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Stephen Colbert Hugs a Cat at Book Signing | Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Hugs a Cat at Book Signing

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.

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Stephen Colbert Returns to Show & Salutes a 'Lovely Lady'

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?

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Stephen Colbert Returning to TV After Hiatus | Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Colbert Returning to TV After Hiatus

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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Stephen Colbert Halts His Show for His Mom: Report | Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Halts His Show for His Mom: Report

Originally posted 02/17/2012 07:45AM

He is missed.

New episodes of Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central The Colbert Report were abruptly suspended this week, with the network saying only, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16."

The announcement immediately gave rise to speculation about the cause. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the schedule change was prompted by an unspecified family emergency, although production could resume as early as next week. No date was given.

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Stephen Colbert Enters South Carolina Primary | Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Enters South Carolina Primary

Originally posted 01/13/2012 03:25PM

With some 2012 presidential aspirants considering dropping out after the New Hampshire and Iowa caucuses, one hopeful is just now throwing his hat into the ring.

Stephen Colbert announced his bid for "candidacy for the president of the United States of South Carolina" on Thursday's The Colbert Report, the satirical Comedy Central news show on which he poses as a conservative political pundit.

Colbert, 47, is polling at 5 percent in his home state, ahead of longstanding candidate Jon Huntsman.

The TV host's previous attempt to get on the ballot in South Carolina, for the 2008 election, was blocked by Democratic Party officials.

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Stephen Colbert Asks, Have You Seen Our Cat? | Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert Asks, Have You Seen Our Cat?

Originally posted 06/24/2011 01:30PM

When it comes to Stephen Colbert's biases, there's no doubt the man's a cat lover.

The host of The Colbert Report has been spotted reading Cat Fancy, has launched the career of psychic cat correspondent Christiane Aman-purr, and now, the leader of Colbert Nation has launched a national campaign asking, "Have you seen our cat?"

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Stephen Colbert & Jimmy Fallon Sing Rebecca Black's 'Friday'

Originally posted 04/02/2011 04:15PM



Just how excited is Rebecca Black? She's probably partying now that her viral hit "Friday" just got some all-star attention.

Sure, today is Saturday, but Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon got the weekend started just right on Friday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – performing a spirited cover of Black's tune, which caused a sensation when it premiered online in March.

With the Roots backing them, the guys pulled out all the stops, skipping around the stage and even getting the AutoTune treatment for the song's much quoted (and maligned) refrain: "Yesterday was Thursday/Today is Friday/We so excited/We gonna have a ball today."

In a final flourish, former American Idol winner Taylor Hicks slides on stage and helps the guys bring the song to a rousing conclusion.

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Stephen Colbert and will.i.am Win Webby Awards | Stephen Colbert, Will I Am

Stephen Colbert and will.i.am Win Webby Awards

Originally posted 05/06/2008 09:00AM

Here's a newsflash with "truthiness" written all over it.

Stephen Colbert and will.i.am earned top honors at this year's Webby Awards, the group announced Tuesday.

The awards – now in their 12th year and widely considered to be the "Oscars of the Web" – recognize excellence in Web sites, online film and video, interactive advertising and mobile Web sites.

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Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Head Back to Work | Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Head Back to Work

Originally posted 12/21/2007 10:00AM

Note to politicians: Prepare to be mocked.

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Stephen Colbert 'Shocked' by Blocked Presidential Bid | Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Colbert 'Shocked' by Blocked Presidential Bid

Originally posted 11/05/2007 01:15PM

After his bid to be included on the presidential primary ballot in his native South Carolina was blocked last week, a "shocked and saddened” Stephen Colbert has vowed to fight on – after he stops crying.

"I want say to my supporters, this is not over," Colbert proclaimed in a statement released Monday. "While I may accept the decision of the Council, the fight goes on! The dream endures! ... And I am going off the air until I can talk about this without weeping."

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