Gwen Stefani and James Corden. Carpool Karaoke. It’s super cute, especially when James starts talking about the “truth”. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that sometimes I’ve worried about who Gwen is, and whether or not her personality had too long been shaped by needing to be Gavin Rossdale’s one and only. These occasions, then, show us her personality in a way that isn’t just focused on giving feedback on The Voice. Is she spontaneous? Is she quick? Is she funny? It’s there, I think. I see it there.
But then, as my producer Laura asked me today, why did her segment have to involve other people? Is she ok that George Clooney and Julia Roberts jacked her carpool?
I feel like she would totally have been OK with it. Because now that they jacked her carpool, it’s become one of the most memorable ones. This is why JLO was OK with doing that Leonardo DiCaprio text thing. Because that’s what gets people talking.
And we are talking about this f-cking hilarious carpool, most of the hilarity credit going to George Clooney. I never pictured George Clooney as the singalong kind of guy – and why didn’t I? OF COURSE he sings along. This man has been partying for 40 years. He knows about fun. And he, of all people, knows about entertainment. How to bring it to sell it.
As you know, George and Julia are currently selling Money Monster. Two Major Movie Stars directed by another Movie Star in a movie that – for marketing purposes – depends entirely on their Movie Star-ness. You’re not going to get sullen and sulky and reluctant from George Clooney. And if George isn’t pouty, no one around him is allowed to be either. So, yes, even Julia is singing along to Freddie Mercury. And spelling B-a-n-a-n-a-s. The star here though, without a doubt, is George. Can you picture Leo doing this?