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Josh Groban wanted to be a magician when he was kid
June 7th, 2018 under Josh Groban, Stephen Colbert. [ Comments: none ]

Before Josh Groban had a magical night with Celine Dion, that launched his singing career, he wanted to do something else. He told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show yesterday that he wanted to be a magician.

So much so, he auditioned for a junior membership at The Magic Castle in Hollywood. Sadly for him, it went horribly wrong. His trick was the amazing disappearing quarter that decided to show itself before it was supposed to. Therefore, he did not get in.

Instead of becoming a magician, he became a musician with a voice that could make all the rabbits pop out their top hats before the time they are supposed to magically appear.

I wonder why he does not incorporate magic into his act. Instead of using a pungi, the snake charmer could use his song You Raise Me Up to get several snakes out of a barrel. Or he could cut the Grobanites in half as he sings Brave? That is a show I would pay to see.

One show I do not have to pay to see him in is The Tony Awards on Sunday night. Hopefully, he is a better host than he is a magician on Broadway’s magical night! If not, then he will be doing a Harry Houdini and disappear.


BTWF: Anne Hathaway for Better Homes & Garden
May 29th, 2018 under Anne Hathaway, Before They Were Famous, Stephen Colbert. [ Comments: none ]

Before Anne Hathaway lived in a castle in Princess Diaries, she lived an average house and her boyfriend’s family were selling their home with Better Homes & Garden. Do you think in 1997, when she was 14, her “face looked like a potato and a chipmunk had a baby and it was” her like she told Stephen Colbert it did on The Late Show last week?


Are Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon auditioning for a Zoolander remake?
May 8th, 2018 under Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday was the annual Met Gala in NYC. Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert put their rivalry aside for the night and posed together like it was a fashion runway. Or as The Tonight Show host described it as, “Don’t be surprised if you see two professional models on the red carpet.” And with that and those smoldering pouts, I cannot help but to think that they want to be the new Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald. Can you imagine the breakdance fight? It would be so hot right now.


Letterman on Kimmel talking about Conan on Colbert
October 18th, 2017 under Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert. [ Comments: none ]

Last Friday, Conan O’Brien was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and he told a story about how David Letterman got him a horse, yes a real horse, as a thank you gift for writing a nice letter to the semi-retired talk show host about all he did for late night television.

The story goes, when the TBS late night host heard that Letterman sent him a gift, he got overly excited. He got even more excited when he heard that the truck the present was in was too big to fit through the gates of the Warner Bros lot in Burbank. Therefore, he skipped, I am assuming, to get his gift that also skips. That is because it was a horse. What does a Harvard Man from Boston in LA via NYC know about horses? Nothing that is what.

Therefore, he found a place to take care of the unridable horse, and it was not cheap. On topic but off track, there are several equestrian centers in Burbank that are within a mile of where Conan tapes his nightly show. He could literally walk there, that is how close they are close to him. Anyways, after two years, he found a new home for Dave, so they donated Dave the Horse that was given to him by Dave the Letterman. A place so nice that is why we say that hoses go to greener pastures.

You would think that is where the story ends. It does not. David Letterman was on Jimmy Kimmel Live yesterday, since the ABC host is taping the show in Brooklyn this week, and Dave told his side of the story. Letterman likes to give gag gifts and thought he would send Conan the horse with two cowboys while O’Brien’s show was taping and the stallion would take a big dump on the stage like when Ben Stiller brought a camel onto JKL many years ago. Then after the horse took a big sh!t on Conan’s stage, the giftee would sent the gift back to the gifter. That did not happen and Letterman had to pay for the thoroughbred that was returned to sender.

What did we get out of it? Two late night talk shows telling their stories on two other late night shows that are not their own. I cannot wait for Letterman to be Conan or Conan to be on Letterman’s Netflix show, so we can get the next chapter on their story.

And how did you like that in both cases the guests, who are also late night show hosts, totally dominated their interview segments on the other person’s late night show. The men behind their desks knew that they had met people who are better at their jobs than they are.

On that note, I think that Conan should spend a block of his show telling an unscripted tale because he is a great storyteller. I could watch him talk for 4 hours every week just talking about whatever. Don’t you just love the way he tells stories?


Bill Murray feels pretty singing a West Side Story medley
October 13th, 2017 under Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Bill Murray performed a 7 minute medley of three songs from West Side Story with Jan Vogler & Friends. Somewhere, I Feel Pretty and America are just three of the songs on their album New Worlds that is out now.

When it comes to the performance, it is no Cher, but it will leave you smiling. Who doesn’t love to see Murray belting out, “I Feel Pretty!” The best moment comes at the very end when he sings this line from America, “Puerto Rico’s in America!” He got a huge applauds for a line that was written over 60 years ago. Wonder if Stephen Sondheim knew how powerful that line would be in October of 2017 to a President who does not seem to understand that?

If you have never seen Cher play every role in West Side Story, then you must click here!


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