LOS ANGELES — Former One Direction singer Harry Styles has taken over James Corden’s “Late Late Show” for a night.
Styles was introduced as Corden on Tuesday night’s edition of the CBS talk show. He slipped into the role by telling a few jokes during an opening monologue, poking fun at two of late night comedy’s favorite targets, President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Corden returned the favor by appearing as Styles during a skit. He later resumed hosting duties.
Styles is spending the week with Corden on the “Late Late Show” in order to promote his new album. He performed his new single “Carolina” on Tuesday night. He’ll be taking part in Corden’s signature “Carpool Karaoke” segment Thursday.
Jay Z and Beyonce worth $1.16 billion
NEW YORK — Jay Z and Beyonce are a billion-dollar couple according to one estimate.
Forbes puts the combined wealth of the married superstars at $1.16 billion. The magazine estimates Jay Z’s fortune at $810 million. It says Beyonce has amassed $350 million.
Forbes says most of Jay Z’s money is involved in Roc Nation and his other companies. Both the rapper and the singer also have a significant stake in the Tidal streaming music service.
Jay Z signed a 10-year pact with Live Nation to partner on concert events. Variety reported last week that the deal is worth $200 million.
The couple has a 5-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. Beyonce is pregnant with twins.
Oscars producer: Expect envelope jokes
LOS ANGELES — With the dust still settling from the envelope snafu at the Academy Awards, it might seem early to be talking about next year’s ceremony, but producer Jennifer Todd is already thinking up ambitious plans for the sets and the clips to celebrate the 90th Oscars ceremony — and host Jimmy Kimmel’s likely “field day” with jokes about the flub come showtime.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that Todd, her co-producer Michael De Luca and Kimmel would all be reprising their roles for the 90th Oscars on March 4, 2018. Last year Todd and De Luca were announced as producers in November and didn’t get Kimmel finalized as host until December.
“There were a lot of elements that felt very quick last year, including, like, driving to Jimmy Kimmel’s house and begging him to host the show,” Todd told The Associated Press. “The crunch time is when the nominations come out. There’s a lot that you can’t do — musical numbers or whatnot — until then, but there’s a good amount we can mull over the summer.”
Ratings for the 89th Oscars this past February were the lowest since 2008 with 32.9 million viewers tuning in. Todd is aware and hoping that they’ll be able to raise excitement for next year.
Father of Nick, Aaron Carter dead
NEW YORK — Robert Carter, the father of Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and fellow singer Aaron Carter, has died.
Nick Carter said in a statement Wednesday that he was “heartbroken to share the news that our father, Robert, passed away last night.”
No more details about the death were available. Nick Carter also requested privacy while the family waits to learn more about the cause of death. No details on where Robert Carter died were released.
Aaron Carter posted a photo of his dad on Instagram on Wednesday. He also wrote that he was heartbroken, and added that “we are so hurt we lost you poppa way too soon. You were never human to me, you were always my real life super hero.”