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James Corden is back on primetime, and he’s bringing a few of his pop-star friends with him.
Before he tried to solve the infamous Perry/Taylor Swift feud on his way to work, Corden’s special started off with a CBS version of “Skid Row” from the musical Little Shop of Horrors, led by Corden and Reggie Watts, complete with a trio of backup singers who followed the host as he walked “downtown.”
“I’m on primetime, like those Blue Bloods guys. Primetime, like all the CSIs,” Corden sang to the tune of “Skid Row.” “On primetime, where they advertise for real dough…. My primetime show…”
Lopez’s “Toddlerography” taught her how to dance to her own music and prepare for her upcoming show World of Dance, courtesy of young instructors, who mostly jumped and twirled, until play time, which involved a ball pit.
Then, during Perry’s “Carpool Karaoke,” the singer joked that she was “on a budget” and just needed a ride before the duo sang a medley of “Firework,” “Dark Horse,” “Bon Appetit,” “Swish Swish” and “Roar.”
Corden then asked her about “the beef,” meaning the perceived “Bad Blood” between Perry and Swift. “She started it, and it’s time for her to finish it,” Perry told him. “I tried to talk to her about it and she wouldn’t speak to me.”
“It’s all about karma,” she explained. “I think personally that women together, not divided, with none of this petty shit, women together will heal the world.”
She also “revealed” that she modeled her new haircut off Corden’s look: “I actually went into my hairdresser and pulled out a picture of your hair and said: James Corden, he’s my fashion inspo,” she joked.
The special comes about a year after Corden’s first Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special, which featured Lopez in the “Carpool Karaoke” segment and won an Emmy for best variety special.
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