Posts tagged "stephen colbert"

Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye With A Musical Number & A Few Famous Friends

The finale of "The Colbert Report" aired last night, and it included a visit from a freakish number of celebrity guests to sing him a send-off song. That guy sure has a lot of friends! Stephen will take David Letterman's place on the "Late Show" next year, but it's still a bittersweet goodbye. There wa…

By: Claire Hannum / December 19, 2014

Jon Stewart Got All Lovey Dovey On “Colbert”

It’s been interesting watching Jon Stewart do the media rounds to promote his movie, "Rosewater," after building a long career out of lampooning the American news media. For example, prior to this week, the last time Stewart appeared on CNN was in 2004, when he got the "Crossfire" audience to applaud the idea that "Crossfire"…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 21, 2014

Jennifer Lawrence Got The Giggles On “The Colbert Report” Last Night

Jennifer Lawrence hung out on "The Colbert Report"' last night and cranked out her charming interview banter at always. She also informed us that she's skinned a squirrel, so there's that. I've always thought Colbert in character mode would be so stressful to be interviewed by, but he goes easy on Lawrence, and the result…

By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian Was On “The Colbert Report” And GamerGate Is, Of Course, Outraged

So, I’ll let everyone else talk about what it means that Anita Sarkeesian was on "The Colbert Report" to talk about GamerGate last night, because while I think it’s a newsworthy topic and she’s certainly the most reputable person to talk to about it, I just can’t with GamerGate anymore. Here’s why. The most interesting…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

Stephen Colbert Does Rookie Mag’s “Ask A Grown Man”

Okay, I love Stephen Colbert, but I'm not totally down with some of his answers for Rookie Mag's "Ask A Grown Man" series. While answering a question from a 19-year-old whose father won't let her sleep at her boyfriend's house because he's squicky about sex, Colbert suggests that maybe her dad just knows what's better…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2014

James Franco Tries His Damnedest To Make Stephen Colbert Break Character

I still can't tell whether James Franco's personality is a joke or not, but when he's with Stephen Colbert, an especially bubbly side of him seems to come out. On his latest visit to "The Colbert Report," he tried to get Stephen to break character when asking about his departure to head to "The Late…

By: Claire Hannum / August 2, 2014

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman As “Late Show” Host

CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to replace David Letterman as host of the "Late Show" when Letterman retires next year. In a statement, Colbert said, "Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in hi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 10, 2014

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true "Colbert Report" fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard conservative who "doesn't see race." A quick recap for those of you who were down a hole all weekend: in response to a news segment…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2014

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it's from a celebrity and it says this: "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever." Pretty racist and disturbing, right? Of course it is. Then you realize that it was tweeted from the Twitter…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 28, 2014

Lasting Celebrity Romances Do Exist: Here, Oprah Proves It

When Amy Poehler and Will Arnett called it quits, I was totally bummed. When Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel were dunzo, I despaired. Don't even get me started on Britney and Justin, whose demise I am still not over. With the devastating demise of Hollywood relationships, it's easy to throw in the towel and give up all…

By: Claire Hannum / February 13, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Watch Stephen Colbert’s Beautiful, Tearful Tribute To His Late Mother

Stephen Colbert's mom Lorna passed away last week at the age of 92. After a brief hiatus, Colbert returned to his anchor seat at "The Colbert Report" and opened the show with this beautifully worded, heartfelt tribute to her. "When you watch the show, if you like me," he said, "that’s because of my mom."…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2013

Stephen Colbert Responds To “Accidental Racist” With “Oopsie-Daisy Homophobe”

A couple weeks ago, Brad Paisley and LL Cool J released their collaboration, "Accidental Racist," and the whole world cringed. Did the duo have good intentions? Of course. Did their oversimplified take on modern day race relations miss the mark in so many ways? Definitely. One person who was inspired by the song was Stephe…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 18, 2013

Tavi Gevinson Tells Stephen Colbert He’s A Cool Dad

Style Rookie blogger and fashion world phenom Tavi Gevinson was on "The Colbert Report" last night,to discuss her latest feat: the publication of Rookie Yearbook One, a compendium of some of the best writing and stories from the first year of Gevinson's online magazine Rookie. Colbert was a bit in awe of his youngest-ever guest, and queried…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 25, 2013

Morrissey Sulks Brilliantly On “The Colbert Report”

The British singer Morrissey is a notoriously ornery guy -- and we love him for it. On last night's episode of "The Colbert Report," Morrissey and Stephen Colbert went head to head over Morrissey's strict vegetarian stance and his total distaste for the British royal family. God love Morrissey: he's like the oldest teenager i…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 10, 2012

Stephen Colbert Hires The Fab Five To Intern For Him, No Big Deal

"Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert knows probably better than anyone that in order to succeed you have to work with the best. That's why on his show Wednesday night he said goodbye to his latest crop of interns, and brought on a new, shall we say, more qualified set: the gold medal-winning women's gymnastic team.

By: Julie Gerstein / August 16, 2012

Olivia Wilde And Stephen Colbert Have An “Act Off”

Last night, Olivia Wilde was on the "The Colbert Report" to promote her new film, "People Like Us." While that movie looks like a total snooze and I can't co-sign on Chris Pine's stupid eyebrows, Olivia seems like a totally rad lady. She stumped for Obama, wore her Dogs Against Romney pin, and challenged Colbert to…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 20, 2012

Stephen Colbert Defends “Radical Feminist” Nuns

Better late than never: it is from Monday night's show, but I really wanted to post Stephen Colbert coming to the defense of "radical feminist" Catholic nuns. Love you so hard, Stephen. [The Colbert Report] On how Republicans in the House of Representatives are blocking abortion access for our servicewomen. Apparently even if you're willing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 13, 2012

Stephen Colbert Has A Great Plan For Sweden’s Twitter Account

So maybe you've heard about Sweden's weird Twitter experiment, wherein they're allowing perfectly average Swedish citizens to take over the country's Twitter account for a week at a time. The nation's current national Twitterer is a woman named Sonja, who seems mildly obsessed with Hitler and Jews and "The Little Mermaid." Don't believe us? Check…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 13, 2012

Stephen Colbert Begs Anna Wintour Not To Suck Him Into “Her Gay World”

Anna Wintour expressed a rare bit of enthusiasm on last night's "Colbert Report" in discussing President Obama's support of gay marriage. "I am thrilled," Wintour managed to get out with a smile, even. "There were tears in the office at Vogue today. I think it's a long overdue endorsement. And oh, they also discussed the…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 10, 2012

Stephen Colbert Gets Schooled On Stereotypes Of Black Women

If you're not already a fan of Melissa Harris-Perry, you will be soon: she's a Tulane University political science professor who appears often on "The Rachel Maddow Show" and just scored her own show on MSNBC. Last night she went head-to-head with another talking head, the inimitable Stephen Colbert, while promoting her new book, Sister

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2012
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