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Kristen Bell’s aerial performance of “Up Where We Belong” was an epically hilarious fail

We know she’s got a great voice, but she’s not really at an ‘N Sync-level of aerial performance skills quite yet. That was made pretty obvious when Kristen Bell’s aerial performance of “Up Where We Belong” ended up in a mess of cords and confusion. Of course, since it’s Kristen Bell, she was incredibly funny during the entire gag.

Bell sang the duet with James Corden during The Late Late Show, and even with a solid intro of the two talking about how much they love love, it took a bit of a turn from there.

Watch Bell and Corden go higher and higher during the dreamy ballad.

Even though Bell obviously prepped for the big gag, we’re still pretty impressed by the way she kept her composure. She’s still flawlessly belting out the lyrics, even though she’s dangling in the air. It just proves she’s the ideal person to bring this funny idea to life!


In case you’re not familiar with the song (which, you totally should be — it’s a classic) it was originally sung by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, and released back in 1990. While their vocals are definitely incredible, we must say that Corden and Bell’s version is pretty phenomenal. Aerial stunts aside, they’re paying a solid tribute to the duo who made it famous!

This fun little skit definitely made our morning.

James Corden performed an epic version of “Beauty and the Beast” in the middle of a crosswalk

When we said we were patiently awaiting the live version, we didn’t mean this one. But, we’re kind of glad it exists! Last night, James Corden performed Beauty and the Beast with a few notable cast members from the film. It happened in the middle of a crosswalk instead of on a stage or set, but hey. Sometimes you just can’t stop art.

Luke Evans, Josh Gad and Dan Stevens — all who play pretty important parts in the film itself — helped Corden bring his vision to life. So, that covers the parts of Gaston, LeFou, and the Beast, you’d assume.

You can probably guess who ended up playing Belle.


He looked lovely in the role. Watch out, Emma Watson!

Watch the full musical below, and be prepared to laugh your face off.

James Corden has had some good ideas before, but this one? Well, it might just be his best. He performed The Lion King in a similar fashion last year, but this one takes the cake. Regardless of the fact that he put everyone at risk of getting hit by a car.

We can’t even imagine what it must have been like to watch the musical take place at a red light. We’re sure it was probably the best performance that Los Angeles has seen via car.

We’re also happy that Josh Gad finally got to play Lumiére. His performance of “Be Our Guest” was simply inspiring.

Also inspiring? The amount of work that the cast and crew put in to making this a reality. We mean, this can’t be easy.


Was it worth it? Definitely. We’ll be laughing about this version of “Crosswalk The Musical” for quite some time!

Jamie Dornan teaches us 41 ways to say “drunk”

You might initially assume that Valentine’s Day is his holiday — we mean, he’s Christian Grey — but Irish-born Jamie Dornan obviously celebrates St. Patrick’s Day to the extreme. Since he occasionally hangs out here for his movie career, we’re kind of assuming that Dornan knows the best way to celebrate his home country when he’s not currently in it. Based on this Jimmy Kimmel Live skit, we at least know he’s down for a green beer or five to help him observe the day.

While it’s focused around Irish pride, many of us know St. Patrick’s Day best for the inebriation that follows. Having it fall on a Friday this year means that you’ll probably be seeing a few drunken social media updates throughout the night. Just be aware — if you livetweet your shenanigans tonight, you might want to vary your words a bit. (Before, y’know, getting an Uber to take you home.)

Thanks to Dornan, we now have about 40 more Irish words for “hammered” that can be used to add a little variety to every posting.

We definitely appreciate Dornan for sharing his knowledge on the subject. We mean, most of these are brand new to us. We’ve never even uttered the term “trollied” before, nor has the phrase “away with the fairies” meant anything that wasn’t somehow Disney related.

Also, “curly-fried” sounds delicious. That has to be one of our favorites.

Granted, we’re not sure if Dornan made any of these up on the spot. He probably did. But since they’re all pretty excellent — and we don’t know for sure — we’ve got to trust him.


We mean, look at that face. Wouldn’t you?

Emma Watson revealed the one souvenir she *had* to have from the “Beauty and the Beast” set

The day is finally here! And to celebrate, we’ve just learned all about Emma Watson’s favorite Beauty and the Beast wardrobe item just before getting to catch the film in theaters.

Watson has been all over the place promoting the new film, and this fun video that she did for Buzzfeed incorporated cute kittens and thoughtful questions. So, it goes without saying that it’s one of our ultimate favorite interviews she’s done.

(And, it’s probably one of her favorites as well. Watson is known for being a pretty big animal fan.)

Watson flawlessly answered the question of the one souvenir she totally had to snag from the set of the movie. And if you assumed it’d be Belle’s beautiful yellow dress (since we’d totally take that home with us if we could) you’d actually be wrong.

Instead, it was a ring that was made just for Belle. According to Watson, it actually imitated a sentimental ring that she already owned.

“We designed for Belle this ring that would sit on her little finger. The costume designer saw that I had one which my mom had given to me,” Watson said.

Beauty and the Beast fans know that Belle’s mom passes away while Belle is still very young. That’s one of the reasons why Belle and her inventor father are so close.

The meaning behind the ring obviously struck a chord with the costume designer. After all, it resembled a possible token that Belle might be able to hang onto that reminded her of her mother. (And Watson made sure to state that her own mother is alive and well, which is good to hear.)

“I was really proud of the ring and thought it was so beautiful, that I asked if I could keep one, and they said I could,” Watson said with a smile.

So, now it looks like Watson has two — one from her mother, and one from the set. Both must hold a ton of meaning.

We can’t wait to see this ring in action. You can check out Beauty and the Beast in theaters today.

Adam Driver can only recall fond memories of Carrie Fisher, which is very touching

It should come as no surprise, but the Carrie Fisher tributes and memories just keep on trickling in. During an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Adam Driver recalled fond memories of Carrie Fisher from the Star Wars set. Both are part of the franchise, so obviously they got a chance to spend some time together. (And while Driver is still a bit new to it, we have a sinking suspicion that Fisher probably welcomed him and treated him like family from day one of shooting.)

During the show, Driver discussed his many current projects — he’s currently in the film Silence, and also appears in the New Jersey-centric film Paterson. Both of them are getting incredible reviews.

But around the 6:30 mark, he gets into how Carrie Fisher truly inspired him.

“As you can kind of tell from meeting her, she burns very bright and has such a great, very generous energy,” Driver said. “She just … to have her character… missing from a very small unit is a tragedy.”

Such a beautiful compliment. Driver noted that he filmed with her for the upcoming Star Wars film this past summer — and that film is expected to be out at the end of this year.

“The last time I saw her was on set being Princess Leia,” Driver commented.

Fisher probably would have cracked up at the lightsaber thumb war that followed between Driver and Colbert. Between hearing about filming, and the brief battle, now we definitely can’t wait for the next movie to come out.