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Whatever Happened To The Late Night Guest Host?

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Last night, as the dust settled on the news that Stephen Colbert would be taking over ‘Late Show’ from David Letterman at some point in 2015, I was engaged in a conversation that drifted toward just how someone qualifies to be a viable candidate for a network late night talk show in the first place. More specifically, how is it that 28 years ago, a woman actually did host a network late night network talk show and, now, in 2014, that would seem almost revolutionary.

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Watch Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart Pay Tribute to David Letterman’s ‘Late Show’

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Comedy Central

Where last week brought the earth-shattering late night news that David Letterman would descend the 'Late Show' throne to retire in 2015, and yesterday brought the surprisingly quick announcement that 'The Colbert Report''s Stephen Colbert would fill the seat, we knew the reactions would be quick. Watch Colbert and 'The Daily Show''s Jon Stewart react to the news from yesterday's new episodes!

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Five Hopes We Have For ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’

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Comedy Central

Today, in a semi-surprising announcement (surprising in how fast this announcement came; not for the actual choice) Stephen Colbert was tapped to replace David Letterman as the host of ‘Late Show.’

Stephen Colbert’s conservative character that he currently plays on ‘The Colbert Report’ will be gone, replaced by the actual Stephen Colbert – a guy, kind of surprisingly, not a lot of people know, as opposed to the character he’s been playing since 2005.

What will ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ look like, as opposed to Letterman and Colbert’s current show? Here are our hopes:

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It’s Official: Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman as Host of ‘The Late Show’!

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CBS

Well, that was fast! Just one week after David Letterman dropped the 'Late Show' bombshell that he would retire in 2015, his replacement has officially been announced. Following early and decisive rumors, Stephen Colbert will officially leave behind Comedy Central's 'Colbert Report' to ascend the late-night throne as the new host of CBS' 'The Late Show.' You're welcome, nation!

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Report: Stephen Colbert the Frontrunner to Replace David Letterman on ‘The Late Show’

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CBS

Yesterday afternoon David Letterman shook up the late-night landscape once more with the announcement of his 2015 retirement from 'The Late Show with David Letterman,' however inevitable the exit might have been. The internet has been awash with gossip and replacement debates since, but has 'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert emerged as CBS' clear frontrunner to take the 'Late Show' throne from retiring David Letterman?

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‘The Colbert Report’ Racist Tweet Outrages Fans, #CancelColbert Now Trending

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Comedy Central

Both Comedy Central and Stephen Colbert have well-established that 'The Colbert Report' features the political satirist in a deliberately-heightened and ultra conservative fictional representation of himself, though a new controversy has emerged from the most recent episode. Following an out-of-context tweet from 'The Colbert Report''s page, accusations of racism have been leveled at the host, with some even calling to "#CancelColbert."

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New ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Trailer and Clip

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DreamWorks Animation

Mr. Peabody has 99 talents but keeping his "pet" out of trouble ain't one. Yeah, that was lame but fitting considering that the awkward dad of 'Modern Family,' Ty Burrell, voices the genius talking dog. DreamWorks released a new 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' trailer, which chronicles the time travels of him and his human (voiced by Max Charles), as well as a clip showing off the canine's wide range of talents.

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See Stephen Colbert’s Cameo in ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’!

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Comedy Central/Warner Bros.

As you're probably aware by now, Stephen Colbert of 'The Colbert Report' (and formerly of 'The Daily Show') is a huge fan of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit,' so when given the chance to make a cameo in Peter Jackson's latest installment in the franchise, the satirical late night host jumped right on it. And thanks to the awesome power of the internet, you can now peep his cameo in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' without leaving the comfort of your home! 

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‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ Trailer: History in the Making

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DreamWorks Animation

Fans of the original 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' shorts from 'Rocky and His Friends' probably won't find much to like in this new trailer for the DreamWorks animated film. But, then again, they're probably a good 50 years older than the target audience for the new 'Mr. Peabody and Sherman' movie.

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First Look: DreamWorks Brings ‘Mr. Peabody and Sherman’ to the Big Screen

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DreamWorks Animation

'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' are perhaps known for their small screen exploits on the 60s TV series 'Rocky and His Friends' but DreamWorks is about to introduce the time-traveling duo to a whole new audience with a big-screen adventure. Today, we get a first look at the CGI-animated film starring Ty Burrell and Stephen Colbert.

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