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Stephen Colbert gets an “immortal” sendoff

Stephen Colbert gets an "immortal" sendoff

The rumors about the death of “Stephen Colbert” turned out to be greatly exaggerated. Leading up to last night’s final episode of The Colbert Report, some were speculating that Colbert may take the opportunity to “kill” off the right-wing pundit persona he had successfully portrayed on the show for nine years. This made sense especially when it was announced that “Grimmy” (The Grim Reaper, a show regular) would appear as the only “guest” on the finale. It also made sense in that, once that “Stephen Colbert” was gone, the real Colbert could proceed with his real personality (which did creep … Continue reading

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Craig Ferguson says farewell to late night

Craig Ferguson says farewell to late night

This week has proven bittersweet for fans of late night. Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his run on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, as he gears up to replace the retiring David Letterman sometime next year. But not getting nearly has much hype this week is Craig Ferguson ending his stint as host of CBS’ The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, which airs tonight. After nearly 10 years (Ferguson started the show on Jan. 3, 2005), Craig Ferguson announced his retirement from The Late Late Show back in April, a few weeks after Colbert was tapped by CBS to … Continue reading

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“People Magazine Awards” airs tonight on NBC

"People Magazine Awards" airs tonight on NBC

Not getting enough award shows this season? Check out The People Magazine Awards, airing Dec. 18 live at 9pm ET on NBC. Billed as a “snapshot of the year in pop culture,” the two-hour special People Magazine Awards celebrates the best of 2014 and includes a fan-voted event, Best People Magazine Cover of the Year. Of course, plenty of celebrities will be on hand, including Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Lopez, Jeff Bridges, Billy Eichner, Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Diane Guerrero, Chloë Grace Moretz, Josh Groban, Ryan Guzman, Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, … Continue reading

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WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014

Once again, NBC and USA Network will be airing the WWE “Tribute to the Troops” holiday special, which features WWE Superstars and Divas, celebrity appearances and performances for servicemen and women to celebrate their dedication and commitment to our country. The 2014 installment first airs Dec. 17 from 8-10pm ET on USA Network, and it will be re-aired as a one-hour special on NBC Dec. 27 from 8-9pm ET. Florida Georgia Line will join WWE Superstars and Divas to honor the U.S. Armed Forces in this 12th annual holiday special. NBCUniversal joins WWE in saluting our troops with special messages … Continue reading

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Barbara Walters interviews 2014’s “Most Fascinating People” tonight

Barbara Walters interviews 2014's "Most Fascinating People" tonight

Barbara Walters must already be getting antsy early on in her retirement. The famed newswoman will be returning to ABC this month for her annual favorite year-end special Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014. “I was absolutely delighted when ABC approached me to do another year of 10 Most Fascinating People,” said Walters. “I know we said last year was our last, but there are just too many fascinating people out there.” Since the first MFP special in 1993, the series of programs has consistently been one of the highest-rated specials of the year. With the … Continue reading

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“The Colbert Report” announces guests for final week

"The Colbert Report" announces guests for final week

After tonight, there will only be four more episodes of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report left, as the series will end on Dec. 18 after a nine-year run. Stephen Colbert will be taking over CBS’ Late Show for the retiring David Letterman later next year. Today, Comedy Central announced who the guests will be for the final week of The Colbert Report. In a release, Colbert, modest as ever in his faux right-wing pundit persona, said, “Our last week of shows are going to be really special, just like every other week.” The Colbert Report Guests — Final Week, Dec. … Continue reading

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Tamara Green speaks out in REELZ Bill Cosby special

Tamara Green speaks out in REELZ Bill Cosby special

Rumors of Bill Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting women have swirled for decades, but have often been brushed aside, as it was hard for most people to see “America’s Dad” doing such things. But in recent months, the heat has intensified on Cosby, with more and more women coming out about their alleged experiences with the now-77-year-old comedian, some of which date back 30 years or more. NBC declined to continue developing a new series it had in the works starring Cosby, and Netflix has postponed a Cosby comedy special, based on these accounts and the backlash the star is … Continue reading

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2015 Golden Globe nominations

2015 Golden Globe nominations

The 2015 Golden Globe nominations for the 72nd installment of the ceremony were announced this morning by Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven. Greer Grammer, daughter of Kelsey Grammer, was on hand as Miss Golden Globe 2015, following a tradition where a daughter or son of one of Hollywood’s most respected actors is selected to assist at the Golden Globes. The awards are bestowed annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Among television networks, HBO leads the way with 15 nominations (including for True Detective, pictured), followed by Showtime with nine. CBS has the most nominations for … Continue reading

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“Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas” sings loud for all to hear

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

The 2003 film Elf, starring Will Ferrell, has become a holiday classic for many people. So much so that it was also turned into a hit Broadway musical. The story now has a third incarnation, an hourlong NBC special called Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas (Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 8pm ET/PT) which is based on the film and the stage production. Following in the mold of past holiday TV classics, notably several of the Rankin/Bass productions, this special will be presented in stop-motion animation, and will feature nine songs. It promises an all-new retelling of Buddy the Elf’s absurd yet heartwarming … Continue reading

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David Letterman’s final “Late Show” hosting date announced

David Letterman's final "Late Show" hosting date announced

CBS and Worldwide Pants Incorporated, David Letterman’s production company, announced today that Letterman will host his final broadcast of Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Leslie Moonves, president and CEO of the CBS Corporation, said in a release, “David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave’s final broadcast in May.” Letterman is the longest-tenured late-night talk show host at over 32 years. … Continue reading

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