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HBO And Jon Stewart Cancel Animated Shorts Project


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HBO and Jon Stewart have mutually decided to cancel the proposed and much-anticipated ‘animated shorts’ project that had been announced more than a year-and-a-half ago because of technical problems, it has been announced.

The project, first revealed way back in November 2015 shortly after Stewart had signed off from Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’ after presenting it for 16 years, had been vaunted as the next step in Stewart’s career after his late night hosting duties.

“HBO and Jon Stewart have decided not to proceed with a short-form digital animated project,” the network said Wednesday (May 24th), according to the New York Times.

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Jon Stewart Crashes 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' With Media-Trump Rant


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An unexpected surprise came on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' this week in the form of Jon Stewart, who crashed the show in a bid to deliver a stern message to the mainstream media regarding their apparent 'break up' with President Donald Trump.

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As Stephen Colbert was lamenting the foregoing of the first amendment by Donald Trump at the White House's recent press briefing in regards to the President banning a series of news outlets including CNN, LA Times, New York Times, Politico and BuzzFeed, Jon Stewart appeared from under his table to put his two cents in.

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Trevor Noah Provides Commentary On Donald Trump Win: "I Am Very Much Afraid"


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There were many reactions throughout the celebrity as Donald Trump swept unexpectedly to victory in Tuesday’s presidential election – but one person (just about) keeping their cool and being funny while doing so was TV host Trevor Noah.

The South African-born comedian hosted ‘The Daily Show’s election night special, and reacted with increasing horror as Trump racked up the electoral college votes and edged ever closer to the White House.

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Jon Stewart Tears Down Donald Trump In Stand-Up Tirade


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Donald Trump was absolutely thrown down by Jon Stewart during his comedy session at the Stand Up for Heroes benefit yesterday. The comedian addressed everything from his remarks to Billy Bush in that leaked recording, to his bitter Twitter feud with the Republican presidential candidate three years ago. 

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'The Daily Show' host took to the stage at the 10th annual benefit in New York City last night (November 1st 2016) and wasted no time in ripping the potential new president to pieces. He spoke about the scandal Trump was recently involved in, where a recording of him in conversation with Access Hollywood's Billy Bush was released featuring Trump using profane and derogatory remarks about woman - remarks that Trump later dismissed as 'locker room banter'. 

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Jon Stewart Returns To Describe Donald Trump As A "Man-Baby"


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Amid the carnage and disbelief of the current Presidential nomination campaign and the rise of Donald Trump, the voice of satirist Jon Stewart has been one that has been badly needed and sorely missed.

However, the former ‘Daily Show’ presenter briefly returned to the political foray having last year handed his show over to new host Trevor Noah, with an interview for former Obama advisor David Axelrod’s podcast on Monday (May 9th) in which he described Trump as a “man-baby”.

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Jon Stewart Returns To The Daily Show To Speak For 9/11 First Responders


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Jon Stewart returned to 'The Daily Show' on Monday night for the first time since his departure back in August. This time Stewart was appearing as a guest and had an important message for Congress on behalf of 9/11 first responders.

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As Stewart sat down new host Trevor Noah asked: "Shit, are you here to take the show back? I heard about this on American TV.” But Stewart assured him he has no interested in returning to his own job, instead he was there for a very important reason.

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Jon Stewart Set To Retire From Hosting 'The Daily Show' On Comedy Central


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Comedy Central is losing another late-night talk show host. The TV channel's latest victim is Jon Stewart who will be stepping down from his hosting position on 'The Daily Show' when his contract expires at the end of this year.

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Stewart is leaving Comedy Central at the end of the year

The surprising announcement came on Tuesday (Feb 10th) via a statement from Comedy Central's president Michele Ganeless, who thanked Stewart for the "incredible honour and privilege of working with" him over the last twenty years.

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Colbert Conquers Death In Comedy Central Finale


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It’s over. It’s done. Colbert is dead. Long live Colbert. The Colbert Report aired its final episode last night – Thursday, December 18. The show died, how it lived, more or less.

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What does the future hold for the newly "deathless" Stephen Colbert?

The final episode started off slow, with Colbert not even speaking a word until halfway through the thing. It kicked off with an intro by Jon Stewart, as per tradition, with the Daily Show host eventually tossing the ball to Colbert himself. The recap of recent events fit in quite well with the theme, which was essentially how little things have changed since the Report launched way back in 2005.

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Rosewater Trailer


Maziar Bahari is an Iranian-Canadian journalist who embarked on a week long trip to Iran in 2009 in a bid to cover the story of the presidential elections, leaving his pregnant wife behind. He spent his time filming campaigns and students, but still understanding that sometimes he needs to turn the camera off for his own safety. However, when situations got heated and the protests began, he decided to make the brave move in videotaping the chaos; including such situations that could've been compromising to the government. Accused of being a foreign spy, he was later arrested, blindfolded, beaten and mercilessly interrogated, with information even as trivial as his Facebook interests being used against him. Despite the fear and the injustice, however, he got through with an extraordinary ability to focus his mind, laughing his way through his four month imprisonment and knowing deep down that he would be free before long.

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Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' Is Good, But Were We Expecting More?


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Jon Stewart's directorial debut Rosewater premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on Friday (August 27, 2014) and the critics and bloggers were quick off the mark with their reactions. 

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Based on a real-life incident - which sort of intertwined with Stewart's satirical programme The Daily Show - Rosewater tells the story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) who covered the 2009 elections in his home country for Newsweek before getting detained by the Iranian government following an appearance on Stewart's show. 

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First Look At Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater', About Imprisoned Journalist


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Rosewater, a movie directed by Jon Stewart depicting the events told in the memoir Then They Came For Me by imprisoned BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, is set for theatrical release on November 7th.

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Gael Garcia Bernal plays imprisoned journalist Maziar Bahari in Rosewater

The film’s highly charged political content has already drawn criticism from Iran’s State TV, with the Iranian government accusing Stewart of being funded by Zionists and of working with the CIA. Bahari will be played by Gael Garcia Bernal.

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John Oliver Goes Solo With 'Last Week Tonight', So How Did It Go?


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John Oliver has gotten off the mark with his new solo show Last Week Tonight on HBO, which didn't stray too far from the concept and structure of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show. The reviews were, on the whole, pretty good and Oliver certainly didn't do anything wrong in his first outing.

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"But what really grabbed me about Last Week Tonight was the long segment in the middle about the upcoming India Election," wrote Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly, "Oliver chastised the American media for its complete inability to cover the biggest election in human history; but Oliver also managed to come up with a handy rundown of the important facts."

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RIP The Best Of Stephen Colbert? Will The Funnyman Change On CBS?


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The news that Stephen Colbert would become Letterman’s successor on The Late Show has had time to circulate over the weekend and, by now, anyone who cares has had time to form an opinion. Most online sources seem be taking the change as a good thing. The character Colbert created on Comedy Central could add new life to the Late Show format, which has been going stale for some time now.

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Will Colbert's humor survive the transition into network television?

But the naysayers have to ask – what if Colbert doesn’t bring his Comedy Central character with him? Unlike say, Jon Stewart, who would have been the obvious choice for the “Late Show” gig, Stephen Colbert has always played a character on The Colbert Report – a hilarious, well-acted, faux Conservative pundit, who was obviously created just for satire – not actual pop culture critique. That schtick wouldn’t really work on the Late Show format. A few gags here and there are welcome, but Letterman has, for the most part, hosted as Letterman during his 21-year-long tenure.

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John Oliver, With Gervais Seal Of Approval, Hits TVs On HBO In Late April


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John Oliver went from working the stand up scene in the U.K to being recommended by Ricky Gervais to U.S giant Jon Stewart. He then hosted The Daily Show in place of Stewart to critical acclaim, and how he has his own HBO show. It’s good to be John Oliver right now.

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"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will air Sundays in the 11:00-11:30 p.m. It’ll take a Satirical look at the week in news, politics and current affairs, HBO confirmed in a statement, but they were secretive about anything else the show had to offer.

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John Oliver To Unveil "Tonight Show Last Week" On HBO In April


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John Oliver’s new HBO show has finally been made official with the announcement of a title and a release date. Oliver fans rejoice! The former “Daily Show” correspondent will begin “The Tonight Show Last Week With John Oliver” (bit of a mouthful) on April 27 at 11 p.m. The show will take a satirical look at the biggest news headlines of the week, not unlike Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” format.

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Oliver wants his show to have a distinct voice, different from that of "The Daily Show".

This is as much as Oliver and HBO have revealed at this point, meaning that eager viewers will have to wait for the official premiere to find out exactly how Oliver’s format will differ. The host didn’t exactly make it clear during his appearance in front of the Television Critics’ Association in January.

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Stephen Colbert Won't Stop Going On About That Emmy Win


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Perhaps the best thing about Stephen Colbert’s win – for Colbert, anyway – is that he knocked Jon Stewart off his perch. And what a perch it was: 10 years running he won the variety show category, which is probably why his adversary won’t shut the hell up about it.

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And what better place to boast to the nines than your own show, right? Firstly, he was modest enough to admit that he’d made a "verbal gaffe" when he accepted the Emmy. (USA Today)

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After Three Months Out, Jon Stewart Makes His Triumphant Daily Show Return: Big Macs, Paula Deen And Syria


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We loved John Oliver on The Daily Show, but let’s be honest – it’s really Jon Stewart’s schtick. Well, fans of the comedian/director/pundit will no doubt be glad to learn that he is finally back to hosting the satirical news show. Stewart spent the summer filming his movie Rosewater in Jordan and, naturally the opening gag had to make reference of that.

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Stewart returned with a healthy tan and a bout of nostalgia.

We won’t spoil it for you, but it did involve Stewart, Oliver, Stephen Colbert and Big Mac defibrillators. It might not have been the subtlest of gags, but it did get the point across – Jon Stewart is back and entirely his old, red, white and blue American self. And while Stewart admitted to enjoying the cultural experience, apparently there’s nothing like being back in the good ol’ US of A. "For all that I appreciate and learned about the culture that I was immersed in, boy, I'm Western, in all its glorious, decadent imperfections," he said. "I recall driving back to New York City thinking, 'Hello dildo shop near a school.’”

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Jon Stewart Returns To 'The Daily Show' After Summer Sabbatical


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Comedian Jon Stewart has returned to his hosting duties on US political news satire show, The Daily Show, after he took a 12 week sabbatical to spent time working on Middle Eastern political documentary Rosewater. In his absence, the excellently funny Brit comic John Oliver kept his presenting seat warm.

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Stewart's Back To Rule The Daily Show's Roost.

On the Tuesday night show, Stewart opened by letting his audience know how much he missed them: "You don't know what it's like out there in the real world. Nobody applauds every stupid little thing you do."

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Video - Liam Hemsworth Stops For Endless Photos With Fans Outside 'The Daily Show'


'The Hunger Games' star Liam Hemsworth signs autographs and poses for pictures with fans as he arrives outside 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' studios. Paparazzi call for him to stop and pose for pictures before he goes inside but he just flashes them a peace sign before heading into the building.

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Jon Stewart Is On Vacation From 'The Daily Show', Long Live John Oliver


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Jon Stewart is taking the summer off his duties at The Daily Show, a hiatus which started last night. It’s alright though, because Stewart’s post is aptly covered by the show’s regular correspondent, John Oliver, who kicked off his run last night (Thursday) prompting a spike in the satirical news program’s viewership. As much as fans have enjoyed Oliver’s hosting skills however, Comedy Central is expecting an even bigger spike tonight, when Stewart links in from location via Skype.

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Stewart has left the show in capable hands.

Oliver will assume hosting duties until fall, while Stewart is off directing his very first movie, according to Deadline. Stewart’s directorial debut, Rosewater, will keep to his area of expertise, political commentary. The film centers on the story of a journalist, detained in an Iranian prison and interrogated using brutal methods. The movie is expected for a 2014 release, with the exact date still to be announced.

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Jon Stewart Is "Captured Foreign Spy" On Egyptian TV Show


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Jon Stewart, US writer, comedian, and host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, has made an appearance on Egyptian television's top satire program, Al-Bernameg. He was introduced as a guest after being brought out by suited goons underneath a hood to the sound of Star Wars' Imperial March. After the hood was whipped off and he was introduced as Jon Stewart, the crowd exploded into cheering and applause.

Al-Bernameg, which translates to The Program, is Egypt's equivalent of USA's The Daily Show where a mock news studio and news presenter is used to send up political figures and occurrences. The program is hosted by Bassem Youssef, who rose to fame as an incredibly popular comedian after making online political videos mocking Egyptian politics during the 2011 uprising.

An unmasked Stewart began to speak to the audience in Arabic, saying "thank you" and "please sit down, I am a simple man who does not like to be fussed over" over and over again before he explained in English that that was all he could memorise. The rest of the interview was conducted in English, which included Stewart's upcoming Iranian documentary Rosewater, and the issue of satire in a country as strict as Egypt.

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Does John Oliver Work As Host Of The Daily Show? You Bet He Does.


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John Oliver made his debut as Jon Stewart's temporary replacement on the Daily Show on Monday night (June 10, 2013) and proved to be quite the hit. The British comedian - recommended to Stewart by Ricky Gervais - used his tried and test brand of self-depracating humor from the off. And it worked.

"I am John Oliver and let's all just acknowledge for a moment that this is weird. This looks weird, it feels weird, it even sounds weird-and this is my actual voice," he began, to a barrage of applause. There was some criticism of Oliver's interviewing techniques, though he had already joked of his disdain for celebrity sit-downs and his questions of comedic actor Seth Rogen were reasonable enough. Mainly he just told the actor that he loved his new movie This Is The End

Oliver can't lose as Daily Show host. He had a couple of clever tactics for thwarting the critics, firstly thinking out loud how he'd be barracked for the performance, and secondly partaking in a little skit with special correspondent Aasif Mandvi about Buzzfeed apparently posting 'The 27 Worst Moments of John Oliver's First Six Minutes.'

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Meet John Oliver, Jon Stewart's Replacement As Daily Show Host


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John Oliver? No? Never heard of him? Well, the British comedian is about to replace Jon Stewart as host of the Daily Show, just for the summer of course. Recommended to Stewart by Ricky Gervais, the dark-haired, bespectacled, self-deprecating Oliver has a popular podcast following, though the Daily Show is his biggest gig to date. Obviously.

The comedian was taping a stand-up set for the fourth season of his Comedy Central series John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show at the Webster Hall on Tuesday night (June 4, 2013) when he was asked by an audience member if he was excited to fill the boots of Stewart, "The only thing I'm nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people," Oliver says. "I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven't seen."

On a recent interview with one of the hottest movie stars of the moment, Oliver explained, "Two nights ago, I had a nightmare I was interviewing Jaden Smith. I said, 'Look, Jaden, I haven't seen "After Earth" but the trailers look awful,' and behind him, I could see Will Smith doing this [raises a fist]. I don't know why in my head that's how Will Smith expresses anger, like a 1920s journalist."

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John Olivier's Jon Stewart Daily Show Takeover Date Confirmed


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Jon Stewart’s departure date from the Daily Show has been confirmed and it’s coming up fearful soon folks. Don’t panic too much though, he’s not gone forever and it’s a safe pair of hands that’ll be taking over from him while he’s away – correspondent John Oliver.

While he’s away Stewart will be directing his first feature film, titled Rosewater and adapted from the book Then They Came For Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival by journalist Mazir Bahari. As the Los Angeles Times reports, the book and film tells the story of BBC journalist Bahari, who was sent to an Iranian prison for four months on suspicion that he was a spy. Among the evidence against him was an appearance he made on The Daily Show, during which correspondent Jason Jones appeared in a deliberately goofy spy outfit.

Meanwhile the Daily Show gets Olivier from June 10th until September 3rd, when Stewart will return. The British comedian has been with the show since 2006 so certainly knows the ropes, and in a statement he said "Don’t worry, it's still going to be everything that you love about 'The Daily Show,' just without the thing that you love the most about it." Guests scheduled for his first week in charge include Seth Cohen, Armando Iannucci, Marvis Staples and Fareed Zakaria.

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Jon Stewart Takes CNN To Task For Boston Bombings Reportage


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John King’s erroneous report that a suspect had been identified in conjuction with the Boston bombings triggered a trail of CNN slip-ups on which Daily Show host Jon Stewart made them pay. Chris Cuomo, Fran Townsend and King tried to put the error down to third parties, dodgy sources and mystical events.

“There’s clearly something afoot today,” said King, possibly trying to pin the blame on Harry Potter. “We’re getting some conflicting reports about an arrest,” said Coumo. “The information has been dribbling and drabbling—there’s obviously been a lot of confusion,” added Townsend, using words that don’t really mean anything to explain what happened. Cuomo then summed it all up by saying: “We don’t know what’s right or not right at this point, and as Anderson always says, you don’t want to go down the road of speculation wrongfully.” Well, step in Mr. Stewart, who always knows the right (funny) thing to say. “Well, that’s what you were doing!” he said/screamed in reply.

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Jon Stewart On Daily Show Hiatus To Make Directorial Debut


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He’s known as a funny man, but The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart will be putting his serious face on after it was revealed that the comic and TV host would be directing his first film, adaptation Rosewater.

Whilst it’s certainly interesting news regards Stewart’s career, and you ‘d reckon he’d definitely be able to make a good fist of helming a movie, it’s perhaps less good news for fans of his dayjob, The Daily Show. As the New York Times reported, making the film is going to require Stewart taking 12 weeks off the program. “I am a television person who is accustomed to having a thought at 10 a.m. and having it out there at 6:30 p.m. and moving on, so this is a little scary, yes,” Mr. Stewart said to the paper.

The film is an adaptation of a book called Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival, by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy. The story concerns Iranian journalist Bahari’s 118-day imprisonment following the 2009 Iran elections, which he was covering. Talking about it, Stewart commented “One of the reasons we are in this business is to challenge ourselves, and I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.”

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A Week In News: Carrie Fisher Is Princess Leia, Kate Middleton Having A Girl, Harrison Ford Joins Anchorman 2!


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Carrie Strikes Back: Great news for Star Wars fans this week, with Carrie Fisher confirming that she'll reprise her role as Princess Leia in J.J. Abrams' forthcoming movie Star Wars Episode 7. Fisher, 56, joked that her age might make things a little tricky this time around.

It's A Girl! Or Is It? Did Kate Middleton inadvertently give away the gender of her baby this week? During a public appearance in the UK, the Duchess of Cambridge told one well-wisher that she would give a gift to her d..before stopping short

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The Next Argo? Jon Stewart To Direct Iranian Movie Rosewater


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The Daily Show stalwart and everybody's favourite satirist Jon Stewart will be going on a temporary hiatus from the show that bears his name this summer, with Deadline reporting that the comic will be directing his first film whilst he is away from the hit show.

Stewart's first venture behind the camera is for the adaptation of the Maziar Bahari memoir Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story Of Love, Captivity And Survival. The adaptation, which has been given the more movie poster appropriate title of Rosewater, tells the story of Bahari's time in a Iranian prison, where the Iranian/Canadian journalist was locked away for 118 days in 2009. During his absence form the Daily Show, DS writer and Community star John Oliver will be taking his place for eight of the twelve weeks that Stewart will be away, with hosts for the other four unconfirmed.

Bahari and Stewart first struck up a friendship after the journalist's appearance on the Daily Show prior to his arrest in Iran, with Iranian authorities citing his appearance on the show as proof that he was a spy. Following his release Bahari has appeared on the Daily Show two other times, his most recent appearance coming in 2011. Despite Stewart's comedic background, Rosewater will be a serious film so don't go see it expecting a satirical look at Iranian prisons. Filming will begin this summer.

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Hugh Grant Apologises To Jon Stewart For Bad Behaviour


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To contact Hugh Grant via Twitter the name he's chosen for himself is @HackedOffHugh. Despite that being a reference to his recent work in the Leveson Report, it's more than apt for the accusations levied towards him by Jon Stewart.

The Daily Show host, in an informal interview with his friend and colleague Stephen Colbert, during a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, spoke about his experience with Grant when he came on The Daily Show for an interview: "He's giving everyone s*** the whole time, and he's a big pain in the a** ... And we've had dictators on the show." Said Stewart, quoted by NY Daily News. Back then, in 2009, Grant was publicising the terrible movie Did You Hear About the Morgans? and criticised a clip of the film used in the show. "What is that clip? It's a terrible clip," Grant said. "Well, then make a better f***ing movie," Stewart acerbically replied.

Since hearing about Stewart's opinion of him, Grant has used his twitter account, normally reserved for information and discourse about the hacking inquiry, and used the platform to apologize for his behaviour:

Kristen Stewart On Robert Pattinson, On The Road, And Her Career


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Kristen Stewart will hopefully, finally, be able to shake that singular association with Bella Swan and The Twilight Saga, and reinvent herself in movies that garner a little more respect from the film industry, since it's finished. And, she'll have plenty of time to do that as she plans to be in the business for a long time. 

Speaking to E! on the red carpet for her latest movie, an adaptation for On the Road, she was asked her about plans acting, "Oh man, I really love my job," she said, "I would not give it up." E! also revealed that she'll be spending Christmas and NYE with Robert Pattinson, before he jets off to start work on his next big project. Plus, despite telling Robert Pattinson to ditch K-Stew after she cheated on him in the summer, Jon Stewart praised her on her performance, when she joined him on The Daily Show: "It's a terrific performance," Jon told her. "For a novel that they say is unfilmable, you guys did a hell of a job. So nice work."

Although Jon Stewart's made a turn around about his opinion of Kristen, reported by Entertainment wise, according to a poll at The National Wedding Show saw Robert Pattinson be voted the most eligible bachelor jointly with Prince Harry, showing that despite the reconciliation between the pair the rest of the public still consider him fair game. 

Jon Stewart Calls Hugh Grant "Worst Guest Ever" (Including Dictators)


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Jon Stewart - the U.S. host of The Daily Show - has named Hugh Grant his least favourite guest on the programme, following his appearance in 2009. The British actor, known for his romantic-comedies, was described as a "big pain in the ass" by Stewart, who says he is no longer welcome on the show.

Speaking during a Q&A last week, Stewart laid into the Love Actually star, naming him as his least favourite guest, adding, "And we've had dictators on the show." The actor appeared on The Daily Show while promoting his poorly received comedy Did You Hear About The Morgans? though reportedly spent much of his time complaining to staff and saying he had better places to be. He also complained about the clip that was shown to promote the film, though Stewart responded, "Well, then make a better f***ing movie." Though Stewart's remarks come as no real surprise, the pair are both prominent critics of the media, with Grant taking an active role in the campaign for tighter regulation of the British press in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal. Stewart almost quit The Daily Show in 1999, saying, "What I did not realize is, a lot of the people who worked there were assholes."

The Emmy winner replaced original host Craig Kilborn, immediately shifting the tone to sharply satirical. 

Bruce Springsteen And The Rolling Stones Among The Lineup Of Sandy Benefit Concert


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A slew of New York natives, as well as plenty of Brits performed at last night’s 12-12-12 benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy, which ripped through the city in October.

Bruce Springsteen, a Jersey man himself, took the stage first with Land of Hope and Dreams followed by the evocative Wrecking Ball and the very aptly themed My City in Ruins, all of which was meant to address the rebuilding process and the NY spirit. The musician spoke fondly of his native New Jersey, mentioning its inclusiveness. “I pray that this chraracteristic remains the same” Springsteen went on to say, before going into Born to Run, for which he was joined on stage by Jon Bon Jovi, another Jersey resident.

The concert was definitely geared towards classic rock fans – a smart marketing decision, since this is also the demographic with the highest disposable income. Besides a number of to-the-bone New Yorkers, like Jon Stewart, Adam Sandler and Alicia Keys, it also featured an unexpectedly high number of appearances by British musicians – The Who and Sir Paul McCartney among others. The ex-Beatle joined the surviving members of Nirvana onstage for a cover of Smells Like Teen Spirit.

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Video - Carly Rae Jepsen, Jon Stewart And Seth Rogen On Red Carpet At Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars' - Part 1


Among arrivals at Comedy Central's 'Night Of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together For Autism Programs' event were popstar Carly Rae Jepsen, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, talk show host Jon Stewart and comedian Seth Rogen with his wife Lauren.

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Jon Stewart And Bill O'Reilly Lock Horns In Their Own Presidential Debate


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With election fever hotting up in the USA, Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly took to their soapboxes to provide their own debate over the Presidential duel running between current incumbent Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Unsurprisingly though, given that the host of The Daily Show and The O'Reilly Commentary man are known for their irreverence, the conversation soon turned into something a little more trivial and light hearted, with much of the debate coming down to their respective heights.

Called Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium, the live-streamed 90 minute chat soon descended into humour with the 5'7 Stewart looking positively diminutive next to the 6'4 O'Reilly. This was addressed by the production team, who gave Stewart a mechanical platform so that he could rise and lower himself. "I can see why Obama did badly in the debate," he said after going up. "The altitude really is rough up here." Their main disagreement focused on what Romney had recently said about 47% not being able to take responsibility of their lives. "About 20% of us are slackers, and it's a growing industry," O'Reilly said, only to be shot down by Stewart as "bulls***"

The debate did focus on some key points, but ultimately the aim of the game seemed to be on comedy and entertainment, which those paying $4.95 for the stream got in spades. It was certainly a great deal livelier than the real candidates' debate last week.


Jon Stewart Lays Into Bill O'Reilly During Presidential Debate Spoof


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Politically minded TV hosts Jon Stewart and Bill O'Reilly brought the laughs to George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with a charity spoof of the on-going presidential campaign on Saturday night(October 6th).

Under the title The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium, Stewart stared as the fictitious Democrat facing O'Reilly's Republican 'candidate,' with the whole thing being live-streamed to an eager online audience.

The 90-minute debate first brought the laughs when the 5'7" Stewart decided to go one bit higher than the 6'4" O'Reilly by using a mechanical pedestal to gain the height advantage. Comedy Central's outspoken Liberal Stewart then proceeded to lay into Fox News controversially right-wing O'Reilly, labelling him as the 'Mayor of Bullsh*t Mountain.' The debate was not solely a chance for the two hosts to go at each other's throats though, as the whole thing was a light-hearted and good natured affair whose main purpose was to bring the laughs, USA Today and CNN have both said.

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Video - Pink Attempts To Shield Willow From Paparazzi As She Leaves Jon Stewart's Studio


Pink leaves the New York studio where she appeared on 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' holding her 15-month-old daughter Willow in such a way that she looks as though she's shielding her from the horde of paparazzi. She rushes straight to her car without posing for photos which seems to annoy one photographer who complains about having had to wait three hours. Pink did, however, enjoy her time on the show and later Tweeted: 'I am such a huge fan of Jon Stewart and everyone at that show- especially after meeting them. They are all a bunch of awesome peoples.' She has also previously used her Twitter account to express her views on the paparazzi snapping celebrity children which would explain the way she's holding Willow so protectively. Last month she posted: 'See the thing about me is,there's never gonna be anyone that tells me what I can and can't say.Paparazzi stalking children should be illegal' following a previous post which included a link to an article in the Huffington Post discussing the matter.

Jon Stewart Almost Causes Emmy Award Controversy With F-Bomb


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Can you feel that? It's the earth reverberating after Jon Stewart nearly shocked a primetime television audience by dropping an F-bomb at last night's Emmy Awards 2012. Stewart was up on stage to collect his now seemingly obligatory gong for The Daily Show - its 10th consecutive win in the history of the Emmys - and, after a mock fight with his cohorts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon, he almost caused a nightmare for television broadcasters by swearing.

Stewart praised his competition by stating "Stephen Colbert - their show, what they did with superpacs this year was ridiculous, ridonkulous. Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, I spend way too much time on the Internet watching their shows. Real Time with Bill Maher is constantly writing lines I wish I'd written. Without Lorne Michaels and SNL, I don't think any of us would be doing this. We make topical comedy which has the shelf life of egg salad, so to do this for 15 years and have tangible proof that what we do isn't just ephemeral is wonderful."

The air turned blue when he then commented "Years from now, when the earth is just a burning husk and aliens visit, we'll find a box of these and they will know just how predictable these (effing) shows were." However, producers were able to bleep out the expletive and save what would sure have been a disaster of unimaginable proportions.


Whoops! Jon Stewart Drops The F-word At The Emmys


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Jon Stewart nearly got to the end of his acceptance speech for winning The Emmy Award for best variety show trophy without swearing, but didn't quite manage it, reports USA Today.

Picking up The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's 10th consecutive award for the category (10!), Stewart enjoyed a spot of roughhousing with his fellow nominees, and was tackled by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon when he left for the stage, but he still had some kind words for his fellow nominees: "Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, I spend way too much time on the Internet watching their shows. Real Time with Bill Maher is constantly writing lines I wish I'd written. Without Lorne Michaels and SNL, I don't think any of us would be doing this. We make topical comedy which has the shelf life of egg salad, so to do this for 15 years and have tangible proof that what we do isn't just ephemeral is wonderful." The Daily show has now won the award for ten years in a row, signalling a remarkable decade for the topical talk show. And that was a Lovely speech right? Oh wait hold on he wasn't finished. "Years from now, when the earth is just a burning husk and aliens visit, we'll find a box of these and they will know just how predictable these (effing) shows were." There we go.

Elsewhere at The Emmys, Homeland picked up the award for best drama, beating our favourite for the prize, Breaking Bad, and halting Man Men's quest for an unprecedented 5th consecutive award for the category. Bad night for AMC then.


Emmy Awards Set To Shake Up The ‘Usual’ Outcomes


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The Emmy Awards have been accused of being dull and repetitive in the past, with the winners of TV’s top prize rarely changing from year to year. In the face of this rather severe criticism, the powers that be at the Emmy headquarters have promised a shake up for this years Award ceremony and said that there may be a few surprises in store concerning where certain gongs will be handed.

With 17 nominations each, Mad Men and American Horror Story are leading the pack, with the 1950’s set advertising drama set for a fifth straight ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ win. Likewise, Jon Stewart’s long running The Daily Show is set for a tenth straight ‘Outstanding Variety Show’ win, and Jeff Probst expected to win yet another award for his hosting of the reality series Survivor.

This might not be the case however, as the foundations really are expected to be shaken, with Probst not even being nominated for his favourite category this year. What exactly will happen is yet to be seen, but host Jimmy Fallon and the rest of the people behind the scenes have promised that things will be a little different. Still, with falling ratings, especially compared to the Grammys and the Oscars, the powers that be will have to pull something special out of the bag to prove its worth.


Video - Anne Hathaway Turns Heads On The Daily Show


Anne Hathaway arrived for her appearance on The Daily Show With John Stewart last night with a surprise new look. She shed her usual girlie image and paired some figure-hugging flares with a tailored white jacket and cool Elvis t-shirt, and some eye-catching over-sized Perspex shades.

Hathaway is currently starring in One Day, a romantic movie based on David Nichols' best-selling novel, which opens this week. The film has received mixed reviews, with the New York Daily News callinh it a 'stilted rom-com'.

Video - Freida Pinto In Costume Change For Jon Stewart Show


Indian actress Freida Pinto spotted arriving for a taping of The Jon Stewart Show in New York City. Wearing a purple satin dress, Freida told photographers "I'll be back on my way out!" before immediately making her way into the studio.

True to her word, the actress posed for the press after leaving the studio wearing a completely different dress. Pinto donned a flowing lime green creation as she signed autographs for fans. The 26-year-old is currently starring in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' with James Franco

Doogal Review


Bad
I'm a little ashamed to say this, but here goes: I didn't know what Doogal was supposed to be. From the looks of him (see picture, below), I thought he might be some kind of hairy bowel movement. His name is Doogal. His best friend is a snail. It's not unreasonable. It's juvenile, yes, but that's what Hollywood animated fare has become, by and large, so you can hardly blame me.

Turns out Doogal (Daniel Tay) is actually a dog. His best friend is Florence (Kylie Minogue), as well as a cow (Whoopi Goldberg), a train (Chevy Chase), and a flatulent moose (Kevin Smith). Their adventure, and you'll need to hang in there for this, involves magic diamonds that can freeze the sun. There's of course a bad guy with a plan to do just that: He's a kind of alien with a spring for the lower half of his body (voiced by an audibly bored Jon Stewart). Their adventure to stop her takes them across the countryside and, er, into, like, a magic land, or, something, I think.

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The Aristocrats Review


Excellent
In the dark weeks following 9/11, Comedy Central's management surprisingly decided not to cancel its taping of The Friar's Club Roast of Hugh Hefner. During the recording of the event, hundreds of comedians and urban luminaries found themselves shocked out of their post-terrorism pall by none other than Gilbert Gottfried, who delivered what the New York Times' Frank Rich, an attendee of the taping, called "the greatest dirty joke ever told."

Tracing its origins to vaudeville, this "comic's joke" is tantamount to a secret handshake among comedians and their friends. Although versions vary widely, it basically goes like this: A man seeking show biz representation walks into a talent agent's office and describes his family's act, which consists of various illegal and unspeakable activities including incest, bestiality, necrophilia, and an explosion of bodily fluids. After the man finishes, the appalled agent asks what this horrible act is called, to which the man responds, "The Aristocrats!"

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The Faculty Review


Very Good
Finally. We always knew Robert Rodriguez had talent as a filmmaker. We were just waiting for someone to put a good script in his hands, and Kevin Williamson has done that here. Do not be fooled by the woefully bad trailers, or by the fact that critics have roundly panned this horror film. The Faculty is easily the best of the genre to come along since Williamson's breakout hit, Scream. It is also the first watchable film Rodriguez has put up since storming onto the scene with El Mariachi.

Easily the biggest problem with this movie is in the marketing. I can only imagine how pissed off Williamson, Rodriguez, and everyone else involved in the movie must have been to see the film marketed as just another schlocky entry into the horror genre, which generally takes the words aliens; teenagers; battle; suspicious; killer; small town; etc. and jumble them up to come up with a concept (to wit, this time: suspicious small town teenagers battle killer aliens). Now if you are already a big 80s horror fan, just skip this review, because you already saw the movie, but this review is for people who are highly suspicious of shelling out eight bucks to see a horror flick. The only reason I actually saw The Faculty was because my little sister begged me to. But now I'm trying to convince you to.

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Death To Smoochy Review


Bad
Classic children's television show hosts like Mister Rogers and Barney make great role models for children, but their trite style makes them easy targets for adult jokes. Danny DeVito's latest project, Death to Smoochy, is well-intended with its mockery of children's television and those inane hosts, however it is completely misdirected in its efforts to be funny.

After the obnoxious but popular host Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams) is caught taking bribes from parents who want their kids on television, network head Frank Stokes (Jon Stewart) pulls the plug on his show. An exhaustive search through the downtrodden Barney wannabes to replace Randolph yields a pink, squeaky-clean rhino named Smoochy (Edward Norton), who becomes an overnight success with the kids despite his preachings of bland politically correct messages to children. Despite Smoochy's best wishes, his boss Nora (Catherine Keener) wants to cash in on the show's newfound success by selling Smoochy-sponsored cereals, cola, and string cheese. Randolph, on the other hand, is hell-bent on making life miserable for the rhino, and Smoochy's crooked agent (Danny DeVito) is busy making backdoor deals trying to sell Smoochy out to the mob.

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Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back Review


Good

Somewhere out there in the cinematic ether there's an elusive line between lewdly moronic raunch comedies like "Tomcats" or "Freddy Got Fingered" and sophomoric, low-brow sex and gross-out romps that can make even intellectual types laugh until $3 concession Coca-Cola comes out of their noses.

I don't know where that line is exactly. All I know is that "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back" is hilarious.

The latest low-budget, high-dialogue laffer from Kevin Smith -- writer-director of "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy" and "Dogma" -- this film puts his perennial cameo characters front and center for a combination road-trip/ruthless Hollywood satire that is so blanketed with ribald raillery it feels like machine-gun fire hitting your funny bone.

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