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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

BBC One chat show. 275 episodes (18 series), 2001 - 2010. Stars Jonathan Ross, David Roper, David Wickenden, Ian Parkin and Stephen de Martin.

Series 16, Episode 15 - Ben Stiller, Charlotte Uhlenbroek, Ewan McGregor, Eminem

Jonathan Ross continues his current series. He is joined in the studio by Emmy award-winning Hollywood A-lister and star of Meet the Parents, Ben Stiller, biking fanatic and Star Wars hero Ewan McGregor, and rap superstar Eminem.

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Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. Ben Stiller. Copyright: Hot Sauce.

In his first ever British TV interview, Eminem joins Jonathan Ross. He talks candidly about dissing celebs (Sarah Palin, Jessica Simpson, Amy Winehouse) on current single We Made You: "These aren't personal attacks, it's like picking names out of a hat... (but) Sarah Palin, I want to nail her!"

He also discusses his battle with addiction: "I just wasn't taking care of myself, at times I wanted to just give it up, I was in a dark place. I wanted to pull back from the spotlight to reassess my whole career... I got sober (but) it was pretty rough. A couple of years were bad for me."

And about fighting colour prejudice: "It wasn't easy, I was pulled off stage many times but you keep at it, I had my doubts but this was all I had."

Also joining Jonathan is Ben Stiller, who confirms there will be a new Zoolander movie and a sequel to Meet The Fockers: "It's a few years later, we have kids... possibly Meet The Little Fockers."

Ewan McGregor defends Angels And Demons against Vatican criticism: "I think it's a hangover... The Vatican was upset with Dan Brown's book The Da Vinci Code... I don't think there's any element of anti-Catholicism in the film."

And confirms he's planning a sequel to Long Way Down, and that he's left the UK: "I moved to the States... I thought I'd always live here but now I come back as a visitor."

Also appearing this week is zoologist and TV presenter Charlotte Uhlenbroek.


Eminem performed We Made You.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th May 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jonathan Ross Host / Presenter
David Roper (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
David Wickenden (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Ian Parkin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Stephen de Martin (as Four Poofs and a Piano) Band
Guest cast
Ben Stiller Guest
Ewan McGregor Guest
Marshall Mathers (as Eminem) Guest
Charlotte Uhlenbroek Guest
Writing team
Jim Pullin Writer
Shaun Pye Writer
Fraser Steele Writer
Jonathan Ross Writer
Production team
Mick Thomas Director
Tom Barrett Producer
Deborah Cox Producer
Suzi Aplin Executive Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Addison Cresswell Executive Producer

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