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Jennifer Garner babysat for Stephen Colbert

April 11th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner used to babysit for Stephen Colbert.
The 41-year-old actress celebrated the news that comedian Stephen will take over 'The Late Show' when David Letterman retires next year by sharing an anecdote about the star.
She revealed: "I used to baby sit for Stephen Colbert.
"Stephen and I we were guest stars in 'Spin City' at the same time forever ago and I had maybe six lines but he had four. So we had all of this time to hang out together because it's not like they said, 'Oh, we're done with these two fools, let's let them go for the day' ... they just forgot about us.
"So we were...

Shining Stars And Falling Stars: Stephen Colbert And Katherine Heigl

April 11th, 2014 8:05am EDT
Shining Stars And Falling Stars: Stephen Colbert And Katherine H
Shining Star - Stephen Colbert: Stephen is the hilarious, adorable host of "The Colbert Report" on Comedy Central. Not only is he a funny guy, but he will be our new host of the "Late Show" following the departure of David Letterman.

Just recently, Letterman announced his leave from the late night show in 2015 and there is no better choice than Colbert himself. The only questions remain are: Will he end up leaving his show personality behind? And will he finally win an Emmy to accompany his Peabody awards?

Falling Star - Katherine Heigl: Katherine Heigl hasn't really accumulated ...

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

April 10th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
David Letterman
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on the 'Late Show'.
The 49-year-old host, who currently fronts 'The Colbert Report', will be taking over from the 66-year-old star on the CBS show when he retires next year.
Stephen said in a statement: "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career. 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."
Stephen hosts his Comedy Central show, whi...

Stephen Colbert Hired To Replace David Letterman On 'Late Show'

April 10th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Stephen Colbert Hired To Replace David Letterman On 'Late Show'
It only took a week for CBS to find the right person to replace David Letterman.

Just as rumors suggested, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's Colbert Report will take over for Letterman some time in 2015 when the venerable talk show host's contract ends.

CBS made the official announcement today. CEO Les Moonves said in a statement, "Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television. David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he establis...

Rumor Patrol: James Franco's Viral Stunt, David Letterman's Replacement, More

April 5th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
James Franco
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

James Franco's Viral Stunt: As you have probably heard by now, Franco is embroiled in a scandal after he allegedly sent texts to a teenage girl who was visiting New York with her parents. However, many believe the whole story is a stunt to draw attention to his independent project Palo Alto, which follows a man in an relationship with a younger girl.

Verdict: False. Unfortunately for Franco, we really ...

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert Movement

March 28th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert has defended himself after users on Twitter responded to a message posted by his show's account.

The @ColbertReport account wrote on Thursday, "I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever." The post was later deleted.

The quote comes from a segment on The Coblert Report making fun of NFL team Washington Redskins and their owner Dan Snyder for creating the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation following criticism of his team's name.

#CancelColbert became a trending has...

Jimmy Fallon Has Bucket Of Pennies Dumped On His Desk By Stephen Colbert During 'Tonight Show' Debut

February 18th, 2014 6:01pm EST
Jimmy Fallon Has Bucket Of Pennies Dumped On His Desk By Stephen
Jimmy Fallon kicked off his era as host of "The Tonight Show" by revealing a "friend" made a bet with him that he'd never land the job of hosting the show.

Fallon settled in behind his new desk after his opening monologue and thanked fans for their years of support before calling for that "friend" to make good on their bet.

"To my buddy who said that I'd never be the host of The Tonight Show - you know who you are," Fallon then said to the camera. "You owe me $100 buddy!"

Following his call-out, actor Robert De Niro emerged from backstage with a hundred-dollar bill in hand and begrudging...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2014

January 2nd, 2014 11:00am EST
Sandra Bullock
Welcome to day two of 2014! Looking back in time 50 years ago, the year was 1964. Major events of that year included President Johnson being re-elected by a landslide over Barry Goldwater. The investigation of John F. Kennedy's assassination by the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of the President. In the civil rights movement, three workers were murdered in Mississippi during the "Freedom Summer," and Anchorage, Alaska was hit by a massive earthquake.

In pop culture, Beatlemania had officially hit North America and on February 9 of that year, s...

Stephen Colbert Lands Cameo In 'The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug'

December 31st, 2013 9:57am EST
Stephen Colbert
Self-professed J.R.R. Tolkien super fan Stephen Colbert landed a brief but glorious cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug.

The cable news pundit was long rumored to have snagged a small role in the second installment of The Hobbit trilogy, based on the writer's popular fantasy novels, and eagle-eyed filmgoers have spotted the late-night talk show host's fantasy-turned-reality , as a lurking hooded spy.

Colbert, who director Peter Jackson dubbed the biggest Tolkien geek he had ever met, has made his adoration for the writer and his book series no secret.

Last year, the renowned ...

Daft Punk Had No Plans To Talk Or Perform On 'Colbert Report'

August 13th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Daft Punk
A week after Stephen Colbert revealed on his show The Colbert Report that French electronic duo Daft Punk canceled their appearance at the last minute, more details of their planned appearance have come out.

Colbert had planned on having the secretive pair sit and silently nod their heads for seven minutes while the host attempted to interview them. He would then perform a six-minute montage of himself dancing to their single Get Lucky with Hollywood stars Hugh Laurie, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart  among others. The footage would be used later by C...

Daft Punk Cancels On Stephen Colbert, Who Reveals Their Secret Appearance At VMAs

August 7th, 2013 12:07pm EDT
Stephen Colbert
It's safe to say Stephen Colbert called in all his favors with his famous friends last night after Daft Punk canceled on his show The Colbert Report.

Colbert was open about the sudden change in programming, ripping into MTV and parent company Viacom (who also owns Comedy Central, which his show airs on). The French techno dup was set to be the star of his yearly summer music showcase StePhest Colbchella, but was told last-minute they wouldn't be showing up - because they have an appearance on MTV in a month.

Confused yet? Stephen was, until he learned that MTV made Daft Punk sign a contra...

Paul McCartney given an hour on 'The Colbert Report'

June 6th, 2013 3:31pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney is taking over comedian Stephen Colbert's TV show next week for an hour-long interview and performance special.

The 30-minute The Colbert Report will be extended for the visit on June 12th.

It's only the second time a musical guest has taken over the show for an hour - Radiohead were the first act to get the special treatment when they appeared in 2011.

Poking fun at his upcoming special, Colbert says, "I think this McCartney kid's got something special and I'm gonna put him on the map!"

McCartney last appeared on The Colbert Report in 2009, when he was interviewed by the...

Jon Stewart And Stephen Colbert Open Shows By Honoring Boston

April 17th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report offered brief but powerful messages last night to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon Monday.

"Once again having to start under just horrific events," Jon Stewart said in his opening to The Daily Show, in reference to his shows following 9/11 and the school shootings in Newtown, "Here in this country I really hate the fact that I can cross-reference my thoughts to other events that occurred over the years of a similar ilk.

"So I'm not going to, I'm just going to say this to Boston: Thank you for showing once again, in the face of gro...

Weekly Celebrity Twitter Roundup: Coachella, Stoned Dogs & Boy Problems All In The Same Place

April 13th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Rupert Grint
Welcome to Starpulse's Weekly Celebrity Twitter roundup, once again serving you the best from the celebrity Twitterverse.

 To start, here's the very cool 'Lego House' music video by Ed Sheeran, starring your favorite smiley ginger, Rupert Grint, put side by side with a fan made Lego Stop-Motion video.

 Well here it is. The Lego stop motion version of the Lego House video ! -

— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) April 11, 2013

I heard Lindsay Lohan cried on "Late Show" with David Letterman. Why? Did he tell her there was no vodka in the green room????

— Lisa Lampanel...

Stephen Colbert To Run 'Hobbit-Themed' Week Of Shows

November 30th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert has always been very vocal about his love for the upcoming The Hobbit movie series, and now he is using his fame and influence to bring the stories to the world.

"Comedy Central's The Colbert Report will present four nights of Hobbit-themed programming , pegged to the Dec. 14 release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," said Entertainment Weekly. "Guests will include stars Ian McKellen , Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis , along with director Peter Jackson ."

Colbert spent time on the set of The Hobbit, and there is a rumor he will be making a cameo in one of the films. In...

Time's Person Of The Year Candidates: PSY, Stephen Colbert, Pussy Riot & More

November 28th, 2012 9:50am EST
Time magazine editors have released the shortlist for its 2012 Person of the Year, and South Korean pop sensation PSY, rap superstar Jay-Z and Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot are among the candidates.

There are 38 contenders, including "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart.

Also nominated are President Barack Obama and his former White House rival, Republican Mitt Romney, as well as dissident Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban extremists who disag...

Tom Hanks Drops By 'The Colbert Report' With Some Familiar Halloween Costume Ideas

October 26th, 2012 11:07am EDT
Tom Hanks
When Stephen Colbert needed some help for his "Stephen Ghoulbert’s Spooky Time Halloween Fun Guide" on The Colbert Report, he turned to Tom Hanks for some helpful tips on inexpensive costumes.

Hanks claimed he wasn't on the show to promote his new film, Cloud Atlas: "I'm here for the kids, with some great inexpensive costumes that will make for a great 'spooktacular' Halloween."

Despite that, the costumes he was presented sure looked familiar to Colbert. A cowboy was up first who said "There's a snake in my boot!" After Colbert claimed that was a line from Toy Story, Hanks said "Is it? Th...

Stephen Colbert Hints At 'The Hobbit' Cameo

October 23rd, 2012 9:29am EDT
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert has never been shy about being a fan of The Hobbit, and it looks like he may have a part in the new Peter Jackson films. He did an interview with Playboy magazine for the November issue and hinted at an appearance.

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

He was then asked by the interviewer if he might actually be in the films, and he replied with "Could be."

The Hollywood Reporter is saying it has confirmed that Colbert is ...

'Militant' Vegetarian Morrissey Gets Grilled On 'The Colbert Report'

October 10th, 2012 2:37pm EDT
Television host Stephen Colbert agreed to turn his TV studio and green room into a meat-free zone on Tuesday after landing a rare chat with vegetarian Morrissey.

The British rocker insists all venues he visits on tour are veggie-friendly and Colbert chose to honor the Meat is Murder star's stance when he agreed to be a guest on his nightly show.

However, the comedian still teased Morrissey about his "militant" vegetarianism, joking, "If I'm a little woozy right now it's because I haven't had my bacon."

Explaining his serious anti-meat stance, the former The Smiths frontman said, "Anim...

Stephen Colbert Opens Up About Heartbreaking Family Plane Crash

October 3rd, 2012 11:26am EDT
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert has opened up about the death of his dad and brothers in a plane crash, admitting it took him almost a decade to come to terms with the tragedy.

The comedian was just 10 years old when his father James and older siblings Paul, 18, and Peter, 15, were killed in 1974 after their jet attempted to land in North Carolina.

In a candid interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey, he reveals the loss became a part of his identity, and he didn't even begin to grieve until he was 18 years old and left home for college.

He says, "For years, I sort of thought that that was my secre...

Wikipedia Thwarts Stephen Colbert's Attempt To Select Mitt Romney's Running Mate

August 9th, 2012 8:48am EDT
Stephen Colbert
Wikipedia is the encyclopedia of the new generation. But when you mix wikipedia, a presidential nominee and Stephen Colbert, hilarity can ensue.

It is the age of Wikipedia, and for comedians, this election will be one to remember. Until someone else changes it with the click of a mouse. Tuesday night on the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert suggested that his audience choose Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential candidate.

Fox News said that because Sarah Palin’s Wikipedia page was edited 68 times the day before John McCain announced her as his running mate in 2008, we may be able to guess Romney...

'Truthiness' Prevails: Stephen Colbert Gets His Own Language, Colbertian

July 13th, 2012 8:23am EDT
Stephen Colbert
The Colbert Report host commonly makes up words, but some researchers have turned his technique into a whole language. Stephen Colbert has been known to make up a word or two. Often this is to make fun of someone, but it seems that more than most, his words actually make it into the English language.

Colbert coined the term “truthiness” during his debut episode of The Colbert Report in 2005, and according to, the word has been defined as “The quality of seeming to be true according to one's intuition, opinion or perception without regard to logic, factual evidence, or the li...

Stephen Colbert Enters The WABAC Machine

June 12th, 2012 11:21am EDT
Stephen Colbert
Considering how much time Stephen Colbert spends trying to protect democracy from the sinister forces of democracy, you wouldn't think he'd have time to do much else.

Luckily, the self-proclaimed defender of liberty is also good at multi-tasking, which is how The Hollywood Reporter is able to report today that the star of "The Colbert Report" has just signed on to provide one of the voices in the upcoming animated feature "Mr. Peabody & Sherman."

The WABAC Machine, in the hands of Colbert? America really is in trouble good hands now.

A quick refresher on "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" for those...

Adele, Kate Middleton & Rihanna Among Those On Time's '100 Most Influential People In The World' List

April 18th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
2012 Time 100
Time magazine just released its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People who "inspire us, entertain us, challenge us and change our world."

British soul singer Adele made it onto the prestigious Time 100 list. U.K. royal Kate Middleton, a.k.a. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is also a new name in the lineup following her wedding to Prince William last year. Her sister Pippa Middleton, who was recently embroiled in a gun/paparazzi controversy, surprisingly made the cut.

Bajan popstar Rihanna, movie executive Harvey Weinstein and President Barack Obama are also included on the 2012 l...

Invisible Children's Short Film 'KONY 2012' Gets Celeb Backing & Raises Awareness Of Ugandan War Criminal Joseph Kony's Atrocities (Watch The Film Here)

March 8th, 2012 11:47am EST
Joseph Kony
Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Bono and Rihanna are just a handful of the big names that are helping raise awareness of a new campaign by Invisible Children.

A new 29-minute video that hit the web on Monday called KONY 2012 is bringing attention to Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which is based in central Africa. Kony and his terrorist group got their start in northern Uganda and have since left the region but are still active in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

Kony is a monster and needs to be stopped. Th...

Stephen Colbert Takes On Rumors In Return From Sudden Hiatus (Video)

February 21st, 2012 11:07am EST
Stephen Colbert Colbert Report
Last week, many TV viewers were confused when they tuned to Comedy Central to watch a new episode of the Colbert Report - only to be shown a repeat. It's the first time since 2005 that Stephen Colbert has taken an unannounced leave of absence. Last night, in his return, he responded to rumors of why he was off the air.

"Some people said that my show was canceled by the Federal Communications Commission at the request of the Federal Election Commission because I was about to announce my presidential candidacy," Colbert mused. "Not gonna happen."

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'The Colbert Report' To Return Monday After Sudden Hiatus

February 20th, 2012 8:45am EST
Stephen Colbert | Photo Credits: Comedy Central
The Colbert Report will resume Monday after production was unexpectedly shut down due to "unforeseen circumstances" on Wednesday and Thursday.

The show's official website has been updated with a full week of guests, beginning Monday with...

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Where In The World Is Stephen Colbert?

February 17th, 2012 8:27am EST
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert was mysteriously missing from the taping of The Colbert Report on Feb. 15. Find out the reason behind the sudden cancellation.

Fans with tickets to the Feb. 15 taping of The Colbert Report were disappointed when they were turned away at the doors. The host, Stephen Colbert, was supposed to resume live shows on Wednesday after a week of vacation, but those plans were canceled.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Thursday, Feb. 16," Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani wrote in emailed statement.

So, what gives? Som...

Stephen Colbert Hands Over PAC To Jon Stewart, Forms Presidential Exploratory Commitee

January 13th, 2012 11:00am EST
Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report
After teasing a big announcement Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert used his time on the Colbert Report to close a loophole that would have kept him from running for President.

Current rules dictate that a candidate cannot also be the head of a Political Action Committee, nor can he or she tell the committee how to spend its money. Thanks to Citizens United, PACs can take infinite amounts of donations from corporations because they are now considered "people "in the eyes of American law, so having a PAC supporting you means big cash as a candidate.

So, Colbert simply tra...

Stephen Colbert Has Higher Support Than John Huntsman In South Carolina, Teases Presidential Run

January 12th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert could be running for the GOP presidential nomination in South Carolina - and he actually has a shot to do better than some of the "real" contenders.

Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen announced that he was polling 5% in his home state according to a Public Policy Polling survey - above candidate John Huntsman's 4%.

To celebrate, Colbert is promising a "big announcement" on his show tonight, an obvious tease to a possible candidacy. This was after the audience cheered when he asked them "Should I run for President in South Carolina?"

Colbert prev...

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