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Jon Stewart Renders Judgment on "Central Jersey" Debate on 'The Late Show'

Jon Stewart returned to The Late Show on Thursday night to add his voice to the ongoing hyper-regional, Garden State-specific argument over the existence of a so-called "Central Jersey."

The debate began when new New Jersey governor Phil Murphy said in a speech, "We are one New Jersey, North, Central and South," sparking stories and numerous social media posts about whether a "Central" New Jersey existed.

After Colbert spoke with Murphy himself, who called Central Jersey "a little bit of a mystical journey, a ...
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‘Daily Show’ Anchor Trevor Noah on Crowded Time Slot: ‘We’re the Only Late-Night Show With a Host of Color’

‘Daily Show’ Anchor Trevor Noah on Crowded Time Slot: ‘We’re the Only Late-Night Show With a Host of Color’
The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah argues he stands apart in an increasingly crowded late-night space.

“We’re the only late-night show with a host of color,” Noah told TheWrap. “We are the only late-night show that has an international voice that speaks to politics,” added the South Africa native.

Noah’s tenure at the “Daily Show” has come during a time when the late-night space has undergone numerous changes. When his predecessor, Jon Stewart, was the host, late-night was dominated by the likes of Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, with Jimmy Kimmel joining the fray in 2003.

Also Read: Trevor Noah Tells Kirstjen Nielsen Where Else She Can't Eat Thanks to Child Detainments (Video)

But a lot has changed since then.

Both Leno and Letterman have since left the airwaves (though Letterman now has a talk show with Netflix), and the past few years have seen the debuts of John Oliver,
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No One Noticed Trevor Noah's Big Role in Black Panther

No One Noticed Trevor Noah's Big Role in Black Panther
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has finally let everybody in on his secret "high level" role in Black Panther. Noah took over for Jon Stewart on the hit Comedy Central show back in 2015 and has been taking the news broadcast to new places, including Wakanda. Marvel's Black Panther came out in February of this year and quickly started breaking box office records and went on to earn over a billion dollars during its theatrical run. But, not many people know that Trevor Noah was actually in the hit film.

Trevor Noah stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk politics as well as promote his new book and was eventually asked about his role in Black Panther. Noah started off by joking that director Ryan Coogler had contacted him to play the titular character and then claimed that he was too busy with The Daily Show to commit.
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Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Emmy Predictions 2018: Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Year’s Winner: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: Though the category has only been in existence for three years, only “The Daily Show” or “Daily Show” alumni have won: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

Fun Fact: To that end, only men named Jon/John have won.

“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” has won two years running, and the hit HBO late night series isn’t slowing down in 2018; it’s a major threat to take home the trophy again. But before we get to Phase Two, there are only a few slots up for grabs and quite a few shows looking to fill them.

Of last year’s nominees, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” have only strengthened their cases. “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” has a bit of a controversy to contend with,
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Marc Maron: ‘I’m familiar with coke, anger, bullying, selfishness’

The Glow star and hit podcaster talks drugs, divorces and his ‘horrible’ feud with Jon Stewart

The night before I meet Marc Maron, I go to his standup show in London. These days Maron is best known for his hugely popular podcast, Wtf with Marc Maron, which he started in 2009, and on which he has interviewed everyone from Barack Obama to Keith Richards and Chris Rock. He conducts most of the interviews from his garage in La, and they are almost always revealing and always entertaining. In 2010, Robin Williams talked about his depression and addictions, four years before he killed himself. Obama talked about the racism and African American stereotypes that shaped his sense of self. Wtf now gets 7m downloads a month.

But in the 90s, when I first discovered him, Maron was not known for his empathetic dialogues; rather, he was seen as an aggressive monologuer. Back then,
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Why Has the Old ‘Colbert Report’ Time Slot Been Such a Black Hole for Comedy Central?

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Why Has the Old ‘Colbert Report’ Time Slot Been Such a Black Hole for Comedy Central?
The Colbert Report” came to a close in December 2014. Since then, nothing has stuck in Comedy Central’s 11:30 p.m. time slot.

That trend continued on Friday, when the Viacom cable channel announced it was ending Jordan Klepper’s “The Opposition” after just one season. Comedy Central isn’t sending Klepper as a talent packing, however, as he’s getting a weekly primetime series at the network.

After the finale of “The Opposition” airs on June 28, repeats of “The Office” will temporarily take over 11:30 until Comedy Central comes up with a permanent (as permanent as any of these plug-ins have been) solution for the half-hour. It’s been a familiar pattern, one that is hopefully solved by the latest round of late-night development over there.

Also Read: Comedy Central Cancels 'The Opposition' - But Orders New Jordan Klepper Series

Weeks after “Colbert” ended so Stephen Colbert could take his CBS gig,
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What’s Wrong With Emmy’s Reality-Competition Category? (Column)

In the early days of the outstanding reality-competition show category at the Emmys, it was a yearly ritual: Watching the team behind CBS’s “The Amazing Race” collect their prize. It was a fitting annual tribute to a show whose globetrotting production necessarily presented challenges beyond what happened on the sets of “American Idol” or “Dancing With the Stars.” And then, in 2010, the streak was broken, with Bravo’s “Top Chef” taking the prize. “This is something that we never expected,” producer Dan Cutforth said at the ceremony, “and I think a lot of people come up here and say this,
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Greenlight For "Green Lantern"

DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns will step down to enter into an exclusive writer-producer deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, launching Mad Ghost Productions to produce the long-developing feature "Green Lantern Corps", based on DC Comics' 'intergalactic' police force, focusing on characters 'Hal Jordan' and 'Jon Stewart':

"I took on a role at Dce because I love the characters and this universe more than anything," said Johns.

"But, I want to spend my days writing and on set. I'm thrilled to get back to a more hands-on creative role.

" It’s a dream job on dream projects, reaching even deeper into DC’s vast pantheon of characters..."

Created in 1959 for DC Comics, by writer John Broome and illustrator Gil Kane the 'Green Lantern Corps' patrol the 'DC Universe' on behalf of the 'Guardians', a race of immortals residing on the planet 'Oa'.

The Corps,
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Jon Stewart Defends Samantha Bee’s Controversial Remarks About Ivanka Trump

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Jon Stewart defends Samantha Bee after she apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c–t” on her show Full Frontal, which caused a lot of controversy. Last week, Bee experienced major backlash after commenting on Ivanka’s post of her with her son, which was seen as a bit tone-deaf due to the fact it was shared following […]

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Jon Stewart on Sam Bee Controversy: Trump Doesn't 'Give a Sh-t About the Word 'C-nt''

Jon Stewart on Sam Bee Controversy: Trump Doesn't 'Give a Sh-t About the Word 'C-nt''
Jon Stewart defended his former Daily Show collaborator Samantha Bee in a recent interview, dismissing the notion that the Full Frontal host's controversial description of Ivanka Trump as a "feckless cunt" offended the president. "They don't give a shit about the word 'cunt,'" the comedian said of the White House during a Sunday Q&A with the San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Beast reports. "That is probably – [President Trump] says that instead of 'please,' I'm guessing."

Bee hurled the headline-generating insult during a recent episode of her TBS series, Full Frontal,
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Jon Stewart On Samantha Bee: White House “Does Not Give A Sh*t About Word ‘C**t’ “

Like those retiring Gop politicians who dare to confront President Donald Trump because they have no seat to lose, Jon Stewart became the late-night comic to blast back at Trump’s demand Samantha Bee be fired over a Full Frontal remark. Bee, Stewart's longest-serving The Daily Show correspondent, called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c**t” on air last week for posting a photo of herself holding one of her children, when the White House adviser has done nothing to stop her…
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Jon Stewart Defends Sam Bee, Says Trump Likely Uses C-Word All the Time

Jon Stewart Defends Sam Bee, Says Trump Likely Uses C-Word All the Time
Jon Stewart is standing by a former member of his “best f—king news team ever.”

During a Q&A in San Francisco on Sunday night, Stewart came to the defense of Samantha Bee — a former Daily Show correspondent — who was criticized in May for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless c—t” on an episode of Full Frontal.

Bee apologized soon after the backlash began, expressing her regret for using an “inappropriate and inexcusable” word to describe the First Daughter. TBS also issued an apology, saying “those words should not have been aired.”

But when asked about the controversy surrounding Bee’s insult,
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Jon Stewart Defends Samantha Bee, Says Outrage Part of a Right-Wing "Game"

Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has felt the full force of a conservative backlash after using a vulgar epithet to describe Ivanka Trump, but the comedian still has her defenders and got some welcome support from former boss Jon Stewart, a veteran of Republican animus, at Sunday's Clusterfest comedy festival in San Francisco.

According to a report in The Daily Beast, Stewart was asked about the Bee controversy during a Q&A session. The former Daily Show host took exception to White House tactics to get the TBS show canceled, arguing that it was all part of a "game" that the political right ...
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‘Ultimate dad’ Jon Stewart stuns fans by completing American Ninja Warrior course at age 56

American Ninja Warrior legend Jon Stewart broke his Own record yesterday to become the oldest man to complete one of the competition’s fabled qualifying courses. The 56-year-old construction manager and rock climber came 13th in the Dallas qualifiers to move on to the City Finals, completing the course in 5:43.61 as his thrilled family looked on. Fans were left stunned by his amazing feat. One said on YouTube: “I can’t believe he did that for his age!” Another added: “When you consider all the competitors who are twice as fit and aren’t even half of Jon’s age that didn’t make it, […]

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Samantha Bee Faces Backlash for Vulgar Ivanka Trump Slam

Samantha Bee Faces Backlash for Vulgar Ivanka Trump Slam
Updated: Samantha Bee is facing a social media storm following her vulgar slam against Ivanka Trump on Wednesday’s edition of “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.”

In a segment about President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, Bee referred to Trump’s daughter, who is a White House adviser, as a “feckless c—” for posting a photo of herself with her young child after a week of headlines about federal authorities losing track of some 1,500 migrant children who were separated from their parents.

Bee’s remark is drawing comparisons to the racist slur posted by Roseanne Barr earlier this week, a
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BuzzFeed Plans ‘Kamp Kona’ Concert Tour to Drive Fans to Hyundai

BuzzFeed wants its readers to get away from the screen and to go outside.

The popular news-and-video site, controlled in part by NBCUniversal, is getting into the professional concert business – and it’s towing Hyundai along for the ride. A three-city music tour, “Kamp Kona,” will make stops in Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Marfa, Texas, headlined by electronica artist Dan Deacon. Attendees will get to look at some of Hyundai’s Kona vehicles, aimed as an offering to younger consumers looking to purchase their first SUV. Kamp Kona starts in Santa Fe on June 9, hits L.A. on June
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Jordan Klepper (‘The Opposition’) on getting ‘overwhelmed after a full day of digesting Donald Trump’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Jordan Klepper (‘The Opposition’) on getting ‘overwhelmed after a full day of digesting Donald Trump’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“I get overwhelmed after a full day of digesting whatever Donald Trump has put out there along with your Sean Hannity’s and Laura Ingraham’s. There’s days where you just feel numb,” reveals Jordan Klepper, host of “The Opposition” for Comedy Central. Klepper tells us in our recent chat (watch the video above) that days like that are when he finds he needs to turn himself off from everything and lose himself in things like reality television or sports. He confesses that he obsessed with “The Great British Baking Show”: “Even though it’s a competition, it’s kind and everyone supports each other. That’s the world I want to live in, one that’s filled with tea and crumpets and beautiful cakes made by 50-year-old British plumbers.”

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Klepper’s show,
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Samantha Bee Reveals What Canadians Think Of America

On Thursday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live”, Samantha Bee revealed what her Canadian family really thinks of the United States. “What part of Canada are you from?” host Kimmel asked Bee. “I’m from Toronto,” Bee said to a cheering crowd. Read More: Jon Stewart defends Stephen Colbert’s ‘potty mouth’ during ‘Daily Show’ reunion “Deceased Rob Ford’s brother, Doug Ford, is running for premier
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Meryl Streep’s Silence on ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Set Threw Anne Hathaway Into a ‘Demonic Pit’ of Anxiety (Video)

Meryl Streep’s Silence on ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Set Threw Anne Hathaway Into a ‘Demonic Pit’ of Anxiety (Video)
Meryl Streep’s frostiness on the set of “Devil Wears Prada” gave Anne Hathaway more than a chill.

On Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show” the “Ocean’s 8” actress explained to host Stephen Colbert how her anxiety around her distant co-star on the set of the 2006 comedy — in which Streep played high fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly and Hathaway her assistant Andy — got so bad she felt like she was being “throw into a demonic pit.”

“There’s a scene where Andy and Miranda are getting out of a car, and in order to get the shot Meryl and I had to sit in the car and circle,” Hathaway explained. “Now, Meryl was kind of an island unto herself when we filmed this, so I didn’t get to talk to her too much. But I was going to get a whole scene to sit into a car with her just her and me.
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Jon Stewart Steals ‘Late Show’ From Under Stephen Colbert’s Desk

A raffle winner who participated in an online fundraiser for autism research got to spend Stephen Colbert’s Late Show monologue under his desk, with Jon Stewart. To prove he and Rachel actually were under the desk, Stewart read that day’s banner headline from The Failing Late Show Times: "Jon Stewart Under Colbert Desk." While Colbert tried to report that Barack and Michelle Obama had signed a deal to produce programming for Netflix, one of which he hoped would be called A…
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