Trevor Noah roasts Brexit using multiple British accents

Trevor Noah roasts Brexit using multiple British accents

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Even attempting to understand the ongoing nightmare that is Brexit is nigh on impossible — but Trevor Noah has an analogy that might help.

In The Daily Show clip above, he likens Britain leaving the EU to “the world’s biggest escape the room”, before launching into a range of chaotic British accents to emphasise the confusion.

To be fair, you can’t fault his John Oliver impression. Read more…

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James Corden’s Theranos parody is gleefully gross

James Corden’s Theranos parody is gleefully gross

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James Corden is on a parody binge at the moment. The other day it was Jordan Peele’s Us, and now — perhaps unsurprisingly — he’s going after the Theranos documentary.

In fairness, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is ripe for parody — and Corden pretty much covers all bases in the sketch above: from Elizabeth Holmes’ unblinking stare to the fairly wild idea at the centre of it all (which, in Corden’s case at least, boils down to poo in a box).

Ew. Read more…

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James Corden’s ‘Us’ parody is mildly scary, extremely silly

James Corden’s ‘Us’ parody is mildly scary, extremely silly

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James Corden loves a parody sketch almost as much as he loves a car-based singalong. He’s done it with IT, and A Star is Born, and now he’s taking on Jordan Peele’s latest horror movie Us. (Although it’s called We in the sketch above because, you know, copyright.)

The parody sees Corden and Reggie Watts wandering around The Late Late Show studio, becoming increasingly concerned that some strangers are trying to steal the show away from them.

The problem is, the imposters are — you guessed it — doppelgängers. Right down to the matching One Direction tattoos. Read more…

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Lena Headey posts touching Instagram response to Emilia Clarke’s essay on health struggles

Lena Headey posts touching Instagram response to Emilia Clarke’s essay on health struggles

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Actor Emilia Clarke has published a very honest and moving essay about the health problems she faced while filming Game of Thrones.

After collapsing at the gym shortly after she’d finished making Season 1, Clarke was diagnosed with a subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH)Per the NHS website, this is “an uncommon type of stroke caused by bleeding on the surface of the brain.” It’s described as a very serious condition that can be fatal.

“I’d had an aneurysm, an arterial rupture,” Clarke wrote, before going on to describe the life-threatening severity of her diagnosis and the long road to recovery. You can read her essay in full in The New YorkerRead more…

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James Corden surprises people who ordered pizza with a mystery box, and the prizes are something else

James Corden surprises people who ordered pizza with a mystery box, and the prizes are something else

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From the point of ordering a pizza to the pizza finally being delivered to your door, you are normally pretty desperate to eat said pizza.

But would you gamble away that cheesy heaven for the possibility of a mystery prize?

This is the choice James Corden presents to random strangers in the segment above.

Unsurprisingly, pretty much all of them choose the mystery option. And — mostly — they aren’t disappointed. Read more…

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John Oliver asks Monica Lewinsky about her experience of public shaming

John Oliver asks Monica Lewinsky about her experience of public shaming

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Is it ever okay for someone to be publicly shamed?

That’s the tricky question tackled by John Oliver on Sunday’s edition to Last Week Tonight. As part of the deep dive, Oliver goes through some recent examples of times a single person has faced widespread wrath — from the woman wrongfully accused of being the “worst aunt ever” to the actors embroiled in the recent college admissions scandal.

To finish, Oliver interviews Monica Lewinsky — a woman he describes as someone who “might actually be the perfect person to remind all of us what the consequences can be to a mis-directed flood of public anger.” Read more…

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‘Harry Potter’ fans are not happy with JK Rowling’s latest Dumbledore comments

‘Harry Potter’ fans are not happy with JK Rowling’s latest Dumbledore comments

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If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter in the past 24 hours, you’ve likely heard about J.K. Rowling’s latest Fantastic Beasts comments — the ones where she described, in a DVD feature for The Crimes of Grindelwald, the “incredibly intense” “love” relationship Dumbledore shared with his rival.

Chances are you’ve read some of the backlash, too.

In the hours since the interview gained traction, there were a number of tweets about Rowling’s remarks that went viral. And quite a few of them highlighted the difference between the Harry Potter author’s words and what is featured in the Fantastic Beasts movies themselves. Read more…

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Milo Ventimiglia gives James Corden a lap dance and oh my

Milo Ventimiglia gives James Corden a lap dance and oh my

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Milo Ventimiglia is a man of many talents. One that might not have been immediately obvious, however, is his flair for dance. 

Recently Ventimiglia was named Man of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatrical Society at Harvard University — the oldest theatrical society in the U.S.. Part of his induction into this society involved getting roasted, performing the Fresh Prince of Bel Air rap, and giving a lap dance.

Well, Ventimiglia gave James Corden a glimpse of what that lap dance might have looked like. 

There are no words.  Read more…

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‘Derry Girls’ is an ode to ’90s music and my nostalgic soul loves every minute

‘Derry Girls’ is an ode to ’90s music and my nostalgic soul loves every minute

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I don’t have enough fingers to count the things I love about Derry Girls. 

There’s the fact that it captures the niche sense of humour of the Northern Irish people. And the fact that it’s subverting stereotypes about Northern Irish women. And the fact that it shines a light on what life during the Troubles was really like. But, one thing that is particularly wonderful about this absolute gem of a show is the music. 

If you grew up during the ’90s — or if you just so happened to be alive and in possession of a radio during this decade — then watching the show feels like taking an utterly delightful meander down memory lane. At times, the track list sounds like a paean to the school discos of your childhood, featuring songs like Gina G’s “Ooh Aah… Just a Little Bit”, Whigfield’s “Saturday Night,” CeCe Peniston’s “Finally,” Ace of Base’s “All That She Wants,” Shampoo’s “Trouble,” and En Vogue’s “My Lovin’ (You’re Never Gonna Get It).” Season One happens to feature my favourite song from 1993: 2 Unlimited’s “No Limit.” (Apparently five-year-old me was heavily into Dutch Eurodance.)  Read more…

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