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After Hurricane Irene Most People Would Want Ellen DeGeneres To Entertain Them If They Ever Lost Power Again

9/8/2011 7:20pm EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Millions of Americans along the east coast of the U.S. were affected last week as Hurricane Irene tore through their towns and cities, wreaking havoc with high winds & flooding and ultimately cutting off power to nearly six million people for several days.

While many were set apart from the outside world with no telephones, cell phones or internet service, people had to find a way to pass the time without their everyday amenities. And if it happened again most say they'd want daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres to be there with them.

Ellen was tops in a recent poll by GE Generator Syst...

10 Cartoon Movies That Should Be Made!

7/30/2011 11:00am EDT
Christina Hendricks Jane Jetson?
Following in the footsteps of fellow Saturday morning stalwarts Scooby Doo, Speed Racer, Yogi Bear, Inspector Gadget and many more, the Smurfs at long last make their big screen debut (only a decade or two after most would really care), begging the question: What other classic cartoons could possibly be left for a live action / CGI movie adaptation? Well, lots, actually, but we’re only listing the top ten (along with some cast and director suggestions).

A live version of Hanna-Barbera’s modern space-age family has been bandied about for years, but as with so many cartoon and ...

FEC Approves Stephen Colbert's Super PAC

6/30/2011 2:00pm EDT
Stephen Colbert
The Federal Election Commission has approved comedian Stephen Colbert's application to set up a Super PAC, according to USA Today.

The host of The Colbert Report vyed to start the Political Action Committee to put a spotlight on new campaign finance laws. Due to a "media exemption," Colbert can now talk about his own committee on his show, as well as accept large donations from corporations and the wealthy to spend on his own agendas.

The idea began due to various FOX News correspondents, including Karl Rove and Sarah Palin, mentioning PACs they were working with while appearing on news p...

James Franco Wants A Job At 'The Colbert Report'

4/7/2011 8:39am EDT
James Franco
James Franco has asked funnyman Stephen Colbert for a job on his hit late night comedy show.

The star, who most recently announced plans to become a professor at New York University in 2012, has set his sights on a new gig - working for "The Colbert Report."

Franco, who is a big fan of the program, offered up his talents and nominated himself for an art consultant position during an appearance on the show on Tuesday.

He says, "You rule. I want to work with you."

The funnyman liked the idea and pronounced him hired.

Representatives for Comedy Central, which produces "The Colbert Report,...

Stephen Colbert To Once Again Attempt Trek Around Bermuda Triangle

4/6/2011 8:47am EDT
Stephen Colbert
Funnyman and TV presenter Stephen Colbert is set to return to the savage seas off the coast of Bermuda for another shot at the 777-mile Charleston Race.

The comic was a member of a sailing crew in 2005's trek around the infamous Bermuda Triangle, and he admits it was a life-altering experience.

And now he's hitting the high seas again in May.

He tells Outside magazine, "Though I grew up in a sailing community...I am not a sailor. I wasn't allowed to sail because I'm not waterproof. I have no eardrum in my right ear. As a child, I imagined that if the boat capsized, my skull would fill wi...

James Franco, Drake & Other Celebs Named GQ 'Men of the Year'

11/17/2010 6:00pm EST
James Franco
GQ’s Men of the Year issue hits newsstands nationwide on Nov. 23, but we got a sneak peek of the celebrated stars, including Drake (Breakout of the Year), Jeff Bridges (Icon of the Year), Stephen Colbert (Patriot of the Year), James Franco (Leading Man of the Year), and Scarlett Johansson (Babe of the Year).

James has been making waves for his recent film "127 Hours." Filmmaker Danny Boyle adapted the true-life story of Aron Ralston, detailing the hiker's harrowing quest for survival after losing an arm to a fallen rock and the grueling five-day ordeal that finally ended with his rescue.


Partial Event Schedule For 'Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear'

10/29/2010 11:53am EDT
Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear
Comedy Central hasn't released any details yet on this weekend's event in Washington D.C. "The Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear," but a permit was issued by the National Park Service and made available to the public. In an article by the Christian Science Monitor, they have put together a partial schedule of events from the permit but there are still lots of unknown guests.

Questions have risen that Jon Stewart may "jump the shark" sort of speak, by crossing the line of comedic political commentator to actually participating. Stewart and Colbert are way too smart to fall into th...

Jon Stewart Claims Top Spot On AskMen's Most Influential List, Tiger Woods & Robert Pattinson Don't Make Cut

10/26/2010 10:28am EDT
Jon Stewart
AskMen today announced the results of their annual reader survey: the Top 49 Most Influential Men of 2010, with Jon Stewart from The Daily Show claiming the No. 1 position after over half a million votes were cast. Now in its fifth year, the Top 49 Most Influential Men challenges AskMen's 16 million monthly readers to determine which male figures have made the biggest impact, and ultimately, shaped what it means to be a modern man in 2010.

The 2010 list of influencers honors men who have broken convention across the worlds of business, politics, technology, media, entertainment and lifest...

Stephen Colbert Testifies At Capitol Hill Hearing (Video)

9/24/2010 1:15pm EDT
Stephen Colbert
Stephen Colbert was called to testify at a Capital Hill hearing on migrant farm workers today for a congressional legislation session. Colbert had taken part in a project entitled Take Our Jobs, a United Farm Workers (UFW) initiative that offered agricultural jobs to Americans. The UFW has reported that millions have visited their website for the program, but only 16 people have taken jobs in the industry. The program was created to display how Americans do not want the jobs migrant workers are performing.

Stephen Colbert worked one day under the program for his television show, The Colber...

2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

2/1/2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...

Who Will Rule Late Night?

4/29/2009 10:24am EDT
The Colbert Report
Late night will soon be up for grabs. With Jay Leno leaving the Tonight Show and moving into primetime, late night talk show hosts are going to be battling it out to have the number one show in late night. From Jimmy Kimmel to Jimmy Fallon, there will be competition amongst late night talk show hosts to attain viewers, create stronger monologues, and land A-list celebrities. But out of all of these talk show hosts, who will rule late night?

Conan O'Brien

If you didn't know already, beginning in June Conan O'Brien will be the new Tonight Show host following in the footsteps of J...

A Conversation With Aasif Mandvi From 'The Daily Show'

4/14/2009 10:22am EDT
Aasif Mandvi
It's one thing to be hired, right there, on the spot for a job. A strange combination of joy for getting the position and fear because, well, they want you to start right now. Now, imagine the same scenario but it involved going on television in front of a live studio audience and millions of people at home. This is what happened to current Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi the day he auditioned for his job. Aasif discusses in depth his experience on The Daily Show and why he is such a supporter of Kal Penn's recent career change.

Mike: You were born in Bombay, now Mumbai, right?


Jimmy Fallon Begins 'Late Night'

3/2/2009 10:27am EST
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon begins his duties as new host of NBC's Late Night at 12:35 AM this week. You may already have a taste for his style if you've seen any of his internet experiments. If you're participating, you may even hear your jokes in his monologue.

"I Twitter and I'm currently on Facebook," Fallon said. "I'm experimenting now how it could be interactive with our show. For instance, I went to CES [The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas] but across the street was the Adult Entertainment Expo. So I Twittered, 'Give me any double entendre jokes right now.' And I got 150 in three second...

Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

1/6/2009 1:40pm EST
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most rousing and humorous remarks were made on the latest stories on New Year’s resolutions, Rip Torn’s latest run in with the law and Woody Harrelson’s wedding.

Topic Highlights = There were some gracious and pleasant comments made about actresses Jessica Simpson and Dihann Carroll as well as retired football star Michael Strahan. However, there was no love or fondness for Lindsay Lohan, Sarah Jessica Par...

Kick Off The New Year With A Laugh From These Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert Clips

1/1/2009 4:00pm EST
Jon Stewart
With 2009 finally here, Comedy Central has put together some great videos from everyone’s favorite ‘fake’ news anchors. Below you’ll find a Hanukkah mash-up from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the entire WristStrong saga from Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert light up the Jewish holiday over the years with their own special tributes.

"The Daily Show" Hanukkah Mash-Up:

Relive the entire WristStrong saga from fracture to phenomenon.

Stephen Colbert’s WristStrong Saga:

About “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”: ...

The Best Of A Bad Year: 2008

12/30/2008 10:50am EST
The Wrestler
(Truth Justice and Gordon Shumway - weekly column) I'm not going to lie to you, 2008 was a pretty terrible year. But, over here at "TJAGS" we're not going to focus on the bad; instead, let's focus on ten good things that happened during the past year. Not just good things, not just great things, but some may be inclined to call call them the ten "best" things to happen, at least in the world of entertainment, in 2008.

Hey, if you feel I missed something, feel free to add it in the comments. In fact, let's make this one big love fest for what was the year 2008 before we, you know, tell...

Spotlight On Jon Stewart

12/8/2008 10:43am EST
Jon Stewart
If someone said years ago that Jon Stuart Leibowitz would become one of the respected and beloved comedians in the world, he would have been the first person to start laughing. After all, he was "that dude" from movies like "Half Baked," "The Faculty," and "Playing by Heart." He changed his name in Hollywood to Jon Stewart, and "The Jon Stewart Show" was canceled after a very short life span. He was a somewhat successful stand up comedian, and hosted "Short Attention Span Theater" on Comedy Central and an MTV show called "You Wrote It, You Watch It." Neither of which did particularly well. ...

10 Things We're Thankful For This Year - What Are You Thankful For?

11/27/2008 9:35am EST
Stephen COlbert
Before we fall into the annual Thanksgiving tryptophan coma, we'd like to take a few minutes to give thanks for some of the best pop cultural presents received in 2008.

Paul Rudd

This year, the ubiquitous, sexy-silly actor showed up in “Over Her Dead Body,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “Role Models,” guested on HBO’s “Little Britain USA,” and hosted “Saturday Night Live.” Add to that the near-constant airings of “Knocked Up” on HBO and “Clueless” on every other channel, and it’s virtually impossible to get away from the guy…which is just how we like it!

If you play for th...

Being A Fangirl

11/25/2008 3:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Sure, everyone has a TV show or an actor they like. But there's a species that gives the word "to like" a new meaning: The fanboy, or, respectively, the fangirl.

What is a fangirl? The Urban Dictionary ( has the following to say about it:


A rabid breed of human female who is obsessed with either a fictional character or an actor. Similar to the breed of fanboy. Fangirls congregate at anime conventions and livejournal. Have been known to glomp, grope, and tackle when encountering said obsessions.


Hugh Jackman: 'ello.

Fangirl: SQU...

'A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!' Debuts Nov. 23; DVD Out Nov. 25

11/19/2008 5:00pm EST
Stephen Colbert
This year, a great American holiday tradition is born – watching "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!," Stephen Colbert's one-hour original musical holiday special premiering Sunday, November 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.

In the special, Colbert is on his way to perform with Elvis Costello in New York City but is trapped by snow in his cabin in upstate New York (bear country). Luckily, his friends Feist, Toby Keith, John Legend, Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart stop by to help him celebrate the season. "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" features orig...

'Spin City': The Complete First Season Now On DVD

11/4/2008 6:00pm EST
Spin City
Step inside the inner sanctum of one of the most sharp-witted and funniest political machines ever. Meet Deputy Mayor Mike Flaherty and the quirky City Hall staff members from Spin City as they expertly spin their gaffe-prone Mayor Randall Winston and the City out of daily near-misses. >From dealing with the Mayor's problematic wife to catching a nudist roaming inside the City Hall to losing a deceased police dog just hours before the wake, this idiosyncratic office family goes the distance in this popular ensemble television comedy.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning televisio...

'The Daily Show' And 'The Colbert Report' Live Election Night Special

11/4/2008 12:07pm EST
The Daily Show
For the first time ever, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will co-anchor from the same desk when "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report" present "Indecision 2008: America's Choice," a LIVE Election Night primetime special, airing from 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PT). "Indecision 2008: America's Choice" will originate from "The Daily Show's" New York-based studio which will be transformed for the momentous night into COMEDY CENTRAL's Election Center with a specially designed set for the primetime special.

"Indecision 2008: America's Choice" will ...

Video: Stephen Colbert Endorses Barack Obama

10/30/2008 10:41am EDT
The Colbert Report
On The Colbert Report last night during "The Word" segment, Stephen Colbert endorsed Barack Obama. From comedy central, "Stephen has the courage to cross party lines and go to the one that's got a pretty good shot of winning."

Comedy Central's 'Fake' News Shows Entertain & Inform

9/15/2008 12:08pm EDT
The Daily Show
They have had Bill Clinton. They have had Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards (all in a single episode). They have had John McCain. They have had Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf. Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "The Colbert Report" are on four days a week on Comedy Central. What they do has been categorized as "Fake News", a kind of comedy that has been made popular by "Saturday Night Live".

Stewart's show is a spoof of your nightly news complete with anchorman, "on location correspondents" (who are actually in front of a green screen right next to ...

Talent-Packed 'The Love Guru' a Script of Destiny From Funnyman Mike Myers

6/20/2008 9:16am EDT
( – Commendably co-written by Mike Myers (who also wrote characters for 2002’s “Austin Powers in Goldmember” and 1999’s “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”), you know lines like “sheket bevakasha” came directly from his bowels.

Granted, I was one of the few at my screening to understand this Hebrew line as “quiet, please” and laugh at its precision placement, but that’s OK.

Though always known as a hippie funnyman, the novel script for “The Love Guru” actually holds personal and grave emotional value for Myers. He has said the film is a “reflection of the ...

Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

6/16/2008 11:08am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse highlight the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics made by our users.

News Highlights = This week’s commented stories involved a very romantic show called "Bromance,” Cindy Margolis’ lackluster love life as well as the never-ending "Lohan Lesbo" saga. However, two of the more humorous comments involved “The Strangers" story and the "Busey for Counselor" anecdote.

Topic Highlights= No love for John Cusack, George W. or the Pussycat Dolls last week. However much love for the always popular Tom Size-More.

Top Comme...

Jon Stewart Hosts Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars,' April 13, At 8pm

4/9/2008 6:01pm EDT
Jon Stewart
Comedy Central has announced that Kelsey Grammer, Ben Stiller, Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 and The Roots have been added to the line-up for its bi-annual live on-air special event, "Night Of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert For Autism Education." On Sunday, April 13, at 8:00 p.m. ET, live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the benefit for Autism education programs will feature Jon Stewart hosting an evening filled with live performances, sketches and short films from a roster of comedy all-stars.

Performers raising money to help ease the severe shortage of effecti...

TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

3/6/2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...

Borat & Simon Cowell Have The Biggest Balls; Tom Cruise Needs 'Em

2/15/2008 4:16pm EST
Simon Cowell
"You've got balls!" While it may appear to be an insult, it's really a grudging compliment -- an off-color testament to a person's confidence, fearlessness and take-no-prisoners approach to life.

To mark the premiere of its uncensored and very "ballsy" new sketch comedy series, "The Whitest Kids U' Know," the IFC cable network asked Americans a direct and unprecedented question -- to name the politicians, political pundits and entertainment stars they think have the most major cojones...and those who are most in need of more testosterone in their public lives!

So which politicians...

Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year

12/31/2007 12:00pm EST
George Clooney
We put a lot of thought into who should make it into the "Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year" list of 2007, and it caused quite the debate among our friends and colleagues, particularly over who should occupy the top spot. Take a look:

10. The Cast of High School Musical

The group that made "High School Musical" a phenomenon went through a lot in 2007. They rocketed from nobodys to tabloid fixations (hello, Zac Efron), from adorable, dimple-cheeked Hilary Duff's in-the-making to sex symbols (naked photos of Vannessa Hudgens, anyone?). The point is, these singing and dancing young actors...