Kim Kardashian enlists masterminds behind James Corden's Late Late Show for Kardashian's new Hulu series

JAMES CORDEN’S Late Late Show in the US has been a massive hit, and now Kim Kardashian is enlisting his team to make her new series a success, too.

I can reveal the production firm Fulwell 73, which James is a partner in, has been hired create the family’s show for streaming service Hulu, after their long-running E! series Keeping Up With The Kardashians ended in June.

But rather than it having been just a ­formality, I’m told Kimpersonally begged Fulwell to help out, after being impressed by the work they did on the Friends reunion special in May and onCamila Cabello’s Cinderella remake for Netflix.

An insider in the US told me: “James isn’t going to be involved in producing the series because he is really busy with everything he has going on, primarily hosting The Late Late Show. But Kim personally came to Fulwell to ask them to produce their new series.

“She saw how everything James touches seems to turn to gold and knew they needed people with fresh ideas on board, so she reached out.

“Since KUWTK ended, the whole Kardashian family has felt the pressure to do something bigger and better, so there’s a lot riding on the new series. They’re confident they are in safe hands.”

Work has already started on the show, which will include Kourtney's recent engagement to BLINK-182 drummer Travis Barker.

As well as the Friends reunion, ­Fulwell — which James runs with five partners — has produced The Late Late Show, Carpool Karaoke, One Direction’s concert film This Is Us and music videos for stars including Little Mix and Harry Styles.

Brit James’s star power has gone from strength to strength since he moved to the States in 2015.

James must have every A-lister in Hollywood in his phonebook by now.


HE may have entered the TV spotlight briefly on wild reality show Geordie Shore but chart-topping DJ Joel Corry insists he is nothing but professional when it comes to his work.

The gym-honed producer told me last year that he had a crush on Mabel, but when he got the chance to work with her for his new single he was on his best behaviour.

I wouldn’t have blamed him if he did try his luck though, as Mabel looks incredible in the promo shots for their tune, I Wish, which is out today.

Insisting there was no flirting in the ­studio, Joel told me: “I didn’t try to crack on – I wanted to keep it professional.

“She is a lovely girl and I think she is a perfect fit for the song. She is a superstar with a catalogue of hits.

“I’m extremely lucky to have got to know her. It is the most excited I’ve ever been for a single. The video is awesome – we filmed it last week. It is a special one for sure.”

Dad Vern will Kay-O dodgy lads

VERNON KAY will put his two daughters’ potential suitors through their paces to see if they are worthy.

The Game Of Talents host said: “I’ve not had to deal with boyfriends – yet. When they arrive I will get the toys out the garage. If you can swing a golf club, bonus.

“If you can throw an American football, double bonus. If you can build a rope swing, triple bonus. I’ll be like, ‘Want to come in? Entertain me!’ ”

Vernon, who is dad to Amber and Phoebe with wife Tess Daly, added: “Tess is really good at those big conversations you need with kids.

“She and I are a reflection of our parents and our girls will be the same. Yes, we came from a different background. But we will still instil the work ethic into our kids that was drummed into us.”

Summer mega-gig

AS part of their 50th anniversary tour, The Eagles are playing a mega-gig at British ­Summer Time Hyde Park next year on June 26.

Meanwhile Kasbian, who have just released their new single ­Alygatyr, are back playing live and will perform two gigs at Brixton’s O2 Academy this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.

UK shoot for Wicked

THE movie adaptation of hit musical Wicked has been delayed for years but will finally go into production next year, on British soil.

Work on the film, directed by In The Heights filmmaker John M Chu, was supposed to get under way in Atlanta, Georgia, in March but will now start in June at Elstree, Herts.

It will be the first film to shoot at the new state-of-the-art Sky Studios, which has been built by movie company Universal. However, the script is still being written and last month the director insisted he had still not cast Elphaba the wicked witch or Glinda the good witch.

Talk of a film version first surfaced in 2004, a year after the show opened on ­Broadway and two years before it hit the West End. It had better be worth the wait.


MCFLY’S Harry Judd became a dad for the third time three weeks ago when his wife Izzy welcomed their son Lockie, who they both think will be their final child.

But there is just one problem with that plan – Harry is too squeamish to get the snip. Asked if they will have any more kids, Harry said: “I don’t think so. Izzy had a torrid time throughout this pregnancy and she said she just felt ill for the entire nine months and it was pretty torturous.

“So as soon as Lockie was born, she was like, ‘Thank God that’s over’. She said she doesn’t think she could go through that again.

"You take all the lovely bits of having children, but I don’t think we could take the fourth load of difficult bits.”

Harry, who is also dad to daughter Lola and son Kit, said: “It’s nice to be a family of five. It’s certainly a choice you make – some people think we’re mad, but it feels good.”

However, quizzed on the uncomfortable topic of a vasectomy, he laughed: “I can’t believe I’m at an age where I’m talking about that. I’ve heard about the procedure and I’m a bit squeamish about it – I’m not sure I’m down for that.”

For now, Harry is thinking about different kinds of, ahem, balls, having got involved with a new project around the ICC men’s T20 Cricket World Cup, which is under way in the UAE and Oman.

Yesterday he helped launch the T20 Pavilion in London, which is the ultimate cricket stay to celebrate the World Cup, created by the tournament’s booking partner

If it hadn’t been for McFly, cricket-mad drummer Harry could have ended up playing in the tournament himself.

In an exclusive chat, he said: “There was a year where I thought I could do cricket because I had a very successful year as a young cricketer. But I don’t think I was mature enough to give what is expected of a young professional, so it’s just as well I got into a band which doesn’t require you to behave very professionally!”

Barlow’s festive hits

GARY BARLOW has finally confirmed my exclusive that he will release a festive album called The Dream Of Christmas.

The Take That star will drop the record, which ­features covers of festive classics and a ­collaboration with telly favourite ­Sheridan Smith, on November 26.

He said: “We were all trying to make Christmas feel good last year. It was a really hard ­time for so many because of the scenario we all found ourselves in. So to try and make things a bit special, I started writing these songs.

“I had never listened to those classic Christmas songs with the idea of singing them myself, but as this record evolved, so did my appreciation for these ­wonderful songs."

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