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Colbert To Replace Letterman On “Late Show”

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“The decision comes about a week after Letterman announced during a taping of his program that he would retire from the program – and the longest tenure as a latenight host on broadcast TV – sometime in 2015.”[Variety]

Political punditry just won’t be the same.

Comedian and faux ultra right winger Stephen Colbert has been named the new host of CBS’s Late Show with the announcement last week that David Letterman plans to step down in 2015.

Colbert’s contract with current boss Comedy Central is set to expire in 2014, which may be why he jumped ship. What remains to be seen, however, is if Colbert can actually be himself and not the nutty right wing pundit he plays as host of The Colbert Report … and if audiences will like him in the role.

The late night terrain sure is a’changin’.

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Chris Martin Denies Affair With ‘SNL’ Staffer

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“She’s never been jealous or territorial. Her philosophy is, ‘We’re both adults. We make our own choices.’”[HuffPo]

Tsk, tsk. Chris Martin just can’t catch a break these days.

Just days after a “conscious uncoupling” (blech) from his spouse of the last decade, Gwyneth Paltrow, the lead singer of Coldplay has come out vociferously against rumors that he has been carrying on with a secret woman identified only as a staffer from Saturday Night Live.

According to a source, “He had an affair with a woman who was backstage and was part of an entourage. Everyone was talking about it because he was openly flirting with her at one of the show after parties.”
Martin’s rep responded, “This is completely untrue, we totally deny it.”

And now you know.

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Celebrities React to Peaches Geldof’s Death

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“She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us.”[GossipCop]

The unexpected demise of British model and socialite Peaches Geldof yesterday was met with a sweeping and unanimous outpouring of condolences from many celebrities via Twitter.
Geldof, who died at the age of 25 from as yet unknown reasons, was eulogized by some of the top names in the business, including Simon Cowell, Lorde, Lily Allen, Alyssa Milano and the Osbourne family.

Click the link for more celebrity condolences for Peach Geldof.

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Stephen Colbert Is CBS’s Top Pick to Replace Letterman

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“Less than 24 hours have passed since Letterman announced his retirement and the Internet has already provided CBS with dozens of replacements — from Jon Stewart to Maya Rudolph.” [HuffPo]

Some people may not be so happy with Stephen Colbert after last week’s Racist Tweet brouhaha, but someone wants him really, really bad: CBS.

According to reports, Comedy Central’s thruthiest comedian is the top choice by the brass at CBS to replace outgoing talk show host David Letterman: “Colbert has not had any formal conversations about taking the position, but he is the network’s first pick.”

If he did take the gig, however, Colbert wouldn’t get to play the fake pundit that made him famous: “Mashable notes that if Colbert were to take over Letterman’s — or any late night show on a network — that he would change his schtick. He would have to drop the conservative persona that recently landed him in hot water.”

Thoughts?

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“Fast & Furious 7” Resumes Shooting Without Paul Walker

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“The first footage from the action car franchise debuted at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last week. It featured Walker and the rest of the actors sitting in cars that are dropped out of an airplane and parachute their way down to the ground.”[THR]

Four months after the death of one of its leading men, Paul Walker, the seventh Fast & Furious film is back in production.

The film, which will apparently “retire” Walker’s character rather than kill him off, stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Chris “Ludacris” Bridge, all of whom are now shooting the remaining half of the film in Abu Dhabi.

Fast & Furious 7 is set to release April 10, 2015.

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Demi Lovato Disapproves of Her Fans Bullying Kathy Griffin

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“Several Lovatics started using #KATHY to send nasty tweets laced with obscenities and how they planned to “kill her” to the 53-year-old comedian. Griffin re-tweeted 12 of the more gruesome Twitter attacks to her account.” [US]

Kathy Griffin apparently stepped on some very sensitive toes recently when she called singer Demi Lovato the “biggest douche” she’s ever heard of after the singer called out Lady Gaga for glamorizing purging (Lovato is recovering from an eating disorder, you’ll recall).

Well, Lovato’s fans went ape shit on Griffin (notably via Twitter, where she received numerous death threats) which compelled the singer to step in and tweet:

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So… feud over? Truce?

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James Franco: “ I Did NOT Sleep with Lindsay Lohan!”

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“Still single, Franco said in the same interview that he would “like a long-term relationship.” [US]

Well, now we know where James Franco draws the line: Lindsay Lohan.

Listed among numerous A-list celebrities on a self-penned list of bedroom conquests by Lindsay Lohan, Franco took the time to point out that, no, they did not (repeat: NOT) get busy under the sheets together … though they were friends at one point, so take that to mean what you will.

The actor recently addressed the sex scandal saying, “Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she’s-slept-with list! So I feel like what I said is much less than what she’s said,” adding, “I don’t want to brag about it. I don’t know how that got out. She was having issues even then, so you feel weird. Honestly, she was a friend. I’ve met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don’t want to do that.”

Moral of the story: don’t sleep with or befriend crackheads.

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Joan Rivers Blasts Lena Dunham, Saying She Wants You “To Stay Fat And Get Diabetes”

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“I’m saying if you look the way you look, Lena — and that’s fine and you’re funny — but don’t say it’s okay that other girls can look like this.” [HuffPo]

Here’s a celebrity feud you weren’t expecting: Joan Rivers vs. Lena Dunham.

In case you haven’t noticed, Rivers has been literally falling all over herself across the media, blasting Dunham for apparently not freaking out at being something above a size 6.

After calling Dunham a “little fat chick” on Howard Stern’s radio show, she went on to say that Dunham is not only unattractive, but dangerous in her morbid obesity: “You are sending a message out to people saying, ‘It’s okay. Stay fat. Get diabetes. Everybody die, lose your fingers.’”

Can’t wait to hear what the internet thinks of this one – (covers eyes and ears)

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