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Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
Apple renews Carpool Karaoke: The Series
The spinoff of James Corden's viral Late Late Show segment will return for a second season.
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 5:53AM EST
Ryan Murphy should ditch American Horror Story for American Crime Story
True-crime is the perfect genre for the TV megaproducer/mastermind, says Kristen Baldwin. “Adapting true stories allows Murphy to create the vivid characters and captivating, socially-relevant narratives he and his team are so known for — but the iron framework of facts surrounding true-to-life subjects forces Murphy to apply a discipline to his storytelling,” she says. “In contrast, American Horror Story plays to Team Murphy’s worst instincts – the temptation to shock, terrify and titillate (usually all at once) at the expense of story, and the need to go bigger and more ‘bats**t’ each successive season.” ALSO: James Corden says “I am having so much fun watching” The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
Late-night hosts had fun reacting to Philadelphia’s chaotic Super Bowl victory celebration
“The people of Philadelphia weren’t just happy taking down the New England Patriots, but also their longtime nemesis: the city of Philadelphia,” said Stephen Colbert.
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Posted Monday 2/05/18 at 8:51AM EST
James Corden: I don’t plan to live in America “forever”
The Late Late Show host says he envisions one day moving back to Britain to be closer to his parents and to raise his kids. ‘I’m almost certain that we won’t live here forever because... I just don’t think we will,’ he says. ‘This point right now is the only time since we moved here when I’ve experienced genuine homesickness.’
Posted Friday 2/02/18 at 1:33PM EST
James Corden’s parents were funnier than he was at the Grammys
Corden sent his parents, Malcolm and Margaret Corden, to cover the Grammy Awards for his Late Late Show
Posted Tuesday 1/30/18 at 1:33PM EST
James Corden fires back at U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for complaining about Hillary Clinton Grammys skit
“So I guess Nikki only liked the other non-political parts of the Grammys,” The Late Late Show host said in Monday’s monologue. “You know, Kendrick Lamar’s performance about police violence, or U2’s performance about immigration in front of the Statue of Liberty. You know, lighthearted, non-political stuff,” Corden went on. “But she wrote, ‘Some of us love music without the politics thrown in.’ Well Nikki Haley, you can tell your boss, some of us love politics without the Twitter meltdowns thrown in.”
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 2:45PM EST
2018 Grammys drop to an all-time demo low, pulling in 19.8 million total viewers
The Grammys fell 24% from last year. The drop could be due to the Grammys airing two weeks early, in January, for the first time since 2014 due to the Winter Olympics. ALSO: Animal charities criticize James Corden for “giving” away puppies during the ceremony.
Posted Monday 1/29/18 at 5:55AM EST
Grammys panned for sloppy camerawork and awkward transitions from safe to riskier material
The 2018 Grammys struggled being back at Madison Square Garden after 15 years away, and the entire broadcast was so off that the person who got the most screentime other than host James Corden was Sting, “who kept turning up over and over again, any time the show needed to stuff the ‘this is getting a little too dangerous’ genie back into the bottle,” according to Vox’s Caroline Framke and Todd VanDerWerff. They add: “In particular, the show’s choice to essentially silo all political messaging into one 20-minute section in the middle of the production felt like a network note, as if CBS itself had descended to say, ‘Let’s not scare off Trump voters with a bunch of business about immigration and men’s sexual misconduct.’ Indeed, the awkward, whiplash-inducing transitions from relatively safe material to riskier material felt very CBS — since the network is, after all, America’s most staid broadcaster.”
- A tone-deaf, out-of-touch mess: Unhip CBS gave U2 — which wasn’t nominated for a Grammy — the most airtime of any musical act
- There were a few compelling moments, but a mix of boredom and botching defined the ceremony
- Sting isn’t relevant to this moment and time — so why give him so much airtime?
- James Corden’s "Subway Karaoke" spectacularly backfires
- Chuck Berry was iconic and hugely influential, yet the Grammys barely devoted any attention to the rock 'n' roll pioneer
- The Highs and Lows: Las Vegas Shooting tribute was a high, CBS censoring Logic’s “sh*thole” was a low
- Why was Lorde snubbed? Organizers address why the only woman nominated for album of the year didn’t perform solo
- Kesha’s transcendent performance in support of #MeToo will be remembered for years
- Grammy producers reached out to Hillary Clinton to appear in Fire and Fury skit
- U.N. Ambassador Nikki Hailey: Fire and Fury skit ruined the Grammys
- After scoring a Grammy, Donald Glover finds it “scary” he only needs a Tony and an Oscar to earn an EGOT
- Dave Chappelle wins his first Grammy award for best comedy album
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
James Corden: Grammys don’t really need a host
From 2003 through 2011, the Grammys went host-less — except for in 2005 when Queen Latifah hosted. Since then, there were five straight years of LL Cool J hosting, followed by Corden in his second year. But The Late Late Show host says, “in truth, this show doesn’t need a host,” adding: “Most awards shows are groups of millionaires giving each other gold statues. So you need a host to make it feel like a show. This is the best (music) lineup you could ever imagine to see. What we have to do is essentially be there for the moments when (producers) realize they need the cameras to be facing somewhere else.”
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 1:34AM EST
James Corden: Grammys will feature a performance that will show solidarity with #MeToo and Time’s Up
"I think it's going to be a moving movement," says the Grammys host. Corden wouldn’t reveal details, but USA Today says the performance is likely to involve Kesha, who has accused superstar producer Dr. Luke of raping and drugging her.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
Facebook Watch is adding Stephen Colbert and James Corden clips
CBS will allow short-form clips from The Late Show and The Late Late Show on Facebook’s viewing platform, but the clips won’t be exclusive to Facebook.
Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 10:03PM EST
Have we reached Peak James Corden?
The Late Late Show host popping up in the Oceans 8 trailer was too much for some who feel the late-night host/movie star/music video star/singer/"Carpool Karaoke" performer/awards show host has become overexposed.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 1:14PM EST
James Corden almost named his newborn daughter Beyoncé
The Late Late Show host returned after two days off following the birth of his third child, recounting in his Thursday monologue: “After the baby was born — anyone who’s been in this situation will know — we were both crying, I was crying my eyes out, my wife’s crying her eyes out, the baby’s crying and the doctor asked about her name … and I looked at the doctor and said, ‘We’re going to call her Beyoncé.’ My wife did not think that was funny. Especially after the nurse went to the other side of the room and started filling out her form with the name Beyoncé and I had to go over to her and say, ‘There’s only one Beyoncé.’ But we still don’t know what to call her. We’re so happy.” ALSO: Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Zendaya and Corden performed a Crosswalk: The Musical on Broadway.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
Bryan Cranston proved to be a terrific guest-host for James Corden
"As I'm sure you've determined by now, you've realized I am not James Corden,” Cranston said in his Late Late Show monologue, filling in for Corden, whose wife gave birth on Tuesday night. "I am actually Harry Styles... it's been a rough 24 hours."
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 6:49PM EST
Bryan Cranston to fill in for James Corden tonight on The Late Late Show
Cranston will guest-host tonight’s show, interviewing Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black, as Corden spends time with his family following the birth of his third child, a daughter. Harry Styles was a last minute fill-in Tuesday after Corden's wife went into labor.