“James Taylor messed up the National Anthem, but nobody’s mad” links

Sweet Baby James messed up the National Anthem but no one’s really mad about it. Everybody loves James Taylor. [Dlisted]
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard step out together. [A Socialite Life]
Blind Item: Zac Efron, Demi Moore & Rumer? [LaineyGossip]
New X-Men: Days of Future Past images! Mm, McAvoy. [Pajiba]
Chloe Moretz might need a new stylist, y’all. [Go Fug Yourself]
In praise of stereotype-defying Kerry Washington & Nicole Beharie. [Buzzfeed]
Lindsay Lohan is back to crack-denying that she’s crackie. [Wonderwall]
Tom Hardy is your new Elton John. [ICYDK]
I don’t understand why Alessandra Ambrosio gets pap’d so much. [Celebslam]
That “switched at birth” thing is still happening. [Starcasm]
I think Alex Pettyfer has started rolling with Xenu. Seriously. [CDAN]
Zac Hanson welcomes his third kid, a son named Abraham. [Celebrity Baby Scoop]
Jason Momoa seems like a fun, cool guy. This video is awesome. [The Blemish]
Review of The Counselor: I’m hearing bad things. [Moe Jackson]
Emma Watson looks low-key at LAX. [Popoholic]
Big Brother’s Aaryn is an idiot. [Reality Tea]


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  1. wiffie says:

    Because who doesn’t love James Taylor? Forgiven.

  2. Kit says:

    I get all sentimental just thinking about James Taylor, he’s awesome <3

    Regarding Jason Momoa, I never understood what was so great about that guy from photos and then caught a glimpse of him in Conan the Barbarian… seemed like a terrible film, but now I get it. Dude's got MAJOR sex appeal.

    • tifzlan says:

      Oh man, he is the definition of sex. I could hardly contain myself whenever he came on screen as Khal Drogo on season 1 of Game of Thrones. Sadly…. he is no more.

    • pzc says:

      Sadly, he’s a douche. I had to sit next to him and his friends at a Japanese restaurant and all he did was talk very loudly about himself and how awesome he was. When I first saw him walk in I was like “WOW” – he’s frickin tall and beautiful, but by the time the night was over I just wanted to punch him in the face. My friend and I had to leave because we couldn’t even hear each other over him and his idiot mates.

    • Kit says:


      I’m one of the few remaining people on earth who’ve not watched that show yet… will have to try see it soon :)


      LOL! That’s too bad, I’ll just try not to think about it while he’s on screen :p

  3. Little Darling says:

    We all love him…America the beautiful is just as gorgeous. Besides. James. Taylor. With a guitar. On the field. Enough said honey voice.

  4. wiffie says:

    To me, the blind sounds more like Bieber than Zac. Instagram whore, never wears a shirt, suddenly developing muscle… Screams Biebs. Not sure about the mother and daughter though. maybe Demi…

  5. HK9 says:

    You can’t be mad at James Taylor you just can’t!!!!(my god his voice still makes me stop and listen every time~wow)

  6. Tiffany :) says:

    I don’t think the blind threesome from Lainey is about Zac Efron. Does he post a lot of shirtless pics on instagram? That line in the blind and “youthful hormones” made me think of Beiber who is ALWAYS shirtless and taking pictures of it. It would make sense that he would use steroids to give him muscles.

  7. jc126 says:

    I’ve heard him sing live in Boston. Live, his performances are spine-tingling.

    • Monkey Towz says:

      He played at my University back in the day. I fell asleep during his show. The next day our paper raved about it & his awesomeness. I was all “punk rock” & shit drank too much before the concert. Still feel like a giant asshole about it.

    • ctkat1 says:

      I saw him years ago in Virginia- there was one guy in the audience who kept yelling out for Taylor to play a specific song, and eventually he just bent down and picked up his set list and showed that the song was coming and made a quip about it that I can’t perfectly remember but was really funny. It was a great concert.

  8. mia girl says:

    James gets a major pass on this, particularly in his hometown and with everything he’s done to raise funds for Boston Strong.

    Plus, he did sing America the Beautiful later in the game to honor Boston Bombing Victims, so no doubt he had been rehearsing both and just got mixed up for a second. He probably was even rehearsing America more because his wife and son harmonized with him.

    I hope that no one is feigning any degree of offense on the flub, because James sang from his heart yesterday. It was very moving.

  9. DD says:

    He could sing it to me in fake Japanese. It’s still James Taylor.

  10. Angee says:

    For all he’s graced us with over the years, he deserves a little grace in return.
    (Go get ‘em JT!)

  11. Kiddo says:

    At least he didn’t expose a scrotum. Totally okay with this.

  12. Leila in Wunderland says:

    I don’t know anything about James Taylor or why he’s special. But I’m not a patriotic person, (as a matter of fact, I find the trait a tad annoying and often see it used as an excuse for racism and religious intolerance) so I think it’s stupid and self-righteous to get mad at someone for messing up the national anthem anyway, regardless of their gender, race, level of fame, or whatever. Nobody is perfect. I don’t know all the words to the song anyway. I give him a pass for it only because I don’t care, not because of who he is, I don’t do double standards.

    • Kiddo says:

      I like the Pledge of Allegiance even less.

      • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

        How come you don’t like the pledge of allegiance–the “under God” part (that’s the only time I hear criticism)?

      • Kiddo says:

        It’s meaningless, it’s enforced rote regurgitation as indoctrination on small children, of a sentiment whose language and ideals have long since passed, if they existed in the first place. It also seems to be the genesis of flag worshiping. The country can get too hung up on symbols, instead of policies, laws and the constitution which is seemingly being burned on a daily basis. All of that is aside from the assumed religious fidelity.

    • blue marie says:

      Are the singers paid to be there though, or is this just a “honor”? If paid then it’s your job to know the song. It’s not like the song hasn’t been around for years, the words haven’t changed. I personally, don’t get too offended I just think if you agree to do it, then do it right.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I always felt being patriotic was just being proud and supportive of your country–just because a few people (NOT the majority) do/say horrible things in the name of patriotism doesn’t mean you can’t be a patriot and proud of it. You wouldn’t stop being a feminist just because a few women, who call themselves feminists, started to perpetuate the idea that men are inferior to women, or something else like that.

    • Elle Kaye says:

      A patriotic person is a person who has pride in their country. Granted, our leaders in Washington on both sides of the aisle don’t give us much in which to be proud, but if you study history at all, a great many people have made sacrifices in order to make this country what it is today.

      I am very proud to live in this country. I am proud of the people who live in this country, because when push comes to shove, we are always there to lend a helping hand. It isn’t perfect, but people are evolving. I am old enough that I have seen the changes. And it will continue.

      And every time I hear the National Anthem, it reminds me of who we are, and who came before us. I’m sorry you view it the way you do. That makes me sad.

      • Kiddo says:

        While I agree that there have been many sacrifices, it’s very telling that our national anthem is talking about rockets and explosions and the like, and as young as the nation is, relatively speaking, we seem to have very little peace time and we seemingly engage in endless war, one after the other. Just food for thought.

      • Nicolette says:

        @Elle Kaye, beautifully said and I agree with you 100%! I love my country, and I’m proud to call it my home. Are we perfect? No, but is anyone or any nation? Have we sacrificed much to uphold freedom for ourselves and other nations? Yes. To those who talk trash about us I say go live somewhere else for a while. Somewhere that you wont enjoy living in a free and open society. Then let us know how it worked out for you.

        And as for Mr. Taylor, with all due respect, I am sick and tired of celebrities who are very well paid to perform our anthem at various events and can’t seem to get the lyrics right, or are off key. If they can’t do the song and our country justice, then just don’t bother. Perhaps take a listen to Celine Dion’s version of “God Bless America” which was beautifully done, and I will admit has brought a tear to my eye more than once.

      • John Wayne Lives says:

        You are right on! The National Anthem has choked me up a time or two as well. I remember an article I read afew years ago (and am about to loosely paraphrase here) in which a Canadian was discussing American patriotism, and he said the best example he could give, was an American peer who told him he still always got goosebumps hearing the NA.. The Canadian said he’s never known other nationalities to have the same deep emotional reaction to their country like Americans do. It made me feel proud of us that, putting politics aside, we share this deep love, and the world knows it. I feel bad for you too.

  13. jane16 says:

    He is such a pro. Notice how he switched songs without missing a beat. Have loved him since High School.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Yeah, no one is upset because it really was just a mistake. He was to sing both songs and got mixed up. There was no intent in it.

  15. Daemonicwanderer says:

    A mistake is a mistake and we all do them but why should he get a pass while Christina Aguilera gets it harped on that she flubbed a line (a minor one at that) in the anthem and that is cool?

    By the by… I’m not a fan if the anthem or pledge of allegiance either, especially before sporting events. What does watching people play a game we played as children have to do with citizenship?

  16. Melody says:

    Guy who when confronted with the destructive effects his constant work was having on his marriage and family and was given an ultimatum to cut back touring or the marriage was over came out with the album titled “Daddy Loves His Work.”

    Not forgiven.

  17. Andrew1 says:

    Dear sweet baby Jesus in heaven is this what my BF does with his spare time? Lol!

  18. Jillmunroe says:

    The voice of many nights of youthful exuberance love him! :) Can do no wrong in my book sweet baby james

  19. Virgilia Coriolanus says:

    I’m really on the fence about Johnny and Amber. I don’t think that they cheated (or rather Amber was with Johnny during the filming of Rum Diaries–I think Johnny’s problems with Vanessa and subsequent douchebaggery towards her is all on him), or anything like that, and I really liked the beginning of their relationship. They are both pretty quiet about it–but I just get the feeling that Amber’s being very “faux-humble” about the whole thing (not sure if that’s how it should be described)

    That interview, where Johnny kept butting in while she was on the phone, was just so fake and needy to me. Maybe I’m just judging her too harshly, because she can’t act and is spouting all this “I want to be an artist” bs, while playing the same old hot girl with boobs roles, but she seems like she’s just waiting for an interviewer to ask her about Johnny, so she can say “I don’t want to talk about my relationship with Johnny”–while going on and on about it.

    Maybe I’m wrong–and I kind of do like them together. They’re very low key. And God knows, I’d try and jump Johnny’s bones too if I could, so I’m not hating on her for that. I think it’s those previous comments, the interview, and the whole thing where she fronts like she used to live in the Vatican Church (being bisexual and all), but really she’s from Austin.

    I don’t know what to think. I wish she had some acting talent, or at the very least stopped saying that she wanted to do better work and just go out and DO better work.

  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    I MET HIM IN PERSON WHEN I LIVED IN NJ! SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My ex-husband knew him through someone…he said CONGRATULATGIONS ON MY NEW BABY!! So kind, sweet, modest, generous, soft-spoken, and down-to-earth…he’s just like you’d think he’s be. No ego at all…just sooooo cool. I could’ve died, I was so excited!!

  21. ANDREA1 says:

    I love Jason Momoa that guy has serious sex appeal I think he should work more on tv.

  22. Arock says:

    @cb & kaiser- this is so much better!!! Kudos on a good format. You guys are awesome;)

  23. Bobby the K says:

    Remember when Kathy Lee ask about Martin Short’s (late) wife? She did the exact same thing a few years ealier with JT’s older brother.