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Parrots for Patriots Helps Veterans Find Healing and Hope Through Abandoned Birds Looking for Love

17 January 2017 10:24 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Early every morning, a perfect falsetto disrupts Paul Thomas’ dreams as Magoo, one of his talking African gray parrots, alerts him that it’s time to face the day.

Within minutes, another parrot, Sabrina, and a cockatoo named Murphy are also chiming in, leading Thomas to sigh and reach for his slippers, then smile, knowing that his birds will greet him with friendly squawks and a wisecrack or two. 

“I tend to them and they tend to me,” says the former Air Force firefighter, 36, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. “They give me a consistent, enjoyable daily routine filled with love and respect. »

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James Corden, Jamie Foxx Sing Public Domain Songs (Video)

6 January 2017 9:42 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Corden loves jamming out to popular songs with famous singers, but admitted it’s not always easy to get the rights to do so on television. So to switch things up, he decided to sing public domain songs with none other than Jamie Foxx. The duo put their own soulful spin on classic songs like “Pop Goes the Weasel,” “Row Row Row Your Boat,” “Bingo” and “Twinkle Twinkle Like Star.” “Is it just me? It’s feeling sexy in here!” Corden said. See Video: Watch Jamie Foxx Pursue Kidnappers Through the Streets of Vegas in 'Sleepless' Trailer »

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Watch James Corden, Jamie Foxx Sing Seductive 'Pop Goes The Weasel'

6 January 2017 6:58 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James Corden recruited Jamie Foxx to perform a soulful and often risqué medley of public domain songs like "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," on Thursday's Late Late Show.

Corden explained that while he loves singing medleys of songs with his friends – i.e. Carpool Karaoke – "paying for the rights to sing songs on television can be very, very expensive ... And frankly, we blew our budget on catering." With that, Corden brought out Foxx to spice up some unlicensed public domain songs like "She'll Be Coming »

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Jamie Foxx, James Corden Sing Dirtiest-Ever Version of "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain"

6 January 2017 6:35 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Because licensing songs for late night TV is expensive, The Late Late Show host James Corden came up with a clever workaround on Thursday night by convincing guest Jamie Foxx to join him in a round of filthy, between-the-sheets covers of some of our most beloved public domain songs. Like, really filthy in a way that will make you wonder if you should ever sing "Pop Goes the Weasel" or that totally Nsfw golden oldie "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" again.

And don't even get us started on "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" and "B-i-n-g-o." 

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- Gil Kaufman, Billboard

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Jamie Foxx and James Corden Turn Public Domain Into Hits on 'Late Late Show'

6 January 2017 3:39 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jamie Foxx and James Corden don’t need songwriters to create a new hit! The musically inclined pair crafted catchy tunes with the help of public domain songs.

Watch: Exclusive: Jamie Foxx Talks Handling His Daughters' Dating Lives and Getting in Shape for 'Sleepless'

“Frankly, we blew our budget on catering,” Corden quipped when explaining why they would only be singing public domain songs.

When Foxx, the star of musical films like Ray and Dreamgirls took the stage, Corden began, “You know, Jamie, the truth is, sometimes love can be confusing.”

“I’m confused all the time. It’s so true,” Foxx agreed. “Sometimes you’re on top of the world, but sometimes you just feel like you’re going ‘round and ‘round the same mulberry bush.”

“Sometimes you’re the monkey,” Corden noted. “And sometimes you’re the weasel.”

They then broke into a jazzy rendition of “Pop Goes the Weasel.”

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