Welcome to the first installment of our ‘All You Need to Know’ series, containing the highlights from this week’s NoFactZone.net posts! We’ll be doing these on Sunday evenings, to help wrap up the week and bring to your attention anything you might have missed.
We’ve been busy bringing you the news lately, from updates on the status of the WristStrong bracelets to Stephen’s hyped-up ‘water-fight’ interview with Richard Branson. Here, we’ve gathered all the best stories for you to browse over the weekend before the craziness of the next week begins.
Win ‘I Am America (And So Can You!)’ Blads:
- Check out the contest at Colbert University! It’s easy, it’s free, and it ends on September 3rd, so sign up now! Official contest rules are here.
Episode Guides for the week of August 20 – 23, 2007
- Episode 3108 (August 20, 2007) – Andrew Feldmar (Psychotherapist). Nathan Sawaya (LEGO sculptor)
- Episode 3109 (8/21/2007) – Dr. Michael Shermer (Author, “Why Darwin Matters.” Publisher, ‘The Skeptic Magazine’)
- Episode 3110 (8/22/2007) – Sir Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Airlines)
- Put Stephen on your cellphone: download his free ringtone!
- Episode 3111 (8/23/2007) – Thomas Ricks (Journalist, Author of ‘Fiasco.’) Dr. Jerald Vizzone, D.O.
- Blogger Joe Klein was bumped from this Colbert Report for a ‘cast-related medical emergency,’ but will appear on the show in September.
Media Reviews and Mentions of I Am America (And So Can You!):
All Things Wristy:
- Where to buy WristStrong Bracelets to support the Yellow Ribbon Fund.
- Uh oh – WristStrong bracelets may not be available until September 18th.
- Turns out Brian Williams really did wear his WristStrong bracelet on the air!
- Brian Williams discusses what it was like to sign Stephen’s cast.
- Stephen apologizes – well, his shirt apologizes – to Brian Williams for doubting that he’d wear the WristStrong bracelet.
- Matt Lauer came back from vacation and wore his own WristStrong bracelet.
- Even Papa Bear Bill O’Reilly signed Stephen’s cast.
- Comedy Central announces Stephen’s plans to auction off his celebrity-signed cast.
- CC Insider reveals that Stephen will have his cast removed during the show.
- Now you too can sign Stephen’s cast – or at least a picture of it! Check out the signatures of the NoFactZone team.
- Arianna Huffington calls out Stephen for ‘milking’ his wrist injury.
Better Know a New Staff Member:
- Bryan Adams of The Colbert Report staff.
The 2007 Emmys:
- Entertainment magazine Variety explains the Emmy award for Director: Variety, Music, or Comedy.
‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’ in the Mainstream Media:
- The CBS Nightly News and the CBS blog featured the visits of presidential hopefuls to both shows.
- ‘Yahoo’ featured Rob Riggle’s visit to Iraq (Operation ‘Silent Thunder’).
The Plural of Zeitgeist is Zeitgeists:
Six Degrees of Stephen Colbert:
- Amy Sedaris will be in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for Bookmarks: Winston-Salem’s Festival of Books on September 8.
- Amy will then travel to Decatur, GA for a presentation and book signing of I Like You on September 28.
- Amy Sedaris is NOT Melissa-Mandy Trump Hilton.
- Previously unreleased stills of the Exit 57 cast, featuring Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris, and Paul Dinello.