“Tiger King” and Carole Baskin’s bizarre saga just took another surreal turn.In a bizarre prank only made possible by the coronavirus lockdown, two YouTubers used Zoom to pose as Jimmy Fallon producers and trick Baskin into giving her first interview since the release of the hit Netflix docuseries “Tiger King.”Claiming to be producers from “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” YouTubers Josh Pieters and Archie Manners reached out to Baskin to make her think she was appearing on the late-night show that is being broadcast from Fallon’s home during the coronavirus safe-at-home order. The pair recently pulled a similar stunt on some British celebrities — like pop star Craig David — using clips from “The Late Late Show With James Corden” that were aired during the COVID-19 lockdown, with Manners pretending to be a producer on the Zoom call.Also Read: Bill Maher Rips Into 'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic: Torturing Animals Is What Got Us Into This Mess (Video)“There is often a moment where there isn’t a clip that’s suitable,” Pieters told Insider.com. “But that’s luckily where I have Archie on standby who can come in and act as the producer and say, ‘Oh we’ve got a quick change there, Jimmy’s just doing this,’ or ‘Jimmy’s just doing his makeup,’ and then it sort of explains why something sort of went wrong.”Baskin was chosen by the pair as a wild attempt to get the most unlikely guest they could find, and they said they were surprised when she agreed to the interview. Baskin, an activist fighting against private zoos that sell big cats, has been thrust into the public spotlight by “Tiger King,” which depicts her feud against exotic zoo owner Joe Exotic. Baskin has spoken out against the docuseries, calling it “salacious and sensational,” particularly in regards to its depiction of Exotic’s claim that Baskin killed her second husband who disappeared in 1997.Watch Baskin’s interview in the clip above.Read original story ‘Tiger King': Carole Baskin Unwittingly Gives First Interview to 2 YouTubers Posing as Jimmy Fallon Producers (Video) At TheWrap
“Cats” won the “honor” of the Worst Picture prize of 2019 from the Razzies, and John Travolta and Hilary Duff were deemed to have given the worst performances of the year.The Universal musical film “Cats” also picked up Razzies for Rebel Wilson for Worst Supporting Actress, James Corden for Worst Supporting Actor, Worst Director Tom Hooper and Worst Screenplay for Hooper and Lee Hall. The film also won for Worst Screen Combo for what the awards cattily described as “any two half-feline/half-human hairballs” from the film.Travolta won for both his work in “The Fanatic” and “Trading Paint,” and Duff won for her film “The Haunting of Sharon Tate,” in which she played the iconic ’60s starlet in a horror film.Also Read: Judi Dench Hasn't Seen 'Cats' - But She's Amused by Her Razzie Nom for Worst Supporting ActressSylvester Stallone’s (hopefully) final turn as Rambo in “Rambo: Last Blood” also picked up a pair of prizes for Worst Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel and Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property.Eddie Murphy was snubbed at the Oscars themselves for his work in “Dolemite Is My Name,” but he beat out Adam Sandler for the Razzies’ Redeemer Award, which recognizes strong performances from past honorees of the Razzies.The 40th edition of the Razzie Awards was meant to be broadcast last Saturday, but the presentation was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Not only that, the awards generally take place the day before the Oscars but were delayed because the Academy Awards moved to early February for their earliest date on the awards calendar ever.The Razzies released a video announcing the winners, which you can see above. And the full list of Razzie Awards is below:WORST PICTURE“Cats”WORST ACTORJohn Travolta / “The Fanatic” & “Trading Paint”WORST ACTRESSHilary Duff / “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESSRebel Wilson / “Cats”WORST SUPPORTING ACTORJames Corden / “Cats”WORST SCREEN COMBOAny Two Half-Feline/Half-Human Hairballs / “Cats”WORST SCREENPLAY“Cats” / Screenplay by Lee Hall and Tom HooperWORST DIRECTORTom Hooper / “Cats”WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF or SEQUEL“Rambo: Last Blood”WORST RECKLESS DISREGARD for HUMAN LIFE and PUBLIC PROPERTY“Rambo: Last Blood”RAZZIE® REDEEMER AWARDEddie Murphy / “Dolemite Is My Name”Read original story ‘Cats’ Wins Razzie Award for Worst Picture, John Travolta Wins Worst Actor At TheWrap
It's not the first time Rebel Wilson has used an awards show gig to ridicule her own work in 'Cats'.
Scandal and shame were front and center on The Late Late Show with James Corden, as the host has been forced to confront a painful truth about one of his show's most popular features. A video clip has emerged showing Corden's car being towed while he entertained Justin Bieber in a recent Carpool Karaoke segment. […]
Billy Porter, the breakthrough star of the FX show Pose, is in talks to take on the role of the Fairy Godmother in a new musical version of Cinderella, to be made by James Corden.
James Corden will stick around on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” for three more years. The late-night host and frequent Tony Awards host signed a new contract through August 2022.Corden first took over “The Late Late Show” in 2015 from Craig Ferguson who hosted the program from 2005 to 2014. Corden’s tenure has been well received and gained fame for his segments “Carpool Karaoke,” “Crosswalk the Musical,” and “Drop the Mic,” some of which have been turned into their own TV series.“James Corden has burned his way to the top of American television with a daring, energetic and inventive broadcast that stands out in the late-night space,” said David Nevins, chief creative officer for CBS. “He is a host and performer whose considerable talents shine on every stage, and he has created a cutting-edge comedy factory with shows that have resonated across multiple platforms. James and his shows are a great source of pride to CBS, and it’s exciting to extend our relationship well into the future.”Also Read: Here's Why James Corden Is King of the Emmys This YearCorden has been nominated for 22 Emmys, winning seven. He has also hosted The Tony Awards, which air on CBS, two times including the most recent edition in June. He also hosted the Grammy Awards for CBS in 2017 and 2018.Corden is also set to star in the upcoming film adaptation of “Cats.”Read original story James Corden Extends ‘Late Late Show’ Contract Through 2022 At TheWrap
Taylor Swift has opened up about her upcoming performance in Cats, explaining that she will be covered in digital fur for the film.
The stars have lined up for Tom Hooper's movie adaptation of 'Cats', and shooting has now come to an end on the musical film.
The movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats has added a host of stars to its growing cast, including James Corden and pop icon Taylor Swift.