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Gwen Stefani mispronounced Stephen Colbert's name at the Emmys

Gwen Stefani mispronounced Stephen Colbert's name at the Emmys
Gwen Stefani mispronounces Stephen Colbert's name at the Emmys

When Emmy presenter Gwen Stefani mangled the name of Emmy-winner Stephen Colbert at the awards on Monday night, it wasn't as bad as Adele Dazeem, but viewers still took note.

Stefani was on her second award show in as many days (she was also a presenter at the MTV VMAs on Sunday), so maybe she was a little over-tired when she pronounced Stephen Colbert (rhymes with stare) as "Col-bore."

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Back in March, John Travolta earned heaps of scorn after attempting to introduce singer Idina Menzel as "Adele Dazeem." The flub quickly became a dreaded Internet meme.

Fellow nominee Jimmy Fallon seized on the moment to rush the stage with Colbert and his team.

"She said it wrong, so there must be a mistake," Fallon said.

The real test of whether or not Stefani's verbal snafu will have legs is if Colbert addresses the mispronunciation on Tuesday's show. He's riding high from his show winning variety series on Monday, so perhaps he will be forgiving.

Or perhaps not.

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