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Stephen Colbert is selling mugs to help feed furloughed federal workers

The government shutdown is still (still!) happening, so Stephen Colbert has joined the growing cohort of celebrities assisting furloughed federal employees. 

On Thursday’s episode of the Late Show, he announced he’d be selling mugs and donating all proceeds to World Central Kitchen. The operation is run by chef José Andrés and is currently operating an “emergency kitchen” in Washington, D.C. for government workers who aren’t getting paid — even though many of them have returned to work

Appropriately, the mugs read “Don’t even talk to me until I’ve had my paycheck.” They are available on the CBS online shop and cost $14.99 apiece. Read more…

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James Corden’s end of year recap is 1 big catchy, viral rap

You wouldn’t think anyone could sum up the major events of 2018 in under four minutes, but here we are.

With Christmas and New Year’s Eve fast approaching, we’re now well into end-of-year recap territory — but rather than just performing a monologue about the past year, James Corden decided to do something a bit different: He decided to express his recap through the sweet medium of rap.

You’ve got to admit, it’s pretty catchy. Read more…

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Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Corden cram 22 musicals into just 12 minutes

How many musicals can you get into a 12 minute sketch? 22. If you are Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and James Corden, that is. 

The stars of Mary Poppins Returns joined Corden on The Late Late Show for a 22-song medley of songs from famous musicals – choreography and all. 

La La Land, Fame, and Moulin Rouge are just some of the musicals featured in this 12-minute musical extravaganza. 

And there’s also a sneak peak of Mary Poppins Returns in there Read more…

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Ken Jeong is literally desperate to host the Oscars

Since Kevin Hart stepped down as the host of the 2019 Oscars, there’s been much chatter online about who will replace him — or if the show will be hostless.

But, if the Academy is in fact going to keep the 91-year tradition of having a host alive, they need not look any further than Ken Jeong.

Speaking to Seth Meyers on Late Night, the Crazy Rich Asians star said that he’s actually desperate for the gig. 

“If I do not become the host of the Oscars, I will consider not only my career but my life a failure,” Jeong joked. 

Only if you promise to do Mr. Chow, Ken.  Read more…

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