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Stephen Colbert is bringing Middle Earth to Midtown Manhattan. A devoted fan of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy series, Colbert will celebrate the release of the first chapter of the big screen adaptation of The Hobbit with an entire week dedicated to the film on his Comedy Central series, The Colbert Report. He will welcome as guests Sir Ian McKellan, who plays Gandalf, on Monday, December 3; Martin Freeman, who plays Bilbo Baggins, on Tuesday; director Peter Jackson on Wednesday; and Andy Serkis, who plays Gollum, on Friday. Colbert has made no secret of his love for the series; he

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