On his Comedy Central show The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert discusses the terrible evil of slavery resulting in an Oscar for Best Picture, and Matthew McConaughey‘s acceptance speech for his Dallas Buyers Club win, in which he talked about his personal hero – Matthew McConaughey. Watch …
Stephen Colbert Auctions Bill O’Reilly Microwave, Outpacing O’Reilly’s Auction Of Obama Interview Notes (Video)
While Bill O’Reilly is giving the world the chance to own a piece of history, auctioning off his notes for his pre-Super Bowl interview with President Obama, Stephen Colbert has decided to sell off the microwave he says he stole from O’Reilly’s green room in 2007.
“Back in 2007, I appeared on The Factor and Bill came on The Report — Historians can debate who came out on top, but only one of us came away with the other’s microwave oven,” The Colbert Report star told viewers last night. “I had to, folks, because the carousel…technically makes it a Spin Zone and that’s against the O’Reilly Constitution. This is the most historically important journalistic microwave since 1977′s Defrost Nixon.
“I was going to take Bill’s cue and open the bidding at $10,000, but after a little research on eBay microwaves I found out most six-year-old microwaves got for about 40 bucks. However, this one was used by Bill himself, so we will start the bidding at 43 dollars. Which is a bargain when you consider the keypad on this thing contains more words than Bill’s entire interview notes,” Colbert said. (Watch video below)
UPDATE: Stephen Colbert At Head Table For White House State Dinner; JJ Abrams, Bradley Cooper, Viacom’s Philippe Dauman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & CNN’s Jeff Zucker Also Attend
UPDATE: 7:01 PM: Michelle Obama could have turned to the guy seated next to her at the head table during tonight’s White House State Dinner and asked if he’s heard any good jokes lately. That would be none …
What do Kathy Griffin and Stephen Colbert have in common? They are now both Emmy and Grammy winners. Colbert, winner of four Emmys for his eponymous Comedy Central late-night program, added a second Grammy to his collection for the audio version of his book America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t. He previously won in 2010 in the comedy category where Griffin nabbed her first Grammy in her sixth nomination tonight to become only the third woman to do so. (Whoopi Goldberg and Lily Tomlin were the other two.) Griffin, who won two Emmys for her Bravo series My Life On The D-List, thanked recently arrested pop star Justin Bieber for giving her his “relax juice.”
The reigning Oscar winner for best song, Adele’s James Bond ballad “Skyfall,” and Tony winner for best musical, Kinky Boots, repeated at the Grammys as Best Song Written for Visual Media and Best Musical Theater Album (Skyfall also won for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.) After missing out on the DGA Award last night for directing the pilot of Netflix’s House Of Cards, David Fincher was triumphant in the Best Music Video category for helming Justin Timberlake’s black-and-white “Suit & Tie.” And Pharrell Williams, big winner tonight with the French electronic music duo Daft Punk, was named Producer of the Year for several songs, including ”Happy,” the Oscar-nominated track from Despicable Me 2.
Al Jazeera America has bailed on taking questions from TV critics at TV Press Tour for the second time. In fairness, the fledgling cable network did provide breakfast for the critics this morning at Winter TV Press Tour 2014, per its original arrangement with the group that organizes the cable-TV days of each tour. But no AJA execs or talent were around, to take questions from the critics. Al Jazeera America also had cancelled, at the 11th hour, on its scheduled Q&A session at Summer TV Press Tour 2013.
Fortunately, most of what were sure to be the critics’ more pressing questions this morning got recently asked of AJA’s primetime news anchor/former NBC News anchor John Segenthaler just days earlier, by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report:
Stephen Colbert, John Lithgow, and Katie Couric demonstrated how Today could have improved on the ratings performance of its on-air prostate exam with Steven Colbert’s November Sweeps Prostacular. “It’s no accident Today played this groundbreaking stunt during the November sweep, because Today show knows what brings in the great ratings is men in their 50′s being finger puppeted,” Colbert explained on last night’s The Colbert Report, adding, “I will not be sweeps-swept by the Today show.” Watch here:
Stephen Colbert Unveils Bot That Turns Positive Movie Reviews Into Praise For Fox News Channel: Video
Comedy Central‘s Jon Stewart-generated late-night shows keep firing buckshot at Fox News Channel for laughs and ratings. Last night, before interviewing Murdoch’s World author (and NPR media critic) David Folkenflick, The Colbert Report‘s Stephen Colbert mentioned that Folkenflick accuses Fox news of “public relations sculduggery” involving staffers assigned to rebut every negative blog post about the cable news network in the posts’ comments sections — one former staffer using 100 aliases to get the job done. Colbert then unveiled @RealHumanPraise, a bot created by one of his show’s staff writers, that “takes film reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and swaps out the names of movies for those of beloved Fox News shows and personalities.” It’s been operational for a week and has already posted more than 5,000 tweets.
A review of The Omen now reads: “All references to prophecy and the anti-Christ aside, Shepard Smith’s reporting achieves its horror the old-fashioned way #PraiseFOX.” Other tweets have included:“If Mike Huckabee doesn’t find you wishing you had a gun on you, this is one of his better efforts #PraiseFOX,” “The Kelly Files emphasizes the purpose of fairy tales in our lives and the way a fantasy can help us see reality more clearly #PraiseFOX,” and “While you’re watching it, Hannity lives up to its title #PraiseFOX”. Watch the clip here:
Stephen Colbert, who has had a Very Special Relationship with Breaking Bad — Colbert’s ice cream made a cameo appearance in the penultimate episode, after which Colbert described the government shutdown as a Washington version of Breaking Bad (sympathetic star is changed into an egotistical self-destructive maniac over many episodes. And, last night, he snagged BB creator Vince Gilligan’s first solo interview since the show shuttered Sunday night. Gilligan noted he’d partied until midnight before hopping on a cross-country flight to guest on The Colbert Report, adding “I’d fly 10,000 miles for you, Stephen.” Here’s the video (beware autoplay):
Stephen Colbert last night talked about his Comedy Central late-night show’s Primetime Emmy Award win for best variety series, snapping The Daily Show’s decade-long run in that derby. Meanwhile, Tina Fey wants to remind us about her wardrobe malfunction at the Emmy ceremony while promoting her upcoming hosting gig on the season debut of Saturday Night Live.
Donald Trump explains to David Letterman his $5 million charitable challenge for President Obama to release his college records and his passport application:
And after the jump, watch Stephen Colbert’s report on Trump’s “October surprise” offer, with Colbert’s $1 million counter-offer to Trump. Plus a clip of Barbara Walters on The View, telling her friend Trump “You’re making a fool of yourself.”
Stephen Colbert joined Good Morning America co-host George Stephanopoulos this morning to talk about his new book, America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t. He also weighed in on tomorrow’s presidential debate and the upcoming weekend debate between Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly, saying he thinks Jon Stewart …
A Comedy Central spokesman has confirmed that The Colbert Report will air originals again beginning Monday “as originally scheduled.” The show’s website includes the schedule for the upcoming week, including guests Nancy Pelosi and Placido Domingo. The faux-news show starring …
Stephen Colbert Says He Might Endorse GOP Candidates Who “Kiss My Ring The Way They Did Donald Trump’s”
Stephen Colbert was hysterical this morning on This Week. George Stephanopolous interviewed the comic who appeared in character to discuss his exploratory committee to become a GOP presidential candidate in South Carolina’s January 21 primary. Watch for the clip from the Super PAC ad saying what presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s experience …