Stephen Colbert has been named the Associated Press' Celebrity of the Year, for "exceed[ing] the influence of most real pundits, orchestrating an ill-fated run for president and topping best-seller lists with
I Am America (And So Can You!)".... The Office's Rainn Wilson has the blessing of the WGA to host the 2008 Spirit Awards on Feb. 23, 2008.... Gossip Girl's Chuck, aka Ed Westwick, and his band The Filthy Youth lend two songs, "Orange" and "Come Flash All You Ladies," to the Jan. 2 episode.... Frank Capra Jr., president of EUE/Screen Gems Studios (where over the years he shepherded such fare as Dawson's Creek and 28 Days) and the son of It's a Wonderful Life's director, died Wednesday at the age of 73.