Late-Night Lately: Demi Lovato in "Ew," Victoria Beckham in 'Mannequin', Kristen Bell Lifted Up

8:00 AM 4/1/2017

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

  • Demi Lovato Joins Jimmy Fallon for Latest 'Ew!' Sketch

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    When female pop stars stop by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, chances are pretty good they're going to have to relive their early teens as part of Fallon's recurring "Ew!" sketch.

    Demi Lovato joined the ranks of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande by playing the co-star to Fallon's "Ew!" character Sara, one of her "besties forever and ever" named Emily.

    Sara and Emily discussed their upcoming Spring Fling dance, took emoji selfies and practiced kissing on pillows of Ed Sheeran and Mario Lopez. And of course, Stepdad Gary (A.D. Miles) showed up to promise his chaperone services and sing the girls a song about fish sticks.

    To note: Miles, longtime Tonight Show head writer (pictured above), announced this week he is leaving his post after eight years of working with Fallon to go back to narrative writing and acting. 

  • Victoria Beckham and James Corden Sing Spice Girls Karaoke

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    In a Mannequin-inspired video short on The Late Late Show, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham took things back to her girl band roots with the late-night host, as Beckham and Corden sang a little Carpool Karaoke, naturally, to the Spice Girls' "Spice Up Your Life."

    The larger sketch, a play on the film Mannequin, follows Corden's adoration for a mannequin — who, in his mind, is a real-life woman (played by Beckham) — that makes everyone around him think he's crazy. 

  • Kristen Bell and James Corden Struggle to Perform Aerial Duet

    James Corden and Kristen Bell got glammed up to perform an aerial duet of Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes' "Up Where We Belong" on Tuesday's Late Late Show.

    The challenges began almost immediately, when it came time for them to be lifted in the air. Bell was effortlessly lifted to the ceiling as she sang, while Corden flailed inches above the ground. After a few verses, Corden was brought up while Bell was lowered close to the floor. 

    The bit continued as Corden and Bell sang and passed each other, trying to grasp one another's hands and stay in the same place. "Can we fix it in post?"

  • Stephen Colbert Shows How "Far Up" Trump's White House Nunes Really Is

    Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert knows that the Russian controversy around President Trump can be confusing, so he brought out his "Figure-It-Out-a-Tron" chalkboard to help explain things.

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes is supposed to be investigating any possible collusion, but Colbert pointed out that he might not be the best person for the job (since he was on Trump's transition team and advised his campaign). 

    On the chalkboard, Colbert worked out Nunes' competing loyalties and drew a W covering Nunes' stick-figure head to represent the White House. That W quickly morphed into a drawing that represented "Trump's ass-ociates," with "ociates" in really small letters so that he wouldn't "waste" chalk.

    "He is up in the White House. He’s so far up in the White House, you can’t even see his head." 

  • Scarlett Johansson and Michael Che Play Virtual Reality Pictionary on 'The Tonight Show'

    Courtesy of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

    Scarlett Johansson and Michael Che faced off against Jimmy Fallon and Dove Cameron on Monday's Tonight Show for a game of virtual reality Pictionary.

    Fallon went first, putting on his virtual reality headset and drawing his 3D image of a clown car. "School girl? Tomato pigtail?" asked Cameron before guessing the phrase correctly.

    "Oh my God, I'm getting nauseous," said Johansson when it was her turn. 

    The final round, with Che drawing, got a little complicated for the whole group, and the Saturday Night Live cast member said "I'm scared" as he attempted "spring chicken."

  • Late-Night Lineup: April 2-8

    Monday, April 3
    The Late Late Show With James Corden: The Brit brings basketball to late night with his March Madness-themed episode, featuring NBAers Stephen Curry, Chris Paul and Steve Nash. 

    Tuesday, April 4
    Watch What Happens Live: Sarah Michelle Gellar chats with Andy Cohen as she celebrates the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Wednesday, April 5
    The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: The CBS show is teasing a "special appearance" by Steve Martin, so here's hoping for another musical duet

    Thursday, April 6
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: The new Tonight Show host welcomes the old, with Fallon interviewing none other than Jay Leno on the NBC show. 

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