Paul Simon, 50 years in, has an acclaimed new album, a career-high debut on the Billboard 200 and some thoughts about his voice ("it's better"), Trump ("anger is an addiction") and the reason he sang the word "motherf--er" 500 times.
He has sold more than 10 million records, survived a high-profile marriage to J.Lo and is now -- from a lavish new home base in Miami -- building a management company of musicians and athletes to rival Jay Z’s Roc Nation. As he “steps up” against Trump, the GOP and music-business-as-usual, the odds are in his favor. “There are 610 million Latinos on the planet. If it works, we’ll be miles ahead of a lot of people.”
Technically speaking, the end of 'American Idol' will come on April 7, when the groundbreaking musical reality show crowns its 15th and final champion, confetti drops from the rafters of Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre and a verklempt Ryan Seacrest bids America good night and Godspeed.