Stephen Colbert had booked a rare TV performance by the costumed electro-pop duo Daft Punk as part of Colbchella 2013. That is, until Colbert found out Daft Punk wouldn’t perform on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report because sister Viacom network MTV had exclusively and secretly booked the group for its Video Music Awards. So to exact revenge Colbert spoiled the surprise on air: “Don’t tell anyone, because fun fact: no one told me until two hours ago.” MTV apparently cried foul. The notoriously TV-shy musicians are in demand because of their biggest U.S. hit “Get Lucky”. Robin Thicke just ‘happened’ to be in the studio on late notice, and Colbchella ended up celebrating his current chart-topper “Blurred Lines”. We could chalk up all this to sibling rivalry. But maybe the audience was Daft Punk’d?
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