The date has been set. Stephen Colbert will make his debut as The Late Show host on September 8, three months after David Letterman‘s departure.
CBS Chairwoman Nina Tassler announced that the former Comedy Central resident is working diligently on making his show unique, and has brought along most of his crew from The Colbert Report. Deadline reports:
Nina noted that Colbert is bringing “almost everyone from Colbert Report with him” to Late Show. She shied away from any details on the format of Late Show With Stephen Colbert but pointed to comments made by Colbert that he plans to have guests. “It will be parts traditional, though some things he would want to do differently,” she said. “He is putting a lot of attention on the show, which he still wants to be topical, relevant and dealing with current events.”
As for Stephen, he’s taking his transition with the same sense of humor:
“I have nine months to make a show, just like a baby. So first, I should find out how you make a baby,” said Colbert, who ended his Comedy Central late-night show The Colbert Report last month.
We can’t wait.
Awkward much? Brian Williams admitted to watching daughter Allison Williams‘ explicit sex scene during the season premiere of GIRLS earlier this week. (To see what we’re talking about, click here.)
The veteran NBC news anchor took it well, however, saying he understands it’s all part of the job. According to the Daily News:
“She’s always been an actress. For us, watching her is the family occupation and everybody has to remember it’s acting, no animals were harmed during the filming, and ideally nobody gets hurt,” Williams told New York magazine in an interview about the 26-year-old “Peter Pan Live” star.
The stunning actress, who plays Marnie on the hit HBO show, also revealed that her parents are not fazed by the nudity, seeing as though she’s on her fourth season already: “They too are veterans of the show, so their thinking has changed as well,” she said.
Some information about the Beetlejuice sequel has finally been released.
Unlike the sequel to Ghostbusters, which is being rebooted with an entirely new cast, director Tim Burton has rejected the same idea and wants to keep Michael Keaton as the lead. According to Comic Book:
In a piece about Grahame-Smith in The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment news site notes that director Tim Burton picked Grahame-Smith to write the long-delayed Beetlejuice sequel. According to their report, Grahame-Smith is “rejecting the idea of rebooting the movie with a new star in favor of bringing Michael Keaton back in a sequel set in the present day.
Jimmy Kimmel is at it again. On his show last night, the comedian launched a college football version of his “Mean Tweets” segment. The video featured Florida State University head coach Jimbo Fisher, University of Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, Former Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke and University of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, plus ESPN’s Lee Corso, Heather Cox, Rece Davis, Chris Fowler, Lou Holtz, Desmond Howard, Mark May, Jesse Palmer, Tim Tebow, and Scott Van Pelt.
Watch the video above.
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