Justin Bieber, James Corden Sing, Flee Paparazzi in ‘Carpool Karaoke’

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Justin Bieber Joins James Corden for Carpool Karaoke Volume 2: Watch!.

James Corden called on Justin Bieber again to help him beat the Los Angeles traffic and sing a slew of hits in the latest installment of The Late Late Show’s “Carpool Karaoke.” Between potent, rousing renditions of Bieber’s “Never Say Never” and “What Do You Mean?” Corden and the singer discussed possible nicknames for the late-night host’s fans (“the Corlievers”) and ducked paparazzi. Six months after they took their first musical joy ride around Los Angeles, Justin Bieber and James Corden reunited for a second round of “Carpool Karaoke” on Wednesday’s “Late Late Show.” They kicked things off slow, with some traditional renditions of Bieber’s tracks “Never Say Never” and “What Do You Mean?” But then they rolled up to a men’s clothing store, and that’s where the real fun began.The segment aired on Corden’s Late Late Show overnight and it follows an earlier buddy-run the pair shared back in May; they followed-up the next month with a “Guuber” gag at the CMT Awards. After considering whether Corden could pull off one of Bieber’s lengthy dress-like shirts, the pair hit a boutique where they selected each other’s swag. The Canadian pop singer admitted to crying in The Notebook (“I’m an emotional guy, man”) and their friendship blossomed briefly into a bromance when Corden cranked up Alanis Morissette’s “Ironic.” In a scene that could be an outtake from the upcoming Zoolander 2, Bieber offered to take Corden clothes shopping in Beverly Hills.

But this time around, there was more than music (and clothing swaps) on the menu — because Corden and Bieber decided to leave the car and go do some clothes shopping. Corden decided Bieber could pick his outfits but on one condition — he got to pick out an outfit for the 21-year-old musician, the results of which you have to see!

Corden also probed the heartthrob for his thoughts on his nude photo being leaked online. “It definitely felt, like, really invasive,” Bieber explained. “It’s funny to joke about it now because what else can you do…when I first saw the picture, it was covered, it had censorship on it. Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again.

It’s been a few weeks since last we enjoyed the adventures of Daryl Dixon, Zombie Drover, so imagine our relief seeing him at the start of this week’s Walking Dead, more or less exactly where we’d left him: on a motorcycle, playing the grand marshal in a walker parade. Even before this week’s episode — “Always Accountable” — hits the opening credits, the easy rider and his herding cohorts, Sasha and Abraham, get knocked off their route by passing, unknown assailants. As it turns out, this episode’s cold open is its high-point — although overall this was still a significant improvement over last week, if only because we spent time with folks we already know and like.

In that opening sequence, the trio gets separated, and for the rest of the episode we stay with either one group or the other, switching between after every commercial break. First, we watch Daryl explore a scorched wilderness, where he gets captured by three jittery survivors who believe he’s an assassin sent from the place they’ve just fled. Then we go back to Abraham and Sasha, who’ve found a secure office and have decided, rightly, that they’re better off holing up and waiting for their biker friend to find them. Then the people that the deserters feared in the first place show up, and with new acquaintances in tow, Daryl listens carefully as the hunters make oblique references to the dictatorship they abandoned.

After an encounter with walkers that leaves one of their traveling party dead, our hero eventually finds his way back to his motorcycle — only to have the remaining two hijack the vehicle and steal his weapon. Meanwhile, a few miles away, Abraham crawls out onto a collapsing section of fence on a highway overpass, in order to retrieve a rocket-propelled grenade-launcher strapped to an undead soldier.

Not only is the scene gripping, it’s also loaded with metaphorical import, since it comes not long after Sasha says that her partner craves crisis because it eliminates the need for him to make any choices or long-range plans. The conversations between these two are nice — especially since the latter seems to be taking elocution lessons from his pal Eugene — as well as advancing a long-teased romantic subplot. There’s also some nice staging and tense near-misses in the Daryl scenes, although given the recent death (maybe? possibly? perhaps?) of Glenn, there’s never much real worry that Mr. So is there any real point to “Always Accountable,” given that it ends with the characters just a little bit further down the road, and not much worse for wear, minus the loss of one motorcycle and one crossbow? More importantly, it introduces the idea that there’s a much meaner version of the Alexandria Safe Zone not too far away… and one so well-populated that even its own residents don’t know everyone by sight.

There’s a lot of “there but for the grace of God”-ing going on, including the brief, none-too-warm relationship Daryl and Dwight, the dude who steals his stuff. The thief keeps trying to lecture our guy about the core values of independence and honor. (Cue hilarious irony.) Daryl counters by asking for a tally of how many zombies Dwight has killed, and how many humans.

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