Late-Night Lately: Britney's Karaoke, John Krasinski's Documentary Spoof, Hillary's Debate Prep

8:00 AM 8/27/2016

by THR Staff

THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.

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The Hollywood Reporter's Late-Night Lately is a one-stop shop for all of the most memorable moments of late-night TV, coming to you each Saturday morning to ease you into your weekend.

So fill up your coffee, set your DVR for the week and sit back. Below are a few of the week's best, funniest and strangest late-night moments you can't afford to miss.

— Compiled by Jennifer Konerman

  • Britney Sings the Hits One More Time With James Corden

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    Britney's back. Not only did she join James Corden for The Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke" segment, the performer also dropped her latest album, Glory, on Thursday night. 

    During "Carpool Karaoke," she mostly laughed along while Corden sang her hit "Toxic," but before singing "Oops!... I Did It Again," Corden asked her what the song is about, but she didn't know ("It's just a song"). He even re-enacted the ending of the music video, gifting her a red pen instead of a priceless gem. 

    "Baby One More Time" was the big moment, of course, with the duo singing along wearing the outfits from Spears' music video, grey sweaters and scrunchies and all, and while singing "Womanizer," Corden showed Spears his robot dance moves as she tried out some of her own.

  • John Krasinski and James Corden Were "Fired From" 'A Few Good Men,' More Movies

    James Corden and John Krasinski claim they have been working on movies together since 1939, but nobody has been able to see the fruits of their labor until now.

    They demonstrated their own takes on iconic scenes from movies such as Gone With the Wind, Pulp Fiction and A Few Good Men for a documentary spoof that aired on Wednesday's Late Late Show about constantly getting fired from films despite their amazing chemistry.

    In Gone With the Wind, Krasinski added a nicely timed mic drop to a famous Rhett Butler line, with Corden as his Scarlett. A Few Good Men saw the two fighting over saying the same "You can't handle the truth" line. And Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" proved too irresistible for both Corden and Krasinski as they re-created Pulp Fiction.

    The test in their partnership came when Krasinski was asked to be replaced by his wife, Emily Blunt, in Into the Woods, which Corden and Blunt starred in together. 

  • Hillary Clinton Talks Trump's "Wacky" Claims and "Elementary School" Debate Prep

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    Jimmy Kimmel was greeted by secret service and bomb-sniffing dogs when he returned to work on Monday. "All of course because Hillary Clinton is here," the host told his Jimmy Kimmel Live! audience. "Who would have guessed the audience would be so excited for the co-creator of ISIS?" 

    Referencing the comment made by Donald Trump (who said President Barack Obama was the "founder of ISIS" and that Clinton was the "co-founder"), Kimmel pressed the nominee on how she responds to such a claim. "That was one of the crazier things that has been said during this campaign," she told the late-night host. "I don't get upset anymore, because I'd be upset all the time. I think it's crazy, but also harmful." 

    During Kimmel's opening monologue, Kimmel said Clinton is gearing up for the general election debates, but that her campaign is having trouble finding a mock stand-in for Trump. "I'm here to ask for your help!" Clinton told Kimmel. "You have to be prepared for wacky stuff that comes at you. I am drawing on my experience in elementary school — the guy who pulled your ponytail."

    Kimmel then turned talk to the DNC's most viral moment: Bill Clinton's love for the American-themed balloons that closed out the weeklong event. "It seemed like he had seen balloons for the first time," said Kimmel, sparking big laughs from Clinton.

    He also had her read Trump quotes out of a bowl that was topped with a wig resembling the reality star's hair. The nominee, however, couldn't read this one: "I said if Ivanka weren't my daughter perhaps I'd be dating her."

    Before letting her go, the host pressed Clinton on why she hadn't picked him as her running mate, ripping on her vice presidential pick, Tim Kaine (who made an appearance on CBS' Late Show this week), for seeming like a guy who would wear Crocs, a cellphone belt buckle and have a funny song on his voicemail. Finally she conceded and named Kimmel as her "Vice Vice President." 

  • Barbra Streisand and Jimmy Fallon's Donald Trump Duet

    Jimmy Fallon's Donald Trump and Barbra Streisand took the stage together on Thursday for an inspired — and contentious — duet performance. 

    "Together, we're going to make duets great again," said Fallon as Trump as they introduced the song. "That's if you can sing," retorted Streisand.

    "I sing all of the best words," bragged Fallon's Trump.

    The song they picked was "Anything You Can Do," appropriate for their faux tension. Fallon's Trump was all about changing the words to fit his immigration plan. "I can build any wall taller than you," he sang. Streisand was ready with her comebacks. At one point, she spoke about how she's going to vote for Hillary Clinton, who will "win huuuuge." Trump wasn't too pleased with her for that one, and the duet got derailed when he suffered a hair mishap.

  • Matt Damon Runs Attack Ad Against Jimmy Kimmel's VP Campaign

    Jimmy Kimmel is not pleased that a "not-so-super-PAC" is trying to stop him from his independent run for vice president of the United States. And who else could be behind an attack ad on Kimmel but his longtime "nemesis," Matt Damon, in keeping with their long-running fake feud.

    “Can Jimmy Kimmel really be trusted?” Damon says in a voiceover during the ad. “Time and time again, he has proven to be deceitful, duplicitous, a liar."

    Damon's voice runs over footage of his rift with Kimmel. "Why does Jimmy Kimmel mislead people? Humiliate them? Physically assault them? Make them dress up as fruit for no reason?"

    The ad was paid for by "Citizens for a Kimmel-free America."

  • Late-Night Lineup: August 28-September 3

    Monday, August 29
    The Late Late Show With James Corden: When Naomi Campbell stopped by, she taught Corden how to walk the runway, so what lesson will he get from supermodel Heidi Klum? 

    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kevin Bacon returns to The Tonight Show (hopefully) to reprise his Footlose entrance

    Tuesday, August 30
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Comedy legend Mel Brooks sits down with Fallon for a rare late-night interview. 

    Thursday, September 1
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Larry Wilmore chats with former Daily Show colleague for his first late-night interview post-The Nightly Show

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