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Carly Simon Joins Taylor Swift For A Duet Of Classic Breakup Song 'You're So Vain'

July 29th, 2013 7:28pm EDT
Carly Simon and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was joined on stage during her Foxborough, Massachusetts concert Saturday night by singer/songwriter Carly Simon for a duet of the veteran singer's classic break-up song "You're So Vain."

The song, which has puzzled people over who it was written about for decades -- and, ironically, could describe any of Taylor's own experiences -- was a huge hit for Simon in 1972.

Prior to introducing her special guest, Taylor addressed the subject of the song by telling the crowd, "Before I bring out my special guest, I have this question that I've always, always had. I think a lot of you ...
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Carly Simon Joins Taylor Swift For Duet Of 'You're So Vain'

July 29th, 2013 2:46pm EDT
Taylor Swift
On Saturday night, legendary singer Carly Simon joined Taylor Swift for the ultimate break-up song onstage when the pair teamed up for  You're So Vain.

Swift was performing in Foxborough, Massachusetts when she gave fans a treat and brought out her special guest for a rendition of the 1972 classic.

And the 23 year-old singer admitted she was just as intrigued about the subject of the song as everyone else, stating, "Before I bring out my special guest, I have this question that I've always, always had. I think a lot of you have probably had this question too, always wondered what the an...
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The Brooding, The Bitter & The Ugly: The Top 10 Angry Breakup Songs

August 23rd, 2012 4:05pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift just landed her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, and naturally it's another breakup song from the country-crossover superstar called "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together".

The song also garnered the hightest one-week digital sales total by a female artist for Taylor, with 623,000 downloads; and is the first single from her album "Red" (released Oct. 22, 2012).

The single is an upbeat, catchy tune about an on-again/off-again relationship that the singer has finally had enough of as she angrily declares, "we are never, ever, ever getting back together".

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Levon Helm's Final Recording To Benefit Amnesty International

May 3rd, 2012 3:02pm EDT
Levon Helm
A previously unreleased Levon Helm track is set to hit stores to raise funds for Amnesty International.

The song, called Toast to Freedom, was one of the last tunes the rock icon recorded before his death last month.

It will be available as a digital download from Thursday and all proceeds will benefit the human rights organization.

The Associated Press reports Helm recorded the song at his home studio in Woodstock, New York with friend and producer Larry Campbell. The track features vocals from Ewan McGregor, Kris Kristofferson and Carly Simon.

Campbell reveals Helm had hoped to pe...
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Taylor Swift In Talks To Play Joni Mitchell

April 21st, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is in talks to portray iconic singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell in an upcoming film.

The hitmaker, who has previously appeared in ensemble romantic comedy "Valentine's Day" and voiced a character in Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax," is being courted to star in "Girls Like Us," a big-screen adaptation of Sheila Weller's book of the same name, according to trade paper Variety.

The story follows the careers of Mitchell and her peers Carly Simon and Carole King.

Midnight in Paris actress Alison Pill has reportedly auditioned for the part of King.

John Sayles is set to direct and production...
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Carly Simon To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

April 18th, 2012 5:39pm EDT
Carly Simon
Singer/songwriter Carly Simon is to be honored with one of the industry's highest honors during the 26th annual Pop Music Awards on Wednesday. The You're So Vain hitmaker is to be celebrated for her lifetime of achievements as this year's recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Founders Award.

Chairman Paul Williams says, "Carly Simons has always poured her heart and soul into her songwriting, and in the process she has helped rewrite the rule book on what popular music can achieve and how it can profoundly change people's lives. She is a true musica...
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Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp Team Up For 'You're So Vain'

March 20th, 2012 3:55pm EDT
Marilyn Manson
Johnny Depp has teamed up with his rocker pal Marilyn Manson to record a cover version of Carly Simon's classic You're So Vain - and they even roped in the actor's nine-year-old son to help.

Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp offered his services for the collaboration, playing drums and lead guitar while Manson provided vocals for the tune.

The song will appear as a bonus track on Manson's upcoming album Born Villain, and Depp's son Jack was also reportedly on hand in the studio to help out.

Manson tells MTV News, "(We wanted to do) a cover of a song which we thought was ironic for ea...
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Carly Simon Loses Another Starbucks Battle

December 10th, 2010 12:18pm EST
Carly Simon
Carly Simon has lost the latest round in her long-running legal battle with coffee shop giant Starbucks over her album, Never Been Gone.

The veteran singer sued Starbucks bosses last year after they axed a distribution deal with record company Hear Music just five days before the label was due to release her new disc. Simon argued she should have been informed the agreement was being wound down because it would have a huge impact on the marketing and sales of her album.

In April, Los Angeles District Court Judge George Wu ruled in Starbucks' favor after hearing company bosses had no dir...
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Shhh! Hollywood's Best Kept Secrets

June 3rd, 2010 9:15am EDT
Hollywood’s Best Kept Secrets
Sandra Bullock shocked everyone in April when she revealed in People that she had adopted an infant son in January – before the Oscar win and before her split with soon-to-be-ex-husband Jesse James. How did Bullock manage to keep a secret of that magnitude that long, given that she and James started the adoption process in 2006? Seriously, how does any celebrity keep any secret for any long periods of time? Well, it does happen. Here are seven other best-kept secrets Hollywood has to offer.

Janet Jackson announces divorce and marriage – in the same breath: Jackson was together with long-ti...
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Long Time Hall & Oates Bassist Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk Dies

March 1st, 2010 11:32pm EST
Tom T-Bone Wolk
Revered bassist Tom Wolk died of an apparent heart attack on Saturday night, just days before he was scheduled to join longtime pals Daryl Hall and John Oates on late-night TV.

Wolk, 58, played bass for Hall & Oates for almost 30 years and was due to join the duo for an appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Monday.

He recorded with Bette Midler, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello and Billy Joel and also played bass on Kurtis Blow's rap classic "These Are the Breaks", according to Billboard.com.
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Carly Simon Denies David Geffen Was 'So Vain'

March 1st, 2010 8:16am EST
Carly Simon
Carly Simon has laughed off reports record label boss David Geffen is the man who inspired her hit You're So Vain - branding the assumptions a "funny mistake." Simon finally agreed to end nearly 40 years of speculation, by revealing the subject of her iconic 1972 track with a cryptic clue in an acoustic version of You're So Vain on her latest album, Never Been Gone.

It has long been thought the song is about one of Simon's famous ex-lovers, which have included Hollywood legend Warren Beatty and rocker Mick Jagger. Reporters at U.K. newspaper The Sun were adamant they had solved the myste...
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Carly Simon Names Who's 'So Vain'

February 26th, 2010 9:00am EST
Carly Simon
Carly Simon has ended nearly 40 years of speculation by finally naming the man who inspired her hit You're So Vain - her target was gay record label boss David Geffen.

The song, which catapulted the singer to fame in 1972, was rumored to be about one of her ex-boyfriends, which include Hollywood legend Warren Beatty and rocker Mick Jagger, but she has persistently refused to name the man behind the track.

However, Simon has now revealed who was so vain by giving fans a cryptic clue in an acoustic version of the song, which features on her upcoming album Never Been Gone. She tells Uncut ...
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Carly Simon Holds Music Video Competition

February 15th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Carly Simon Holds Music Video Competition
Carly Simon is appealing to fans and wannabe filmmakers to submit footage to make a music video for her smash hit You're So Vain - 38 years after it was first released. The song, which is rumored to take aim at one of Simon's former lovers, catapulted the singer to fame in 1972 but she never shot a promo to accompany it.

An acoustic version of the track was released last year and Simon wants her devotees to come up with creative ideas for its first official video in a new competition. She says, "People ask me all the time why is there no video of this song. I think it's that people were...
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Macy's 2009 Thanksgiving Day Parade: Meh

November 28th, 2009 8:51am EST
Macy
So, in the spirit of Turkey Day and all that is holy in the holiday season traditions, I got up too early to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade along with an equally weary Liz Lewis. This year was pretty run of the mill.

Like all years past, NBC rolled in with semi truck filled with shameless plugs, an overload of NBC promotions, and puns corny enough to even make younger kids grimace. The route changed, to the chagrin of all those with pricey Broadway real estate who look forward to this fall classic, and the cast of Glee was glaringly absent. With NBC bringing out some real...
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Watch Sheena Easton's 'For Your Eyes Only' From 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond'

November 11th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Quantum of Solace
As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM's new James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, Capitol/EMI announced that an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond' was released on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more.

Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only":

Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films' memorable themes. 'Th...
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GetBack Bond Ratings: Who Is The Best 007 Ever?

November 3rd, 2008 10:48am EST
Quantum of Solace
With the release of Roger Moore's autobiography, My Word Is My Bond, and the upcoming Quantum Of Solace (the 22nd film in the Official James Bond franchise), we couldn't help but ponder: Who is the best 007 EVER? It goes without saying that he has to be an international man of mystery, a bad-ass crime solver, a babe magnet. Slick, suave, and seductive. But we have our own set of criteria for the best Bond. He must also:

1. Be a snazzy dresser.

2. Have a hot Bond girl.

3. Have a bitchin' ride.

4. Have a killer theme song.

5. Have a relaxing off-hours diversion.

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The Most Underrated And Overrated Breakup Songs

June 27th, 2008 10:51am EDT
Eagles
Of all the different types of songs, none is more essential than the Breakup Song. Sure, love songs are nice and dance songs are fun, but when you're feeling blue, a good breakup song is nearly a panacea. Knowing someone else has felt that low and hearing it perfectly articulated can pry the Jack Daniels from your hands for a minute and allow you to once again think that life is worth living.

Artists produce breakup songs with a prolificacy only outdone by love songs. With so many to choose from, and so many situations in which to listen to them, selecting the best breakup song is im...
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'America's Next Top Model' Contestant Sarah VonderHaar To Release Debut Album April 22

April 6th, 2008 9:30am EDT
Sarah VonderHaar
Sarah VonderHaar is a young and blossoming singer/songwriter, who despite her age has already accomplished more than many of her peers. She has been a contestant on America's Next Top Model, photographed her first Forbes magazine spread (as the shooter, not the subject) when she was 20, acted in a film and, at 21, has just completed her debut album, Are You Listening Now? She's about to release its first single, "I Got Sunshine," co-written by fellow Chicagoan Alice Peacock and VonderHaar's producer, Marshall Altman. VonderHaar feels this song expresses her own sunny attitude. The song, s...
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Return of the 70's Singer-Songwriter

April 4th, 2008 2:01pm EDT
Sheryl Crow
Successful singer-songwriters have spanned across the decades, but no era saw them flourish like the 1970s. James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg, Carly Simon, Jackson Browne and Neil Young (to name a few) were tearing up the airwaves. Their simple, thought-provoking melodies struck a chord with a Vietnam War-torn America and left an indelible mark on the modern music biz. Well, tune your radios and adjust your mp3 players, folks. The 70s singer-songwriter sound is back - with a whole new batch of artists.

Jackson Browne live (1978):

Carrying the Torch
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TV Land Airs Halloween Marathon Oct. 28

October 27th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Amityville Horror
TV Land goes bobbing for answers to some of entertainment's darkest mysteries on Sunday, October 28 from 7PM - 10:30PM (all times ET/PT) with a special Halloween marathon of TV Land's hit original series, "TV Land Myths and Legends."

Celebrate All Hallow's Eve with over three hours of Hollywood's most mystifying secrets and bizarre rumors. From deceased munchkins and the Poltergeist curse to haunted film sets and lifeless Bond girls, TV Land will have you on the edge of your seat.

TV Land Myths and Legends features appearances by celebrities -- many of whom had a direct connecti...
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That Was The Week That Was For Aug. 26-Sept. 1

August 26th, 2007 8:15am EDT
The Beatles
Entertainment highlights during the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1:

1961: Motown released its first No. 1 hit, ''Please Mr. Postman'' by The Marvelettes.

1968: The Beatles released ''Hey Jude'' as a single.

1974: The last episode of ''The Brady Bunch'' aired on ABC.

1982: Actress Ingrid Bergman died of cancer.

1987: The album ''Bad'' by Michael Jackson was released in North America. It was the long-awaited follow-up to ''Thriller.''

1990: Garth Brooks released his album ''No Fences.''

1991: Randy Newman won an Emmy Award for writing music for the TV show ''Cop Ro...
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Chaka Khan: 'Funk This' In Stores September 25

July 31st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Chaka Khan
Say the name "Chaka" and most folks in the know instantly think of a woman who has made an indelible and lasting impression on the music scene of the past three decades. First, as the lead singer of the massively successful R&B, funk and pop band Rufus, then as a solo artist in her own right who has influenced an entire generation of female vocalists (think Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Maysa among others). Like Aretha, like Joni, like Tina, a first name will do. For there's only one Chaka, woman of fire, possessed of a powerhouse, unforgettably distinctive trademark vocal style who ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 25

June 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
George Michael
Happy Birthday to "Scooby Doo" actress Linda Cardellini (1975), New York Mets star Carlos Delgado (1972), Wham! singer George Michael (1963), singer Carly Simon (1945), "Lost in Space" mom June Lockheart (1925), prolific director Sidney Lumet (1924), and British author George Orwell (1903; d. 1950).
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Newcomer Lisa Palleschi Releases Her Debut Album, "Released"

November 24th, 2006 10:00am EST
Lisa Palleschi
"I think this album has two personalities," Lisa Palleschi says of her debut, Released. "Half the songs are really pretty ballads, love songs, and the other half are more in-your-face, rock songs."

Indeed, Released is chock full of humanity: Its songs map the extreme ups and downs that every person experiences. It's full of love (the sensuous, lush cover of The Cure's classic "Just Like Heaven") and heartbreak (the scornful "I Wanna See You Cry"). And the big-voiced Long Island, N.Y. born siren wouldn't have it any other way.

Ranging from the sweeping to the sweet, the beautifully...
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Aaron Zigman's Score For "Flicka" Is A Wild Ride

October 6th, 2006 3:22pm EDT
Flicka
Film composer Aaron Zigman scores 20th Century Fox's remake of the 1943 family western "My Friend Flicka." The modern version, with its title shortened to "Flicka," stars Alison Lohman and country music superstar Tim McGraw as daughter and father. When the father (McGraw) decides that Katie (Lohman) should attend college in place of running the family ranch, she decides to tame a wild mustang in order to sway his opinion. Zigman's score is rousing and propulsive, reminiscent of the dynamic scores of golden-era westerns such as "The Magnificent Seven." Directed by Michael Mayer ("A Home at t...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 25

June 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
George Michael
Happy Birthday to "Scooby Doo" actress Linda Cardellini (1975), New York Mets star Carlos Delgado (1972), Wham! singer George Michael (1963), singer Carly Simon (1945), "Lost in Space" mom June Lockheart (1925), prolific director Sidney Lumet (1924), and British author George Orwell (1903; d. 1950).
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Catch Carly Simon on the Queen Mary 2 on PBS

November 22nd, 2005 10:00am EST
Carly Simon
Pop music legend Carly Simon meets legendary ocean liner Queen Mary 2 during the much anticipated broadcast of "Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2," airing nationwide on more than 100 PBS stations starting December 1. Simon's historic performance was recorded in QM2's Queens Room, the largest ballroom at sea, and marks the first time that a television special was taped during a transatlantic crossing.

The 90-minute program showcases Simon's inspired renditions of romantic standards from her chart-topping album, Moonlight Serenade, as well as some of her most-loved g...
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