Peter Jackson gave background on what technological advances his team made in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey — particularly when it comes to Gollum. Stephen Colbert then shows off his Tolkien knowledge explaining why the author made one scene so much darker than the others. Plus, Peter hints at where theater-goers can spot his cameo in the film.
Matt Damon and Tom Hanks showed up on The Colbert Report to have some "spooky-time" fun with the audience. Matt was dressed in his trench best as Private Ryan since the "planned" segment about inexpensive Halloween costumes for kids was really a promotional parody for Tom's extensive filmography. Matt relished his cameo in the skit, and even took some time to rib his best friend and new neighbor, Ben Affleck. Get in on the joke with today's PopSugar Rush.
Anna Wintour kept the audience on The Colbert Report rolling in the aisles last night when she sat down to talk about the Costume Institute's new exhibit. When Wintour started lauding Miuccia Prada's work, host Stephen Colbert joked that he doesn't "really trust Prada. My understanding is, the devil wears Prada. And this is a Christian nation, Anna," he said.
To which Wintour could only reply, "That movie was so last year." Watch all of the hilarity below.
Sex columnist and It Gets Better creator Dan Savage stopped by The Colbert Report last night to discuss the merits of monogamy in marriage. Earlier this month in a New York Times Magazine profile, Dan argued that straight couples put too much weight on monogamy, which is problematic because many aren't very good at it. Stephen countered that if you don't have monogamy, a marriage is nothing more than a joint checking account. Dan went on to clarify his argument, explaining that if a couple agrees to monogamy, each spouse should honor that promise, but that we should be more realistic about what it takes for some to be sexually satisfied. Watch the two hash out the importance of only having sex with your spouse below.
Leave it to Stephen Colbert to discover the most resourceful solution for blocking the low-grade radiation emitted from cell phones — soak up the harmful waves with frozen food. The FCC's cell phone guidelines recommend keeping the device 15 mm away from the body, which is conveniently the width of a frozen burrito! Watch Stephen "cook" lunch while catching up with his grandma below.
James Franco got frank on the Colbert Report last night. When Stephen asked him why red carpets and the ladies aren't enough for the actor currently pursuing a PhD from Yale and other countless projects, James opened up about what drives his intellectual curiosities.
After James's controversial Oscar hosting gig, we wondered whether there were any more Francophiles out there; with news of his involvement in feature films, General Hospital, random art installations, and seemingly every prestigious grad program making headlines, Franco fatigue is in the air. This interview offers some insight into what makes James Franco tick, making him pretty likable again, in my opinion. What do you think?
In honor of his two-year anniversary as a late-night host, Jimmy Fallon unveiled his very own flavor of Ben & Jerry's earlier this week. While presenting his Late Night Snack, he also took a shot at Stephen Colbert's signature flavor, The Americone Dream. Well, Fallon's comments didn't fall on deaf ears, and Colbert made his counter-attack on The Colbert Report. When Jimmy showed up to defend himself, the late-night cohorts could barely contain their laughter as an all-out ice cream battle ensued. Check it out (but be warned: if you're anything like me, it might give you a craving for Ben & Jerry's).
The Goldman Sachs and Stephen Colbert debacle reached a high Tuesday night when Colbert received a letter from the lawyers at the bank. Here's a refresher of the drama: one of Colbert's staff found the credit card of Buckley T. Ratchford, a partner at Goldman Sachs, which the comedian used to try and blackmail Ratchford to come on his show by threatening to reveal a digit of his credit card number every night. This is part of his effort to get someone from one of the big banks to come onto his show to talk about Wall Street and bonuses, something that Colbert has been trying to do, but with no success.
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One of the funny highlights of the show was when Colbert reveals the first number of the card, a five, to which he says, "That's a good number. Indicates a high credit limit." Obviously it was a joke, but this made me wonder what what the first number of a credit card actually means. I found the answer on HowStuffWorks:
- 3: Travel or entertainment cards, like American Express and Diners club.
- 4: Visa, including Visa-branded debit and cash cards.
- 5: Mastercard and Mastercard-branded cards.
- 6: Discover card.
To satisfy your curiosity about what the rest of the digits mean, read on!
Stephen Colbert hosted his show from Washington DC last night, and got us excited for the premiere of The Real Housewives of DC with Andy Cohen, Bravo's vice president of production and programming. As he sipped a cocktail, Andy talked about the White House party crashers, who are cast members of The Real Housewives of DC.
Bravo was taping Tareq and Michaela Salahi when they crashed Obama's state dinner (the first time), and the event will play out in the eyes of the other housewives. But all these details were mere preparation for the interview's highlight: Andy and Stephen reenacting a fight between Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon from RHNY.
Declaring "The End of Men" on your magazine cover, as the Atlantic does this month, is an attention-grabber, no doubt. Stephen Colbert tackled the topic on last night's episode of The Colbert Report, where he spoke with author Hanna Rosin. But is her bold statement true?
The very lengthy article is definitely worth reading. Rosin notes that women are earning more college degrees than men — at a rate of three to two — and more couples at fertility clinics are selecting female babies. To take a look at the evidence for and against Rosin's argument, read more