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Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' After 12-Week Hiatus

September 4th, 2013 8:53am EDT
Jon Stewart
After taking the summer off, Jon Stewart returned to his "Daily Show" duties on Tuesday night. The comedian took a 12-week sabbatical in Jordan to work on the documentary "Rosewater" about Middle Eastern politics. His seat was filled by British comic John Oliver in his absence.

Stewart jokingly told the audience that he missed them: "You don't know what it's like out there in the real world. Nobody applauds every stupid little thing you do."

The late-night host showed up with a large beard and tan, and staff tried to Americanize him with a McDonald's Big Mac defribilator. Stephen Colbert ...
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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...
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A Few Minutes With... 'The Daily Show' Correspondent Samantha Bee (sponsored)

February 24th, 2013 12:25pm EST
Samantha Bee
As a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show, it's Samantha Bee's job to satirize the news and make light of the often head-scratching truths out there in the world. Off-camera, she's now partnering with beauty giant Dove for their "Close the Case on Care" project, which is aimed at helping women find their best beauty products. The concept recently launched via Dove's Facebook page.

Samantha recently spoke with me to give me the rundown on the new campaign, a nifty little thing called "Truth Tuesdays," and if there are any non-satirical newscasters that pass muster with her.

Wat...
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CIA Agent Jessica Chastain Portrayed Was Denied Promotion After Tracking Down Bin Laden

January 18th, 2013 12:30pm EST
Jessica Chastain
Actress Jessica Chastain has revealed the CIA agent who inspired her character in Zero Dark Thirty was passed over for promotion after helping to track down terrorist leader Osama bin Laden - because she was so unpopular.
 
Chastain won a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of tough-as-nails Maya in the Kathryn Bigelow film, and she has admitted the character is based on a real person who she cannot identify.
 
But, during an appearance on The Daily Show on Wednesday night, Chastain revealed her muse is not a CIA golden girl, despite the fact she is responsible fo...
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Hugh Grant Agrees He Was A 'Crab' On 'Daily Show' Appearance

December 15th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant will never be a guest again on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." The host just revealed the British actor was his most unpleasant guest and isn't welcome back. But Grant isn't too upset by the declaration.

During an interview with fellow comedian Stephen Colbert at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey last week, Stewart opened up about his 2009 encounter with Grant, who was booked on the show to promote his film "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

Stewart recalled, "He's giving everyone s**t the whole time, and he's a big pain in the a**."

Stewart was particularly irritated w...
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Patrick Stewart Replaces Comedy Correspondent On 'The Daily Show'

September 28th, 2012 5:26pm EDT
Patrick Stewart
Thespian Patrick Stewart showed off his comedy skills on U.S. TV on Wednesday night by pretending to be comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Oliver for a news piece about the dispute between American football league officials and referees, which was resolved overnight.

The bald X-Men actor wore a black wig for the skit, during which he used Shakespearean language to report the latest news.

Stewart then revealed his true identity and joked he, "(Al) Pacino, (Meryl Streep) and Glenn Close and the incomparable Mandy Patinkin" had been drafted in as "replacement correspondents" afte...
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Robert Pattinson Eats Ice Cream With Jon Stewart, Skirts Around Breakup Scandal

August 14th, 2012 9:51am EDT
Robert Pattinson
"What have you been up to?" Jon Stewart asked Robert Pattinson on Monday when the "Twilight" actor joined the comedic news anchor to discuss his new film "Cosmopolis." That's the million dollar question.

It was Pattinson's first TV interview since the world found out his girlfriend Kristen Stewart cheated on him with her "Snow White And The Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders.

Pattinson laughed and joked on "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," sharing Ben & Jerry's ice cream with the host as Stewart indirectly asked the actor about the cheating scandal.

Pattinson confessed he was a bit unpre...
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Ricky Gervais Talks Panda Porn, Interspecies Sex (Video)

February 16th, 2012 10:30am EST
Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais is upset with pandas because they're not doing all they can to stave off extinction.

The animal-loving comedian admits he's happy to do everything in his power to raise awareness about the world's endangered species, but he thinks pandas could be doing more to help themselves.

Appearing on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Tuesday, Gervais joked, "We're all rushing around going, 'Let's save the panda, let's save the panda' - but they're not meeting us halfway. They're not having sex.

"When did they stop having sex? When did they (become) middle-class bohemians going, 'We...
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Q&A: 'Key and Peele' Star Jordan Peele

January 31st, 2012 2:00pm EST
Jordan Peele
Jordan Peele and his partner Keegan-Michael Key are out to bring a different brand of sketch comedy to television.

With their new series Key & Peele, which bows tonight on Comedy Central (10:30 ET/PT), they're aiming for many different targets. Last week they put a new spin on the State of the Union address and other sketches spoof Nazis and fraternities.

The former MadTV alums are entering a TV landscape where sketch comedy can be hit or miss. Some say Saturday Night Live is in decline. Other sketch shows have come and gone. What's going to make their show different? I sat down with Jord...
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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...
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Brittany's 'The Voice' Blog: 'Sing You Home' For The Holidays!

December 20th, 2011 11:00am EST
The Voice
Here's the latest on and around NBC's The Voice: Team Blake's Xenia releases Sing You Home, while Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green have something to say about the postal service...

Xenia has a new EP just in time for the holidays. Sing You Home contains four new songs from the Team Blake semifinalist. You can download the EP here.

While the record may be short, it's an outstanding sampling that shows how much the 17-year-old has come out of her shell and continues to improve since her time on Team Blake. She sounds miles away from the 'shy girl' whose nerves got the better of her in battle ...
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Olivia Munn: 'I Get So Addicted To Video Games'

December 10th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Olivia Munn
31-year-old actress & Daily Show correspondent Olivia Munn is the star of a sexy new photo shoot for FHM Magazine, including posing topless in a pair of denim cut-offs.

Olivia's career began with a gig co-hosting the G4 network's geek-themed Attack of the Show, and she's quite proud of her nerdy background.

"I get so addicted to video games. I get really focused in on it and I cannot live the rest of my life," she tells FHM, "So If I get into any kind of first person shooter game, I'm done and you won't see me. I'll skip meetings and stuff to sit in and work on my video games."

When aske...
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Q&A: Sarah Clarke - From '24' To 'Twilight'

November 4th, 2011 3:27pm EDT
Sarah Clarke
Sarah Clarke became part of the TV consciousness when she starred in the first season of 24. Since then, she's rightfully built an impressive career. You might have heard of this thing called Twilight...?

To Twilight fans, she's Bella Swan's mom, Renee. Yet the St. Louis native has made a lasting impression in many other projects, including strong guest appearances on shows like House, Las Vegas, and The Cleaner. When I caught up with her, it had just been announced that she'll be appearing on the hit CW series Nikita, which stars her husband, Xander Berkeley (who is himself a fantasti...
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Early 2011 Emmy Predictions: Here's Who Will Win

August 20th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Mad Men
It may be a little early to predict the Emmy winners, but unlike the Oscars, not much changes in the Emmy Awards season once the nominations are out.

The Emmys can be very tough to predict, but we'll take our best shot. Here's who we think will go home with the gold on Sept. 18th. Do you agree?

Outstanding Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire'
'Dexter'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Game of Thrones'
'The Good Wife'
'Mad Men'

After yet another outstanding season, it looks like 'Mad Men' may make it four in a row. Its only real competition is 'Boardwalk Empire,' which took the Golden Globe, and...
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Anne Hathaway's White, Bug Eye Sunglasses - Thumbs Up Or Down?

August 19th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway wore an Elvis t-shirt under a white blazer with white-rimmed sunglasses to "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" yesterday. What do you think of her look?

This isn't the first time Anne has made a splash with eyewear. At the "Rio" Los Angeles premiere in April she made a statement with dark-rimmed glasses.

The actress currently stars in "One Day" about a principled working-class girl who forges a unique bond with a wealthy jet-setter that spans two decades.
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Jennifer Aniston Is A Beauty In A Beaded Black Dress At 'Horrible Bosses' Premiere

July 1st, 2011 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston attended the "Horrible Bosses" Los Angeles premiere yesterday in a black beaded mini dress and strappy sandals.

It looks like she's still wearing a ring on her engagement finger. Earlier this week she was spotted with it while arriving at the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York City. She's reportedly dating actor Justin Theroux.

In "Horrible Bosses" she plays the role of a sex-crazed dentist who ruthlessly harasses her dental assistant, played by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day.
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Is Jennifer Aniston Engaged?

June 28th, 2011 8:26am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
We spotted Jennifer Aniston arriving at the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York City with a ring on her engagement finger. The actress is reportedly dating actor Justin Theroux.

Last week the couple was photographed cuddling each other in a picture taken by Terry Richardson and posted on his blog.

Maybe Jen is just creating some buzz for her new film "Horrible Bosses," a workplace comedy about three frustrated employees who hatch a plan to kill their micromanaging bosses, only to find their murderous plot snowballing into disaster.
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Royal Family Denied Use Of Wedding Footage To 'The Daily Show'

May 10th, 2011 10:16pm EDT
Jon Stewart
Comedian Jon Stewart has revealed he was forbidden to use footage from last month's royal wedding on his hit news program The Daily Show - because officials feared he would mock the nuptials.

During a TV chat with British actress Keira Knightley on Monday, Stewart explained he had requested taped footage from inside Westminster Abbey in London on the big day - but the powers that be refused to let him have it.

He explained, "We were not allowed to even use the footage from inside the church. The royal family had put out, I guess they call them, a decree and they said that you are not allo...
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Olivia Munn Was At The First Ever Comedy Awards (Spoiler Alert: Pics & Full List Of Winners)

March 27th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Comedy Awards
Olivia Munn looked stunning in a strapless blue dress at Comedy Central's first ever Comedy Awards, which were a big hit on Saturday night. But the event wasn't live - it was only a taping. The show doesn't air until Sunday, April 10, but you can check out pics of some of the stars who were there and see the full list of winners right here.

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and David Letterman were among those laughing as they were honored for their achievements during the night's ceremony.

Fey won the Best Comedy Actress In A Film for her role in Date Night, while the 30 Rock creator's TV co-star B...
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Olivia Munn Turns Off Men?

January 25th, 2011 9:06am EST
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn jokes about the strangest reasons a guy has given her for breaking up.

She said, "I would say people have broken up with me because they say, 'You just have to have sex too much.' That is what I want to go on the record. 'Hey, Olivia, sometimes you are too awesome and you want to have sex too much. And you cook all the time.'"

Olivia stars in the new NBC sitcom Perfect Couples, which airs on Thursday nights in the network's new three hour comedy block.

The actress rose to fame as co-host of the G4 television series "Attack of the Show!" before moving on as a news correspond...
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Olivia Munn's Leather Skirt & See-Through Blouse - Hot Or Not?

December 31st, 2010 7:13pm EST
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn showed off her new short hairdo in a leather skirt & see-through blouse at the Marquee Nightclub Las Vegas Grand Opening Thursday night. We think she looks great, but a granny bra was a bad choice to wear under that blouse.

Olivia is set to star in the new NBC sitcom Perfect Couples, which will air on Thursday nights in the network's new three hour comedy block.

The actress rose to fame as co-host of the G4 television series "Attack of the Show!" before moving on as a news correspondent for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart."

And she's one of two Olivias to make our list of th...
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Olivia Munn's White See-Through Blouse & Black Bra - Hot Or Not?

November 7th, 2010 11:00pm EST
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn spent her Saturday night hanging out at Bardot Lounge in West Hollywood in a pair of black pants with a see-through white blouse showing off a little cleavage and a black bra. "The Daily Show" correspondent has come under fire recently after a story broke that pop superstar Justin Timberlake had cheated on his long-time girlfriend Jessica Biel with her after convincing her that the two had split.

Us Weekly reported that the pair shared a three-day fling in September after Timberlake met the former "Attack of the Show" host at an event the two were attending. Word is Justin made...
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Partial Event Schedule For 'Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear'

October 29th, 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...
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Comedian John Oliver Engaged

October 4th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
John Oliver
British comedian John Oliver is engaged to marry his former Army medic girlfriend Kate Norley after proposing during a Caribbean getaway.

The Daily Show star popped the question to American Iraq War veteran Norley on the sun kissed isle of St. Thomas in July.

The couple met two years ago at the Republican National Convention, while Norley was still on active service.

Oliver, 33, reveals the pair plans to marry "some time next year."
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Olivia Munn Poses For Sexy Photos, Talks 'The Daily Show' In GQ

September 2nd, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn really wants to show you her comedic chops as the newest correspondent on The Daily Show, but first she needed to prove herself. The G4 star felt she needed to show she could make a joke to Daily Show host Jon Stewart, so she opened with - what else? - a Holocaust zinger.

"When we met, Jon mentioned being Jewish, and I asked, 'The Holocaust—did it really happen?'" she recalls. "I mean, clearly it happened, but that's my sense of humor, and it showed I could joke in that Daily Show way."

Munn recently released an autobiography titled Suck it, Wonder Woman! detailing her rise t...
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Jimmy Fallon Makes Conan O'Brien Joke At Emmys (Video)

August 30th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
Conan O
Jimmy Fallon managed to sneak in a slight against NBC - while hosting the Emmys on that very channel. Fallon took Conan O'Brien's late-night show after Conan was given the Tonight Show, which was then famously taken away and resulted in Conan leaving the network.

Fallon strummed a guitar as he prepared to introduce the Comedy section of the Emmys, before joking about himself going to host the Emmys: "NBC asking the host of 'Late Night' to come to Los Angeles to host a different show - what could possibly go wrong?" After a light laugh from the crowd the camera shot to Conan in the seats. H...
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Mega-Emmy Diary 2010

August 30th, 2010 8:00am EDT
2010 Emmys
It's Emmy time again, kids. And you know what that means: Mega Emmy Diary time.

Now this is something of special ceremony in my estimation as it is so chock full of new nominees (four alone in each comedic supporting category!) that we're likely to see some surprises and some truly touched performers break through.

So, without further ado, let's see what Jimmy Fallon can do...

5:00 – We start with a backstage shot – one of my favorite things about the Emmys has always been when the person directing the show wins and we get a look at the show being put together as it happens. So, needless...
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Hot Legs: Olivia Munn In White Short-Shorts

July 30th, 2010 3:35pm EDT
Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn stepped out in West Hollywood earlier this week wearing really short shorts and a gray jacket. What do you think of the geek magnet?

For those not in the know, Munn hosts "Attack of the Show!" and is a new correspondent for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." She recently wrote a memoir titled "Suck it, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek."

She will also star in NBC's new series "Perfect Couples."

Sometimes criticized for landing jobs because of her looks instead of her talent or brains, Munn recently told the L.A. Times, "I can pose on the cover of a magazine ...
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Hot Legs: Cameron Diaz Promotes 'Knight And Day'

June 23rd, 2010 7:31pm EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz showed off her long, tan and toned legs on "Good Morning America" yesterday in a casual pair of khaki shorts; and then dressed it up a bit more for her appearance on "The Daily Show" - still showing off those gorgeous gams though. She and Tom Cruise are busy promoting their new film "Knight and Day," which opens in theaters today.

In the movie June Havens (Diaz) finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent (Cruise) who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that al...
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Ten Annoying Things About Award Shows

January 14th, 2010 9:30am EST
Ten Annoying Things About Award Shows
Award Show season kicked off this week with the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards. The People's Choice Awards and upcoming award shows like the Golden Globes are a prelude to the biggest award show of the year - The Academy Awards. While the Academy Awards is the biggest award show, it is also the most boring award show on television. From long acceptance speeches to award categories viewers could care less about, there are several annoying things about the Oscars and many award shows in Hollywood. And the nominees are:

1. Long and unprepared acceptance speeches

If you've seen video ...
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