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Stephen Colbert Weighs in on Trump’s Weird Feud With Lavar Ball (Video)

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Stephen Colbert Weighs in on Trump’s Weird Feud With Lavar Ball (Video)
On the same night Lavar Ball showed up for a now-infamous appearance on Chris Cuomo’s CNN show, Stephen Colbert kicked off Monday’s edition of “The Late Show” with a discussion of Ball’s bizarre feud with President Trump. The two have been going at it since last week, when Ball’s youngest son, UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball was arrested along with three other players for shoplifting while the team was in the city of Hangzhou, China. After the three players were released, Donald Trump said he personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to intervene, and complained on Twitter that the players.
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Stephen Colbert And Elizabeth Warren Talk Trump: “There Are Dog Years, Now There Are Trump Years”

Stephen Colbert welcomed Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to The Late Show tonight to talk about Donald Trump — among other things. But right at the top, the two talked about how their lives have changed since Warren was last on the show — and since 45 took office. Colbert pointed out that the last time Warren was on The Late Show, Trump was not the president to which she fondly said, “Oh, I remember those days.” She then asked, “How long has he been president…
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Ryan Seacrest Disputes 'Reckless' Misconduct Allegations Brought on by His Former Stylist

Ryan Seacrest Disputes 'Reckless' Misconduct Allegations Brought on by His Former Stylist
Ryan Seacrest is speaking out regarding recent allegations made against him by a former coworker.

In a statement obtained by Et, the 42-year-old talk show host denies the "reckless allegations" that he behaved inappropriately towards an ex-stylist.

"Recently, someone that worked as a wardrobe stylist for me nearly a decade ago at E! News, came forward with a complaint suggesting I behaved inappropriately toward her. If I made her feel anything but respected, I am truly sorry," Seacrest says in the statement. "I dispute these reckless allegations and I plan to cooperate with any corporate inquiries that may result. I treat all my colleagues with kindness, dignity, and understanding, as this is a principle that’s core to who I am."

"Throughout my 25 years in the entertainment industry, the majority of my co-workers have been women, and I’ve endeavored to foster a positive work environment of mutual respect and courtesy, as that’s how I
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Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Knew He Was Sleazy’

Ben Affleck on Harvey Weinstein: ‘I Knew He Was Sleazy’
Ben Affleck sat down Friday morning with Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show, where he discussed the sexual misconduct scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein, who was instrumental in launching his career.

Affleck, who is making the rounds to promote “Justice League,” told Guthrie, “I knew [Weinstein] was sleazy and kind of a bully, but unfortunately, that wasn’t that uncommon.” He explained that, as a 24-year-old newcomer to Hollywood who “had never made a movie,” he did not understand how the business worked and what behavior was deemed acceptable. Affleck shared his first Academy Award win with Matt Damon for their “Good Will Hunting” screenplay.

In addition to his breakout film “Good Will Hunting,” Affleck collaborated with Weinstein on several other movies, including “Shakespeare in Love,” which starred his former girlfriend Gwyneth Paltrow — one of the many women who have accused Weinstein of sexual harassment.

He answered questions regarding the same subject during an appearance on “The Late Show” [link
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Stephen Colbert Confronts Ben Affleck on Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Harvey Weinstein

Stephen Colbert Confronts Ben Affleck on Sexual Misconduct Accusations, Harvey Weinstein
Stephen Colbert asked Ben Affleck about his past sexual misconduct – last month, the actor apologized for groping Hilarie Burton on camera in 2003 – and his reaction to the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations on The Late Show on Thursday. Good Will Hunting, the film that launched Affleck to stardom, was released by Miramax, a company co-founded by Weinstein.

"What I was accused of by a woman was touching her breast while I gave her a hug," Affleck told Colbert. "I don't remember it, but I absolutely apologize for it. I certainly
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Ben Affleck Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘I Don't Remember It, I Don’t Think She’s Lying'

Ben Affleck Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations: ‘I Don't Remember It, I Don’t Think She’s Lying'
Ben Affleck got grilled by Stephen Colbert on Thursday's Late Show.

The Justice League star showed up on the late-night program to plug his new superhero movie, but ended up having to address the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Good Will Hunting producer Harvey Weinstein as well as sexual misconduct claims made against him by actress Hilarie Burton.

“This is a comedy show, correct?” the Oscar winner quipped, before agreeing with Colbert that the Weinstein scandal has launched a national conversation about sexual harassment and assault.

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“For me, it was awful to see the extent of these terrible crimes, and it was hideous,” Affleck said. “I haven’t worked for Harvey for more than 15 years, but nonetheless I felt this attachment. I did movies like Good Will Hunting and Shakespeare in Love and Chasing Amy and some of the early movies that I really
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Stephen Colbert Puts Ben Affleck in the Hot Seat, Asks About Groping Accusation — Watch

Stephen Colbert Puts Ben Affleck in the Hot Seat, Asks About Groping Accusation — Watch
Ben Affleck has been making the press rounds promoting his second turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Warner Bros. superhero tentpole “Justice League,” and he was put in the hot seat during his interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Colbert asked the actor about Harvey Weinstein and his own sexual harassment accusation from “Trl” host and “One Tree Hill” actress Hilarie Burton, to which affleck responded, “This is a comedy show, correct?”

Read More:Ben Affleck Jokes About Sexual Harassment in Hollywood During ‘Justice League’ Interview — Watch

Affleck noted that he hadn’t worked with Weinstein in nearly 15 years when the harassment and abuse allegations against the former studio head started being made. The actor reiterated that he was not aware of Weinstein’s alleged abuse and expressed remorse over the fact that he was making movies with Weinstein while women were suffering because of the executive’s behavior.
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Stephen Colbert Puts Ben Affleck in the Hot Seat, Asks About Groping Accusation — Watch

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Stephen Colbert Puts Ben Affleck in the Hot Seat, Asks About Groping Accusation — Watch
Ben Affleck has been making the press rounds promoting his second turn as Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Warner Bros. superhero tentpole “Justice League,” and he was put in the hot seat during his interview on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” Colbert asked the actor about Harvey Weinstein and his own sexual harassment accusation from “Trl” host and “One Tree Hill” actress Hilarie Burton, to which affleck responded, “This is a comedy show, correct?”

Read More:Ben Affleck Jokes About Sexual Harassment in Hollywood During ‘Justice League’ Interview — Watch

Affleck noted that he hadn’t worked with Weinstein in nearly 15 years when the harassment and abuse allegations against the former studio head started being made. The actor reiterated that he was not aware of Weinstein’s alleged abuse and expressed remorse over the fact that he was making movies with Weinstein while women were suffering because of the executive’s behavior.
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Ben Affleck Gets Grilled Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Ben Affleck Gets Grilled Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Ben Affleck addressed the elephant in the room on The Late Show Thursday. After promoting his new movie, Justice League, Stephen Colbert from the commercial break and confessed he was a big fan of Affleck's 1997 Academy Award-winning drama Good Will Hunting, which the actor wrote and starred in with his best friend, Matt Damon. "Now, the person who made that film for you, the person who started your career, was Harvey Weinstein," he noted. Appearing nervous, Affleck asked, "This is a comedy show, correct?" "This is a comedy show, but we also talk about the subject of the moment, what the national conversation's about," the host reminded Affleck. "After the revelations—the...
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Stephen Colbert: Al Franken Accusation ‘Does Not Bode Well for Louis Ck’s Senate Hopes’ (Video)

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Stephen Colbert: Al Franken Accusation ‘Does Not Bode Well for Louis Ck’s Senate Hopes’ (Video)
Stephen Colbert started tonight’s episode of “The Late Show” with a talk about the latest disappointing entry in the 2017 sexual harassment scandals, accusations made Thursday against Senator Al Franken. “Every day it seems like we find out about another high profile sexual harasser, and today is no exception,” Colbert said at the top of the show. “Come on, Franken! I guess there are no good people left. Let’s just get it over with. Just tell us whatever you did Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, Malala,” Colbert continued. He then added that the mess “does not bode well for Louis C.K.’s.
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Jordan Peele Tells Stephen Colbert He Considers ‘Get Out’ a Historical Documentary

Jordan Peele Tells Stephen Colbert He Considers ‘Get Out’ a Historical Documentary
Writer-director Jordan Peele sat down with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show,” and shared his thoughts on his thriller film “Get Out” receiving a Golden Globe nomination for best musical/comedy.

“I submitted it as a documentary,” Peele told Colbert, echoing a tweet he posted earlier on Wednesday, which read, “‘Get Out’ is a documentary.”

Get Out’ is a documentary.

Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 15, 2017

“Here’s the thing, the movie is truth,” he continued. “The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me it’s more of a historical biopic.”

The nomination of Peel’s film, which was billed as a thriller and deals with racial tension in the United States, caused some confusion on social media. With only two categories available at the Globes — drama and musical/comedy — decision-makers can have trouble selecting a category for some films. Matt Damon-starrer “The Martian,” which is about
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Jordan Peele Tells Stephen Colbert 'Get Out' is a "Historical Documentary"

Actor and director Jordan Peele dropped by The Late Show on Wednesday to discuss his film Get Out being nominated for a Golden Globe for best musical/comedy.

Peele told host Stephen Colbert, "I submitted it as a documentary."

The director went on to further explain his thoughts on the film: "Here’s the thing, the movie is truth. The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me it’s more of a historical biopic.”

Peele similarly joked about the nomination earlier on Wednesday on Twitter, saying, "'Get Out' is a documentary."

Peele's film being nominated in the musical/comedy section, a...
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Jordan Peele Tells Stephen Colbert 'Get Out' is a "Historical Documentary"

Jordan Peele Tells Stephen Colbert 'Get Out' is a
Actor and director Jordan Peele dropped by The Late Show on Wednesday to discuss his film Get Out being nominated for a Golden Globe for best musical/comedy.

Peele told host Stephen Colbert, "I submitted it as a documentary."

The director went on to further explain his thoughts on the film: "Here’s the thing, the movie is truth. The thing that resonated with people was truth, so for me it’s more of a historical biopic.”

Peele similarly joked about the nomination earlier on Wednesday on Twitter, saying, "'Get Out' is a documentary."

Peele's film being nominated in the musical/comedy section, a...
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See Jon Stewart Drum on 'Late Night,' Swap Pants With Jimmy Fallon

See Jon Stewart Drum on 'Late Night,' Swap Pants With Jimmy Fallon
Jon Stewart continued to intrude on late-night television Tuesday as the former Daily Show host crashed both Late Night With Seth Meyers and the Tonight Show to promote his forthcoming HBO event, Night of Too Many Stars.

On Late Night, Stewart made an unannounced visit to bang around on the studio band's drum kit when the show came out of commercial. "I like to practice here from time to time," Stewart said.

An hour earlier, Stewart sauntered onto the set of The Tonight Show to debate the meaning of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
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Joe Biden Says Trump’s ‘Silence’ After Charlottesville Makes Him ‘Complicit’ (Video)

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Joe Biden Says Trump’s ‘Silence’ After Charlottesville Makes Him ‘Complicit’ (Video)
Joe Biden joined Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show” for the first time since December 2016, when he suggested the American people give President Donald Trump an “even shot” after the election. Now, after everything Trump has done in office, Biden has thrown out that recommendation. The former vice president went after Potus’ response to the alt-right-organized rally in Charlottesville in August that left one counter-protester dead. “Charlottesville, for me, was a moment where I thought silence would be complicity,” Biden said of the now infamous Unite the Right rally. Also Read: Twitter Halts Verifications After 'Unite the Right' Organizer Gets Blue Checkmark “The.
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Carson Daly Reveals His Mom and Jimmy Fallon's Mom Were Close Friends Before Their Deaths: 'I Know They're Above Proud'

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Carson Daly Reveals His Mom and Jimmy Fallon's Mom Were Close Friends Before Their Deaths: 'I Know They're Above Proud'
Having lost his mother Pattie Daly Caruso to a heart attack in September, Today host Carson Daly certainly knows the pain pal Jimmy Fallon is going through after the death of his own mother, Gloria.

In fact, as Daly revealed on Instagram Tuesday, both his mom and Fallon’s mother were dear friends before their deaths. They first met when filming a segment for The Late Show with David Letterman in 2004.

“My mom and Jimmy Fallon’s mom Gloria met in 2004 on Letterman’s top 10 Mother’s Day list,” Daly, 44, wrote on Instagram. “They would become fast friends. A New
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See Tom Hanks, Wax Presidents Save World in 'Last Week Tonight' Movie Spoof

See Tom Hanks, Wax Presidents Save World in 'Last Week Tonight' Movie Spoof
Last Week Tonight's 2017 season finale ended with a faux political thriller starring Tom Hanks and John Oliver's cadre of wax presidents.

In July, the show spent $13,700 to buy five wax presidents from a Gettysburg, Pa museum. "Sir, the world is in trouble. We need you. The fate of humanity itself is at stake. Will you help us, Mr. President," Hanks tells the unseen Commander-in-Chief, who is revealed to be Oliver's beloved Warren G. Harding wax figurine.

However, as Hanks tells Harding, the dire situation requires the aid of "all
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Fox’s Future: Here Are Four Different Ways The Network Might Survive or Disappear If the Murdochs Sell to Disney

In the mid-1980s, Rupert Murdoch had just purchased 20th Century Fox and Metromedia’s TV stations in the top U.S. markets, giving him the means to launch a fourth broadcast network. He strung together a patchwork of low-rated Uhf affiliates across the rest of the country, and the Fox network launched in 1986 with “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.”

Scripted fare followed, including “Married with Children” and “The Tracey Ullman Show” (which, of course, would beget the still-running “The Simpsons”). But much of the industry guffawed: NBC boss Brandon Tartikoff even dubbed it the “coat hanger network.” Early ratings were slow, and affiliates threatened to revolt (indeed, some dropped out).

But Fox eventually found a lifeline in 1994, when it nabbed NFL broadcast rights. From there, it upgraded affiliates and graduated into a seven-night-a-week programmer boasting a younger, more desirable demographic for advertisers. By the 2000s, “American Idol” made Fox the No.
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Fox’s Future: Here Are Four Different Ways The Network Might Survive or Disappear If the Murdochs Sell to Disney

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In the mid-1980s, Rupert Murdoch had just purchased 20th Century Fox and Metromedia’s TV stations in the top U.S. markets, giving him the means to launch a fourth broadcast network. He strung together a patchwork of low-rated Uhf affiliates across the rest of the country, and the Fox network launched in 1986 with “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers.”

Scripted fare followed, including “Married with Children” and “The Tracey Ullman Show” (which, of course, would beget the still-running “The Simpsons”). But much of the industry guffawed: NBC boss Brandon Tartikoff even dubbed it the “coat hanger network.” Early ratings were slow, and affiliates threatened to revolt (indeed, some dropped out).

But Fox eventually found a lifeline in 1994, when it nabbed NFL broadcast rights. From there, it upgraded affiliates and graduated into a seven-night-a-week programmer boasting a younger, more desirable demographic for advertisers. By the 2000s, “American Idol” made Fox the No.
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Stephen Colbert Tackles Roy Moore Allegations

Stephen Colbert took time during his show’s opening monologue Thursday night to address the sexual misconduct claims made against Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the open Senate seat in Alabama.

In a Washington Post story published Thursday, an Alabama woman claims Moore made inappropriate sexual advances and contact with her when she was only 14 and he was 32.

“For those keeping track, there’s an age difference of-,” The Late Show host began before interjecting, “It doesn’t matter. She was 14. That is an act so heinous that it defies my ability to describe it, but I’ll try....
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