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James Corden & Stephen Colbert to Return to Filming in Studios Amid Pandemic

James Corden and Stephen Colbert are making their return.

The Late Late Show host and The Late Show host are both returning to their respective studios to begin filming amid the pandemic, Deadline reported Thursday (August 6).

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Both shows filmed remotely since production shutdown began in March due to the global health crisis.

Colbert and Corden will be returning to their buildings next week, albeit with no audience,” ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish confirmed in a call.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was the first to return to a studio a few weeks ago, while Conan O’Brien has done his show from comedy club Largo in LA.

Both of the hosts were filming their respective shows from within their homes.

There has been speculation regarding James Corden potentially replacing this host amid controversy…

Ellen DeGeneres Source Reveals James Corden Won't Replace Her, Names Four Other Stars Instead

A source is speaking out that Ellen DeGeneres won’t be replaced by James Corden, a rumor that spread over the weekend.

James Corden is definitely not under consideration as he has a long term deal with CBS and if he was interested in a daytime show, CBS would develop one for him. Regardless, he’s busy enough in late night so it’s not going to happen,” the source told the Daily Mail.

The source added potential names that would reportedly be considered if Ellen DeGeneres stepped away due to all the controversy surrounding her show and the allegations she’s facing.

The names mentioned were frequent Ellen Show guest host Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy and ‘the ultimate A-lister’ Jennifer Aniston. This is an unconfirmed report, but we will wait and see if Ellen DeGeneres decides to appear on her show in the Fall.

Meanwhile, Portia de Rossi just broke her silence on all the rumors.

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James Corden Is 'In Line' to Replace Ellen DeGeneres (Report)

James Corden could be the next in line to replace Ellen DeGeneres amid reports that she might be stepping away from her talk show in the wake of ongoing backlash and behind-the-scenes controversy.

The Late Late Show host is “in line” to replace the Ellen DeGeneres Show host, according to The Sun on Sunday (August 2).

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The outlet reported that James “could be the shock winner after dozens of employees accused the $50 million-a-year presenter of turning a blind eye to racism, bullying and sexual harassment on her hit daytime show,” and according to their alleged inside sources, James has been seen as a “long term successor” for a while.

That said, one of the executive producers on the Ellen show recently spoke out amid the allegations Ellen DeGeneres was quitting her show. Here’s what he said…

Reggie Watts, James Corden's Bandleader, Breaks Down on TV Amid George Floyd Protests

James Corden‘s bandleader Reggie Watts broke down in tears while talking about the state of the country after George Floyd‘s death.

James opened his show speaking about his privilege as a white person.”As you’ll all know, on Monday of last week a black man named George Floyd was murdered by the excessive force of the police. If it was a one-off event, it would be an appalling, horrific tragedy that should shake all of us to our core. Yet this was the latest in a string of killings of unarmed black citizens by white people. Breonna Taylor was shot by police in her own home. Ahmaud Arbery was going for a jog when he was shot and killed by two men. And sadly, there are so many more victims that I could mention.”

He continued, “Surely, this is a time for me to listen, not talk. And then I realize that that’s part of the problem. People like me have to speak up. To be clear, I’m not talking about late-night hosts, or people who are fortunate like I am to have to have a platform. I’m talking about white people. White people cannot just say anymore, ‘Yeah, I’m not racist.’ And think that that’s enough, because it’s not.”

James then welcomed in Reggie, who said, “Ah, crazy, I don’t know, feeling so much simultaneously, it’s crazy. I was fortunate to grow up in a place where I was pretty protected by my parents when it came to forms of racism that happened in my neighborhood. My mom was a fierce fighter and would get out of the house and get in people’s faces about, you know, people calling me the N-word or whatever growing up and being different and stuff. So I feel really grateful that my parents and my father fought so hard to make my life feel normal and to have me grow up feeling like I’m a human being rather than I’m a demographic.”

He continued, “And just going back in my history, my father growing up in the Midwest and being in Vietnam and not being able to get a job when he got out of the Army because he was black,” Watts continued. “And the economy wasn’t doing that well and he had to reenlist, got sent back to Vietnam. And then when my parents got married their marriage wasn’t recognized in the U.S. because of laws prohibiting interracial marriage.”

“I have this history in the black community in the Midwest that I don’t access a lot because there’s a lot of pain and emotion there,” Reggie continued as he became emotional. “So it’s hard and so much is happening. And I want to use my platform for good. I go in and out, you know? It’s tough.”

You can find out more about the Black Lives Matter movement with regards to Hollywood right here.

James Corden Reveals Why He Needed Emergency Eye Surgery

Last month, James Corden underwent eye surgery and had to postpone some of his virtual Late Late Shows.

Now, he’s explaining to Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show what happened to his eye, and why he was awake during it.

James explained that in 2012, he had an eye injury that seemed to heal.

“And then, for some reason, about a year ago, it flared up again, this little sort of scratch on my eyeball, so I’ve been seeing doctors a lot,” he continued. “A few weeks ago, three weeks ago or something like that, I woke up and I couldn’t open my eye, which meant I couldn’t open either of my eyes. It just hurt.”

“The doctor I’ve been speaking with, he said, ‘Look, I think we have to sort this out. I think this has been happening too many times,’” he added. “He took one look at my eye, and he said, ‘We’re gonna operate on it now.’ And I said, ‘But I’ve got a show at 5 p.m.’ And he said, ‘No, you don’t.’ He said, ‘You don’t have a show ‘til the earliest next week. You’ve got to do this right now.’”

“So right there and then, which I was quite grateful ‘cause I didn’t have time to dread it, they just did it. And it’s the strangest thing ‘cause you’re awake, but it’s numb, so you can’t feel anything. But all the time I just kept going, ‘Oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my God.’ And that was it. So, hopefully, touch wood, it’s better, but we’ll see,” James added.

“They clamp your eye open like ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ and then you can see what they’re doing, but you can’t feel it because it’s numb,” James concluded.

Find out what James recently did for his staff amid the pandemic.

James Corden Joked About Being Replaced By A Soundboard After YouTubers Pretended to Be Him

James Corden holds hands with his wife Julia while out for a walk in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (May 9).

The Late Late Show host picked up an item from their local pharmacy while getting some fresh air amid stay at home orders.

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Just recently, James reacted to YouTube pranksters Josh Pieters and Archie Manners, who pretended to be him in order to score an interview with another YouTube star.

“I can’t help getting the overwhelming feeling that frankly I’m not as important to this job as I maybe thought I was,” he shared during the opening of his own show earlier in the week.

He joked later on that he “will not be replaced with sound bites. In fact, I’m going to walk off right now to just prove how important I am to this show and you cannot do it without me.”

Josh and Archie are the same YouTubers who scored an interview with Carole Baskin, too.

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James Corden to Pay Furloughed ‘Late Late Show’ Staff Amid Pandemic

Starting next week, James Corden will pay the salaries of about 60 furloughed production staffers on The Late Late Show out of his own pocket, likely to be mid-five figures weekly.

Variety reports that CBS covered the first eight weeks of salary for staffers after the coronavirus outbreak but that comes to an end this week.

The 41-year-old British host has been hosting and producing The Late Late Show from his garage in Los Angeles since April 14. The show has been on a short hiatus as James just had a minor eye surgery. Normally, they film at CBS Television City off of Fairfax.