Colbert pays Letterman a visit
May 5th, 2011
12:34 PM ET

Colbert pays Letterman a visit

In the recent tradition of Craig Ferguson showing up on "Conan," Stephen Colbert singing "Friday" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and Ferguson trading gifts with the "Late Night" host, Wednesday night's "Letterman" had another appearance that could indicate a softening of the late night wars.

When Colbert started discussing the recent severe weather in the South (asking his viewers to donate to the Red Cross, of course), he soon found himself in need of a bathroom. Unfortunately, the shared Viacom (the company which owns CBS and Comedy Central) bathroom key is in Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theater.

So naturally, he interrupted Letterman's show looking for it. This took place on both shows, though only "Colbert Report" viewers saw that outgoing CBS anchor Katie Couric had occupied the john.

What do you think of this recent spate of late night hosts showing up on each others' shows? Do you think they're showing that they can get along after the Leno-O'Brien mess? Share your view below.


Filed under: Conan • David Letterman • Late Night comedy • television
Busy Phillips really loves Cinco de Mayo
May 5th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Busy Phillips really loves Cinco de Mayo

Growing up in the Southwest, Busy Phillips says celebrating Cinco de Mayo was as natural as the Irish going green for St. Patrick's Day.

"I grew up in Arizona and [Cinco de Mayo] was something that was always celebrated," the "Cougar Town" actress said. "I can remember as long ago as when I was a little kid celebrating Cinco de Mayo."

So when Pepto-Bismol heard that the day was a favorite of Phillips, they enlisted her to partner with them to shoot a funny video on the holiday. She said she's friendly with "Community" star Ken Jeong, who had done a humorous video of his own with Pepto-Bismol, and Phillips said she was all for it. FULL POST

‘Top Chef: Masters’: Would you like fries with that?
May 5th, 2011
11:33 AM ET

‘Top Chef: Masters’: Would you like fries with that?

Last night’s episode of “Top Chef: Masters” was all about budget-conscious creations. The Quickfire focused on cooking on the cheap, and the Elimination challenge put master chefs in an even cheaper environment. (Some of the contestants took some cheap shots at non-fine dining establishments.)

Worst of all, it became painfully obvious that producers have cheapened the “Masters” franchise with this third season.

But let's start with the Quickfire, which was an interesting concept: Make an appetizer that has a total value of a dollar or less. It presented a nice challenge for chefs who likely aren’t used to this kind of restriction on their ingredients. For example, Mary Sue decided not to taste her bacon because she was worried using some to sample wouldn’t leave her with enough for the dish.

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Jesse James: Kat Von D is a vixen
May 5th, 2011
10:31 AM ET

Jesse James: Kat Von D is a vixen

Among the many revelations that Jesse James has provided on his media tour for his memoir “American Outlaw,” we now also know who he thinks is better in bed.

During a visit to Howard Stern’s Sirius XM radio show on Wednesday, Stern asked the 42-year-old who’s more fun in bed – James' ex  Sandra Bullock or Kat Von D, according to audio posted on RadarOnline. James responded, “That one’s an easy no-brainer.”

Before he could finish his sentence, Stern finished it for him by presuming he was about to acknowledge his fiancee, Kat Von D. (The couple became engaged in January of this year.) It turns out Stern was right: “Yes sir, 100 percent,” James told him.

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Cheryl Cole joins 'X Factor' as judge
May 5th, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Cheryl Cole joins 'X Factor' as judge

This news isn't new, but it is finally confirmed.

As previously speculated, British pop star Cheryl Cole is the latest judge to board "The X Factor" train. Cole currently serves as a judge on the hit U.K version of Simon Cowell's show and will join already announced judges for the U.S. version, Antonio "L.A." Reid and Cowell, when it kicks off in the fall.

“I’m so excited to be taking part in the American version of 'The X Factor,'" Cole said in a statement from Fox. "I absolutely love it here in the U.K., and with the talent they have out in America, I’m sure we’re going to find someone very special. I can’t wait to get started.”

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People
May 5th, 2011
09:21 AM ET

Royal wedding mania continues on mag covers

The royal wedding may be over, but the media’s honeymoon period with the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has only just begun.

The famous photos from the couple’s wedding day have graced many a magazine cover  on both sides of the pond, with some of them becoming special commemorative issues to mark the occasion. We’d love to have watched the undoubtedly tense conversations about whether to choose the wedding day kiss or the church exit for the cover.

Us Weekly offers to take you behind the scenes to the "fairy tale wedding's" after parties while People magazine brings you a 72-page royal wedding album, but newsweeklies Time and Newsweek were not to be left behind on this super-sized event.

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