What US talk shows taught us: Kanye West, Mean Tweets, Miley Cyrus and a farewell to Cory Monteith

Our Stateside reporter rounds up all the latest gossip from the chat show sofas in North America

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel make up


Last month, Kanye West was back in the entertainment news front after his interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe was parodied by late night funny man Jimmy Kimmel. When West saw the bit, he was none too pleased with his talents and thoughts being dismissed as childish, and he took to Twitter to air his grievances against the comedian.

This week, the show host invited the artist to make an appearance and formally reconcile the disagreement.

“I’ll admit that my main reason for doing that is because I like it when kids curse,” Kimmel said to ease the tension.

After a bit of chatting and explaining where each one was coming from, it seemed Kimmel and West were ready to bury the hatchet. The artist and business mogul had a few more things to say about his work, however.

“Everyone out there in TV world, real world, whatever world you stay in needs to know that I’ve never done a publicity stunt in my life,” West said to the audience. “I don’t follow rules like other celebrities whose publicists tell them to say. I don’t do publicity stunts ever.

“We kind of just took it back to high school for a bit, and that’s what happens.”


At the end of the interview, he said: “You’re going to love me or you’re going to hate me, but I’m going to be me.”

Kimmel couldn’t let up the whole situation without bringing up one of the Tweets that West used to criticize the talk show host.

“You really think I look like Spongebob?“

“I mean it’s the first thing that came to my mind, I guess,” West replied.

Mean Tweets

In the spirit of having Kanye West on his show, Jimmy Kimmel continued the Twitter comments theme. But to put a spin on things, the bit had the celebs read some of the terrible stuff people on Twitter had to say about them.

Adam Levine, the Backstreet Boys and Katy Perry were all put up to the challenge to roll with the Tweeted punches that came their way.

From Selena Gomez having to read aloud, “I hate when people ask why I hate @selenagomez.. Like I just do,” to John Mayer deadpanning, “John Mayer looks like a booze soaked turd wrapped in a Dum and Dumber tux,” the musicians took their criticisms, however creatively worded, in stride.

Miley Cyrus can do more than twerk

Never one to stay out of the news for too long, Miley Cyrus headed over to Jimmy Fallon to talk about her new album release. The conversation quickly turned to her past experience as a child actor and how she is “good at more than just twerking and licking stuff.”

“I started auditioning when I was 11,” Cyrus said. “They told me I was too small, too young and had too few teeth. I only had about four teeth in my mouth at that time. It was the reverse of the ugly duckling. I just kept getting uglier as a kid.”

Fallon also commented on Cyrus’s appearance on American variety show Saturday Night Live and a certain “Wrecking Ball” stunt with cast member Bobby Moynihan, a comedian that doesn’t exactly pull off the Miley half-naked look.

“What’s funny is that when the “Wrecking Ball” video came out about a month ago, he texted the whole cast and called dibs,” she said. “He was like, ‘No one else gets this joke! I get to do this.’”

At least they cut before he was able to grab hold of a hammer.

A farewell to Cory Monteith

Mike O’Malley, who played Finn Hudson’s stepfather on US show Glee, visited Ellen DeGeneres to talk about the Cory Monteith tribute episode on the series.

“I think the writers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuck and Ian Brennan have really taken on this task, which was to write about a character who has passed away and yet honor the actor and really show the audience the whole the cast and the crew and the audience had for him,” O’Malley said. “It was a really remarkable episode. It’s one of the most beautiful epidsodes they’ve ever written on the shown, and I think they’ve written some beautiful ones.


“It’s really emotional for an audience whether you knew him personally or not.”