Stephen Colbert Exposes Known ‘Liar’ Dr. Oz Ahead of Pennsylvania Senate Run
CBSStephen Colbert kicked off his run of jokes about Dr. Mehmet Oz’s big campaign announcement on Tuesday with a bit of a softball: “Turns out, running for Senate is the one weird trick to reduce belly fat.”It thankfully got harsher from there.“Now, this is Dr. Oz’s first time running for office,” the Late Show host said of the TV doctor’s announcement that he will be running as a Republican for the open seat being vacated by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA). “So he’s staying humble with his promises.” Asnews.yahoo.com
Stephen Colbert, Bob Woodward Reveal Why the GOP Will Never Be Held Accountable
Scott Kowalchyk/CBSDuring his Late Show monologue Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert joked that a more accurate title for Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s new book Peril might have been “AAAAGGH!” When the authors joined him later in the show, they confirmed his worst fears about just how dangerous the Trump administration really was.“It was a discovery for us that this was a national security crisis,” Woodward explained. “We kind of thought that all of Trump was a domestic problem politically.” Butnews.yahoo.com
The Big Apple returns in "New York State of Mind"
As performers return to Broadway stages, "Sunday Morning" debuts a short film from NYCNext that honors the city, with a performance of the Billy Joel classic by such talents as Sara Bareilles, Cautious Clay, Anaïs Reno and Brian Stokes Mitchell.cbsnews.com
Dana Carvey Absolutely Nails Joe Biden Impression on ‘Colbert’
CBSWhen Dana Carvey appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this year he debuted an impression of President Joe Biden that instantly surpassed anything that Jim Carrey—or any other SNL impersonators for that matter—managed to pull off over the past couple of decades.Now, with Colbert back on the Ed Sullivan Theater stage for the first time since before the pandemic began, Carvey upped the ante big time with a full-on Biden interview sketch, appearing “via satellite” from across thnews.yahoo.com
Pelosi on what Republicans fear about a Jan. 6 commission: 'It sounds like they're afraid of the truth'
During a press conference on Wednesday, before the vote on a bill that would create a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to a reporter’s question about what some Republicans fear from such a panel. “I don’t know. You’d have to ask them what they’re afraid of,” Pelosi said. “It sounds like they’re afraid of the truth, and that’s most unfortunate.”news.yahoo.com
Problem Solvers Caucus, a key bipartisan group, backs congressional inquiry into January 6 US Capitol riot, as members of the GOP defect from McCarthy's stance
More than 75% of the group's 58 members supported the call to form a commission that would examine the lead up and response to the insurrection.news.yahoo.com
Teachers Union Head Claims ‘1619 Project’ Opponents Trying to Ban ‘Factual Version of Oppression’ in U.S.
American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten accused opponents of the New York Times‘s 1619 Project of trying to ban a “factual version of oppression in America,” in Thursday comments on Prime with Charles Blow on BNC. “All of a sudden you’re hearing people talk about critical race theory, people who have no idea what that term means, who are trying to ban the 1619 Project, because it is trying to…actually teach a factual version of oppression in America,” Weingarten said. The comments come amid controversy surrounding the U.S. Department of Education push to adopt curriculum based on certain parts of the 1619 Project, unveiled by the Times in 2019. The project initially claimed that the importation of the first slaves to American shores in 1619 constituted the nation’s “true founding,” although the phrase disappeared from later iterations of the project. The Times developed curricula based on the project that has been adopted in various schools, including the Chicago public school district. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) wrote a letter to Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona last week, calling not to adopt nationwide curricula based on the project. “Families did not ask for this divisive nonsense. Voters did not vote for it. Americans never decided our children should be taught that our country is inherently evil,” McConnell wrote. “If your Administration had proposed actual legislation instead of trying to do this quietly through the Federal Register, that legislation would not pass Congress.” A number of states have advanced legislation to ban 1619 Project curricula from being taught at public schools. Idaho governor Brad Little signed a bill last week banning schools from teaching “critical race theory.”news.yahoo.com
Jon Batiste on his first Oscar nomination for Pixar's "Soul"
Jon Batiste on his first Oscar nomination for Pixar's "Soul" "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" bandleader Jon Batiste joins "CBS This Morning" to react to his Oscar nomination for Best Original Score for the movie "Soul," for the 93rd annual Academy Awards.cbsnews.com
Louisiana high school boasts 4 best-album Grammy nominees
A New Orleans high school is celebrating Grammy nominations for four of its graduates. St. Augustine High School alumni PJ Morton, Timothy Thedford, Jonathan Batiste and Luke James are each up for best album in different categories at the awards show Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)NEW ORLEANS – A New Orleans high school is celebrating Grammy nominations for four of its graduates. St. Augustine High School alumni PJ Morton, Timothy Thedford, Jonathan Batiste and Luke James are each up for best album in different categories at the awards show Sunday, The Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate reports. The school congratulated the four nominees on a billboard along the Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans.
CBS to air Emmy Awards on Sept. 19; no host yet
FILE - A video monitor displays the stage for Sunday's 71st Primetime Emmy Awards during Press Preview Day in Los Angeles on Sept. 19, 2019. The Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – The Emmy Awards will be held on Sept. 19 and air live on CBS. Since 2008, the show has been held at Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Kimmel was live at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, and most presenters and nominees appeared remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
New this week: 'Coming 2 America,' Camilo and a dragon movie
(ABC/Paramount+/Amazon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are back in Queens as Prince Akeem and Semmi in “Coming 2 America,” the sequel to the 1988 film, which is now coming straight to your living room Friday on Amazon Prime Video. Set to becoming the King of Zamunda, Murphy’s character returns to the U.S. to find a son he’s never met. Ad— A more family friendly streaming option this week is the Walt Disney Co.’s computer animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” featuring the voices of “Star Wars’” Kelly Marie Tran as Raya and Awkwafina as a dragon. The big-voiced Grammy-winning singer self-produced “Baby, I’m Hollywood!” – which is a mix of soul music, piano ballads and funk sounds.
Deal reached in suit alleging James Franco sexual misconduct
FILE - This Sept. 5, 2019 file photo shows James Franco at the premiere of HBO's "The Deuce" third and final season in New York. A settlement deal has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into exploitative sexual situations. A filing in Los Angeles Superior Court said a settlement had been reached in the class-action suit brought by former students at the now-defunct Studio 4. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – A tentative settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco intimidated students at an acting and film school he founded into gratuitous and exploitative sexual situations, attorneys for the plaintiffs said Saturday. In a subsequent interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Franco called the sexual misconduct stories about him inaccurate, but said, “If I’ve done something wrong, I will fix it.
Fox News gives satirist Greg Gutfeld a weeknight talk show
This image released by Fox News Channel shows host Greg Gitfeld. Fox News Channel says it will give a weeknight talk show to its hard-edged satirist, Greg Gutfeld, starting this spring. Gutfeld has been hosting a weekend talk show and been a panelist on "The Five." (Fox News Channel via AP)NEW YORK – Fox News Channel says it is giving a weeknight talk show this spring to its hard-edged satirical personality, Greg Gutfeld, in a further expansion of its opinion programming. Another recent segment mocked White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki's use of the phrase “circle back” to answer questions where she had to check for further details.
Interview flap shows challenges as Harris settles in as VP
The flap was an early signal of some of the issues Harris faces as she settles in and seeks to define her position within the White House. "Harris has a challenge in figuring out what is her role, what’s her specialty in this White House,” said longtime Democratic strategist Joel Payne. Harris also misspoke on some details in her West Virginia interview, referring to “abandoned land mines” instead of “abandoned mine lands” in coal country. She will constantly have to ask herself the question: Would a previous vice president be critiqued in this way?” he said. Even after the interview, Harris’ aides said she was calling lawmakers to advocate for the bill and hear their concerns.
With quarantines almost over, tennis set to start Down Under
It was a controversial start to the government-mandated quarantine ahead of the Australian Open beginning Feb. 8, 2021. The government-mandated quarantine ahead of the Feb. 8-21 Australian Open had a controversial start. There was some considerable doubt during that second wave whether the Australian Open would even be remotely possible in Melbourne. Players, coaches and officials were flown in on 17 jets chartered by Tennis Australia and met by biosecurity officials and placed immediately into hotel quarantine. They include 2019 U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu, whose coach was among those who tested positive, and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka.
Late-night hosts react with shock, anger to Capitol attack
(CBS/NBC/NBC/ABC via AP)NEW YORK – Late-night TV show hosts expressed anger and frustration at the violence at the U.S. Capitol, offering somber monologues that pleaded for unity even as some aimed pointed barbs at those they held responsible for the mobs' actions. “It was a terrible day in the history of this country,” said Jimmy Kimmel on his ABC show Wednesday. “If my grandfather were alive today and saw what was happening in the country that he fought for, he’d be disgusted," said Jimmy Fallon on NBC. "After five years of coddling this president’s fascist rhetoric, guess whose followers want to burn down the Reichstag?” he said. I assure you there are more good people than there are bad, and good will prevail,” Fallon said.
President-elect Biden tells Stephen Colbert he has "great confidence" in son Hunter
President-elect Biden tells Stephen Colbert he has "great confidence" in son Hunter In a new interview with Stephen Colbert, President-elect Joe Biden pushed back on partisan attacks against Hunter Biden, calling his son "the smartest man I know." The future first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, also responded to a controversial op-ed questioning her title of "doctor." Ed O'Keefe reports.cbsnews.com
Biden tells Stephen Colbert he has "great confidence" in Hunter
President-elect Joe Biden said he and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have "great confidence" in Hunter Biden, who announced last week that federal prosecutors are investigating his "tax affairs." In the interview, Colbert asked Mr. Biden about criticism directed toward his son. "We have great confidence in our son," Mr. Biden told Colbert. Colbert also asked Mr. Biden about Republicans who haven't yet acknowledged that he won the 2020 election. This story has been updated to include Colbert's question to Mr. Biden about his son.cbsnews.com
New Queen Latifah drama gets post-Super Bowl debut showcase
LOS ANGELES – Queen Latifah's upcoming drama series has scored a touchdown. CBS says “The Equalizer” will get the coveted post-Super Bowl slot next February to showcase its debut. A special edition of Stephen Colbert's daily “The Late Show” will follow late local news on Super Bowl night, the network also announced. The returning series “FBI” also is getting special treatment, with its season debut following the NFL's AFC championship game on Sunday, Jan. 24. The other daily CBS late-night program, James Corden's “The Late Late Show,” will air a weekend edition on the night of the conference championship and after local newscasts.
Donald Trump is bad for comedy, but his election loss doesn't mean he'll be gone from late night
In the late '90s if late night comedians wanted to get a quick laugh, all they needed to do was make a quip about President Bill Clinton. These days, it's President Donald Trump that has become the most popular target for late night jests. According to Lichter, in 2017, there were more than 3,100 jokes made about Trump during late night programs. Since Trump first announced his candidacy, most of the late night shows have followed the model set by Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show." However, just because Trump will be exiting the White House in January to make room for President-Elect Joe Biden, it doesn't mean he'll disappear from late night.cnbc.com
Jon Stewart will be back in the host's chair for Apple TV+
LOS ANGELES – Jon Stewart is returning to TV, more than five years after bowing out as host of “The Daily Show” and with a new home at Apple TV+. Stewart will host an hour-long, current affairs series that will explore topics of national interest as well as his advocacy work, the streaming service said Tuesday. Each season of the show will have a companion podcast to “continue the discussion,” Apple TV+ said. The platform also has a deal with Stewart and his production company that gives it first shot at other projects. Stewart, writer and director of the recent film “Irresistible" with Steve Carell and Rose Byrne, is also an executive producer for CBS' “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”Stewart will be an executive producer along with host of his new Apple TV+ show, with the title yet to be announced.
Trump the dancer? His moves to 'YMCA' at rallies are a hit
President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People's “YMCA” as the finale to his rallies in the campaign's closing stretch. Trump's rally dance has become a rare moment of levity in an otherwise miserable campaign year marked by a deadly pandemic, an economic recession and racial turmoil. Then order 'Dancing with The Don’ and let President Trump teach you all the hottest moves!" Dancing.”“YMCA,” widely considered a gay anthem, is a relatively new addition to Trump's rally playlist. Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller agreed to reveal the secret to an AP reporter “only if we first get a clip of you singing YMCA.”AP's Jill Colvin declined.
Heard any Biden jokes? Study of late-night comics finds few
A staggering 97% of the jokes Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon told about the candidates in September targeted President Donald Trump, a study released Monday found. That's 455 jokes about Trump and 14 about Democrat Joe Biden, according to the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. That doesn't even count 64 jokes made about Trump's family or administration, the study said. It may present a real challenge for the comics if Biden defeats Trump in next month's election, however. In 2001, late-night comedians made former President Bill Clinton the subject of more jokes than his successor, George W. Bush, Lichter said.
Guilfoyle's loud RNC speech makes her the comics' favorite
Stephen Colbert mimicked poking his head out from under a table after playing a clip of Guilfoyle on CBS' Late Show." I'm glad we already have kids, because I think I was sterilized by that.He called Guilfoyle a vengeful banshee who will haunt your dreams.On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah said Guilfoyle's speech was so loud that Canada called the cops. I want to wish a speedy recovery for anyone who watched the convention on headphones, he said. MSNBC's Morning Joe ran portions of her speech side-by-side with Dwight Schrute's classic award acceptance speech in The Office.Somewhere, Kimmel was taking notes. That stands in contrast to Colbert, who is doing the Late Show live for the two weeks of the convention.
Novelist Patchett has Nashville bookstore customers swooning
(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Nashville bookstore that opened and thrived while others were closing their doors is once again defying the odds, thanks, in part, to its famous novelist co-owner. How could pandemic-stressed book purchasers resist a read she describes as a cross between a puppy and a warm bath? In addition to the book-related customer comments, a lot of posts also ask where Patchett gets her dresses. Parnassus opened in 2011, shortly after two large Nashville bookstores the once-independent Davis-Kidd and the chain store Borders shut down in quick succession. Despite the naysayers, Parnassus thrived.
New York City curfew lifts early following peaceful protests
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)NEW YORK New York City is lifting its curfew spurred by protests against police brutality ahead of schedule, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday morning. At protests in Manhattan earlier Saturday, volunteers handed out snacks, first aid kits and plenty of water bottles on a muggy afternoon. But Mayor Bill de Blasio has insisted the curfew will remain in place throughout the weekend. She added she thinks protests could continue next week, even as some will go back to work when New York City begins its reopening. I think as long as we stay organized, thats exactly what can and will and should happen, Henry said.
Stephen Colbert calls space station astronaut for social isolation tips
Video: Stephen Colbert calls Space Station - Astronaut Jessica Meir interviewRelated: Photos: Comedian Stephen Colbert visits NASATONIGHT: The one and only @SHAQ! Then @NASA astronaut @Astro_Jessica joins us from the International @Space_Station! #LSSC pic.twitter.com/FwW5lN9Y6zApril 15, 2020"Well, everybody here back on Earth is dealing with social isolation, and I understand that astronauts are actually trained to deal with isolation," Colbert responded. NASA astronaut Jessica Meir speaks with Stephen Colbert from the International Space Station, on April 15, 2020. The interview will air on CBS's "A Late Show with Stephen Colbert" tonight (April 15) at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT.Email Hanneke Weitering at email@example.com or follow her @hannekescience.space.com
Stephen Colbert extends 'Late Show' contract through 2023
Stephen Colbert is sticking around as the host of "The Late Show" on CBS for at least four more years. The current late-night king signed a three-year contract extension that will keep him at the desk through August 2023. In addition to securing Colbert's contract, CBS also extended "The Late Late Show" host James Cordon's contract through August 2022. His broadcast won premiere week by more than 1.5 million viewers and that lead continued into the week two. "I've been asked by CBS to host 'The Late Show' until 2023, and I have every intention of honoring their subpoena," Colbert said.cnbc.com
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" teaser trailer released
The first trailer for the highly-anticipated end to the Skywalker Saga is here, and it finally has a title: "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." The teaser dropped Friday during a live panel hosted by Stephen Colbert, who spoke with director JJ Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. "We've passed on all we know," Luke Skywalker narrates. The film is the final in the latest "Star Wars" trilogy, following "The Force Awakens" and "The Last Jedi." "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" hits theaters in December.cbsnews.com
Stephen Colbert on live "Late Show" during political conventions
"Late Show" host, writer and executive producer Stephen Colbert is gearing up for two weeks of live broadcasts during the political conventions, starting next week. Colbert joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his convention plans and the presidential race.cbsnews.com