Leave it to Stephen Colbert to combine two of TV’s best shows in a way no one would expect. On Thursday’s episode of The Colbert Report, the host took a story about First Lady Michelle Obama getting an advanced copy of the third season of Downton Abbey ahead of its BBC America premiere and turned it on its head. Colbert said he had an advanced look at another highly anticipated 2013 returning series, Breaking Bad. However, the scenes would be reinacted by the cast of Downton Abbey: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter and Rob James-Collier. The resutls are pure magic. Check it out below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
TV-related odds and ends after the jump, including:
- How will Community handle Chevy Chase‘s departure?
- Who wants to attend the first ever CommuniCon?
- The Colbert Report is doing a Hobbit theme week
- 50 Cent is developing a new hourlong drama for Starz
- Brad Pitt is producing an HBO series about a debt collector
- BBC One plans a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell miniseries
- NBC schedules Grimm‘s return and Do No Harm‘s premiere
- Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will be on The Simpsons
- American Horror Story reveals the present-day Bloody Face
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Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012 by Angie Han
Under what circumstances might you see Harry Potter and Don Draper taking a bath together? Hit the jump to find out. Plus:
- Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert go live for the election
- What does your favorite show say about your politics?
- Brendan Fraser won’t be one of TNT’s Legends after all
- AMC puts Hell on Wheels‘ Season 3 renewal on hold
- FX isn’t so happy with the second Powers pilot, either
- An adaptation of Tim Seeley‘s Revival is in the works
- HBO goes forward with Stephen Merchant‘s Hello Ladies
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Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 by Angie Han
[UPDATE #1: Ben Stiller has now denied the Gaga rumors via Twitter:
[UPDATE #2: THR confirms Colbert’s appearance in either The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug or The Hobbit: There and Back Again.]
Starring in movies isn’t just for movie stars anymore. The latest casting rumors surrounding Zoolander 2 and The Hobbit aren’t about the usual silver screen fixtures, but about pop personalities Lady Gaga and Stephen Colbert, respectively. Neither is a total stranger to films, but Gaga’s a musician first and foremost, and former Strangers With Candy actor Colbert is better known these days for his eponymous late night show. More after the jump.
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Robert Smigel’s TV Funhouse cartoons have been a hit on Saturday Night Live for years. Paramount among them is The Ambiguously Gay Duo, a hilarious animated superhero team that may, or may not, be gay and this weekend on SNL audiences finally got to see Ace and Gary, along with all of their super-villain enemies, in the flesh. The result looked like the Comedy Central, NBC dream team come to life featuring Jon Hamm, Jimmy Fallon, Steve Carell, Ed Helms and Stephen Colbert. Check it out after the break. Read More »
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On a nightly basis, fans eagerly watch as Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report skewers the political machine and news media with hilarious results. Earlier this week, though, host Stephen Colbert decided to move his cross hairs from Washington D.C. to Hollywood with a segment called “Movies That Are Destroying America: Saving America Edition.” In it he focuses on Captain America: The First Avenger as well as Atlas Shrugged: Part I, while also working in digs to several other major Hollywood blockbusters and classics. In typical Colbert fashion, he finds things a layman may have taken for granted and puts a unique and hilarious spin on them. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
The peg will be played by Keanu Reeves. Hollywood’s looming shit squall of “movies” based on board games finally received an irksome hat tip from Stephen Colbert and the top shelf writers at The Colbert Report. It didn’t disappoint. After mentioning Ridley Scott‘s Monopoly project, complete with an Alien-inspired conundrum for mustachioe guy, Colbert feigned interest in manning the stations of Battleship. Joining him in a gripping audition for Universal‘s live-action board game, due 2011, was none other than ever-relaxed Jeff Goldblum. Wearing a flamboyant hat. One can only hope that Battleship director Peter Berg wasn’t busy arranging another colonic in hell (…or Hancock 2) so as to witness the duo’s masterful recitation of grid coordinates. Cue the red lights.
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This summer, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve overheard a line like, “Oh, I love Conan, but to be honest, I haven’t been watching [The Tonight Show].” Conan’s ratings, which continue to fall and have been widely scrutinized in the media, reflect this trend. Today, it was announced that The Late Show with David Letterman has bested The Tonight Show for four consecutive weeks, a record dating back to 1995. What I find curious about these aforementioned statements from fans, besides their frequency, is that so often they express guilt. Many 20somethings share a bond with Conan O’Brien incomparable to any late night host, and by not watching, it stings of geek treason. But these lounging confessions also pack a subtle tinge of Nikki Finke-like cutthroat satisfaction, and this is what I find most worrisome in terms of the long haul. Why is this?
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If you were intently watching news, Twitter and Facebook feeds last week as Michael Jackson was passing, you probably also saw an equally tragic piece of ‘news’ pass by: reports said that Jeff Goldblum had fallen to his death while filming a movie in New Zealand. Never mind that cursory searches suggested that he was at work in New York; the reports said New Zealand police confirmed the story as true!
How could we doubt such reportage? Cue up a double feature of The Fly and Buckaroo Banzai! (Just do that, anyway. They’re amazing.) Of course the story wasn’t true, but that didn’t stop Stephen Colbert and guest Jeff Goldblum from crying over it last night. Watch the clip, via Cinematical, after the jump. Read More »