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The 5 Best White House Correspondents' Dinner Hosts

UpdatePosted 05/03/2014 12:00PM

The 5 Best White House Correspondents' Dinner Hosts

Originally posted 05/01/2014 01:15PM

The White House Correspondents' Association Dinner has come a long way since its inception in 1920. (For example, did you know that until 1962, it was only open to men, even though the WHCA's contained women? That year – at the urging of Helen Thomas – JFK refused to attend until the ban on women was lifted.)

In its early years, the dinner featured a mix of singers, dancers and comedians as performers; not until 1983 when Mark Russell headlined did the practice of having a comedian host the event become the norm.

Since then, the Dinner has become a springboard for politically inclined comics to showcase their best material. Here are our five faves. Good luck to this year's host Joel McHale: He's got some big shoes to fill.

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Stephen Colbert Once Turned Down an Internship with David Letterman's Show (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/23/2014 07:10AM

Here's a lesson for all of you struggling kids out there: Internships don't always lead to great gigs.

Case in point: Stephen Colbert, David Letterman's Late Night successor, revealed Tuesday night he once turned down an internship with the Late Show because it didn't pay.

He's done pretty well since then, however.

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Miss America Asks School Not to Punish Boy Who Asked Her to Prom

Miss America Asks School Not to Punish Boy Who Asked Her to Prom

Originally posted 04/21/2014 08:40AM

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

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Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too! | Stephen Colbert

Watch Out, Jimmy Fallon: Stephen Colbert Can Sing (and Dance), Too!

Originally posted 04/13/2014 08:30AM

Jimmy Fallon joked on Twitter that Stephen Colbert will need to change his first name to Jimmy when he joins the ranks of late-night talk show hosts next year, but he might not be smiling once the Colbert Report star settles into David Letterman's chair.

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Stephen Colbert, Late Show Regular: Watch 5 Memorable Visits with Dave | Late Show With David Letterman, David Letterman, Stephen Colbert

UpdatePosted 04/12/2014 12:00PM

WATCH: 5 Times Stephen Colbert Sat Down with David Letterman, and Proved He Had the Skills for the Late Show

Originally posted 04/10/2014 04:00PM

It's official: CBS has named Stephen Colbert the new host of the Late Show.

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Stephen Colbert Hilariously Riffs on Replacing David Letterman

Originally posted 04/11/2014 01:15PM

[YOUTUBE "VX5y2oo3ydo"] Stephen Colbert is so happy about landing the job as host of the Late Show on CBS, all he can do is get laughs about it.

Speaking to the audience on The Colbert Report, which Comedy Central executives say will end its run in eight months, Colbert, 49, paid homage to his Late Show predecessor.

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Stephen Colbert Replacing David Letterman

Stephen Colbert Replacing David Letterman

Originally posted 04/10/2014 12:35PM

Get ready for the late show with … Stephen Colbert.

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Who Should Replace David Letterman? Tell Us Your Picks

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Who Should Replace David Letterman?

Originally posted 04/04/2014 11:20AM

Sure, he's irreplaceable. But someone will have to step into the 11:35 p.m. time slot on CBS when David Letterman retires next year after a record 33-year run in late night.

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Stephen Colbert Destroys His Show's Social Media Account After Controversy | Stephen Colbert

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UpdatePosted 04/01/2014 02:45PM

Stephen Colbert Destroys His Show's Twitter Account After Controversy

Originally posted 04/01/2014 01:00PM

Forget simply pressing delete. Embattled late night host Stephen Colbert went to much more dramatic measures to blow up the Twitter account that sparked last week's #CancelColbert social media movement.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on The Colbert Report Monday night and channeled Wile E. Coyote as he helped destroy the @ColbertReport Twitter handle for the Comedy Central host.

Colbert's virtual nightmare began Thursday when a Tweet originating from @ColbertReport – a promotional account for the show – angered many in the Asian-American community and prompted the hashtag that trended on Twitter late last week into the weekend.

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Stars Pay Jimmy Fallon After Losing 'Bet' That He'd Never Host Tonight Show

Stars Pay Jimmy Fallon After Losing 'Bet' That He'd Never Host Tonight Show

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.

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