News Nuggets: Watch Zach Galifianakis interview Brad Pitt with squirmingly-funny personal questions

In one of the hottest new viral videos, Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for a funny new interview. Appearing on the Emmy-winning “Between Two Ferns,” Pitt (or Bradley Pitts as he is called), is asked about how he lost his virginity, why he doesn’t shower, and if it’s difficult to stay tan while living in Angelina Jolie‘s shadow, among other topics. Pitt’s responses with mostly deadpan expressions make it “his best interview yet.” Look out for a cameo from comedian Louis C.K.. Hollywood Reporter

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirms that Christian Bale will play the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic for Sony. The project about the Apple founder has gone through a variety of changes with Leonardo DiCaprio originally circling the role under David Fincher and then Danny Boyle directing. Sorkin says, “We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale. He didn’t have to audition.” The Wrap

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HBO’s upcoming “The Concert for Valor” lines up even more performers for the November 11 veteran-themed event. Artists include The Black Keys, Jessie J., Eminem, Dave Grohl, Metallica, Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band. Hosts and others on stage will be Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, George Lopez, Bob Woodruff, Jamie Foxx, John Oliver, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg. Broadway World

The next project for “Desperate Housewives” creator Marc Cherry will be an adaptation of “The Phantom of the Opera.” The contemporary drama series with musical elements will be produced for ABC. It will be based on the original 1909 novel by Gaston Leroux and will revolve around the “cutthroat world” of the music buisness. Variety

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CBS announces James Corden will officially join the network next March. The Tony winner will begin hosting “The Late Late Show with James Corden” on March 9. His longtime friend Ben Winston will become the new executive producer. Since that will be three months after Craig Ferguson leaves the program, a string of guest hosts will be used in between. TV Line

Expect to see many collaborations now that AMC Networks have a 49.9% stake in BBC America. This follows AMC’s agreement to pay $200 million in cash. BBC America General Manager Perry Simon will leave after a transition period. AMC chief Josh Sapan says, “Because the editorial alignment and point of view is so similar in terms of smart, quality, and premium, we think that we will find lots and lots and lots of places to join on things that we are not yet doing today.” Deadline

Turner Classic Movies will air the rarely-seen “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” on October 25. This version of the Stephen Sondheim musical starring Angela Lansbury and George Hearn was filmed at the conclusion of a 10-month tour in 1982. Lansbury won her fourth Tony Award for her role as Mrs. Lovett. Hearn would defeat Lansbury that year at the Emmys in the variety performance category. TCM will include a new interview with Lansbury about the show. Playbill

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