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Shailene Woodley kept “Late Late Show” viewers entertained on Thursday night by talking about her fear of death via horrible airplane accident. “I get consistently more afraid of flying on airplanes. I used to not be afraid, and now I am,” Woodley said. “I'm afraid the plane is going to crash.” Also read: ‘Late Late Show’ Will Rotate Guest Hosts Between Craig Ferguson Exit and James Corden Debut Craig Ferguson played the role of the therapist in the interview (above), and assured her, “It's not going to crash.” “Statistically, you're safer in an airplane than you are in your bed if you're in California, »
- Greg Gilman
I’m still trying to puzzle out why Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show went to relatively unknown actor James Corden, someone Ferguson himself hadn’t even heard of. But until we see Corden in action in the chair and on stage, I suppose we should withhold judgement until we see whatever it is CBS saw in him. Corden doesn’t take over until March 2015, but Ferguson is leaving before that. But rather than take the show off the air completely, CBS has just announced that The Late Late Show will feature a series of rotating guest hosts who will take over things until Corden officially is in place. There’s no word on who exactly might take over in one of these guest roles, but whoever it is, it will likely either be a just-for-laughs host to try and draw in an audience (Neil Patrick Harris, anyone?) or perhaps someone who is seriously… »
“The Late Late Show” will be getting a lot of special visitors between December and March. The CBS late-night show will feature rotating guest hosts between Dec. 19, when long-time host Craig Ferguson exits, and March 9, 2015, when his replacement, James Corden, takes the spot, an individual familiar with the situation told TheWrap on Thursday. See photos: ‘Big Brother’ Season 16 Cast Revealed (Photos) Further details, including which guest hosts will fill in, were not immediately available. Corden, who co-created and starred in the UK television series “Gavin and Stacey” and won a Tony award for the Broadway production “One Man Two »
- Tim Kenneally
CBS has given James Corden's "Late Late Show" a debut date. It also has an executive producer. The network announced this morning that "The Late Late Show with James Corden" will begin on March 9, 2015 at 12:37am. And, by "Monday, March 9," they probably mean Tuesday, March 10, they just don't want you to go to bed on Monday night before the show starts as it begins 37 minutes into the new day. The Tony-Award winning Corden recently appeared in "Begin Again" with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. He will also be seen in the upcoming film "Into the Woods," and may be best known to "Doctor Who" fans as playing Craig Owens in "The Lodger" and "Closing Time." Nina Tassler, the Chairman of CBS Entertainment released a statement saying, “We’re excited to begin CBS’s next chapter after midnight and introduce James’ wide range of performance talents and fearless creative instincts to American television viewers. »
- Josh Lasser
English comedian James Corden will begin his reign as The Late Late Show host in March 2015, but sources say a rotating roster of guest hosts will take over the show until then. Corden, whose on-screen credits include starring in the U.K. comedy series Gavin and Stacey and the upcoming Into the Woods, was announced as host in September after current host Craig Ferguson announced his resignation in April. Guest hosts, whose identities have yet to be revealed, will fill in between the time Ferguson leaves in December and March 9, 2015, when Corden begins. »
- Ariana Bacle
The new James Corden–hosted version of CBS’s The Late Late Show has a premiere date: The U.K. actor will make his debut as Craig Ferguson’s replacement on March 9, the Eye network just announced. With Ferguson stepping down December 19, Vulture hears CBS will fill most of the three-month gap between his exit and Corden’s debut by having rotating guest-hosts on The Late Late Show. Meanwhile, Corden and CBS have also decided to outsource the job of Late Late Show executive producer to another Brit, hiring Ben Winston, an exec producer of hit music competition show The X Factor, to oversee Corden’s new chatfest. Winston and Corden have worked together before on the Brit Awards and on sketches for charity telethon Red Nose Day. Oh, and Winston directed Corden in the One Direction video for “Best Song Ever.” »
- Joe Adalian
Craig Ferguson will step down from CBS's “Late Late Show” on Dec. 19, with his replacement, James Corden, stepping in to take his place on March 9, 2015, the network said Thursday. Ferguson announced his intention to exit the show after 10 years in April. Also read: 4 Million Reasons James Corden Makes Sense for ‘The Late Late Show’ Corden, who co-created and starred in the UK series “Gavin and Stacey” and won a Tony award for the Broadway production “One Man, Two Guvnors,” will tape “The Late Late Show” at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. The network also said that producer, »
- Tim Kenneally
CBS’ new late-night landscape comes partially into view March 9, when the network will launch a revised “Late Late Show” with new host James Corden that will tape in Los Angeles and be supervised by British producer Ben Winston.
Corden succeeds Craig Ferguson, who has hosted the late night series for the past 10 years, taking the reins from host Craig Kilborn. Ferguson is expected to sign off on December 19, 2014. David Letterman, who hosts the network’s long running “Late Show,” is also expected to step down sometime next year, though that date has not been announced.
CBS is likely to use guest hosts on its “Late Late Show” until Corden takes over the chair next spring, according to a person familiar with the matter.
“We’re excited to begin CBS’s next chapter after midnight and introduce James’ wide range of performance talents and fearless creative instincts to American television viewers, »
- Brian Steinberg
The Brit is coming! The Brit is coming (in March 2015)!
Corden is succeeding Craig Ferguson, who in April announced his intention to leave Late Late Show after 10 years and will sign off on December 19, 2014.
In announcing Corden’s official premiere date, CBS also revealed that producer, director and writer Ben Winston (The X Factor, One Direction’s “Best Song Ever”), a friend of Corden’s since their teenage years, will serve as the Late Late Show‘s executive producer. »
Pregnant celebrities - Zoe Saldana's due date has been revealed - the mom to be will give birth in eight weeks. The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actress - who is expecting twin boys with husband Marco Perego - is ''feeling great'' but constantly hungry. She said: ''I still have a ways to go. We have maybe eight more weeks or something. I feel great. ''I'm hungry all the time! I have to say, nothing makes me happier than to see a pregnant woman eat. Especially in La!'' Tucking into a food tray provided by 'Late, Late Show' host Craig Ferguson, the 36-year-old beauty insisted she hadn't experienced any cravings during her pregnancy but had found food tastes better than ever. She told the presenter: ''You'd be surprised -- I'm just hungry. It feels good. Food just tastes so delicious. It really does. It's really good. You trick yourself, »
Craig Ferguson knows how to keep his guests happy! When Zoe Saldana stopped by The Late Late Show Wednesday, he presented the pregnant Book of Life star with a food tray. "You look great," he said, pointing to her baby bump. "What's going on with you?" "I don't know," joked Saldana, who is expecting twin boys. Ferguson replied, "Wow! It's not long now." "No, I still have a ways to go," Saldana said. "We have maybe eight more weeks or something. I feel great." The 36-year-old actress then thanked Ferguson for the food, admitting, "I'm hungry all the time!" "I've been around pregnant women before," he »
If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.
Emma Stone -- always a great talk show guest -- was on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night, and he made her play the classic game, "Box of Lies." Emma said she loves to lip sync, but she's a terrible liar. The audience screamed what number to pick for the first box. Their game was pretty darn short; they should've extended it. Jimmy also showed off some of Emma's old performance photos. The otter photo is really odd, but it's from her very first play. She also talked about her very first musical.
"The Tonight Show" also shared a video on the "Pros and Cons of Watching The Walking Dead. »
- Gina Carbone
Yahoo and The Weinstein Company are extending the previous 10-day pre-theatrical release of film “One Chance” on Yahoo Screen through Nov. 9. “One Chance” tells the true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Potts became a YouTube phenomenon and won “Britain's Got Talent.” BAFTA winner James Corden (“The History Boys”) — who will be taking over CBS's “The Late, Late Show” from Craig Ferguson – stars as Potts. Film also features Julie Walters (“Mamma Mia!”), Mackenzie Crook (“The Pirates of the Caribbean”), Colm Meaney (“Get Him to the Greek”), Jemima Rooper »
- Tony Maglio
Underdog achievement stories, from Breaking Away to Rudy and Kung Fu Panda, are practically defined by the multitude of voices telling the hero that he's not good enough. Such was the real-life case of Paul Potts, the Welsh opera singer with a blue-collar background who blew away the judges of Britain's Got Talent in 2007. In David Frankel's One Chance, Paul is played by James Corden, the comic charmer who portrayed Craig Owens in two funny Doctor Who episodes, now set to take over Craig Ferguson's late-night spot on CBS. The film shoehorns Potts's life story into a familiar underdog template, populating the world with near-mythological threshold guardians who exist to assure the hero that he isn't good enough, including his dad, his teachers, »
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Jay Leno, “Entertainment Tonight” alum Linda Bell Blue and producer Jonathan Murray are among the industry notables set to receive the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards on Jan. 21 at the Natpe confab in Miami Beach.
“Together, our honorees collectively represent the theme of Content Without Borders,” said Rod Perth, Natpe president-ceo. “It is a true testament to the spirit of this award that Brandon’s legacy is celebrated today in such a diversified and distinguished group. Linda, Gustavo, Adriana, Jay, Jonathan, and Ted are known for excellence and achievements in television. Each of them have helped shape the face of media today and their talent will endure well into the future. Natpe is proud to honor their legacies’ at this special annual event.”
- Shelli Weinstein
Cheerfully exhorting imagination, creativity and bravery in children while demonstrating none of those virtues itself, “The Hero of Color City” proves to be a dispiritingly colorless feature-length babysitter. A tale of talking crayons embarking on an adventure of self-actualization in their native land of Color City, the cheaply animated pic plays as if someone pitched the idea “‘Toy Story’ … with crayons!” and decided no further development was needed. Embracing a day-and-date release strategy rarely utilized for kidpics, Magnolia Pictures clearly hopes to cash in on parents too tired or distracted to fully research their home-entertainment options. Nevertheless, returns should be minimal and word of mouth nonexistent.
Lacking any of the visual sophistication customary in contemporary bigscreen toons, “The Hero of Color City” more closely resembles the by-the-numbers smallscreen product churned out overseas to fill time on countless tyke-oriented cable channels. The youngest members of the film’s target audience aren »
- Geoff Berkshire
Each night, when Ben falls asleep, his Crayons' magical Crayon Box transports them to Color City, a world of dazzling hues, soaring fantasy and the whimsy of childhood.
When Yellow is accidentally left behind in Ben's room, she awakens two Unfinished Drawings: King Scrawl, a huge monster, and Gnat, Scrawl's sidekick. They follow Yellow to Color City and claim the enchanted Rainbow Waterfall and all of its color for themselves. Soon Color City will fade and our lovable crayon characters will disappear.
It's up to Yellow and her pals, Blue, Green, Red, and the twins, Black and White, to save the day. Meeting with fantastical creatures and fun adventures along the way, Yellow discovers she has more courage than she knew and learns to believe in herself and to count on the support of her friends.
Replete with valuable life lessons, The Hero of Color City will entertain and inspire »
Lifetime's Aaliyah biopic trailer uses Iggy Azalea’s music As Billboard notes, though "Lifetime almost certainly couldn’t license an actual Aaliyah song for the trailer...it still seems odd to hear Azalea's ‘Goddess’ over footage of Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah." “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Joe Giudice sentenced to 41 months for fraud Teresa Giudice is expected to get a lighter sentence between 21 and 26 months, but the couple will serve time separately so one of them could take care of their four daughters. NBC will revisit Peter Pan again with romcom “Wendy and Peter” The workplace comedy will be told from the point of view of Wendy, who falls for Peter, despite his refusal to embrace adulthood. Click Read Full Post For More Piers Morgan blames Anderson Cooper for his low CNN ratings “Could I have done with a better lead-in? Yes,” Morgan tells Politico now that he’s »
- Norman Weiss
Hosting a late night talk show was never a career goal for Craig Ferguson. As the comedian prepares to exit The Late Late Show in December, Ferguson, 52, tells People he held the gig a lot longer than he expected - and never held out hope that he would replace David Letterman. "I didn't want it," said Ferguson. "I know it is very hard to get people to believe it. It was never my inclination. I never wanted to be a late night host. I did it because it was fun, entertaining and engaging."Ferguson's already preparing for a new chapter in his life. »
- Lynette Rice, @lynetterice
“The Tonight Show Starrring Jimmy Fallon” continues to generate strong year-over-year ratings gains for NBC, teaming with “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as the net dominated latenight in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Nightline” were both on the rise, but young-adult auds turned away from CBS’ lame-duck latenight duo of “Late Show With David Letterman” and “Late, Late Show With Craig Ferguson.”
According to Nielsen estimates for the period of June 30-Sept. 21, NBC’s “Tonight Show” ruled the 11:35 p.m. hour with an average nightly audience of 3.93 million viewers, including 1.49 million adults 18-49. It was up vs. the Jay Leno-hosted “Tonight” of a year ago by 41% in the demo and 13% in overall audience.
ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ran second in both categories, rising 2% in adults 18-49 (to 727,000) and 11% in total viewers (to 2.34 million). This is the most-watched Q3 ever for Kimmel, whose »
- Rick Kissell
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