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After a Decade, Craig Ferguson Says Farewell to The Late Late Show

20 December 2014 2:19 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

After another very high-profile farewell this week, Craig Ferguson, the host of The Late Late Show, made a quieter adieu. Ferguson called it quits when he found out he wasn't going to succeed David Letterman at The Late Show. As expected, his good-bye was modest and charming. "You came to a show that was a bit of a fixer-upper, and it kind of stayed that way," he said during his opening monologue. "But what I think we managed to do here was make something that wasn't here before."He also had a little song-and-dance number complete with drumming from his celebrity friends to cap it all off. Farewell, Craig. We wish you well. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Darlene Love Sings 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' For the Last Time on Letterman

20 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It has been a year for tearful farewells: Friday night, Darlene Love sang David Letterman's favorite Christmas song "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for the 22nd and final time on The Late Show. (Watch a supercut of all her previous visits here.) The 73-year-old singer first recorded the song back in 1963 for Phil Spector's Christmas album, and has warmed our holiday spirits on Letterman since. "I said I would never sing it again on another show," she said to Letterman before her piano-topping performance. "This is where it will end." »

- E. Alex Jung

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Mila and Ashton Leave Wyatt at Home For Game-Date Pda

20 December 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher packed on the Pda during a Friday date night at a Lakers game in La. The pair sat courtside in their first public joint appearance since Mila gave birth to daughter Wyatt in October. Ashton and Mila shared several kisses throughout the game, with Mila getting in a giggly mood after one particular smooch. The couple also posed for selfies with fans and shared a funny exchange with Kobe Bryant while he was on the court. The actress also gave a glimpse of a cute memento for her daughter - a silver necklace she wore that featured a "W" etched into a silver circle. The couple has slowly been getting back into public life since welcoming their first daughter two months ago. Mila recently gave her first postbaby interview on the Late Show With David Letterman, explaining that Wyatt's possibly rebellious teenage years will be "daddy's problem. »

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Five Burning Business Questions for the New Stephen Colbert

19 December 2014 2:17 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Colbert looked like he enjoyed his Comedy Central curtain call last night, which is good — because he’s got a hell of an encore in the wings.

Colbert, known for his spoofish portrayal of a bloviating political commentator on his “Colbert Report” for the past nine years, now must tackle an even more demanding performance. He will take the chair on CBS’ “The Late Show,” one of three be-all-to-everyone latenight programs set on the nation’s most-watched broadcast networks.

That move raises some questions. Sure, Colbert has been on other series, like “The Daily Show,” “The Dana Carvey Show,” “Strangers With Candy” and the early Comedy Central sketch-comedy effort “Exit 57,” but these were all in the satirical-comedy vein. “The Late Show” is a broad-skewing production that CBS is counting on to bring in more revenue — it will take ownership of the program, which has been the property of »

- Brian Steinberg

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The Colbert Report final episode: the perfect way to say goodbye

19 December 2014 1:11 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

On the final episode of the show, Stephen Colbert transformed himself into an immortal god, and rode off into the night with Santa and Abe Lincoln. Bidding adieu is hard – but he’ll be back

Hadley Freeman on life without Colbert

The Colbert Report: the 10 best moments

Much like hosting the Oscars or being a designated driver, taking a final bow on a late night talk show is a thankless task. The show will inevitably differ from the format that viewers know and love, so the last one has to be indelible. And how do you do that without cloying emotion or pandering to nostalgia? You do it like Stephen Colbert, on his final episode of The Colbert Report, which aired on Thursday night.

The other problem for most hosts, like Johnny Carson or Jay Leno (both times), is that this is their final moment on the public stage. »

- Brian Moylan

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Stephen Colbert's 5 Best Moments on The Colbert Report (Videos)

19 December 2014 11:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After nearly 10 years on the air, The Colbert Report ended its run Thursday with a star-studded farewell for its host, Stephen Colbert. (Or "Stephen Colbert," as it were.) Colbert didn't break character for a moment on the series finale. For those hoping for a heartwarming farewell speech, you were out of luck. However, his send-off was still plenty emotional. As his former boss Jon Stewart joined him onstage, the two began a rousing rendition of "We'll Meet Again," joined by James Franco, George Lucas, Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood, Patrick Stewart, Big Bird and many, many more. Of course, Colbert, 50, is moving on to greener pastures, »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Stephen Colbert's 5 Best Moments on The Colbert Report (Videos)

19 December 2014 11:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

After nearly 10 years on the air, The Colbert Report ended its run Thursday with a star-studded farewell for its host, Stephen Colbert. (Or "Stephen Colbert," as it were.) Colbert didn't break character for a moment on the series finale. For those hoping for a heartwarming farewell speech, you were out of luck. However, his send-off was still plenty emotional. As his former boss Jon Stewart joined him onstage, the two began a rousing rendition of "We'll Meet Again," joined by James Franco, George Lucas, Bryan Cranston, Elijah Wood, Patrick Stewart, Big Bird and many, many more. Of course, Colbert, 50, is moving on to greener pastures, »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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The Colbert Report Signs Off with an Epic Sing-Along and Sleigh Ride (Video)

19 December 2014 7:50 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He went out like he came in - in absurdly epic fashion. Stephen Colbert, who perfected biting political satire as the faux-bloviating host of The Colbert Report, wrapped up the Comedy Central show Thursday night after almost a decade on the air. And he had plenty of friends around to send him off right. As seen in the video above, dozens of stars turned out to wish him well - he takes over for the retiring David Letterman on CBS's The Late Show in May - by joining him in a rousing rendition of "We'll Meet Again." Colbert, 50, was then »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Stephen Colbert Says Goodbye in Style! See The Colbert Report's Celebrity-Filled Finale Sing-Along

19 December 2014 6:43 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Stephen Colbert knows how to say goodbye in style. The Colbert Report ended with one massive—and we mean Massive—sing-along featuring all your favorites. Seriously, everybody you love was there, from Bryan Cranston to Big Bird and everybody in between. Colbert assembled the dream team chorus to sing "We'll Meet Again." He got Pussy Riot, Bill Clinton, Cyndi Lauper, James Franco, Cookie Monster, Jeff Daniels, Katie Couric and dozens more for the big finale. Check out the video below. Where else are you going to see Andy Cohen and Henry Kissinger sing together? The Colbert Report came to an end after 10 seasons as host Stephen Colbert prepares to take over The Late Show from David Letterman. »

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Stephen Colbert Signs Off ‘Colbert Report’ with Star-Packed Sing-Along

18 December 2014 9:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Many wondered if Stephen Colbert, after playing a bloviating conservative for 1,447 episodes of his “Colbert Report,” might finally break character and just speak as Stephen Colbert, human being, in Thursday’s final episode. He did not.

Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if you don’t want to learn details about Stephen Colbert’s final “Colbert Report” on Comedy Central before you’ve seen it for yourself.

In fact, Colbert took things in the opposite direction. In the show’s middle segment, he defeated death and then declared himself immortal. After a commercial break, he warbled the Ross Parke and Hughie Charles tune “We’ll Meet Again” with a wide-ranging and random assortment of well-wishers -ranging from George Lucas to Katie Couric, to Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Arianna Huffington to Cookie Monster – then took off in a sled to Eternity with Santa Claus, Abraham Lincoln and “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek. »

- Brian Steinberg

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James Franco, Bryan Cranston Help Us Bid Adieu To Stephen Colbert and ‘The Colbert Report’

18 December 2014 9:30 PM, PST | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

-Courtney Enlow

“Folks, if this is your first time tuning into The Colbert Report, I have some terrible news for you.” With a mighty leap over the word “grippest,” Stephen Colbert began his final episode of The Colbert Report.

For the first half, it was actually a very normal episode, with talk of Syria, a shout-out to the Prescott Group, and a special “The Word” devoted to Colbert’s impact on television. Oh, and he also killed Death. Shooting Grimmy the Grim Reaper, he was rendered immortal. Your standard stuff. I’m pretty sure that’s how Jack Parr went off the air.

But it wasn’t all the fantastically self-important bombast we’ve loved since 2005. For starters, the auction Colbert held for his desk and fireplace earned over $313,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. And, he thanked his audience, his “Nation,” for everything he’s done over the past nine years. »

- VH1

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Craig Ferguson Tells Why He Won't Cry on his Final Episode of Late Late Show

18 December 2014 12:40 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Craig Ferguson will host his final Late Late Show on Friday, wrapping up a stellar decade-long run. Ahead of the big night, People spoke to the 52-year-old Scot about why he was ready to walk away from the franchise and how he changed the late-night genre. When did you know it was time to leave late night? "I knew when I signed my contract the last time, that was it. It began to feel repetitive. I will have done more than 2,000 shows by the time I'm done. That's a lot of shows. It's time for a change. I don't know what's next, »

- lynette rice, @lynetterice

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I’m Happy for Colbert, But Let’s Be Clear: We’re Losing One of TV’s Greatest Characters

18 December 2014 12:05 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The original version of this piece ran on April 10, 2014, when news first broke that Stephen Colbert would be taking over The Late Show. We are republishing it as part of our series of Colbert tributes. Earlier this week, we published an Irish Wake of sorts for The Colbert Report, filled with friends, fans, and former guests looking back at the show and Stephen Colbert's brilliant work on it. Everyone was optimistic about Colbert's future as host of CBS's The Late Show. Ken Burns said, "He has to be himself on late night, and that self is so extraordinary that I think people will be very, very surprised and pleased by how he does it." I get the confidence, I really do: Over the course of over nine years and 1,400 episodes, he has proven himself to be exceptionally likable and amazingly funny. I am truly happy for Stephen »

- Jesse David Fox

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‘The Colbert Report’ By the Numbers

18 December 2014 11:29 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Stephen Colbert takes his final bow on “The Colbert Report” tonight with the 1,477th episode of the Comedy Central show that made him a star.

Colbert made his debut as the bombastic conservative commentator on Oct. 17, 2005, after eight years as a correspondent and writer on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” Comedy Central will fill his slot with “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,” beginning Jan. 19.

The Colbert Report” has grabbed an Emmy nom for best variety series every year since its debut. Colbert and Co. took home the trophy in 2013 and again this year, ending “The Daily Show’s” 10-year winning streak. Colbert is widely admired by other comedians for keeping the parody of cable news talk shows from growing stale even after nine years.

Next year, Colbert is moving up the dial to succeed David Letterman as host of CBS’ “The Late Show.” Here’s a by-the-numbers look »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Before Stephen Colbert's Final Colbert Report, Check Out These 12 Fascinating Facts About Him!

18 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We'll be the first to admit we are so not ready to say goodbye to The Colbert Report. Sure, we'll be getting Stephen Colbert back on our TV's in a regular fashion soon when he takes over for David Letterman as host of The Late Show in the fall, but it just won't be the same. Colbert won't be his pundit-spoofing persona we've come to know and love like family since he first debuted it back in 2005. So before Colbert files his final Colbert Report tonight at 11:31 p.m. on Comedy Central (with Grimmy as his final guest!), click through our gallery below to learn 12 fascinating facts about the host to prepare for the goodbye we know we can't put off any longer. »

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Darlene Love talks singing 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' on 'Letterman' -- for the last time

17 December 2014 1:36 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

David Letterman's reign as host of The Late Show ends in May 2015—and Friday marks his last holiday broadcast. Which means the episode will also be the last one to feature Darlene Love singing "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)." Love first performed the song on Letterman's show in 1986, when he was still hosting Late Night on NBC. 28 years later, the tradition is still going strong...until the end of the week, at least. In advance of the performance, EW talks to the vocalist about the origins of the tradition, the end of an era, and why the song won't be leaving TV for good. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’ Farewell Starts Friday With A Simple Christmas Song

17 December 2014 11:52 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Darlene Love gets lots of offers around this time of year to belt out her well-worn Yuletide hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” made famous by its appearance on a 1963 album of holiday songs produced by the legendary Phil Spector. She has given serious consideration to just one for the last 28 years: David Letterman’s.

Next year, she will have to make new plans.

When Love (pictured above) sings her song on CBS’ “The Late Show” this Friday, she will be sounding a different kind of note.  Letterman’s annual “Holiday Show” will mark the start of the durable latenight program’s farewell. Letterman has announced he will step down after CBS broadcasts its May 20 episode, which means that this Friday’s  telecast will stand as “a real iconic moment,” said Bill Scheft, a writer who has been with Letterman since 1991, during a recent appearance on a panel at The Paley Center for Media. »

- Brian Steinberg

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Anna Kendrick Talks Dildos, Sleepwalking on Ambien With David Letterman: "I Wake Up to a Surprise Every Time"

17 December 2014 5:31 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Adventures in Ambien! Anna Kendrick was her usual charming self on Tuesday, Dec. 16, when she stopped by the Late Show With David Letterman to promote her new movie musical, Into the Woods, and ended up talking instead about sex toys and sleepwalking. Asked about her flight the night before from London, the Pitch Perfect 2 star, 29, launched into a funny story about taking the sleep aid Ambien to knock herself out. "It's a hell of a drug, a hell of a drug," she told Letterman. [...] »

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Best of Late Night TV: Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon Return to Summer Camp; Anna Kendrick Gets Sex Toy (Video)

16 December 2014 11:20 PM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

Justin & Jimmy - together again! Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon shared another sketch as kids at summer camp at Camp Winnipesaukee. This time it's 1997 and they sing "Jumper" from Third Eye Blind. They sang "Only Wanna Be With You" and "Africa" in previous camp videos. Best friends forever!

Justin wasn't even a guest on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday. Instead, Nicki Minaj and Christoph Waltz were on the show. Nicki compared yearbook photos with Jimmy, and admitted - before she was a rapper - she used to be a bad office manager and she was a rude waitress in New York. She told the audience she probably served a »

- Gina Carbone

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Larry Wilmore bothers restaurant diners in 'The Nightly Show' teaser

16 December 2014 11:49 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Once The Colbert Report goes off the air and host Stephen Colbert moves on from Comedy Central to replace David Letterman on The Late ShowJon Stewart's The Daily Show will get a new late-night companion: Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show, which released its first teaser Tuesday. Created by Stewart, The Nightly Show will focus on people and topics less represented in the media. “It’s a show about underdogs," Wilmore told the New York Times in November, "and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”" Wilmore currently holds the »

- Ariana Bacle

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