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Brett Michael Dykes, aka "Cajun Boy," is the Editor-in-Chief of Uproxx and a New York Times contributor. Previously, he was a national affairs reporter for Yahoo! News and a writer/editor at Gawker. Brett has also written for Gourmet Live, Deadspin, Esquire, Animal New York, Yahoo! Sports, Complex, Gambit and Dealbreaker, among others. His hobbies include obsessing over sports, politics, food and culture, taking long, hot baths, and hanging with his dog, Sazerac. Email him at: brett at uproxx dot com. Follow him on Twitter at @thecajunboy.
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REPORT: Stephen Colbert Is The Frontrunner To Replace Letterman, And He Wants The Job

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Stephen Colbert is CBS' top choice to replace Letterman, according to Mashable. Further, Colbert is interested in the gig.

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Gayle King Had To Walk Home Because Brian Stelter Stole Her Cab

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Oprah's best friend had her cab stolen by CNN's media reporter. RIP Brian Stelter.

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Keith Olbermann’s Tribute To David Letterman Is The Ultimate Tribute To David Letterman

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Whether you like him or not, it's virtually impossible to argue that Olbermann isn't a masterful storyteller and gifted wordsmith, and his considerable powers are on full display here.

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David Letterman Announces That He’ll Retire In 2015

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David Letterman announced today that he's calling it a career in 2015.

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The Story Of How Bradley Cooper Saved Obamacare

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The Obama White House achieved its goal of getting 7 million people to sign up for Obamacare by April 1. They have Bradley Cooper to thank for it.

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Howard Stern's Interview With Anderson Cooper Is A Must-Listen For All Fans Of The Silver Fox

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Anderson Cooper is a bit of a mystery in that he hasn't done many in-depth interviews. But that all changed yesterday after he spent an hour with Howard Stern.

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Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Inspired Jenny McCarthy & Sherri Shepherd To Go Topless On 'The View'

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In case you needed more reasons to not like Lena Dunham, well, here ya go!

MATTHEW WEINER

UPROXX Interview: ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matt Weiner On His Show's Obsessive Fans & His Own TV-Viewing Habits

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In conjunction with Mad Men returning for its seventh season on April 13th, we spoke with creator Matt Weiner by phone last week to discuss the show.

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Meet The Ungrateful Pennsylvanians Who Won’t Accept Free Pizza In Exchange For Environmental Pollution

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Recently, after a gas well explosion in Pennsylvania, Chevron said "We're sorry!" to local residents by offering them all free pizza from Bobstown Pizza.

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Charles Barkley Hilariously Ripping On Shaq Last Night Was One Shining Moment For The Ages

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Shots of Greg Gumbel and Clark Kellogg doubled over from laughter should be part of the "One Shining Moment" montage at the end of the tournament.

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The Theme Song To Sarah Palin’s New Reality Show Is An Irony-Free Version Of ‘America: F*ck Yeah’

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Well you just knew that the theme song to Sarah Plain's new reality show would be ridiculous. Here it is, in all its ridiculousness.

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Watch A Guy Sing Into A Fleshlight About Not Being Able To Get A Real Girl To Love Him

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I'm not sure if this spot makes me want to buy a Fleshlight or feel sad for bros who have to use them as their only means to get off.

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UPROXX Interview: Hannibal Buress Tells Us All About His Failed Schemes To Get Airtime At 'SNL'

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We spoke to Hannibal Buress about his new standup special, working on SNL & 30 Rock, his career and his love for New Orleans, among other things.

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UPROXX 20: Walton Goggins Doesn't Twitter

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Walton Goggins, AKA Boyd Crowder from Justified, was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.

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James Rebhorn Wrote His Own Obituary Before Dying And It's Beautiful

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We should all be so lucky as to be able to write our own obits. And to be so damn eloquent in doing so, too.

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Mika Brzezinski Is Sick And Tired Of The Speculation About Malaysian Airlines Flight 370

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This morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe program, Mika Brzezinski finally cracked and said what a lot of people have been thinking re: Flight 370 on the air.

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UPROXX 20: VICE Co-Founder Gavin McInnes Enjoys Butt Porn And Listening To Top 40 Tunes By The Pool

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VICE co-founder Gavin McInnes was nice enough to take a few minutes out of his busy schedule recently to answer a few questions from us.

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Starbucks Will Soon Start Selling Booze Because It Desperately Wants To Be All Things To All People

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It's not enough for Starbucks that you go in in the morning to get coffee. It wants to be your neighborhood bar at night now too.

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Westboro Baptist Church Founder Fred Phelps Is Dead

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Renowned hate-monger Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church is dead. He was 84.


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