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Originally posted 02/18/2014 09:55AM
It seems not everyone predicted Jimmy Fallon's ascendency to The Tonight Show.
During his first show Monday, Fallon said, "To my buddy who said I'd never be the host of The Tonight Show – and you know who you are – you owe me a hundred bucks, buddy."
That prompted a seemingly never-ending string of stars to come out and begrudgingly pay Fallon his $100.
Originally posted 10/04/2013 06:00PM
Emmy-winning TV pundit Stephen Colbert won't let the government shutdown get in the way of love.
Colbert stepped in Thursday to host a wedding for real-life couple Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le, whose own planned nuptials at the Jefferson Memorial turned out to be a casualty of the Congressional rift in Washington, which has shut down the federal government and shuttered all U.S. National Park Service facilities around the nation, as shown on The Colbert Report website.
It was not your typical solemn nuptials. Smokey Bear stepped in as best man – his previously schedule duties curtailed as national forests were closed. The bride walked down the aisle not with a bouquet but carrying one of Colbert's Emmy statuettes.
Originally posted 08/07/2013 02:15PM
Look out, Ellen DeGeneres – there's a new comedian-turned-dancer in Hollywood, and he's got all of the right moves.
On Tuesday's episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert hosted a dance party to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" that features surprise appearances by, among others, Matt Damon, Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, the Rockettes, Charlie Rose, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon, Nick Cannon and the entire studio audience and crew of America's Got Talent.
Apparently, Colbert came up with the idea after Daft Punk canceled an appearance on The Colbert Report due to a scheduling conflict with MTV, reports EW.com.
That's okay – this worked out just fine, as the video below hilariously bears out.
Originally posted 06/20/2013 09:00AM
A week after she died at 92, Stephen Colbert was back on the set of his Comedy Central show, Colbert Report, paying tribute to his mother, Lorna Tuck Colbert.
"If you watch this show and you also like me, that's because of my mom," said an emotional Colbert, who barely held back tears as he remembered how she raised 11 children.
"She made a very loving home for us," he continued. "No fight between siblings could end without hugs and kisses, though hugs never needed a reason in her house. Singing and dancing were encouraged, except at the dinner table. She had trained as an actress when she was younger and she would teach us how to do stage falls by pretending to faint on the kitchen floor."
Originally posted 06/14/2013 06:30PM
Lorna Elizabeth Tuck Colbert, the mother of 11 children – including Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert – died on Wednesday. She was 92.
With an extended family of 82, the mother of The Colbert Report star was an accomplished artist, church leader, businesswoman and supporter of the arts, according to her obituary in South Carolina's Post and Courier.
Her husband and three of her children previously passed away – three of the four deceased family members died in a plane crash in 1974 – and she is survived by her remaining eight kids, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Originally posted 05/27/2013 01:15PM
It's that time of year again – graduation!
As college graduates move on the next stage of their lives, they're sent into the real world with an overabundance of advice.
But luckily, some of it comes from some very famous faces in the shape of commencement speeches.
Before applying to jobs or landing your dream apartment, listen to what Amy Poehler, Melinda Gates, Stephen Colbert, First Lady Michelle Obama and more have to say:
Originally posted 11/05/2012 02:15PM
What turns Julie Bowen on? Perhaps not surprisingly, it's a guy who can make her laugh.
Asked at a charity event on Saturday whom she would pick as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive this year, the two-time Emmy-winning Modern Family actress didn't hesitate.
"Stephen Colbert!" she replied. "Other than my husband, it's Stephen Colbert. My hall pass. He's just so funny."
PEOPLE's choice for the title will be revealed Nov. 14. Be one of the first to find out.
Originally posted 10/04/2012 09:00AM
Fans of Stephen Colbert lined up to catch a glimpse of the satirical TV host on Tuesday, some waiting more than five hours at New York City's Union Square-area Barnes & Noble bookstore to get a seat at the event.
One fan brought out the claws, and then the fur started flying – literally – because that fan was a cat.
After taking questions from the audience and reading from his new book, America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't, Colbert, a known lover of the feline kind, picked up an audience member's cat and gave it a hug.
The fully-grown, leash-wearing cat appeared to be comfortable in Colbert's arms. What can we say? The man knows how to handle a kitty.
Originally posted 02/21/2012 08:35AM
Stephen Colbert took a break from picking on politicians Monday night to address the reason behind his unexplained hiatus from his Comedy Central show last week.
Without delving into specifics, The Colbert Report star hinted that he halted production last Wednesday and Thursday because of his 91-year-old mother's health, as had been speculated.
"Evidently, having 11 children makes you tough as nails," Colbert, 47, and the youngest of the brood, said, seemingly implying his mother, Lorna, is on the mend. "Confidential to a lovely lady."
The comedian, who's earned a loyal following with his satirical take on conservative newsmakers, then touched his nose – perhaps a shout-out to his mother tuning in from home?
Originally posted 02/20/2012 09:20AM
Conservative politicians heed warning: He's back.
After new episodes of Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report were abruptly suspended last week, reportedly because of a his 91-year-old mother's health, the Comedy Central late-night show is returning to TV this week, starting Monday, with a guest line-up that includes Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the House of Representatives.
"My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers," Colbert, 47, who's earned a loyal fan following with his satirical take on conservative politics and newsmakers, Tweeted. "We are grateful and touched by your concern."
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