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Not only did the Late Show rookie land the coveted post-game time slot on CBS — marking the first time a late-night program has aired after the NFL championship — but he was tasked with pulling off a live broadcast just moments after the Denver Broncos won the Lombardi Trophy.
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Like any real-time television event, Colbert’s post-Super Bowl outing suffered a few technical mishaps, particularly when the affable host kept asking his producers, »
The first trailer has arrived for CBS' "Rush Hour," the TV series reboot of the Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker action comedy series. John Foo and Justin Hires take on the role of the Hong Kong detective and fast-talking Los Angeles cop respectively who are reluctantly partnered to take down dangerous criminals.
The original film's director Brett Ratner and "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence are producing with Jon Turteltaub ("National Treasure") helming the pilot. The trailer unfortunately is just not good, the casting in particular doesn't seem great while the trailer itself has a derivative feel. Hopefully it's only a bad promo, but we'll find out for ourselves when the series premieres March 31st.
- Garth Franklin
15 years ago today, we finally learned the cause of Homer Simpson’s sub-normal intelligence. “The Simpsons” episode “Homr” gave us an answer as to how Homer could get his arms stuck in not one but two vending machines and forget the word for spoon (“that metal … dealy… you use to… dig… food?”). In that season 12 episode — which aired on January 7, 2001 — an x-ray reveals that Homer has a crayon lodged in his brain that’s been there since he was six years old. When Homer gets the crayon removed, his Iq skyrockets, and he’s suddenly no longer the village idiot. But once he realizes he’s happier when he’s dumber (despite a newfound connection to his intelligent daughter Lisa), he has the crayon re-inserted into his brain. Other notable January 7 happenings in pop culture history: • 1929: The comic strip “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century” (then called “Buck Rogers 2429 A. »
- Emily Rome
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