in San Jose, Calif., that "education is every child's right" and urged support for widespread efforts to guarantee secondary schooling for children around the world. Malala, the 17-year-old Pakistani human rights activist, issued the call at San Jose State University, where she was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation by an audience packed with girls and women, many carrying her bestselling memoir, "I Am Malala." Her remarks came just hours after she was a surprise guest at a celebration Friday in San Francisco to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, an event that drew California Gov. Jerry Brown, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.