Stephen Colbert has had a lot of good fortune in his life, but he's also had his sorrows. In the new issue of GQ, the new "Late Show" host opens up about his life following the 1974 plane crash that killed his two brothers and his father, and how he's managed to find serenity.
"I'm not angry," Colbert, 51, told GQ. "I'm not. I'm mystified, I'll tell you that. But I'm not angry."
Colbert is the youngest of 11 children, and the siblings who were killed were closest to him in age. Following the accident, he and his mother moved from Washington, D.C., to Charleston, South Carolina.
"I was left alone a lot after Dad and the boys died," he said. "And it was just me and Mom for a long time. And by her example am I not bitter. By her example. She was not. Broken, yes. Bitter, no. . . . It was a very healthy reciprocal acceptance of suffering. Which does not mean being defeated by suffering. Acceptance is not defeat. Acceptance is just awareness."
Emile Hirsch goes to jail
Actor Emile Hirsch has begun serving 15 days in jail as part of his sentence after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault charges on Monday, according to The Associated Press.
In January, Hirsch was charged with putting a female studio executive in a chokehold and body-slamming her at a club during the Sundance Film Festival. Hirsch, 30, also must pay a $4,750 fine and do 50 hours of community service.
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