Late-Night Lately: Corden's Rap Battles, Kimmel's 'Baby Bachelorette', Trump/Sanders Debate

8:00 AM 5/28/2016

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

  • Trump, Sanders Pitch Debate on 'Kimmel'

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    Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders returned to Hollywood with appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week, where Sanders pitched a debate between the two presidential candidates and Trump agreed. 

    On Wednesday, Kimmel asked if Trump was prepared to debate Sanders before the California primary, to which Trump answered: "Yes I would, how much is he going to pay me?" He added that the ratings would be so high that the money would be good for "some worthy charity." 

    Sanders appeared on Kimmel on Thursday, said that the late-night host "made it possible for us to have a very interesting debate about two guys who look at the world very very differently," responded Sanders. "Oh boy do you guys look at it differently!" Kimmel agreed. 

    Trump later changed his mind, though, saying he would rather debate the Democratic nominee ("probably Crooked Hillary Clinton, or whoever it may be"). 

  • Rap Battles: James Corden Takes on Anne Hathaway, David Schwimmer and Rebel Wilson

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    Anne Hathaway (Oscar-winning actress, mother … and freestyle battle rapper) turned up on The Late Late Show on Tuesday with an attitude, a peak-cap and an arsenal of lyrical fire for James Corden's "Drop the Mic" segment. America's sweetheart Hathaway destroyed host James Corden in a hilarious, no-holds-barred rap battle.

    On Thursday, James "The Rappin’ Assassin" Corden faced off against David "The Emcee Who’s TV Royalty" Schwimmer, and he didn't hold back with some harsh Friends throwbacks and a Kardashian joke or two (but Schwimmer had some good British bits to hit him back with). Before a winner could be declared, though, Rebel Wilson turned up and fired off her own rhyming insults at both of them. 

  • Jimmy Kimmel Presents Toddler-Filled 'Baby Bachelorette'

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    The return of ABC's Bachelorette was a popular topic on Monday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Airing shortly after The Bachelorette season premiere, Kimmel offered up a spoof featuring one (very) young lady and 11 (very) young men: "The Baby Bachelorette."

    "The Baby Bachelorette" is a spinoff of "The Baby Bachelor," a spoof Kimmel's show ran in 2013 featuring Kimmel's nephew, Wesley, who, as the host put it, "found love" and is "engaged to be married in the year 2033."

    "The Baby Bachelorette" follows four-year-old Bianca. "I'm going to get married and have a pretty dress and be a princess," Bianca declares. Dressed the part, she greets her 11 tiny suitors, whose professions range from "Gymboree trainer" to "juice mixologist" to "mess maker." 

  • Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen and James Corden Perform 'Lion King' Crosswalk Musical

    James Corden invited Neighbors 2 stars Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to join him in a Lion King musical performed on an L.A. crosswalk Wednesday. Byrne was extremely excited about the performance and was cast as both Nala and Timon. Rogen, however, was relegated to the role of "scenery, trees, birds, rocks" and other tiny parts.

    "Why am I a tree?" Rogen asked Corden, "Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to do this at all, but now that I’m here, I feel like I could do a part with talking. Did you see the Steve Jobs movie?" 

    The Late Late Show host would not budge on the casting, and the group dressed up in costumes and jumped out on the crosswalk to sing popular songs from the Disney film, running back to the sidewalks when the light changed. “The stakes are higher,” Byrne said, when asked about how she felt. “The thrill of live theater, and the thrill of death.”

  • Jennifer Lawrence, John Oliver and Jimmy Fallon Play "True Confessions"

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    Jennifer Lawrence and John Oliver joined Jimmy Fallon for a game of "True Confessions" on Monday's Tonight Show, when they took turns reading a "confession" while the other two players asked question to determine if it was true or false. 

    Lawrence started the game by saying,"I once took an Ambien before filming a scene in The Hunger Games." Fallon asked if she was sleeping in the scene, but she said that she was actually dancing. "I thought it was something else, that was, like, normal to take," explained Lawrence.

    Oliver asked if this was going to cause legal problems for her with the studio. "Um, the movies are done," said Lawrence as Oliver explained to her "that's not how the law works." "It's all about Star Wars now," responded Lawrence, laughing.

  • Late-Night Lineup: May 29-June 4

    Many late-night shows are on hiatus this week for Memorial Day, but come back next week to see who is slated for your favorite shows! In the meantime, check out past editions of Late-Night Lately below: 

    May 21: Late-Night Lately: Lonely Island Sings With The Roots, Demi Lovato's Karaoke, Seth Rogen's Stand-Up

    May 14: Late-Night Lately: Cyndi Lauper's Anthem, Kimmel's "Knife Guys," VP Announcement

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