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“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. »
Neil Young is as busy as ever, promoting a new book, Special Deluxe: A Memoir of Life and Cars; an upcoming album, Storytone; and the heavily hyped Pono Music Player. Oh, and he's also trying to help save the planet by calling for an end to fracking. The rock legend dropped by The Colbert Report on Tuesday and discussed all of the above with host Stephen Colbert, whose ultra-conservative persona (naturally) took issue with just about everything Young had to say.
"Thank you for dressing up for the occasion," Colbert tells his guest. »
Stephen Colbert and Neil Young dueled on guitars and American flag microphones to figure out “Who's Gonna Stand Up? (and Save the Earth)’ on Tuesday's ‘Colbert Report.” After a touching verse from the real singer/songwriter of the duet, imploring that rescuing the environment “all starts with you and me,” Colbert's Comedy Central character took the unpopular stance. “I know it feels good to save the Earth/but what if the dolphins attack us first?” Colbert sang. “Solar power is bound to fail/I say it's time we frack the whales.” See video: Stephen Colbert, the Grim Reaper Mark Final »
- Tony Maglio
No longer considering it a spoiler, director Seth MacFarlane has decided to reveal one of the big cameos from his upcoming Western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West with a new set photo. That's right! Being a Universal Pictures release has its perks, as Doc Brown makes his triumphant return to the big screen this summer. Seth MacFarlane is seen here standing alongside Christopher Lloyd who reprises his role from the 1990 sequel Back To The Future Part III. Will Doc Brown contribute to one of the million ways to die? Or will he meet the Grim Reaper himself? Fans will remember that Emmett actually bites the big one in a gun battle before Marty McFly arrives in the past to save his friend. Will we finally get to see that pre-McFly bit of history play out?
Well, since the cat's outta the bag... pic.twitter.com/z »
4 items from 2014
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