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Rodrigo Duterte's Latest Nemesis: James Taylor

Singer cancels concert, calls extrajudicial killings in Philippines 'deeply concerning'

(Newser) - James Taylor has canceled a concert in the Philippines in protest over President Rodrigo Duterte's mass executions of criminals. "I don’t think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand," the Grammy-winner tweeted . Taylor, 68, says... More »

Stars, Westboro, and Scalia's Weird Hat

Diminished (but still huge) crowd sees Beyonce, poetry, and those jerks from Westboro

(Newser) - Roughly 600,000 people came out to watch President Obama's inauguration this year, which is a far cry from the 1.8 million who came out for his first one, but might nonetheless set a record for a second term inauguration. A look at what all those people saw:... More »

Today's Inauguration Timeline

Crowd of up to 800K expected to watch Obama take oath

(Newser) - Today, President Obama will become just the 17th president to deliver a second inaugural address and a crowd of up to 800,000 is expected to watch him take the oath of office—though the real inauguration happened yesterday . A guide to today's events, as per Reuters and the... More »

On Deck at Inaugural: Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson

James Taylor will also sing at Jan. 21 event

(Newser) - Not much of a shocker, but huge Obama fan Beyonce will perform at the president's second inauguration, People reports. She'll perform the National Anthem at the Jan. 21 event, while Kelly Clarkson will sing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James Taylor will perform "America... More »

Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain' Is About...

Singer may have finally ended decades-long mystery

(Newser) - For 38 years, jilted lovers everywhere have been singing along to “You’re So Vain” and wondering exactly who is so vain—and they may finally have an answer. Speculation has long centered on Carly Simon’s famous exes, including Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens, or... More »

Leno's Last Guest: Conan

Star-studded lineup for final week

(Newser) - Conan O’Brien is sneaking onto the Tonight Show a little early. He and James Taylor are the guests for Jay Leno’s final episode, to air May 29, Acesss Hollywood reports. Leno’s lineup for that week includes Mel Gibson, Lyle Lovett, and Billy Crystal. “I really do... More »

Ex-Wife's Novel Details Taylor's Marital Breakup

Publisher of ex-wife's A Stopover in Venice downplays a big selling point

(Newser) - Book-jacket fodder that could alone put a novel on the bestseller list is curiously absent from Kathryn Walker’s debut, A Stopover in Venice, Celia McGee notes in the New York Times—though it’s a fictional account of her unhappy marriage to James Taylor. The musician comes in for... More »

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