Thursday, December 20, 2007
...But Colbert did win one honor: He was voted AP Celebrity of the Year by newspaper editors and broadcast producers who said Colbert had the biggest impact on pop culture in 2007. He finished just a nudge above J.K. Rowling, who authored the final book in her enormously popular ''Harry Potter'' series. Finishing third was Al Gore, whose year included an Oscar, an Emmy, a Nobel Peace Prize and the global concert Live Earth...
...Colbert has declined interviews during the writers strike that has shuttered his show, but he told The Associated Press by e-mail: ''In receiving this award, I am pleased that I was chosen over two great spinners of fantasy - J.K. Rowling and Al Gore. It is truly an honor to be named the Associated Press' Celebrity of the Year. Best of all, this makes me the official front-runner for next year's Drug-Fueled Downward Spiral of the year. P.S. Look for my baby bump this spring!''
Julio Diaz, entertainment editor for the Pensacola News Journal, explained his vote for the faux newsman: ''Colbert is more than an entertainer, he's a force of nature,'' said Diaz. ''He's influenced the way we look at the news and even the way we speak. Whenever a major news story breaks, one of my first thoughts is what Colbert's spin on the story will be.''
Come Big Hollywood and give in to the writers already, I needs me some Report!
Writers...Hang Tough. Don't give in