Stephen Colbert’s been beating Jimmy Fallon in the overall late-night ratings race — and we hear Colbert now wants to steal Fallon’s younger viewers, too.
Colbert’s comeback “Late Show” has topped Fallon’s “Tonight Show” for seven weeks straight, but has been behind in TV’s coveted 18-49 demographic.
A source says of riding-high Colbert, “He loves the headlines. He went from underdog to beating Fallon, so of course he’s enjoying it. He’s now so desperate to take over the ‘key demographic’ that he brought back an old character — his [Comedy Central] ‘conservative pundit colleague’ — to compete.”
(CNN) Rumor has it Adele may be a married woman. Her acceptance speech for Album of the Year at the Grammys included an exciting surprise:
“Grammys, I appreciate it. The Academy, I love you. My manager, my husband and my son — you’re the only reason I do it.”
The ‘husband’ she’s referring to is Simon Konecki, her longtime boyfriend and father to her son Angelo.
Josh Elliott was dramatically fired from CBS News on Monday after a bizarre series of events when he stepped down from CBS’ digital channel for a larger role at the network — shocking his own bosses.
Elliott, who had served as CBSN’s lead daytime anchor for a year, bid an emotional farewell to viewers Friday, saying it was to be his “last day.” “It has been by any measure a great stay here at CBSN,” he added.
It was surprising news — not least to CBS News execs, who had no idea he was announcing his plan to leave the online station. “This is a mess of epic proportions,” said a network source. “Nobody at the top at CBS News knew that Josh was going to do that.”
As co-hosts of the 2016 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 3), Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are under a lot of pressure. Not only do they have to be entertaining, they also have to make sure not to offend any of their friends sitting in the audience.
“In country it’s different than other awards shows where they’re roasting people, when they don’t see them ever again,” Bentley says at a press conference Friday afternoon. “These are one of our neighbors… they’re our friends… they own guns.”
Bentley and Bryan have prepared to make sure no lines will be crossed and no bridges will be burned during Sunday’s live broadcast, and as always (okay, not always), the duo plans to keep things classy. But that doesn’t mean the pair still won’t have fun.