Andy Cohen Claims James Corden Copied WWHL’s Set


Andy Cohen, James Corden.
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Is imitation the sincerest type of flattery? Andy Cohen has alleged that his Watch What Occurs Reside With Andy Cohen set impressed James Corden’s discuss present.

“I’m not a comic [and] I believe [WWHL is] a distinct sort of discuss present,” the Missouri native, 54, stated in the course of the Tuesday, December 27, episode of the “Desk for Two With Bruce Bozzi” podcast. “I believe there was a standard concept of what a late-night discuss present is. I’d argue that Watch What Occurs Reside redefined what the late-night discuss present is. [We had] the primary bar on late-night, [and then] James Corden obtained a bar. James Corden sort of wound up [copying our set]. It’s what it’s.”

Cohen — who agreed with host Bruce Bozzi’s evaluation that the 44-year-old England native “ripped off” the WWHL soundstage — famous in the course of the podcast that he was once “hypersensitive” in regards to the fixed comparisons.

“Frankly, I simply really feel so grateful now, and I’m not simply blowing smoke, [and] I’m so glad we’re nonetheless going,” the Glitter Each Day writer stated on Tuesday. “It’s like, ‘Nice, copy my set. Go along with God.’”

Cohen’s WWHL late-night sequence premiered on Bravo in July 2009, that includes a set of three chairs and bar setup. The seats — for the Most Talkative scribe and two superstar company — are positioned in entrance of a bar, the place a further visitor (or generally a number of company) “serve up” cocktails for the superstar attendees.

The Cats actor, for his half, debuted the Late Late Present With James Corden in March 2015. The CBS broadcast, which Corden took over from Craig Ferguson, includes a velvet sofa beside Corden’s desk, an extended bar and a band space. The Tony Award winner has but to publicly deal with the feedback made by Cohen, who additional famous that he usually felt ignored as a late-night TV host.

“I don’t really feel completely a part of the group and I’ve been on late-night TV for 13 years,” Cohen instructed Bozzi, 55, on Tuesday. “Years in the past, there was an enormous photograph shoot that Vainness Truthful did of all the late-night discuss present hosts and so they left me out of it, however they added in James Corden, who wasn’t even on the air but, and Trevor Noah, who had simply began.”

The journal profile — which was printed in September 2015 — interviewed Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Invoice Maher, Corden and Noah, 38, about their late-night tenures. Cohen, who had been internet hosting WWHL for seven years at that time, was excluded from the lineup.

Graydon [Carter, the former editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair], later stated, ‘You have been proper, you need to have been in it,’ which was actually significant to me that he acknowledged that,” Cohen added.

Corden, in the meantime, is now gearing as much as depart his discuss present.

“It’s been it’s a extremely laborious resolution to depart as a result of I’m so immensely happy with the present. I’m thrilled to be extending [for a year],” Corden instructed Deadline in April, noting he’ll tape his ultimate episode in summer time 2023. “I at all times thought I’d do it for 5 years after which depart after which I stayed on. I’ve actually been enthusiastic about it for a very long time, considering whether or not there could be yet one more journey.”

He continued on the time: “There’s nonetheless another issues that I really feel I need to do. I’d prefer to attempt to write. There’s some [stories] I’d like to inform. I’d prefer to see if I’m able to it. The truth that it’s terrifying is the rationale to do it.”

Whereas the Into the Woods star is able to exit the Late Late Present, Cohen has proven no indicators of stepping again from Bravo. (Along with internet hosting WWHL, he additionally produces the Actual Housewives franchise for the community.)

“[Ben will] are available after I’m watching Housewives. I display cuts of the reveals on my laptop and he’ll are available and wanna watch with me and I’m like, ‘That is Daddy’s work. You may’t watch,’” the Boston College grad solely instructed Us Weekly in November, referring to his 3-year-old son. “He’s seen Watch What Occurs Reside as a result of he’s been to the present. So he’s watched and he’ll watch me and say, ‘Dad,’ he’ll snigger at my jokes, which I believe is so candy.”

Cohen, who welcomed Ben in 2019 by way of surrogate, introduced in April that daughter Lucy, now 8 months, had arrived by way of gestational service.