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George Clooney Has a Plan to Keep David Letterman at His Desk (watch!)

George Clooney figured out a way to keep David Letterman from retiring after his 22-year run on the Late Show on CBS. Only one problem. He acknowledged he didn’t quit think his plan all the way through. Clooney has been one of several high-profile guests who have been helping Dave close out his show. Dave will officially host his last “Late Show” broadcast on Wednesday, May 20....

Madonna Kills as Standup on Fallon: No, Really, She Murdered It (see!)

Madonna got a chance that most comedians would kill for; she debuted as a “comedian” on the “Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” last night (Apr. 10) and by all accounts she was terrible. But you have to give her some kudos for trying. Over the years, the “Tonight Show” has been a major stepping stone for comedians from Jerry Seinfeld to Joan Rivers. The dean of late-night television, Johnny Carson, was famous for introducing new comedians and it was a regular segment on his show. To win his praise was like the gold seal of approval for your Schick....

David Letterman Says Indiana Not the Place I Remember as Kid (watch!)

David Letterman knows Indiana, or at least he thought he did. In a decided swipe last night at Gov. Mike Pence, the late night comedian said his home state is not the same place where he grew up and spent 27 years before making it big. During his run on the “Late Show,” Letterman has often spoken fondly of the state, but no more. “This is not the Indiana I remember as a kid. I lived there for 27 years and folks were folks and that’s all there was to it,” he said....

Jennifer Lawrence Said She Can’t Sing: Now Hear For Yourself! (audio)

Jennifer Lawrence has been telling anyone who will listen that she can’t sing. Now you can judge for yourself. An audio track of her rendition of “The Hanging Tree” from her new film “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” is going viral on the Internet. Lawrence, 24, has been making the rounds on the talk show circuit to promote the film and the subject of her singing invariably comes up. On David Letterman, she bemoaned the fact that the director insisted that she sing the song. She had hoped to lip-synch some other artist singing it....

Jennifer Lawrence Insists She’s Not Crazy on David Letterman (watch!)

Jennifer Lawrence may be a lot of things, but she insisted on David Letterman last night that she isn’t crazy. At least she doesn’t think so. But she did acknowledge that she’s a bit of a hypochondriac. What is it? She’s got it. Lawrence is on the road promoting the latest installment in the “Hunger Games” movie series, ‘Mockingjay, Part 1.” Of course, with Dave at the helm the conversation drifted all over the place. Would you believe platonic colonics?"...

Taylor Swift Reveals the Secrets Behind Her Secret Sessions (watch)

Taylor Swift revealed the secrets of her secret session album listening parties on David Letterman last night, and busted dear old Dave when he claimed he did the same. She also tipped her hand on her real estate portfolio. The 24-year-old singer is hitting the talk show circuit to promote her latest album 1989, which marks her full on entry into pop music. Swift said she started out holding listening parties with fans so they could hear her new music “waaaay” before the album came out....

Amy Poehler Fantasizes About Parks & Rec Finale: Involves Sex, Fire! (see!)

Amy Poehler will star in her seventh and final season of her hit sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” and she’s already fantasizing about the series finale. Hint: It involves sex and fire! Poehler, 43, appeared last night on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” and the two got to talking about retirement. The show’s ensemble cast includes Rashida Jones, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Paul Schneider, Chris Pratt, Adam Scott, Rob Lowe, Jim O’Heir and Retta....

Mindy Kaling Jokes About Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking Scandal (see!)

Mindy Kaling, a comedian and actress who starred on the hit sitcom “The Office,” has just one question in the wake of the nude celebrity photo scandal. Why didn’t anybody hack her phone? She told David Letterman last night (Sept. 12) that she has some doozies just waiting to be exposed to the world. Dave was all for young celebrities taking nude photos of themselves....

Jennifer Lawrence, Hacked Celebs Become Late Night Punch Line (see!)

Jimmy Kimmel and other late night hosts have moved in on the nude celebrity hacking scandal like sharks on a floating whale carcass, even as much of Hollywood cries foul over the release of dozens of intimate photos over the Internet. “Nude and intimate photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and a lot of other females were posted on line over the weekend,” Kimmel said opening his monologue last night...

Jon Stewart’s Hilarious Homage to Colleague Stephen Colbert (watch!)

Jon Stewart, the star of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” pays homage to his colleague Stephen Colbert as only he can–hilariously. Colbert will be taking over David Letterman’s seat next year. Colbert joined Comedy Central as part of the cast of a 30-minute sketch comedy series “Exit 57″ in 1995. But the show only lasted a year. When it was canceled, he moved over to “The Daily Show” as one of Stewart’s “correspondents.” ...

‘D’oh! Rush Limbaugh Thinks Stephen Colbert Character is Real!

Stephen Colbert isn’t really a right-wing-bashing liberal in conservative clothing, although he plays one on his Comedy Central television show. Yet right-wing talking head Rush Limbaugh thinks the fat-head skewering character is real. D’oh! On his radio show today, Limbaugh wailed that CBS’s decision to replace David Letterman, no right wing radical, with Colbert is equivalent to declaring “war on the heartland of America.”...

David Letterman Gets Top Ten Send Off From NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prides himself on his hard work for the people of New York, but he apparently has enough time on his hands to fiddle around with a Top Ten send-off for late night talk show host David Letterman. Letterman has hosted “Late Show With David Letterman,” from the Ed Sullivan Theater in mid-town Manhattan, since 1993. He announced his retirement this week and will step down in 2015....

Who Will Take David Letterman’s Seat at Late Night Table?

David Letterman’s plans to retire next year as host of his long-running show “Late Night with David Letterman,” has begun to fuel speculation on his possible successor to go head-to-head against Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show.”Carson Daly, Ryan Seacrest, Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson, Drew Carey, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler and Ellen de Generes have all surfaced as possible contenders. Or what about Jay Leno? ...

Justin Bieber Called ‘One Man Crime Wave’ on Letterman (watch!)

Justin Bieber took shots from David Letterman last night, who went above-and-beyond other late night hosts and called the 19-year-old pop singer a “one man crime wave.” Justin was also pegged for the night’s Top Ten List. Bieber, of course, has been a late night punching bag since his arrest in Miami (Jan. 23) for allegedly drag racing in a $180,000 Lamborghini while drunk....
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