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Paris Hilton Slams 'Disgusting' Sarah Silverman Joke at MTV Awards

As well as 'very cruel and very mean' David Letterman interview from the same year

(Newser) - Framing Britney Spears has brought attention to old interviews in which young female celebrities were made to feel uncomfortable—and on her podcast Monday, Paris Hilton weighed in on one of her own experiences. "It was just very cruel and very mean," Hilton said on "This Is...

Connie Chung Gets Super Candid About Time at ABC

Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer tried to 'put me down back in my little hole'

(Newser) - Retired news anchor Connie Chung is opening up about her years at ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN—not all of which were apparently enjoyable. Competition was fierce, Chung recalled on Thursday's episode of Los Angeles Magazine's "The Originals" podcast. Chung said she had to be on guard...

At the Top Were Carson and Philbin, Letterman Says

Tribute calls fellow host 'always the best guest we ever had'

(Newser) - David Letterman has always idolized Johnny Carson. And Regis Philbin was in that exclusive club of TV hosts, Letterman said Saturday. "In the same category as Carson. Superlative," his statement said. "He was on our show a million times, always the best guest we ever had, charming,...

Coming to Pence's Defense on Mask Decision: His Wife

Karen Pence says VP didn't learn of Mayo policy until after he left, wasn't at risk of infecting anyone

(Newser) - Mike Pence is taking all kinds of flak for not wearing a mask during a visit to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota this week, but his wife came to his defense on Thursday morning. "As our medical experts have told us, wearing a mask prevents you from spreading disease,...

10 Years Later, Letterman Apologizes to Writer Who Called Him Out
10 Years Later,
to Writer Who
Called Him Out

10 Years Later, Letterman Apologizes to Writer Who Called Him Out

Nell Scovell again writes for 'Vanity Fair,' this time with Letterman directly involved

(Newser) - In 2009, as a sex scandal swirled around David Letterman, Nell Scovell authored a piece for Vanity Fair in which the onetime Late Show writer recalled leaving the show in the 1990s thanks to problems including, among other things, a "hostile work environment" in which most writers were white...

Ellen DeGeneres Details Sexual Abuse at Hands of Stepfather

She tells story to David Letterman on Season 2 of his talk show

(Newser) - Speaking with David Letterman on an upcoming episode of his talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, fellow talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres got emotional when discussing the sexual assault she endured as a teen. After her mother, Betty, got remarried to "a very bad man," Betty was...

David Letterman: I Should Have Left Late Show '10 Years Ago'

'Nobody had the guts to fire me,' he says

(Newser) - If it seems like David Letterman hosted a talk show for a long, long time, he agrees. "I stayed on television way too long," he told Ellen DeGeneres on her show Thursday, USA Today reports. His Late Show ran from 1993 to 2015. "Nobody had the guts...

Man With Alleged $5M Plot Against Letterman Is Freed

Kelly Allen Frank was arrested in 2005

(Newser) - A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman's son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole. Kelly Allen Frank was released in mid-November and is under the supervision of parole...

Letterman Makes Return With a Big First Guest

For his show debuting on Netflix, ex-'Late Night' host dished with former President Obama

(Newser) - Former President Obama and David Letterman have both been reclusive since leaving their respective jobs, but a casually dressed ex-president and hirsute ex-talk show host re-entered the public eye together in the debut of Letterman's new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Letterman compared his post-work life...

Letterman Is Returning to TV and Bringing Obama With Him

Obama will be guest on 1st episode of Netflix's 'My Next Guest Needs No Introduction'

(Newser) - Handsome Santa Claus and one-time Late Show host David Letterman has a new talk show on Netflix, and his first guest truly needs no introduction. The Hollywood Reporter reveals the first guest on My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman will be none other than Barack Obama. The...

Letterman Needled Over His Beard at Mark Twain Awards

Kimmel: After 9/11, he 'let us know it was OK to move on and OK to laugh again'

(Newser) - David Letterman was celebrated at the Kennedy Center on Sunday night in Washington, DC, for his record run on late-night TV, innovative comedy routines, and for helping the nation start to heal by reassuring that it was OK to laugh again after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Fellow...

David Letterman Is Returning to TV
David Letterman
Is Returning
to TV

David Letterman Is Returning to TV

Netflix plans a series in which he'll do in-depth interviews

(Newser) - David Letterman is coming back to your TV. He has signed a deal with Netflix for at least six shows in which he'll conduct in-depth interviews along with "in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor," per a Netflix release picked up by the New York Times . The...

David Letterman's Mom Dies at 95
Letterman's Unlikely
Star Mom Dies at 95

Letterman's Unlikely Star Mom Dies at 95

Dorothy Mengering charmed America with her pies, Midwest attitude

(Newser) - David Letterman's mother, Dorothy Mengering, a Midwest homemaker who became an unlikely celebrity in her 70s as she baked mystery pies and covered the Olympics for her son's show, has died at age 95, per the AP . Letterman had made ironic celebrities out of dozens of regular folks...

Letterman on 'Trumpy': 'I Would Have Gone to Work' on Him

Former late-night host chats with 'Vulture' about president, life after retirement

(Newser) - In October, before Donald Trump was elected president, David Letterman chatted with the New York Times and noted that if he still had a late-night TV show, "I would have gone right after him." The 69-year-old's stance hasn't changed much since, per his latest interview with...

Letterman Explains How He'd Handle Trump

"If I had a show, I would have gone right after him"

(Newser) - David Letterman hosted Donald Trump frequently during his 33 years in late-night TV, and it was a relationship Letterman enjoyed, telling the New York Times that Trump "could just take a punch like nothing" and thus was "the perfect guest." But in the interview, Letterman says he...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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