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Tolkien superfan Stephen Colbert will do an entire Hobbit-themed week of shows

To celebrate the release of The Hobbit, Stephen Colbert will have a full week of Hobbit shows on The Colbert Report starting this coming Monday, December 3 on Comedy Central. A die-hard fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, his guest lineup will consist of Sir Ian McKellan, Martin Freeman, Peter Jackson, and Andy Serkis. Other Hobbit-related segments or plans have not been revealed yet, but I'm going to guess that Colbert (who speaks some Elvish and filmed a cameo for one of the latter two movies in New Zealand) will walk away with some sweet swag. Like swords or a free elf!

Photo credit: The Colbert Report on Twitter

(via Spinoff Online)

One less thing to worry about today: Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart extend their contracts with Comedy Central

In case you thought that the world was going to hell because of everything that has been in the news lately (this weather, amirite?), you can rest assured that Comedy Central's best fake newscasters will be sticking around for the next couple of years. Jon Stewart will host (and executive produce and write for) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart until mid-2015, Stephen Colbert will continue his hosting, writing, and executive producing duties at The Colbert Report until the end of 2014... But what about the 2016 election? Oh god, panicpanicpanic... (via Deadline) Jamie

Timelapse of 3D printout of Stephen Colbert's head

Darren Barefoot sends us this link to a timelapse video of a MakerBot 3D printer extruding a copy of Stephen Colbert's head, noting, "John Biehler has a 3-D printer, an excellent photographic eye and whimsy."

Colbert timelapse (Thanks, Darren!)