THR's Late-Night Lately rounds up the best sketches and guests with a look at what's to come next week.
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
Music/fashion icon Madonna joined Late Late Show host James Corden on Wednesday night for a "Carpool Karaoke" segment, which saw the duo face tough New York drivers, "vogue" a bit and addressed one of Corden's favorite topics: musical theater.
She argued against her "rebellious" reputation. "I'm quite square," she told Corden. "My work is rebellious, but my lifestyle is not rebellious." On her love life, Corden asked what she was looking for in a man. "I think the best thing in the world is to be married to someone funny," she said, but she told Corden he could step it up in the fashion department, calling his shirt "very Seattle 1990s." Madonna also shocked Corden when she admitted to "full French kissing" Michael Jackson.
During the drive, they sang Madonna's hits including "Vogue," "Bitch I'm Madonna" (featuring the star twerking in the seat), "Papa Don't Preach," "Express Yourself" and "Ray of Light." They even sang a bit of Madonna's song from Evita, "Don't Cry For Me Argentina."
Ryan Gosling's Mickey Mouse Club days didn't help him with his dancing in La La Land, and he told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday that despite his recent training, he's already forgotten most of his moves.
"I forget everything," Gosling told Kimmel. "As soon as we did it, I emptied out my brain and had to program it with what else was coming up next.” The only thing he remembered was how to waltz.
Kimmel requested a waltzing lesson, and Gosling replied that he can teach him, but he only knows "the guy part," so Kimmel had to be comfortable with Gosling leading. Gosling was all about setting the mood: He requested romantic music and said, "Come on! Let's get sensitive, man."
A few steps into the lesson, the actor stopped the music and chastised Kimmel for not making eye contact with him. "Where are you looking at?" he asked. "I want to feel like I'm the only person in the room."
He';s not just a badass actor, playing pilot Bodhi Rook in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Riz Ahmed also happens to be a killer MC.
He proved his skills on The Tonight Show on Wednesday's "Wheel of Freestyle" game by slaying a Jedi-level rhyme off the dome. The London-based Nightcrawler and The Night Of star first described to host Jimmy Fallon the disastrous audition process for the film, describing how he spammed the movie's director, Gareth Edwards, with 14 audition tapes.
Then it was time to get down to the real business at hand as Ahmed watched the Freestyle Generator serve up a doozy: a rhyme incorporating three classic characters — Yoda, Darth Vader and the daunting Lando Calrissian.
Child's play, as it turns out. "The beat's stripped back/ Like it's wearin' a toga," rapped the British-Pakistani MC, who frequents rap battles in the U.K. and is a member of the Swet Shop Boys crew along with Heems of Das Racist. "The Roots do a lot with a little just like Yoda."
Jimmy Kimmel gave Jennifer Aniston multiple tasks when she came by his show to promote her new film Office Christmas Party.
He spoke with Aniston about their shared love of The Bachelor and asked her to choose who she thinks will be the final four women that upcoming suitor Nick will choose once he narrows the field down from 30 contestants. Walking over to a giant screen with the women's faces, names and job titles on it Kimmel joked, "This is like The Brady Bunch if there were no birth control."
Aniston surveyed the women and read out their job titles: "Pilates instructor! She's probably very bend-y." She continued to look and said, "I love their jobs."
"Do you think the guys care about their jobs?" asked Kimmel. Aniston chose a business owner with "beautiful blonde" hair, a doula rocking a pair of wedge shoes Aniston appreciated, an attorney with nice arms and a "cute" neonatal nurse.
During her visit, Kimmel said he always finds it remarkable how excited people are to see Aniston and asked the actress to do him a favor. He invited an Aniston fan out on stage with him, and she and her husband posed for a holiday photo with Aniston and Guillermo.
When they walked over to the part of the stage set for the holiday card, Aniston was looking for photographic direction from Kimmel. She asked Kimmel if they should sit, if they should put on the holiday wardrobe that was on the couch and Kimmel wasn't really replying. "Jimmy — don't be a dick," said Aniston. "I mean, are you going to pose us?"
In a special edition of Family Feud during Monday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon led Team 20th Century Women with co-stars Annette Bening and Greta Gerwig as they faced off against The Roots (Questlove, Tarik and James).
Steve Harvey presented the first round: "Name an animal that some people sound like when they laugh." "Hyena" won Fallon the chance to play the round, but Bening and Gerwig failed the team with "parrot" and "cat," causing Fallon to try out an impression of a meow-laugh.
The teams faced off to "name a part of the body that often itches," which led to another questionable choice by Gerwig ("ankles") and a signature blank stare from Harvey: "You’re giving embarrassing answers," he told her.
When it came time for Gerwig to answer again, Harvey tried to give her a pep talk. "You've got a great career, you’re in movies, don’t even worry about this.”
Monday, December 12
Daily Show: President Barack Obama sits down with Trevor Noah for the first time for a special interview at The White House.
Tuesday, December 13
The Late Late Show With James Corden: Passengers star Jennifer Lawrence stops by for a loose chat on the couch with Corden, a day after her co-star Chris Pratt makes an appearance on the CBS show.
Wednesday, December 14
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: New Apprentice host Arnold Schwarzenegger heads to the Tonight Show ahead of the show's January premiere on NBC.