Loneliness. Mysterious doors. Non-human companions. They’re all staples of Spike Jonze’s work, even when he’s doing two-minute films for Stephen Colbert.
Every Star Wars fan has his or her own theory about what will happen in The Force Awakens, and uber-nerd Stephen Colbert is no different. The host of the Late Show and noted Star Wars super-fan spent a solid week studying the trailer that came out last Monday night, and after careful consideration, revealed his own theory about what happens in J.J. Abrams’ new film. “The dark and mysterious First Order has stepped into the power vacuum left by the Empire and the newly named Resistance fights in place of the Rebel Alliance, which has begun a tragic shift to the Dark Side,” the host suggested. “But John Boyega’s character is in a Stormtrooper suit, so it follows that the new new hope comes from the very enemy we’ve been trained to hate.” Colbert is actually good friends with Abrams, though he swears he has no inside knowledge.
Last week, Stephen Colbert announced he was finally turning himself into a brand, after being inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James, and the $95 artisanal wooden crates Blake Lively’s selling via her own lifestyle site, Preserve. After the launch of Colbert’s Covetton House, Snoop Dogg threw his own hat—or pipe—into the ring, with the launch of Merry Jane, a sort of Goop for weed, he promised. And no one’s more thrilled about the new additions to this increasingly weird space than Paltrow, the OG lifestyler.
Stephen Colbert Launches Goop-Like Lifestyle Brand So You Can Waste All Your Money on Artisanal Stuff Celebrities Would Never Buy The world of celebrity lifestyle brands is packed with stiff competition. While Gwyneth Paltrow’sGoop once reigned supreme, there’s now Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James, Ellen DeGeneres’s ED by Ellen , and Blake Lively’s Preserve , all competing for whatever customer’s willing to shell out $28 on mud soap or$85 for four linen cocktail napkins . Well Colbert wants in. Or, more specifically, the new Late Night hosts guesses that you probably want him in.