Colbert Parodies Classic Tootsie Pop Ad to Talk About Trump and Racism (Video)

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On Monday’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert brought forth a parody of an old animated ad for Tootsie Pops to talk about Donald Trump.
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Stephen Colbert Cancels ‘Late Show’ New Zealand Trip After Mosque Shootings

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Stephen Colbert: “Delicious Idiot” Trump Stole My Lines; I Agree With Jay Leno’s Comments – PaleyFest

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Stephen Colbert Breaks Down the College Admissions Bribery Scandal – and Brings Back ‘Filliam H Muffman’ (Video)

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Stephen Colbert kicked off Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show” with a discussion of the college admission bribery scandal — and in the process briefly revived one of the most memorable jokes from his “The Colbert Report” days.

“You know how conspiracy theorists say everything is rigged for the wealthy and famous?” Colbert began. “Well, as a wealthy, famous person, let me just respond by saying you’re absolutely right.”

Colbert broke down the scandal — in which 46 individuals, including Felicity Huffman and “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, were charged with paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into top universities.

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“The FBI was tipped off by the essay question on this year’s common application: ‘Reflect on an accomplishment that sparked your personal growth and/or list your parents’ credit card number,” Colbert cracked.

Colbert then talked about other aspects of the case, including the involvement of “actress Felicity Huffman, who is married to William H. Macy, celebrity nickname ‘Filliam H. Muffman.’”

That gag about Huffman and Macy originated on “The Colbert Report” all the way back in 2006, during a bit about what people can learn from celebrities about making relationships last. And to be honest, it’s almost as funny now as it was 13 years ago.

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Watch “The Late Show” bit below:

TONIGHT: If you think America has a system that heavily favors the rich and famous…well you’d be right. #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 13, 2019

And check out the original here:

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Colbert Tests CBS Censors to Mock Trump’s ‘Tim Apple’ Excuse

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Stephen Colbert thinks Donald Trump’s excuse for apparently calling Apple CEO Tim Cook by the wrong name is “appleing insane,” as he explained on Monday’s “Late Show.”

Last Wednesday, Trump accidentally called Cook “Tim Apple.” A lot of people had some fun at Trump’s expense. Then Axios reported that in a closed-door meeting on Friday, Trump told a group of Republican donors that he actually said “Tim Cook Apple” very quickly, “and the ‘Cook’ part of the sentence was soft. But all you heard from the ‘fake news,’ he said, was ‘Tim Apple.’”

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Colbert didn’t find that plausible.

“Mr. President, words don’t just disappear from the middle of sentences,” he said. “Unless it’s CBS bleeping me when I say excuses like this are [bleep] insane.”

“Did I say ‘appleing insane’?” Colbert joked.

He’s kidding but we’ll admit that swear is gonna come in really handy at work.

Watch the whole clip below:

TONIGHT: Remember Trump’s “Tim Apple” snafu? Yeah so does the President and he won’t let it go. #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 12, 2019

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Stephen Colbert Side-Eyes Jared Kushner’s Top Secret Security Clearance (Video)

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At the top of “The Late Show” on Wednesday, Stephen Colbert took a jaundiced look at the investigation into how Trump senior adviser (and son-in-law) Jared Kushner received top secret security clearance.

Last week, the New York Times reported that Trump ordered his chief of staff to give Kushner security clearance despite repeated objections from intelligence officials. Trump denied the report, and has refused demands by House Democrats to turn over documents related to Kushner’s clearance.

Colbert noted that according to the Times, Kushner had to update his application for clearance several times because he failed to mention meetings with foreign representatives. “But you know what they say,” joked Colbert. “If at first you don’t succeed, remind them that you’re married to the president’s daughter.”

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Colbert then joked that ordering officials to give Kushner clearance was “one of the few Trump orders that did not end with ‘and a side of fries.’”

Finally, Colbert noted that according to the Times, Trump’s then-chief of staff John Kelly wrote “a contemporaneous internal memo” in which he stated that he was “ordered” to give top secret clearance to Kushner.

“It’s all going to be in his White House tell-all, ‘Siiigh’,” Colbert joked. Watch the clip below:

TONIGHT: Ivanka and Jared’s “self-made” security clearances! #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 7, 2019

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Stephen Colbert Is Bummed That Trump’s Heart Doesn’t Seem to Be Into His Standard Denials (Video)

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On “The Late Show” Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert was a little bummed out that Donald Trump seems to be only half-heartedly into the oft-repeated phrases he uses when discussing the Mueller investigation, likening it to a bored entertainer …

‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Late Show’ Teams Win At Publicists Guild Awards

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Listen: Laura Benanti on ‘My Fair Lady’ and the Secret to Her Melania Trump Impersonation

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Liam Neeson Cancels ‘Colbert’ Plans After Racial Assault Comments

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Liam Neeson has canceled his scheduled appearance on an upcoming episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

The cancellation comes after Neeson’s interview with The Independent on Monday, where he said that many years back he prowled the streets with a weapon hoping to come across a “black bastard” and seek revenge for his friend who had been raped.

Neeson was scheduled to appear on Friday’s show, and Glenn Close, Oscar-nominated for her work in “The Wife,” will now appear on Friday’s broadcast.

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Reps for Neeson did not immediately respond for comment.

On Tuesday, Lionsgate canceled a red carpet event for the premiere of Neeson’s latest film, “Cold Pursuit.” An individual familiar with the matter said at the time that holding the event would’ve been inappropriate under the circumstances.

Neeson appeared on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday to apologize and said that he’s “not racist.”

“I went out deliberately into black areas in this city looking to be set upon so I could unleash physical violence. And I did it for maybe four or five times until I caught myself on, and it really shocked me, this primal urge I had. It shocked me and it hurt me. I did seek help,” Neeson said. “I’m not racist. This was nearly 40 years ago.”

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Neeson was asked about the film’s themes of revenge during a junket interview when he revealed that he had a “primal urge” to seek revenge. He attributed his behavior in part to the tumultuous time during his upbringing in Northern Ireland where Protestants and Catholics were at war.

Lionsgate’s “Cold Pursuit” opens Friday on over 2,500 screens.

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Ellen Page Calls Out Hateful Leadership & VP Mike Pence On ‘Late Show’ – “This Needs To F***ing Stop”

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Colbert Dings Trump for Similarities Between His Border Wall Warnings and the ‘Sicario’ Sequel

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Stephen Colbert has a sneaking feeling that President Trump is getting some of his ideas about the U.S.-Mexican border from the movie “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.”

Earlier this month, Trump said that people crossing the border have “unbelievable vehicles” that are “stronger, bigger and faster” than anything we have. On Jan. 18, Trump tweeted that Muslim prayer rugs have been found at the border. And last week, Trump said that human traffickers tie women and children up with duct tape to smuggle them into the country.

People noticed a strong resemblance to scenes in the 2018 action movie “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” So on “The Late Show” on Tuesday, Colbert wondered what other movies Trump might be getting border policy ideas from.

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“I’m telling ya, little boys are sneaking aliens in with flying bicycles,” said Colbert, doing his Donald Trump impression while referencing “E.T. the Extraterrestrial.”

“We must build a wall out of vibranium slats,” Colbert continued, referencing the fictional metal from Marvel movies. “Otherwise we’ll be overrun by Crazy, Rich Asians.”

There’s more, and you can watch the whole thing in the clip below:

TONIGHT: Step aside Fox News, Trump has a new place to get misinformation about immigrants. #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 30, 2019

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Colbert Looks at ‘Director’s Cut’ of Trump’s Border Wall Address (Video)

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At the top of his CBS talk show Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert took a gander at Trump’s various comments from earlier in the day, or as he described it, “the director’s cut” of Trump’s address to the nation the night before.

Colbert first touched on Trump’s hastily aborted meeting Wednesday with Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over the ongoing government shutdown. Trump notably stormed out as soon as they said they wouldn’t pass a budget to fund the wall he wants to build on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Colbert showed a clip of Trump in the Oval Office later saying, “I didn’t want this fight.” Colbert contrasted that with a clip of Trump from just last month, in which he said he would be proud to own responsibility for a government shutdown.

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“Mr. President, that guy’s making you look terrible. I don’t know who he is, but you’ve got to get him out of the White House immediately,” Colbert joked.

Next, Colbert played a clip of Trump bragging that his wall actually is “medieval,” “because it worked then and it works even better now.”

“You really cannot go wrong with medieval technology,” quipped Colbert, who then pulled out his Trump imitation. “The wall will be made of steel slats, which top alchemists have assured me can be turned into pure gold, pays for itself. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a leeches appointment.”

There’s more, and you can watch the whole clip below:

TONIGHT: Trump gives the unscripted version of his scripted primetime address! #LSSC

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 10, 2019

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Colbert recaps the subtle Trump disses at Bush’s funeral

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Cartoon Colbert Animates A Post-Thanksgiving ‘Late Show’ Clip Job

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