Coffee Talk: Beyoncé to Sing National Anthem at Inauguration

The dancing diva will join Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor in performing at the public swearing-in ceremony on January 21.

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• Beyoncé was selected to perform the National Anthem at President Obama's inauguration ceremony on January 21. She will be joined by Kelly Clarkson, who will perform "My Country 'Tis of Thee," and James Taylor, who will sing "America the Beautiful." Yesterday, the White House announced that renowned Civil Rights figure Myrile Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation at the ceremony. [People]

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• This year's BET Honors is shaping up to be one action-packed evening. The network announced that Brandy, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys and Ledisi will perform and that it will honor Halle Berry, Lisa Leslie and Chaka Khan. The program tapes on January 12 and will air February 11. [TGJ]

• Today, the White House will screen NBC's new comedy 1600 Penn. The news comes as no surprise, given it was co-created by President Obama's former speechwriter, Jon Lovett. The show premieres this Thursday at 9:30 p.m. [Hollywood Reporter]

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• The list of 2013 Grammy performers continues to grow. Rihanna is among the first crop announced to storm the stage. Others include Taylor Swift, the Black Keys and more. Rihanna is nominated for three awards. [Grammy Twitter]

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