It was only a few short days ago when David Letterman revealed that he planned to pack in as the host of The Late Show sometime in 2015, and speculation on who would be named as his replacement has been rampant ever since.
Turns out, we didn’t have to wait very long to find out, as Stephen Colbert was announced as the new host of The Late Show on Thursday afternoon – and good for him! I’m a big fan of The Colbert Report, and he seems like such a genuinely awesome guy, so that’s amazing!
“Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead,” Colbert, 49, says in a statement. “I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”
That being said, I am a little concerned how he’ll translate his trademark sarcasm, biting satire and political commentary from cable to network TV. Also, I really wonder whether we’re going to get Stephen Colbert the character, like on the Report, or actual Stephen Colbert (which might be really weird/not go over well since it’s not what we’re used to).
So yeah, overall I’m pretty stoked but I’m also kind of uncertain. That being said, I’m not sure who would have been better. Part of me would have been pretty happy for someone other than a middle-aged white man to take the desk, but then… Colbert is really excellent, so I’m torn.
What do you think? Excited?
April 11, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Kylie Jenner is a pretty girl, sure. She’ll grow up to be a pretty woman with lots of money and a “modeling” career or whatever it is she wants to do because that’s how her life is set up. However, her life is also set up to be full of numerous plastic surgery procedures, several of which I think have pretty clearly already been performed, despite the fact that she’s still just a teenager.
Apparently some plastic surgeon told OK Australia that Kylie showed signs of having had surgery on her nose and Botox injections in her lips (nevermind the sudden boobs that popped up out of nowhere), but Kylie is offended that you could ever say such a thing and took to Twitter to express her feelings.
these plastic surgery rumors hurt my feelings to be honest and are kinda insulting
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 10, 2014
Just in case anyone forgot.. I'm 16
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) April 10, 2014
No, girl, we didn’t forget. That’s part of the reason everyone’s so outraged. Shame, really.
April 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Katherine Heigl has been a bit low on money, as we all know, and apparently the bank account must REALLY be running dry and it’s time to resort to new measures to get the cash flow back up again, so she’s suing Duane Reade drugstores for $6 million. HAHA!
From The Wrap:
“Grey’s Anatomy” alum Heigl has filed a $6 million lawsuit against New York-based pharmacy chain Duane Reade, claiming that the company is illegally using her photo to for commercial gain.
According to the suit, filed in federal court in New York on Thursday, Duane Reade used a paparazzi shot of Heigl leaving a Duane Reade store and put the shot up on the company’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to “imply falsely that Plaintiff endorses Defendant.”
In one instance, the lawsuit alleges, Duane Reade posted a tweet of the photo with the message, “Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KateHeigl can’t resist shopping #NYC’s favorite drugstore.”
Haha, WHAT? I can’t. So Duane Reade tweeted a picture of Katherine shopping in their stores and now they’re gaining from her? Sorry, but homegirl has a rather elevated idea of her influence. Knowing she goes to Duane Reade isn’t going to make me want to go there, to be honest – in fact, I’d probably be LESS likely to shop there (and truth be told, my apartment is closer to a Walgreen’s, anyway), so she needs to calm down.
This whole thing just screams desperation.
April 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm by Jennifer
Well, this is a bit of a weird one. Katie Holmes and Jason Segel are apparently dating? Well, that’s what everyone was saying, anyway. This all stemmed from the fact that Katie filmed a guest appearance on How I Met Your Mother back in 2011, leading people to claim in 2014 that they’ve been dating on and off since?
It’s a pretty stupid claim, and no surprise that it seems to be entirely untrue:
“The story is completely untrue,” Holmes’ rep Leslie Sloane tells Us Weekly. “The two have not spoken since she appeared on How I Met Your Mother.”
Well, this is one denial I can get behind. I mean, this is the biggest reach I’ve seen in a long ass time.
LAME. Besides, we all know Katie is with Jamie Foxx, right? LOL.
April 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Miley Cyrus really thinks she’s hot shit, and she also seems to overestimate her own importance in every way. But eh, she’s young, so we’ve got several more years of listening to her go on and on about her big ideas in life.
Her latest foray into… whatever it is she does is a new interview in Elle that she did with Rookie founder and fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson, in which she discusses her contribution to feminism yet again.
“I’m just about equality, period. It’s not like, I’m a woman, women should be in charge! I just want there to be equality for everybody. I still don’t think we’re there 100 percent. I mean, guy rappers grab their crotch all f—ing day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model bitches around me, I’m degrading women? I’m a woman–I should be able to have girls around me! But I’m part of the evolution of that. I hope.”
Cool, I guess? I mean, she totally doesn’t get what feminism is about AT ALL, but that’s fine, girl. If it’s all about your right to grab your crotch, knock yourself out.
April 10, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
Oh man, this isn’t very good. Getting treatment for her mental health disorders was Amanda Bynes‘ saving grace, and now it seems like all that progress may just go down the tubes because her mother has taken her off ALL of her medication and her lawyer is claiming she was never schizophrenic at all.
First, here’s her lawyer Tamark Arminak’s statement:
“There has been much speculation about Amanda’s medical condition. She has remained silent because she believed it was best to keep her mental health diagnosis private.”
“However, she asked me to dispel certain rumors. For the record, Amanda does not have schizophrenia, nor has she ever been diagnosed with it. Amanda currently is on zero medication. She’s devoted to living her life as healthy as possible. She’s never had a history of abusing alcohol or hard drugs, and she’s proud to say she’s been marijuana-free for the past nine months.”
Oh man. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt, as they say. Amanda’s mother, Lynn, even claims that literally EVERYTHING that happened to Amanda before going into treatment was the result of her smoking too much weed. Because, you know, being a stoner makes you want to soak your dog in gasoline, start fires in random people’s driveways, etc.
And, as TMZ points out:
– Amanda was placed on an LPS Hold last year after a judge heard evidence in the psychiatric hospital where she was being held. According to California law, someone can be placed on an LPS Hold only when the person remains “gravely disabled as the result of a mental disorder or impairment by chronic alcoholism.” As we reported, doctors presented evidence of grave mental illness.
– Amanda’s mom won a temporary conservatorship after a court-appointed investigator determined Amanda was severely mentally ill. The judge granted the conservatorship order not too long after Amanda soaked her dog in gasoline and almost lit it on fire.
– Amanda’s lawyers in both California and New York won delays in her criminal cases based on mental illness.
– Sources directly connected to Amanda and her treatment tell TMZ Amanda was given a complex Rx cocktail in a Ventura County psych hospital specifically for Schizophrenia.
– Amanda spent weeks at the UCLA psych ward and at times was so incoherent she had to be restrained. Amanda left after she became freaked out by other patients.
– Sources tell us, during Amanda’s stay at a Ventura County psych hospital, she would tell doctors about the “Bad Amanda” and mimicked an exorcism and began biting herself.
Dear God. It’s pretty clear that Amanda does indeed suffer from mental illness, and there’s nothing to be ashamed about there. She didn’t ask for it and it’s not her fault. However, it IS rather serious and she needs to be on medication unless the people around her down value her life (or perhaps their own, if it went far enough). Really, really sad to see this happening. I had such high hopes for her (and still do)!