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'The Colbert Report' Will Celebrate "Hobbit Week" Next Week

Noted Tolkien nerd Stephen Colbert is celebrating the release of Peter Jackson's new Hobbit movie with a theme week on The Colbert Report next Monday through Thursday, according to Entertainment Weekly. The Report's "Hobbit Week" will feature a different guest from the movies each night: Sir Ian McKellen (Dec. 3), Martin Freeman (Dec. 4), Andy Serkis (Dec. 5), and Peter Jackson (Dec. 6), all in advance of the movie's Dec. 14th release. Stephen Colbert visited the set of the Hobbit movies in New Zealand last year and allegedly filmed a cameo in either the second or third film in the trilogy. About Colbert, Peter Jackson told [...]

Ian McKellen to Star in a Gay UK Sitcom from 'Family Guy' Writer

UK network ITV has just signed two-time Oscar nominee Sir Ian McKellen to star alongside Derek Jacobi as an elderly gay couple in a new series called Vicious Old Queens, Comedy.co.uk reports. McKellen and Jacobi, of course, are both real-life gay guys. A series of six 30-minute episodes are expected to air in April 2013. Vicious Old Queens was created by ex-Family Guy and Will & Grace writer/producer Gary Janetti. McKellen also recently starred in a mockumentary pilot that's in development, in which he played his fictional brother, the head of a South London drama school. Sir Ian McKellen has proven to be a capable comedic actor in [...]