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.

Nov 24

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

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Official event photos from “Celebrity Nerd Off: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams” a benefit for the Montclair Film Festival on Saturday, November 21st 8:00PM at NJPAC, New Jersey.

For a recap of the event, head over Coming Soon and Variety.

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Nov 11

In the Press – October 2015

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

Hi Hubsters! Can you believe two months have already passed since the premiere? Things seem to be settling down at The Late Show With Starring Stephen Colbert. The shows are becoming much more consistent and I already see some favorite regular segments emerge (personal favorites: Bedtime Stories and The Hungry For Power Games).

But let’s get right to it, because there are a lot of articles this month! The media has been paying a lot of attention to The Late Show’s unique blend of guests, so you’ll find a bunch of articles about that. You’ll find quotes by Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel weighing in on how Stephen has been doing so far. There’s a lot of talk of ad revenue and ratings of course. There are people getting angry at Stephen including the usual suspect, Fox News. There’s also a great article by someone who knew Stephen at The Second City, and a fun article about “achievement beards.”

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Oct 30

September 16, 2015: The Taping ReporT!

Taping Report - The Late Show Hello Hubsters!! Here is the Taping Report, from the show that I went to on September 16th, 2015. That was a little over a month ago, so here’s a quick recap of the guests for that night, Carol Burnett, Kevin Spacey, Willie Nelson, and John Mellencamp. It was a fantastic taping, with a ton of behind the scenes moments. So, without further ado, here is my Taping Report!

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Oct 26

Chance The Rapper and Stephen Colbert Are Working On A Song Together

Taking a break from his Family Matters Tour, Chance The Rapper recently spoke to Ebro and Laura Stylez from Hot 97, where he revealed that he is working on a new song with Stephen Colbert.

“Me and Stephen Colbert have been working on a song together, and it’s gonna released very soon. He’s amazing. I can’t get that deep into it, but he’s amazing.”

Oct 22

Stephen Colbert, Man of Gold Suit Dancing

This week has been a little sleepy, what with Stephen and crew being off the air, so it was a bit of a jolt to discover the following video spotted by eagle-eyed Hubster, Claire. You may want to break out some sunglasses:

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During the media blitz that preceded the Late Show’s premiere, we saw many promos, but only the hint of one featuring Stephen in this custom made gold suit by men’s haberdasher Saint Laurie. Hopefully, we can see the actual promo at some point, as we loved all the others. This gold suit deserves to be seen! If not the promo, perhaps Future Stephen of the old show with his silver suit can get his gold-suited counterpart to be a character on the new show? Just brainstorming here.