Is Stephen Colbert the hottest thing in TV news? Almost, according to a list compiled by editors at Maxim.com.
Colbert, the 42-year-old anchor of Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," placed second on the list of "TV's Sexiest News Anchors," posted on Maxim magazine's Web site. Melissa Theuriau, anchor of French TV news magazine "Forbidden Zone," is No. 1.
Colbert is the only male on the list, and he can take comfort in the notion that he is apparently sexier than network newspeople who didn't make the cut, including "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America," and Matt Lauer, co-host of NBC's "Today" show.
"Sure, he lacks functional cleavage and, in his hermetically sealed suits flashes less skin than Diane Sawyer," the Web site says of Colbert. "But shame on you, liberal media, to tell us that ... (he) can't be as sexy as a Joy Behar or a Helen Thomas. Hard-left media arbiters of sexy, you're on notice." Read on...