Late night's Craig Ferguson ready for a relaxing change this July 4th


Craig Ferguson isn't hosting CBS' Fourth of July festivities this year, but he says that's OK.The network's Scottish-born, wee-hours star of "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" had presided over the "Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular" since 2007. However, that job goes to "The Shield" Emmy winner and Massachusetts native Michael Chiklis with Monday's (July 4) edition, featuring Lionel Richie as the musical guest with conductor Keith Lockhart and the Pops."It was time to go to the family barbecue," the often-gregarious Ferguson tells Zap2it. "It was nice doing the show in Boston, and I might do it again, but I've got young kids. It's time for us to go work with some sparklers. I'm glad Michael's doing it this year; he's a nice guy, and he's a local boy, so it makes sense."The 2008 event was especially memorable for Ferguson, since he had just become an American citizen several months earlier. "I think I feel...


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