And this year's title goes to...
This is shaping up to be a banner year for the actress, and we’re sure this is only the beginning!
The gorgeous actress voiced her joy at winning the coveted honor, saying:
[Image via People Magazine.]
Although we now know that Stephen Colbert will be replacing David Letterman, up until today Ellen DeGeneres had been coming up on various lists of possible replacements for Dave, and as a result, Ellen took to her day show to dispel those rumors!
While she said she's happy to be on day time (and it's now confirmed she won't be taking over Dave's desk), she did give her audience a brief, tongue-in-cheek taste of what it would be like to have her host The Late Show by delivering a monologue in the style of a late night show.
Our favorite gag? Ellen, after having an issue getting out of the curtain, admits that she hasn't "had that much trouble coming out since 1997." BA-DUM-CHA!
Ch-ch-check out her whole monologue (above)!!!
Rush Limbaugh is mad. REALLY mad. It's not the first time something has really chafed his arse and it probably won't be the last time, but this time the dude is straight-up pissed!!
Rush, for instance, a wildly popular pundit and radio host amongst conservative America, thinks the selection is tantamount to CBS waging war on its very own country!
On his show today, in response to the news, Rush offered:
ATTENTION COLBERT NATION!!!
Comedy Central stans aside, maJOR celebs have been singing Stephen's praises on Twitter too, since the official announcement was made earlier this morning!
Ch-ch-check out which of Hollywood's biggest stars shared HUGE social media congratz to Mr. Colbert on his new gig (below):
The handing over of the torch!
And what a hand off it's going to be!
It was just announced that David Letterman's The Late Show successor will be none other than Stephen Colbert! The Comedy Central staple and Colbert Report creator clearly has some big shoes to fill, but if there is one person who is confident in him — it's Dave! Here's what he had to say about his successor:
But what will happen to The Colbert Report? And the character version of Stephen Colbert that we've come to know and love?
Comedy Central issued a statement today that hinted at the end of the show once Stephen leaves:
"Comedy Central is proud that the incredibly talented Stephen Colbert has been part of our family for nearly two decades. We look forward to the next eight months of the ground-breaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best.”
We're not going to lie (since we're all about truthiness), this news is a little bit sad.
Also, Stephen announced today that we'll also be forced to say goodbye to his satirical, right winged character:
The late night gods have spoken!!!
And just like Nostradamus, one special pal of the Comedy Central host predicted the future announcement news!
In an interview with Vulture on Wednesday night, Jon Stewart revealed that Stephen would be perfect for the gig, and really sang his praises: