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‘The Late Show’ has its own version of the secret Trump-Cohen tape

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So, we’ve heard the audio of the secret recording between Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, but now there’s video?

Well, at least a video made by Stephen Colbert and The Late Show team.

The late night show has crafted their own comedic video accompaniment to the real 2016 recording aired by CNN on Tuesday. 

In the audio clip, Trump and Cohen discuss a payment for Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story, in which she claimed she had an affair with Trump in 2006. 

In 2016, the Wall Street Journal revealed that American Media — which owns the pro-Trump National Enquirer — bought the rights to the model’s story for $150,000, but didn’t publish it. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert stages a ‘presidential intervention’ for Trump

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Stephen Colbert has held a “presidential intervention” after the week’s hootenanny of events featuring Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

After brutally roasting Trump’s ‘double negative’ defense on Wednesday after that press conference, Colbert spent Thursday’s opening monologue on Trump’s invitation to Putin to visit the White House in the fall for another summit.

Fed up, the Late Show host staged a little intervention for the president, beginning with Trump’s questioning of the United States’ commitment to defending all NATO allies. Read more…

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Trump-Putin press conference gets a roasting from late show hosts

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President Donald Trump’s rather disturbing joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin was always going to be skewered by late-night hosts.

And they did not disappoint.

Following the presidents’ double address in Helsinki on Monday, The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah didn’t hold back. Before the show, the team pointed out what Russia and America both got out of the summit:

What Russia got:
– total capitulation from Trump
– exoneration for past meddling
– permission to meddle in future

What America got: pic.twitter.com/n4BTIvRzf0

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 16, 2018 Read more…

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Stephen Colbert questions James Franco over sexual misconduct accusations

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James Franco was pressed for answers by Stephen Colbert on The Late Show on Tuesday, following accusations of sexual misconduct since his Golden Globe win.

The Disaster Artist star was interviewed by the talk show host, broadcast mere hours after The New York Times cancelled a TimesTalks event with Franco scheduled for Wednesday. 

A public supporter of the Time’s Up movement against systemic sexual abuse in Hollywood and other industries, Franco wore one of the widely publicized pins to the Globes on Sunday. But during and after the ceremony, in which Franco won a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in The Disaster Artist, several women posted accusations of sexual misconduct on Twitter. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert grilling Oliver Stone about Putin is excruciating to watch

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It shouldn’t be surprising in this current political climate that Oliver Stone’s four-part Showtime series about Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, hasn’t had the warmest of receptions.

Stephen Colbert is more known for his quips, but a meeting with Stone on The Late Show on Monday proved too irresistible for the host. Colbert asked the director if he was “cosying up” to what some would call a dictator.

“You know, you have to be polite because this was a two-year deal, and it was four times, and I was with him numerous times,” Stone explained.

Colbert admittedly hadn’t watched the series yet, but asked Stone what would surprise him about Putin when watching it. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert has a brilliant explanation of why Donald Trump fired James Comey

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The big news everyone is talking about is Donald Trump firing FBI director James Comey. 

It happened just 10 minutes before Stephen Colbert taped The Late Show, but the late night host had plenty of rounds to fire. 

“That shows no gratitude at all. Did Trump forget about the Hillary emails that Comey talked about?” Colbert said. 

Trump said in a letter that Comey was “not able to effectively lead the Bureau” after the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails, but Colbert thinks he has a more plausible explanation. 

“I think he was fired because Comey couldn’t guess the name Rumpelstiltskin,” he joked. Read more…

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Stephen Colbert chastises Donald Trump for hiring all the embarrassing Steves

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Bannon, Mnuchin, Miller, Feinberg: the Trump administration has sure hired a lot of controversial Steves. And Stephen Colbert is concerned they’re giving all Steves a bad name.

“I don’t think I’m telling any secrets here when I say my name’s Stephen,” Colbert said on Friday’s Late Show. “And with so many Stephens in the Trump administration, this is a rough time for the Stephen community.”

But take heart, Steves of the world. Whenever you’re feeling down, just close your eyes and think of Stephen King.

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Stephen Colbert chastises Donald Trump for hiring all the embarrassing Steves

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Bannon, Mnuchin, Miller, Feinberg: the Trump administration has sure hired a lot of controversial Steves. And Stephen Colbert is concerned they’re giving all Steves a bad name.

“I don’t think I’m telling any secrets here when I say my name’s Stephen,” Colbert said on Friday’s Late Show. “And with so many Stephens in the Trump administration, this is a rough time for the Stephen community.”

But take heart, Steves of the world. Whenever you’re feeling down, just close your eyes and think of Stephen King.

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Stephen Colbert demands a 'Million Meryl March' in response to Donald Trump

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Meryl Streep‘s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes has riled up a bunch of folks—everyone from Donald Trump to Stephen Colbert.

During his opening Late Show monologue, Colbert roasted the president-elect’s tweet response to the moving address Streep gave on Sunday night. 

“Look Mr. Trump, you can refuse to release your taxes, you can call to ban an entire religion, you can play footsie with a dictator, but calling Meryl Streep overrated? No, no. Too far,” Colbert exclaimed. 

“I wasn’t going to go to that Million Woman March but I’m going now. It’s going to be a Million Meryl March—I’ll be the one holding blu-ray of Kramer vs Kramer and weeping,” he said, before launching into Russian’s involvement with the United States election.  Read more…

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