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Stephen Colbert Is Really in a 'Hobbit'


For once, a coy tease from the pages of Playboy has an actual payoff: following an interview the magazine ran in which Stephen Colbert playfully hinted he "could be" in Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, a "knowledgable source" has now confirmed to THR that Colbert totally is making a cameo. There's no word on what the part will be, or even whether Colbert will be recognizable, but the source did add that the appearance does not come with the first film this December. Sorry; the only Colbert Christmas you're getting this year is the usual Colbert Christmas.

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