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Letterman Re-Emerges for One More Top 10 List

And it's about Donald Trump

(Newser) - David Letterman made a surprise appearance last night at a show by friends Martin Short and Steve Martin in San Antonio, and he used the occasion to deliver a Top 10 list about none other than Donald Trump. More specifically, "Top Ten Interesting Facts About Donald Trump." It... More »

One Interview Letterman Would Like Over

He's not happy with his last talk with Warren Zevon

(Newser) - In an interview with Indianapolis Monthly , David Letterman talks a bit about his old show, and one of the more interesting snippets comes when he's asked whether he ever got "particularly anxious" before an interview. Surprisingly, the first one that comes to mind is one of his more... More »

2 of Dave's Final 'Top 10' Lines Written by Intern

22-year-old has hugely successful night

(Newser) - To say Late Show intern Caroline Schaper had a successful final episode of the show would be an understatement. The 22-year-old wrote two of the lines from the final Top 10 list, as the Daily Dot points out, citing a portion of a long Tumblr post about the last episode... More »

See Letterman's Celeb-Packed Last Top 10 List

'It's beginning to look like I'm not going to get "The Tonight Show" '

(Newser) - David Letterman started off his 6,028th and final late-night broadcast last night with an admission: "It's beginning to look like I'm not going to get The Tonight Show." He kept up his trademark self-deprecating tone throughout his final Late Show episode, joined by plenty of... More »

Top 10 Things You Should Read About Letterman

'Late Show' host signs off tonight

(Newser) - David Letterman has been doing late-night television longer than any other host out there—33 years—and tonight, his 6,028th show, will be his last. In honor of the Late Show host's iconic Top 10 lists, we've compiled the 10 best pieces of Letterman reading out there:... More »

When the Lights Went on, the Loner Became Letterman

Comedians, coworkers reminisce about the shy, enigmatic late-night host

(Newser) - David Letterman will wrap up more than three decades in late-night TV tomorrow with his final Late Show broadcast. Already, tributes from comedy legends and coworkers are pouring in. A few memories, per the Hollywood Reporter :
  • Ray Romano: "My life has been affected more by David Letterman than anybody
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Kimmel's Tribute to Dave: He'll Air Rerun on May 20

He won't compete against his idol's final show

(Newser) - It's not always cutthroat in the late-night talk show biz: ABC's Jimmy Kimmel tells the New York Times that he'll air a rerun on May 20 in deference to David Letterman's last show. “I have too much respect for Dave to do anything that would... More »

Letterman: No One Consulted Me About Replacement

But he thinks Stephen Colbert is a good choice

(Newser) - In an extensive new interview about his impending sign-off from late-night TV, David Letterman reveals to the New York Times that he had no say in choosing his replacement. "Not my show," he explains. "When we sign off, we’re out of business with CBS. I always... More »

Brian Williams Wanted to Succeed Letterman

According to new investigative report

(Newser) - Previous reports have noted that Brian Williams once lobbied for Jay Leno's Tonight Show job, and now it turns out Williams tried to get David Letterman's job, too. That's just one of the tidbits from a new investigative piece by Gabriel Sherman in New York that... More »

Brian Williams Cancels Letterman Appearance

Embattled NBC anchor still on hiatus

(Newser) - Looks like David Letterman will have to save that "Top 10 Things That Really Happened to Brian Williams' Helicopter" list for another time: The NBC anchor has canceled his scheduled Thursday appearance on the Late Show, reports the Los Angeles Times . An NBC exec says the anchor, who's... More »

Craig Ferguson: I'm Leaving Late Late Show

No surprise he's following Letterman out of the door at CBS

(Newser) - After 10 years at the helm of CBS' Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson has decided it's time to move on. The network "and I are not getting divorced, we are 'consciously uncoupling,' but we will still spend holidays together and share custody of the fake horse... More »

Colbert Visits Late Show —as Himself

He chats with Letterman about replacing him

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert—as himself, not his Colbert Report character—paid a visit to the Late Show last night for the first time since he was confirmed as David Letterman's replacement, and the host noted that he "looked right at home." The pair chatted about the show and... More »

Colbert: 'I Do Not Envy' Letterman's Replacement

His 'Colbert Report' character reacts to retirement news

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert, or rather the character he plays on the Colbert Report, offered up a response last night to a tidbit that last week "slipped through my news crack." It turns out David Letterman is retiring from his Late Show hosting duties, and "I gotta tell you,... More »

Why Colbert Is Going to Be Even Greater

Many think he's too restricted in his Comedy Central persona

(Newser) - The choice of Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman is winning almost universal praise, even if he will be shedding the blowhard persona beloved by his fans at Comedy Central. The biggest knock from critics is that he is yet another white guy in the late-night lineup. Here's a... More »

Colbert Replacing Letterman

CBS makes official 'Late Show' announcement

(Newser) - The rumors were true: Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show when Letterman retires next year, CBS announced today . The Colbert Report host has a five-year deal with the network, but it's not clear when he'll start, as Letterman has yet to... More »

10 Celeb Couples Who Had Babies Before Getting Hitched

And 6 more who just might do the same

(Newser) - Word on the street is that Mila Kunis is pregnant and engaged , and it remains to be seen whether she and Ashton Kutcher will tie the knot before they welcome their child. Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler are in a similar situation , as are Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac , Olivia... More »

Colbert Top Contender to Replace Letterman?

Mashable reports that he's the front-runner

(Newser) - So who gets Letterman's seat when he steps down next year ? If a report at Mashable is correct, don't be surprised if it's Stephen Colbert. The website's Josh Dickey reports that Colbert is the network's top choice at the moment and that Colbert is... More »

David Letterman Retiring in 2015

He's announcing it on tonight's show

(Newser) - David Letterman is signing off after more than 30 years in the late-night business, reports TVLine.com . The host said during the taping of tonight's show that he will step down in 2015, reports AP . Bassist Mike Mills of REM, who appears on the show, first broke the news... More »

5 Celebs You Never Expected to Become Dads

The latest: Simon Cowell

(Newser) - Admit it: When Simon Cowell posted gushing Twitter updates about his new baby , you were kind of shocked. He had, after all, said for years that he didn't want kids. But the 54-year-old is far from the only celebrity father whose kids surprised the world; The Stir rounds up... More »

15 Celebs Who Were Banished From Talk Shows

Madonna, Piers Morgan, and Hugh Grant were all banned

(Newser) - Ever shown a rude guest the door and slammed it hard enough to send a message? Well, talk show hosts have performed the same bold feat—and with some of the major egos of Hollywood. Styleblazer lists 15 stars who were told to never return:
  • Hugh Grant. Daily Show host
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