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The opportunity was there for Robert Pattinson last night.Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis Premiere Pic

Making his first public appearance since news of Kristen Stewart cheating on him with Rupert Sanders broke, the actor appeared as a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

And the host good-naturedly broached the topic right away, asking Pattinson what he's been up to and adding: "Are you all right? Is everything OK? I'm worried about you."

Did Rob take the bait? Did he throw Stewart under a bus on national television?

Robert Pattinson and Jon Stewart

Nope.

"My biggest problem in my life is I'm cheap, and I didn't hire a publicist," Pattinson replied. "I'm going to hire a publicist."

Stewart then broke out some Ben & Jerry's and tried to bond with the handsome star.

"Now, we're just a couple of gals talking," Stewart said. "All right... Tell me everything."

Pattinson went along with the joke, laughing about splitting open his Spanx and only grew serious after Stewart noted that - for young people - going through a breakup often feels like the end of the world. To this, Robert simply responded:

"It is."

But he proceeded to tell the audience it was okay and no one should feel sorry for him. Talk then turned to the film Pattinson was there to promote, Cosmopolis.

It was a deftly handled interview on both sides, with the Stewart-sized elephant in the room acknowledged in a funny, classy way... given the circumstances. Watch the full exchange below.

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Slamming NBC's coverage of the Summer Olympics has become as much of a sport these days as swimming, archery or basketball.

The network is not airing many key events as they happen. It's even spoiling its very own primetime tapings by announcing the winner of various races earlier in the day. It's a mess all around.

But Jon Stewart has found a different reason to go off on NBC: its decision to cutaway from an Opening Ceremony tribute to the victims of the 7/7/05 bombing in London... in favor of an interview between Ryan Seacrest and Michael Phelps.

“You wouldn’t air a six-minute tribute to the rest of the world’s terror victims? Because the world’s most overexposed land-based mammal had a chance to speak to the world’s most overexposed water-based mammal?” Stewart asks in the clip above

NBC has defended the decision by noting that it tailors the Olympics for an American audience, giving Stewart an easy target, considering the woeful ratings that network has endured for years:

“You’re NBC! You don’t know how to tailor television for an American audience!”

Point, Jon Stewart.

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The Comedy in Comedy Central will remain intact during the 11 p.m. hour for at least another few years:

The network announced today that both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have signed new deals to remain in their respective posts at The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert

Stewart's pact calls for him to continue at the helm - as writer, host and executive producer - through 2015, while Colbert's contract runs through 2014.

Both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have enjoyed surges in the ratings this year, with the former up 10 percent in adults 18-49 and the latter improvng by 11 percent in that key demographic.

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Leave it to Michelle Obama to take the high road. Pun sort of intended.

While appearing on The Daily Show to promote her newest book, American Grown, the First Lady was asked about President Barack Obama's pot-smoking past.

Stewart likened Obama's youth to "the script of a Cheech and Chong movie." Not surprisingly, the Commander-in-Chief's better half had a classy response.

Michelle Obama and Jon Stewart

"He was like many young people," she said, adding that her husband changed his ways in college when "he realized he could do more with his life."

Stewart later tried to a comparison between President Obama and George W. Bush, whose past was also "out there," saying "he really related to that."

"I'm not taking any bait," Obama quickly replied, to Stewart's amusement.

The First Lady is classy and funny, ladies and gentlemen.

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Boosted by a poll showing him leading Jon Huntsman in South Carolina, Stephen Colbert kicked off his Comedy Central show Thursday by bringing out his lawyer, Trevor Potter, to discuss the logistics of a possible presidential run.

The first order of business: Colbert's Super PAC. A candidate can't run a political action committee, even if said committee supports said candidate and raise unlimited funds.

“Can I run for president and keep my Super PAC?” Colbert asked. Potter replied, “No... A candidate cannot run a Super PAC. That would be coordinating with yourself.”

Colbert: “But... I love my Super PAC. And I love money.”

Trevor explained that someone else could take over the Super PAC, as long as it that person and Colbert do not coordinate strategy. Seriously, this is the law.

Who better to do the job than Jon Stewart!

“I’m honored,” he said, signing documents and holding hands for a “super activation.” With Stewart at the helm of Colbert’s Super PAC, what's Steve's plan?

“I am proud to announce I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for the President of the United States of South Carolina!”

Colbert, a native of the Palmetto State, previously offered to fund the upcoming January 21 Republican primary in exchange for its naming rights.

He's got our vote. Colbert/Stewart 2012?

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Jon Stewart and The Daily Show staff pulled a fast one on GOP Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman over Twitter. What did the comedian do to his namesake?

Well, the Republican, who is active on social media, held a "Twitter Town Hall meeting" on Tuesday, asking followers to send him questions via hashtag #Q4Jon.

Stewart, obviously, thought up a fun prank and asked his Twitter followers to "tweet actor Jon Hamm your questions by 4:15 Eastern! Hashtag #Q4Jon.”

Huntsman

You can imagine the results. One question thus read, “Jon, in ten years do you see yourself following George Clooney’s or Tom Selleck’s career path?”

Jon Huntsman, to his credit, Tweeted: "Definitely Clooney's career path. But I think that Q was for Jon Hamm. Funny prank @TheDailyShow! #Q4Jon"

The funniest question that the presidential hopeful answered was one that involved variations of his first name. One user asked the former Utah Governor:

"@JonHuntsman Do you feel those who spell John w/ H are wasteful liberals using consonants wantonly & w/o discretion? #Q4Jon"

Jon Huntsman's response? A simple, hilarious "Yes!" Sadly, no one asked if he is the title character in Snow White and the Huntsman.

Anybody else think all U.S. presidential candidates should be constitutionally required to field questions on Twitter at least once a month from now on?

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Jon Stewart is facing Donald Trump's wrath (been too long since we heard from him on political matters) after making what the latter calls a "racist rant" about Herman Cain.

Specifically, Trump took issue with the comedian's commentary on the GOP presidential candidate's confusing denial of sexual harassment charges during the 1990s.

Stewart likened Cain's answer to being asked "Have you ever kidnapped a baby?" only to respond, "No. Well, other than the Lindbergh baby." Funny? Not to Trump ...

Trump was upset about Stewart's imitation of Herman Cain, saying, "It's not what he said, but the way he said. The tone of his voice, the inflection. Unbelievable."

He called out officials saying they're letting Stewart "get away" with it.

"Other people get taken off the air, and when he [Stewart] says it, people smile and sort of say, 'Wow, I can't believe he gets away with that,'" Trump explained.

Trump said others are lambasted for non-political correctness, but never Stewart, even if he does "a horrible, horrible thing to the African-American community."

Whether or not this constitutes "horrible" is a matter of opinion, clearly. But maybe Don should look back at a certain pot-stirring crusade he waged not long ago.

On the flip side, Stewart does go after certain people harder than others, and with a very different style. If that's the Donald's point, it's not totally off base.

Jon's primary target seems to be media coverage of Cain, not the Republican candidate himself, though. Is Trump overreacting or was Stewart just offensive?

Tell us what you think by hitting the comments and the poll below ...

 

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Like other famous Democrats, Jon Stewart is not pleased with Barack Obama.

In the wake of Matt Damon expressing disappointment with the Commander-in-Chief, the Daily Show host has come out in the latest issue of Rolling Stone and said, above all else, he's simply confused by the President.

"I'm not sure what he truly thinks is the right path," Stewart tells the magazine. "Other than that he believes the wealthy should pay a little bit more of their fair share."

Jon Stewart on Rolling Stone

Adds the comedian:

"He ran on this idea that the system and the methodology are corrupt," he says. "It felt like the country was upset enough that he had the momentum needed to re-evaluate how business is done. Instead, when he got elected, he acted as though the system is so entrenched that it has to be managed... I'm surprised at how much he deferred to the legislative process."

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Ron Paul finished second at the Iowa Straw Poll this weekend, receiving 1% less of the vote than Michele Bachmann.

The answers Ron Paul gave at this month's Republican debate, regarding wasteful war spending, were met with raucous applause from the audience.

Ron Paul is really the first-ever Tea Party candidate, having railed against the federal government for years.

So why is no one taking Ron Paul seriously as a Presidential nominee? Why does Matt Damon seem like a more viable possibility to some? That's what Jon Stewart wants to know! Watch him take the media to task here:

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Jon Stewart is not going to be voting for Presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann anytime soon. That's a fairly safe assumption.

Still, he said last night that this week's Michele Bachmann Newsweek cover and its obvious implications should make the magazine ashamed.

Why? Said Stewart:

Stewart on Bachmann

"You gotta go pretty far out of your way to find a crappy photo of Michele Bachmann - and you did," Stewart said. "Be honest, Newsweek. You used that photo in a petty attempt to make Michele Bachmann look crazy."

Pretty much.

Of course, Stewart did get in a dig at the Tea Party favorite, adding, "You want a photo that makes her seem a bit off? Make it out of her words."

There are certainly many Michele Bachmann quotes from which to choose.

Your thoughts? Are people up in arms for good reason because of a subtle smear? Or is it just a photo that people read into because it's ... Bachmann?

Tell us: Is the Michelle Bachmann cover biased?

 

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