Stephen Colbert has run for president. He's testified before Congress, created a political action committee and assisted the U.S. Olympic speedskating team in the role of assistant sports psychologist.
1. Expect a little blood and gore this summer; Drury Lane Theatre has a production of Sweeney Todd starting previews August 11. Tony nominated Gregg Edelman plays our title character, and the production is choreographed and directed by Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell.
It's the truthiness: Stephen Colbert is getting an honorary degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University.The host of "The Colbert Report" will join an impressive class of honory degree recipients at the Evanston campus during the commencement on June 17.
If I were a conspiracy theorist, I would guess that the recent uproar about NPR and today's startling news that Vivian Schiller has resigned was staged for pledge drive purposes. Nothing like a backlash against NPR and federal funding to get public radio lovers riled up.