Posts Tagged ‘Cat Stevens’

Aly: Where’s Roger, Fox?

February 27, 2010

You’re So Vain: I thought this Carly Simon story was about you. FNC’s Jessica Rabbit, er, Alisyn Camerota, Fox & Friends Weekend’s co-anchor, must have been wondering where her Roger (Friedman) was today as she read to her audience a debunked tale of whom Simon supposedly was serenading in her signature song, “You’re So Vain.”

Unfortunately, the F&FW producers appeared not to have vetted the account in boss Rupert Murdoch’s U.K. Sun. In that report, Simon was supposedly not singing about a former flame such as Cat Stevens, Mick Jagger, or Warren Beatty but rather her erstwhile gay Elektra record producer David Geffen because she felt that he was promoting rival Joni Mitchell more than her. However, FNC’s fired columnist Roger Friedman pointed out in his Hollywood Reporter article that Geffen was not yet her producer when she recorded “You’re So Vain.”

After the story aired, the author apprised F&FW of the discrepancy. Happily, the producers did not run it again. Regrettably, they did not correct the record either.

Kiran: Let’s Get Physical

November 30, 2009

American Morning co-host Kiran Chetry was feeling rather earthy this early morn. As AM returned from commercial to the soft, spiritual strains of Cat Stevens’ “Morning Has Broken,” Kiran complained, “I just want to say thanks. As if we’re weren’t depressed enough: it’s a Monday morning. Why are we playing this song?” She added, “I mean, couldn’t we, at least, play that little “Baby, Baby, It’s a Wild World one by him? Gosh! Anyway.”

As she then segued to meteorologist Rob Marciano, she joked, “I understand this was a request from Rob Marciano. He requested this song. It’s one of his favorites.” Good-naturedly, Rob retorted, “I didn’t request that.” When the AM beefcake playboy‘s report concluded, Kiran risquely remarked, “Listen, if we had one more hour, we would play your other request by Engelbert Humperdinck (assumably, ‘Come Spend the Morning‘).”* As Rob beamed broadly and co-host Joe Johns roared with laughter, Kiran laughed, “Alas, alas, we are out of time.”

A.M.: Amorous Marciano?

*[For the reader unfamiliar with Humperdinck’s song, one lusty lyric reads “Long-legged, open-eyed, satisfied woman, come spend the morning with me.”]