Feb 23

Television Academy Announces Rule Changes to Primetime Emmy Awards Variety Series Category

The Television Academy has announced changes to the rules governing entry into the various Primetime Emmy Awards categories. The changes are designed to better “reflect the increasingly varied and expanding television landscape.” The most notable change affecting ‘The Colbert Report’ and the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is the division of the “Variety Series” category:

Split of Variety Series Category: The Variety Series category is now split – Outstanding Variety Talk, to be awarded during the Primetime Emmy telecast, and Outstanding Variety Sketch, to be included in the Creative Arts Emmy program.

Feb 22

Stephen Colbert to Guest Star on ‘The Mindy Project’

Stephen Colbert will guest star in an upcoming episode of ‘The Mindy Project’ as Father Michael O’Donnell. Although the news was confirmed in the above tweet by creator and star Mindy Kaling, no air date for the episode has yet been given.

The Mindy Project‘ airs Tuesday nights 9:30/8:30c on Fox.

Update: ‘Confessions of a Catho-holic’ (Season 3, Episode 19) will air on 10 March, 2015.

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Feb 21

Stephen Colbert Honoured at the 10th Annual Oscar Wilde Awards

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Stephen Colbert was honoured last night at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, which recognises the contributions of the Irish in film and television. The easygoing event created by the noprofit US-Ireland Alliance, saw the Colbeard make it’s public debut, becoming an instant hit on the green carpet. The event also marked the return of Colbert’s hipster glasses.

Talking to The Daily Beast, Stephen explained that:

“I have not allowed this to happen to my face since college because I’ve been working professionally pretty constantly since then. I have like nine months where nobody has to see me so I said, ‘I wonder what I look like?'”

But what does Mrs Colbert think of the Colbeard?

“My wife has gotten used to it now. At first she wasn’t sure who this man in bed with her was,” he joked. “She likes it OK, so I guess I’m OK with it.” [E Online]

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Feb 19

The Colbeard, Back on Dry Land at America Magazine

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Mardi Gras in Big Apple with 2 agents of Gospel joy plotting out our Lenten practices @JamesMartinSJ @StephenAtHome | (via @ThomasRosica)

Back on dry land, Stephen Colbert and his Colbeard stopped by America Magazine to discuss Lenten practices with Father Thomas Rosica and Father James Martin, in New York.

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Feb 17

Stephen Colbert Featured on “Saturday Night Live’s” 40th Anniversary Special

Stephen Colbert was featured on last nights 40 Anniversary Special of ‘Saturday Night Live‘ on NBC. During a montage of famous faces who auditioned for the show, a blink and you miss it clip from Stephen’s audition was included at the 03:23 – 03:26 mark.

Though unsuccessful in his audition, something that Lorne Michaels still kicks himself about today, Stephen would go onto provide the voice for Ace in the ‘Ambiguously Gay Duo’, which was a apart of the recurring skit “Saturday TV Funhouse”.

Back in 2011, Stephen spoke to GQ about auditioning for SNL as part of the in depth article, ‘An Oral History of the Rise and Fall (and Rise) of “The Dana Carvey Show”.’

Feb 13

Stephen Colbert Featured on the Cover of ‘Irish America’ Magazine

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Stephen Colbert is featured on the cover of the February/March 2015 issue of Irish America Magazine. The magazine also features the article ‘Stephen Colbert: One Last Report (It’s Genealogical)‘ by genealogist Megan Smolenyak who embarks on an ancestral tour of Stephen’s almost pure Irish roots.

Stephen’s ancestry was first looked at in depth back in 2010, when he was featured on the second episode of ‘Faces of America‘ with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on PBS. Gates also wrote the accompanying book,’Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered their Pasts‘, which goes into more detail about the interviewees ancestry.

(Thanks to StephenSmile64 for the Tip!)

Feb 13

Americone Dream Celebrates its 8th Anniversary

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Can you believe it? Americone Dream is celebrating its 8th anniversary this month!! That’s right, eight whole years of vanilla ice cream with fudge covered waffle cone pieces and caramel swirl goodness!!

And don’t worry, ‘The Colbert Report’ may have ended last December, but that doesn’t mean the Americone Dream has ended with it. In fact, in their celebration post, Ben & Jerry’s have confirmed that, ‘the Americone Dream will continue on … oh, let’s just say forever.’

So here’s to another eight and however many years more of freedom in your fridge!!

Feb 11

Jon Stewart Announces He is Leaving ‘The Daily Show’

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At today’s taping of ‘The Daily Show’ Jon Stewart announced that he will be leaving ‘The Daily Show’ later this year. The news was later confirmed in a statement released by Comedy Central:

For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.

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