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Barry Jenkins Thinks Oprah Should Be Host for Oscars 2019!

Barry Jenkins stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday night (December 17) to dish about his latest film If Beale Street Could Talk, which has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes.

“I wrote the screen play for If Beale Street Could Talk at the same time that I wrote the script for Moonlight, I took a trip to Europe in the summer of 2013 and I wrote both screenplays,” the 39-year-old Oscar-winning writer-director revealed. “I didn’t even have the rights to the novel when I adapted it. I had no life, I had no friends, I had no e-mail, I had nothing.”

Stephen then asked if Barry had a suggestion for hosting duties for the 2019 Oscars.

“I think Oprah would be an amazing host for the Oscars,” Barry said. “It’d be like ‘you get a car, you get a car’ but like ‘you get an Oscar, you get an Oscar.’ It would be amazing.”


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Bryan Cranston Reveals What Makes Him 'Mad as Hell' on 'The Late Show'!

Bryan Cranston appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday (December 10) and spoke up about what makes him “mad as hell.”

The 62-year-old actor, who is currently starring in a stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film Network, described how prevalent the script from screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky is today after 40 years.

“It is something that brings you back to the 1970s and ships you back into 2018 quickly,” Bryan expressed. “So a lot of things that we discuss, you know, in the show about being addicted to whatever the modern technology is at the time… or how about ‘fake news,’ that’s an element we deal with. And the manipulation of audiences by having a news outlet having an agenda of what their audience [listens] to. It’s really, very prescient from what he was writing.”

Bryan then revealed that the line “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” made famous by Peter Finch, who went on to win the Oscar, wasn’t actually the line as written by Paddy. In fact, it was originally, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

“I think what makes me angry is people accepting duplicity and the diminishment of integrity and lack of accountability that we’re finding now in our society,” Bryan added when Stephen asked about what makes him “mad as hell.”

Watch the full interview below…


Bryan Cranston: ‘Network’ Shows Us How To Be Mad As Hell

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Stephen Colbert Starts A Julia Roberts & Lucas Hedges 'Feud' Over Turkey on 'Late Show' - Watch Here!

Stephen Colbert may have ignited a feud between Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges on last night’s (December 4) episode of The Late Show!

The Ben Is Back co-stars were booked on back-to-back nights, with Lucas dropping by first on Monday night (December 3). Julia plays Lucas‘ mother in Ben Is Back and expressed she thinks of him as a son and even invited him over for Thanksgiving last year.

“This next thing might be a little rough,” Stephen said with a wicked smile after she finished her story. “Because we asked him, Lucas, last night about Thanksgiving.”

“Oh no, did you make him say something mean?” Julia asked. “I didn’t make him say something mean,” Stephen emphasized before playing the clip.

In the clip, Stephen asked Lucas about spending Thanksgiving with Julia, and then slipped in a little question: “Turkey wasn’t dry?” “Little dry,” Lucas responds.

“That’s the last f**king turkey he’s getting at my house,” Julia shoots back – Watch below!


A Julia Roberts-Lucas Hedges ‘Feud’ Is Born

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Meryl Streep & Stephen Colbert Have Fun Together at Their Event!

Stephen Colbert and Meryl Streep look like they’ve having fun together while posing for photos at the Evening With Stephen Colbert & Meryl Streep event held at NJPAC on Saturday night (December 1) in Newark, New Jersey.

Meryl Streep is one of the greatest film artists of our time and to have her join Stephen Colbert onstage is an extraordinary gift,” Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall said in a statement about the event. “This event provides our non-profit organization with vital support that allows us to deliver world class film, media literacy, and education programs to our patrons and students. We’re so grateful to Stephen, Meryl, and our friends at NJPAC and NorthJersey.com for their generosity in making this event possible. It is going to be an unforgettable evening.”

All proceeds from the event went to benefit Montclair Film, which is New Jersey’s leading film non-profit.

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Kerry Washington Switches Places with Stephen Colbert on 'Late Show'

Kerry Washington switched places with host Stephen Colbert while making an appearance on a special flipped episode of The Late Show on Tuesday (November 27).

Sitting behind the desk, the 41-year-old actress asked Colbert a number of questions. “If you weren’t doing this job – What would you be doing?” Kerry asked first, to which Colbert responded, “I’d probably be doing time. I have no other skills”

Kerry wasn’t the only guest who switched places with Stephen. Guests Jon Stewart, Jake Tapper, Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Charlamagne tha God also took a shot at interviewing the host.

Earlier in the week, Kerry helped host a special screening of If Beale Street Could Talk alongside her husband Nnamdi Asomugha.


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