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.
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
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.
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 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!!
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.
Stephen Colbert and Hugh Jackman will 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. (via Rolling Stone)
Visit the Global Citizen website and take action to help end extreme poverty by 2030 and earn your chance at free tickets to the Global Citizen Festival.
The Global Citizen Festival will be streamed live on television and on MSNBC’s website, as well as on YouTube.
Joining the estimated 10,000 – 15,000 marchers crossing the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, S.C. on Sunday night was only one participant with 8.12 million twitter followers: Stephen Colbert. Stephen was there to be a link in the “Unity Chain” march across the bridge, meant to show a sign of solidarity of Charlestonians in his beloved, yet grief-stricken city.
Peace and Love and Unity in the Holy City pic.twitter.com/4XWHW866BH
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) June 22, 2015
Stephen was accompanied by his sister, former congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch, as well his wife Evie Colbert.
After the jump, find out why this show of support is really so significant.
The Tribeca Film Festival have posted some official video clips from “Tribeca Talks: Director Series: George Lucas and Stephen Colbert“, held on April 17, 2015 at BMCC Tribeca PAC in New York City.