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Stephen Colbert asks David Letterman if he’s getting paid for The Late Show!
April 23rd, 2014 under David Letterman, Stephen Colbert. [ Comments: none ]

Stephen Colbert was on The Late Show yesterday and he talked to David Letterman about him taking over the CBS late night show sometime next year. Even though the Comedy Central host asked when Letterman’s last day is, Dave didn’t have an answer for him. So Colbert’s family will be stuck with him for longer than they hoped, according to him.
While that question wasn’t answered, Stephen did find out he will get paid for this job unlike the first one Letterman’s then NBC late night show offered him. You see back in 1986, Colbert went with his now-ex-girlfriend to interview she had for an internship at Late Night and he’s the one that got the job and she didn’t. He then turned it down because he realized that interns don’t get paid money. So he wanted to make sure that this time around he would get more than college credit. And he does!
The two men talked about a whole lot of stuff. The biggest thing I took away from it, is that Stephen Colbert is going to be an excellent replacement whenever he takes over the show in 2015.
I am sad to see Letterman go after all of this time, but I know the show is being given to someone who is the perfect fit for it. As we witnessed from his 1997 Top Ten List that he read on the show last night. That time around Colbert didn’t get the writing job on The Late Show he applied for back then. Instead he wound up with Strangers with Candy. Who knows what would’ve happened if he had taken that internship or he’d gotten the writing job? Maybe we wouldn’t be saying The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in about a year. See everything happens for a reason and that reason was to give us a suitable replacement to the man who changed late night forever.


Oprah Winfrey made Lindsay Lohan cry on David Letterman
April 9th, 2014 under David Letterman, Lindsay Lohan, Oprah Winfrey. [ Comments: none ]

Lindsay Lohan is a guest on The Late Show tonight and David Letterman said they should call her boss Oprah Winfrey. Even though the actress protested, the retiring CBS late night host called her. At first he disguised his voice, but eventually he let her know it was him on the phone. Then he asked Lady O how Lindsay was doing and she said she was doing OK. Then she added, “I think, you know, to have cameras around, following you around everywhere, through every phase of your life, when you are trying to pull your life together. I think that is a really difficult thing.” It was those words that brought tears to Lohan’s eyes, showing that it is really hard on her and having someone defend her is really what she needed.
But before it got too emotional, Dave does what he does best and made her laugh.
That is probably the realist we have seen Lohan and I hope we see more of it.


Do Billy Crystal and Jack Nicholson have something to tell us?
April 5th, 2014 under David Letterman, Do they have something to tell us?, Jack Nicholson. [ Comments: none ]

Yesterday on The Late Show, David Letterman shared a photo of Billy Crystal and Jack Nicholson kissing at a Lakers game, so do the two Oscar staples have something to tell us? Nope. They were caught by the Kiss Cam, and decided to give the fans what they wanted! Even though there is nothing between them, for a second it was fun to think they scored a slam dunk together!


Johnny Depp explains why he’s wearing a woman’s engagement ring!
April 4th, 2014 under David Letterman, Johnny Depp. [ Comments: none ]

Earlier in the week, Johnny Depp confirmed his engagement by showing off the diamond ring he is wearing on that finger. People wanted to know why one of Hollywood’s most wanted actors would being doing that. So yesterday when he was on The Late Show, David Letterman asked him about it. Captain Jack Sparrow explained that the ring he bought for Amber Heard was too big for her but the perfect size for him. So he kept the original one, wears it on his hand and bought her a new one to wear on her’s.
Whatever the reason, I think more men should proudly wear diamond engagement rings like him. What do you think?


David Letterman is retiring next year
April 3rd, 2014 under David Letterman. [ Comments: none ]

Jay Leno said goodbye to The Tonight Show this year and tonight on CBS’s The Late Show David Letterman announced that he will be retiring from late night TV next year according to REM’s Mike Mills. The musician, who is performing on tonight’s show Tweeted, “Dave just announced his retirement #2015 #muchlovedave”.
David Letterman began hosting Late Night on NBC back in 1982 and held that job until Jay Leno took The Tonight Show from him in 1993. He then switched networks to host The Late Show where he has been ever since then.
He is late night’s longest host, with what will be a 1/3rd of a century under his belt, when he retires next year. Conan O’Brien who took over Late Night from is next with 20 years of hosting followed by Jimmy Kimmel at 11 years, Craig Ferguson at 9 years, Jimmy Fallon at 5 years and Arsenio Hall and Seth Meyers with less than a year. Late Night will definitely feel his loss and it will be interesting to see how it changes without him. Since he is part of the old school way of doing Late Night.
When it comes to the people who could replace him, there has been much talk that CBS wants Jon Stewart to fill the slot but The Daily Show host is rumored not to want it. What about Craig Ferguson, who hosts The Late Late Show? I don’t think he would want it and his ratings are not what CBS would want at 11:35p. Then there is Chelsea Handler, who is reportedly saying goodbye to E! at the end of this year, and I think she would be an awful choice. Then there is Drew Carey, who filled in for his former castmate Ferguson on April 1st, was it a test run for the host of The Price is Right? They could go with Howard Stern because he has calmed down in later years and is a big draw when he’s on the show. Or maybe they will surprise with someone we never expected which could be about anyone else.
Who do you think should replace him?
Now when it comes to Letterman’s final season, I really hope they get some of his most infamous guests to come back and say goodbye to him like Drew Barrymore, Joaquin Phoenix and Madonna to name a few. Maybe recreate their outrageous interviews that are still being talked about until this day.
I will miss David Letterman, but he has earned the right to enjoy some much needed time off.

UPDATE: According to Variety, this is what he told the audience on tonight’s show at 11:35p.

The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves, he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance. And I phoned him just before the program, and I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring,’
I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much. What this means now, is that Paul and I can be married.
We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down – I think it will be at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future, 2015 for the love of God, in fact, Paul and I will be wrapping things up.

UPDATE 2: Here is what the head of CBS, Les Moonves, said about Letterman’s retirement,

When Dave decided on a one-year extension for his most recent contract, we knew this day was getting closer, but that doesn’t make the moment any less poignant for us. For 21 years, David Letterman has graced our Network’s air in late night with wit, gravitas and brilliance unique in the history of our medium. During that time, Dave has given television audiences thousands of hours of comedic entertainment, the sharpest interviews in late night, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events. He’s also managed to keep many celebrities, politicians and executives on their toes – including me. There is only one David Letterman. His greatness will always be remembered here, and he will certainly sit among the pantheon of this business. On a personal note, it’s been a privilege to get to know Dave and to enjoy a terrific relationship. It’s going to be tough to say goodbye. Fortunately, we won’t have to do that for another year or so. Until then, we look forward to celebrating Dave’s remarkable show and incredible talents.

UPDATE 3: Here is Mike Mills talking about breaking the news.

UPDATE 4: Here is David Letterman on The Late Show announcing his retirement.


David Letterman knows ‘how to sex a turtle!’
March 26th, 2014 under David Letterman, Harry Potter. [ Comments: none ]

Emma Watson was on The Late Show yesterday to talk about her new movie Noah and David Letterman wanted to know, “Who sexes the animals?” The Harry Potter actress gave him her best, Whatcha talking about Willis? face. Then the CBS late night host tried to explain his question by saying his son will take his pet turtles to him to find out if it is a boy or a girl. Harry does that because as Letterman puts it, he knows “how to sex a turtle!” Once Dave realized what he said, he knew it was time to move on to a new question faster than a turtle can run to the other side of his cage.


Josh Charles talks about his shocking Good Wife exit!
March 24th, 2014 under David Letterman. [ Comments: none ]

Twitter blew up yesterday about 45 minutes after The Good Wife started on CBS. That’s because one of the fan favorites on the show, Will Gardner, was shot, and as we all know, killed.
Shortly after Gardner’s death, The Late Show Tweeted that Josh Charles (the man who played him) would be a guest on a show tonight at 11:35p. As soon as Charles sat down, David Letterman asked, “What the hell happened?” At first he joked and said that if that is what you have to do to be on Letterman, then was what he did. Then he got serious and said, “It’s been one of the greatest gigs for me in my entire career, but at the end of last year, my contract was up and I was just ready to kind of move on…”
So what is next for him? When the CBS late night asked him that, he said “Oh, I have no plan.”
Who knows maybe he can do what Denny Duquette did on Grey’s Anatomy and come back as a ghost? Or do a Bobby Ewing and have take a shower for over a season on Dallas? Or do like what they did to Locke on Lost whatever that was? Or here’s my best idea, let them really compete with The Walking Dead and have him come back as a Zombie and eat Peter Florrick! How do you think they can bring him back?


Bryan Cranston wants to know when you went all the way?
March 15th, 2014 under David Letterman. [ Comments: none ]

Bryan Cranston went from being a sitcom dad to making Meth and now he wants to know when you went All The Way. He is not doing a show about sex, instead he was just promoting his Broadway show, All The Way, on The Late Show the other night. But hey, if you are bored and want to tell him when you did, go ahead! And if you are even more bored, let me know too.


Dave Letterman, Theo James and Sly Stallone downing raw eggs is eggelent
March 13th, 2014 under David Letterman, Sylvester Stallone. [ Comments: none ]

Sylvester Stallone was on The Late Show yesterday and for some reason he wanted to down some raw eggs with David Letterman. Of course, the CBS late night host didn’t want to do it but when the time came he chugged not one, but two of them like a pro. Not to be outdone by him, Rambo put two eggs in a glass and drank them like a one big shot. Then when it was time for the second guest to be interview by Dave, Divergent’s Theo James decided to drink two eggs too. Even though he was the youngest one to do it, he seemed to have the hardest time with it. Either way, they all handled it like the action stars that two of them are.
Before Rocky appeared on the show, he had a message that summed it all up…


Just how likable does Jason Bateman think he is?
March 12th, 2014 under David Letterman. [ Comments: none ]

Jason Bateman was on The Late Show yesterday and before he taped his interview with David Letterman he had a message for the viewers. He said, “If you don’t like my segment, I’ll give you your money back. PROMISE!”
So watch his chat with the CBS late night host and see if you want your money back. I hate to say this because I normally love Bateman during interviews, but this one was not his best. So I guess I am asking for my money back. Oh wait, I didn’t pay any. Dang it…


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