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James Corden - Keep Memory Alive Rolls Out The Red Carpet For 20th Annual Power Of Love Gala Honoring Tony Bennett - Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 21st May 2016
James Corden , Julia Carey - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Metropolital Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
James Corden , wife Julia Carey - Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation Celebrate the Launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy held at a private estate in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
James Corden , Director Dave Diomedi - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 - Press Room held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th February 2016
Julia Corden , James Corden - Celebrities attend 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 30th October 2015
Julia Corden , James Corden - Celebrities attend 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 30th October 2015
The band and its new line-up appeared on James Corden's The Late Late Show
The news that Zayn Malik had left One Direction shook pop fans all across the world and devoted followers of the band have been left devastated that their once fabulous five have gone down to a frugal four.
One Direction: From five to four
However, 1D have proved that they’re ready to move on having made their first appearance without Zayn on James Corden’s Late Late Show in America.
The British presenter is nearly two months into his 'Late Late Show' career, and has been bowled over by how well it has gone down with US audiences.
Two months or so into his new career as an American talk show host, James Corden has been talking about settling into the job, coping with the transatlantic move and the reaction to his show, which has been very popular so far.
36 year old Corden made his debut as host of ‘The Late Late Show’ on CBS at the end of March after replacing the retiring Craig Ferguson, and quickly won plaudits for his warm, friendly presenting style. Speaking with Heat magazine, he said he was “gobsmacked” by the response from audiences.
James Corden with wife Julia Carey
Continue reading: James Corden "Gobsmacked" By Reception To His 'Late Late Show' Start
Katie Couric just pranked James Corden so hard you almost felt sorry for the 'Late Late Show' host.
You couldn’t trust anybody yesterday, in real life or online, as the constant worry of being the victim of an April Fools Day prank weighed heavy on all of us. But by the time James Corden got around to filming the ‘Late Late Show’ on Wednesday evening, he must have thought the time for pranking had long past. But little did he know guest Katie Couric had one epic prank up her sleeve.
Katie Couric pulled the best April Fools' prank on James Corden
As Corden welcomed Couric to the stage the Yahoo Global News Anchor appeared at the top of the stairs but seemed to be having a problem with her shoe. As she took her first step, Couric immediately appeared to tumble right down the stairs leaving the audience in stunned silence.
The initial signs are very promising for James Corden's hosting of 'The Late Late Show', as audiences at the Sunday night recording loved him.
He’s admitted to suffering “sleepless nights” in the weeks running up to it, but it seems that the James Corden era of ‘The Late Late Show’ is going to be a success.
The British actor marked his very first time presenting the CBS chat show on Monday, and those present at the filming of the first episode on Sunday evening have given him the thumbs-up for his personable style, with one group telling Sky News’ US correspondent that he had “nailed it”.
James Corden seems to have gone down well with his 'Late Late Show' debut
Continue reading: James Corden Shines On 'The Late Late Show' Debut
New host James Corden gets Mila Kunis to show off her wedding band.
Mila Kunis has apparently revealed that she and fiance Ashton Kutcher are officially married after appearing on James Corden's first edition of 'The Late Late Show' (set to air on Monday night) and showing off her wedding ring to a thrilled audience.
Mila Kunis confirms marriage to Ashton Kutcher
It looks like Britain's James Corden will do well as the latest host of 'The Late Late Show' as he's already managed to answer big questions with his first show. The 'Into The Woods' actor pressed Mila Kunis on whether or not she and Kutcher were married yet, having been engaged since February 2014. The 'Jupiter Ascending' star was not initially forthcoming with straight answers, persistently answering 'Maybe' to direct inquiries from Corden, but being unable to hide the glowing smile that suggested it was true.
Continue reading: Mila Kunis Confirms Marriage To Ashton Kutcher On 'The Late Late Show'
Corden takes over from long running host Craig Ferguson this Monday (March 23rd).
British funnyman James Corden is about to take the biggest leap of his career, as he assumes the host’s chair on 'The Late Late Show', taking over from the departing Craig Ferguson. While the 36 year old might not be a household name in the US, back in the UK Corden has been providing laughs for over a decade now. But what does America need to know about James Corden?
America, it's time to meet James Corden
1. 'Gavin and Stacey'
The British star makes his debut turn as host of CBS' 'The Late Late Show' next Monday (March 23rd).
With less than a week to go before his big American TV debut, James Corden has spoken of his excitement and nervousness ahead of hosting ‘The Late Late Show’ for the first time.
The British actor, 36, spoke to People magazine ahead of next Monday’s (March 23rd) edition of the nightly CBS talk show. The successful Broadway Tony winner was selected to replace fellow Brit Craig Ferguson when the latter announced his departure back in 2014.
James Corden makes his 'Late Late Show' debut next week on CBS
Continue reading: James Corden Admits To "Sleepless Nights" Ahead Of 'Late Late Show' Gig
Corden will take over from Craig Ferguson as host of the late-night talk show on March 23rd.
British comedian James Corden is preparing for his big move stateside, as the 36 year old gears up to take over ‘The Late, Late Show’ on CBS, when host Craig Ferguson ends his decade long run later this month. In the meantime, Corden has opened up to mag GQ about the upcoming move, while also showing more than a little back while being pictured in his very British kitchen.
James Corden covers this month's GQ magazine
Speaking about moving his family to Hollywood Corden said he still refuses to dress up for the paparazzi telling the mag, “I still believe, ‘If I put this hat on, no one will see me!’”
Once upon a time, a normal man lived in a normal house on a normal street. Then, something extraordinary happened. An educated woman - a scholar of both music and art - who lives in a van, takes up residence on the road. Miss Shepard (Maggie Smith) is insistent on staying in her van on the street, and the man (Alan Bennett), invites her to park her mobile home in his driveway in order to relieve his neighbours of the site. They agree she will stay for three weeks; she ends up staying for fifteen years.
Continue: Lady In The Van Trailer
The British comedian recently spoke about his expectations about become the new host of the CBS talk show next month.
James Corden is already a big name in the U.K., but this coming March the 36-year-old star will be introducing himself to an American audience when he takes over from Craig Ferguson as the host of CBS' 'Late Late Show.'
Corden will become the new host of CBS' 'Late Late Show' in March
The 36-year-old comedian, who has lost 6 stone in preparation for his U.S. TV career, recently admitted that he isn't sure how audiences will take to him as the talk show's new host, and it is "completely possible, maybe even probable" that he may get fired within the first six months.
Into the Woods and Testament of Youth bring out starry red carpets in London, while celebrities line up for the People's Choice Awards in L.A. and the National Board of Review in New York. We also get the first glimpse of Paul Rudd in Ant-Man, the next Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and the digitally animated Peanuts Movie...
In London, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone and Tracey Ullman were on hand for the UK premiere of Into the Woods this week. The film has been a box office hit in America over the past two weeks, and opens in Britain this weekend.
It's taken a long time for this stage musical to make it to the big screen, and while director Rob Marshall once again fails to give the story a sharp focus (see also Chicago and Nine), he at least lets the music and characters shine. Originally staged on Broadway in 1987, this musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a gleeful mash-up of fairy tales that continues on past the "happily ever after", eventually turning rather dark and emotional.
Once upon a time, there was a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) who learn that they can't have children because the Witch (Meryl Streep) next door has cursed them. She offers to break the spell if they collect a cow, a cape, a slipper and a lock of hair. Meanwhile, Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) annoys his mother (Tracey Ullman) by selling the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans; Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) dodges a leery Wolf (Johnny Depp) following her through the woods; Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) sneaks to the festival to meet the Prince (Chris Pine) against the wishes of her nasty stepmum (Christine Baranski); and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) defies her mother by letting her hair down for a Prince (Billy Magnussen). After knotting together, each plot strand resolves happily. Until the next day.
This is very much a story of two halves, with the sharp, snappy, hilarious first act contrasting strongly against the rather disturbingly grim and grisly second act, as everyone's story unravels to reveal each character's deep neediness. What makes this show so clever is the way it undermines the usual fairy-tale happiness of most stories, cautioning that this artifice is actually a problem for children. While the songs are all clever and thoroughly engaging, none of them is particularly hummable on first listen, but each is packed with witty wordplay and serious subtext that gets under the skin.
Continue reading: Into The Woods Review
Anna Kendrick, who plays Cinderella in 'Into the Woods', described her co-star Meryl Streep as "just kind of a bro" whilst appearing on a US talk show.
Anna Kendrick at the New York premiere of Into the Woods in December.
James Corden, the comedian who rose to fame on the critically acclaimed comedy Gavin & Stacey, is to be awarded an OBE from the Queen. Corden will receive the prestigious honour in the New Year's honours list for his services to entertainment and charity.
James Corden is being recognized for his entertainment and charity work
A Buckingham Palace source told tabloid The Sun: "James Corden is a huge young talent on many different fronts.
Continue reading: James Corden To Receive OBE Before Heading To America
Into the Woods is due out at Christmas
Hollywood is a long way from Essex but that’s the journey that James Corden’s characters have taken from Smithy in Gavin and Stacey to the Baker in Disney’s newest musical, Into the Woods. But what does the former League of Their Own panel show host and self-confessed lad think to his latest project that will be showing to quite a few more people than any of his previous projects?
James Corden has been talking about his latest film, Into the Woods
Speaking about Into the Woods, America's newest talk show host said: "There’s so many layers to it as a piece and there’s so many messages but I think that what I’ve always taken from it is the old adage of be careful of what you wish for.
Continue reading: James Corden's New Film Has Taught Him To Be Careful What You Wish For
James Corden 'gobsmacked' by Meryl Streep's rendition of 'Last Midnight'.
James Corden and Emily Blunt play the cursed Baker and his wife in 'Into The Woods'
Ok, so we already knew Meryl Streep had some pretty impressive pipes on her following her spectacular performance in 'Mammi Mia!' which, understandably, was then nominated for a Grammy award for Best Soundtrack, but 'Into The Woods' is something else. It's one thing being able to knock out a pop hit, it's another to reach impossible heights in emotional show tunes; co-star James Corden insists she's done just that.
When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are unable to have children due to a curse, they are advised by a witch (Meryl Streep) to venture into the woods in order to find a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure as gold. Along the way, they become intertwined in the stories of 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Rapunzel', and 'Cinderella', in this original story based upon Grimm's classic fairy tales.
Continue: Into The Woods - Extended Trailer
All female pop-rock band Haim looked their usual glamorous, long-locked selves as they posed for photos outside Carnegie Hall in New York for the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods in order to recover the magical objects required to break the spell and allow them to begin a family together. Over the course of their journey, they encounter iconic fairy-tale characters and motifs from stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They also steadily learn valuable lessons about responsibility and being careful what they wish for.
Continue: Into The Woods - Alternative Trailer
The second trailer for Into the Woods proves much more enticing for audiences
Disney has released a new all-singing, all-dancing trailer for its Christmas musical Into the Woods which is due out in cinemas on 25 December. After the first trailer, which might have got fans of musicals a little concerned with its lack of song, this latest instalment does not disappoint and the two minute teaser is jam-packed with musical previews.
Into the Woods sports an impressive cast of fairytale characters and Hollywood actors
The impressive ensemble of fairytale characters, played by an even more impressive ensemble of stars, all get their turn in the trailer spotlight but its Meryl Streep’s witch character that steals the show.
Continue reading: Into The Woods Finally Shows Off Its Singing
Take a sneak peak of forthcoming musical fairytale flick 'Into The Woods' in this short featurette, featuring comments from the stellar ensemble cast and crew. Among them are stars Emily Blunt, James Corden, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, as well as director Rob Marshall ('Chicago'), author of the book James Lapine and composer Stephen Sondheim ('Sweeney Todd').
Continue: Into The Woods - Featurette
The 36 year-old Brit's debut as host of the 'Late Late Show' will take place on March 9th, 2015.
James Corden's stint as the host of CBS's 'Late Late Show' will begin on March 9th of next year, the network announced Thursday (Oct 23rd), as he will be replacing the current talk show's host Craig Ferguson, who will leave in December.
Corden's US talk show debut is set for March 2015
Additionally CBS also announced thst fellow Brit Ben Winston will be moving to the CBS Television City lot in Los Angeles as well, becoming the executive producer of the new 12:37 a.m. show.
Continue reading: James Corden To Begin Hosting CBS' 'Late Late Show' In March 2015
Fellow Brit Ben Winston, a long-time collaborator with Corden, will be his executive producer.
British TV star James Corden will make his presentational debut for ‘The Late Late Show’ on March 9th 2015. The show will be executive-produced by Corden’s friend and colleague Ben Winston, CBS also stated on Thursday.
James Corden will make his 'Late Late Show' debut on March 9th next year.
The show will be recorded at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, which will disappoint many in Broadway circles who believed that the show might be made in New York.
Continue reading: James Corden's 'Late Late Show' Debut Set For March
As James Corden looks set for stateside presenting glory, we look at some of the lesser known facts about this comedy Brit.
Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden is taking over the slot from current host, Craig Ferguson, although representatives for the British comedy actor and CBS have yet to confirm the situation.
Reports suggested that James Corden will be the next host of CBS' The Late Late Show
Already a big hit in the UK from Gavin and Stacey, Americans seem as yet unsure about the potential new face on their screens as they know little about him. So, to help our stateside counterparts and to give us Brits a little bit more information about this comedy favourite, here are 10 things that you didn’t know about James Corden.
Continue reading: 10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden
The trailer for Disney's latest fairy tale, Into the Woods, has arrived.
Disney’s Christmas offering this year comes in the form of a bewitching fairy tale based on Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Set in an alternate world of various Brothers Grimm fairy stories, this modern twist centres around the original tale of a baker and his wife who have been cursed by a witch and must enter into the woods to break the spell so they can start their much-longed for family.
Further well-known classics intertwine with the desperate baker and his wife and they interact with other storybook characters from Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel on their travels.
Continue reading: Let's Take A Sneak Peak 'Into The Woods'
When a Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are cursed by a witch (Meryl Streep), they discover that they are unable to have children. The couple embark on an adventure into the woods in order to recover the magical objects required to break the spell and allow them to begin a family together. Over the course of their journey, they encounter iconic fairy-tale characters and motifs from stories like Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella. They also steadily learn valuable lessons about responsibility and being careful what they wish for .
Continue: Into The Woods - Teaser Trailer
The 35 year-old British actor is reportedly the television network's first choice to replace the departing Ferguson.
CBS have reportedly found a replacement for Craig Ferguson to host the 'Late Late Show,' and their pick is British actor James Corden. The 35 year-old TV personality is likely to begin emceeing the late night talk-show once Ferguson leaves this coming Christmas, The Wrap reports.
Corden is reportedly being targeted by CBS
Corden's successful career took off when he co-created the award-winning British series 'Gavin & Stacy,' he also starred as Paul Potts 2013's 'One Chance,' and can be currently seen alongside Keira Knightley in 'Begin Again.'
Fans of the Oscar-winning 2006 Irish film Once (and its more recent stage-musical adaptation) may find this American drama a little derivative, but it's a strong story in its own right. This time writer-director John Carney has assembled a starry cast to nicely capture the rhythms of New York's streets. And the songs, while not quite as integral to the story, are gorgeous.
The opening sequence sets up the story from two perspectives, as music producer Dan (Mark Ruffalo) hears songwriter Greta (Keira Knightley) reluctantly perform at a bar's open-mic night. Both of these people are at their rope's end: always seeking offbeat talent, Dan is on the outs with his record label partner (Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def), and wants to reconnect with his estranged wife and teen daughter (Catherine Keener and Hailee Steinfeld). Meanwhile, Greta has just been dumped by her rising pop-star boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine), who got his big break from a song she wrote. To stop her moping, her pal Steve (James Corden) encourages her to start singing her own songs. In Greta, Dan sees the kind of artist he longs to make records with, so with nothing to lose the two set out to record her songs at locations around the city for a new album.
Like Once, this is a love story that doesn't actually involve romance: these two people need each other to discover their life's passions. So Ruffalo and Knightley get the chance to create some terrific chemistry without much of a threat that they'll fall for each other. Indeed, each has other fish to fry, as they try to sort out their emotional connections elsewhere. Their flirty friendship plays out in a fresh, effortless way that generates some complex emotions and ideas. Ruffalo is always great at creating these kinds of loose, slightly hapless characters, while Knightley delivers an even more earthy performance, letting her own sparky personality emerge on-screen for the first time along with some serious skill as a singer. And the supporting cast add texture in just the right places.
Continue reading: Begin Again Review
The comedian and his wife are to give Max a little brother or sister!
James Corden and his wife Julia Carey are expecting their second child together, a rep has confirmed to the Mirror. The couple were last spotted at the weekends TV BAFTAs on Sunday night where a very small bump could clearly been seen under Carey's form-fitting black dress but now the news has been confirmed officially.
James Corden & Julia Carey Have Announced They're Expecting A Baby.
"James and Julia have loved every minute of becoming parents to their toddler Max and were keen to give him a brother or sister who is close in age," said the representative. "They're delighted to be pregnant again and can't wait to expand the family."
Continue reading: James Corden And Julia Carey "Delighted" To Be Expecting Second Child
Keira Knightley talks about working on her new movie 'Begin Again', in which she stars as a dejected singer-songwriter in New York alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo and Adam Levine. Although not a natural singer, Keira had to pull off a few tunes of her own in the movie.
Continue reading: Keira Knightley - Begin Again Red Carpet Interview
Dan Mulligan is a former record executive who has just been spectacularly dismissed by the label he was employed by. Now penniless with nowhere to go and no-one to talk to apart from his hormonal teenage daughter Violet, he is desperate to find some musicians and get his career back on track. Meanwhile, a young singer-songwriter named Gretta has just been dumped by her co-musician boyfriend Dave after he manages to secure a major label deal for himself. Depressed and alone, she finds herself performing solo on a stage at a small bar where Dan happens to be drinking. Captivated, he decides to take her under his wing and help her achieve the success she so craves with his own unusual methods, and both find themselves transforming as people in almost every way.
Formerly entitled 'Can A Song Save Your Life?', 'Begin Again' is a touching comedy drama with a thrilling all star cast. It has been written and directed by John Carney ('Once', 'On the Edge', 'Zonad', 'The Rafters'), and is the story of how music can change many people for the better - and, sometimes, for the worst. The film is due for UK release this summer on July 11th 2014.
Styles wasn't about to get shown up for his gullibility again.
Styles wasn't about to get shown up for his gullibility again. Harry Styles has become yet another victim-of-choice for a phone prankster after having made headlines with his embarrassingly gullible display at the hands of The 1975's Matt Healy and Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. This time, Styles was chosen as the target for James Corden's hilarious Send-To-All prank on The Michael McIntyre Chat Show on Monday (14th April).
Harry Styles Was Poised For A Witty Retort When James Corden Prank Texted Him.
The send-to-all game involved James sending a cheeky text to everyone on his contacts list to see who responded. The 32 year-old entertainer wrote "Me and you, lapdancing. Are you in or out? Come on, let's do this." Having learned his lesson from last month's blunder, the One Direction singer wasn't taking any chances and instead replied "Great, but what is it with you and lapdancing? What happened the last time we did that wasn't pretty."
Steve Carell has revealed during the 'Anchorman 2' première that the filming was difficult, due to Will Ferrell being too funny on the set.
Actor Steve Carell had difficulty working on the 'Anchorman' sequel because he found Will Ferrell so funny it was ''almost impossible'' to work with him. The 51-year-old 'Despicable Me' actor apparently had no quarrels with immediately signing on for 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues', as the 2004 original was the "best fun" he's ever had. On the flip side, it made his job incredibly difficult, as he was almost unable to film certain scenes as he struggled to keep his composure.
In an interview with 'Bang Showbiz' at 'Anchorman 2''s premiere at The Odeon, Leicester Square, London, the 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' star explained that: 'There's a scene we did in a lighthouse with Ron and it's probably the scene I laughed the hardest at. Will was so especially funny that day, it was almost impossible to get it [the scene] done.
The movie will tell the life story of the first 'Britain's Got Talent' winner.
James Corden stars as TV talent contest winner Paul Potts in One Chance, the sensational movie that has made waves in the UK and is now headed towards the US to spread the inspirational true story of one mind transformation from shop worker to opera singer.
James Corden Is Paul Potts In This Uplifting Success Story.
Directed by The Devil Wears Prada's James Frankel, the movie follows an aspiring singer who is held back by his low self-confidence and tedious shop job. It is only when he meets his wife, Julie-Ann Cooper (Alexandra Roach), that he receives the support he needs to enrol in a Venecian opera school.
When Paul Potts, an opera singer, auditioned for the first series of 'Britain's Got Talent' in 2007, he blew everyone away with his incredibly powerful vocals. Going on to win the show was a surprise to no-one, and it was not just his soulful arias that moved audiences, but his own emotional life story. Growing up he was frequently bullied and found consolation only in that of operatic music. Later, he met his devoted wife Julie-Ann Cooper who relentlessly encouraged him to perform and attend an opera school in Italy. His lack of confidence in himself caused most other people not to believe in him, but he took a brave step in leaving his job as a shop manager and giving 'BGT' a good shot - a decision that would change his life beyond recognition forever.
Continue: One Chance Trailer
Johnny Depp, Lily Cole, Chris Pine and Tom Ford are amongst those featured in McCartney's exciting new video.
A week after Sir Paul McCartney's latest solo album, New, debuted, the brand new video for track 'Queenie Eye' premieres today (October 24, 2013). However, this isn't any old music video: the former Beatle has called on a few friends to help, with stars including Gary Barlow, Alice Eve, Kate Moss, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, James Corden and Jeremy Irons all featured.
A Little Help From My Friends: Paul McCartney Prepared To Launch New Music Video.
The song is named after and draws inspiration from a childhood game McCartney used to play in Liverpool. "Queenie eye, queenie eye, who's got the ball? It isn't in my pocket. O-U-T spells OUT!" sang a young Macca and the same lyrics are called upon for Paul's latest, upbeat track that has been described by Q Magazine as "jaw-dropping."
Pour yourself a glass of mulled wine, nudge Grandad to stop him snoring and grab the cat: 'One Chance' is on.
Picture the scene if you will. It's Christmas Eve. The kids are going crazy, running around, watching the skies. You've just poured yourself another brandy and, oh look, One Chance is just about to start on BBC1. You know, the Paul Potts movie with that fella from Gavin & Stacey in it.
It's going to happen. The movie - which hits cinemas in the UK on Friday (October 18, 2013) - is likely to become one of the festive feel-good movies that all the family can sit down and enjoy.
It stars James Corden as Potts, a bullied shop assistant by day and amateur opera singer by night. UK audiences will be familiar with the story. Potts became an instant singing phenomenon after appearing on Simon Cowell's ITV show Britain's Got Talent.
Continue reading: Is Paul Potts' Movie 'One Chance' A Festival Classic In The Making?
James Corden has won high praise for his turn as tenor Paul Potts.
The British media went into frenzy early on Tuesday (September 10, 2013) when James Corden had the guile to admit that he didn't provide the opera for his new movie One Chance, based on the story of Britain's Got Talent winner Paul Potts.
Although he's known to be a competent singer (he has just begun filming the Hollywood musical The Woods), Corden confessed that the vocals heard in David Frankel's new movie were provided by Paul Potts himself. Which sort of makes sense really.
"It was very, very straightforward - I would pretend to be singing opera, and then Paul would go into the studio and loop to my mouth. I hope I haven't given it away too much, but that's basically what happened," the actor told press including the Independent at the Toronto Film Festival this week.
Sophia Grace Browlee has landed a role in Into the Woods. She will play the role of Little Red Riding Hood and will star opposite Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Anna Kendrick.
Sophia Grace Brownlee has been cast in Into the Woods. She has landed the role of Little Red Riding Hood, in the film which is due to be released in 2014.
Rosie McCelland (L) and Sophie Grace Brownlee (R) at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Brownlee first came to public attention after appearing on a YouTube video covering Nicki Minaj's 'Super Bass'. The 2011 video went viral of Brownlee, and her cousin Rosie McClelland, went viral and the two girls have since appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show. They have appeared on the talk show on multiple occasions as they have gained the approval of the crowd.
Is new Fox sitcom going to be lost in translation?
We’re already grimacing at the prospect of an American remake of The Inbetweeners, but us Brits should perhaps be more worried that the US is also making what is effectively a Stateside version of one of our most British of comedies, Gavin & Stacey.
The trailer for Us And Them has been revealed and we’re really not sure about it, even though it does star Alexis Bledel and Jason Ritter. Ok, so the American Office ended up being a surprise success, and we have to hand it to them for pulling it off, but an American Inbetweeners? Gavin & Stacey? They go too far. As usual it looks like the comedy is going to lose all its subtlety with everything glammed up somewhat in what in the UK was traditionally a pretty humble, sweet natured comedy even as it made stars of Matt Horne and James Corden.
Continue reading: America's Remake Of Gavin And Stacey, 'Us And Them' Previews Trailer
Ben Howard Is Surprise Winner In Otherwise Bland Brit Awards, 2013
Last night’s Brits ceremony could well have been the blandest Brits in years. Aside from a frisson of post-breakup tension between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift (who took to the stage wearing a sexy black hot-pant jumpsuit with gold embellishments) there was little in the way of shock, surprises, or backstage gossip (or if there is, it hasn’t made it’s way down to us yet!).
The details of this year's Brit Awards goody bag has been revealed. It includes a Treehouse holiday.
Adele, Mumford & Sons, Emeli Sande, blah, blah, blah: nobody really cares who walks away with the Brit Awards right? Lets face it, we tune in every year in the hope of some clunky presenting, a stiletto heel break, or a wardrobe malfunction. However, something else that appears to be of interest before every Brit Awards ceremony is the shadowy goody bags that each nominee and performer gets to take home. The Academy Awards put the stoppers on their Oscars gift bags years ago, owing totax concerns, but the British don't care about that. The Brit Awards goody bags and back - but what's in them this year?
Well, according to ceremony organizers, the biggest names in pop music will be taking home a Lucky Voice Karaoke Kit, in order to practise at home, we assume. For the girls, there's also a Jack French London Primrose Bag, while for the boys, it's a Twenty8 signature bag from The London Collection. Elsewhere, there's a Paperblanks journal ensuring telephone numbers can by duly scribbled down at the after-party, and there's also some Highland Angel cufflinks and Ti Senti Milani jewellery. Fancy.
Hey, there's also a scarf (for the cold weather) and some bamboo sunglasses (for the hot weather), as well as JBL headphones and a JBL 'flip' portable wireless stereo system. Should - heaven forbid - any of the celebrities forget to shower themselves in perfume and aftershave, the goody bag contains a Hugo Boss fragrance for the guys, and a Boss Nuit perfume for the ladies.
Continue reading: Forget The Gongs, What's In This Year's BRIT Awards Goody Bag?
The BRIT Awards 2013 takes place tonight, but could they be doing so without their host James Corden? Reports suggest that the comedian and actor has developed a throat infection this week, placing his participation in jeopardy.
Yesterday (February 18, 2013) The Daily Mirror reported a source as telling them about the illness, in a manner that suggested him dropping out wasn’t out of the question. “James has suffered with it in the past so recognised the symptoms straightaway” they apparently said. "He knew he had to act fast and rest immediately to stop the viral infection developing any further” they continued, before adding “James has been really excited about presenting the Brit awards and doesn’t want to have to pull out so getting better in time for the big night is his number one priority.”
Continue reading: Is James Corden BRIT Awards Hosting Appearance In Doubt?
Gavin & Stacey actress Joanna Page has given birth to her first child, welcoming Eva Madelief Russell on Friday, February 15, 2013. The 34-year-old actress, who played Stacey in the hugely successful BBC comedy series, is married to former Emmerdale actor James Thornton.
Page announced the news on Twitter, telling followers, "We are delighted to announce that Eva Madelief Russell was born 15th Feb,10:58am, weighing 6lbs 8ozs at The Lindo Wing. She's adorable!" Page, who lives in Oxfordshire with husband James, recently appeared in ITV drama The Syndicate and Sky drama Gates, with Tom Ellis. She gave birth at the private maternity unit in St Mary's Hospital, London. James, Joanna's husband of nine years, also tweeted of his delight, saying he was "over the moon," after becoming a father. He also revealed that baby Eva weighed in at a modest 6lbs 8ozs!
An American version of Gavin & Stacey - renamed Friends & Family - is currently in the casting process, with Parenthood star Jason Ritter thought to be on-board. The original show followed the long-distance relationship of Gavin (Matthew Horne) from Essex and Stacey (Page) from Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. Writers James Corden and Ruth Jones also co-starred as Gavin and Stacey's respective best friends.
Continue reading: What's Occurring? Gavin & Stacey's Joanna Page Welcomes Daughter Eva!
What is it about London's Groucho Club that has celebrities returning week-in-week-out? Harry Styles, the youngest member of One Direction, turns 19-years-old today (January 31, 2013) and chose London's hippest venue as the place to party with ex-girlfriends Caroline Flack and Cara Devalinge and pals James Corden and Nick Grimshaw on Thursday evening. The boys had started the evening at a Mexican restaurant, but all roads led to London's most infamous hangout - an unassuming members' club in the heart of London's Soho district.
Caroline Flack turned up wearing a red fur jacket and some futuristic heels, while Cara opted for leather trousers and a striped jacket following an appearance at Burberry's bash at their flagship store in Regent Street. Harry and Caroline have been close since they dated for three-months when he was 17, with the Xtra Factor presenter describing him as "brilliant and so much fun." On Thursday, Styles opted for a weird looking shiny blazer, while Radio 1 breakfast DJ Grimshaw went for a fitted black jacket. In all fairness, Corden was probably the best dressed of the guys, in jeans, a shirt and smart sweater.
British star James Corden says he's still holding out for a role on Lena Dunham's Golden Globe winning comedy series Girls. The Gavin & Stacey actor was sounded out by Dunham and co-writer Jenni Konner for the first series, though his commitments to Broadway show One Man, Two Guvnors meant he was unable to take part.
The 34-year-old says he's still keen to hook up with Dunham - considered one of the most exciting writing talents in television. "I was approached to be in the first series but had to decline due to work commitments; I really hope it works out that I can be in the show in the future. I think working with Lena would be an amazing experience," Corden told Company magazine. The season two premiere of Girls aired on Sunday (January 13, 2013) to unanimous praise from critics. It follows the story of various twenty-somethings living in New York City, though without the glitz and glamour of Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and the like. Corden added, "Girls is smart, funny, moving and completely original. Lena Dunham has written a show about real people in real situations, and the best thing about it is that real people love it. It also has - what I think to be - one of the best male performances ever by Adam, played by Adam Driver. His performance is so captivating and brilliant."
Writer Konner revealed he had approached Corden for the show having become "obsessed" with Gavin & Stacey, the BBC comedy that made the actor a household name.
Continue reading: Will Poor James Corden Ever Make It Onto Lena Dunham's Girls?
Jack Whitehall is reportedly under pressure to stand down as presenter of a prize at the National Television Awards later in January following complaints about his performance on Channel 4's Big Fat Quiz Of The Year. His suitability for the appearance was called in question by NTA presenter George Mitchell who told the Daily Mail (who else?) that he wanted to hold a "summit conference" to decide if Whitehall should still be invited.
The furore began when an indignant article in the aforementioned newspaper criticised Channel 4's broadcast. It slammed lewd jokes about The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, President Barack Obama, sprinter Usain Bolt and the singer Susan Boyle. Mitchell said he feared the controversy could "run and run" and offered Whitehall "the chance to withdraw."
However, creator and executive producer of the NTA (i.e, somebody with more power than Mitchell) told The Independent, "Contrary to spurious reports earlier today, I would like to confirm that there has been no crisis summit over Jack Whitehall's invitation to present an award at this year's National Television Awards. We are very much looking forward to welcoming him on January 23 for our live show."
Channel 4 must be breathing a huge sigh of relief that they didn’t decide to invite Frankie Boyle on this year’s Big Fat Quiz show, because they’ve managed to cause enough controversy, without having the sharp-tongued Scotsman on board. This year, the damage has been done largely by Jack Whitehall and James Corden, who were openly drinking a bottle of red wine throughout the show and made a number of crude jokes about The Queen, as well as Barack Obama and Susan Boyle.
Lord Burns, the chairman of Channel 4, declined the opportunity to speak to the Daily Mail about the show, but the British newspaper is up in arms about its distasteful content. The outrage has spread beyond the press, though, with Tory MP Conor Burns – a member of the Commons’ culture media and sport select committee – demanding to know why the show was aired as early as 9pm. “I actually watched some of the broadcast because we are staying with family for the holidays and I found it quite distasteful,” said the MP. “It was base, unfunny comedy and in some ways I thought its greater crime really was that it just wasn’t funny.”
At one point during the show, James Corden and Jack Whitehall attempted to cover up one of their answers, aware that it was inappropriate, but eventually revealed what they had written on the screen anyway. A sample of the ‘vulgar’ comedy on display during the quiz was Whitehall’s comment about Cary Rae Jepsen: “If you had given your number to someone like Carly Rae Jepsen and discovered how annoying she was, you would suck someone’s c*** to get rid of her.”
James Corden’s stuttering performance under pressure at last year’s BRIT Awards ultimately hasn’t ruined his chances of being asked back, with the event confirming that the actor and comedian will be returning to host the music awards in 2013.
The televised awards descended into controversy this year after Corden was ordered by production to tell best British album winner Adele to cut her acceptance speech short so that they’d have time to show all of Blur’s performance. Unhappy with that, Adele flipped the bird at the cameras and the event came under criticism for essentially telling the night’s biggest winner to get off stage.
Corden will be hoping that there’ll be no repeat of that this time round, with the organizers having hopefully learnt their lesson. In addition to his confirmation to return, organizers have also revealed that Damien Hirst will follow in the footsteps of Sir Peter Blake and Dame Vivienne Westwood in designing the statuette to be handed out to winners in 2013. According to the Telegraph, BRITS chairman David Joseph said: "We are delighted that Damien will become the third extraordinary creative Briton to re-imagine the Brit statue. He is truly one of the most important British artists ever and his unique vision will make winning a 2013 Brit an even more special proposition."
Is an x factor 2012 boycott on the cards? According to the Daily Record, a huge number of fans, including some celebrity viewers of the show – have decided that after last Sunday’s fiasco (October 7, 2012), they will no longer tune into the show. 'X Factor' has been plagued with allegations of results fixing, since one of the show’s producer’s was seen “crawling along the studio floor to have a word” with X Factor judge Louis Walsh.
Louis initially seemed to opt to save Carolynne Poole, from Leeds who was undoubtedly the more talented singer in the sing-off. However, Louis then back-pedalled and eventually said that he wanted to the vote to go to a deadlock, meaning that camp Rylan got through on public votes. Fans of the show were outraged; the actress Tamsin Outhwaite vowed not to watch the show again, saying “I feel free knowing I will never watch 'X Factor' again after last night’s fiasco. My weekends are mine again.” The comedian James Corden also branded the decision ”bullsh*t.”
The producer who spoke to Walsh during the sing-off was 62 year-old Richard Holloway. He released a statement to defend himself and the show against allegations of fixing, which read “We regularly chat to the judges during the show…On Sunday I was telling Louis the order the judges would vote in. We don’t tell the judges how to vote.” A show source said that Sunday night’s show had been “a shambles.” This could go either way for 'X Factor'. Disgruntled pessimists convinced of foul play may decide to leave the house for a change on a Saturday night. On the other hand, the rest of the country might start tuning in to see what all this fuss is about. And many viewers will simply want to see if Gary Barlow has stopped sulking about it all, yet.
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