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James Corden dresses as Victoria Beckham on 'The Late Late Show'.
James Corden has kept his promise of making his London 'Late Late Show' residency as silly as possible in the wake of the city's terror attacks by dressing up as Victoria Beckham - much to her ex-footballer husband's delight. He actually looks rather graceful.
James Corden dresses up as Mary Poppins
The talk show host donned a wavy brunette wig, a white fur jacket, glittering earrings and what looks like a black sequined top in sneak preview photograph of his forthcoming 'Late Late Show' episode. With a glamorous boudoir backdrop, David Beckham stood next to him in a tuxedo, starring earnestly into the camera while adjusting his sleeves as James looks upon him admiringly.
Continue reading: David Beckham Shares Hilariously 'Posh' Photo Of James Corden
James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' brings out the craziest stories.
There was some seriously electric chemistry between Ed Sheeran and James Corden on his latest 'Carpool Karaoke' segment for 'The Late Late Show', where the pair harmonised with each other perfectly to some of the former's greatest singles - along with a couple of other pop hits.
Ed Sheeran performs on the 'Today' show
It's the episode we've all been waiting for, seeing James Corden picking up Ed Sheeran in downtown LA on his way to work on the pretence that the latter left his guitar at James' house. In reality, the guitar was there to make Ed feel a little more comfortable with the journey ahead, as he later revealed.
'The Late Late Show' is currently in London, and James Corden is proud to be back.
In the wake of the recent terror attack in London, James Corden - who has been shooting 'The Late Late Show' in the city - opens up about his love for the city and the pride he feels about the people that live there, as well as the fearless attitude he feels from his hometown.
James Corden filming 'The Late Late Show' in London
James Corden once again opened his show with a monologue about yet another attack on British soil, but this time there was a joy to his tone directed at the attitudes of his fellow Londoners. He couldn't be more thrilled to be back at home once again.
This is the episode we've all been waiting for.
James Corden is bringing 'The Late Late Show' to London for the very first time where none other than Ed Sheeran will be joining him for a hugely anticipated Carpool Karaoke session. The show will air next week on CBS with a host of exciting guests for the rest of the show.
Ed Sheeran performing on the 'Today' show
The British star will take along his famous acoustic guitar on a car journey with the London-born talk show host, where they'll sing along to some of 26-year-old Ed's greatest tunes from 'Castle on the Hill' to 'Sing' as we can see in the brief teaser for the episode.
Continue reading: James Corden And Ed Sheeran 'Sing' In Carpool Karaoke UK Teaser
The 'Late Late Show' host pays tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attacks.
Following the horrific bombing attack on the Manchester Arena in England last night following an Ariana Grande concert, James Corden has delivered a heartfelt monologue addressing the incident and paying his respects to a city in turmoil and the families of the victims.
James Corden at 2017 CBS Upfront event
'The Late Late Show' suspended its humour for a moment with a speech by a shocked looking James Corden. In a brief statement, he spoke about the love that he has for the UK city which he has visited many times before, and the people within it that are suffering following the attack.
After a week-long residency on 'The Late Late Show' plugging his debut solo album, Styles inevitably joined host Corden for an episode of 'Carpool Karaoke'.
On Thursday night’s show (May 18th), rounding off four nights’ worth of Styles showcasing tracks from his brand new debut solo album, the former One Direction singer joined Corden in blasting out some more of his songs while cruising round Los Angeles, trying on a few bizarre outfits to boot!
Harry Styles in May 2017
Continue reading: Harry Styles Joins James Corden For 'Carpool Karaoke'
Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel had a lot to say on the subject.
Since the news broke earlier this week that President Donald Trump had fired the director of the FBI James Comey, people around the world have reacted with a mixture of shock and incredulity. It's a crazy situation, and one that Stephen Colbert, James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel have been making light of.
Donald Trump out voting on election day
Despite the fact that Trump's presidency is actually quite terrifying for the people who live in America, you can't deny that the man has high entertainment value. He makes himself extremely easy to make fun of, especially when he's living up to his 'Apprentice' catchphrase 'You're fired!'.
Filming the introduction to Wednesday's episode of 'The Late Late Show', British host Corden paid tribute to his home city.
Following the terrorist attack in Westminster that made headlines around the world, chat show host James Corden took the time to pay tribute to the victims of the attack and explain how it felt as a British expatriate.
The 38 year old British comedian has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the last two years since he took over presenting duties on ‘The Late Late Show’, and took the time to acknowledge the atrocity committed near the Houses of Parliament in London earlier on Wednesday (March 22nd).
“There was a terror attack today in my hometown - the city of London - in Westminster,” he said in a piece to camera while filming the latest episode of his show.
Continue reading: James Corden Pays Tribute To London After Westminster Attacks
Corden and Take That in a car together singing. Could it be magic?
The British boyband have already filmed the skit with Corden in Los Angeles, and during a new interview with the Radio Times they spilled some secrets about how ‘Carpool Karaoke’ is actually filmed.
Take That will take part in a special ‘Carpool Karaoke’ for Red Nose Day
Continue reading: Take That Join James Corden For Special Comic Relief 'Carpool Karaoke'
We're sure Donald Trump had it coming.
Celebrities are wistfully remembering what a laugh Donald Trump used to be before he became President of the United States. James Corden in particular remembers 'spanking' him during a Broadway show - that was only five years ago and yet it's a far cry from what you'd expect of him now.
James Corden got to spank Donald Trump
While interviewing 'Scandal' star Kerry Washington and 'Saturday Night Live' star Alec Baldwin (best known in the current climate for his Donald Trump impersonations on the show) on 'The Late Late Show', James Corden reflected on their previous encounters with the thin-skinned President.
Continue reading: James Corden Remembers Spanking The President Of The United States
He does his own version of the musical's song dressed as Emma Stone.
James Corden paid tribute to the catastrophic loss 'La La Land' suffered at the 89th Academy Awards last week, with his own rendition of the musical's song 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)'. He dons a wig to echo the main character, and takes us back to that cringeworthy incident.
James Corden performs his own rendition of 'La La Land''s 'Audition'
Dressed as Emma Stone's character Mia, with Ryan Gosling also making an appearance reprising his role as Sebastian, he sang about how the film was accidentally named Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday (February 26th 2017) in a segment on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'.
'Ocean's Eight' is due for release in 2018, and features an all-star cast including Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna.
James Corden’s domination of America continues apace with the news that he’s been cast for a role in the forthcoming all-female Ocean’s Eleven spin-off, apparently titled Ocean’s Eight.
It’s arguably the biggest movie role that the late night TV chat show host has landed to date. The film already boasts an impressive cast, including Sandra Bullock, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna, and it will see a group of thieves and con artists try to pull off a heist, the target of which will be played by former ‘Homeland’ star Damien Lewis.
38 year old Corden will be playing the part of an insurance investigator, according to the original report by Variety.
Continue reading: James Corden Lands Role In All-Female 'Ocean's Eight' Spin-Off
Michael was the first person to sing in a car with Corden back in 2011.
Michael, who passed away on Christmas Day, took part in a Comic Relief sketch with the comedian in 2011, which would go on to inspire Corden’s hugely successful Carpool Karaoke segment.
James Corden has paid tribute to George Michael
Madonna was the latest guest on Corden's ever-popular 'Carpool Karaoke' this week.
The new instalment of James Corden’s hugely successful ‘Carpool Karaoke’ proved to be a hit, as latest guest Madonna rode along with the British host and sang along with a selection of her smash hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s.
“I don’t like riding in a car unless there’s music,” she said at the start of the video as she appeared to promote her new Showtime tour film surrounding her last album Rebel Heart, which is released on December 9th.
Madonna appeared on 'Carpool Karaoke'
Continue reading: Madonna Reveals She Once Kissed Michael Jackson On 'Carpool Karaoke'
The Queen of Pop joins the King of late night on Wednesday.
The segment will air on Wednesday’s edition of ‘The Late Late Show’ and judging from the minute-long teaser, it could be Corden’s most eventful journey yet.
Continue reading: Madonna Twerks In Preview For 'Carpool Karaoke' With James Corden
The Olympian says he has a gold medal for every time Corden’s had sex (that’s nine).
The Jamaican athlete ran circles around the talk show host on the mic and was declared the victor after unleashing a number of zingers on Corden.
Continue reading: Watch Usain Bolt Slay James Corden In Epic Rap Battle
Corden previously hosted the Tony Awards back in June.
The 'Late Late Show' host has won legions of fans in the US, thanks in part to the show's mega-successful 'Carpool Karaoke' segment, which regularly racks up millions of views on Youtube. Corden will be taking over from actor and hip-hop star LL Cool J, who has hosted the awards for the past five years.
James Corden is next year's Grammy's host
Continue reading: James Corden Announced As Host For The Grammy Awards
Corden has already had Madonna in his passenger seat this week.
The ‘Grenade’ singer was spotting filming with Corden in Los Angeles and later confirmed his upcoming appearance on Instagram.
Continue reading: Bruno Mars To Join James Corden For Carpool Karaoke
Madonna will be taking the passenger seat for a sing-a-long on the ‘Late Late Show’.
The singer confirmed her upcoming appearance on the popular ‘Late Late Show’ segment on Twitter, posting one picture of herself behind the wheel and another alongside Corden.
Continue reading: Madonna Confirms She's Next For 'Carpool Karaoke' With James Corden
Playing 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts' on 'The Late Late Show', he was also asked by James Corden about his relationship with the rest of One Direction...
In fairness, he was asked to choose between only Goulding and his other former flame, Selena Gomez, during the game of ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’ he played with Corden’s other guests, Isla Fisher and Ewan McGregor. In the game, each guest was asked to reveal a deep persona truth or eat or drink some kind of revolting foodstuff.
The 'Perfect Illusion' is the first guest to drive his car.
Lady GaGa was the latest guest on the popular 'Late Late Show with James Corden' segment 'Carpool Karaoke' and, we have to say, it's been a long time coming. The pair sang her best hits and talked about everything from getting her driver's license to owning Michael Jackson's clothes.
Lady Gaga finally hits 'Carpool Karaoke'
Gaga seriously gave it her all as if James' car was Madison Square Garden. In fact, it's one of the first episodes where James found himself drowned out by his Carpool Karaoke companion as they performed such monster hits as 'Perfect Illusion', 'The Edge Of Glory', 'Born This Way' and 'Poker Face'.
Continue reading: James Corden Lets Lady Gaga Take The Wheel For 'Carpool Karaoke'
The animated movie centres on emojis and their secret world ‘Textopolis’.
James Corden has joined the voice cast of Sony’s EmojiMovie: Express Yourself, due out in summer 2017.
Directed by Anthony Leondis, the comedy’s cast so far also includes How to Train Your Dragon’s T.J. Miller and 'Broad City' co-creator and star Ilana Glazer.
Continue reading: James Corden Joins 'EmojiMovie: Express Yourself'
For the first time us humans get to have a look into the life of some of the most mysterious creatures ever known: Trolls! When Princess Poppy decides to go on an adventure to a new land, she's continually put in peril by giants and monsters unlike any that she's ever heard of.
Trolls the movie is produced by DreamWorks Animation and sees Thomas Dam's famous dolls being brought to life for the first time.
Ahead of the debut of 'The Grand Tour' next month, the trio appeared on Corden's 'The Late Late Show' to participate in a 'Carpool Karaoke'-style competition segment.
As the former presenters of ‘Top Gear’ they were probably one of Britain’s most famous entertainment exports, but now Jeremy Clarkson and his colleagues Richard Hammond and James May have appeared on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’ in the US ahead of their new series ‘The Grand Tour’.
The trio are launching their massively anticipated new motoring series ‘The Grand Tour’ on Amazon Prime in just over a month’s time.
Ahead of the grand unveiling, they appeared in a ‘Carpool Karaoke’-style segment on the late night chat show where they raced cars around a desert track, and answered questions from their fellow Brit James Corden.
Launching an impassioned campaign to bring back boybands, Corden temporarily became the sixth Backstreet Boy when they performed on 'The Late Late Show' this week.
“I care about this more than maybe anything else on the planet: we are bringing back boy bands,” Corden told the audience on Tuesday night’s edition of his CBS show (September 27th), before bringing out the Backstreet Boys to perform their signature 1997 hit ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’. Joining their line-up as a sixth member, Corden moved along surprisingly well with the choreography, as you can see in the video below!
James Corden temporarily became the sixth Backstreet Boy
Continue reading: James Corden Performs With The Backstreet Boys
The film will combine live-action with CGI animation to recreate Peter Rabbit’s world.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens actress Daisy Ridley has signed on to star in Sony’s upcoming Peter Rabbit film. Alongside Ridley, the film will feature James Corden as the voice of Beatrix Potter’s mischievous rabbit.
Daisy Ridley will star in the upcoming Peter Rabbit film with James Corden
Also cast so far are, Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki and Rose Byrne, who will play the lead role of Bea. The film will be directed by Will Gluck (who previously helmed Annie) and will be adapted from a screenplay by Rob Lieber.
Continue reading: Daisy Ridley Signs On For 'Peter Rabbit' Movie With James Corden
Jimmy Kimmel channels George Michael with 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'.
In case you thought James Corden's Carpool Karaoke couldn't get any better, he appeared alongside Jimmy Kimmel in a brief sketch ahead of the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday (September 18th 2016) and made the host sing none other than 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'.
Jimmy Kimmel sings Wham! with James Corden
'The Late Late Show with James Corden' brought its most popular segment to the Emmys with host Jimmy Kimmel in the passenger seat. He wasn't prepared for what James had prepared for him, however, and he was promptly forced to sing along to Wham!'s 1984 number one hit 'Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go'. Naturally, Jimmy didn't need too much persuading to join in the fun.
Corden’s bandleader Reggie Watts says there’s been talks to bring the popular talk show across the pond.
James Corden has reportedly had talks to bring the ‘Late, Late Show’ to the UK, according to his bandleader Reggie Watts. The US talk show is currently broadcast on a one day delay on Sky One in the UK, but Watts says they're considering filming a few episodes in the host’s homeland.
James Corden has held talks to bring the ‘Late Late Show’ to the UK
Speaking to the Press Association at the Emmys last night Watts said: "I think (James) is always going to have a strong association to the UK. I love the UK. We're thinking of maybe, possibly bringing the show there. Just for fun for a couple of shows.”
Continue reading: Could James Corden Be Bringing The 'Late Late Show' To The UK?
The singer proved her haters wrong by singing along with James Corden.
Britney SpearsBritney Spears hit 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' this week to get involved in his much-loved segment 'Carpool Karaoke'. In a recent preview for the segment, she was mocked for miming along to her 2004 song 'Toxic', but now it seems it was all a lot of fuss over nothing.
Britney Spears sings with James Corden on Carpool Karaoke
She didn't mime the whole way through it, as was initially believed in the preview clip, but she rarely managed to sing through the entirety of a song, unlike her male counterpart who seriously gave it his all. There's always the possibility that she's forgotten the words, which would explain the frequent accusations for miming on stage too.
Continue reading: Britney Spears On Carpool Karaoke! And No, It Wasn't All Miming
Viewers are exasperated that she doesn't sing along to 'Toxic'.
Britney Spears is set to appear on 'The Late Late Show' with James Corden for his much-loved Carpool Karaoke segment. He released a little taster clip of what to expect from his latest guest, which appears to be not a lot of singing - well, not from the popstar anyway.
Britney Spears mimes on Carpool Karaoke
The 'Make Me...' singer will be appearing on tomorrow's episode (August 25th 2016). In the one minute teaser clip, James plays her number one 2004 hit 'Toxic' from her 'In The Zone' album and sings along, as Britney mimes. It's unclear whether or not this is a fair representation of her conduct throughout the whole episode, but people have sure been mocking her for it over social media.
Britney is well known for frequently miming at her concerts, particularly during her latest Las Vegas residency 'Piece Of Me'. Plus, a couple of years ago, a version of Britney singing 'Alien' without autotune surfaced, and it was bad. Like real bad. Though producers from the album later defended her, saying that it was actually a vocal warm-up session. Which we can believe, seeing as we have heard her sing live before. Perhaps 'Toxic' was just too much to ask.
It's not as though you have to be an amazing singer to be on Carpool Karaoke though. First Lady Michelle Obama gave it her all singing along to Stevie Wonder's 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours', Beyonce's 'All The Single Ladies' and Missy Elliott's 'Get Your Freak On', and it was probably the best episode ever.
More: Britney Spears forgets meeting Colton Haynes
In the video, they also talk about Britney's 'almost identical' children Sean and Jayden, and what it's like for them to watch their scantily clad mother dancing about in her Las Vegas shows. 'I saw my mum in her underwear once when I was, like, 11', James confesses with a cringe. 'I can't shake the image from my brain.'
Britney is about to release her ninth studio album 'Glory' via RCA Records, featuring the single 'Make Me...' with G-Eazy, as well as promotional releases 'Clumsy' and 'Do You Wanna Come Over?'.
'Glory' will be released on August 26th 2016.
The Brits teamed up at the Hollywood Rose Bowl to perform a cover of The Purple One's 'Nothing Compares 2 U'.
The British host of ‘The Late Late Show’ also celebrated his 38th birthday at the gig on Sunday night (August 21st), as Coldplay’s frontman Chris Martin presented him with a cake ahead of his actual birthday the next day.
James Corden performed a Prince song with Coldplay
Continue reading: Coldplay Invite James Corden Onstage To Play Prince Tribute
The overzealous fans took the ‘Late Late Show’ host on an impromptu car ride in London.
James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ has become one of the most popular segments on late night television, with over 830 million combined views on Youtube. But with great success comes its problems and as Corden learnt, sometimes you also have to deal with some very over-eager fans.
James Corden says he was once “kidnapped” by fans in London
Speaking to The Wrap, Corden described how he was once “kidnapped” by a group of fans in London. “I was crossing the street in London a few weeks ago and there were these four kids. They were like 18, 19,” he said. “They sort of forced me to get in the car. They all had their camera phones out and we were just singing along to the radio. I was like, ‘Am I being kidnapped?’”
Continue reading: James Corden Was Once "Kidnapped" By 'Carpool Karaoke' Fans In London
TBS has announced plans for a 16-part stand-alone series of 'Drop the Mic', with Corden as an executive producer.
James Corden is continuing his relentless conquering of American television with the announcement of a third show, with TBS revealing a new stand-alone series of Corden’s popular celebrity rap battle segment ‘Drop the Mic’.
The network announced on Thursday (August 11th) that it was developing a 16-part series of ‘Drop the Mic’, the popular sketch developed by Corden and his producer Ben Winston, that will debut in early 2017. Corden and Winston will both feature as executive producers for the new series.
James Corden's 'Drop the Mic' segment has been snapped up by TBS for a stand-alone series
Continue reading: James Corden's 'Drop The Mic' Snapped Up By TBS For Stand-Alone Series
Spears will release her ninth studio album ‘Glory’ on August 26th.
Britney Spears is rumoured to be the next star in line to join James Corden for ‘The Late Late Show’s’ ‘Carpool Karaoke’. The popstar is expected to make an appearance alongside Corden in the passenger seat before her new album Glory drops later this month.
Britney Spears is reportedly set to join James Corden for Carpool Karaoke
The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Spears will be following in the footsteps of Adele, Sia and even Michelle Obama to have a sing-al-along with Corden. Spears’ management is said to be “working overtime” to get Glory to debut at the number one spot when it’s released on August 26.
Continue reading: Is Britney Spears Next For 'Carpool Karaoke' With James Corden?
The ‘Late Late Show’ host has previously said Beyonce is the person he’d most like to have a sing-a-long with in his car.
He’s shared his car with Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder and even Adele, but James Corden is still yet to land the biggest ‘Carpool Karaoke’ guest of all, Beyonce. But speaking to British GQ magazine, Corden revealed that a sing-a-long with Bey may not be too far off.
James Corden is working on a ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with Beyonce
“The dream would be Beyonce,” he told the magazine. “It would break the internet. She’s on tour right now. We’re working on it.” Back in June Corden had also told Vogue that Beyonce would be the person he’d most like to have on the show.
Continue reading: James Corden "Working On" 'Carpool Karaoke' With Beyonce
To be available exclusively to Apple subscribers.
James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' video sensation is about to take off in a 'Late Late Show' spin-off series of its own, and it's just been announced that Apple Music have bought the rights from CBS Television Studios. That means Apple subscribers will be able to watch the shows exclusively!
'Carpool Karaoke' is sold to Apple Music
'Carpool Karaoke' is set to hit Apple Music with 16 brand new episodes in the same vein as the segment of the same name on 'The Late Late Show With James Corden'. The segments are usually around 15 minutes each and often go viral with guests such as Michelle Obama, Stevie Wonder, One Direction and Elton John all having joined him for a sing-a-long and a car-ride since the show began. The new show will be similar premise, though the journey destinations will be of significance to each celebrity and each episode.
While playing 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts', Corden asked Kunis: 'carrot stick or beer can?'
Bad Moms actresses Mila Kunis and Christina Applegate were forced to make some difficult choices when they both appeared on James Corden’s ‘The Late Late Show’, as the host invited them to play a game of his invention, ‘Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts’.
Essentially, it was a game of truth or dare, in which the participants had to answer questions about themselves or the other person, or consume an unusual food or drink item. By unusual, we mean things like: ghost pepper hot sauce, cow tongue, sardines, grasshoppers, calf's brain, pickle juice and clam juice...
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher out and about in Los Angeles
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').
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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."
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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.
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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.
D'Artagnan has always dreamt of becoming a Musketeer but being too young he's never been able to leave his home town of Gascony and make the trip to Paris. Now a little older and less naive he travels to Paris where, through a rather unusual scenario, befriends three seasoned and well respected Musketeers named Athos, Porthos, and Aramis.
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