Carly Simon says the second verse of her infamous song “You’re So Vain” is about Warren Beatty.
The 70-year-old singer told People magazine that she’s “confirmed that the second verse is Warren.” She added that her former paramour Beatty “thinks the whole thing is about him!”
Simon will release the memoir, “Boys in the Trees,” on Nov. 24. The subjects behind “You’re So Vain,” released in 1972, have been a matter of speculation for years.
The singer said the No. 1 hit is about three men, including Beatty, though she isn’t naming the others.
Simon was married to James Taylor, and People said she also has been linked to Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, Jack Nicholson and Cat Stevens.
Charlie Sheen’s dad is proud
Actor Martin Sheen says he wishes he had the courage of his son Charlie Sheen, who has revealed he’s HIV-positive. Sheen said that his 50-year-old son had been working up to the announcement for months with his family’s encouragement. Sheen said that as he watched his son reveal “his deepest, darkest secret, I couldn’t believe the level of courage I was witnessing, and that it was my son.” He said he hoped the announcement was “the first day of the rest of Charlie’s life as a free man.”
Sexiest man: British soccer star David Beckham has been an international sex symbol for nearly two decades, but he says he’s still flattered to be named People magazine’s 30th anniversary Sexiest Man Alive. “It’s a huge honor,” the 40-year-old Beckham told the magazine, which announced its choice on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” And his famous fashion designer wife, Victoria Beckham, approves, too, Beckham said. “I would hope that she feels this way about me all the time anyway!” he said. But the father of four insisted that he doesn’t think of himself as being all that hot. “I never feel that I’m an attractive, sexy person,” Beckham told People.
School days: Bebe Neuwirth is going back to school — the Emmy and Tony winner will be artistic adviser at the Manhattan School of Music’s new bachelor’s degree program in musical theater. The program is only the second musical theater degree program in the U.S. to be offered at an independent conservatory. It launches in fall 2016. Neuwirth won the Tony in 1997 for her portrayal of jazz-age killer Velma Kelly in “Chicago.” She returned 10 years later as merry murderess Roxie Hart. She also played Matron “Mama” Morton, making history as the first actress to play all three female principal parts. She also played Lilith Sternin on “Cheers” and “Frasier.”