John Oliver took over ‘The Daily Show’ again to help promote Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’

11.14.14 3 years ago

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John Oliver took over “The Daily Show” again to help promote Jon Stewart”s “Rosewater”
“I”ll take another spin in the non-premium host chair,” Oliver said as he interviewed all the key “Rosewater” people, including “The Daily Show” staffers who helped inspire the film, Jason Jones and producer Tim Greenberg, plus Maziar Bahari and Gael Garcia Bernal.

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“The Good Wife” books Rachael Harris
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Why the “Duck Dynasty” musical will likely fail
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Frank Caliendo impersonates Letterman for Letterman
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Richard Simmons releases a statement on why he”s been out of public view
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Mike Myers films a Sears ad with his Sears employee brother
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