Andy Cohen claims James Corden ripped off his “Watch What Happens Live” set – which features his iconic bar – for “The Late Late Show With James Corden.”
“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,” Cohen, 54, told celebrity restaurateur Bruce Bozzi on a recent episode of his “Table for Two with Bruce Bozzi” iHeartMedia podcast.
“[WWHL] was the first bar on late night [then] James Corden got a bar.”
The Bravo executive producer then said that “James Corden kind of wound up…” – before Bozzi completed his sentence by saying, “Ripping off your set.”
“There you go,” Cohen quipped back. “I am so glad we’re still going. That [the show] is, like, great, copy my set … go with God.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Cohen got candid with his pal about feeling 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 explained.
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