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Stars pay tribute to David Letterman

April 4th, 2014 6:20am EDT
David Letterman
Stars have paid tribute to retiring TV host David Letterman.
Celebrities including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Kimmel took to Twitter last night (04.03.14) following the veteran chat show host's announcement that he will be quitting his flagship show next year, praising the 66-year-old star for his contribution to journalism.
'Buffy The Vampire Slayer' actress Sarah posted a montage of pictures from her visits to 'The Late Show with David Letterman', captioning the images, "You are a class act that will be truly missed #legend."
'Father of the Bride' funnyman Steve Marti...
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David Letterman wants Jay Leno as show guest

February 21st, 2014 6:20am EST
David Letterman
David Letterman wants Jay Leno on his US chat show.
The 66-year-old star - who has been fronting 'The Late Show with David Letterman' for 32 years - wants to rebuild relations with the former 'The Tonight Show' host who he famously fell out with.
Show producers have had the idea in the works for a while but wanted to wait until former 'Saturday Night Live' star Jimmy Fallon - who replaced Jay as show host - made his debut on 'The Tonight Show' on February 17.
A source told New York Daily News' newspaper column Confidenti@l: "There's been quiet talk behind the scenes for months that Dave w...
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Johnny Carson's Second Wife Denies Cheating Allegations In New Biography

October 9th, 2013 11:52am EDT
Johnny Carson
Late late night TV host Johnny Carson's wife has denied allegations that she cheated on him with former NFL star Frank Gifford.

Henry Bushkin, who represented Carson for 18 years, claims in his new biography, "Johnny Carson", that he and the host once broke into Carson's second wife Joanne Copeland's apartment when the host suspected her of having an affair behind his back.

"I have reason to believe my wife is cheating on me. I also have an idea who the son of a b**ch is that she's shacking up with," Bushkin claims Carson told him.

Carson was also allegedly packing heat: "I was shocked t...
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Don Rickles To Be Honored At 2012 Comedy Awards

April 3rd, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Don Rickles
Funnyman Don Rickles will be the toast of the 2012 Comedy Awards later this month after landing one of the evening's most special honors.

Rickles, who made a number of guest appearances on Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show, will be handed the TV legend's namesake award for Comedic Excellence on April 28th.

An overjoyed Rickles tells BroadwayWorld.com, "I've been blessed with many highlights in my career but guesting with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show was particularly memorable for me as they were more than just appearances; they became events. Carson was Mr. Magic.

"He always made ...
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Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

November 18th, 2011 11:28am EST
Regis Philbin | Photo Credits: ABC
In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.

Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...

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Eddie Murphy Confirmed As 2012 Oscar Host

September 6th, 2011 3:31pm EDT
Eddie Murphy Confirmed As 2012 Oscar Host
Eddie Murphy has been confirmed as the host of the 2012 Oscars.

Telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer made the official announcement on Tuesday just days after the Rush Hour director made it clear that the funnyman was his first choice to host the 84th annual awards show in February.

Ratner says, "Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever. With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances - especially on stage - I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the s...
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Top Ten TV Goodbyes: Who Makes The List?

May 20th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
The Office Goodbye Michael
With Steve Carell leaving ‘The Office’ last month, it’s time to reflect on big goodbye episodes. I thought ‘The Office’ pulled off his departure well, although I’m not sure how I feel about the future of the show.

Here’s my top ten list of other shows that have successfully sent a character off in style. The rules: it is a true “goodbye” episode with a major character or star departing. If it happens off-screen, it doesn’t count. So that’s why I’m not including some obvious departures, such as Rhoda Morgenstern, Frank Burns, Coach Pantusso, etc.

Here they are. Do you agree?

10. T.R....
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Comedian Charlie Callas Dies at 83

January 29th, 2011 10:00am EST
Charlie Callas | Photo Credits: David Keeler/Getty Images
American comedian Charlie Callas has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 83.

Callas died at a hospice in Las Vegas on Thursday. The cause of death was...

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Stars That Started Out Behind The Scenes

April 7th, 2010 2:08pm EDT
Tina Fey
By now most people know that "Date Night" star Tina Fey was the head writer on "Saturday Night Live" before Lorne Michaels had the bright idea to give her the on-screen job of co-anchoring the show's classic "Weekend Update" segment with Jimmy Fallon. Soon she was appearing in movies, winning all of the industry's top acting awards for her role on "30 Rock," and achieving icon status with a brilliant impersonation of a certain moose-hunting republican from Alaska.

It's hard to believe that one of the most recognizable faces in comedy spent several years behind the scenes, and Fey's not th...
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Conan O'Brien Releases Statement; Would Not Host 'Tonight Show' At New Time Slot

January 12th, 2010 3:45pm EST
Conan O
Conan O'Brien has released a statement detailing his thoughts on NBC's proposed time slot changes to "The Tonight Show" and a Jay Leno show before it. In it, he says "I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction," referring to a time change to 12:05. Read the full text below.

People of Earth:

In the last few days, I've been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I've been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I've been absurdly ...
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'Tonight Show' Star Ed McMahon Dies

June 23rd, 2009 8:39am EDT
Ed McMahon
Ed McMahon has passed away at the age of 86, according to KNBC. He died in Los Angeles this morning.

The former "Tonight Show" host is best known as Johnny Carson's sidekick. He was hospitalized in February with pneumonia and other illnesses, including bone cancer.

The star was also embroiled in financial difficulties. A court recently ruled that he owes Citibank $180,000 for debt incurred over four years. In addition, over the past year foreclosure proceedings began on his hilltop mansion.

See more photos of Ed here:

Image © Chris Hatcher / PR Photos
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Jay Leno Has Something Strange In Store For 'Tonight Show' Finale

May 19th, 2009 9:22am EDT
Jay Leno
Johnny Carson left "The Tonight Show" with an intimate hour reflecting on his decades as the host. Jay Leno has offered cryptic hints about the send-off he plans to give himself when he wraps The Tonight Show at the end of May.

"I have something really unusual and different planned something really out of left field that we're going to end on," Leno said. "It's something really personal and really unusual. Well, it seems unusual but it's just really different and it has to do with our show and our staff and I think it'll make people smile. It'll be interesting. I don't want to give it ...
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Who Will Rule Late Night?

April 29th, 2009 10:24am EDT
The Colbert Report
Late night will soon be up for grabs. With Jay Leno leaving the Tonight Show and moving into primetime, late night talk show hosts are going to be battling it out to have the number one show in late night. From Jimmy Kimmel to Jimmy Fallon, there will be competition amongst late night talk show hosts to attain viewers, create stronger monologues, and land A-list celebrities. But out of all of these talk show hosts, who will rule late night?

Conan O'Brien

If you didn't know already, beginning in June Conan O'Brien will be the new Tonight Show host following in the footsteps of J...
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Jimmy Fallon Begins 'Late Night'

March 2nd, 2009 10:27am EST
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon begins his duties as new host of NBC's Late Night at 12:35 AM this week. You may already have a taste for his style if you've seen any of his internet experiments. If you're participating, you may even hear your jokes in his monologue.

"I Twitter and I'm currently on Facebook," Fallon said. "I'm experimenting now how it could be interactive with our show. For instance, I went to CES [The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas] but across the street was the Adult Entertainment Expo. So I Twittered, 'Give me any double entendre jokes right now.' And I got 150 in three second...
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Pal's Say Wife Should Take Care Of Peter Falk, Not Daughter

January 31st, 2009 1:06pm EST
Peter Falk
Showbiz pals of Columbo star Peter Falk are backing his wife's fight for the right to care for the actor as he battles Alzheimer's disease.

Last month, Falk's adopted daughter, Catherine Falk, filed papers claiming her father has dementia and Alzheimer's disease and can no longer care for himself. Catherine is asking the court to name her his conservator.

But last week, Falk's second wife, Shera, fought back by filing her own court papers, insisting he should be allowed to remain at home with her. She alleges her husband of 32 years never attended Catherine's wedding and has never...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

August 22nd, 2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...
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Howard Stern Angers Dolly Parton With Parody

May 15th, 2008 12:23pm EDT
Howard Stern
Dolly Parton is furious with satellite radio shock jock Howard Stern after he broadcast what he claimed was a segment from her online audio book on his show.

The clearly-doctored audio manipulated her speaking voice to create racist and sexually vulgar comments, which Stern played to his listeners last week.

Stern and his crew joked about the audio, stating they were "shocked to hear Dolly talking like that", and the host himself called it "disgusting" - but the country star was far from amused.

The doctored tape also featured Parton apparently ridiculing Burt Reynolds, Kenn...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Films By Martin Scorsese

May 9th, 2008 9:25am EDT
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese. The name, like no other director of the modern era, is completely synonymous with quality. A trailer branded with "A film by Martin Scrosese" instantly becomes a must-see for cinephiles, no matter what clips preceded the title card.

Images of dramatic shootouts scored by classic rock and sharp-tounged dialogue of the underworld enter people's minds when they think of Scorsese. The man has changed much about the way films are made. His use of popular music inspired a generation long before MTV, and the way he made violence pop off the screen was a direct antecedent o...
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The Most Overrated & Underrated Talk Show Hosts

April 18th, 2008 9:22am EDT
Jon Stewart
In recent years, the late night talk show has given way to an avalanche of reruns and trash TV dotting the midnight landscape, making the late night chatfest in itself underrated.

Of course, there are still plenty of these shows to be found around the dial, especially on ABC, NBC and CBS (FOX apparently is still too shell-shocked from "The Chevy Chase Show" to attempt reentry into the fray). There are other spots where these shows can be found thanks to the advent of cable and satellite television leaving enough of a selection for viewers of divergent tastes to find the host they like...
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TV's Longest Running Shows Continue To Thrive

January 24th, 2008 10:16am EST
The Simpsons
With the writers' strike still in effect, TV viewers are in limbo. No one knows for sure which "bubble" shows will make it through another season. The fate of series such as "Moonlight," "Medium" and "Supernatural" is unknown. The pilot season, which usually gears up in January, is not gearing up.

While viewers wait to see when and if their favorite TV shows will return, we take a look at some of the small screen programs that have not only survived but thrived over the years. The writers' strike is just a blip on the radar for these heavy hitters.

This is a list based on fact...
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Kathy Hilton Auctions Off Celebrity Belongings

December 27th, 2007 2:47pm EST
Kathy Hilton
Paris Hilton's mother Kathy is selling off items belonging to stars like Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise in an effort to raise money for a children's charity.

Kathy Hilton has persuaded celebrities to donate their unwanted wares to an online auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which helps to grant terminally ill kids their biggest wish.

Among the lots up for sale on eBay.com include Gibson's worn and signed denim jeans, the Top Gun star's Ray-Ban sunglasses, talk-show host Johnny Carson's cufflinks, and a pair of tickets to socialite Paris' New Year's Eve celebrations at La...
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TV Land Airs Halloween Marathon Oct. 28

October 27th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Amityville Horror
TV Land goes bobbing for answers to some of entertainment's darkest mysteries on Sunday, October 28 from 7PM - 10:30PM (all times ET/PT) with a special Halloween marathon of TV Land's hit original series, "TV Land Myths and Legends."

Celebrate All Hallow's Eve with over three hours of Hollywood's most mystifying secrets and bizarre rumors. From deceased munchkins and the Poltergeist curse to haunted film sets and lifeless Bond girls, TV Land will have you on the edge of your seat.

TV Land Myths and Legends features appearances by celebrities -- many of whom had a direct connecti...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 23

October 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
Happy Birthday to actor Ryan Reynolds (1976), pitcher Al Leiter (1965), NFL quarterback Doug Flutie (1962), Spider-Man director Sam Raimi (1959), song-parodying accordian player Weird Al Yankovic (1959), "honky tonk" Country music artist Dwight Yoakam (1956), director Ang Lee (1954), Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton (1942), Brazilian soccer legend Pele(1940), pitcher Jim Bunning, and late-night talk show great Johnny Carson (1925; d. 2005).
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Music & Celebrity Snippets

March 10th, 2007 8:30am EST
Frank Sinatra
* Singing legend Frank Sinatra's debut vinyl release is up for sale on auction site eBay. Ol' Blue Eyes' rendition of "Stars In Your Eyes" was recorded in New York City in 1935, when the star was just 20. The eBay description of the record claims it was valued at $10 million in 2003.

* "Rolling With The Stones," former Rolling Stones star Bill Wyman's coffee table book about his life as the group's bassist, has sold more than 400,000 copies worldwide and has been translated into 12 different languages. The book, which features anecdotes, photos and memorabilia Wyman collected while ro...
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'Barney Miller' Star Ron Carey Dies

January 19th, 2007 3:40pm EST
Barney Miller
Actor Ron Carey died on Tuesday of complications from a stroke at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 71. Carey is best known for his roles on the sitcom Barney Miller and in Mel Brooks films.

Carey began his career as a stand-up comic on talk shows, including those hosted by Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Ed Sullivan and Johnny Carson. His most famous role was as detective-wannabe Officer Carl Levitt on "Barney Miller," which ran from 1975 to 1982 on ABC.

Carey's feature credits include Brooks' History Of The World, Part I, High Anxiety and Silent Movie. He also app...
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Brittany Murphy Had a Crush on Robin Williams

November 28th, 2006 10:03am EST
Brittany Murphy
Starring alongside Robin Williams in Happy Feet stirred up old emotions for Brittany Murphy - he was her first teenage crush. The actress confesses she lusted after the funnyman when she was 14 and he was 40.

Murphy, 29, says, "I had a crush on Robin Williams when I was younger. I was 14 and I was asked to nominate my Valentine crush when I was at school. And it was between Johnny Carson and Robin Williams - so I went for Williams because Carson was way too old for me. Robin doesn't actually know. I don't know if I will tell him. I think he is so funny. And that's a huge attraction fo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 23

October 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
Happy Birthday to actor Ryan Reynolds (1976), pitcher Al Leiter (1965), NFL quarterback Doug Flutie (1962), Spider-Man director Sam Raimi (1959), song-parodying accordian player Weird Al Yankovic (1959), "honky tonk" Country music artist Dwight Yoakam (1956), director Ang Lee (1954), Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton (1942), Brazilian soccer legend Pele(1940), pitcher Jim Bunning, and late-night talk show great Johnny Carson (1925; d. 2005).
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Wanda Sykes, Diddy Join NBC's New Year's Eve Celebrations

December 5th, 2005 10:21am EST
Diddy
As announced in September, NBC will continue its long tradition of live coverage of Times Square on New Year's Eve with "NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly, Presented by Chevrolet" on December 31. The special will be broadcast live from start to finish featuring celebrity guests and a premiere musical performance in Times Square to be announced later.

"On New Year's Eve, Times Square is the epicenter of the world -- it's the place to be and the place to watch at midnight, that is why it was so important to do this entire special live. Unlike other specials, there will be no pre-rec...
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Celebrity Birthdays, October 23

October 23rd, 2005 1:00am EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
Happy Birthday to actor Ryan Reynolds (1976), pitcher Al Leiter (1965), NFL quarterback Doug Flutie (1962), Spider-Man director Sam Raimi (1959), song-parodying accordian player Weird Al Yankovic (1959), "honky tonk" Country music artist Dwight Yoakam (1956), director Ang Lee (1954), Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton (1942), Brazilian soccer legend Pele(1940), pitcher Jim Bunning, and late-night talk show great Johnny Carson (1925; d. 2005).
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