Say goodbye to the “Colbeard.” In his first video to promote his new gig as host of “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert shaves the beard he cultivated in his time off.
Since the end of “The Colbert Report” last December, Colbert’s salt-and-pepper beard has sparked opinionated discussions about its existence. In the video, Colbert jokes that it helps him look more incognito, and that with it, he “made the cover of Homeless Sea Captain Monthly.”
In preparing to take over “The Late Show” after David Letterman’s departure, Colbert says he needs to look like his old self again. “Now that we’re gearing up for the beginning of ‘The Late Show,’ I need to be more cognito. Plus, CBS is making me shave it off because Tom Selleck’s mustache has a non-compete clause.”
In the drawn-out process of becoming fresh-faced again, Colbert tries out facial hair styles including the “Un-Hitler,” the “Amish” and the “half-Wolverine.” Colbert also reminisces about his fond memories with his beard, including the time he bought his beard its own ice cream cone.
Netflix has canceled comedy series “Friends From College” after two seasons. “Friends from College will not return for a third season,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement Monday. “We’re grateful to creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco for creating a wise, funny and supremely relatable show. We also want to thank the hard-working crew, [...]
Mandy Moore opened up about her marriage to Ryan Adams on Monday’s episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast. While the interview was taped before the publication of the Feb. 13 New York Times report in which multiple women, including Moore, accuse Adams of sexual misconduct or emotionally abusive behavior, she speaks freely about the “unhealthy dynamic” in [...]
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Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, the Academy Awards air and Desus & Mero make their debut on Showtime. [...]
BBC Studios has taken a minority stake in Firebird Pictures, the new drama indie being set up by BBC execs Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth. Kilgarriff’s credits include “Luther,” “Poldark,” “McMafia” and upcoming Richard Gere-starrer “MotherFatherSon.” She commissioned breakout drama hit “Bodyguard.” Holleworth will be the new company’s COO, having run business and operations for [...]
The last of Netflix’s Marvel shows are officially ending. “The Punisher” has been canceled after its second season, and the upcoming third season of “Jessica Jones” will be its last, Netflix confirmed on Monday. The announcement comes after Netflix gave the ax to its other Marvel series: “Daredevil,” “Iron First,” and “Luke Cage.” “Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’ will [...]