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Colbert Wins Hearts, Minds, Webby

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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WHAT HAS ONE THUMB, ONE PEN, AND A WEBBY? This Guy • Most Valuable Pundit: Legions of Stephen Colbert's cohorts flooded the Web with the comedian's name and the description "Greatest Living American" so his stories would pop up when you Googled the phrase. Now he's adding the title "Person of the Year" to his resumé, thanks to the Webby Awards.

Common attraction : Rapper/actor Common is preparing to grace the silver screen again, this time alongside Dark Knight Christian Bale in next year's Terminator flick.

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Drug dealing 101: Seventy-five students—including a criminal justice major, a Homeland Security master's student, and a campus policeman—were nabbed in a San Diego State University drug bust. Surrounding community withdraws.

Vanilla sky: Irvine Robbins, a co-founder of ice-cream purveyor Baskin Robbins who started the shop when he was fresh out of the Army in 1945, has died at age 90.

Overgrown fat kid cheats at game: Pill-popping windbag Rush Limbaugh orders his minions of Indiana Republicans to cross over and vote for Hillary to keep the Dem race going and wear down both potential candidates before a race with McCain. It looks like they're abiding.

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Breaking the habit: A dozen Indiana nuns were turned away at the polls today by a fellow nun because they didn't have ID. Related: Attack ads get just plain un-Christian-like before the polls close in North Carolina and Indiana.

Put on the red light: The Police announce their final show ever will be in New York—no date or venue has been named, but it's going to happen sometime after the band's June 29 London farewell and a great deal beyond their prime.



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