Nov 21

Stephen Colbert Shines as Emcee of Ad Council’s 61st Annual Public Service Award Dinner

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FedEx CEO Fred Smith was ostensibly the main man at the Ad Council’s annual fundraising dinner on Wednesday night, but it can be hard even for the winner of a public service award to compete with The Man Who’s Succeeding David Letterman.

Yes, Stephen Colbert, in his waning days as host of Comedy Central’s Colbert Report and just months away from taking the reins of CBS’s The Late Show, shined in his role as emcee of the event, which drew some 1,400 ad executives to the Waldorf Astoria in New York and raised a record $3.5 million.

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Nov 21

‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’ to Premiere on January 19, 2015

Larry Wilmore’s Comedy Central show won’t be titled The Minority Report, instead it will take a cue from one of the channel’s flagship shows.

The new series was retitled “The Nightly Show” and will premiere on January 19, according to The New York Times.

Wilmore, a former correspondent on The Daily Show, was named in May the host of the forthcoming 11:30 pm show, which will take the place of The Colbert Report. When the comedian’s show was first announced, the original title was The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.

In an interview with the Times, Wilmore said that name change was to avoid “brand confusion.”

“It was never intended to be a show only about minorities,” Wilmore told the newspaper. “It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

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Nov 20

Stephen Colbert to Host the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

Stephen Colbert is set to be the emcee for this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, CBS said on Wednesday.

“I am stunned to be receiving a Kennedy Center Honor at such a young age,” said the Comedy Central host in a statement. “I thought it would be years before… I’m sorry. I’m being told I am HOSTING the Kennedy Center Honors. Oh… Well, I’m glad. That makes a lot more sense.”

The annual Kennedy Center awards gala is held at Washington D.C.’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s honorees include Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin and Patricia McBride. The President and the First Lady are also set to attend.

The event will be broadcast by CBS on December 30th. Colbert will soon be one of the faces of the network, stepping in to replace David Letterman on The Late Show next year.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

Nov 13

Stephen Colbert at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014

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Stephen Colbert, accompanied by his daughter Madeleine, attended the Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 10, 2014 in New York City, where he presented a Glamour Women of the Year Award to Mindy Kaling.

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