star wars bits

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… there was another edition of Star Wars Bits! Here are all of the pieces of cool Star Wars news you might have missed, including:

  • Daniel Fleetwood, the first fan to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has passed away.
  • A new app lets you add Star Wars effects to your everyday life.
  • Simon Pegg trashes the prequels… again.
  • Stephen Colbert has a message for George Lucas.
  • Yoda could have starred in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.
  • Damon Lindelof discusses his “cursed” relationship with J.J. Abrams.

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LOL: James Bond Rents a Car from Stephen Colbert

James Bond Stephen Colbert

There are plenty of things that the James Bond franchise is known for, from gadgets to girls. And one of those iconic elements is the legion of fancy cars equipped with all sorts of goodies for 007 to use against his enemies. The only problem is that every single time Bond gets a new car, he ends up absolutely destroying it. And Stephen Colbert has had enough.

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the talk show host revealed a new “clip” from Spectre, featuring a cameo from Colbert himself. Daniel Craig, as James Bond, is in need of a rental car as he’s desperate to escape from assassins. But before he gets a new vehicle, he has to go through all the red tape and rigmarole of applying to get one. You can guess what happens when Colbert asks for his name. Read More »

The Force Awakens plot

It’s been over a week since the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer debuted, and fans are still watching it on repeat, dissecting every single frame for clues, and trying to understand why the Jedi have become myth in the Star Wars universe. And that includes late night personality Stephen Colbert.

As the The Late Show host, who didn’t have new episodes last week, said on his show last night, “This was not a 10-second slow fade teaser. None of that BS. This was a real trailer with actual chunks of movie flavor crystals in it. And I was deeply moved.” In fact, Colbert was so affected by the trailer that he took a couple minutes out of his show to guess the entire Star Wars: The Force Awakens plot. Read More »

Stephen Colbert lightsaber

Who am I? I’m no one… but I do come bearing a generous bounty of Star Wars-related tidbits! After the jump:

  • Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams will talk Star Wars in New Jersey
  • No more trailers are coming for Star Wars Episode VII
  • Luke Skywalker is all over this “new” Force Awakens trailer
  • Why Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was ahead of its time
  • William Shatner keeps the Star Wars / Star Trek rivalry alive
  • John Boyega and Daisy Ridley hang out with John Williams
  • Give your loved ones a basket of Ewoks for Christmas this year
  • Could the cancelled Darth Maul video game get resurrected?
  • Why none of us will ever truly know how Star Wars ends

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Late Show with Stephen Colbert first guests

After Labor Day weekend next month, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert makes its broadcast debut on CBS, ushering in a new era for the late night talk show recently vacated by comedy icon David Letterman. We already know that Colbert’s first guest will be American treasure George Clooney, but now the rest of the guests for the first week have been revealed.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert first guests will also include Marvel Studios star Scarlett Johansson, comedian and Trainwreck star Amy Schumer, and a few other interesting guests for the late night circuit that really give us an idea of what we can expect from this new iteration of the show. Find out the full line-up below! Read More »

Stephen Colbert guests

CBS closed its day of Television Critics Association panels with Stephen Colbert discussing taking over as host of The Late Show. As soon as he was hired, Colbert stated he would retire the “Stephen Colbert” character of The Colbert Report. Today we got an example of what the real Stephen Colbert will be like, and the biggest difference might be when he’s interviewing guests. Read More »

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Stephen Colbert trailer

Stephen Colbert provided one of the most affecting speeches on the final episode of Jon Stewart’s run on The Daily Show, and now it’s time to turn the spotlight back to Colbert as he preps for the September premiere of his version of David Letterman’s former talk show, The Late Show.

CBS is going big for this promo, putting a Late Show trailer into movie theaters, complete with 3D effects and a giant CG dragon. Well… actually… there were supposed to be 3D effects and a dragon, but the big-screen presentation doesn’t necessarily mean there’s an appropriately-sized budget for the promo. Watch the Stephen Colbert trailer below, and you’ll see what we mean. Read More »

Jon Stewart's final Daily Show

Jon Stewart hosted his final episode of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, a show that he’s been writing, producing and hosting for 16 years and nearly 2,600 episodes. To say farewell to Stewart, or #JonVoyage as Comedy Central has dubbed the goodbye on social media, a cavalcade of guest stars, from former correspondents to Martin Scorsese to Bill O’Reilly to Bruce Springsteen, all came to say goodbye. And yes, there’s a bunch of crying too.

Below we highlight the extended farewell episode of The Daily Show, which is available in its entirety online for those of you who missed it last night. Watch Jon Stewart’s final Daily Show episode after the jump! Read More »

Stephen Colbert interview Eminem

We’re in the heart of summer, and while blockbuster season is keeping us occupied for the time being (not to mention Comic-Con next week), a part of me looks forward to the fall when new TV shows start to hit the air. One of those shows will be The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and a new taste of what we can expect from David Letterman’s replacement has just surfaced.

We’ve already seen a hilarious teaser for The Late Show, where Colbert shaved the famous “Colbeard,” but now he’s done some serious prepping for the show by taking over the public access show Only in Monroe, straight from Monroe, Michigan. And who better for Colbert to interview than Michigan native and rapping sensation Eminem. Oh, and the interview goes on for 20 minutes. It’s just as awesome as you’d expect it to be.

Watch Stephen Colbert interview Eminem after the jump! Read More »