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Colbert, Kimmel: Fire Sarah Sanders

They accuse her of sharing doctored video, though its creator has a technical explanation

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have weighed in on the controversy swirling around a White House video and arrived at the same conclusion: Both say Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired. The late-night hosts cited media reports accusing Sanders of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta'... More »

Beer, Blackouts, Brains: Late Night Takes on Ford vs. Kavanaugh

Hosts take on the 'big showdown'

(Newser) - President Trump praised his Supreme Court nominee Thursday evening, after both Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford had a chance to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Late-night hosts had slightly different takes after the dust had settled on the day:
  • Trevor Noah addressed the "big showdown,
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Anna Kendrick: I Insulted the President to His Face

The actor recalls her amusing encounter with Obama

(Newser) - Anna Kendrick told a surprisingly off-color story on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday about an encounter with President Obama, TooFab reports. Asked by the host to explain a photo of Obama doubled over with laughter while shaking her hand, the A Simple Plan actor explained: "I got... More »

What Late-Night Hosts Have to Say About Trump Op-Ed

'I have to say, I'm surprised by how good a writer Ivanka is'

(Newser) - Wednesday's anti-Trump op-ed in the New York Times by an anonymous member of his own administration gave late-night hosts plenty to talk about. A sampling, as rounded up by the Hollywood Reporter and Variety :
  • Jimmy Kimmel: "I have to say, I'm surprised by how good a writer
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A Somber Colbert Does Not Have His Boss' Back

Amid Leslie Moonves scandal, host says accountability must apply to everyone

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert returned from vacation Monday and addressed the sexual misconduct allegations against his boss, CBS exec Leslie Moonves. In this video clip , Colbert says he doesn't know what the fallout will be, because "in a situation like this, I'd normally call Les," per Deadline . In... More »

Republican Asks Seth Rogen for a Photo. He Kinda Explodes

'No way, man!' the comic actor says he told him

(Newser) - Seth Rogen and Paul Ryan aren't exactly pals. In fact, they're not even in a photo together. Appearing Friday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Rogen told the story of how Ryan's sons approached him for a photo earlier this month at an event hosted by... More »

Bill Clinton Reconsiders Lewinsky Comments

Stephen Colbert grills former president on interview he did with NBC News' Craig Melvin

(Newser) - Former President Clinton showed up on The Late Show on Tuesday night with author James Patterson to promote their new book, but per the Week , Stephen Colbert "jumped straight into" another hot topic—that of Clinton's riled-up interview earlier that day with NBC News reporter Craig Melvin, in... More »

Sean Penn Interview: 2 Cigarettes, Ambien

He acknowledges it's not that different from one of his regular interviews

(Newser) - Sean Penn not only puffed away on a cigarette throughout his interview with Stephen Colbert on Monday's Late Show —the actor gave the interview while still under the influence of a sleep aid. "I’m doing well," Penn said in response to Colbert's greeting. "... More »

Late-Night Hosts 'Don't Believe Trump Can Run'

Stephen Colbert wonders if he would 'stab them with bone spurs'

(Newser) - President Trump's claim that if he'd been present at the Parkland school shooting, he'd have "run in there even if I didn't have a weapon" met with deep skepticism from the nation's late-night hosts Monday, as did his suggestion of arming the teachers with... More »

Gwyneth 'Consciously Couples' With Colbert to Mock ... Herself

And her lifestyle brand, Goop

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert says he's a "huge fan" of Gwyneth Paltrow and her lifestyle brand, Goop, and on Thursday night's Late Show he proved it. Colbert previously launched a parody brand called Covetton House, and on Thursday he teamed with Paltrow to pitch an "exclusive line of... More »

Colbert Asks Franco About Sexual Misconduct Allegations

'I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy'

(Newser) - James Franco was one of the "ladies and remaining gentlemen" Seth Meyers welcomed to the Golden Globes on Sunday—but he has been facing accusations of sexual misconduct ever since. During the awards show, Ally Sheedy called out the actor/director in a now-deleted series of #MeToo tweets, wondering why... More »

Colbert Seeks Reassurance From Wolff, Gets 'Nothing'

'That's the alarming thing, that this is all true'

(Newser) - Michael Wolff says he's surprised by the success of his book Fire and Fury—alleging chaos in the Trump White House and citing aides questioning the president's mental state—because, well, "I thought we knew this." Appearing on the Late Show on Monday night, Wolff warned... More »

Trump Delays His 'Fake News Awards'

'Losers' will be announced next Wednesday, he says

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert and other late-night hosts are going to have to wait longer to find out whether they've won the "honor" they've been campaigning for : President Trump says he is delaying his "Fake News Awards," Politico reports. The awards, "those going to the most... More »

Colbert Billboard Has a Message for Trump

'For your consideration'

(Newser) - "Nothing gives you more credibility than Donald Trump calling you a liar," says Stephen Colbert, explaining why he's campaigning hard to be crowned the King of Fake News . Responding to President Trump’s announcement Tuesday of the "most dishonest & corrupt media awards of the year,... More »

Trump Slurs a Word, and Late-Night Pounces

The White House blamed dry mouth

(Newser) - There was no shortage of reaction to President Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday, but one word that was floating around was an unexpected one: dentures. There was much social media chatter over the president's apparent slurring of the word "states" at... More »

Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,... More »

After Spicer's Emmy Cameo, the Knives Come Out

He thought it was 'kinda funny,' but critics aren't laughing

(Newser) - Sean Spicer's surprise cameo at the Emmys Sunday night continues to be a big talker, and it seems that all praise or criticism can be directed to host Stephen Colbert. It was Colbert himself who raised the idea at a planning meeting, reports CNN . The host then helped pitch... More »

And the Emmys Go to...

'Veep,' 'Big Little Lies,' 'The Handmaid's Tale' win biggest awards

(Newser) - After a song, a bunch of jokes about President Trump , and even a surprise appearance by Sean Spicer during host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue, the Emmy Awards were off and running Sunday night. The first award, for best supporting actor in a drama, went to John Lithgow for The ... More »

Sean Spicer Shocks Emmys Crowd

Appears onstage to 'trump up' the size of the audience

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert had more than just a song and a few jokes about President Trump up his sleeve for his opening monologue Sunday night at the Emmy Awards: He brought former White House press secretary Sean Spicer onstage to, as Entertainment Weekly puts it, "trump up" the size of... More »

Colbert Opens Emmys With Song, Trump Jokes

'Everything is better on TV,' he sings

(Newser) - Host Stephen Colbert opened the Emmy Awards Sunday night with a song urging people concerned about the state of the world today to just turn on the boob tube, because "everything is better on TV." The song featured cameos from quite a few TV stars including Allison Janney,... More »

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