Grapevine: The first lady sings in ‘Carpool Karaoke’
Jon Stewart returns to late-night TV, musicians spurn Trump for playing their songs at the RNC and more celebrity news
Michelle Obama proved she has some Motown Sound in her when she belted out Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” while riding in the passenger’s seat with James Corden for “Carpool Karaoke.” The segment aired Wednesday on Corden’s CBS late-night show and has since taken the internet by storm. A Beyoncé fan, the first lady showed off her “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” hand move. (She also has Bey’s arm-pumping motions down). Missy Elliott also popped in the backseat to join the singalong for “This Is for My Girls” — the anthem for the first lady’s Let Girls Learn initiative. Obama claimed the only other time she got to rock out in the car the last 7.5 years was when her daughter, Malia, was learning to drive. “This is a real treat,” she said.
Jon Stewart returns to late-night TV
Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart made a return to late-night TV Thursday when he took over Stephen Colbert’s seat on CBS’ “The Late Show.” Stewart, who left his show in August, came on after Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention speech. His message was directed to the GOP nominee, who he likened to an “angry groundhog” who believes he “owns” the country: “You don’t own it. You don’t own patriotism. You don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for the bravery and sacrifice of military, police and firefighters.” In the past, Trump has reacted to Stewart’s comments, tweeting in 2013 that he’s “much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz — I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated.”
George Harrison’s estate bashes Trump’s use of ‘Here Comes the Sun’
In more campaign news, the Beatles are not too happy with Trump. On Thursday, their 1969 hit, “Here Comes the Sun” played as Ivanka Trump took the RNC stage. The tweeters behind George Harrison’s Twitter account promptly tweeted their dismay: “The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.” The next tweet offered an alternate song: “If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself.” Other artists who disapprove of Trump using their music at the convention include Queen, Earth, Wind & Fire and the estate of opera singer Luciano Pavarotti.
Kidz Bop’s 15th birthday tour hits Meadow Brook
Kidz Bop, the music brand that touts itself as “today’s biggest hits sung for kids by kids,” is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a “Life of a Party” tour. The show will make a stop at the Meadow Brook Amphitheatre in Rochester Hills on Aug. 6. Kid performers include Ashlynn Chong, Grant Knoche, Matt Martinez and Sela Hack. Kidz Bop 32 — featuring hits like DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean” and Flo Rida’s “My House” — was released July 15. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 5 p.m.
■The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival, presented by Funny or Die, will stop at DTE Energy Music Theatre Sept. 3. Comedians performing in the festival’s fourth year include SebastianManiscalco, Brian Regan, John Mulaney, Tom Segura, among others. The show is hosted by Roastmaster Jeff Ross. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Monday at Livenation.com and Palacenet.com.
Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg
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