Stephen Colbert leaves Comedy Central's satirical political talk show "The Colbert Report" after nine years Thursday night. He will become host of the "Late Show" on CBS, replacing David Letterman in May. So ends the "Stephen Colbert" character he created: the outlandishly tongue-in-cheek conservative host who leapt from late-night TV to become a political and pop culture phenomenon. Many of his "Colbert Nation" fans are left trying to imagine life without his incessant lampooning of the Washington establishment and TV pundits. Here's a brief explanation of Stephen Colbert and the alter ego he is retiring:
Before Wendy Williams became a fixture on daytime television with her syndicated gossipy talker she was airing out celebrities on the radio. She's made plenty of enemies, but "telling it like it is" has proved good for business. The sixth season of her talk show opened with its highest ratings and is renewed through 2017. When she's not dishing on Lindsay Lohan, the Kardashians or the "Housewives," Williams, 50, keeps her plate full with myriad projects - books, stand-up comedy, producing - outside her guilty-pleasure talker.