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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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Why Did Stephen Colbert Host a Wedding?

Stephen Colbert Hosts Wedding Because of Government Shutdown

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.

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See Stephen Colbert 'Get Lucky' with Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston & More | Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Throws Dance Party with Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston & More

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.

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Watch Stephen Colbert's Emotional Tribute to His Mother

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Stephen Colbert Pays Emotional Tribute to His Mother

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."

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