AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen has accused James Corden of copying the "Watch What Happens Live" set for "The Late Late Show with James Corden". The Bravo executive producer brought up the allegation when appearing on the "Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi" podcast.
"I think there has been a traditional idea of what a late night talk show is, and I would argue that 'Watch What Happens Live' redefined what the late night talk show is," the 54-year-old told celebrity restaurateur Bruce Bozzi. "[WWHL] was the first bar on late night [then] James Corden got a bar."
When Andy said, "James Corden kind of wound up," Bruce interrupted by saying, "Ripping off your set." Co-signing the statement, Andy then quipped back, "There you go... I am so glad we're still going. That [the show] is, like, great, copy my set … go with God."
Elsewhere in the interview, Andy admitted that he felt left out among the other late night television hosts. "I don't feel totally part of the [late night television] group and I have been on late night TV for 13 years," he claimed.
"Years ago, there was a big photoshoot that Vanity Fair did of all of the late night talk show hosts and they left me out of it," he further elaborated. "But they added in James Corden who wasn't even on the air yet and Trevor Noah who had just started."
However, the magazine editor Graydon Carter has reportedly apologized to Andy. "Graydon later said, 'You know what, you were right, you should've been in that,' " the executive producer of the "Real Housewives" franchise recalled.