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May 4, 2008

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Carly Simon sings at Rachael Ray fundraiser

New York - Surely Carly Simon wasn't talking about anybody in this room.

A Rachael Ray fundraiser attended by Bill Clinton, Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Joy Behar and Katie Lee among others turned into a private concert when Simon took the stage to sing a four-song set including "You're So Vain."

The event was catered by five teenage aspiring chefs - with a little help from Food Network Iron Chef Michael Symon - selected from around the country by Ray. In addition to the opportunity to hang in the kitchen with Clinton and Food Network notables, the teens also each got $10,000 scholarships.

Held at a one-night-only, 75-seat restaurant called Cafe Una Notte (Cafe One Night), the event raised more than $200,000 for Ray's charity. It also kicked off the launch of Ray's new cookbook, "Yum-o! The Family Cookbook," all of the proceeds from which - including her $500,000 advance - will benefit the group.

The event was taped Monday, and highlights will be broadcast Wednesday on Ray's daytime show, "Rachael Ray."

Amy Winehouse won't record Bond track

London - Producer Mark Ronson says he and Amy Winehouse have abandoned recording the theme to the latest James Bond film because the singer is not ready to work.

Ronson says the singer is "not ready to record any music." He produced much of Winehouse's Grammy-winning "Back to Black."

He made the comments in an interview with Sky News on Friday.

Ronson says the two started work on the track for the upcoming Bond movie "Quantum of Solace" but it would take "some miracle of science" to finish it.

Winehouse's troubles with drugs, the police and her rocky romance with her jailed husband Blake Fielder-Civil have kept the singer in the spotlight.

Police gave her a formal warning last week after she scuffled with two men during a raucous night out.

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