It’s Annie with an I, not Anne with an E.
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Nicely, effectively, effectively, would you have a look at that? One week after inciting a violent riot on the Capitol, Donald Trump made historical past changing into the one president to ever be impeached twice. Congrats, Donald, you actually earned that one. Late-night tv was gifted this final little crumb of drama to dunk on Trump with because it transitions from the Trump period to the Biden years, and it appears that evidently change is within the air. NBC’s A Little Late With Lilly Singh returned this week for the primary time for the reason that pandemic started, with a brand-new author’s room and a revamped quarantine aesthetic. Let’s see which late-night clips stood out on this, Trump’s final full week as president.
Everybody loves a very good little bit of (faux) gossip, and Stephen Colbert is not any exception. This week, Late Present aired a beforehand taped phase wherein queer icon Aubrey Plaza spilled the proverbial tea on her former co-stars referred to as “Tea at the Plaza,” in fact. Plaza, armed with a cup of tea (like to see an actor utilizing her personal props), began dishing on previous costars like Amy Poehler, Zac Efron, and Robert De Niro, joyously spreading absurd and pretend rumors about them. The tea on Poehler? “She sleeps with a Justin Bieber doll in between her legs every night,” Plaza mentioned, including “What a creep” for good measure. Plaza continued by noting that Zac Efron has “the smallest teeth [she’s] ever seen,” which can fall out of his mouth and down your throat for those who ever are so fortunate as to movie a kissing scene with him. And De Niro apparently likes to decorate up as a mailman and ship mail although “he’s not qualified to do that.” Plaza’s pit cease on The Late Present served as a pleasant reminder that whereas Colbert has carved out a distinct segment for himself as one in all late-night’s most aggressively political hosts, he can nonetheless be entertaining outdoors of the political sphere. Additionally, good for Miss Piggy for getting work carried out on her tail if that’s what she desires. Her physique, her selection.
Again within the political sphere, the ultimate days of the Trump administration are ending someway with each a bang and a whimper, as Republicans quietly try to distance themselves from their riot-inciting, twice-impeached president. Full Frontal was merely not having it and devoted a two-part phase to mentioned Republicans aptly referred to as “It’s a Little Too Late for Republicans to Denounce Trump.” Bee started the phase by rightfully shouting out Eugene Goodman, the Black Capitol police officer who successfully rerouted an indignant mob away from the Senate ground. Wow, an officer named “Goodman” saving the day? You merely can’t make these items up! Bee went on to name out not solely the insurrectionists, but additionally the 147 members of congress who voted to overturn the election outcomes. “They were happy to support Trump when it was helping them cut taxes for the rich and fill the Supreme Court with these adults of the corn,” Bee quipped. I imagine the precise Kids of the Corn would have had the nice sense to have denounce Trump effectively earlier than he incited a lethal riot — they’re creepy, however they weren’t dumb.
After nearly a 12 months off air, A Little Late is again and maybe higher than ever. The complete present has been fully revamped whereas in quarantine, with a brand-new writing employees headed by Chelsea Davidson. The studio viewers has been changed with “a Los-Angeles based home,” and Singh’s complete vibe now’s far more relatable YouTuber than late-night present host, which is becoming giving her origin as, effectively, an extremely profitable YouTuber. As such, it is smart that one in all her first visitors could be a fellow YouTuber like Brie Larson. On Tuesday, Larson dropped by Singh’s hype home, and after receiving some useful best-practices recommendation about YouTube from Singh (you gotta inform your viewers to love and subscribe after each vid!), Larson serenaded Singh with some musical renditions of her rudest YouTube feedback. This was enjoyable, as a result of anybody value their salt is aware of that earlier than she turned an Academy-Award profitable actress, Larson was an aspiring musician whose faux band was the very best factor about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Issues appear to be trending (YouTube pun completely supposed) in a constructive path for Miss Singh!
One of many issues I miss most about life earlier than the panDemi Lovato goes to a celebration and assembly somebody extremely fascinating that you just nearly actually won’t ever see once more, or for those who do it will likely be completely random and fully surprising and a pleasing shock. On Wednesday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Reside!, I lastly obtained a style of that feeling once more when Kimmel checked again in with Frederick “Freddie the Stoner” Miller, an affable younger man who was on the present a 12 months prior whereas ready on line for the primary hashish dispensary in Michigan to open up. Since sharing his plan to take a seat on the sofa, smoke a bowl, and watch the brand new Dracula on Netflix (he heard good issues!) with Kimmel roughly a 12 months in the past, Freddie has been as much as quite a bit, and, as destiny would have it, now works as a Weed Ambassador for Cannavista Wellness in Buchanan, Michigan. When requested how he wound up working at a hashish store, Freddie mentioned his 30 seconds of fame on Jimmy Kimmel Reside! final 12 months modified his life for the higher. “I went on your show man, and the next thing I know I’m getting calls left and right from dispensaries,” Miller says. “I mean Jimmy, I was, like, unemployed living with my mom – God bless her,” Miller says earlier than launching into what can solely be described as the proper stoner chortle. Wow, desires actually do come true.
Everybody has the fitting to be referred to as by no matter identify they need or need, and Ann(i)e Hathaway is lastly exercising that proper. On Tuesday, the actress previously often called Anne stopped by The Tonight Present and revealed that she would like to be referred to as Annie. “Can we talk about my name for a second?” she mentioned earlier than launching into the saga about how Annie turned Anne. Apparently, when she was 14 she was in a business (in fact she booked), and on her SAG card she selected to go by her actual first identify, Anne, as an alternative of the nickname she goes by, Annie. A rookie mistake. “Feel free to call me anything but Anne,” she advised Fallon. As somebody of complicated identify expertise — my first identify is *gasp* Derek, however I’ve at all times passed by my center identify, Chris — I do really feel for Annie, however I need to say, this alteration is slightly powerful for me. I noticed Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement at an outlet mall with my cousins in OBX. I learn concerning the time when Anne Hathaway despatched a poached egg again to the kitchen not as soon as, not twice, not 3 times, however 4 instances and thought, Atta woman. I defended Anne Hathaway’s efficiency as Fantine (she slays) within the (underrated) Les Misérables film to my greatest good friend in faculty and we didn’t communicate for about three weeks (we’ve in the end determined to comply with disagree). However now, I’ve to say goodbye to all that, and so do you. So goodbye to Anne Hathaway, and good to satisfy Annie Hathaway. It’s like Donny Hathaway, however with an Ann(e).