James Corden’s bad attitude
So apparently before the past few days, no one in the US knew that James Corden was a total douchebag. Cockburn has lost track of whether the comedian is currently banned or unbanned from Balthazar restaurant in NYC for being rude to staff, but it’s not the first time he’s had to grovel for forgiveness.
When filming for the Christmas special of Gavin and Stacey — the British sitcom about two families written by Corden and Ruth Jones that launched him to stardom — Corden apparently acted so appallingly to the cast that Jones made him drive to her house to apologize to her and the cast for his “awful twattish behavior,” a source tells Cockburn.
Is a Trump 2024 campaign team forming?
Donald Trump is accelerating his plans for another presidential run. Cockburn hears that Chris LaCivita — known for running the Swift Vets and POWs for Truth campaign against 2004 Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry — is looking like a top prospect to be Trump’s 2024 campaign manager.
But it’s unlikely to be a family affair this time… Cockburn hears that Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have no interest in being involved in another run or administration.
Gisele Fetterman’s public pool
John Fetterman’s wife Gisele believes swimming is historically “very racist,” and has said she looked to turn the pool at their mansion in Pennsylvania into a “public facility to teach water safety to minority children.” Cockburn wonders why she didn’t play lifeguard to her husband and yell “no running!” It would have saved the Pennsylvania Senate candidate some blushes this week…
JHud’s talk-show dud
Nightmares in Dreamgirl-land. Producers of The Jennifer Hudson Show are panicking after one month of it being on air. Its poor execution has led to poor ratings. Disappointing for an EGOT winner…
College Republican cash-grab
Campaign season is often a time for various money-grubbing organizations to cold-call in an attempt to panhandle the good people of America. But Cockburn’s niece was surprised to hear from the College Republicans National Committee this week — it’s rather alarming to hear the group are hassling youngsters for spare change considering they’re accused of mishandling $2 million and some major campus chapters have seceded from the national organization…