The Grammys were just last night, Sunday, Jan. 28, but already, some people are looking ahead to the 2019 awards. The Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album went posthumously to Carrie Fisher for her reading of her memoir, The Princess Diarist. But James Corden has his sights set on a possible winner for next year: Michael Wolff’s bombshell exposé of the first year in the Trump White House, Fire and Fury. All he needs is the perfect narrator.
“We know that our current president loves winning awards, and the good news for him is he may just be the subject of next year’s winner,” Corden said of his quest. “The question I’ve got is: Who will be the narrator?”
Then a pretaped segment played showing all kinds of celebrities “auditioning” for Corden’s project by reading some of the more inflammatory passages of the book. “Hopefuls” included John Legend, Snoop Dogg, DJ Khaled, Cher, Cardi B and one very special guest who popped up at the end.
“If Trump wasn’t having his 6:30 dinner with Steve Bannon, then, more to his liking, he was in bed at that time with a cheeseburger,” Cardi B read, adding, “Why am I reading this shit? I can’t believe he really… This is how he lives his life?”
Cher, with an impressive deadpan, read, “His comb-over… the color was a product called Just for Men — the longer it was left on, the darker it got. Impatience resulted in Trump’s orange-blond hair color.”
But the real highlight of the bit was when Trump’s former political opponent, Hillary Clinton, came on-screen.
“He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s,” she read. “[N]obody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.”
Clinton definitely gets our vote. And considering other powerhouse politicians like Barack Obama and her husband, Bill Clinton, have already won the Grammy, she’d be in good company.