Corden to Author Autobiography Next Year

Various news outlets, including The Mirror, note that James Corden has signed a multi-million pound deal to write his autobiography.

Although there is no official word on the deal’s worth, The Sun reports a seven-figure sum.

Corden, only 32, is still young  but reportedly has a great many stories to share.

A friend of the star said he has a lot to say.

Speaking to the Sun, they said: ‘James just said “f*** it”, it was a lot of money and why not? Loads has happened in his life people don’t know about.

‘He spent a lot of time living in New York when he was in the movie The History Boys. They were great times.

‘He might be 32 but there are a lot of stories to tell. He was an actor first and the fame came later.

‘He’s fiercely proud of his family and his humble upbringing and wants to get that across too.’

Other musings in the book may also be about his friendship with David Beckham, his relationship with actress Sheridan Smith and nights out with his former flatmate and History Boys co-star Dominic Cooper.”

The memoir, published by Century (part of the Random House Group), is due out 1 Sept 2011.

SOURCE: The Mirror; “Corden sings multi-million pound book deal to write his autobiography;” 21 Dec 2011

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Corden roots for One Direction

James Corden is rooting for One Direction in this year’s X-Factor.

When asked if the lads would “turn him” Corden, brushed it off. Still, despite the pregnancy of his girlfriend, the gay-rumors abound with James. Check out our previous coverage of gay-themed Corden moments.

Or see the full interview clip below.

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Baby Corden due 2 April

James Corden and Julia Carey’s first child is reportedly due 2 April 2011.

Reports the Mirror,

Poor Jules is doing great but is really uncomfortable. “The only thing she wants in her bed these days is a pregnancy pillow to get comfy. I’m just an annoyance – and it’s only going to get worse.”

No word yet on rumored baby names.

SOURCE: The Mirror; “James Corden’s preparations for fatherhood;” Piper, Dean; 20 Dec 2010

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Corden rumored to be working on new sitcom

Our friends at The Sun are reporting that James Corden is at work on a new sitcom for BBC.

Corden is apparently writing the new show with Gavin & Stacey alum Mat Baynton (Deano).

We’ll keep our eyes peeled for an official press release.

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Corden Opens School Festival

James Corden was the unlikely surprise guest at St. Paul’s Primary School last Saturday.

Corden stopped by to open the school’s Christmas Fair. Click through for pic.

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Corden & David Beckham Grab Dinner

James Corden and David Beckham grabbed a bite to eat in London earlier this week, according to The Sun.

The two met filming a sketch for Red Nose Day in 2009 and became better acquainted with a follow-up sketch for Red Nose Day 2010.

Corden also parodied Beckham’s iconic underwear ad in 2008.

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Horne & Corden Reunion?

The Sun reports that Mat Horne is interested in working with James Corden again.

The duo, who first met on Gavin & Stacey, had a double-hit of flops last year with a widely panned movie (Lesbian Vampire Killers), sketch show (Horne & Corden) and various appearances (the BRIT awards).

Since then they’ve created some distance and worked to rebuild their careers. Horne has gone back to the stage while Corden has kept busy with various projects.

Horne says now,

I hope we’ll work together again. It was important not to do anything because of the horrible stuff last year. I wanted to continue acting and he wanted to do his quiz show stuff, so it was natural we wouldn’t work together for a bit.”

SOURCE: The Sun; “Corden & Horne could reunite;” 2 Dec 2010

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James Corden and Julia Carey Expect First Baby

Various news outlets are reporting rumors that James Corden and girlfriend Julia Carey are expecting their first baby.

PopSugar has pics of the couple out at Nobu last night, while SkyNews captured the following quote about the pregnancy

The couple have been dating for a year and were introduced by Corden’s former flatmate, actor Dominic Cooper.

Corden announced: “It’s true. We’re both absolutely over the moon.”

“We really couldn’t be any happier,” he told The Sun.

The comic recently bought a house with 31-year-old Julia who is a former TV producer and now works for Save The Children.

The baby is due in six months.”

Corden started dating Carey after his breakup with on again/off again girlfriend (and Gavin & Stacey co-star) Sheridan Smith.

SOURCE: SkyNews; “James Corden to Become a First-Time Dad;” Symmons, Hannah; 28 Sept 2010


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Corden turns down ITV, Returns to National Stage

James Corden has reportedly turned down a lucrative ITV deal in favor of returning to his roots as a stage actor.

The six-figure golden handcuff deal from ITV came on the heels of Corden’s successful World Cup show.

Instead, Corden reunites with Nicholas Hytner to star in The Servant of Two Masters at the National Theater in 2011. Corden and Hytner previously collaborated on The History Boys, the award-winning stage performance and subsequent theatrical adaptation that first propelled Corden out of obscurity.

If you’ve not had the chance to see the film version, head over to The James Corden Fan Store @ Amazon and pick up the DVD or other James Corden products.
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Corden Takes Home GQ Comedy Award

James Corden picked up the GQ Comedian of the Year this week.

The Mirror reports that Corden received the “biggest cheer of the night” and was mobbed by fans as he entered the show. See Fashion 411 talking with James on the red carpet via YouTube:

Meanwhile, the Daily Star reports that Corden snuggled up to girlfriend Julia Carey at the awards. Click through for pic.

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