Dec 09

54th USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner

On December 9th, 2015 the USO will hold its 54th Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner in New York City at the Marriott Marquis.

An estimated 1,000 guests will gather at the event to pay special tribute to our men and women in uniform. Guests will include dignitaries, military leadership, USO Board of Directors, corporate sponsors and the media.

This star-studded event will feature entertainment, the USO Show Troupe, and will recognize USO volunteers, as well as honorees from each branch of the armed forces for their extraordinary bravery, loyalty, and heroism.

Source: USO.

Hosted by Willie Geist, the gala will feature celebrity presenters, including Meredith Vieira, Sadie Robertson, Stephen Colbert and cast members from GOTHAM.

Dec 05

Stephen Colbert at “A Night of Music: Celebrating 10 Years of ONE and (RED)”

Stephen Colbert at A Night of Music - Celebrating 10 Years of ONE and (RED)

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In honour of World AIDS Day, Stephen Colbert joined a whole host of celebrities at New York’s Carnegie Hall to celebrate ten years of “The One Campaign” and “(RED), two AIDS-fighting groups co-founded by U2 frontman, Bono.

Stephen Colbert was on hand to honour Bill and Melinda Gates, saying:

“I wasn’t sure who they were. I had to look them up on Bing. It turns out One was inspired by a conversation between Bill Gates and Bono about how to better inform Americans about extreme poverty around the world. If not for One, the only way that Americans would hear about poverty would be from Bernie Sanders’ speeches.”

(via WWD)

“He said the Gates didn’t only just write a check. Bill Gates helped ‘professionalize’ the organization. Bill Gates brought his brain power, his insights, his business acumen, his understanding of the role commerce would play in wiping out poverty.”

Colbert urged governments to continue to work together to assist the organization soon “because Donald Trump,” he said, pausing as the audience laughed, “if he’s elected, all bets are off. Just tear up your history books and live in a cage because it’s every man for himself.”

(via CBS DFW)

Dec 02

A Night of Music: Celebrating 10 Years of ONE and (RED)

Bono is a launching an all-star campaign featuring “once-in-a-lifetime experiences” that can be won after donating at least $10 to his organization (RED), which raises funds to fight AIDS. The campaign kicks off Tuesday to coincide with World AIDS Day, which is December 1st.

[…] Jimmy Kimmel is dedicating his Tuesday late-night show to the campaign. He and Olivia Wilde will host (SHOPATHON), a tongue-in-check play off of home shopping, and the special episode will feature celebrity guests like Tom Brady, who is offering one donor a chance to learn how to pass a football, and Shaquille O’Neal, who will take a photo with a winner for his or her 2016 holiday card.

Bono won’t appear on the special episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” which airs on ABC and tapes in Hollywood. Instead, he will be in New York celebrating the 10-year anniversary of (RED) at Carnegie Hall with Vice President Joe Biden, the Edge, Stephen Colbert, Miley Cyrus, Trevor Noah and others.

Press Release: The Associated Press.

Nov 25

Stephen Colbert to Host the 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Stephen Colbert of CBS’s THE LATE SHOW returns to host THE 38TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, December 29 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be Colbert’s second year hosting the special, having done so in 2014.

In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, Carole King, George Lucas, Rita Moreno, Seiji Ozawa and Cicely Tyson will be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with President and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers and fans through performances and heartfelt tributes.

The President and Mrs. Obama will receive the Honorees, members of the Artists Committee who nominate them, and the Kennedy Center Board of Trustees at the White House prior to the gala performance taping on Monday, Dec. 6. The 2015 Kennedy Center Honors Gala concludes with a supper dance in the Grand Foyer.

The Honors recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions to American culture through the performing arts – whether in dance, music, theater, opera, motion pictures or television – and are selected by the Center’s Board of Trustees. The primary criterion in the selection process is excellence. The Honors are not designated by art form or category of artistic achievement; over the years, the selection process has produced a balance among the various arts and artistic disciplines.

Press Release: CBS Press Express.

Oct 06

Stephen Colbert and Willie Geist to Headline Ninth Annual IAVA Heroes Gala

IAVA Logo Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) announced today the honorees for the 9th Annual IAVA Heroes Gala, held on the day after Veteran’s Day, November 12, 2015 at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street. MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-anchor and “Today Show” host, Willie Geist, will return to host the gala honoring Scott Wine, Daniel Rodriguez, and our country’s newest generation of veterans and their supporters. Special guest Stephen Colbert, “The Late Show” host and IAVA Heroes Gala 2011 honoree will provide remarks and be in attendance along with American hero J.R. Martinez, “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald and other honored guests.

Full Press Release and Ticket Details: IAVA.org

Sep 27

Live Stream: Global Citizen Festival hosted by Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman

Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman at Global Citizen Festival

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Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman co-host the Global Citizen Festival on September 26th, 2015 on the Great Lawn in Central Park, New York. The co-hosts will be joined by Deborra-Lee Furness, Salma Hayek Pinault, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde, and feature performances by Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.

** Update: The live stream has now ended. For photo’s from the event, please head to our Pinterest board.

Sep 03

Celebrity Nerd Off: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams at the Montclair Film Festival

Montclair Film Festival

Event Description: Join Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” for an evening of fun with director J.J. Abrams (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Lost”). This event will feature the pair in a wide-ranging, on-stage look at their influences, ideas, and creative work. Come and see which geek shall inherit the earth! Proceeds from this event benefit the Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey’s leading film non-profit.

Venue: NJPAC, Newark
Date: Saturday, November 21st 8:00 PM
Tickets: [Link]

** Tickets go on sale for Montclair Film Festival Members only beginning Tuesday, September 8th and to the general public on Friday, September 11th, 2015.

The Montclair Film Festival have teamed up with Omaze, and are giving fans a chance to fly out and join Stephen and JJ at the ultimate nerd off. Head to Omaze for competition details!!

Aug 21

Stephen Colbert to Appear at ‘Think It Up’ Live Telecast

The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), have announced that all four U.S broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC) will air “Think It Up”, a star-studded “roadblock” telecast fundraising event in support of EIF’s national education initiative, on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 8PM ET/PT and 7PM CT.

The live one-hour special will broadcast live from Barker Hanger at the Santa Monica Airport, and will feature Kristen Bell, Stephen Colbert, Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeremy Renner, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Williams and other stars from film, television, sports, music and digital media, who will all take part in the telecast, featuring musical performances, comedy sketches and more.

Think It Up seeks to inaugurate a new movement in support of the nation’s students, teachers and schools, helping generate excitement about learning everywhere in America and building a sense of optimism about the changes underway in classrooms across the country. Because education is the cornerstone of our democracy and economy, Think It Up aims to renew a sense of promise for all of America’s public school students.”

The telecast will spotlight powerful stories of teachers and students working together on types of projects to be supported through the initiative. “Our hope is that by creating opportunities to unlock their passions, talents, and strengths, Think It Up will help students, working together with their teachers, to forge lasting connections between their learning experiences now and the future they shpae for themselves.”

Full Press Release: Think It Up.