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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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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:

Colbert Tweet

The Tweet has since been deleted.

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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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People on Twitter love Justin Bieber.

Of the top 10 re-Tweeted messages of the whole year, one was by Justin Bieber, and two others pertained to Justin Bieber. Which makes sense ... it is his world.

While celebrity Tweets registering at "100+" is commonplace, the social networking site actually did compile the top 10 re-Tweeted messages of the year.

Weezy and Gaga both made the Twitter Top 10.

The year's top Twitter posts included a defiant Britney Spears, food for thought by Drake, and a hilarious, sad and topical one-liner by Steven Colbert.

Strangely, Al-Qaeda cracked the top five. It's a satirical account, not really updated by Osama Bin Laden ... we think. How morbidly funny would that be?

So who came in at #1? Read the list after the jump ...

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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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