Almost exactly one week after David Letterman announced his retirement from late-night TV, he and CBS have officially named Stephen Colbert the heir to his Late Show throne. According to a CBS press release, Colbert has been signed to a five-year deal, effective when Letterman retires from his show in 2015. Colbert's Late Show premiere date likewise will not be cemented until a timetable is determined for Letterman's exit. "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career," Colbert said in the statement. "I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps.. now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."
Jon Stewart: “He’s done an amazing job with just that very narrow cast of character, but he’s got a lot more he can show. He’s got some skill sets that are really applicable, interviewing-wise, but also he’s a really, really good actor and also an excellent improvisational comedian. He’s also got great writing skills. He’s got a lot of the different capacities. Being able to expand upon [those] would be exciting."
Jimmy Fallon "I'd like to welcome the great @StephenAtHome to network late night and also congratulate him on his new name: Jimmy Colbert."
Jimmy Kimmel "Congratulations to @StephenAtHome #StephenColbert- a finer or funnier man I do not know."
Katie Couric "Congrats @StephenAtHome for replacing Dave! Now can I do your prostate exam? (Hopefully if u r reading this u saw that show!)"
Seth Meyers "Congratulations to @StephenAtHome! Could not have happened to a nicer guy"
Ryan Seacrest "Can't wait to get to know the real Stephen Colbert. Congrats @StephenAtHome."
Judd Apatow "Congrats @StephenAtHome! The world rejoices!"
Mindy Kaling "Congratuations to @StephenAtHome, a classy and hilarious person, who is constantly trending on twitter like he is @justinbieber"
Craig Ferguson "Congratulations to the hugely talented and fragrant and lovely @StephenAtHome on the new gig. Welcome to the CBS funhouse."
Chrissy Teigen "John and I truly think Stephen Colbert is one of the greatest entertainers on this planet. So happy and excited for this man!!"
Selena Gomez has parted ways with her mother and stepfather -- at least when it comes to her professional life. TMZ reports that the 21-year-old pop star axed Mandy and Brian Teefey last month, permanently relieving them of all duties related to managing her career. Selena's parents had managed her since her big break at Disney. The gossip site claims that while the family remains close, her rental units are not happy with Selena's decision. However, another source played down the rumors of drama when speaking to E! News: "They decided it's better to focus on being a family than talking about business all the time."
Cory and Topanga are back! The first trailer for Girl Meets World, the long-awaited Boy Meets World spinoff is finally here. It shows Cory (Ben Savage) and Topanga's (Danielle Fishel) daughter Riley and her friend trying to sneak out of a window, only to be stopped by Cory. Riley questions how long she will have to live in her dad's world, to which Cory responds, "Until you make it yours." Topanga then enters the clip, promising Riley that she and Cory will always be there for their daughter. This is Fishel and Ben Savage's first official onscreen reunion since Boy Meets World wrapped in 2000.
There might be reason for actress Jennifer Lawrence to start preparing for another X-Men Flick. According to reports by Entertainment Weekly, 20th Century Fox is considering a series of spin-off films, one of which could focus on Lawrence’s character, Mystique. “There was a regime [at the studio] that didn’t see the worth in [spin-offs], and the current people who run Fox understand, embrace it, and we’re going to do right by it,” says producer Lauren Shuler Donner. While Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine is the only character to step out on his own so far, Donner says other characters being considered include Gambit and Deadpool.
Rio 2 finds Blue, Jewel and their three kids escaping life in the city for an adventure to the wilds of the Amazon. But as Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. The sequel to 2011's Rio features voice work by Andy Garcia, Buno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, and Anne Hathaway.
Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as general manager Sonny Weaver on the day of the NFL Draft. When Weaver trades for the #1 pick in an attempt to save football in Cleveland, he must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in both his personal and professional life.
Shark Tank on ABC (A service that helps people find and hire music instructors; all-inclusive project kits)
Kitchen Nightmares on Fox (Ramsay pays another visit to Amy's Baking Company; Ramsay helps a Denver pizzeria owner)
Fashion Police on E! (Guest host Christina Milian; actor Wayne Brady)
Jimmy Fallon: Nicolas Cage, Emily VanCamp, KISS
Craig Ferguson: Wanda Sykes, Malin Akerman
Arsenio Hall: Martina McBride, Charlamagne, Jackie Fabulous
SATURDAY APRIL 12
2014 Masters Tournament on CBS
Saturday Night Live on NBC (Host Seth Rogen; Ed Sheeran performs)
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bojangles' Southern 500 on Fox (From Darlington Raceway in Darlington, S.C.)
HBO New Movie of the Week: Pacific Rim (Long ago, legions of monstrous creatures called Kaiju arose from the sea, bringing with them all-consuming war. To fight the Kaiju, mankind developed giant robots called Jaegers, designed to be piloted by two humans locked together in a neural bridge. However, even the Jaegers are not enough to defeat the Kaiju, and humanity is on the verge of defeat. Mankind's last hope now lies with a washed-up ex-pilot (Charlie Hunnam), an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) and an old, obsolete Jaeger.)
SUNDAY APRIL 13
2014 Masters Tournament on CBS
The Simpsons on Fox (In the future, a new clone of Homer is created each time he dies)
Family Guy on Fox (After some quality time with Stewie at the park, Peter accidentally takes the wrong baby home)
Mad Men on AMC (Don makes a friend; Joan has drinks with a client; Roger receives a perplexing phone call)
Total Divas on E! (Nattie faces surgery after injury; Nikki suspects John Cena of lying; Trinity makes a music video.)
Game of Thrones on HBO (Tyrion helps Jaime; Joffrey and Margaery host a breakfast; Stannis loses patience with Davos)
2014 MTV Movie Awards on MTV
Lindsay on OWN (Lindsay receives backlash for her co-hosting of a Halloween party; her tardiness to a magazine cover shoot threatens its completion; Lindsay's interviewed for her mother's autobiography)