- On Wednesday, Noah Centineo and Busy Philipps both appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
- In a brief clip at the end of their interview, Philipps accused Centineo of “ghosting” one of the writers on her show, whom he’d been flirting with.
- TMZ reported that Centineo’s team went “into overdrive trying to protect his reputation” and asked the show to “heavily edit” the interview – in order to avoid ruining “his boy-next-door image.”
- Reps for “The Late Late Show” and for Philipps both denied this report; the latter called it “a complete fabrication.”
A representative for “The Late Late Show” has denied that James Corden’s interview with Busy Philipps and Noah Centineo was “heavily edited” to protect Centineo’s reputation.
Executive producer Ben Winston told INSIDER that any edits made to the show with Philipps and Centineo were routine time-savers – rather than edits made at the request of either guest.
“Our chat segments often run long, and we have to cut or shorten stories every night to get our show to time,” Winston said. “What we cut is our decision… We were not asked to cut any story.”
During the interview, which aired Wednesday night, Philipps accused Centineo of “ghosting” her friend – a writer on her E! show, “Busy Tonight,” whom he had apparently been flirting with. Neither Philipps nor Centineo, both smiling and laughing throughout the clip, go into detail about the encounter.
On Thursday, TMZ reported that “the actual convo ran longer than the clip that aired” because Centineo’s team asked the show to “heavily edit it down.”
“We’re told Busy went into detail about how Noah met one of her writers on a dating app, and dragged him for ghosting her. Our sources say Noah’s team feared the story would ruin his boy-next-door image,” TMZ wrote.
A representative for Philipps told INSIDER that the report is “a complete fabrication.”
“This is a non story and completely ridiculous,” the rep wrote in an email.
Reps for Centineo and TMZ didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s requests for comment.