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Posted Friday 10/19/18 at 2:31PM EDT
James Corden mashes up Halloween with Making a Murderer
Source: Rolling Stone
Check out The Late Late Show's production of Making a Halloween Murderer: Michael Myers.
Posted Wednesday 10/17/18 at 10:21AM EDT
James Corden-hosted talent competition The World's Best lands CBS' post-Super Bowl timeslot
The global talent competition from reality titans Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell, featuring judges RuPaul Charles, Drew Barrymore and Faith Hill, will premiere after Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, February 3.
Posted Tuesday 10/16/18 at 1:39PM EDT
James Corden got Jon Hamm to eat a bull penis instead of discussing his "hammaconda"
Watch the former Mad Men star play a game of The Late Late Show's “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts."
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
Drew Barrymore, RuPaul and Faith Hill to judge CBS' James Corden-hosted World's Best reality show
The 10-episode global reality competition The World's Best is from Mark Burnett and former Fox reality chief Mike Darnell, who was responsible for American Idol's success. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host and serve as executive producer. He'll be joined by Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill on the judging panel. Burnett calls The World's Best "the Olympics of talent shows." CBS describes the show as "a first-of-its-kind global talent competition that features acts from every genre imaginable, from every corner of the planet. They not only have to impress American judges, but will also need to break through the “wall of the world,” featuring 50 of the world’s most accomplished experts from every field of entertainment. The winning act will ultimately be crowned The World’s Best."
Posted Wednesday 9/19/18 at 10:06PM EDT
James Corden parodies Crazy Rich Asians
Watch The Late Late Show host play the Constance Wu role with the hit movie's stars, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh.
Posted Friday 9/14/18 at 11:17PM EDT
Fox's rejected Gavin & Stacey remake starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel to make its debut on Crackle -- five years after it was filmed
The single-camera comedy Us & Them was announced at the 2013 Fox Upfronts. But Fox cut down on the series order to seven episodes in October 2013 because it wasn't satisfied with the scripts. Fox ultimately never found room on its schedule for the Us & Them, which was based on the hit BBC comedy that James Corden co-created with Ruth Jones. Us & Them will finally see the light of day on Crackle on Oct. 1.
Posted Sunday 9/09/18 at 12:19PM EDT
Emmys make history with black actors sweeping all guest categories
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards had a historic night on Saturday with black actors winning all guest acting categories in comedy and drama. Tiffany Haddish won the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, while Katt Williams won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for his appearance on Atlanta. Ron Cephas Jones won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for This Is Us after being nominated for the second year in a row, while Samira Wiley won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Handmaid's Tale. The sweep seemed all the more likely when a whopping 11 black actors were nominated in the guest acting categories.
- Megan Amram fails to win an Emmy for An Emmy for Megan, vows that Season 2 will be about "revenge"
- Rick and Morty wins its first Emmy, for Outstanding Animated Program
- Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker says "never say never" to a "USS Callister" spinoff TV series after it won the Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
- Game of Thrones won seven awards at Creative Arts Emmys
- James Corden picked up two Emmys, including one for "Outstanding Actor" for his portrayal of James Corden in James Corden's Next James Corden
- Read the complete list of Creative Arts Emmy winners
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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 Wednesday 8/08/18 at 12:22PM EDT
James Corden: Kanye West has canceled "Carpool Karaoke" filming "twice, maybe even three times"
Source: Just Jared
The Late Late Show host discussed the rapper with West's mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, during a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts." "He canceled once as I was turning the corner to his house," Corden said. "I was in a car and by the time the call finished, I was outside his house, and they were like, ‘He’s not in the zone for it right now. We’ll do it another time.'" West's last-minute change of plans cost The Late Show $45,000.
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 Friday 7/27/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Tom Cruise forces James Corden to skydive
Source: The A.V. Club
The Late Late Show host looked genuinely terrified participating in the stunt to help promote Mission: Impossible — Fallout.
Posted Wednesday 7/18/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Jillian Bell to take on the James Corden role on Showtime's remake of The Wrong Mans
The comedic actress and Workaholics alum will star opposite Ben Schwartz on the Showtime comedy pilot based on the BBC TV series co-created and co-starring Corden. Bell will play the role of Anna, which is based on Corden's Phil on the original version of The Wrong Mans.
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 12:16PM EDT
Netflix ends HBO's 17-year streak of Emmy nomination dominance, Game of Thrones tops all shows
Source: The New York Times
This is the first time in 18 years that HBO has failed to lead all nominations, with Netflix earning 112 Emmy nominations to HBO's 108. The streaming service has been gradually growing with 34 nominations in 2015, 54 in 2016 and 91 last year. Game of Thrones led all shows with 22 Emmy nominations. Saturday Night Live and Westworld tied for second with 21 nominations each, followed by The Handmaid's Tale (20), The Assassination of Gianni Versace (18) and Atlanta (16). Game of Thrones, which wasn't eligible last year, will battle it out with last year's winner, The Handmaid's Tale. Meanwhile, the best actress in a comedy series will be up for grabs for the first time since 2011 since Julia Louis-Dreyfus wasn't eligible as Veep was on hiatus. Black-ish's Tracee Ellis-Ross, Insecure's Issa Rae and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Rachel Brosnahan are among the contenders in the best comedy actress category.
- Read the complete list of Emmy nominations
- Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers were snubbed, while Stephen Colbert and James Corden were nominated (The Tonight Show wasn't nominated for best variety talk series a second year in a row)
- Roseanne, Modern Family and Will & Grace were snubbed for best comedy, Killing Eve was snubbed for best drama
- Roseanne did earn two Emmy nominations, including one for Laurie Metcalf
- "It worked": Megan Amram's An Emmy for Megan was nominated for an Emmy in short form comedy or drama series category
- Acting snubs: Kit Harington, John Goodman, Emilia Clarke, Kyle McLachlan, Alison Brie and Freddie Highmore
- The late Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown earned six Emmy nominations
- Amy Sedaris, Sarah Silverman and Tracey Ullman to take on SNL in outstanding variety sketch category
- Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage becomes the most-nominated drama series supporting actor in Emmy history
- The Daily Show with Trevor Noah earned its first nomination for best variety talk series
- Killing Eve's Sandra Oh becomes the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for best actress in a drama
- Samantha Bee's C-word controversy didn't stop Full Frontal from getting nominated for best variety talk series
- The best Emmy nomination reactions: Lin-Manuel Miranda is "Pretty, pretty, pretty grateful" to be nominated for Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Twin Peaks: The Return was snubbed in the major categories, but it did receive nine nominations
- Modern Family ends streak after eight-straight nominations for best comedy: “It was a hell of a run," says co-creator Steve Levitan
- Chrissy Teigen: If John Legend wins for Jesus Christ Superstar Live, "he will complete his EGOT and my spike tv award will probably be moved"
- Viola Davis was snubbed for Hot to Get Away with Murder, but she was nominated for playing the same character on Scandal
- This Is Us fans aren't happy with Mandy Moore's snub
- Kenan Thompson was finally nominated for his SNL acting ability, joining Leslie Jones, Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin
- Breaking down Game of Thrones' 22 nominations: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau scores his first nod
- Real Time with Bill Maher was snubbed for the first time since 2004 -- was Maher hurt by N-word and featuring right-wing trolls?
- These actors earned nominations for multiple show: Jane Lynch, Donald Glover, Alex Borstein, Jeff Daniels and Sterling K. Brown
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