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Super Fan Stephen Colbert Dresses Up as 'The Hobbit' Characters on 3 Magazine Covers!

Stephen Colbert is all dressed up as his favorite The Hobbit characters on the cover of EW magazine’s latest issue.

The 50-year-old talk show host wore Bilbo, Legolas, and Gandalf costumes for the covers – if you didn’t know, Stephen is a huge super fan of the J.R.R. Tolkien series.

Tolkien’s work has been a lifelong haven for me—truly a light in dark places when all other lights went out,” Stephen wrote in an excerpt for the mag. “For an awkward teenager, Middle-earth was a world I could escape to. Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth also gave me a world to escape to, but by the time his films came out, I was rich and famous and didn’t really want to escape my life anymore. Still, great movies.”

In fact, Stephen has schooled James Franco on his talk show The Colbert Report on Tolkien knowledge – watch below!


Stephen Colbert Proves His Knowledge

For more from Stephen, visit EW.com.

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Evangeline Lilly Says She Doesn't Like the Word Feminism

Evangeline Lilly meets up with co-star Lee Pace on the red carpet at the premiere of their movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Tuesday evening (December 9) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Also in attendance at the event were co-stars Richard Armitage, Manu Bennett, Dean O’Gorman, and Graham McTavish.

Evangeline recently talked to the Huffington Post and said that while she loves playing “kick-ass chicks,” she doesn’t want to compromise her womanhood.

“I’m very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, I don’t even like the word feminism because when I hear that word, I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, and I’m not interested in trying to pretend to be a man,” Evangeline said. “I don’t want to embrace manhood, I want to embrace my womanhood.”

FYI: Evangeline is wearing an Alberta Ferretti gown, an Edie Parker clutch, and an Atelier Swarovski ring and ear cuff. Lee is wearing Suit Supply.

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Orlando Bloom Reunites with 'Lord of the Rings' Co-stars at Final 'Hobbit' Premiere!

Orlando Bloom gets sandwiched in by his pals Billy Boyd and Elijah Wood while attending the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Tuesday (December 9) at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The 37-year-old actor starred alongside the guys in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but they do not appear in this film.

Elijah did make a brief appearance as his character Frodo in the first film of the Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey. Andy Serkis, who also was just in the first film as Gollum, stopped by the premiere as well.

Director Peter Jackson was of course on the red carpet to present his film to the audience.

FYI: Orlando is wearing a Dior Homme suit and shirt.

25+ pictures inside of Orlando Bloom and others at the premiere… More Here! »

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Orlando Bloom & Evangeline Lilly Go Glam for Final 'Hobbit' London Premiere!

Orlando Bloom looks so hot in his tux while making his arrival on the red carpet at the premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Monday evening (December 1) at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

The 37-year-old actor was joined at the premiere by his co-stars Ian McKellen and Evangeline Lilly, who looked super glam after promoting her book recently wearing a costume inspired by the story. Director Peter Jackson was also in attendance.

Check out the movie when it hits theaters on December 17.

FYI: Orlando is wearing a Lanvin tuxedo, shirt, tie, and shoes. Evangeline is wearing a Reem Acra dress and an Edie Parker clutch.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Has No Plans to Quit 'Sherlock' TV Show

Benedict Cumberbatch looks so dapper while walking the red carpet at the premiere of his new movie The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on Monday evening (December 1) at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England.

Also in attendance at the event were his equally hunky co-stars Martin Freeman, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, and Aidan Turner (with girlfriend Sarah Greene).

Benedict recently commented on the future of his beloved BBC series Sherlock.

“If we can keep the quality up,” he told Vogue, “I can’t imagine that I will ever get tired of being Sherlock. I’d love to play him as an old man.”

25+ pictures inside of Benedict Cumberbatch and others at the premiere… More Here! »

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Audition Tape for 'The Hobbit' Is Totally Awesome!

Benedict Cumberbatch‘s audition tape for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has been released and it is as awesome to watch as you may have imagined.

While the role of Smaug is mainly featured in the second film of the series, the 38-year-old actor auditioned back in 2010 when they were casting for the full trilogy.

“I did a few head movements and serpentine stuff with my neck and got my shoulders working a bit,” Benedict says in the clip.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is set to be released in theaters on December 17.


Benedict Cumberbatch’s Audition Tape for ‘The Hobbit’

'Hobbit' Stars Appear in Epic Safety Video for Air New Zealand!

Elijah Wood and Peter Jackson make appearances in what Air New Zealand is calling the “most epic safety video ever made!”

In addition to Elijah, who plays Frodo Baggins, other The Hobbit stars that make cameos in the clip include Dean O’Gorman (Fili the Dwarf) and Sylvester McCoy (Radagast).

The safety video was shot over six days across many of New Zealand’s Middle-earth locations.

“Air New Zealand has created yet another fantastic video to celebrate The Hobbit films,” director Peter Jackson said in a statement. “This latest offering combines members of our cast and our locations with Air New Zealand’s unique personality. I had a lot of fun on the set with Taika [Waititi] and the team and look forward to seeing the video on board.”


The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made
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