Carpool KaraokeLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 10:18PM EDT
James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" has gone from a breath of fresh air to tired and formulaic
Source: The A.V. Club
The recurring Late Late Show segment still gets many millions of views on YouTube while occasionally pulling off memorable moments like the recent Paul McCartney installment. But the McCartney segment, which was expanded for a primetime special tonight on CBS, points to one of "Carpool Karaoke's" main flaws: all the memorable stuff happened outside the car. "The problem here is not McCartney, or even Corden (although he remains a divisive figure in some circles): rather, evidence suggests the 'Carpool Karaoke' format has lost its distinctiveness amid intense repetition, and renewed competition from the rest of late night," says Myles McNutt. "What once felt like a spontaneous and intimate encounter with a celebrity has become, over the course of 40 installments, a plug-and-play series of bits that feels like it’s exhausted its cultural moment a mere three years after its introduction." McNutt says. "Carpool Karaoke's" inability to surprise anymore could be seen in last week's Ariana Grande segment that recycled a moment from Grande's earlier appearance with Seth MacFarlane on Apple's Carpool Karaoke: The Series. "Whereas Corden’s harmonies and other vocal achievements were once unexpected, they’re now built into the formula," says McNutt. "It no longer feels like an individual artist is going to impact what happens in the car on 'Carpool Karaoke.' It’s now about how the show’s producers filter that artist through the predetermined formula, and how the artist’s management wants them to appear within those limitations."
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
James Corden takes Paul McCartney on a tour of his Late Late Show offices
Source: ET Canada
Watch The Beatles legend look unimpressed as they promote their upcoming CBS "Carpool Karaoke" primetime special.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Ariana Grande suffered an injury while filming "Carpool Karaoke"
Source: E! Online
The singer posted an image of her bandaged hand in her Instagram stories without detailing her injury. "Well Mr. Corden, today is off to a wild start," she said.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 2:27PM EDT
CBS is expanding Paul McCartney's "Carpool Karaoke" segment for a primetime special
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool will air on Monday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m., featuring never-before-seen footage that wasn't shown in James Corden's already-long 24-minute segment. "After the shoot, while we sat in the edit, we had to cut so much we loved for time," says Late Late Show executive producer Ben Winston. "Not only did Paul do a concert in that Liverpool pub, but James and he discussed so much in the car. We are so delighted CBS has given us this primetime special to make an hour-long version of this ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ Now everyone can see the joy of that concert and more of their chat.” ALSO: Ariana Grande is next up for a "Carpool Karaoke" segment.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 1:45PM EDT
Samantha Bee enlists Seinfeld's Jason Alexander to spoof Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Carpool Karaoke
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Bee was also joined by journalist Masha Gessen for her Full Frontal segment mocking car-based talk show segments.
Posted Friday 6/22/18 at 11:17AM EDT
James Corden's "Carpool Karaoke" with Paul McCartney was an emotional journey
The Late Late Show host teared up during the special segment that on YouTube runs nearly 24 minutes. "Ok, so here it is," tweeted Corden. "Quite possibly the best #CarpoolKaraoke we’ve done so far. I hope you like it. I’ll never ever forget it. Take a breath and jump in."
Posted Thursday 6/21/18 at 1:11PM EDT
Dave Grohl: James Corden sent me an angry text after I called the "Carpool Karaoke" experience "a little uncomfortable"
Source: The Sun
Last fall, Grohl and his fellow Foo Fighters bandmates revealed how grueling the "Carpool Karaoke" process is, with guitarist Pat Smear saying, "by hour three in dude’s car it got less fun." Grohl tells The Sun he got an angry text from The Late Late Show host soon after the band's comments were published. “I got a f*cking text from him that morning. He was like, ‘What the f*ck, dude?'" said Grohl. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!’" Grohl said he told Corden, "What we were trying to say was it was uncomfortable to sit in a car and try to sing our own songs... we felt weird about it."
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 8:27PM EDT
Paul McCartney sings behind the wheel in his first "Carpool Karaoke" footage
James Corden's Late Late Show offered a taste of The Beatles legend driving through the streets of Liverpool for the hit segment. McCartney's "Carpool Karaoke" segment is scheduled to air on Thursday, Corden's final night in London.
Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 1:59PM EDT
James Corden teases Paul McCartney's "Carpool Karaoke"; Andrew Lloyd Webber to participate in "Crosswalk the Musical"
The Late Late Show host offered a picture of McCartney's "Carpool Karaoke" visit to his hometown of Liverpool, which airs next week. The CBS late-night show returns to London next Monday through Thursday, featuring the musical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cher, Damian Lewis, J.J. Abrams, Ruth Wilson and Corden working at The Savoy for his "Take a Break" segment.
Posted Monday 6/11/18 at 2:37PM EDT
Paul McCartney filmed an extended "Carpool Karaoke" in Liverpool with James Corden
Corden visited The Beatles' hometown in advance of The Late Late Show's upcoming return trip to London.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Watch James Corden get pulled over for the first time in "Carpool Karaoke" history, while riding with Adam Levine
“Oh my God. This is a real first,” Corden said as he was pulled over by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Last night's "Carpool Karaoke" was the first time with Porsche as the segment's first car brand partner.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 2:03PM EDT
James Corden is bringing The Late Late Show back to London next month
The CBS late-night show will air from London the week of June 18, with guests including Cher, Foo Fighters and Cate Blanchett. ALSO: Corden gets pulled over by a cop in a "Carpool Karaoke" teaser with Adam Levine.
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
James Corden reveals that Bryan Adams bailed on a "Carpool Karaoke" taping
Source: E! Online
Adams was supposed to participate in a "Best of the '80s" "Carpool Karaoke" Late Late Show segment in honor of Back to the Future's 30th anniversary. But when Adams learned that other musicians would be participating, he bolted.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 1:12PM EDT
James Corden and Allison Janney vied to play the lead on Crosswalk the Musical: The Sound of Music
Source: Rolling Stone
Janney's Mom co-star Anna Faris, The Big Bang Theory's Kunal Nayyar and Young Sheldon's Iain Armitage also appeared on Corden's Carpool Karaoke primetime special. ALSO: Melissa McCarthy dropped by Christina Aguilera's "Carpool Karaoke" ride.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 1:18PM EDT
James Corden is "Doin' Primetime" tonight
Watch the Bruno Mars-inspired opening to the third edition of The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.