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Stephen Colbert name-checks Kardashians, offers to fund democracy itself in political op-ed

Stephen Colbert wrote an opinion piece today for The State, the largest newspaper in his native South Carolina, to address rumors he’d attempted to buy the naming rights to his home state’s 2012 Republican primary. In the op-ed, Colbert found a way to rope in Tostitos, the Kardashians, Ronald Reagan, and, of course, the South Carolina Republican Party. He claimed the Party had strongly considered his offer (a fact they have denied) and, in the spirit of Southern chivalry, kept his offer on the table. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert aims firepower at grinches -- VIDEO

On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert took on those who would dare call a Christmas tree a holiday tree, department stores who’ve done away with gift wrapping (the visual approximation of one spokesperson is classic), and Santas who feel compelled to tell children on their laps that he and the Mrs. can’t afford an iPad. After nearly breaking down sharing a painful childhood memory, he announced one bit of good news on the “Christmas war front” — the Scottsdale Gun Club is letting parents and their children pose with Santa and the weapons of their choice. Cue Colbert’s near makeout session with his Santa hat-wearing handgun, Sweetness. Watch it below. Just another reason why The Colbert Report made Ken Tucker’s list of the Top 10 TV shows of the year. READ FULL STORY

GOP debate moderators: The Donald out, Stephen Colbert still very much in

Much like Herman Cain dropping out of the presidential race, the news that Donald Trump will no longer be moderating his own GOP debate in Iowa is tremendously disappointing (to the world of comedy). Of course, no one may have been more let down than The Donald The Trump’s BFF Stephen Colbert, who announced his own South Carolina Seriously, Classy Debate (Sometime in January) last week.

But rather than scold his bestie for his decision to drop out, citing the possibility of Trump’s own “candidacy for president of the United States as an Independent” (“This would be hugely embarrassing — if that were an emotion he were capable of feeling”), Colbert simply decided to re-announce his own spectacularly awesome-sounding debate on The Colbert Report last night. (His possibly-televised-by-National-Geographic debate will not only be held in a zoo, but a polar bear will pick the winner!) Heck, even Newt Gingrich and, less to Colbert’s delight, Rick Santorum (he probably Googled him) are invited. Watch: READ FULL STORY

In your (golden) face, Trump! Colbert announces his own Serious, Classy Republican debate

Stephen Colbert, he of many celebrity frenemies, has challenged his fellow politically active pal Donald Trump by announcing that he too will moderate a Republican debate. Only his will be in his home state of South Carolina and, unlike Trump’s, it will be very serious and very classy. Hence the name, Stephen Colbert’s South Carolina Serious, Classy Republican Debate.

During Tuesday night’s installment of The Colbert Report, the host not only called out Trump for stepping on his turf, as well as being “A clown, only with more makeup,” “A toddler wearing man pants,” and my personal favorite, “A gin-soaked raisin that fell into a nuclear reactor,” but reinstated that, between his unrelenting power (talks on the phone with The Pope, provides gluten-free crackers for The Black Keys) and his Super Pac, he is the only real man for the job. Colbert then claimed his debate will “happen sometime in January” on Animal Planet. (EW reached out to reps at The Colbert Report to find out if the funnyman would really be holding a GOP debate in South Carolina, but they did did not respond to our request at press time.)

Watch Colbert’s announcement of the “most influential debate since the dawn of television” below. (Don’t worry Herman Cain, you’re still invited!) READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon become six-month mortal enemies. So who's Colbert's new BFF?

Sept. 3rd marked a momentous occasion for Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon: The end of their six-month BFF courtship. Only problem is, both men forgot the date, as they are both terrible at counting on their fingers and keeping track of the months. The two figured it out when Fallon dropped by The Colbert Report Thursday night to bring his temporary friend his favorite tea (Jasmine Pomegranate Zinger!) and take a trip down memory lane (through their Pensieve!). After re-living all the fun (tandem bike riding, slumber parties, killing finding a drifter), Colbert and Fallon soon realized they’d already surpassed their friendship expiration date. (“I just realized I haven’t liked you for twelve days,” Colbert says.) In addition to already being Emmy rivals on Sunday, they would now have to be eternal enemies… for six months. Thankfully, someone special in the audience volunteered to be Colbert’s new BFF. Let’s just say it’s another person with a penchant for giggling. Watch the full, hilarious clip: READ FULL STORY

Gerard Depardieu blames plane incident on prostate problems, Stephen Colbert lampoons 'Anderson Pooper'

Gerard Depardieu was “stone-cold sober” when he publicly urinated in a plane cabin this week, his friend Edouard Baer, who was traveling with him at the time, said in a statement to French media. As reported by BBC News, Baer claims he passed his fellow actor a bottle to relieve himself since he was told he could not use the restroom while the plane was stuck on the tarmac and it simply overflowed. “Gerard was upset at this and offered to clean up the mess,” Baer said. “He has prostate problems and it was very worrying and humiliating for him.”

Now, the story has shifted to Anderson Cooper’s gigglefest and weakness for “celebrity poop puns” while reporting the news. His rival Stephen Colbert poked fun of “Anderson Pooper” on last night’s Colbert Report. Watch that below. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert: Michele Bachmann polls well with people she paid to vote for her

Stephen Colbert’s campaign to propel Rick Parry to victory in the Ames Republican Straw Poll failed, but he was simply outmaneuvered. As eventual winner Michele Bachmann explained to a crowd of supporters, she was offering voters an air conditioned tent, chairs, Randy Travis LIVE!, and a petting zoo! Also… money. (Which is the norm for the Ames straw poll.) Her campaign reportedly sponsored 6,000 people for the $30 fee it cost to vote. Some rushed right to the polls to deliver Bachmann her victory. Others, apparently, went to the mall.

“Bachmann got a commanding 80 percent of the votes she paid for,” said Colbert. “That’s pretty impressive. I say this proves she could win the general election assuming she can get 50 million voters into a field, pack them with barbecue, and let their children pet Randy Travis.” Take a look at Colbert’s post-Ames analysis. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert PAC commercials target Texas gov Rick Perry

With James Brolin from The West Wing Texas governor Rick Perry poised to enter the Republican presidential race tomorrow — the same day as the important Ames Straw Poll in Iowa — he already has more to worry about than Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and other rival candidates. He has to worry about Rick Parry. Though Perry isn’t officially on the ballot tomorrow, his supporters are encouraging voters to write-in his name as their top choice. Not so fast, says Stephen Colbert’s ColbertSuperPAC. The semi-serious political action committee takes umbrage with out-of-state carpetbaggers with their bags of carpets telling Iowans who to vote for, and it is fighting fire with fire extinguishers. Vote for Rick Parry tomorrow — “That’s Parry with an A for America, with an A for Iowa.” Watch the recent ads. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert files for political action committee after 5-1 FEC ruling

Stephen Colbert claimed victory today after the Federal Election Commission granted him a unique loophole to use his network’s finances to run his newly formed political action committee. In a 5-1 decision, commissioners granted the Comedy Central comic a media exemption to campaign finance rules that will allow The Colbert Report to produce ads supporting or opposing federal candidates.

After the ruling, Colbert filed papers to officially create Colbert Super PAC and then addressed a crowd of supporters outside:“It has been said that freedom isn’t free. Today, we have placed a sizable down payment. Today, we put liberty on layaway.” Watch his speech after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Stephen Colbert vs. BFF Jimmy Fallon in the battle for Emmy: It. Is. On.

It’s been three long years since the hilarious late night battle royale between Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Conan O’Brien, (Coco had another decidedly less funny war he had to conquer since then) but that doesn’t mean there isn’t another round of TV-host terrorizing on the verge of erupting.

It seems Jimmy Fallon will be next to square off against the two Comedy Central comics, at least if he continues to irk Emmy’s reigning king Stewart and his current (well, at least until September 3) BFF Colbert. The Colbert Report host more or less declared war, accusing Fallon of continuing to ride his coattails. READ FULL STORY

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