U-Va starts Colbert Arts Scholars Program

Stephen Colbert and his wife Evelyn McGee Colbert continue to set an example of generosity for all of us to follow. Thanks to their generous donation, some 20 incoming University of Virginia arts students will become Colbert Arts Scholars and third and fourth year students with a major or minor in any arts field can receive an Arts Scholars Award to fund art projects.

As reported by The Washington Post ‘Campus Overload’ blog:

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist – May 1, 2011

Happy May Day, Zoners! It’s been a while since I brought you a round-up of the Colbert news floating around the Interwebs, but I think I finally have my act together now. Today’s stories include a geek reaction to Stephen’s interview with Ray Kurzweil, a cameo from Tina Fey, and some awesome street art. Read on for more!

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist: The ‘Company’ edition

The reviews are in! The star power that went into the New York Philharmonic’s production of ‘Company’ guaranteed that the press would have plenty to say about it, so I spent some time yesterday rounding up the most significant reviews. I’ve got quite a few of them piled up here, but the amount of praise going to Stephen for his Philharmonic debut is worth reading!

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist – April 4, 2011

How many of you still have “Friday” stuck in your head? I’m convinced I’ll have it there until I die, but luckily it’s the awesome Colbert-Fallon version, and not the original. Today’s zeitgeist has plenty more on the “Friday” extravaganza, along with some other interesting news, so kick back with a beverage and enjoy!

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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon talk with Arianna Huffington

Check out this audio from the Huffington Post – Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon, via phone, sit down with Arianna Huffington and talk about their Best Friends for Six Months status, talk about how to give phone hugs, and make it pretty clear that Jimmy Fallon really had no idea he was so generous.

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist – March 13, 2011

Greetings, kids, and welcome to another news round-up! The Colbert news has actually been a little on the slow side lately, but there are a few stories floating around out there that deserve our attention. Today I’ve got a couple of items about Anonymous, more from the front in the ice cream wars, and a quick dose of culture from the art world. Here’s your zeitgeist for Sunday, March 13th.

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Stephen Colbert, on what he’s giving up for Lent

In 2007, Stephen famously gave up sweets for Lent, which was a massive deal considering that in that Lenten season was the debut of the Ben and Jerry’s Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream ice cream. Last year, in a Q&A before the show, someone asked Stephen what he gave up for Lent and he said he said “myself”. He said he’s not reading press about himself, the show, or the character, because it can get kind of poisonous to read about yourself all the time. But he needs to know about responses to the character for the show, so he has his writers fill him in.

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The #1 best thing ever said at the Grammys according to Eonline.com

Stephen Colbert went on to win the Grammy for Best Comedy Album of 2010

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Stephen Colbert in the Zeitgeist – February 10, 2011

Greetings, Zoners! It’s been kind of a quiet week with the show on break, but I’ve got some of the latest Colbert news items to help us get through the last few days before Stephen returns with new shows next week. Today we have some reaction to news about a couple of Stephen’s upcoming personal appearances, more info about the show’s return to Hulu, and an interesting if unlikely casting suggestion. Here’s your zeitgeist for Thursday, February 10th.

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Former ‘Colbert Report’ Executive Producer Allison Silverman on the real definition of “freem”

Splitsider.com has come up with another fantastic ‘Colbert Report’ related interview, this time with former executive producer and headwriter of the show, Allison Silverman.

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