Late-Night Lately: J. Lo's Karaoke, Bill Murray's Baloo and Colbert's Cartoon Trump

8:00 AM 4/2/2016

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

  • Colbert Interviews Cartoon Donald Trump

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    Instead of inviting the real Donald Trump on CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday ("he was busy being on every other show on television"), the late-night host sat down with a cartoon version of the GOP candidate to talk about his recent Twitter feuds and his campaign manager. 

    First, Colbert asked "Mr. Cartoon Trump" how he responded to Anderson Cooper comparing the candidate to a 5-year-old at Tuesday's CNN Town Hall. Cooper had pressed him about his feud with rival Ted Cruz about their wives, to which Trump responded, "I didn't start it." 

    "Plus I think he's turned into a cartoonish version of himself at this point," Colbert said, so he invited a "slightly less cartoonish version," a two-dimensional cartoon Trump, to join him for an interview. 

    "Anderson Cooper's a dumb dumb," cartoon Trump told Colbert. "He's a stupid-head, a total poopy-pants. It's sad." 

  • Conan Takes the Batmobile for a Ride

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    Conan O'Brien celebrated all things superhero on his Thursday night episode of TBS' Conan, gathering the cast of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

    But first, he and sidekick Andy Richter had to get to work in style, so they rented — what else? — the Batmobile.

    In a bit that also served as the episode's cold open, they took a joy ride in Batman's car around Los Angeles. Richter even found an old CD in the car to rock out to called "Bruce Wayne's Hot Jamz '16," featuring such hits as Spin Doctors' "Two Princes."

    "For a guy who lost his parents violently, he knows how to have a good time!" O'Brien said, before finding Batman's voice modulator and getting distracted. They also tried out the cloaking device, but had trouble with a few of the car's other buttons.

  • Bill Murray Sings 'Jungle Book' Tune on Kimmel

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    Bill Murray is really embracing his role as Baloo the bear.

    The actor belted out a tune from the Disney version of The Jungle Book on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night in honor of his role in the upcoming live-action adaptation. Murray, who plays Baloo the bear in the film, joined Kimmel along with the pic's star, Neel Sethi, who plays Mowgli. The duo capped off their interview with the host with a rendition of the song "The Bare Necessities" surrounded by people in bear costumes.

    "We have not rehearsed this," Murray warned, before jumping in to the tune with Seethi. The younger actor also told Kimmel about getting the role after his dance teacher recommended him for it, and called Jon Favreau the best director (and only director) he's ever worked with. 

  • Jennifer Lopez Teaches James Corden Her Music Video Moves

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    The Late Late Show host James Corden celebrated one year on the air Tuesday with Jennifer Lopez on his Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special on CBS. Corden's first order of business with the American Idol judge was to settle on nicknames. "You're J. Lo, I could be J. Co," he suggested.

    "I think we should make a rap group together!" Lopez said, adding that they could open for her in Las Vegas. "Yeah, but I worry about you having to follow it," said Corden. "I worry the audience are, like, 'Aw, that's a shame that he's gone.'"

    Sitting shotgun, Lopez discussed the possibility of insuring certain parts of her body, sang "Love Don't Cost a Thing" and "Booty," then taught Corden her "music video look" and showed off some impressive phone contacts (Leonardo DiCaprio, Demi Lovato and Bradley Cooper, for example), or "the best phone I've ever seen in my life," according to the late-night host.

    Corden even texted DiCaprio as her, inconspicuously signing it "J. Lo, you know, from the block."

  • Fallon Gives the Candidates Pee-wee Herman Voices

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    Jimmy Fallon aims to please. A Tonight Show viewer wrote in to Fallon's suggestion box saying that she's "in a pickle" because she wants to watch the 2016 presidential election coverage but she also wants to watch the new Pee-wee Herman movie on Netflix.

    "Can you help?" she implored in her note. Fallon responded by taking footage of the current 2016 presidential candidates and replacing their voices with Pee-wee Herman-inspired vocals.

    "Mexico's going to pay for the wall, and they're going to be happy about it," says Donald Trump in his Pee-wee Herman voice, while Bernie Sanders gives a rousing speech with Herman's vocal intonation.

  • Late-Night Lineup: April 3-9

    Tuesday, April 5
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Andrew Dice Clay previews his new Showtime series, Dice

    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: See what Arianna Huffington has to say about the current election cycle. 

    Wednesday, April 6 
    Late Night With Seth Meyers: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, who collaborate on Girls, have also recently had a lot of big stories in their Lenny newsletter to talk about. 

    Thursday, April 7
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt's Tituss Burgess (who just launched his own Pinot Noir brand) is bound to sing a few notes with Colbert. 

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