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James Corden, only a few months into his tenure as host of The Late Late Show, teamed up with Sting to say goodbye to 12:30 a.m. time slot innovator, CBS cohort and departing Late Show host, David Letterman.
Immediately following Letterman's last episode, The Late Late Show began with Corden and Sting, sitting outside the Ed Sullivan Theater and singing "Every Breath You Take." Though the British comedian tried to toss in some rhymes (such as "Paul Shaffer" and "wafer"), Sting assertively assured him, "We don't need none of that. »
James Corden celebrated David Letterman‘s last “Late Show” by pissing off Sting outside the Ed Sullivan Theater on Wednesday. The “Late Late Show” host sat next to the rock icon as he performed “Every Breath You Take,” and then ruined the hypnotic 1983 Police single by improvising some rap verses. “What are you doing?” Sting deadpans in the segment that opened the “Late Late Show.” Also Read: David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Floods Social Media With Laughs, Tears and Appreciation “I just thought I’d add some lyrics to make it a bit more ghetto,” Corden responds. “We don »
- Greg Gilman
James Corden and Sting paid tribute to David Letterman in a very unique way. Immediately following the end of Letterman's final Late Show on Wednesday, Corden's Late Late Show kicked off with a cold open featuring himself and Sting performing a rendition of "Every Breath You Take." The song started off promisingly with the legendary musician on guitar, but things got awkward as Corden tried to throw some freestyle rapping into the mix. "I just thought I'd add some lyrics to make it a bit more ghetto," Corden reasoned, to which Sting replied: "Do something, but make sure
- Ryan Gajewski
The veteran late-night host is signed off for the last time after 33 years of post-11 o’clock entertainmentHe was joined by guests including the Foo Fighters, Steve Martin, Peyton Manning, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey and Jim Carrey
Review: a stoic but touching send-off for the Late Show
Thank you and goodnight -David Letterman #ThanksDave pic.twitter.com/KV9F3CiLZd
Oh, a segment dedicated to the times he’s blown stuff up: ok
Is there something else? …
I’ve got to admit: he’s been clever here. The jokes weren’t the sharpest at the start but he’s really let the show do the talking all night, dropping in clips that really communicate how much a part of Us »
- Lanre Bakare in New York
Aired May 16, 2015 at 11:30 pm Et on NBC (East coast version watched for review)
The Host: It takes a special kind of talent to craft an entire set out of jokes about benign racism and the ins and outs of being a child molester. It takes a crazy mad bastard to come right out of the gate with that set. Louis C.K. is a crazy mad bastard. Louis has spent the past five or so years carving out a space across multiple media landscapes in which he can have total creative control over his outputs, allowing him to act on any strange impulse that comes across his mind, all the way up to and including a crazy naked guy attacking him. Throughout this Louis golden age, SNL has been an integral part of this creative space, because the show is practically the »
- Jj Perkins
After all, his March 2014 installment scored a grade of A or B from almost 65% of TVLine readers — pretty solid feedback from a notoriously tough crowd.
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The good news is that C.K. took some big risks right from the get-go — thank goodness, there was some genuine comic payoff in his extended flights of fancy about “mild racism” and child »
This is the third season in a row in which Louis C.K. has hosted “Saturday Night Live.” As he speeds towards his membership in the Five-Timers Club, “SNL” comes to the close of an overall excellent season. While there have been natural peaks and valleys, it has also felt like the strongest overall start-to-finish run since I started covering the show five years ago. Given that long-time head writer Seth Meyers left last season, and given all the attention and effort that the fortieth anniversary special incurred, it’s pretty miraculous that this season was even passable, nevermind actually, legitimately good. But that’s what makes the show so special: Just when you count it out, it roars back and reminds you why it’s lasted this long. As always, I’ll be liveblogging the show all night long, grading each segment as they occur. As always, you’re encouraged to comment throughout the show, »
- Ryan McGee
Wrapping up its most watched season in seven years, The CW Network presented its 2015-16 broadcast schedule today to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City. The indie-pop band Of Monsters and Men kicked off the presentation with a live performance of their latest single "Crystals," and their international hit song "Little Talks." Here's what CW's Mark Pedowitz had to say in a statement.
"This has been a terrific season for The CW, and is a result of a strategy we set in motion a few years ago to broaden out and grow our audience. We had our most watched season, and our highest-rated season among men, in seven years. We launched The CW's most watched series ever with The Flash, and with The Flash and Jane the Virgin, we received more critical acclaim than ever before. The CW is heading into »
“Springfield” no longer only lives in the animated world of The Simpsons, where it’s been made famous for 26 seasons, but it’s now been brought to life in the real world, as part of a new immersive environment surrounding “The Simpsons Ride” at Universal Studios Hollywood. To bring the comic spirit of the much loved Fox series to life, project director Jon Corfino worked in collaboration with Gracie Films, creator/executive producer Matt Groening and executive producer James L. Brooks so that park goers could experience many of the iconic landmarks of the city, including Mr. Burn’s Nuclear Power Plant, Springfield Elementary School, Comic Book Guy’s Android’s Dungeon, Springfield Police Headquarters, Duff Brewery and Beer Garden, and the Kwik-e-Mart. You can also explore Springfield’s culinary offerings in dining venues that are detailed replicas with signature dishes. As Universal Studios Hollywood makes a concentrated effort to »
- Christina Radish
There is a breed of gamer, they are getting on a bit now but they still remember the hell of PC gaming in the nineties. This was when numbers like 2086, 286, 386 and 486 actually meant something other than being bad lines in Hackers and multi-core computing was not something even considered in the home environment, never mind even the idea of 3D gaming (though it was coming). This was the time of Shareware, and most importantly for this review, the time that 3D Realms Anthology looks back at.
If like me you still remember downloading shareware games, just taking a look at the 3D Realms Anthology list on Steam will bring back some great memories. Even for the uninitiated the likes of Duke Nukem will be noticeable straight away, especially the inclusion of Duke Nukem 3D. I’m sure more than a few people also notice the Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project on the list too, »
- Paul Metcalf
Our look at underappreciated films of the 80s continues, as we head back to 1988...
Either in terms of ticket sales or critical acclaim, 1988 was dominated by the likes of Rain Man, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Coming To America. It was the year Bruce Willis made the jump from TV to action star with Die Hard, and became a star in the process.
It was the year Leslie Nielsen made his own jump from the small to silver screen with Police Squad spin-off The Naked Gun, which sparked a hugely popular franchise of its own. Elsewhere, the eccentric Tim Burton scored one of the biggest hits of the year with Beetlejuice, the success of which would result in the birth of Batman a year later. And then there was Tom Cruise, who managed to make a drama about a student-turned-barman into a $170m hit, back when $170m was still an »
The Road to WrestleMania continues with the first WWE Fastlane PPV. By the end of this pay per view we should have a clearer view of what Wrestlemania will have in store for us, and hopefully we’ll have seen some interesting and entertaining matches and angles too. On paper it looks like it could be a decent PPV, but it all depends on the booking decisions and where the path leads after it is all over. So, let’s get on with this, shall we?
The opening match of the inaugural Fastlane PPV sees Ziggler, Rowan and Ryback take on Seth Rollins, Kane and Big Show in six man tag team action. The match, to me, felt like a typical Raw main event. It didn’t feel big, the fans were into it no more or less than they would be on a television show and the lack of »
- Chris Cummings
Bee yourself — a simple message for Studio 100’s simple-minded “Maya the Bee Movie,” being the latest adaptation of Waldemar Bonsels’ beloved apian adventures, in which an anthropomorphized honeybee explores the meadow around her hive, befriending all the creatures she meets there. The kidlit classic has been adapted many times in its 100-year history, from German director Wolfram Junghans’ 1924 silent version (“starring” real bees) to a mid-’70s Japanese anime series that eventually found its way to Nickelodeon. This Teuton toon — supported by Australian coin, and a quality English-language dub from its Down Under cast — derives from Maya’s most recent TV incarnation, also produced by Studio 100, representing only a negligible improvement in quality (mainly, the addition of 3D) over what kids in the narrow 5-7 age range have already been enjoying on the smallscreen.
- Peter Debruge
Residents of Baltimore hit the streets Tuesday morning to clean up their neighborhoods following riots on Monday night. Anger and frustration erupted in the city following Freddie Gray's funeral, which was attended by thousands. Gray, 25, died earlier this month of a spinal-cord injury while in police custody. Despite pleas for nonviolence yesterday by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Chief Anthony Batts, as well as urgings by the Gray family, hundreds took to the streets on Monday. It was a violent turn to mostly peaceful protests that have been ongoing over the past week; Baltimore's police department has a history of brutality and a tense relationship with many residents. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency, and Tuesday morning, President Barack Obama addressed what is happening in Baltimore. He said there was "no excuse" for the violence. Read on for a breakdown of this developing story, by the numbers. »
London — Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for the BAFTA Television Awards for the third time for his role in “Sherlock,” while James Corden is on the short-list as the co-creator of comedy thriller “The Wrong Mans.”
“Marvellous,” which is the true story of Neil Baldwin, who refused to let the label of being someone learning difficulties hold him back, received nominations for single drama, leading actor for Toby Jones and supporting actress for Gemma Jones.
- Leo Barraclough
Mark Wahlberg, Scott Stuber, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and "60 Minutes" senior producer Michael Radutzky are all set to produce "Patriots' Day," a film about the events of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, for CBS Films.
No director or actor is attached to the project, but Wahlberg himself may take on one of those roles. Matt Charman ("Bridge of Spies") is writing the screenplay based on the account of Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis.
Davis worked with the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Boston P.D., Massachusetts State Police and local first responders to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
There are now officially two competing movies about the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013. 20th Century Fox already has "Boston Strong" in development with Daniel Espinosa ("Safe House") directing. Now, CBS Films has announced "Patriot's Day" is in the works from screenwriter Matt Chapman ("Bridge of Spies") and producers Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky. Based on the personal account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, "Patriot's Day" is the first collaboration between "60 Minutes" and CBS Films and will feature information revealed in a report by Radutzky. The studio has also secured Davis' life rights to tell the story and Mark Wahlberg is likely on board to play him. According to a release from CBS, "Commissioner Davis played an integral role in working with the FBI, Watertown Police Department, Boston Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and local first responders to track, identify and apprehend the suspected bombers. »
- Gregory Ellwood
The 1983 breakup of The Police was a mystery and a disappointment to their fans who looked to the band's fusion of multicultural sounds and musical proficiency on songs like "Roxanne," "Message in a Bottle," and the great paranoia anthem, "Every Breath You Take," as an oasis in the pastel, plastic 1980s sonic landscape. Guitarist Andy Summers documents the interrupted rise of the band in Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police. He chatted with me about what exactly happened, what it took to reunite, and how Sting "wasn't a team player."The Lady Miz Diva: Why did you feel now was the time for this documentary? Andy Summers: Well, you know, actually, I felt the time was many years ago. It's been around for quite...
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The Voice judges on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man sofa, Dexys’ Duke of York’s residence in Nowhere Is Home and Js Bach’s home help explored in Written By Mrs Bach. Plus: Bear Grylls continues his Mission Survive, a Big Easy slaying in NCIS: New Orleans and the origin of Frank Drebin in Police Squad!
It is recognised that Johann Sebastian Bach composed his greatest works after meeting his second wife, singer Anna Magdalena Wilcke. In this film, musicologist Martin Jarvis, composer Sally Beamish and forensic scientist Heidi Harralson explore the theory that Mrs Bach’s influence may have extended beyond service as a muse and stenographer. This has been a crusade for Jarvis for many years, and has been just as persistently rubbished by many. Still, he remains endearingly undaunted. Also featuring silly reconstructions. Andrew Mueller
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- Andrew Mueller, John Robinson, Mark Jones, Graeme Virtue, Rachel Aroesti, Ali Catterall and David Stubbs
In the creatively combative trio the Police, guitarist Andy Summers is the quiet one, less comfortable with the spotlight than singer/bassist Sting, and more reserved than drummer Stewart Copeland. Director Andy Grieve uses Summers's memoir One Train Later as the basis for Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police, a documentary that echoes the musician's measured tone. Summers was a wunderkind and late bloomer, immersed in London's Swinging Sixties music scene by his early twenties, but not achieving his own success until nearly forty. (In footage from the Eighties, his decade-younger bandmates try to convince one interviewer that the Andy Summers who played with the Animals and Soft Machine was actually his father.) Through disappointment and stardom »
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