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Today’s satirical slide into the pop-culture pool finds a multi-faceted straight face, a surprising weekend at the box office, many other things, and the mystery music video.

OF THE REPORT: As well as another book and a guest-host slot Tuesday on Good Morning America, per POLITICO, “Fans of comedian Stephen Colbert will this week get another taste of his signature snark, via his latest book slated for release Tuesday. In “America Again — re-becoming the greatness we never weren’t,” Colbert tackles topics as wide ranging as energy policy, eating on the campaign trail and the Constitution.” http://politi.co/QvRthf

RECORD-BREAKING: Vampires look attractive in the fall, per The Hollywood Reporter, “In a sizable victory for Sony, 3D toon Hotel Transylvania debuted to an estimated $43 million -- the biggest opening since The Dark Knight Rises and the top September bow ever. It's also the best performance to date for the studio's animation unit. The good news didn't end there. Looper, released by Sony's TriStar label in tandem with FilmDistrict and Endgame Entertainment, took the No. 2 spot with a $21.2 million bow.” http://bit.ly/QvMMnH

OLD-SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT: Alas, this doesn’t happen much anymore, per the New York Times, “Cranked-up guitars and sobering statistics shared a Central Park audience of more than 60,000 people on Saturday at the Global Citizen Festival, a five-hour concert on the Great Lawn devoted to ending extreme poverty worldwide. The concert was also webcast internationally. The headliner was Neil Young with Crazy Horse, the band that has perfected rock as a primordial stomp.” http://nyti.ms/V5yqAD

AND THIS: Details of the music, per Rolling Stone, “Neil Young and Crazy Horse were deep into a blistering set on Central Park’s Great Lawn (Saturday) night when Young made an announcement: "We're joining forces up here for you." Dave Grohl and Dan Auerbach then took the stage with their guitars to tear through a ten-minute version of "Rockin’ in the Free World," slashing power chords while reverently watching the master take over, Young wrenching hazy, piercing, dissonant squeals from his Les Paul and shaking violently.” http://bit.ly/P5YMRy

MUCH ADO: About nothing, per Entertainment Weekly, “Lindsay Lohan was assaulted at her New York hotel (Sunday) morning, EW has confirmed. “While [Lohan] did sustain some injuries, she was not hospitalized,” said Lohan’s representative in a statement. “The assailant was arrested and is currently in police custody. Lindsay has spoken with police and is fully cooperating with the investigation.” UPDATE: The NYPD has confirmed to EW that the charges have been dropped, saying, “No one’s getting arrested, no has has to go to court, and that’s the end of it.” http://bit.ly/PncfyT

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Oh, wait. Don’t, per Deadline, “Warner Bros has staked out March 14, 2014 for All You Need Is Kill, the Doug Liman-directed film that stars Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake.” http://bit.ly/SudPUa

CALLING IN A FAVOR: But. . .geez, per TMZ, “Elton John spent his weekend on the wedding circuit -- not as a guest, as a performer ... and one of the gigs was for Jeffrey Katzenberg's daughter ... TMZ has learned. John was a surprise guest as Laura Katzenberg got hitched to bigshot record producer Mark Sudack in Los Angeles this weekend.“ http://tmz.me/PRI5WO

TEMPERAMENTAL ARTIST: Of a walk-off, per Yahoo!, “Jack White abruptly ended his sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night, drawing the ire of fans who saw the former White Stripes front man perform for just 45 minutes without an encore. White, who is touring behind his recent solo album "Blunderbuss," was apparently unhappy with the historic New York venue's sound and left the stage, leaving 5,000 or so concertgoers--most of whom paid at least $40 per ticket--disillusioned.” http://yhoo.it/VjaacG

MEANWHILE: George Michael does his own version of the walk-off, per E!, “The British singer has announced that he'll be canceling his upcoming shows in Australia to undergo treatment for anxiety brought on by his life-threatening bout with pneumonia last year. The 49-year-old spilled the news on his website and apologized to his Aussie fans for jettisoning his concert dates there, which he said "breaks my heart." http://eonli.ne/Vj2Xtc

BUT OF COURSE: This one’s a no-brainer, per People, “The Country Music Association's reigning female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert will defend her title on stage at Nov. 1's 46th Annual CMA Awards. The CMA tells PEOPLE exclusively that Lambert, 28, will perform on the live broadcast from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.” http://bit.ly/PmYSic

STUFF HAPPENS: Stop the presses and weep, per Pop Crush, “Poor Justin Bieber! He works so hard to deliver to his loyal Beliebers that he actually made himself sick. The Canadian superstar actually vomited onstage last night (Sept. 29) in Glendale, Ariz. at the opening date of his long-awaited Believe tour.” http://bit.ly/SulvlE

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/PRxNWD

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)

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