James Corden Opened His Talk Show With An Apology

TikToker on ‘CSI: Vegas’… Blue Ivy bidding $80k… Gerard Butler lawsuit update… Penn Badgley makes his TikTok debut… and James Corden opened his talk show with an apology

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Forty-two-year-old Josh Nalley from Kentucky really wanted to play a corpse on “CSI: Vegas.” So for almost a year — 321 days, to be exact — Josh auditioned on TikTok, posting pictures and videos of himself pretending to be dead at different public places. Finally, someone connected with the show saw Josh’s TikTok, flew him out to Hollywood, made him up to look like a dead guy and Josh nailed it. One of the producers said, “Rarely do we find an actor as well prepared to play a corpse as Josh. It was a pleasure watching him work. He’s a pro at this death thing.” You can look for Josh playing dead on Ep. 6 of “CSI: Vegas,” out Nov. 3rd.

Yesterday, we told you Beyoncé subtly announced she’s going on tour by auctioning off tour tickets at the Wearable Art Gala in LA, which was hosted by her mom Tina Knowles. The entire package included airfare, hotel, a private backstage tour given by mama Tina, and it went for $50k. We’re also learning more about what happened at the charity gala. Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s 10-year-old daughter Blue Ivy got into a little bidding war over a pair of Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings that her grandma Tina was modeling during the charity auction. These earrings once belonged to Beyonce and apparently, Blue Ivy wanted them back in the family. She bid $80K for those earrings, but ultimately lost out to the winning bid of $105K. A few years ago at the same event, Blue bid $17K on an acrylic painting of Sidney Poitier, but got outbid by Tyler Perry who paid $20K. By the way, if you’re wondering how much allowance Blue has to pay for all this, according to the very reliable internet, she’s worth anywhere between $80M – $500M.

Five years ago, Gerard Butler was riding his motorcycle along the highway when a driver cut him off in traffic, causing him to have a serious accident. According to documents obtained by “The Blast,” Gerard has now offered to settle with the driver for $5.25M, “in exchange for a dismissal of the entire action with prejudice and a full release of all claims against Defendant Leah Sherman.” Gerard claims that Ms. Sherman was behind the wheel of her Mercedes Benz when she tried to cut across lanes, giving Gerard no time to stop or avoid hitting her car on the driver side. Gerard was thrown from his bike, flipped up and over the car, and landed on the pavement. He later told “People” magazine, “I’m lucky to be here. I went 33 feet through the air. I did a somersault.” Gerard said he ended up with “five fractures in my right foot alone, because I landed right on my knees, so I’ve done my knees in and my left foot. And this had been the busiest period of my career.” At first, Gerard was willing to settle for $2.25M and dismiss the lawsuit entirely, but I guess she said no. Now he’s upped the offer to $5.25M. They’re due back in court in December.

Penn Badgley fans are excited because he finally decided to hop on the TikTok bandwagon. Penn made his debut by taking up Taylor Swift on her #TSAntiHeroChallenge, asking fans to share their own anti-heroic traits on YouTube Shorts. Penn decided to do it on TikTok instead. Penn did his video as his character in the Netflix series “You.” He runs through an apartment, opens the door and finds the antihero version of himself waiting on the other side. You can follow Penn under @iampennbadgley.

James Corden said that on the advice of his dad, he decided to address the alleged rude behavior that got him banned from Balthazar restaurant in NYC. After the owner blasted and banned James for being rude to his server, James reportedly called to apologize, and the owner lifted the ban. But then James turned around and told “The New York Times” that he’d done nothing wrong. However, James’ dad pointed out that James did make a rude comment to the server, so James apologized for that, and ONLY that. On his show last night, James said that he told the server his wife had a serious food allergy, and after bringing her something she was allergic to and getting the order wrong three times, he made a sarcastic comment about going back to the kitchen and cooking it himself. James explained, “Because I didn’t shout or scream, I didn’t jump up out of my seat, I didn’t call anyone names or use derogatory language, I had been walking around thinking that I hadn’t done anything wrong. But the truth is I have. I made a rude comment and it was wrong. It was an unnecessary comment. It was ungracious to the server.” James said he hopes to apologize in person to the restaurant staff someday, if he’s ever allowed back inside.


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