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FCC Won't Punish Colbert for Trump Remarks

Late Show host's joke isn't 'actionable,' feds say

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert will not be punished for the crude joke about President Trump that led to thousands of complaints and a campaign under the #FireColbert hashtag, the Federal Communications Commission has decided. The FCC says it will take no action against the Late Show host over his May 1 joke... More »

Here's How Many People Wrote to FCC About Colbert

FCC received more than 5,700 complaints after Trump joke

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert's well-covered joke about President Trump, Vladimir Putin, and oral sex has netted more than 5,700 complaints to the FCC since the May 1 episode of The Late Show. Upon request from Politico , the FCC released the first 100 of those complaints, which center on hate speech,... More »

Colbert Hits Back at Trump After 'No-Talent' Remark

'I won,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump is now openly feuding with Stephen Colbert, and the Late Show host is loving it. Colbert opened his monologue Thursday by reading quotes from Trump's Time interview, in which the president called Colbert a "no-talent guy," the Washington Post reports. "The president of the... More »

Colbert Hosts Epic Daily Show Reunion

Jon Stewart backs Colbert 'potty mouth,' wants Trump held to same standard

(Newser) - Plenty of people want Stephen Colbert fired over a joke he made about President Trump, but Colbert has at least one comedic heavyweight in his corner: Jon Stewart. Stewart appeared on the Late Show Tuesday and defended Colbert's "potty mouth," noting, "I do not understand why... More »

Colbert's Dig at Trump Called 'Homophobic'

It involved Trump's mouth, Vladimir Putin

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has directed plenty of insults at President Trump, but a critic says one delivered during his Late Show monologue on Monday was "disgusting even for him." It's a sentiment being seconded by many. After noting Trump insulted Face the Nation's John Dickerson before abruptly... More »

'Dead Animal on Head,' Stewart Returns to Rip Trump

'Every instinct ... calls me to abuse of power'

(Newser) - "We have never faced this before: purposeful, vindictive chaos," Jon Stewart said Tuesday, summing up President Trump's first 10 days in office during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Impersonating Trump with a "dead animal on head" and a tie reaching the floor,... More »

Stephen Colbert Only Allowed to Be Stephen Colbert, Not Stephen Colbert

But that's OK, because he can still be Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert—as in the conservative character played by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report—recently debuted on the Late Show, which is, of course, hosted by the real Stephen Colbert. And very quickly thereafter, lawyers from a certain unnamed network (presumably Comedy Central) got in touch with lawyers for... More »

Jon Stewart to Trump Backers: 'This Country Isn't Yours'

He goes after Sean Hannity at Fox, for one

(Newser) - The Donald Trump coronation has brought one well-known critic back into the public spotlight, at least temporarily. Jon Stewart appeared on Stephen Colbert's CBS show Thursday night to provide a Daily Show-style venting, reports Mediaite . (See the video here .) While he referred to Trump as an "angry... More »

Colbert Offers Best Answer to the Baby Hitler Question

It's all about raising him with love ... and then stabbing him if he's still an awful teen

(Newser) - Would you be able to kill a baby Hitler, if given the chance? It's a question that spread like wildfire after the New York Times asked it in a reader poll late last month. But, as the Daily Beast notes, the Times got the idea from Stephen Colbert. In... More »

Colbert Plays 'Trump or Colbert' With Trump

Trump dodges 'big fat meatball' on 'Late Show'

(Newser) - "Finally, a place on TV to hear about Donald Trump," Stephen Colbert quipped before Trump joined him on the Late Show last night. "I want to thank you not only for being here but for running for president," Colbert told him. "I'm not going... More »

2 of Dave's Final 'Top 10' Lines Written by Intern

22-year-old has hugely successful night

(Newser) - To say Late Show intern Caroline Schaper had a successful final episode of the show would be an understatement. The 22-year-old wrote two of the lines from the final Top 10 list, as the Daily Dot points out, citing a portion of a long Tumblr post about the last episode... More »

When the Lights Went on, the Loner Became Letterman

Comedians, coworkers reminisce about the shy, enigmatic late-night host

(Newser) - David Letterman will wrap up more than three decades in late-night TV tomorrow with his final Late Show broadcast. Already, tributes from comedy legends and coworkers are pouring in. A few memories, per the Hollywood Reporter :
  • Ray Romano: "My life has been affected more by David Letterman than anybody
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Letterman: No One Consulted Me About Replacement

But he thinks Stephen Colbert is a good choice

(Newser) - In an extensive new interview about his impending sign-off from late-night TV, David Letterman reveals to the New York Times that he had no say in choosing his replacement. "Not my show," he explains. "When we sign off, we’re out of business with CBS. I always... More »

Colbert Visits Late Show —as Himself

He chats with Letterman about replacing him

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert—as himself, not his Colbert Report character—paid a visit to the Late Show last night for the first time since he was confirmed as David Letterman's replacement, and the host noted that he "looked right at home." The pair chatted about the show and... More »

Colbert: 'I Do Not Envy' Letterman's Replacement

His 'Colbert Report' character reacts to retirement news

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert, or rather the character he plays on the Colbert Report, offered up a response last night to a tidbit that last week "slipped through my news crack." It turns out David Letterman is retiring from his Late Show hosting duties, and "I gotta tell you,... More »

Colbert Replacing Letterman

CBS makes official 'Late Show' announcement

(Newser) - The rumors were true: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show when Letterman retires next year, CBS announced today . The Colbert Report host has a five-year deal with the network, but it's not clear when he'll start, as Letterman has yet to... More »

Tom Hanks: I Have Diabetes

Reveals type 2 diagnosis to David Letterman

(Newser) - Tom Hanks is looking slimmer these days, and when David Letterman asked him about his weight last night on the Late Show, Hanks offered a surprising revelation: He has type 2 diabetes, the Huffington Post reports. He's been struggling with high blood sugar since age 36, Hanks said, and... More »

Lohan Talks Rehab, Cries on Letterman

Lindsay opens up to Dave in sometimes awkward interview

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan was on the Late Show last night to talk about her role in Scary Movie 5, but David Letterman was more interested in discussing her recent troubles and upcoming stint in rehab, the New York Daily News reports. "How many times have you been in rehab?” Letterman... More »

Christie Takes Letterman's Fat Jokes, Eats Donut

Governor makes first 'Late Show' appearance

(Newser) - Chris Christie visited the Late Show for the first time last night, despite the fact that David Letterman has made more than a few fat jokes about the New Jersey governor. Christie was a good sport, at one point chomping down on a donut mid-conversation, and insisting he has "... More »

Why Vote Early? Biden's Top 10

You may get a free cheeseburger...

(Newser) - Joe Biden appeared on Letterman last night by way of a taped appearance, and Politico notes he closed by telling Dave, "I hope to hell you voted." The same likely goes for you, America, and should you need a little convincing, Biden is up for the challenge. He... More »

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