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James Franco Super Uncomfortable on 'Late Night' ... Talking about Ally Sheedy

1/11/2018 6:34 AM PST

James Franco had some super uncomfortable moments Wednesday night on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" when the host asked the actor about Ally Sheedy.

You'll recall, after Franco won Best Actor during the Golden Globes, Sheedy tweeted, "Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much." She later deleted the post.

Franco said he didn't know what she was talking about and added he had a good relationship with Sheedy, to which Meyers shot back ... wasn't he curious enough to call her and find out what she was talking about? Franco squirmed but said he was satisfied with letting it be.

Franco says the sexual misconduct allegations are not true, but he's willing to take a bullet and stay silent rather than tarnish the #MeToo movement.

The L.A. Times just published a story claiming 5 actresses have accused Franco of misconduct, one of whom says during the filming of a nude orgy scene, Franco "removed protective plastic guards covering the actresses' vaginas while simulating oral sex on them."

The casting director who worked on that movie disputes the claims and says there were no complaints on set and she "personally checked on all the actresses constantly to make sure they were ok and comfortable."

Bill Maher Anything Al Can Do, I Can Do Better ... Or, Is That Worse?

1/4/2018 7:12 AM PST

Bill Maher couldn't contain himself, or his hands, and decided to mock Al Franken's infamous mid-air groping photo. LOL?

Maher was flying private with Bob Saget when he snapped the shot reaching out for Saget's man boobs. No doubt he nailed the pic, it's a dead-on recreation of Franken pretending to grope a sleeping Leeann Tweeden in 2006 -- the photo that eventually forced the Senator to resign.

Here's the thing ... most would say Franken's fair game -- but would Leeann laugh it off? Maher's catching some flak for the photo, which he had to expect.

But with this coming directly on the heels of Dave Chappelle's jokes about Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K.'s victims -- seems like comedians are no longer saying "too soon."

David Letterman Secret Guest Revealed ... I Got Malala!!!

12/19/2017 3:03 PM PST

David Letterman's return to the talk show world has been shrouded in mystery, but this video reveals a huge puzzle piece -- youngest ever Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.

Malala was spotted leaving a taping of Dave's Netflix show in NYC Monday night. She says it went great, and best we can tell -- she's guest #2 of 6.

Rumor is Barack Obama was Dave's first guest a month ago. Dave's not confirming that, or much at all, about his new gig. It's unclear who the next 4 guests will be, but we did see 2 other famous possibilities.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt were spotted leaving the studio, but they could've just been guests in the audience. Again, Letterman ain't saying much.

Malala's gotta be great though. Pretty sure it's Dave's first time sitting down with the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, who fought for girls' rights to education, and survived the Taliban.

Newt Gingrich on Al Franken Innocent Until Proven Guilty ... But Stay Outta Politics!

12/10/2017 4:42 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Newt Gingrich knows how to sit on a fence -- 'cause he's now defending Al Franken ... while also bashing him for thinking he could go the distance in politics.

We got the former Speaker of the House on Capitol Hill and asked about his recent defense of Franken on TV ... where he said the guy deserved his due process before being forced to resign

Newt breaks it down rather simply -- Americans are innocent until proven guilty, regardless of party ... period.

Still, he couldn't help but leave with a parting shot to the SNL comic-turned-senator ... and any other comedians who think they're cut out for D.C.

Seth Meyers Goes After Matt Lauer 'You're the Dildo at Work'

12/1/2017 6:32 AM PST

Seth Meyers ripped Matt Lauer a new one on his show Friday morning over the sexual misconduct that got him fired.

Meyers turned Lauer's own words on him in the interview the former "Today" show host did with Bill O'Reilly. He also joked about the venue that caused Lauer's career to unravel ... the 2014 Sochi Olympics, saying everyone thought Bob Costas' pink eye was the grossest thing that happened. As we reported, the woman who lodged the complaint with NBC Monday says it happened at Sochi.

It's interesting ... Meyers is also on NBC.

Charlie Rose On-Air 'Sex Talk' Going Viral Thanks to John Oliver

11/21/2017 1:10 PM PST

Charlie Rose is off the air at CBS, but his sexual banter with his "CBS This Morning" co-hosts is all over the Internet ... thanks to John Oliver's HBO show, 'Last Week Tonight.' 

Oliver does a running "awkward sex talk" bit, fully dedicated to what -- at the time -- seemed like Rose's playful, yet sexually charged chit chat with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell.

In one of the clips, you hear Norah tell a guest to "watch his hands, he knows what he's doing" in reference to Charlie holding a female guest.

Oliver's mocking is similar to that of Seth MacFarlane -- who made news when old clips of his surfaced in which he made fun of Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey after their scandals broke.

It doesn't seem like Oliver was aware of the extent of Rose's alleged "wrongdoings" ... but he definitely had his eye on the ball well before the reckoning.

Jimmy Fallon 'Tonight Show' Tapings Canceled After Mother's Death

11/5/2017 2:54 PM PST

Jimmy Fallon won't be hitting the TV airwaves anew this week ... NBC canceled new tapings of "The Tonight Show" following his mother's death.

The network announced Sunday there wouldn't be any new 'Tonight Show' episodes airing this week, and that re-runs would be coming on Monday through Friday instead.

As we reported ... Fallon's mother, Gloria, died Saturday in a NYC hospital with Jimmy and other family by her side. She was reportedly quite ill.

Fallon released a statement saying he had lost his "biggest fan" in his mother. Gloria was 68.

Joy Behar Corden Attacked Bad Guy, Not Victims ... Cut Him a Break, Rose!!!

10/16/2017 1:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Joy Behar is jumping to James Corden's defense after his Harvey Weinstein jokes got him skewered.

We got Joy Monday in NYC where she said Rose McGowan was going after the wrong guy by blasting Corden for his Weinstein comments at an AMFAR event.

If ya missed it, Rose called him a "motherf**king piglet" -- but Joy says it's not like James was mocking Weinstein victims. Plus, she says it's hardly fresh ground ... lots of late night hosts have laid into the movie mogul.

Corden has since apologized, but the way Joy sees it ... there was no need. Not with actual piglets still roaming Hollywood -- and she names names. 

James Corden Sorry for the Bad Weinstein Jokes

10/15/2017 1:13 PM PDT
Breaking News

James Corden is apologizing for making light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal with tasteless jokes he made onstage ... and after Rose McGowan teared into him online.

Corden issued an apology Sunday saying "To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey’s inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended, that was never my intention."

The "Late Late Show" star caught a ton of flak this weekend for jokes he cracked while hosting the amfAR Gala on Friday in L.A.

Corden's comments were met with a lot of groans and little laughs, but he persisted and kept the offensive Weinstein jokes coming through the night. One of his biggest critics was Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, who called Corden a "MOTHERF****** PIGLET"  on Twitter.

If there's one thing we've learned this week ... it's that Rose knows no filter ... and takes no prisoners on the subject of Weinstein. Seems Corden knows that all too well now. 

Senator Bill Cassidy Kimmel is Wrong ... My Health Bill Works

9/20/2017 9:55 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Senator Bill Cassidy respectfully disagrees with Jimmy Kimmel as to whether his new health care bill is the right fix to Obamacare -- but as for that "Kimmel test" ... uhhh.

We got the Louisiana senator Wednesday on Capitol Hill -- where he and Lindsey Graham are trying to get a new health bill passed to repeal and replace Obamacare by the end of the month -- and he says Kimmel's misinformed about what this new law would do.

He says it WILL protect folks with pre-existing conditions, and WILL get more people covered in general. Jimmy believes the opposite, saying the bill gives states more power to allocate money from the government -- and he thinks that will backfire.

Jimmy went on the attack on his show Tuesday night ... saying Cassidy's bill is too complicated ... and furthermore, he lied ... in Jimmy's eyes.

One thing is clear from Cassidy here ... the so-called "Kimmel test" he once endorsed might be out the window.

James Corden Practically Perfect In Every Way ... As Mary Poppins!!!

6/1/2017 8:21 AM PDT

James Corden did the most British thing ever -- besides high tea with the Queen -- when he dressed up as Mary Poppins and paraded across a London street singing her greatest hits.

Corden's late night show is shooting a few episodes across the pond to air next week. He has a recurring sketch called Crosswalk the Musical where he dresses up and sings in the middle of crosswalks. He's done it before with "Beauty and the Beast."

No detail was left out for James' Mary Poppins bit ... Julie Andrews would be proud.

Stephen Colbert Hey Donald, Don't Hurry Back

5/21/2017 7:10 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Stephen Colbert looked super relaxed Saturday in NYC, apparently relieved the Commander in Chief is otherwise occupied.

The talk show king clearly thinks Donald Trump shouldn't rush things along in the Middle East ... favoring an extended trip for the Prez.

Colbert was on his way in to Milk Studios for Vulture Fest, where he sat with Aziz Ansari, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon on a panel to discuss the TV biz.

The good news for Colbert ... wherever in the world Trump is, there's plenty of material.

Stephen Colbert to Prez Trump Ha! YOU Want to Bring Up Ratings??

5/12/2017 6:49 AM PDT

Stephen Colbert is declaring victory in his feud with Donald Trump, saying it's pretty rich of the prez to bring up ratings ... when his approval numbers are in the toilet.

Colbert was more than happy to respond to Trump calling him a "no-talent guy." In his Thursday night monologue, he said, "I've been trying for a year to get you to say my name ... I won."

The host also addressed Trump saying he has a "filthy mouth" -- "I do occasionally use adult language, and I do it in public instead of the privacy of an 'Access Hollywood' bus." Ya walked right into that one, Mr. Commander-in-Chief.

Check out the rest of the skewering ... which covered ratings, Nixon and Alfred E. Neuman. Hysterical.

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