Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on 'Late Show'

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Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on 'Late Show'
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CBS has made a five-year deal with Colbert, which was announced Thursday by CBS Corp. Letterman announced his pending 2015 retirement on April 3.

"Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."

Comedy Central released this statement: "Comedy Central is proud that the incredibly talented Stephen Colbert has been part of our family for nearly two decades. We look forward to the next eight months of the ground-breaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best."

Without a Satirical Tone, A Seemingly Racist Tweet From the Colbert Report Sparks Twitter Outrage

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Without a Satirical Tone, A Seemingly Racist Tweet From the Colbert Report Sparks Twitter Outrage
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The tweet in question was intended to tie in to Wednesday night's episode of The Colbert Report in which they discussed the hypocrisy of the Washington Redskin's owner Dan Snyder, who responded to criticism by creating a foundation to help provide more opportunities for "Original Americans."

But without room to adequately reference that announcement in a satirical way per usual of the program, the words alone came across as simply racist. Thus an outburst of negative responses from the show's Twitter followers:







The Twitter account later Thursday night clarified:


Will Stephen Colbert Have A 'Hobbit' Cameo? of the Day

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Will Stephen Colbert Have A 'Hobbit' Cameo? of the Day
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According to Empire, Colbert recently visited the Hobbit set in New Zealand:

I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. [Peter] Jackson knows I'm a big fan of the films.

Asked if he would be making a cameo, Colbert replied coyly: "Could be."

Follow Up of the Day: The Colbert Report Returns

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Follow Up of the Day: The Colbert Report Returns
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Follow Up of the Day: After a short hiatus, The Colbert Report is set to resume production tomorrow according to a Comedy Central spokesperson.

The show aired reruns for the better part of last week after Wednesday's taping was cancelled at the last minute "

Colbert/Cain 2012 of the Day

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Colbert/Cain 2012 of the Day
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Colbert/Cain 2012 of the Day: Stephen Colbert announced today that he will be co-holding a rally in South Carolina's College of Charleston alongside former presidential candidate Herman Cain.

The Rock Me Like A Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally will be held this Friday, January 20th @ 1:00 PM in front of C of C's historic Randolph Hall.

"Herman is the only former candidate who truly shares my values," said Colbert