Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert Fighting Over Booking Talk Show Guests?
Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert are NOT fighting over booking guests for their respective late-night talk shows, despite a bogus tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this claim. We’re told it’s “not true.”
According to In Touch, NBC’s “Tonight Show” and CBS’ “Late Show,” which air at the same time, are battling over getting A-list celebrities. A so-called “source” tells the magazine, “Jimmy’s team is telling guests that if they do Stephen’s show first they’ll be blacklisted from Jimmy’s.” The outlet’s dubious insider adds, “There used to be an unwritten rule between their camps that there would be no underhanded wrangling over guests, but clearly that’s gone.”
But Gossip Cop checked in with a reliable source close to the situation, who exclusively assures us there’s no war between Fallon’s “Tonight Show” and Colbert’s “Late Show” over booking celebrity guests. We’re told the entirety of the tabloid’s story is simply “not true.”
Unfortunately, we’re not surprised by the publication’s inaccurate claim, as this wouldn’t be the first time In Touch has concocted fake news surrounding late-night TV. Gossip Cop previously busted the magazine for wrongly reporting that James Corden was replacing Colbert on “The Late Show.” Obviously, there was no truth to that tale, and the same goes for the tabloid’s latest one.