News | Entertainment
27 Jan 2022 12:23
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Michael Buble believes Hannah Waddingham is the "spirit of Christmas"

    The 46-year-old singer became "instant friends" with the 'Ted Lasso' star when they first met over 15 years ago and he was keen to have her perform with him on his NBC special, 'Michael Buble's Christmas in the City', because he believes the 47-year-old actress embodies the messages of the holiday

    He said: "What people wouldn't know was that 15, 16 years ago, I went to the West End to see her in Spamalot in London and I came backstage to meet her. And her and I became very good, just instant friends.

    "She was wonderful and funny and humble and all these things. And she fought, just like I did, she fought a long time for her moment and it came with 'Ted Lasso'. And when [producer] Lorne [Michaels] and I first started talking about who I wanted to be on this show, I said to him, 'Listen, I need Hannah.'

    "I said, 'Listen, she embodies what this holiday is about. She is the spirit of Christmas.' When you give beautiful things out to the world and to the universe, they do come back to you and she is proof that goodness and kindness and light will always come back," he continued. "And it was just honestly a joy."

    Michael joked shooting the special has lead to the creation of a new "Brat Pack" featuring himself, Jimmy Fallon and Kermit the Frog.

    Discussing the show - on which he will be backed by a 48-piece orchestra - he told 'Entertainment Tonight': "There's a real sense of elevation when Lorne Michaels called and said he wanted to produce, and that had a massive change.

    "Coming in and doing it in the 'SNL' studios and having the writers and some of the cast…He's done this for so long, he has just such a great sense of style and it was just so beautiful.

    "And the guests, of course having Jimmy Fallon come, who is a beautiful human being. My hero, Kermit the Frog, who is the sweetest man/frog ever.

    "I believe Jimmy, Kermit and I may be the new Brat Pack. I don't know. You might see us out on the town, maybe a road movie.

    "Camilla Cabello, I was just, eyes droopy, as my friend Sal was watching her sing her song. She's such a beauty, another great kid."

    © 2022 Bang Showbiz, NZCity

     Other Entertainment News
     27 Jan: Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund have split up
     27 Jan: Ricky Gervais only cares about getting laughs with his comedy
     27 Jan: Lupita Nyong'o thinks it's "too soon to tell" whether Hollywood has changed for women since the #MeToo movement
     27 Jan: Julia Fox has hit back at claims she is dating Kanye West for "attention"
     27 Jan: Kelly Osbourne and Slipknot's Sid Wilson are "very happy together"
     27 Jan: Kelly Clarkson has agreed to give her ex-husband a five per cent share of their ranch in their divorce
     27 Jan: Melissa Leo has blasted Hollywood for an "appalling and unhealthy" portrayal of women
     Top Stories

    The men's semi-final line-up will be completed at the Australian Open this evening More...

    Dairy farmers are being urged to get ready for Omicron More...

     Today's News

    US delivers response to Moscow's demands on Ukraine and NATO, after Russia warns of 'retaliatory measures' 12:02

    Emma Roberts and Garrett Hedlund have split up 11:54

    Accident and Emergency:
    A homicide investigation has been launched into the death of an Invercargill baby 11:52

    Rugby League:
    New Zealand's most decorated rower has called time on his career 11:42

    Health & Safety:
    COVID-19 oral antivirals have been embraced in the US and could be a pandemic game changer 11:42

    Cricket Wellington's expressing its disappointment at the capital being stripped of its three Black Caps fixtures this summer 11:32

    Ricky Gervais only cares about getting laughs with his comedy 11:24

    The Loop: Astronomers reveal discovery of 'spooky' space object, national cabinet to meet today, huge Australian Open schedule 11:12

    Lupita Nyong'o thinks it's "too soon to tell" whether Hollywood has changed for women since the #MeToo movement 10:54

    Dairy farmers are being urged to get ready for Omicron 10:42

     News Search

    Power Search

    © 2022 New Zealand City Ltd