Stephen Colbert: The conservative talk show host tells it like it is. The man invented the word "truthiness" and he spends every...

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Some time in 2015, Stephen Colbert will take over as host of The Late Show.

He will replace David Letterman at the helm of this program and, based on their Tweets, most celebrities see this as a good thing.

But Rush Limbaugh is not most celebrities.

In an epic rant yesterday, the conservative radio personality BLASTED CBS for making this selection, saying the network "just declared war on the heartland of America."

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by Hilton Hater at

David Letterman will soon be out.

And Stephen Colbert is officially in.

The Comedy Central host was announced today as the replacement for Letterman on The Late Show when he steps down next year - and, based on initial celebrity reaction via Twitter, this is very good news...

David Letterman and Stephen Colbert

Ryan Seacrest: Can't wait to get to know the real Stephen Colbert. Congrats @StephenAtHome.

Michael Ian Black: Congratulations to Stephen Colbert the person and condolences to Stephen Colbert the character.

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by Free Britney at

CBS has confirmed that Comedy Central staple Stephen Colbert will replace the retiring David Letterman as host of The Late Show sometime in 2015.

The host, writer and executive producer of The Colbert Report will take over for Letterman when he retires from the broadcast at some point next year.

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A five-year deal between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, CBS President & CEO, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.

Letterman announced his retirement April 3. The legendary comedian and critically acclaimed host of The Late Show has hosted the series for 21 years.

Colbert’s premiere date is unknown, but it will obviously occur after Letterman determines a timetable for his final farewell tour broadcasts in 2015.

CBS added that specific creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted Late Show, are still to be determined and announced.

Not like there's a rush, given that this is a year away if not more. It's a small wonder the network announced this so quickly and didn't let the buzz build. Oh well.

Colbert replacing Letterman: Good choice? Vote!

 

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by Tyler Johnson at

As he announced on last night's Late Show, David Letterman is retiring in 2015 which gives CBS execs just a few months to secure a replacement for the beloved host. No mean feat, given the high stakes in the late night ratings battle and giant shoes Dave's successor will need to fill.

Who Will Replace David Letterman?
Jon Stewart hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.
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Jon Stewart hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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Stephen Colbert is host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on The Late Show.


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Jay Leno is the former host of The Tonight Show. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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Craig Ferguson hosts the Late Late Show. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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Conan O'Brien is the host of his own talk show on TBS. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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Chelsea Handler smiles here for the camera. Do you like her sometimes offensive humor?


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Tina Fey really might be the funniest woman alive. Don't you agree, THG readers?


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Louis CK is one hilarious dude. Guy does not mince words.


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Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld are seen here at the 2010 Vanity Fair party. It's held annually, following the Academy Awards.


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Kevin Hart was arrested for DUI in April 2013. But at least he quickly apologized soon afterward.


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Neil Patrick Harris was in charge of the 2013 Emmy Awards. How do you think he did as host?


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Jimmy Kimmel is moving up to the big time. His talk show moves to 11:35 p.m. in January 2012.


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Andy Cohen smiles for the camera here. The Watch What Happens live host has become a major TV personality.


So who should the network choose to fill such an important role? Well, the race is wide open with several late night hosts up for contact renewal within the next year. Check out the gallery above for some of the frontrunners.

Big names like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may find themselves competing with lesser-known basic cable stalwarts like Bravo's Andy Cohen.

Dark horse candidates like Chelsea Handler could bring an all new audience to the CBS late night lineup, but the network execs (typically not adventurous types) may choose to play it safe by promoting Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.

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by Hilton Hater at

Stephen Colbert 1, Internet 0.

Last week, the hashtag #CancelColbert trended nationwide after the Twitter account @ColbertReport posted an excerpt of a joke told by the show's host.

Taken out of context, it definitely came across as racist against Asians.

So, what did the comedian have to say for himself last night?

First, he made it clear that he does not run the account from which the Tweet came.

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by Hilton Hater at

Has Stephen Colbert finally gone too far?

The Comedy Central host is in scalding hot water after he Tweeted a joke on Thursday that many find horribly inappropriate and offensive.

The message was a quote from Wednesday night’s broadcast - in a segment about Daniel Snyder responding to plea for a Redskins name change by announcing a foundation to help Native Americans - but it’s easy to see why, taken out of context, it would stir up some major controversy:

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The Tweet has since been deleted.

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It turns out that Wagner the White Shepherd is not the only fan of Daft Punk.

On last night's Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert and a few famous friends kicked off "StePhest Colbchella  '013" by dancing around to "Get Lucky," roller skating and spinning like there's no tomorrow.

Watch now as Jeff Bridges, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon and others get down to the song of the summer:

Seriously, Obama was on The Tonight Show yesterday, yet this performance has stolen all the late-night headlines.

It's easy to see why.

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by Hilton Hater at

This is downright hilarious.

With many still reacting with shock and horror at LL Cool J and Brad Paisley teaming up on "Accidental Racist," Stephen Colbert addressed the unexpected duet on last night's show.

How so? By singing his own track alongside Broadway and The Good Wife star Alan Cumming, of course, coming together with the actor on "Oopsie Daisy Homophobe."

"To the man stretching next to me/At the Crunch gym down on Main/I hope you understand/When I told you 'God hates fags'/The only thing I meant to say is I'm a Skynyrd fan," croons Colbert.

Watch Cumming then make his rapping intro in the following clip:

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Bill Clinton has finally joined Twitter!

Sort of. Thanks to Stephen Colbert.

Billy Jeff Clinton

In a hilarious interview live from the Clinton Global Initiative, The Colbert Report pundit persuaded the 42nd president to open up a Twitter account.

Colbert took the liberty of activating @PresBillyJeff, a shorter version of his full name, William Jefferson Clinton ... the better ones were all taken.

"Now President Clinton was taken. William Jefferson Clinton was taken. But PrezBillyJeff is available," Colbert informed the amused ex-President.

"Would you like to break into the 21st century right now and send your first tweet?" he asked, and Hillary Clinton's husband obliged. What did he write?

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