Entries in The Daily Show (5)


Robert Pattinson to Appear on "The Daily Show," "GMA"

Dominique Charriau/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- As he continues to deal with the fallout of his girlfriend Kristen Stewart cheating on him, Robert Pattinson will sit down for an interview with ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

It's one of two upcoming sit-down interviews for the 26-year-old actor; he reportedly is also confirmed to appear as a guest on Comedy Central's The Daily Show on Monday, Aug. 13.

These will be Pattinson's first interviews since Stewart publicly apologized for cheating on him with Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.

The GMA appearance will be a live interview.  There is no word yet on who will be asking the questions to Pattinson, but he will be there to promote his new movie, Cosmopolis.

Meanwhile, Pattinson left Reese Witherspoon's house in Ojai, Calif., on Friday for a night out with friends from the U.K. at a nearby country-Western bar. 

A source told People magazine, "Pattinson came in with a few friends, like three guys.  There was a big party here already and they came in to hang out with the party.  There were two girls that were hanging around him, but not Rob necessarily.  He seemed happy, fine." 

The source added, "He was laughing and smiling most of the time, but he was low key.  He didn't really get up.  No dancing or anything.  He was totally nice and polite."

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The Colbert Report to Return 

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stephen Colbert will resume taping new episodes of his political satire show Monday.  The comedian mysteriously suspended production last Wednesday.

Comedy Central and Colbert have not commented on the reason for the hiatus, but Colbert tweeted on Friday: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has offered their thoughts and prayers. We are grateful and touched by your concern.”

On Wednesday morning, the show promoted what would have been on that night’s program.

“Watch Stephen help shape the message of Colbert Super PAC with the help of political strategist Frank Luntz,” read the last tweet from the Colbert Report Twitter account, suggesting the cancellation was sudden.

This marked the first time The Colbert Report had ever suspended production, according to comedy news blog the Beat.

Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, from which the Colbert was spun off, has canceled production only twice, once after the death of a staff member, and once when host Jon Stewart became a father.

Other guests slated to appear on the show this week include Nancy Pelosi, Placido Domingo and author Robert Kagan.

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Jon Stewart Visits Troops in Afghanistan

Brad Barket/Getty Images(KANDAHAR, Afghanistan) -- U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan are being treated to a visit from comedian Jon Stewart.

Admiral Mike Mullen was questioned by troops about the looming debt crisis, still unresolved, and whether they would be paid in the event of a default. On the lighter side, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart was accompanying the Admiral.

Stewart and Mullen are expected to fly to Bagram later Saturday. This is Admiral Mullen's final scheduled trip to Afghanistan.

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Jon Stewart Calls Newt Gingrich a 'Square'

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Comedian Jon Stewart poked fun at Newt Gingrich Thursday night, calling the Republican presidential candidate a “square.”

“I say this with all due respect Newt, and I hate to break this to you but this whole Twitter, YouTube thing is not going to work for you because you’re not cool.  You’re uncool,” Stewart said on Thursday night’s The Daily Show. “Let me put this in lingo that you might understand.  You’re what might be known to your generation as a square.”

Stewart mocked Gingrich’s campaign rollout on Twitter.

“Gingrich announcing on Twitter and YouTube instead of on television or in a newspaper, it’s as though Newt has abandoned old media while it was sick or possibly dying to take up a newer, younger…media.”

But the ridicule didn’t end there.  Stewart went after his official announcement video as well.

“Who thought it was a good idea to do your state of the art campaign computer launch in a Sears photo studio booth with a Casio accompaniment?” Stewart said.  “That’s not music to launch a hip presidential campaign.”

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Report: Larry King Joining Jon Stewart’s 'The Daily Show'

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Larry King didn’t stay retired from TV very long.

The 77-year-old King, who stepped down from his long-running CNN chat show last December, is reportedly in talks to join Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

The New York Post quotes a source as saying, "A single conversation has happened.  It's still extremely preliminary."

The source goes on to say that King will be on The Daily Show "every now and again, like Lewis Black," adding, "He's not joining as a correspondent but a contributor."

When asked to comment on the report, a Comedy Central rep would only say, "We love Larry."

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