How old is James Corden, what’s his net worth, who’s his wife Julia Carey and what TV shows has he starred in?

JAMES Corden is a former sitcom star who's galloped to fame in the States after winning hearts as Gavin And Stacey's Smithy. The Brit knows how to raise a chuckle, and loves a good sing-song with famous people, but what else do we know about him? Here's the lowdown... Who is James Corden, how old is he and what is his background? James Corden is a 39-year-old British actor and presenter, now best-known for hosting The Late Late Show With James Corden in the States. Born in Hillingdon, the West Ham supporter started out as a stage actor with parts in musicals, before bagging his first TV role in Boyz Unlimited in 1999. He also started getting film work and starred in two Tango adverts, but he became a household name through the TV series Fat Friends, which ran from 2000 to 2005. Then he bagged a role in the Alan Bennett play The History Boys, which was a huge hit and was turned into a movie, also starring Corden. But major success came when the joker wrote the sitcom Gavin And Stacey with Ruth Jones, and created his alter-ego Smithy which proved hugely popular. The Red Nose Day skit he did as Smithy with George Michael, involving them singing in a car, went on to inspire his Late Late Show segment Carpool Karaoke. But before that, the success of Gavin And Stacey spawned another comedy show, written by Corden and Mathew Baynton, called The Wrong Mans. Corden has also presented the Brits four times, starred in stage hit One Man Two Guv'nors, fronted Sky One sports show A League Of Their Own and appeared in movies including Into The Woods and Lesbian Vampire Killers. James lived with his History Boys co-star Dominic Cooper for several years, and he had a relationship with Sheridan Smith until 2009. James will host the 2018 Grammy awards. When did James Corden bag his Late Late Show presenting role? In 2014 Corden was announced as the successor to Craig Ferguson as the presenter of The Late Late Show on US channel CBS. Producers were impressed with Corden after his Continue Reading

People’s Choice Awards 2017: Complete List of Nominations

The 2017 People's Choice Awards nominees have been announced. Jordana Brewster, Jamie Chung, Ken Jeong, Boris Kodjoe, Piper Perabo, Molly Shannon and Wilmer Valderrama revealed the news at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills Tuesday. Fans voted for their favorites, and the top five finalists in each category received nominations. CBS will air the 43rd Annual People's Choice Awards live from L.A. on Jan. 18, 2017. A host has yet to be announced, and performers will also be unveiled at a later date. Unlike other major awards shows, the People's Choice Awards is the only one where fans choose the nominees and winners in four categories: digital, movies, music and TV. Here is the complete list of 2017 People's Choice Awards nominees: Favorite Movie Captain America: Civil War Deadpool Finding Dory Suicide Squad Zooptopia Favorite Movie Actor Kevin Hart Robert Downey Jr. Ryan Reynolds Tom Hanks Will Smith Favorite Movie Actress Anna Kendrick Jennifer Lawrence Margot Robbie Melissa McCarthy Scarlett Johansson Favorite Action Movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Captain America: Civil War Deadpool Suicide Squad X-Men: Apocalypse Favorite Action Actor Chris Evans Liam Hemsworth Robert Downey Jr. Ryan Reynolds Will Smith Favorite Action Actress Jennifer Lawrence Margot Robbie Scarlett Johansson Shailene Woodley Zoe Saldana Favorite Animated Movie Voice Bill Murray, The Jungle Book Ellen DeGeneres, Finding Dory Ginnifer Goodwin, Zootopia Jason Bateman, Zootopia Kevin Hart, The Secret Life of Pets Favorite Comedy Movie Bad Moms Central Intelligence Ghostbusters How to Be Single Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Favorite Comedic Movie Actor Chris Hemsworth Dwayne Johnson Kevin Hart Ryan Gosling Zac Efron Favorite Comedic Movie Actress Anna Kendrick Kristen Bell Continue Reading

I Hated Britney Spears Until I Saw Myself In Her

The first, last, and only time I kissed a girl, she was dressed as Britney Spears.If you had asked me how I felt about Britney during the fall of 1999, the year I turned 14, I probably would have told you that I hated her. I didn’t know it at the time, but I hated Britney for the same reason that many teenagers hate many things: because, on some deep, intuitive, lizard-brain level, hatred is a useful way to define and clarify your position in the world. In that way, hatred is as valuable as love — or at least it can feel that way, especially during the long, slow, sweaty pressure cooker of adolescence, when the self seems most in danger of explosion or evaporation.Both of these outcomes seemed possible (probable, even) on the night I kissed a girl. It happened at a Halloween party thrown by my twin sister’s friend Jamie, down in the thick-carpeted basement of her parents’ McMansion. I don’t remember wearing a costume. Certainly I was sporting my late-’90s bowl cut, and my palms were sweating, clamped around whatever red plastic cup of Coke or Sprite I had been handed but was now too scared and too excited to drink. It was my first high school party (although, blessedly, not one cool enough to involve alcohol).I do, however, remember Jamie’s outfit: She was dressed like Britney in the “…Baby One More Time” video. Jamie and my sister Katie both went to an all-girls Catholic school where white blouses and knee-length plaid kilts were the standard uniform, so the costume was an obvious choice. All Jamie had to do was pull her thick, chestnut brown hair back into pigtails and sweep her eyelids with some shadow.The costume was also — and I knew this with the delicate sensors that my own, all-boys Catholic high school was calibrating to an often painful acuity — a tiny bit passé. “…Baby One More Time” had first topped the Billboard Hot 100 back in February, and its famous video Continue Reading

Britney Spears doesn’t listen to her own music, admits she’s a ‘weird, anxiety-ridden person’

Apparently listening to her own music isn't part of Britney Spears' prerogative. The pop diva admits she hardly ever jams out to her own hits, despite owning nearly two decades-worth of chart-topping material. "I don't really listen to my music," she told Flaunt magazine. "My kids and my nieces do. I'm about the creative process — I'm in the moment of being creative, and then I put it out there." Of course, the "My Prerogative" singer can't completely escape her own music, given that she performs her fan-favorite tracks multiple times a week as part of her ongoing Las Vegas residency. But that doesn't mean she'll ever be content just doing the same thing over and over again forever. "I'm all about change. And new. And forthcoming," she told the arts and culture magazine. "But, there is a part of me in my music and I hope, for my fans, that they can have that part of me when they hear me on the radio, or buy my CD, or whatever they do." Spears, 34, released her first album — the wildly popular "…Baby One More Time" — in 1999, propelling her to pop music superstardom. But despite her years and years of living under the public eye, Spears says she still gets uncomfortable in some social situations. "I'm so weird. I get nervous in a lot of situations," she said. "Parties, clubs, when there are a lot of people around. I'm a weird, anxiety-ridden person." This admission comes mere weeks after Spears, who recently dropped her ninth studio album "Glory," revealed that her turn on James Corden's smash hit "Carpool Karaoke" segment made her a tad uneasy. "It was a little awkward, like, driving by grocery stores," she said during an interview on New York's KTU 103.5 FM. "People walk by and there are like 18 cameras around us. This is just so awkward." Continue Reading

Britney Spears belts out her greatest hits on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden

It was her and James Corden against the music. Pop princess Britney Spears finally joined the late night host for his popular segment of "Carpool Karaoke" on Thursday night. The "Piece of Me" singer kicked off the throwback jam session with her classic "Oops ... I Did It Again" and even confessed she has no idea of the meaning behind the hit song. Spears went on to belt out fan-favorite songs "Womanizer," "Toxic" and "Hit Me Baby One More Time" — which oddly brought out Corden in pigtails and a school girl uniform. On a non-musical note, the mom-of-two revealed she wants three more kids — but no husband. "I think I might not ever go to men again," she joked. "I don't believe in marriage anymore." While a walk down the aisle is out of the question, she is still looking for the "right guy."  The segment's timing was perfect as Spears' ninth album, "Glory" dropped Thursday night. The grand week continues for the megastar, who is slated to make her long-awaited return to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Sunday night after a near-decade absence. Meanwhile, the hit-maker is the latest superstar to go for a drive with Corden. She joined a growing list of passengers that have included Adele, Stevie Wonder and even First Lady Michelle Obama. Continue Reading

Britney Spears to appear on ‘Carpool Karaoke’ with James Corden

The circus is coming to "Carpool Karaoke." Pop star Britney Spears is slated to sing along to some of her greatest hits in the next installment to James Corden's fan-favorite segment. "Took a ride around LA with @JKCorden & did a little #CarpoolKaraoke," Spears announced Wednesday on Twitter, sharing a photo of her and the late night host. The "Circus" singer's appearance will air on the Aug. 25 episode of "The Late Late Show with James Corden." Spears, 34, becomes the latest big-name artist to participate in the viral segment, joining the likes of Selena Gomez, Adele, Justin Bieber, Michelle Obama, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sia and Stevie Wonder. It's unclear which songs the pop diva and Corden will croon during their ride around town, but Spears is scheduled to release her new album, "Glory," the day after the segment runs. Corden's "Late Late Show" was recently nominated for outstanding variety talk series honors at next month's Primetime Emmy Awards. Continue Reading

Britney Spears admits ‘Carpool Karaoke’ skit was ‘awkward,’ says Corden ‘controlled the whole thing’

Don't hold it against her — but, Britney Spears wasn't crazy about buckling in for this car ride. The pop star may have delighted fans by finally hitching a ride with late night host James Corden during Thursday night's segment of "Carpool Karaoke" but it wasn't a smooth ride behind-the-scenes. The 34-year-old international icon confessed she wasn't thrilled to belt out her original hits, "... Baby One More Time" and "Oops! ... I Did It Again!?" "Oh, my God, and he kept playing them," she explained while talking to radio station KTU while in New York City on Friday. "Sometimes I got onto him and said, 'I don't want to hear that song again,'" she recalled telling him, adding "they didn't show that part." For "Baby One More Time," Corden pulled out his usual gimmicks and donned a school girl costume and pig-tail wig to look like Spears in her 1998 music video. "He put a wig on for it," she said. The pop princess' rare candor continued and she went on to call Corden out, claiming he "controlled the whole thing" but that she still "totally went along with it." The "Lucky" crooner didn't even seem to know much about Corden's growing stardom, referring to him as "the guy." "The guy was incredibly sweet," she said. "I had no idea he has kids, he's a teddy bear. I was like, 'I just want to hug you right now.'" Still, it wasn't just the British funny man who made for a bumpy ride. Spears admitted the filming setup made her slightly uncomfortable. "It was a little awkward, like, driving by grocery stores," she explained. "People walk by and there are like 18 cameras around us. This is just so awkward."  While, the hit maker might not have been a big fan of the jam session, the internet has already given the video nearly 2.3 million views. Besides her '90s hits, Corden and Spears also sang along to "Toxic" and "Womanizer." Continue Reading

Everything you need to know about the 2016 MTV VMAs

Everyone's favorite bonkers awards show is back Sunday night. MTV's famed Video Music Awards are still going strong, despite the relative scarcity of music videos on the network for the last decade or so. But nevermind that, Britney's back.Here's what you need to know if you plan to watch, or just want to know what Twitter will be talking about Monday morning. It will air on MTV and MTV.ComThe red carpet starts on MTV at 6:15 p.m. ET. The livestream picks up on at 7 p.m. ET. The pre-show begins at 8 p.m. ET, the main show will air live from Madison Square Garden at 9 p.m. ET/PT and post-show at 11:30 p.m. ET for those masochists without a bedtime. There is no hostAt least no official host has been announced. The show has gone without an emcee before, and may again, though maybe Kanye will announce himself as the official ringleader. Speaking of which, Kanye is getting some unfiltered air timeAn MTV rep familiar with the situation but unauthorized to speak publicly about it confirmed to USA TODAY that the Pablo artist and VMA improv star will have four minutes of free time. Because that sounds like it'll go well. Britney is back for the first time in 10 yearsIn another VMA throwback, Britney Spears will take the stage and perform her new single Make Me… with G-Eazy. She had a good warmup with Carpool Karaoke this week so hopefully we'll get more flashbacks to her boa constrictor glory and less of the Gimme More failed comeback. She'll also be raffling off her outfit to raise funds for the flood victims in her home state, Louisiana. Beyonce is performingMTV announced hours before the show that Queen Bey is officially taking the stage. She's up for 11 awards, including video of the year for Formation, along with Drake's Hotline Bling, Justin Bieber's Sorry, Kanye West's Famous and Adele's Hello. See the full list here. Ariana Continue Reading

Where did Katy Perry go wrong? A timeline

Like whipped cream spurting from a red-and-white-nozzled bra, Katy Perry's latest era is a messy, monumental misfire.Ever since I Kissed a Girl planted its cherry-chapstick lips on top-40 radio in 2008, Perry has skillfully staked her claim atop the pop throne: scoring record numbers of No. 1 singles, Twitter followers and Super Bowl halftime show viewers, all with a cheekily provocative and winningly self-deprecating persona that's endeared her to KatyCats of all ages.But as much as there is to admire about Perry, 32 — who brought us to tears with her emotional performance at Sunday's One Love Manchester concert — there has also been something weirdly off about her months-long rollout for fifth album Witness (out Friday). From bad singles to bizarre interviews, we break down where exactly pop's candy-coated queen went astray ... and what she could do to course-correct.FEB. 9 Perry's latest phase gets off to a promising enough start, when she announces on Twitter that this is her era of "purposeful pop," after the release of her reggae-tinged, socially conscious first single Chained to the Rhythm. Paired with a 1984-referencing video and technically marvelous performance at the Grammy Awards (where she donned a "Persist" armband), the outspoken Hillary Clinton supporter appears to be moving in an refreshingly political direction that stands apart from her pop peers.FEB. 12 It's unfortunate, then, that she kicks off this newly enlightened phase with an apparent potshot at Britney Spears, telling Ryan Seacrest on the Grammys red carpet that she is doing "fantastic. I haven’t shaved my head yet.” (An act, she also tells Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell, she is "saving for a public breakdown"). Naturally, many Spears fans take offense, with the Piece of Me star even seeming to throw biblical shade back at Perry in an Instagram post.FEB Continue Reading