Entertainment James Corden Covers Furloughed Staff’s Wages On ‘The Late Late Show’
Michael Bublé Moans About Having To Watch ‘Love Is Blind’ As James Corden Gives Viewers A Sneak Peek Inside Singer’s House
James Corden gave “Late Late Show” viewers a sneak peek inside some of his celebrity pals’ houses in a new “Checkin’ In” skit Monday. Corden explained how he would spin a wheel and it would land on a celebrity’s face. Then he would go live to that person’s house using “technology” and a “very specificCorden explained how he would spin a wheel and it would land on a celebrity's face. Then he would go live to that person's house using "technology" and a "very specific WiFi.
host is personally picking up the tab for a number of furloughed employees of the late night talkshow.
The British presenter is to pay the salaries of around 60 staff that have been sidelined as a result of the COVID-19 production shutdown.
CBS covered eight weeks of salary for production staff when the show, which is produced by CBS TV Studios and Fulwell 73, the production company co-run by Corden and Late Late Show exec producer Ben Winston, was shutdown on March 15.
A number of employees are set to be furloughed from May 4 and Corden will now cover these salaries.
James Corden Taking Time Off From ‘Late Late Show’ After Surgery: “Doing Well And Recovering”
James Corden has been hosting The Late Late Show from his garage for the past couple of weeks, but the CBS late-night host is taking some time off. Corden said today that had “minor eye surgery” Tuesday and “won’t be able to film new episodes for a few nights.” He didn’t elaborate on the procedure but thanked folks for watching his remote show and added: “I am doing well and recovering. … I’ll be back soon.” Here is his tweet: Hey all. I had to have minor surgery on my eye yesterday. I am doing well and recovering, but won’t be able to film new episodes for a few nights. Thank you to everyone who has been watching the Late Late Shows from my garage.
The Late Late Show returned on April 13 with episodes shot in Corden’s garage, after putting together Homefest, a primetime special featuring the likes of Dua Lipa and BTS on March 30.
This comes as Corden was forced to take a couple of nights off hosting duties after “minor surgery on his eye”.
Corden, speaking to Deadline last month, said it’s important to stick together. “I think our job [as late night hosts] is to say, ‘I feel the same as you, you’re not alone and it’s OK to have those feelings.’ It’s OK to feel sad, frightened and helpless, you’ve almost got to let those feelings wash through you and figure out what can you do. I really think it’s picking up the phone and talking to somebody. I’ve spoken to people this week that I haven’t spoken to in a year. I’ve called old friends and thinking who is on their own,” he said.
Variety was first with the news.
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James Corden Surprises Canadian High School Teacher With Billy Crystal .
There’s nothing like hearing a joke told by Billy Crystal. On Tuesday’s “The Late Late Show”, host James Corden spotlighted a Calgary high school, where students set up a hotline for senior citizens to call in and hear some hilarious pre-recorded jokes. RELATED: Billy Crystal Is Not A Fan Of The Hostless Oscars Corden spoke with one of the teachers at the school, Jamie Anderson, about the project and how it came about in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, in a special surprise, Corden invited Crystal onto the call, who offered to record a few jokes for the hotline himself. "What did one hat say to another?" Crystal asked.