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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 to Trump on Russia Leak: 'Please Resign'

Late-night hosts Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah also weigh in

(Newser) - A high-profile Washington Post story Monday alleged President Trump leaked classified info to the Russian officials who visited the Oval Office last week, sending DC, the internet, and late-night TV into a new tizzy. Highlights from Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah, and Stephen Colbert, via the Week , the New York Daily ... 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 »

Trump Calls Colbert 'No-Talent Guy' Who Says 'Filthy' Things

The president also brags (incorrectly) about his 'Late Show' ratings

(Newser) - It appears President Trump is no fan of Stephen Colbert, telling Time there's "nothing funny" about the late-night host, a "no-talent guy" who says "filthy" things. The Guardian reports the president is likely still steamed about an insult-filled Late Show monologue last week that drew a... More »

Colbert Doesn't Regret Insulting Trump

But he might 'change a few crude words'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert says he doesn't regret insulting President Trump in Monday's Late Show monologue but if he did it again, he would probably "change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be." The host opened his Wednesday monologue by addressing the controversy that... 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 »

Letterman Explains How He'd Handle Trump

"If I had a show, I would have gone right after him"

(Newser) - David Letterman hosted Donald Trump frequently during his 33 years in late-night TV, and it was a relationship Letterman enjoyed, telling the New York Times that Trump "could just take a punch like nothing" and thus was "the perfect guest." But in the interview, Letterman says he... 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 »

Post-Super Bowl Slot Goes to Colbert in Historic Move

First time the coveted TV slot has gone to a late-night show

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert has landed the coveted post-Super Bowl time slot on CBS this winter. The network said Wednesday that a special edition of Colbert's Late Show will air directly after the Feb. 7 game, the first time that distinction has gone to a late-night show. Late local news will... 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: He's Not Letterman, but He Doesn't Need to Be

Critics give new 'Late Show' host a thumbs-up for energetic start

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert's long-awaited takeover of The Late Show took place last night , and the critics are weighing in. The overall consensus: He may not be David Letterman's clone, but that's probably not what we want anyway. The consensus is Colbert looks to be a solid addition to... 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 »

See Letterman's Celeb-Packed Last Top 10 List

'It's beginning to look like I'm not going to get "The Tonight Show" '

(Newser) - David Letterman started off his 6,028th and final late-night broadcast last night with an admission: "It's beginning to look like I'm not going to get The Tonight Show." He kept up his trademark self-deprecating tone throughout his final Late Show episode, joined by plenty of... More »

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: '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 »

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 »

Will Smith: Why I Slapped That Reporter

'It was just awkward,' he tells David Letterman on the 'Late Show'

(Newser) - Will Smith was quick to clarify to David Letterman last night that he "didn't beat up" the Moscow journalist who tried to kiss him. But seeing as Smith was caught on video slapping the reporter , Letterman had to get the story. "He says, 'I'm your... More »

Letterman: Leno's Behind Jihad Threat

'Late Show' host responds to threat in monologue, top 10 list

(Newser) - David Letterman returned to the Late Show last night with an evening full of jokes about—what else?—a jihadist’s death threat against him . “Tonight, you people are more to me, honestly, more than an audience … you’re more like a human shield,” he said, before... More »

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