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Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host
The Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary and Sara Nathan

Posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by EveningStar

Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so.

Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports.

Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cbs; colbert; daveletterman; davidletterman; lateshow; letterman; stephencolbert
Mashable article: Stephen Colbert Is CBS' Top Choice to Succeed Letterman, and He's Into It
1 posted on 04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

won’t watch him anyway, don’t watch letterman now.

don’t watch fallon. don’t really care to. didn’t watch hardly any leno.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 3:06:49 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I’d say you have that down perfect.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: EveningStar

I thought it was Chelsea Handler.


4 posted on 04/05/2014 3:08:15 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Ugh!


5 posted on 04/05/2014 3:11:13 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: EveningStar
Ugh. And. Ugh. People keep saying either Stewart or Colbert will replace Old Dirtyman.

Not happening. Neither of these comedy central creeps can really do a long day's work, late at night. Whatever you can say about DL, he could produce more than an hour of content a week.

6 posted on 04/05/2014 3:11:25 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: EveningStar

Chelsea Handler, CBS in Talks for Late-Night Spot (Exclusive)

http://www.thewrap.com/cbs-david-letterman-chelsea-handler-late-show

Insider tells TheWrap that the star was already negotiating for a show with the network ahead of David Letterman’s retirement announcement

Chelsea Handler is in talks with CBS for a late-night talk show, an individual close to the producer and E! talk show host told TheWrap.

CBS contacted Handler to discuss the potential of hosting a syndicated show in the wake of her announcing this week that she’s leaving E! when her contract expires at the end of the year. But Handler has told CBS that she isn’t interested in that option. As a result, CBS then expressed interest in considering Handler for Craig Ferguson’s 12:30 a.m. slot.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 3:13:03 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Secret Agent Man

I seldom watched after Johnny left he was the gold standard imo


8 posted on 04/05/2014 3:23:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: BunnySlippers; digger48
Chelsea Handler

Who? Seriously, I'd never heard of her. Having just now done a search on her, I guess she has as good a chance as anyone to get the gig.

9 posted on 04/05/2014 3:23:04 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

One unfunny pinko replaced by another.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 3:24:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EveningStar

I hadn’t either.

I just ran across that article at Drudge shortly after seeing this thread.


11 posted on 04/05/2014 3:25:19 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

12 posted on 04/05/2014 3:26:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: EveningStar

From bad to irrelevant.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 3:27:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EveningStar

The only thing that would get me to tune in would ge Craig Ferguson, Stopped finding Letterman funny decades ago And Colbert is an ass I never found funny.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 3:28:27 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: EveningStar
Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job.

Given the fact that Colbert isn't funny, this should keep CBS's late night ratings in the basement they've become accustomed to during Letterman's dotage.
15 posted on 04/05/2014 3:28:34 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: EveningStar

I have watched, maybe, 5 total minutes of Letterman since he has been on late night TV.

I would plan on watching the same or less of Colbert.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 3:29:53 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: al baby

Chelsea looks good for someone 50ish. Too bad she’s still in her 30s.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 3:32:08 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: EveningStar

I am so relieved to know that I can continue not watching.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 3:48:02 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: EveningStar

She handles Chelsea Clinton’s public appearances.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 3:48:48 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: EveningStar

Were your search words road hard and put up wet?


20 posted on 04/05/2014 3:50:40 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: BunnySlippers
I thought it was Chelsea Handler.

He ain't funny either.

21 posted on 04/05/2014 3:50:47 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: hometoroost

Should be rode hard. Oh well.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 3:51:08 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Fightin Whitey

He looks like a serial killer.


23 posted on 04/05/2014 3:52:40 PM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Fightin Whitey

Apparently he either hasn’t any indoor plumbing, or he has aquaphobia.


24 posted on 04/05/2014 3:57:08 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Chelsea Hubble


25 posted on 04/05/2014 4:00:46 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: BenLurkin

There you go...that just about sums it up. The only one I halfway like is Jimmy Kimmel...but none of them come close to being a Carson.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 4:10:46 PM PDT by pallmallman (Q)
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To: EveningStar

She just resigned her $9 million job at E. Supposedly was a shoo in.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 4:35:14 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: EveningStar

Colbert is certainly nasty enough a character to take over for Letterman. Both are equally unappealing and biased.


28 posted on 04/05/2014 4:35:27 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: EveningStar

Chelsey Handler would be a far better pick.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 4:36:28 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: EveningStar

Colbert bores me to death because he’s not funny. I’m not sure how he got past the auditions, much less got a show of his own. He used to do GM commercials, and I always thought they hurt GM more than they helped. He has the charisma of an armadillo.


30 posted on 04/05/2014 4:41:36 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: EveningStar

Isn’t Colbert a noted White Racist?


31 posted on 04/05/2014 4:46:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: al baby

Chelsea has always seemed rather ‘unbalanced’ to me. I don’t mean right or left in a political way. I mean mentally. When listening to her, I always get the impression of someone with barely concealed rage and contempt for whoever is being forced to pay attention to her. I always picture her with a drink in one hand and a pearl handled pistol ( or some sort of toy) in the other hand. She’s a loose canon. Maybe that’s what they’re looking for.


32 posted on 04/05/2014 4:47:37 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: al baby
"I seldom watched after Johnny left he was the gold standard imo"

I used to show YouTube "Here's Johnnnnnny!" clips to my Dad (using a computer I'd hooked up to his flat panel). Both of enjoyed a hour or so of that at a time.

33 posted on 04/05/2014 4:48:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EveningStar

Get the guy who stood in for John Stewart. He was FUNNY!


34 posted on 04/05/2014 5:06:59 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: al baby
damn... there's a face made for radio
35 posted on 04/05/2014 5:13:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: EveningStar

Yuk what an unfunny zero.


36 posted on 04/05/2014 5:24:40 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: al baby

That’s a man, isn’t it?


37 posted on 04/05/2014 5:29:33 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: EveningStar; Revolting cat!; GeronL

That ought to be good for about 15 mintues ago.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: Mamzelle; Revolting cat!

What about the Arseniohole guy who had a show in the 90s?


39 posted on 04/05/2014 5:34:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: EveningStar

Larry the cable guy!


40 posted on 04/05/2014 5:39:20 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: EveningStar

Well who would have EVER believed that they would replace a liberal with a liberal? Astounding.


41 posted on 04/05/2014 6:38:34 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: al baby

I wouldn’t touch that with your ten foot pole! What about Laz?


42 posted on 04/05/2014 6:48:45 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: EveningStar

Let’s petition for Rush Limbaugh to get the job, just to upset the left!


43 posted on 04/05/2014 7:05:40 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: EveningStar
Wish Leno would replace him. I miss him.


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44 posted on 04/05/2014 7:05:50 PM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Limbaugh!
Heads would explode!
JOY!
We all know he would never do it.
He should just claim it though, just to jack around the left.
Fact is, Rush could start his own network but he is about Rush, and frankly
he would not want to work that hard. (why should he)

What about Jerry Seinfeld? I think he draws comedy out of people and he is not politically correct. Does CBS know there is a market for that?
People of all types are sick of PC crap.


45 posted on 04/05/2014 7:27:50 PM PDT by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: lee martell
I had never seen Chelsea Handler's tv show, but I kept seeing her mentioned here and there. So one day while browsing through Barnes & Noble, I saw her book and picked it up. I skimmed the first chapter. Here is a rundown of her entire schtick: 1) her vagina; 2) her periods; 3) what is was like discovering her vagina at a slumber party at a way-too-early age; 4) her vagina.

That about covers it.

Sounds like a great replacement for Letterman. One vagina for another.

46 posted on 04/05/2014 7:35:19 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: al baby; Paladin2

Sorry, but I found Carson completely unfunny. His Tonight show flopped on British TV in the 80s.


47 posted on 04/10/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Dang! I always wished I could find a girl with large, smooth biceps...

I know that there is a phrase that describes that condition perfectly. Alas, my Alzheimer’s is kicking up and I can’t seem to remember what it is.


48 posted on 04/10/2014 11:45:20 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: EveningStar

He will flop and Craig ferguson will take over long term.


49 posted on 04/10/2014 3:09:45 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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