Aug 21

In the Press – August 20, 2014

Stephen Colbert newsWhen news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


Hey, hubsters! These posts just keep on comin’. We are working to get out all these press pieces about Stephen in a timely fashion, but sometimes life happens and we get a little behind. Our apologies. Also, we have been tweaking the format a bit, as you may have noticed from the last ITP.

Please give feedback about it in the comments below- what’s better, what could change, etc. Much appreciated!

Anyway, the Emmys are here! Only a few more days. Can you believe it? It seems like it was just yesterday that we members of Colbert Nation were love drunk (and perhaps actually drunk) celebrating the big win for the show! So get ready and read on!

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Aug 17

How ‘The Colbert Report’ Inspired ‘Will & Grace’s’ Co-Creator to Help a Small Town in Kentucky

In August 2013, The Colbert Report ran a segment about Johnny Cummings, the openly gay mayor of Vicco, Ky., population 334. (“People Who Are Destroying America,” the bit was facetiously called.) Among those watching at home in Los Angeles were Will & Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick and his husband, Erik Hyman, an entertainment lawyer at Loeb & Loeb. The couple had heard about Vicco — which in January 2013 passed a Fairness Ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation — even before Stephen Colbert’s show. But watching a segment about it on TV, they found themselves profoundly moved — so moved that they decided to build a children’s park for the recession-racked community.

“It’s inspiring to hear such a loud voice from such a small town,” Hyman tells THR. “Sometimes we think about towns between New York and California as small-minded, and it’s just not true.”

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Aug 14

In the Press – August 14, 2014

Stephen Colbert newsWhen news stories fall through the cracks, we here at Colbert News Hub find them for a post we call, In The Press.


I usually try to keep these intros light, but it’s been a tough week. Hopefully it will get better soon. I have really missed the boys this past week with everything that’s been going on in the news. I have a feeling Jon is exasperated with the news coverage of Robin Williams, I know I’ve seen some stuff that’s made me mad.

However, we press on. Oh, there it is. I just made it light. Ya see, cuz I said ‘press’ and it’s “In The Press”. Okay! In this edition, we have a video from “The Young Turks” praising Stephen, and a couple more pieces about that overnight sensation, John Oliver. He’s going places. Read on!

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Aug 08

Sean Hannity: Stephen Colbert Needs to ‘Get a Dose of Reality’

Stephen Colbert on Sean Hannity literally On last night’s episode of ‘The Colbert Report’, Stephen Colbert reported on a five-year old boy with a natural talent for news broadcasting, who has “already established the word ‘apparently’ as his catch-phrase.” During the segment, Colbert highlighted a similar verbal tick noticeable in Sean Hannity’s reporting from Israel: his repeated use of the word ‘literally’, noting that it “is the sort of senseless repetition that marks a real news legend like Sean Hannity.”

Sean Hannity talked to TVNewser about taking his show to Israel for the week, and had a few choice words for Stephen Colbert in response to his segment poking fun at that particular aspect of his coverage from Israel.

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Aug 03

Hello Deli Mulls New Sandwich to Welcome New ‘Late Show’ Host Stephen Colbert

Hello Deli new York Hello Deli made famous on “The Late Show with David Letterman” is contemplating a new sandwich in honor of new host Stephen Colbert following Wednesday’s announcement that the show is staying in the city, and will continue to broadcast out of the Ed Sullivan Theatre after David Letterman steps down in 2015.

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The shop’s current menu includes a turkey-and-ham combination with sweet peppers called The Letterman. The Shaffer, named for the Late Show bandleader, is a chicken cutlet and American cheese on a hero roll.

Jee wasn’t saying what he would stack on Colbert’s sandwich.

Full Article: DNAinfo New York.

Hubsters, what would you like to see stacked on Hello Deli’s Colbert sandwich?

Aug 01

How CBS Scored Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ a $16 Million Tax Break

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Like most networks and studios, CBS reaps millions of dollars in tax breaks from New York State each year that help lure TV and movie shoots. But the network seems to have broken new ground with a $16 million package revealed July 23 for The Late Show — which already calls New York’s theater district home — when Stephen Colbert takes over as host in 2015.

When Colbert was hired, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approached CBS chief Leslie Moonves to see what it would take to keep The Late Show. Unlike NBC’s The Tonight Show, which moved from Burbank to 30 Rockefeller Center for Jimmy Fallon in February, Late Show never has qualified for a piece of the $430 million spent by New York State on movie and TV incentives each year. So the governor had to look elsewhere for funding.

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Jul 24

Daniel Radcliffe Dishes on His Favourite Post Sex Food

Did you ever wonder what Daniel Radcliffe likes to eat post wand work out? Well wonder no more!

NOW Magazine’s Sabrina Maddeaux recently asked the stars of “The F Word” what their favourite post sex food is on the red carpet of the films Toronto premiere. And is seems the young star is getting a Colbert Bump of a different kind, after confessing that Stephen Colbert’s “AmeriCone Dream” is favourite post sex go to food.

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