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2008-11-19 20:09:58

Officials in Duval County, Fla., said 736 write-in ballots were cast in the presidential election for Hillary Clinton, Steven Colbert and other non-candidates. Supervisor of Elections Jerry Holland's office said Clinton, the Democratic senator from New York, was the top write-in presidential vote-getter, while former presidential contenders Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; former Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn.; and former New York...

2008-11-13 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- By helping yourself to a "priceless piece" of Stephen Colbert you also help feed America's hungry. The host is donating the sweater he wore and the "Stephen" and "Colbert" Christmas stockings from "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!" for a PayPal/MySpace fundraising contest and sweepstakes, and he will donate his boots for an eBay Giving Works Auction. 100% of the net proceeds will benefit the charity Feeding America. Fans can log onto...

2008-11-03 06:00:14

By Donna Freydkin As Election Day looms, late-night comedy shows are wrapping up their campaign coverage in high style. Though Republican candidate John McCain's turn last weekend on NBC's Saturday Night Live doesn't look to surpass running mate Sarah Palin's 15 million audience two weeks ago, it's the second-highest-rated episode in 11 years in preliminary Nielsen figures. (Final numbers are due Thursday.) But McCain, unlike Palin, was fully involved in the comedy. He hawked QVC...

2008-10-10 00:00:24

By Sophie Morris Fox has found a formula for high-octane TV with an intelligent edge... and no need for a massive marketing campaign, says Sophie Morris If you haven't heard of The Wire by now, boy have you got a lot of catching up to do. Still, given the trend for cosying up with DVD boxed sets of hit American dramas such as The Sopranos or 24 over a wet weekend, it remains just about possible that you are a Wire fan but haven't yet heard of the FX Channel, the programme's home in the...

2008-10-06 15:00:14

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Michelle Obama will appear as a guest on the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Wednesday, October 8 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT), the night after attending the second presidential debate at Belmont University, Nashville, TN. This marks Obama's first visit to "The Daily Show." Her husband, Senator Barack Obama, has appeared on the show three times, most recently on April 21 on the eve on the Pennsylvania Primary. The...

2008-09-23 03:00:18

LOS ANGELES - The sleek '60s drama Mad Men made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, as the sitcom 30 Rock and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged winners. "We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Ms. Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show. Glenn Close of Damages and Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad captured drama acting trophies. "This is the...

2008-09-22 21:00:21

LOS ANGELES - The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as winners. "We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show. Glenn Close of "Damages" and Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" captured drama acting trophies. "This is...

2008-09-22 21:00:18

By Jeff Simon Let me tell you what was happening when this column began in TV Topics in the fall of 1978. The new fall shows included "Mary,"""W.E.B,""American Girls" and "Sword of Justice." "Saturday Night Live" was already in its third season. The worm was already eating the apple. Irony was poised to devour us all. What WAS that gunk, you might well ask now? Only one of those shows is important to remember -- Mary Tyler Moore's three-week variety show "Mary" because in her Carol...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL earned three Emmy Awards in the 2007-2008 Primetime Emmy Awards competition, it was announced last night by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Ten-time Emmy-winner (five times each for program and writing) "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" the network's unique news parody series, won this year in one category: Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. This brings the grand total of Primetime Emmys for the "Daily Show"...

2008-09-18 18:00:34

Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has shared the world stage with Britain's queen, the pope and the Dalai Lama. But in London this week , France's first lady appeared on a different kind of stage, this time with rock royalty - the Kings of Leon and Metallica . Introduced simply as Carla Bruni, she sang live on the British Broadcasting Corp. television program "Later Live ... With Jools Holland" and was interviewed by the pianist. Sitting at a grand piano, Bruni-Sarkozy was asked how she managed to...


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Aptostichus stephencolberti
2014-04-07 14:17:32

Aptostichus stephencolberti is a species of trapdoor spider named after the American satirist Stephen Colbert. The spider was discovered on the coastline of California in 2007. This species can be found on coastal dunes that extend from the Big Sur region to the San Francisco peninsula at Point Lobos and Golden Gate. Compared to the closely related species such as Aptostichus angelinajolieae, Aptostichus stephencolberti is lighter in coloration.  The male holotype and the female paratype...

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