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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Took 3-Year Paternity Leave

Actor focused on his kids, is back with new projects this year

(Newser) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt is back, baby. And back from the babies, to be precise. The actor has been out of sight since his last movie release in 2016 as he took three years off to be a father to his two young sons, born in 2015 and 2017. "I just... More »

SNL Blocks Trump From NATO Cool Kids' Table

He has to go sit with Latvia

(Newser) - It was a very Cold Open for Alec Baldwin's President Trump on Saturday Night Live, with the mocked American president trying and failing to get a seat at the cafeteria table with the same NATO cool kids caught on video earlier this week mocking him . The show brought in... More »

James Corden: 'We're Not All as Lucky as Bill Maher'

The late-night host rips Maher about his support for fat-shaming

(Newser) - James Corden might say he was throwing his weight around. The Late Late Show host delved out a little social commentary Thursday in response to Bill Maher's recent defense of fat-shaming, BuzzFeed reports. "Fat-shaming doesn't need to end; it needs to make a comeback," Maher said... More »

James Corden Awesomely Pranks Beckham

There's a reason the 'statue' didn't look like the soccer star

(Newser) - At least he liked the hair. David Beckham went to see a statue of himself before the official unveiling, and was shocked by what he saw, CNN reports. The statue was not at all flattering: "It doesn't really look nothing like me," Beckham said. "I mean,... More »

Buble's Teary Carpool Karaoke Moment: 'My Whole Life Ended'

Singer talks with James Corden about dealing with his son Noah's cancer diagnosis

(Newser) - Get ready for your Saturday morning "I'm not crying, you're crying" moment. Michael Buble cruised around with James Corden for a special Carpool Karaoke segment that aired Friday, part of the UK's "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon, HuffPost reports. And while the song-filled drive with... More »

The 'Carpool Karaoke' Song That Made James Corden Cry

Hearing the origins of 'Let It Be' from Paul McCartney proved emotional for the late-night host

(Newser) - A day in the life of James Corden often involves cajoling celebrities into his car as he cruises in Los Angeles, where they enjoy conversation and belt out songs together as part of the 'Carpool Karaoke' segment on Corden's Late Late Show. This week, however, the British comedian... More »

Clinton Trolls Trump in Surprise Grammys Cameo

She read an excerpt from 'Fire and Fury'

(Newser) - If President Trump watched the Grammys—and if he did, he didn't tweet about it—he would have found himself being trolled by several celebrities, including none other than Hillary Clinton. She made a surprise appearance in a pre-recorded segment where stars including Cher, Cardi B, and Snoop Dogg... More »

Trump Slurs a Word, and Late-Night Pounces

The White House blamed dry mouth

(Newser) - There was no shortage of reaction to President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday, but one word that was floating around was an unexpected one: dentures. There was much social media chatter over the president's apparent slurring of the word "states" at... More »

Al Michaels Fumbles Weinstein Joke on Sunday Night Football

Sportscaster comparing NY Giants to producer didn't go over well

(Newser) - NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels has quickly apologized after making a joke about Harvey Weinstein during the Sunday Night Football broadcast. Per the AP , Michaels mused in the middle of the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos that the Giants were "coming... More »

Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,... More »

Kimmel: 'Total Disaster' Trump 'Needs to Go'

Late-night hosts react to Charlottesville remarks

(Newser) - President Trump's Charlottesville remarks Tuesday met with disbelief from network hosts —and ridicule from their late-night counterparts. Trump is a "total disaster" who needs to go, Jimmy Kimmel told viewers. Trump supporters should "treat the situation like you would if you'd put Star Wars wallpaper... More »

James Corden Sends Trump 297 Copies of Tom Hanks Flick

He thinks 'Philadelphia' will get president to care about AIDS

(Newser) - Late Late Show host James Corden thinks he's come up with a can't-miss way to get President Trump more involved in the fight against AIDS. He has sent 297 copies of the movie Philadelphia to the president's Mar-a-Lago country club in Florida. On his show Tuesday , Corden... More »

Late Night Reacts to Comey Firing With Disbelief, T-Shirts

Jimmy Kimmel is hawking 'Comey Is My Homey' attire

(Newser) - It was no joke that President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director on Tuesday, but there were plenty of them on late-night TV in response to the news, mixed with shock and disbelief. What some of the hosts had to say, via CNN and Newsweek :
  • Stephen Colbert: "That
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Here's Who Took Home Grammy Gold

Plus the most talked-about moments and performances

(Newser) - First to take the stage Sunday night at LA's Staples Center for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards before the show heads to New York for 2018 : a sparkly, well-received Adele singing her nominated "Hello." Her performance was followed by dapper late-night host and Carpool Karaoke crooner James... More »

Madonna Casually Discusses Kissing Michael Jackson

Reveals relationship to James Corden on 'Carpool Karaoke'

(Newser) - During her appearance on " Carpool Karaoke " Wednesday night, Late Late Show host James Corden asked Madonna what it was like to be friends with Michael Jackson. "So you want me to kiss and tell, then?" Madonna replied, and then "Of course. Of course. Of course,"... More »

For First Time in 5 Years, No LL Cool J as Grammys Host

James Corden will host instead

(Newser) - Late-night host and "Carpool Karaoke" commuter James Corden will be behind the wheel at the Grammy Awards telecast in February, the AP reports. It will be the first turn for Corden presiding over the Grammycast, which for the past five years has had LL Cool J as host. It... More »

How Late-Night Hosts Reacted to Trump Win

'Thank God we legalized marijuana yesterday'

(Newser) - Late-night hosts pivoted from candidate Donald Trump to President-elect Trump on Wednesday night, combining punchlines and audience group counseling after the billionaire's defeat of Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. A selection:
  • "For years I've come out every night and asked how you're doing, but I've
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Corden Finally Figures Out Gaga's 'Bad Romance' Lyrics

Singer appears on 'Carpool Karaoke'

(Newser) - Lady Gaga participated in a fun " Carpool Karaoke " session with James Corden on The Late Late Show Tuesday, during which Corden—and, likely, many of his viewers—was educated on the "Bad Romance" lyrics. "Just talk me through that," Corden asked as he and Gaga... More »

Michelle Obama Spits Rhymes in Carpool Karaoke

Obama, aka 'Renaissance,' can belt out a tune

(Newser) - It's been almost eight years since Michelle Obama was able to sit in a passenger seat and sing along to the radio, so it's a good thing James Corden stopped by the White House recently. In the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke, Corden drives Obama repeatedly around the... More »

Hamilton Scores Near-Record 11 Tonys

It was an emotional night on Broadway

(Newser) - Hamilton, the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community after a shooting at a gay Florida nightclub , the AP reports. Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical biography... More »

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