Battlestar Joins The U.N., Colbert Report Heads To Persian Gulf, The Boss Visits Jon Stewart And More

by | March 18, 2009 at 5:41 PM | The Ticker

Here’s the afternoon news:

TV Stars Take To The U.N.: Here’s an unlikely combo: Whoopi Goldberg, Cylons and the U.N. This was the scene over at an assembly to discuss the U.N.’s Creative Community Outreach Initiative, where Goldberg joined stars of the hit Sci Fi show, Battlestar Galactica to discuss terrorism and human rights topics in the context of the series. Goldberg, who moderated the discussion, has stated she is a big fan of the show.

Colbert Goes To War: Stephen Colbert is heading into combat. The Colbert Report will be shooting one week’s worth of episodes in the Persian Gulf as a USO entertainment show, becoming the first series to ever tape more than one show in a war region. “I’m going to the Persian Gulf,” Colbert said. “I can’t tell you where I’m going, but the fact that I can’t tell you where I’m going should tell you where I’m going.”

CBS Extends Two Shows: Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men have been given an extended lifespan, with CBS securing a multi-year agreement to keep the shows on the air. ‘Men’ has been extended until the 2011-2012 season while ‘Bang’ has been given the green light until 2010-2011. Both shows have established CBS as the top dog of Monday night ratings.

The Boss Performs on TV: Bruce Spingsteen will be appearing on tomorrow’s Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he will perform a solo rendition of “Working on a Dream.” This marks the fourth time the show has had a live performance (others have included White Stripes and Coldplay). The Boss first performed the song at a Barack Obama presidential campaign concert.