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Best Moments From the Emmys

Big kiss for Louis-Dreyfus, big win for 'Colborg Report'

(Newser) - People are talking about the Emmy Awards on a Tuesday morning instead of a Monday because "this year we're doing the Emmys on a Monday night in August—which, if I understand television, means the Emmys are about to get canceled," quipped host Seth Meyers. Some of... More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

Colbert Punks Palin, Buys TheSarahPalinChannel.com

He scoops up URL similar to one for her online channel

(Newser) - For those who don't want to pay $9.95 per month for Sarah Palin's new online TV channel , Stephen Colbert proposed an alternative on last night's Colbert Report : his $9.94 "Angry Echo Chamber," undercutting the "24/7 Palintainment" package by a penny. He was... More »

Jon Stewart Takes on Haters of 'Muslim' Bergdahls

While Colbert mocks his so-called cage

(Newser) - Bowe Bergdahl has been taking a lot of heat on cable news, with pundits—particularly on Fox—calling him un-American or worse. "In just a few days this guy ... went from 'guy who left base without permission' to 'Muslim terrorist Kennedy assassin,'" Jon Stewart observed... More »

Colbert Flips Off Amazon

Comedian makes Hachette beef personal

(Newser) - Amazon has been going to some extraordinary lengths lately to strong-arm publisher Hachette Book Group, and in the process it's made a powerful enemy: Stephen Colbert. Hachette and Amazon have been feuding over e-book pricing, and Amazon has responded by delaying shipments of Hachette's books and making them... More »

Comedy Central Names Colbert's Successor

Larry Wilmore, familiar to Jon Stewart fans, will host 'Minority Report'

(Newser) - The man with the job of replacing Stephen Colbert at Comedy Central is probably going to be familiar to fans. Larry Wilmore, who shows up regularly on Jon Stewart's show as its "senior black correspondent," will host a new show called Minority Report, says Variety . Wilmore and... 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 »

Why Colbert Is Going to Be Even Greater

Many think he's too restricted in his Comedy Central persona

(Newser) - The choice of Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman is winning almost universal praise, even if he will be shedding the blowhard persona beloved by his fans at Comedy Central. The biggest knock from critics is that he is yet another white guy in the late-night lineup. Here's a... 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 »

Colbert Top Contender to Replace Letterman?

Mashable reports that he's the front-runner

(Newser) - So who gets Letterman's seat when he steps down next year ? If a report at Mashable is correct, don't be surprised if it's Stephen Colbert. The website's Josh Dickey reports that Colbert is the network's top choice at the moment and that Colbert is... More »

Colbert Spends Entire Report Firing Back at Tweet Uproar

He won't cancel his show, but he did delete the @ColbertReport Twitter account

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert certainly took the #CancelColbert controversy seriously: He devoted last night's entire Colbert Report to discussing it. "To recap: A web editor I've never met posts a tweet in my name on an account I don't control, outrages a hashtag activist, and the news media... More »

Outrage After Colbert Report 'Ching-Chong' Tweet

Many are calling to #CancelColbert

(Newser) - An ill-advised tweet sent from the official Colbert Report account yesterday has many people clamoring to #CancelColbert, USA Today reports. It all started on Wednesday's show , when host Stephen Colbert made fun of the owner of the controversially-named Washington Redskins for starting a charity called "Washington Redskins Original... More »

Pussy Riot Members May Run for Office

Newly freed pair also match wits with Colbert

(Newser) - Two newly released members of Pussy Riot tell the New York Times that they're kicking around the idea of running for political office in Russia. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, currently visiting the US as part of an international tour, also made clear that they have no intentions of... More »

Colbert Mocks 60 Minutes' Benghazi Flub

Brings on eyewitness to events of show's newsroom

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert last night lambasted 60 Minutes for its Benghazi coverage that resulted in an apology : "CBS fact-checked the story, but when it turned out to be wrong, they fact-checked it for realz, y'all," Colbert said. He then discussed Lara Logan's apology "at the very... More »

Jon Stewart Gets 'Detox' on Return to Daily Show

Has to be saved ... by Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - Jon Stewart returned to the Daily Show last night, but it wasn't exactly smooth sailing. In a pre-taped segment, interim host John Oliver welcomed Stewart back ... only to find he wasn't acting very American anymore. But when his Big Mac defibrillator went too far and turned Stewart into... More »

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before... More »

Colbert Returns With Tribute to Late Mom

Lorna Colbert died last week

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert took an unexpected hiatus after his mother died last week, but last night he was back on the Colbert Report—and he opened the show with a sure-to-make-you-teary tribute to his mom, Lorna. Anyone who likes Colbert has his mom to thank, he explained before launching into a... More »

Colbert: NASA's Penis Doodle Proves Our Cosmic Might

He discusses NASA's latest 'feat'

(Newser) - The United States has its problems, but Stephen Colbert thinks that NASA's latest feat clearly shows America's cosmic might—that feat being an image of a penis left on Mars. The Internet erupted after a photo of the seemingly phallic track patterns the Curiosity rover left in the... More »

Colbert: Bomber Picked the Wrong City to Attack

Offers tribute to Boston after marathon bombings

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert interrupted his normal Colbert Report opening last night in order to offer a moving and, of course, amusing tribute to the people of Boston. Whoever bombed the city's marathon "obviously did not know s--t about the people of Boston," he said. "'Cause nothing... More »

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