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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...

Why Colbert May Have Chosen That Final Song

The reason is heartbreaking

(Newser) - After Stephen Colbert was bid a fond farewell by dozens of celebrities last night, the outro music that ran over the closing credits for his final show was not the music the Colbert Report typically used. Instead, it was Neutral Milk Hotel's "Holland, 1945", Slate reports, and it...

Stephen Colbert Gets Massive Send-Off

Santa Claus, not Death, takes him away

(Newser) - Think of any celebrity and there's a pretty good chance they dropped in on Stephen Colbert's send-off from The Colbert Report last night. The dozens of guests included Cyndi Lauper, Jeff Daniels, Katie Couric, Michael Stipe, George Lucas, Henry Kissinger, Big Bird, and even Mike Huckabee, reports Mediaite...

Obama Takes Colbert's Chair
 Obama Takes Colbert's Chair 

Obama Takes Colbert's Chair

Hosts Colbert Report segment before interview

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert's guest last night came for more than just an interview—he decided to take over the host chair, CNN reports. President Obama performed "The Word," a segment during which Colbert typically comments on an issue while jokes appear on the side of the screen. "...

Ty Burrell Wins Night's First Emmy
 Breaking Bad
 Modern Family 
 Grab Top Emmys 
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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,...

Colbert Flips Off Amazon
 Colbert Flips 
 Off Amazon

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Colbert Quits Super PAC Game
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Colbert Quits Super PAC Game

But learns how to keep the money

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert spent a lot of time hawking his super PAC, but in the end, he admits it was all for naught. And after taking all that money from "anonymous, scary donors," Colbert feared repercussions, he said on last night's Colbert Report. After trying to blame his...

Colbert to Trump: I'll Give YOU $1M If...

' will let me dip my balls in your mouth'

(Newser) - Like everyone else, Stephen Colbert was excited for yesterday's much-hyped Donald Trump announcement. "This will be the biggest, classiest, most devastating election game changer in the human history of time, OK?" he predicted on the Colbert Report . And as far as he was concerned, the actual announcement —...

Colbert: No Way Am I Paying More for Papa John's

Bemoans ObamaCare's reported effect on pizza prices

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert is outraged by the news that ObamaCare could increase the cost of Papa John's pizza by a whopping 14 cents. "People will not pay another cent" for the pies, Colbert asserted last night , "because when you order a Papa John's pizza, it's only...

Colbert Extremely Disturbed About Sanitizer-Swilling Kids

'Our kids are getting sani-tipsy,' he warns

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert is very, very upset about the new trend of teens getting drunk on hand sanitizer —especially since it was based on one Los Angeles Times article involving a whopping six kids. “I want to send a very strong message to these LA teens,” Colbert said...

Colbert: Gun Fashion Means Fear Everyone

'Concealed-carry clothing' means you should be scared of anyone wearing clothes

(Newser) - Now that 37 states allow concealed-carry permits, many gun owners face a serious dilemma: How to carry their weapons without sacrificing their fashion sense? Fortunately, clothing makers have blessed us with " concealed-carry clothing ," which a very excited Stephen Colbert discussed last night . "Finally: The handgun meets the...

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