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Carey Mulligan struggles to explain 'Great Gatsby' plot to Colbert -- VIDEO

Last night The Colbert Report was the inaugural episode of cOlbert’s Book Club (it’s not an Oprah rip-off!) featuring a discussion about F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Colbert definitely read the book so he was all prepared for his scholarly chat with novelist Jennifer Egan with questions such as, “Great Gatsby or the greatest Gatsby?” But, as was obvious to the audience, he secretly didn’t read the book at all, so he met up with Carey Mulligan to compare notes on the famous tale — which should be easy for her, as she stars as Daisy in the movie.

Colbert — decked out as Gatsby, naturally — attempted to get Mulligan’s help with the plot. She names the characters Daisy, Nick and Gatsby, but when it comes to what, you know, actually happened in the book, things fall apart. “He is a movie stunt driver… who also drives getaway cars… who gets in trouble with these really bad guys and he hammers a nail into their head… and that’s the end,” she explained.

Note to high schoolers: This is the plot of Drive. Do not use this in your English papers. After that mishap, Mulligan was forced to confess she never read the book either, and also, she may not be able to read at all.

To say anything else would give too much away, but heads-up to Reading Rainbow fans — you’re going to want to check this out. Watch below: READ FULL STORY

'The Great Gatsby' premiere: On the scene report

It seems only fitting that the New York City premiere for the The Great Gatsby — a movie set in a time of over-the-top indulgence — would be, well, grand.

From a seemingly never-ending red carpet lined with a Tiffany blue backdrop (the jeweler was one of the sponsors of the opening) to the corrals of fans gathered around the Lincoln Center to applaud and squeal at every arrival, the red carpet felt more like a lead-in to a big awards show than it did a typical movie opening.

While Jay-Z whisked inside with a quick wave to fans, the film’s stars — including Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Amitabh Bachchan —  stopped to chat on the carpet. Here’s what they had to say:

Leonardo DiCaprio, on relating to his character, Jay Gatsby: “This novel took on a whole new meaning for me when I became an adult. I really connected and was fascinated by the loneliness and isolation of this man that is a part of this new America that is emerging as this superpower,” said DiCaprio, who we’re pretty sure we saw taking a selfie inside the theater. (See, he’s just like one of us!) READ FULL STORY

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