Stephen Colbert is Official

 

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new "Late Night" host. Stephen Colbert will officially take over for David Letterman when he retires in 2015. In fact, he will sign a five year contract to host the show.

“Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television,” Les Moonves, the head of CBS, said in a statement. “David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night.”

As for Colbert, he's obviously very excited. “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career,” Colbert said. “I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead. I’m thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth.”

Letterman too spoke out about his replacement. “Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him,” Letterman said in his statement about Colbert. “I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses.”

 

 

 

In Theaters This Weekend

 

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• "Draft Day" (R): On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL. Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Chadwick Boseman, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott

• "Oculus" (R): 10 years ago teenage Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of his parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, his sister, is still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force—unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff

• "Rio 2" (G): Blu, Jewel and their three kids live the perfect domesticated life in the magical city that is Rio de Janeiro. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild. Starring: Andy Garcia, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Anne Hathaway, Bruno Mars, Kristen Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, Will.i.Am