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James Corden Attempts to Enter CBS Studios in a New 'Late Late Show' Promo

The wait ends tonight for James Corden and band leader Reggie Watts: The Late Late Show makes its debut on CBS at 12:35am, but it looks like CBS Studios isn't making any security exceptions for Corden even though his face currently covers the side of the building.

Norm Macdonald Chooses His Very Own 'Late Show' Souvenir

Here's a sneak peek of Norm Macdonald's visit to tonight's Late Show, where Letterman gives him the go ahead to choose anything from the studio to take as a souvenir before the show wraps up its run this May. As you can see, Macdonald is a man of expensive taste.

Here's the Writing Staff of 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'

The Late Late Show with James Corden makes its CBS debut on Monday, March 23rd, and Corden and his staff are hard at work prepping the show for its big premiere. Tosh.0 co-creator Mike Gibbons will serve as co-executive producer as well as head writer, and the writing staff currently includes Sean O'Connor (Lucas Bros. Moving Co), former Chelsea Lately writers Ian Karmel and James Davis, Lauren Greenberg (Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings), Nedaa Sweiss, Ben Hoffman, David Dineen-Porter, and former Daily Show writer DJ Javerbaum, who's also the mastermind behind @TheTweetOfGod. Read more on the [...]

Behold The Colbeard

Well here it is, folks: The Colbeard. Behold its glory, its beauty, and its respect for the late night host tradition of growing beards. Stephen Colbert recently caught up with The Daily Beast to talk about his Late Show debut later this year, but he was upstaged by his brand new salt-and-pepper beard: "I have not allowed this to happen to my face since college because I've been working professionally pretty constantly since then," he told The Daily Beast. "I have like nine months where nobody has to see me so I said, 'I wonder what I look like?' No one should ever mistake me for a newsman [...]

Steve Carell Reads a Terrible Review of His First Sitcom Role on 'Late Show'

Steve Carell might be an Oscar nominee this year, but he still likes to keep himself in check now and then, so during last night's Late Show he shared an online critic's review of his first sitcom role in the short-lived ABC series Over the Top, which was so harsh that Stephen Colbert offered the critic a writing job at The Colbert Report. Watch Carell and Letterman talk about Anchorman and Carell's Oscar nomination below:

Reggie Watts Says the 'Late Late Show' Band Is Named Karen

Ahead of The Late Late Show's big debut on CBS tonight, Vulture sat down with bandleader Reggie Watts for an interview about why he took on the CBS gig and what he hopes to bring to late night. The most interesting revelation comes near the end of the interview when Watts reveals the name of his Late Late Show band:

What's the musical setup going to be? Will you be by yourself like in Comedy Bang! Bang!, or do you have a full band? Yeah, I have a band. One of the things I stipulated was that I wanted to pick my own band, and they were cool [...]

Lena Dunham Has a Middle Name Now Thanks to David Letterman

Despite calling herself "Lena Lucky Fred Ned Cookie Milky Simmons Dunham" in the past, Lena Dunham never officially had a middle name until her visit to last night's Late Show, where Letterman bestowed upon her the most basic middle name of all time. Watch more from the interview below:

James Corden Reveals Some Details on the Format of 'Late Late Show'

Ahead of James Corden's Late Late Show debut on March 23rd, Variety sat down with the British actor for an interview about his hopes for the show and what format it will take later this month. Corden is, understandably, super nervous about the gig: "I don't know if I'm making a huge mistake," he told Variety. "But I'd rather regret doing something than not doing something. I think we have a real shot at enjoying ourselves for a bit, which is ultimately all you ever really want, isn't it?"

As for the format of the show, Corden and Late Late Show executive producer Rob Crabbe revealed that [...]

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson Show Off Some Micro-Impressions

Here's a clip from the Broad City ladies' visit to last night's Late Show, where they try to impress Letterman by showing off their best micro-impressions — Glazer does a one-second Nicki Minaj, while Jacobson shares her very minimal, yet still impressive, Rose from Titanic.

Colin Hanks to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot 'Life in Pieces'

Colin Hanks just landed a starring role in a CBS comedy pilot. Deadline reports that Hanks has been cast in an upcoming CBS pilot called Life in Pieces. The single-cam pilot from Justin Adler will follow a family as told through the stories of its family members, and Hanks will play Greg, "the coddled youngest of three siblings who finds himself overwhelmed and unprepared for the birth of his first child." No other cast members for Life in Pieces have been revealed yet. Hanks has had plenty of supporting comedy roles in recent years on Comedy Bang! Bang!, Burning Love, and Key and Peele, and he recently earned [...]

Thomas Lennon, Rob Corddry, Tig Notaro, and More Among First 'Late Late Show' Guests

The Late Late Show with James Corden premieres on CBS on Monday, and the network announced another round of celebrity guests slated to appear today. In addition to previously announced guests Tom Hanks, Kerry Washington, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Hart, the show's debut week on the air will also include Mila Kunis, Chris Pine, and musical performances by Modest Mouse and Leon Bridges. Upcoming guests also scheduled to appear include David Beckham, Thomas Lennon, Matthew Perry, Rob Corddry, Courteney Cox, Simon Cowell, Claire Danes, Michael Douglas, Jeff Goldblum, Megan Mullally, Tig Notaro, and Gordon Ramsey. Check out the full premiere week schedule below:

James Corden and Reggie Watts Do Their First 'Late Late Show' Sound Check

The Late Late Show with James Corden premieres on CBS on March 23rd, and today the network released a sneak peek clip featuring Corden and his trusty band leader Reggie Watts embarking on their very first sound check. If this clip is any indication, it looks like we should prepare for a lot of catchy harmonies between Corden and Watts this year.

Jane Lynch to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot 'Angel from Hell'

Jane Lynch just landed another starring TV role. According to Deadline, Lynch has signed on to star in a half-hour CBS comedy pilot called Angel from Hell, which follows Lynch as a "larger-than-life, brassy, and flamboyant" woman named Amy who enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel. The women "form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts." The role of Allison has not yet been cast. Tad Quill (Scrubs, Samantha Who?) will write and executive produce, and Don Scardino (30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls) will direct.

Bill Hader and David Letterman Show Off Their Lorne Michaels Impressions

Here's a sneak peek of Bill Hader's visit to tonight's Late Show, where talks about his mysterious role in Sunday's big SNL anniversary special and takes turns impersonating Lorne Michaels with David Letterman.