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A night after ambushing Taylor Swift on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards, somber Kanye West told Jay Leno he is going to try to take some time and figure out his issues, to try to understand what the heck made him react like that.

Well, Stephen Colbert has it all figured out.

Last December, the Comedy Central figure launched Operation: Humble Kanye in an effort to knock the celeb world's perennial egomaniac and sore loser down a peg.

On The Colbert Report in the aftermath of Kanye's outburst this week, he thinks his long-running operation may have had something to do with the blowup Sunday.

Stephen Colbert reacts to Kanye's meltdown as many of us have.

Was the outburst actually directed towards Colbert? Stephen thinks so! Why is Kanye going after Taylor Swift, and not the people who actually beat him for awards?

Why would the jackass not go after Eninem, Beyonce or whatever ate Lady Gaga? Colbert believes he knows why. Because he and Taylor Swift are totally friends.

Makes perfect sense to us. We feel enlightened.

Follow the jump for a video of Colbert's rant ...

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Last night, Stephen Colbert paid tribute to U.S. troops during a taping of The Colbert Report in Iraq, getting his head shaved in one of Saddam Hussein’s palaces.

As military personnel watched, Gen. Ray Odierno followed videotaped orders from the Commander-in-Chief himself, President Barack Obama, and shaved his head.

Colbert's dome is a show of solidarity with the 130,000 troops still stationed in Iraq. Stephen has been taping his comedy show in Iraq for the past week.

Here's Colbert getting shorn ...

BIC IT: Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert gets the military treatment.

The comedian's ability to bring humor to a serious, often divisive situation while still showing he supports the troops above all else is no small feat.

The Colbert shaved head is a (hilarious) reminder of the sacrifice our men and women in uniform make every day, regardless of our political views.

Operation Iraqi Stephen: Going Commando airs this week. Follow the jump for a video of Stephen Colbert talking about it on Good Morning America:

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Does Stephen Colbert use Twitter?

It was an innocent question posed by Meredith Vieira on the Today show this morning. Innocent until Colbert coined a hilarious, past-tense usage of Twitter.

You can probably figure it out, but play the video below to hear it for yourself, and listen for Vieira's reaction to his response, something to effect of "Oh, God" ...

On a related note, The Hollywood Gossip recently started its own feed and has already tw*atted hundreds of times. Follow the link to follow THG on Twitter!

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Stephen Colbert gave the commencement speech at Princeton University this past weekend. As usual, The Colbert Report host offered everyone pearls of wisdom.

"Gandhi said, ‘you must be the change you want to see in the world,'" Colbert told an audience of thousands. "But may I also point out he drank his own urine, so let's not go overboard on his advice."

It's hard to argue with that logic.

The protege of Jon Stewart added that the Class of 2008 "can change the world," but he pleaded with its members to "please don't do that."

"Some of us like it the way it is," Colbert said. "Personally, things are going great for me right now."

The Hollywood Gossip agrees. We're all for change, Barack Obama, but keep your focus on Iraq and the mortgage crisis. Don't enact underwear-wearing policies for female celebrities. Please.

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Every night on The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert preaches "truthiness." That is, a version of facts that doesn't exactly take evidence, logic or intellectual examination into account.

However, there's nothing illogical about this: the sarcastic talk show host turns 44 today!

In honor of his birthday, we bestow upon Stephen Colbert the gift that would make him most happy: a photo montage of himself! Click on the following thumbnails now for larger, truthier versions...

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Out of a job as of Monday, and unlikely to engage in any further sordid love trysts with Kristen (since she has been outed as Ashley Alexandra Dupre), disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will be forced to explore other avenues.

He might want to look further than Stephen Colbert, however. The Comedy Central host didn't exactly react approvingly to Spitzer's latest proposal ...

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We imagine that New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who Eliot Spitzer backed in the February 5 New York primary, has his number blocked on her caller ID as well.

On a serious note, and somewhat interestingly, Spitzer appeared in person on The Colbert Report February 12, the night he booked Kristen / Ashley Dupre as his prostitute and day before he got hooked by federal investigators.

Eliot Spitzer is also the subject of The Hollywood Gossip Caption Contest for this week ... give us a creative caption for the outgoing New York Governor!

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It's been awhile, but once again, the incomparable Stephen Colbert has taken the time out of his hit Comedy Central show, The Colbert Report, to tackle more important issues. It's been a hell of a week.

Who (and what) makes the latest "On Notice" board? Let's see…

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Can you really argue with his selections? Cardin McKinney fans gotta calm down: their gal ain't gonna win American Idol; and President Bush's Economic Stimulus Plan? Weak! As for the rest of the list…

  • Seriously, take it easy, Mams Taylor. No way Taryn Manning is worth it.
  • We've got our eye on you, Mitt Romney! Keep connecting a vote for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to a national security surrender and we'll make sure you won't even be able to win the presidency of your local kennel in 2012.
  • Go find a real cause, PETA. No one cares about roosters. And have you seen Pedro Martinez's change up?!?
  • The Middle East: Angelina Jolie is coming for you. Be warned. Be aroused.
  • We hope you had your fun with all that alcohol, troubled liver of Kirsten Dunst. The actress has put you on notice: it's time to get healthy.
  • Finally, we pity the Las Vegas police force. Katie Rees is out there, drunk, naked and combative!

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Stephen Colbert's nascent and satirical presidential campaign came to an abrupt end on Thursday as the Democratic Party in South Carolina turned down his application to get on the primary ballot in his native state.

South Carolina is the only state where Colbert sought to get on the ballot. He did not try getting on the ballot as a Republican, which costs $35,000. The Democratic ballot cost $2,500, which Colbert paid by the deadline.

Carol Fowler, chairwoman of the S.C. Democratic Party, said the executive council believed that Stephen Colbert did not meet two basic requirements:

  1. That he be generally acknowledged as a viable nationwide candidate
  2. That he be actively campaigning for the state's primary

The council voted 13 to 3 against certifying Stephen Colbert.

"The council really agonized over this because they really like him, they love his show, and everyone thinks it's wonderful that he cares about us," Fowler said, adding that his check will be returned.

Stephen Colbert is the host of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

Supporters of Colbert's candidacy have said it cast an amusing, revealing eye on the hype and folly of politics and could have gotten younger voters involved.

But it also drew critics, who said it was a self-promotional distraction that was draining media time and attention away from a serious campaign.

Alas, what would have been one of the great stories of the coming year is not to be. Somewhere, Barack Obama is breathing a deep sigh of relief.

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Stephen Colbert really is running for president.

The faux conservative pundit is expected to officially file paperwork today to enter the Democratic primary in his home state of South Carolina, CNN reports.

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The 43-year-old Colbert announced his bid October 16 on The Colbert Report, saying he would run as both a Democrat and Republican so "I can lose twice."

It looks like pure cost might have altered that plan. The fee to get on the GOP ballot is $35,000, whereas Colbert only has to cough up a modest $2,500 â€" or get 3,000 signatures â€" to get on the Democrat ballot in the Palmetto State.

Stephen Colbert: A political contender or pretender?

So when should Barack Obama start worrying? Probably not soon. The Democratic officials in South Carolina will meet Thursday to decide if the comedian is "viable" and has spent enough time campaigning before putting him on the ballot.

"He does not appear to be campaigning to win if he is only running in one state," said Carol Khare Fowler, chairwoman of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

Another council member, Charleston Democratic Party Chairman Waring Howe, was more blunt: "Over my dead body will Stephen Colbert be on the ballot."

Still, Stephen Colbert made two "campaign" stops in South Carolina last weekend, speaking at a "Rock the Vote" event on Saturday in Charleston and appearing Sunday in Columbia to receive a key to the city from Mayor Bob Coble.

That event attracted over 1,000 people, most of them University of South Carolina students. Better keep an eye in the rear view mirror, Hillary Clinton!

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It may seem a bit early, but Time magazine is already gathering votes for its 100 Most Influential People of the Year issue.

And, no, Spencer Pratt is not on the list.

Perez Hilton Body

But Stephen Colbert is. The humorous talk show host is current leading reader voting. It's not hard to see why. Aside from having an ice cream flavor named after him, the guy is putting people On Notice left and right. Watch out.

Sadly, no one on The Hollywood Gossip staff will be in the issue. Not this year, at least. But a fellow celebrity gossip monger is currently listed in the top 20. We can't figure out the reason, but Time is under the impression that Perez Hilton influences people. Maybe. Stupid people, that is.

Meanwhile, Sanjaya Malakar is ranked above Barack Obama. This could be the most depressing news we find all day.

As we said, though, it's early.

A lot can change as 2007 progresses. But you can bet Sacha Baron Cohen will be on there no matter what. Borat affects us on a daily basis.

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