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Stephen Colbert

There And Back Again

Did You Forget That Stephen Colbert Had a Smaug Cameo? Here It Is

We’ve known that King Nerd Stephen Colbert managed to bag a cameo in one of The Hobbit movies for quite a while now, but I completely forgot to keep an eye out for him when I went to see it. If you’re like me, you might appreciate these screenshots put together by ScreenSlam.

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Ms. Marvel on the Colbert Report

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Stephen Colbert is a notably giant nerd, but call me a cynic: I didn’t think the news of a new Ms. Marvel would ping on his radar. Of course, I’m quite happy (and amused) to be wrong.

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Hugh Laurie and Stephen Colbert Read Words You Can Say on Television

Basic cable companies are attempting to convince the FCC that the current standard of what can be said and must be bleeped on television is outdated, restrictive, and in many cases just doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Allow Mr. Colbert and special guest Mr. Laurie to demonstrate.

Don’t forget to pick up your dry cleaning, Stephen.

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Stephen Colbert Crashes Peter Jackson’s The Desolation of Smaug Preview to Grill the Director About Elvish Hierarchy [VIDEO]

Following the home video release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson held a live video event where he spilled some details about The Desolation of Smaug. In this excerpt, Stephen Colbert just couldn’t stop himself from popping up to ensure that he’s getting the elves right. You know nothing, Peter Jackson.

There’s some actual information about Desolation of Smaug in here, too. And a bit of Tauriel. And some Billy Boyd! Hi there, Pippin.

(via: SuperHeroHype)

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Watch James Franco Get Utterly Schooled Trying to Out-Geek Stephen Colbert On Tolkien [VIDEO]

James Franco was on The Colbert Report last night to promote Oz the Great and Powerful. And the Oz portion of his interview is fine. But if you skip to 5:19 you can see the good stuff: Franco tried to tried to trip up Colbert—who is the biggest Tolkien geek Peter Jackson has ever met, if you’ll remember—with a question about The Silmarillion. It doesn’t end well for him.

(via: MTV Movies Blog)

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Martin Freeman Shows Off His Legos on the Colbert Report

And for anyone whose exhausted by The Hobbit coverage, here’s a Russian cat that doesn’t care a bit about the strange claw in the comfy new box it found.

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Ian McKellen Kicks Off The Colbert Report’s Hobbit Week, and a Puppy for Everyone Else

The Colbert Report is going Hobbit themed all this week, so lets be honest: we’re probably going to be posting every interview he does. So, like when Doctor Who was running Pond Life every day for a week, we’ll package the clips with cute videos for everyone else.

Everybody likes cute videos. Only some people like videos where Ian McKellen says that Gandalf is more powerful than Magneto, though there should probably be more of them.

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Not all that glitters is gold

Says Jackson: “I Have Never Met a Bigger Tolkien Geek in My Life.”

Philippa Boyens is our resident Tolkien expert, and when Stephen came down to visit the set, we put him head to head with Philippa on a Tolkien quiz – and Stephen triumphed. I have to say, his encyclopedic knowledge of Tolkien is spectacular, and points to a deprived childhood in some respects.Peter Jackson, speaking of Stephen Colbert, who was recently invited to visit the set of The Hobbit films in New Zealand.

As for that rumored and possibly confirmed cameo for the fake news anchor, Jackson said that “it’s yet to be confirmed or denied.”

Previously in The Hobbit

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Five Star Trek Captains, One Stage

All five Star Trek captains took the stage at London’s Destination Star Trek convention this weekend, marking only the second time ever they’ve all appeared together. (The Beat)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Binder Full of Magic Card Women

What’s better than binders full of women? Binders full of magic cards. But what if the magic cards were women? (Geekosystem)

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