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Dr. Jill Biden Responds To WSJ Essay About Dropping Her 'Dr' Title: 'It Was Such A Surprise'

Dr. Jill Biden appeared on The Late Show on Thursday night with husband, President-Elect Joe Biden, and opened up about the scathing Wall Street Journal essay about her having and using her hard earned Dr. title.

The article is titled “Is There a Doctor in the White House? Not if You Need an M.D.” and it was written by a man named Joseph Epstein.

“Madame First Lady — Mrs. Biden — Jill — kiddo: a bit of advice on what may seem like a small but I think is a not unimportant matter,” he began his essay, which was met with a lot of criticism and uproar. “Any chance you might drop the ‘Dr.’ before your name?”

During her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jill opened up about how while she didn’t read the essay, she did hear the highlights and said it was “such a surprise.”

“It was really the tone of it,” Dr. Biden added. “He called me ‘kiddo.’…One of the things I’m most proud of is my doctorate. I’ve worked so hard for it.”

Joe even mentioned that he had the honor of handing her doctorate to Jill on stage at the University of Delaware.

Jill did thank all her supporters online who condemned the article and stood up for her and her title.

“Look at all the people who came out in support of me. I am so grateful. I was just overwhelmed by how gracious people were,” she shared.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama, and the incoming first-ever Second Gentleman, Douglas Emhoff, shared their support on social media.

Dr. Biden received her doctoral degree in education in 2007. She also has two masters degrees from West Chester University and Villanova University.

Stay tuned for more highlights from their interview…

Meryl Streep Admits She 'Completely Lost It' While Filming New Movie 'Don't Look Up' - Find Out Why

Meryl Streep is getting candid about her new movie.

The 71-year-old actress spoke about her experience shooting the Adam McKay-directed film, Don’t Look Up, during an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday night (December 7).

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During filming, she’s commuting from her home in The Berkshires in Massachusetts to the Boston set.

“It’s about a global catastrophe but it’s sort of funny like Dr. Strangelove for 2020 about global warming, a metaphor of that. I play the president of the United States,” she explained.

“We had our first scene on Friday and I was so bad. I’ve been in this quarantine because they have to be very careful and I’m totally alone,” she said.

“My first scene was entering a stadium full of 20,000 people as the president, my big face on the jumbotron in front of me. And I completely lost it, I couldn’t remember anything,” she revealed, saying it was “not at all” normal.

“First of all, there weren’t 20,000 people obviously. They’ll duplicate them [in editing]. There were extras all around the stadium. Lonely people separated by 20 feet of air, wearing masks and visors that are clear,” she continued.

“The whole thing is so eerie and odd and disconcerting. I have to pull myself together for Monday.”

The movie follows two astronomers who set out on a media tour to warn the public that a meteor will destroy Earth in just six months – and there are SO many A-listers in the cast. Find out who else!

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Dolly Parton Made Stephen Colbert Cry On 'The Late Show' - Here's Why

Stephen Colbert was brought to tears by Dolly Parton on The Late Show tonight (October 20).

The talk show host had to remove his glasses and wipe away tears after Dolly, 74, sang a few verses of a song her own mom used to sing to her and her siblings.

“Mama used to sing all those songs brought over from the old world. Mama was a good singer too, and she would just sing a capella all the time,” Dolly shared during her interview via Zoom. “So many of those songs were sad, and as I say, some of them just ‘plum pitiful.’”

Dolly recalled that one song always spoke to her in particular and it was called “‘Bury Me Beneath the Willow.’ It was about a girl that was going to get married, and her boyfriend left her at the altar or whatever, so she died, of course—she killed herself, I suppose.”

It was then she sung the verses: “Bury me beneath the willow, under the weeping willow tree, where he may know where I am sleeping and perhaps he’ll weep for me. But where oh where can he be? He’s gone to seek him another bride, he cares no more for me.”

After her impromptu performance, she and the audience watched as Stephen began to tear up and he removed his glasses to wipe his eyes.

“Are you cryin’?” she asked.

Stephen replied, “I have to say… like a lot of Americans, I’m under a lot of stress now, Dolly! You got under my tripwire right there, I’ll tell you… that was pretty beautiful.”

“Mom would cry, we’d cry, those old songs were just amazing,” she added.

Watch the moment below:

If you missed it, Dolly opened up about some of her plans for her upcoming 75th birthday. See what they are here…

James Corden & Stephen Colbert to Return to Filming in Studios Amid Pandemic

James Corden and Stephen Colbert are making their return.

The Late Late Show host and The Late Show host are both returning to their respective studios to begin filming amid the pandemic, Deadline reported Thursday (August 6).

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Both shows filmed remotely since production shutdown began in March due to the global health crisis.

Colbert and Corden will be returning to their buildings next week, albeit with no audience,” ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish confirmed in a call.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was the first to return to a studio a few weeks ago, while Conan O’Brien has done his show from comedy club Largo in LA.

Both of the hosts were filming their respective shows from within their homes.

There has been speculation regarding James Corden potentially replacing this host amid controversy…

Cate Blanchett Reveals She Has Thor's Hammer!

Cate Blanchett has something important!

The Thor: Ragnarok actress revealed that she has Thor’s legendary hammer during an appearance on Tuesday’s (April 14) at-home edition of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

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“You know how that Thor film that was shut down in Australia? It wasn’t anything to do with COVID-19. It was because I got the hammer. I have Mjölnir here. And, look at how easy I can lift it,” she amusingly said.

She also said she’s got stuff from the set of The Hobbit.

“I was looking for my ears—for my elf ears and I couldn’t find them. And I know the kids have Hobbit feet somewhere and I thought, Oh, I’d love to show them to you. Couldn’t find them. But I did find Tauriel’s fighting blades…I mean, some people stock toilet paper, but I’ve got these,” she said.

Watch Cate Blanchett reveal her legendary item…

Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, & Jimmy Kimmel to Host Star-Studded Global Fundraiser for Coronavirus Relief

ABC, CBS, and NBC are teaming up for a historic global broadcast!

The networks are uniting to host a broadcast to raise funds and address the fight against the coronavirus in partnership with Global Citizen and the World Health Organization.

Hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel, the special will be titled One World: Together at Home and will air on Saturday, April 18 from 8pm-10pm ET on all three networks.

The special will be raising money through the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support local and regional charities providing food, shelter, and healthcare to those in need amid the ongoing health crisis.

Lady Gaga will be curating the special with appearances by Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, and Stevie Wonder.

The special will be celebrating community health care workers who are working to fight to end COVID-19. It will also be educating and information viewers about risks and prevention of the virus with interviews from experts as well as stories from healthcare workers.

Make sure to tune into One World: Together at Home on Saturday, April 18!

Alicia Keys Debuts Her Quarantine Rendition of Flo Rida's 'My House' on 'The Late Show'! (Video)

Alicia Keys is putting her own twist on things during the ongoing health crisis.

The Grammy-winning singer appeared on Thursday’s (April 2) at home-edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and debuted her very own stay-at-home spin on Flo Rida‘s hit single “My House.”

“This song is dedicated to the moment,” Alicia said while sitting at her piano at home. “I have a feeling that we’re all going through a similar thing, so I figured we could break it down like this.”

In her version, Alicia her own twist on the lyrics of the 2015 original with social distancing-inspired lyrics. “I was Grammy hostin’ now I’m home schoolin’,” she sang. “You too? / Penguins walk down the stairs while I’m handwashin’ / So dry / Never done this before but were all in.” She added, “You can’t come to my house/Suddenly two’s a crowd/Only Swiss is allowed/’’We don’t have to go out.”

Also during her appearance, Alicia talked about her new book, “More Myself,” took host Colbert through a helpful guided meditation, and discussed sharing her phone number with fans so they can stay connected.

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