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Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman

April 10th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
David Letterman
Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on the 'Late Show'.
The 49-year-old host, who currently fronts 'The Colbert Report', will be taking over from the 66-year-old star on the CBS show when he retires next year.
Stephen said in a statement: "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth."
Stephen hosts his Comedy Central show, whi...

Stephen Colbert Hired To Replace David Letterman On 'Late Show'

April 10th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
Stephen Colbert Hired To Replace David Letterman On 'Late Show'
It only took a week for CBS to find the right person to replace David Letterman.

Just as rumors suggested, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's Colbert Report will take over for Letterman some time in 2015 when the venerable talk show host's contract ends.

CBS made the official announcement today. CEO Les Moonves said in a statement, "Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television. David Letterman’s legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today’s announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he establis...

Lindsay Lohan weeps over Oprah praise

April 10th, 2014 6:20am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan wept as Oprah Winfrey praised her on David Letterman's show last night (04.09.14).
The 'Mean Girls' actress - whose post-rehab attempts to get her career back on track are being chronicled in documentary series 'Lindsay' on the media mogul's OWN network - initially planned to prank call her mentor, but the retiring talk show host quickly blew his own cover and had a serious chat about his famous guest instead.
Lindsay asked the audience: "I think maybe I should just call her right now. Should we call Oprah?
"I think so. Do you have a phone? Have we got a phone?"
Letterman, 66,...

Neil Patrick Harris Calls 'Late Show' Job 'An Asinine Amount Of Work'

April 8th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris hasn't turned down possibly hosting Late Show when David Letterman retires, but he doesn't sound too thrilled about the job.

Harris has been rumored to be on CBS's wish list to replace Letterman after the hose leaves the Late Show in 2015. Other names include Stephen Colbert and Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.

Harris told the New York Observer, "I’m super focused on Hedwig at the moment, so that hasn’t even been a conversation at all." The former How I Met Your Mother star is currently a Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Itch. He added, "But I’m a big fan...

CBS Might Pay Craig Ferguson $8 Million – To Not Host 'Late Show'

April 6th, 2014 10:03am EDT
Craig Ferguson
Craig Ferguson might be sending David Letterman a big retirement gift – because whether he replaces Letterman as the Late Show host or not, he’s getting paid.

The New York Daily News reports Ferguson was sly enough to add a clause in his contract that promises him a pay-out if he doesn’t get the Late Night job when Letterman retires. The number ranges anywhere from $8 million to $12 million, according to reports.

If the rumors are true, CBS is gunning to get a star from outside the network to replace Letterman. Right now, hot names include Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert and Neil Patric...

Rumor Patrol: James Franco's Viral Stunt, David Letterman's Replacement, More

April 5th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
James Franco
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

James Franco's Viral Stunt: As you have probably heard by now, Franco is embroiled in a scandal after he allegedly sent texts to a teenage girl who was visiting New York with her parents. However, many believe the whole story is a stunt to draw attention to his independent project Palo Alto, which follows a man in an relationship with a younger girl.

Verdict: False. Unfortunately for Franco, we really ...

Shining Stars And Falling Stars: David Letterman And James Franco

April 4th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Shining Stars And Falling Stars: David Letterman And James Franc
Shining Star: David Letterman - Dave has just announced that his retiring from his CBS show "Late Show With David Letterman" in 2015. The man is 66-years-old and has been a late night television staple for 33 years (including 2015). He has been quite a gem among a sea of late night hosts and will be missed.

Watch his "Late Show" announcement below:

Kudos to David Letterman for putting in such a long tenure at CBS being a great late night host. This guy is so cool that he has a guy parody him on the "Howard Stern Show" called "Evil Dave." That guy seriously does an excellent impres...

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...

David Letterman confirms plans to leave The Late Show

April 3rd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
David Letterman
U.S. late-night TV host David Letterman has confirmed he is planning to retire as the host of The Late Show in 2015.

Former R.E.M. star Mike Mills let the news slip on Thursday afternoon (03Apr14) after he had been a guest on the taping of the show, during which the 67-year-old host announced his plans to step down in a year.

Now, Letterman, who has been fronting the show for 21 years, has released his Thursday night monologue, in which he reveals he broke the news to his network boss at CBS, Les Moonves, before the taping began.

He said, "The man who (runs) this network, Leslie Moonves,...

Dsvid Letterman to retire in 2015

April 3rd, 2014 6:20pm EDT
David Letterman
David Letterman will retire next year.
The 66-year-old presenter will step down from his hosting duties on his program 'The Late Show with David Letterman', which he has fronted for 20 years, in 2015.
The beloved host announced his news to the audience during the taping of the program this afternoon (04.03.15), but it is believed CBS will release a statement prior to the show airing at 11.35pm EST today.
The news surfaced earlier today after the bassist for R.E.M. Mike Mills, who is appearing on the show this evening, took to Twitter to share the announcement.
He wrote: "Dave just annou...

Lady Gaga plays special Letterman show

April 3rd, 2014 6:20am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga marched David Letterman's audience out of the studio to watch her perform last night (04.02.14).
The 'Born this Way' hitmaker stepped onto the stage at New York's Ed Sullivan Theater while the 'Late Show' host was interviewing Bill Murray to invite the 500-strong crowd to the nearby Roseland Ballroom, where she is playing a string of concerts until it closes for good next week.
She said: "Hey, what are you guys doing tonight, 'cause I have a show across the street and if you want to come over, I'll bring you. You can see the performance. I'll bring the audience...You can come over...

Simon Helberg split from wife before proposing

February 28th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Simon Helberg
Simon Helberg broke up with his wife when he realised he wanted to marry her.
The 'Big Bang Theory' star has been married to actress-and-producer Jocelyn Towne for over six years and they're now working on a film together which will tell the story of how, when he realised he wanted to marry her, he ended the relationship instead.
He explained: "It's sort of embarrassing. It's about my wife and I and our break up before I proposed. I thought I would like to marry this girl, so first of all I'm going to systematically destroy my entire life and our relationship and lie and ruin all my friend...

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...

Kate Mara warns family about on-screen nudity

February 19th, 2014 10:20am EST
Kate Mara
Kate Mara's family don't approve of her stripping on screen.
The 30-year-old actress is currently starring in the Netflix original series 'House of Cards' alongside Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright and admits she has to warn her parents if she takes her clothes off in any of the scenes.
She said: "They [my parents] don't love it that I occasionally have to take off certain items of clothing. We sort of have an unspoken rule of, if my character on 'House of Cards' or during a photo-shoot I have to be in my underwear or something, I sort of send out a family text about it.
"'Beware of the first ...

Howard Stern missed own party

February 4th, 2014 11:10am EST
Howard Stern
Howard Stern failed to attend his own birthday party after-party.
The 60-year-old DJ headed home after his four-hour celebrations at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Friday (01.31.14), leaving his wife Beth Ostrosky and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel to host the follow-up bash at the Jazz Room at the General on the Bowery.
Guests at the afterparty included David Spade, Chris Rock, Dave Grohl, Johnny Knoxville, John Mayer and Sarah Silverman.
According the New York Post newspaper, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler was spotted looking at himself in the mirror and dancing to his own hit single 'Wa...

Ryan Philippe performs striptease

February 1st, 2014 6:20pm EST
Adam Levine
Ryan Philippe performed a striptease at Howard Stern's 60th birthday party last night (31.01.14).
The controversial radio host enjoyed a huge star studded birthday bash in New York, attended by stars including Heidi Klum, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman, and Joan Rivers, but 'The Lincoln Lawyer' actor stole the show when he took his shirt off and gave Howard's sidekick Robin Quivers a sexy lap dance.
He later tweeted: "(And I just gave robin a lap dance on stage) (sic)"
Others to perform at the party at the city's Hammerstein Ballroom include...

Steve Carell Has A New Hip After Surgery

December 20th, 2013 9:32am EST
Steve Carell
Actor Steve Carell has undergone hip replacement surgery to correct an old ice hockey injury.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin star injured himself 12 years ago while playing the sport, but was advised by a doctor to wait to have the surgery and instead treat the injury with painful twice-yearly medical shots.

He finally scheduled the operation for October, but the 51 year old refused to do any research beforehand because he was afraid he would not go through with the procedure.

Carell tells U.S. late night host David Letterman, "I thought, if I watch this (research videos), if I actually know w...

Rumor Patrol: Full-Frontal 'Fifty Shades', Julia Roberts Pregnant, More

December 14th, 2013 3:03pm EST
Fifty Shades of Grey
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Full-Frontal Nudity In Fifty Shades of Grey: We knew the film adaptation of Fifty Shades would be steamy - but now rumors are saying stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson could be completely naked in scenes of the erotic film.

Verdict: Leaning True. While it has not been confirmed, there are several hints the film is headed that way. For example, producer Dana Brunetti said in a recent interview there ...

Selena Gomez Sizzles In A Crop Top And Double-Slit Skirt For Her Appearance On 'The Late Show'

October 18th, 2013 5:12am EDT
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez paid a visit to David Letterman's show at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City Thursday evening, looking better than ever.

The "Come And Get It" singer bared her belly in a Navy blue crop-top paired with a Navy blue double-slit skirt showing off her sexy legs.

Selena broke down on stage during her0 concert in Brooklyn Wednesday night because for some reason she wasn't allowed to take photos with her fans after the show for her Instagram page, something she does at every stop.

The 21-year-old teared up during her song "Love Will Remember", which is reportedly about ex-boy...

Bill Murray Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of 'The Late Show' Dressed As Liberace

August 30th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
The Late Show With David Letterman
Bill Murray, who was the very first guest on "The Late Show With David Letterman" in 1993, celebrated the show's 20th anniversary by exiting a vintage car on stage and dressing up as Liberace.

It was the 26th appearance for the actor.

Murray made a grand entrance in a white vintage Rolls-Royce. He wore a flamboyant cape, carried a white toy poodle, and donned Liberace's signature hairstyle. He was escorted out of the vehicle by a young, blonde man wearing a gold and white chauffeur uniform.

"Wow.  Delightful...I didn't know you had a dog," Letterman commented.

"I had to get something th...

Bill Murray pays anniversary visit to Letterman dressed as Liberace

August 29th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Bill Murray
Bill Murray made his 26th appearance on David Letterman's late-night show extra special by dressing up as Liberace and exiting a white luxury car as part of his hilarious entrance.

The fun-loving movie star, who was Letterman's first-ever guest on The Late Show, returned to the programme on Thursday (29Aug13) to tape his appearance on the host's 20th anniversary episode, and he had a big surprise in store for fans.

Murray's car was pushed onto the studio stage by white-suited assistants and the Lost in Translation star stepped out wearing a replica flamboyant Liberace outfit and carrying ...

Tina Fey on the hunt for thief who stole her jokes

August 22nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Tina Fey
Comedienne Tina Fey is on the hunt for her stolen jokes after a thief nabbed a computer from her new Manhattan, New York office.

The 30 Rock star suspects a shady removal man grabbed items as she signed for a furniture shipment, and now she's determined to play detective and get back the gags she had stored on the hard drive.

In a recent interview with TV talk show host David Letterman, Fey said, "We have this small office... and some guys moved some stuff into the office... and then we ordered some more stuff and they came back and... they were like, 'You've gotta come down to sign the t...

Lindsay Lohan Talks About Upcoming Rehab Stint, Tears Up On David Letterman

April 10th, 2013 12:26pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan on Letterman
Lindsay Lohan's excuse for skipping a court deposition in Los Angeles? She was busy making an appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" in New York City.

The actress, who recently returned from a promotional trip to Brazil, decided to show up for the talk show instead of deal with photographer Grigor Balyan, who claims he was hospitalized in 2010 after Lohan hit him with her car outside a nightclub.

In her first TV interview since November, Lohan promoted her guest spot on Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" and opened up to Letterman about her upcoming stint in rehab. She must be...

David Letterman Banned 'Spring Breakers' Director From 'Late Show'

March 27th, 2013 2:07pm EDT
Spring Breakers
David Letterman hasn't banned many people from appearing on his talk show, but that's what he was forced to do when he witnessed what Spring Breakers' director Harmony Korine was doing backstage.

While talking to Spring Breakers star James Franco, the actor revealed that Korine had been on the show to promote his previous works and was listed for a fourth appearance, only to be bumped from the show. Franco had heard that Korine "pushed" Meryl Streep backstage and was kicked off the show.

"Harmony is a very sane guy now -- a great artist and great person to work with. But I think he had a ...

Selena Gomez And David Letterman Made Justin Bieber Cry

March 19th, 2013 10:59am EDT
Selena Gomez on Letterman
Selena Gomez got in a couple of jabs aimed at ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber during her visit to the Late Show With David Letterman on Monday night. The actress was in the Big Apple promoting her new film Spring Breakers.

"Wow, that's almost an outfit you're wearing," Letterman said when Selena, wearing a very short skirt and showing plenty of leg, sat down for her interview.

The two discussed her new film's director, Harmony Korine; and Dave brought up one of his past appearances, saying there was "something wacky" about him. Selena said her mom was a big fan of the director and encouraged h...

Bill Murray Gets Kidnapped and Tazed Before His 'Late Show' Appearance

December 7th, 2012 11:55am EST
Bill Murray
Bill Murray was blindfolded and bundled into the back of a van with his hands tied behind his back as part of a phony kidnapping for David Letterman's talk show this week.

The Ghostbusters star staged a dramatic entrance for his appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday and was seen being pulled from the trunk of an SUV by two burly men as part of the opening sequence.

Murray's hands were untied and a black bag was removed from over his head before he was dragged to the TV studio entrance, sobbing and begging his captors, "Please don't kill me!" He was then hit with a...

The Show Must Go On: Jimmy Fallon And David Letterman Still Air Shows Despite Hurricane Sandy

October 30th, 2012 11:41am EDT
Jimmy Fallon
Late night talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman weren't going to let a little thing like Hurricane Sandy get in their way Monday evening, as both hosts aired their shows with skeleton crews and without studio audiences.

Like the United States Postal Service the two comedians refused to let weather stop them and they provided the much needed comic relief from the superstorm -- for those who still had power, that is.

Fallon began his show by stepping outside his Rockefeller Center studio in Manhattan to show the nearly empty streets and explain that the show would go on despite ...

Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin And David Letterman To Receive Kennedy Center Honors

September 12th, 2012 4:01pm EDT
Dustin Hoffman
Honors will be given out to Dustin Hoffman, Led Zeppelin, David Letterman, blues legend Buddy Guy and Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova, for their cultural contributions to the arts at this year's Kennedy Center Awards in Washington, D.C.

A formal State Department dinner and ceremony will take place December 1, where the recipients will receive their medals. Following will be a White House reception on December 2, with a performance given at the Kennedy Center - which will air on CBS December 26, at 9pm EST. A nice day after Christmas gift, don't you think!

The group will join a long lis...

ABC Moves Jimmy Kimmel's Timeslot To Take On Jay Leno And David Letterman

August 21st, 2012 5:07pm EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
While Jay Leno deals with layoffs and pay cuts, Jimmy Kimmel will be moving up a half hour to compete against the stars of late night. ABC has moved the comedian's popular Jimmy Kimmel Live program up from 12 AM to 11:30 PM.

The new timeslot will have Kimmel up against NBC's Jay Leno and CBS' David Lettermen. Cable late night shows, which do not have to wait for local news broadcasts, start at 11 - and include stalwarts like Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart.

The popularity of the internet and cable has cut deep into late night shows, which were once huge money makers for networks. Stars pu...

'Game Of Thrones' Wins Big At TCA Awards

July 30th, 2012 8:53am EDT
Game of Thrones
While many people were watching Olympics coverage, there was another notable happening in the television industry over the weekend.

"Game Of Thrones" won the coveted Program of the Year prize at the 2012 Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Other big show winners included "Breaking Bad" and "Downton Abbey." "Homeland" actress Claire Danes and comedian Louis C.K. won the top acting awards.

David Letterman was honored with the Career Achievement Award, and the TCA paid homage to "Cheers" by presenting the beloved series with the Heritage Award.

The winne...

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