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Is it Graham Norton - or British TV? The US stars I've seen on his show all come across as real, funny and interesting people as opposed to the scripted automatons they seem on Letterman and his ilk.

Kelly Rowlands was on the show I saw this week - and astonishing - lovely intelligent funny girl and what an entertainer! - sang live - and danced up a storm at the same time - took off into the audience singing in the aisles.

Chris Rock was hysterically funny and very human - no wonder he's successful.

And Brooke Shields - what a woman - she told the funniest story about having to watch her swearing because her 3 year old daughter was picking it up. Another little girl was over playing with Brooke's daughter - when the mother - a snooty LA type - arrived early to pick up her little girl, Brookes daughter said, 'What the **** are you doing here?'

Jennifer Lopez was also great - the only ones I've seen who looked out of place were Mylie Cyrus who tried too hard to play at being 'normal folks' and Usher who seemed uncomfortable with having a normal unscripted conversation.

It's funny too, as Norton is gay, watching the celebrities desperately trying to slip in a casual reference to gay friends. It looks as though their minders tell them just before they go on - don't forget he's gay - make sure you say something nice about gay people.

American chat shows could really learn a lot from this guy.
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What I find interesting is the UKsters that are on there. They are far more relaxed than when on TV here.
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Graham's personality and interview style makes for a better guest.
Then again it could be jet lag related. A pill here or there...
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Sometimes people like to be treated as...... people
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No, I don't think that is it...
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I think part of it is that you can call someone a prick on UK tv and you'll get a laugh if it's funny or a boo if it's not and everybody forgets about the next day because it's just a chat show.

People don't have to worry so much about a possible storm of "outraged" "shocked" and "unchristian" reactions. Of course you can be unlucky...
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Good point Nosher - I read somewhere Norton considered a move to US TV but then the silly Janet Jackson hullabulloo happened and he decided to stay home.

BTW - congrats on finding an egregious expression the asterisk monster doesn't ******. If I wasn't now determined to use the word 'egregious' in as many posts as possible I would be focused on calling everyone pricks.
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