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Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Why did Stephen Colbert conduct a better James Comey interview than George Stephanopoulos?
That Comey's ABC News interview was a one-hour exclusive primetime special might have played a role in it being lackluster, says James Poniewozik. "The Colbert interview with Comey was so much better than ABC's," he tweeted. "Maybe that's partly the benefit of going after all the initial headlines have come out. But it's also the diff b/w an interview that goes after ideas vs one going for bombshells."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
James Comey delivers Stephen Colbert's third-biggest Late Show ratings ever
Based on early numbers, Colbert's extended interview with the former FBI director ranks No. 3 among all of his Late Shows, behind Donald Trump's visit as a presidential candidate and the late-night show's launch in September 2015. ALSO: Joy Behar grills Comey on The View: "Do you suffer from premature interpretation?"
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:54AM EDT
Stephen Colbert gave former FBI director James Comey to a 32-minute grilling
Colbert, who greeted the former FBI director with pinot noir, pointed out to him that ABC News on Sunday only aired about 22 minutes of his interview with George Stephanopoulos, which spanned more than five hours. So Colbert was determined to show a longer interview. The 32-minute interview was so long that it was put up on YouTube unedited. "There was too much Comey to fit in the show!" tweeted Colbert in linking to the uncut version. "Hard choices where to cut. So here’s the whole damn thing."
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 11:31PM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Hannity over the revelation that Michael Cohen was his attorney
Kimmel, eight days removed from ending his feud with the Fox News host, reacted to Monday's bombshell, describing Hannity as “chief propaganda guy for Trump’s legal team – but he never disclosed that he is also represented by a member of that legal team." Kimmel then poked fun at Hannity statement that Cohen never represented him. “That sounds normal. He has a lawyer – he doesn’t pay. By the way, I’m thinking of hiring Michael Cohen as my lawyer. He only has three clients and apparently, he works for free. He doesn’t take money from anyone.”
- In January 2017, Hannity said on Fox News he and Cohen had a personal relationship, saying: "full disclosure: a personal friend of mine, long before this election ever started"
- Anderson Cooper called out Hannity's massive conflict of interest
- Hannity opened Monday's show with a montage of cable news anchors saying his name
- Hannity said later in his show that the "media went absolutely insane. Wall-to-wall, hour-to-hour coverage of yours truly"
- Stephen Colbert's Late Show creates mash-up of Hannity admitting Cohen connection
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Fox News reacts to Sean Hannity-Michael Cohen bombshell, calling it "the elephant in the room"
Shepard Smith, who was recently feuding with Hannity, was on Fox News when the revelation was made that Hannity also was a client of Trump's attorney Michael Cohen. "For us, the elephant in the room is that Sean Hannity is said to have been a third client of Michael Cohen,” Smith said in briefly addressing the bombshell news, adding: "A lot of people here know his number. We’ll get on that.” After a commercial break, Shepard said, "we spoke with his publicist here at Fox News who says that he says they have been friends a long time. He never denied he was his lawyer. That he did some legal work for him along the way. And that’s the extent of that." Hannity later released a statement saying "Michael Cohen has never represented me in any manner. I never retained him, received an invoice or paid legal fees." Fox News has yet to formally comment on Hannity's connection with Cohen.
- For Fox News, Hannity's high ratings come with huge headaches
- Hannity texted MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace while he she was on-air to make a denial
- Jimmy Kimmel's wife/co-head writer Molly McNearney "Can't. Stop. Laughing."
- Stephen Colbert "Can't Wait!" until tonight's Hannity
- Seth Meyers on the Hannity revelation: "As someone who hosts an hour of television a night, I can’t IMAGINE also hosting three hours of radio in the afternoon. WHY ISNT ANYONE TALKING ABOUT THAT???"
- Here are six times Hannity defended Cohen on Fox News
Posted Monday 4/16/18 at 5:49PM EDT
Stephen Colbert's lead over Jimmy Fallon grew even bigger during the first quarter of 2018
A year ago, Colbert's Late Show was ahead of Fallon's Tonight Show by less than 300,000 viewers. In the first three months of 2018, Colbert's lead over Fallon has become "daunting," according to Josef Adalian, with The Late Show averaging 4.02 million "DVR-adjusted viewers" to Fallon's 2.76 million. Jimmy Kimmel was in third place with 2.35 million.
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Joshua Jackson says he owes his career to The Jon Stewart Show
The Affair star and Dawson's Creek alum and Stephen Colbert have something in common: they both owe their careers to Jon Stewart. Jackson was in high school during the 1994-95 school year coinciding with The Jon Stewart Show's only season in syndication, when it replaced The Arsenio Hall Show. Stewart's show didn't air until 1:30 a.m. where Jackson lived. "So I would stay up every night to watch the 1:30 show, which kept me up to 2:30, which meant that clearly I wasn’t gonna make my first class, so I just didn't," Jackson tells Colbert. "When I did that enough, they were like, ‘Well since you don’t want to come in the morning, you might as well not come in the afternoon, either.’”
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Stephen Colbert cuts his finger cooking with Giada De Laurentiis
The Late Show host nicked his finger while grating cheese recalling once working as a waiter in a fancy Chicago restaurant.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Why do liberal comedians like Jimmy Kimmel and Chelsea Handler attack conservatives with homophobic jokes?
Even Stephen Colbert has used homophobic jokes to attack the president, but in recent days Kimmel and Handler have come under fire for using gay jokes to attack conservatives. "Why do 'progressive' comedians so readily jump to homophobic jokes when it comes to mocking conservatives?" asks Ira Madison III. "Either insinuating that they like receiving anal sex via bottoming—or any other homosexual sex act—is the surefire way to knock someone down a peg. Because insisting that they’re gay must be the ultimate insult, right? Because the insinuation that a man might want to have sex with another man is somehow funny. The act itself is comical."
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:51AM EDT
Jimmy Kimmel slams Sinclair Broadcasting Group -- owner of numerous ABC affiliates -- for forcing local anchors to bash the media
Kimmel tweeted out a link to a viral Deadspin video that showed Sinclair's local anchors eerily reading the same media-bashing script that seemed to echo President Trump's war on "fake news." Sinclair owns at least 33 ABC affiliates and is the largest owner of U.S. TV stations. Stephen Colbert also tweeted out the video over the weekend. Colbert's Late Show is broadcast on at least 27 CBS affiliates owned by Sinclair. According to CNN's Brian Stelter, the local news stations have no choice but to run the anti-media talking points about "fake stories" and "personal bias" plaguing the media. John Oliver also addressed the viral video on Last Week Tonight, saying the anchors looked like "members of a brainwashed cult."
- President Trump defended Sinclair in a Monday morning tweet: "So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased. Sinclair is far superior to CNN and even more Fake NBC, which is a total joke."
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
Stephen Colbert mocks President Trump for boasting about Roseanne's ratings
"Wait, I haven't seen it yet, but Roseanne is about the Trumps?" Colbert asked, sarcastically. "Well, I can't wait for the episode where John Goodman blows the vacation money paying off a porn star." ALSO: Colbert calls CNN "Fake News" for mistaking his show for SNL.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Google bought out a Late Show ad break tonight so Stephen Colbert won't have to cut to commercials
Google Nest is sponsoring a single ad break tonight with an "ad-free segment" that will require Colbert to fill some extra time.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Sean Penn chat with Stephen Colbert included cigarette smoking
The Oscar winner lighted up two cigarettes during his Late Show interview.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Stephen Colbert hits the gym with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The 85-year-old justice invited The Late Show host to settle the case of "Do you even lift?"
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:58AM EDT
Drew Barrymore recalls flashing David Letterman: "It's like a distant memory that doesn't seem like me -- but it is me"
Since she was back in the Ed Sullivan Theater for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Barrymore recalled the famous moment from April 12, 1995 when she jumped on Letterman's desk and flashed her breasts for him in honor of his 48th birthday. Barrymore has no regrets, adding: "I literally was like, 'What?' I sometimes think, 'That doesn't feel like me.' It's like a distant memory that doesn't seem like me—but it is me. And that's kind of cool. I'm still down with that. I'm a mother of two. I don't know. I'm such a different person now that it doesn't feel like me, but I'm still into it."