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Conan O'Brien Talks Jay Leno With David Letterman

5/18/2012 11:07am EDT
It was obvious that the topic of Jay Leno would come up when Conan O'Brien stopped by David Letterman's late night show - since Leno had a part in pushing them both off of NBC.

Leno famously received Johnny Carson's time slot when the legend retired, causing Letterman to leave for CBS. A few years ago, Leno stepped down and let Conan take his show - only for Leno to un-retire and take it back. An angry Conan went on a national tour before being signed to TBS.

However, when the topic was brought up, Conan said, "I feel terrific, I really do... I'm very lucky to get to go on television and ...

Don Rickles To Be Honored At 2012 Comedy Awards

4/3/2012 4:20pm EDT
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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, "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 ...

Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

11/18/2011 11:28am EST
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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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Taylor Lautner Shark Dives Down Under

9/22/2011 2:10pm EDT
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Twilight star Taylor Lautner conquered his worst fears recently and swam with sharks in Australia.

The actor, who was Down Under promoting his latest action film Abduction, fuelled his desire for adventure and headed to a nearby aquarium to swim, cage-free, with sharks.

He says, "Usually, when we travel, we only get to see, like, the inside of hotel rooms and I wanted to make it a point to do something exciting. And I'm terrified of sharks, so I said, 'Let's go shark diving.'"

Proudly displaying photos of himself underwater in a scuba suit with the fierce fish during an appearance on ...

David Letterman Back At Work After Terrorist Death Threat

8/22/2011 8:55pm EDT
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Talk show host David Letterman has returned to work a week after a threat against his life was posted on a terrorist website.

The Late Show host was back behind his desk on Monday following a two-week vacation, during which a man named Umar al-Basrawi urged fellow Muslims to "cut the tongue of this lowly Jew and shut it forever" after Letterman poked fun at accused terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri, who was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan in June.

The threat against the TV personality, who is not Jewish, was made on Shumukh-al-Islam - a popular Internet destination for radical Mu...

David Letterman Targeted By Al Qaeda Over Terrorist Jokes

8/17/2011 7:59pm EDT
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Late night talk show host David Letterman has become the target of a terrorist death threat.

A website frequently used by members of terrorist group Al-Qaeda has posted an assassination threat against The Late Show host.

Muslims have been urged to kill the late-night presenter for making jokes about the death of accused terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri, who was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan in June.

Umar al-Basrawi, the man who first posted the threat, wrote: "Is there not amongst you a (terrorist) Sayyid Nosair al-Masri (may Allah release him) to cut the tongue of this lowly...

Ashton Kutcher Is Highest Paid TV Actor, Will Make More Than 'Two And A Half Men' Costar Jon Cryer

8/11/2011 2:04pm EDT
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Ashton Kutcher has joined Hugh Laurie as the highest paid actor on TV in America, according to a new magazine study.

Both stars will earn $700,000-per-episode for Two And A Half Men and House, respectively, when the two high-rated shows return to TV next month, but Kutcher also reportedly has a deal in place, where he'll profit further if his sitcom is a hit.

Kutcher is replacing fired Charlie Sheen on Two and a Half Men.

However, both actors' 2011/2012 TV salaries won't match Simon Cowell's package when he kicks off his new X Factor show - the study, carried out by TV Guide magazine, su...

Ryan Gosling Lived In Yogi Bear Trailer Park Before He Got Famous

7/15/2011 9:10am EDT
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Ryan Gosling saved cash at the start of his career by moving into a trailer park.

The star made his acting debut when he was just 12 on Disney's variety show "The Mickey Mouse Club" alongside Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera.

But far from enjoying the lap of luxury, Gosling was actually living in a cramped mobile home near the series' Orlando, Florida, set.

Gosling tells talk show host David Letterman, "All the girls in my class were auditioning (for The Mickey Mouse Club), so I did too. Somehow I got on. I went (to Orlando) with my mom and we moved into a trailer...

David Letterman's Studio Burglarized Again

7/14/2011 3:08pm EDT
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David Letterman's The Late Show home at Broadway's Ed Sullivan Theater has been burglarized for the second time in a week.

James Whittemore, a struggling actor, was taken into custody on Sunday for allegedly breaking and entering the famed New York City studio, where the Beatles made their historic U.S. TV debut.

And, in the early hours of Thursday, a second intruder was arrested after he gained access to the venue's lobby by hurling a newspaper stand through the front door and causing $1,500 worth of damages.

Aspiring musician Alvin Moore, 42, was apprehended by a security guard and ...

What Celebrities Would Be 'Horrible Bosses'?

7/8/2011 10:30am EDT
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“Horrible Bosses,” a black comedy starring funnymen Jason Bateman, Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Jason Sudeikis, is about three friends who conspire to kill each other’s torturous bosses. Although it doesn’t premiere in theaters until July 8, I have already heard buzz about the film’s epic hilarity from people who have attended early screenings. In honor of the movie's release (that also boasts the comedic stylings of Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey, a brunette Jennifer Aniston and a beer-bellied, balding Colin Farrell), I’m using my powers of imagination for good and ex...

Our Favorite Celebrity Feuds

5/31/2011 12:00pm EDT
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Recently, it was reported that "The Situation" and Ronnie got into a major fist-fight while shooting the fourth season of the "Jersey Shore" in Italy. The two have long been frienemies and it looks like the tension between them finally reached a boiling point. The Sitch and Ronnie's feud is one of many celebrity feuds in Hollywood that have escalated. Here are some other celebrity conflicts and rivalries that have involved trash-talking, backstabbing, and at the same time, provided us with pure entertainment.

Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been invol...

Lady Gaga Makes Time To Sign Copies Of New Album 'Born This Way' For Fans In NYC (Pics)

5/24/2011 9:46pm EDT
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Lady Gaga made an in-store appearance to promote her new album "Born This Way" at Best Buy in New York City on Monday wearing a barely-there black leather & gold chain outfit with fishnets and black thigh-highs and a pair of her trademark heel-less high heel black lace-up stripper boots.

Gaga's schedule has been packed full with promoting the new disc in NYC for the last few days, beginning with an appearance as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and shooting funny new spoof music video "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" with Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg for the show.

"Justin's so coo...

Lady Gaga Eats David Letterman's Script (Watch It!)

5/24/2011 10:30am EDT
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Lady Gaga shocked TV viewers during an appearance on David Letterman's talk show this week by snatching the host's script and eating in front of him.

The pop superstar appeared on the Late Show on Monday night to promote her new album, "Born This Way," and she talked to the presenter about her wacky stage antics.

Letterman grilled Gaga about the egg prop she has used to make an entrance at events, asking her, "Tell me about the egg. How much time do you spend in it? Oh, is it tough to get insurance?"

She replied, "Well, no, because for me, it's a place where I can meditate and experience...

Eva Longoria Has Wardrobe Malfunction On Letterman (Video)

4/7/2011 1:30pm EDT
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Eva Longoria had a close call with her suit jacket on Wednesday night's Late Show With David Letterman when an undone button gave the host a little something extra to check out before informing her of the fashion mishap.

The Desperate Housewives star, sporting an insanely sexy outfit of super-short black hotpants and a black jacket with nothing underneath, was on the show to promote her new cookbook, Eva's Kitchen, which includes 100 of her favorite recipes.

After Letterman told Eva she looked "temendous," she answered, "I wore a tuxedo for you."

"I guess you did... Or part of one," he j...

Olivia Munn Was At The First Ever Comedy Awards (Spoiler Alert: Pics & Full List Of Winners)

3/27/2011 6:00pm EDT
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Olivia Munn looked stunning in a strapless blue dress at Comedy Central's first ever Comedy Awards, which were a big hit on Saturday night. But the event wasn't live - it was only a taping. The show doesn't air until Sunday, April 10, but you can check out pics of some of the stars who were there and see the full list of winners right here.

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and David Letterman were among those laughing as they were honored for their achievements during the night's ceremony.

Fey won the Best Comedy Actress In A Film for her role in Date Night, while the 30 Rock creator's TV co-star B...

Selena Gomez Says She Feels 'Hurt' By Justin Bieber Fans

3/15/2011 2:24pm EDT
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Selena Gomez struggles to deal with bitter comments about her relationship with Justin Bieber, insisting she feels "hurt" when the pop star's fans rant about her online.

The singer/actress has been linked to the Baby hit-maker since last year and gossip about a romance between the teen stars went into overdrive when they were photographed enjoyed a New Year's break in the Caribbean together.

Gomez often finds herself the target of scathing remarks from Bieber's jealous fans, and she can't help but feel bad when she reads their nasty words online.

She tells TV host David Letterman, "It...

Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Two Years On Late Night: My Parents Are Now Addicted To Red Bull!

3/13/2011 2:22pm EDT
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Two years and 406 episodes later, Jimmy Fallon has just one complaint about the success of Late Night: His parents now crave Red Bull.

"I wish my parents would DVR my show or Tivo it. They're staying up too late," Fallon told Apparently, mom and dad watch the show live every night at 12:37 a.m. "They're becoming night owls. They're opening up a night club now. They're addicted to Red Bull. I'm afraid for their health."

But aside from his parents' sleep deprivation, Fallon had little to complain about at Friday's PaleyFest panel celebrating his two-year anniversary. "It's gone...

Vanessa Hudgens Explains Butterfly Tattoo

3/6/2011 5:17pm EST
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Vanessa Hudgens has explained the personal reasons behind her first tattoo and revealed she feels like a "badass" for going under the needle.

The former High School Musical star headed to a tattoo parlor in New York last month and left with a large butterfly inked on the back of her neck.

The actress has now opened up about her first piece of body art during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, insisting the butterfly comes from a story her mother told her.

She says, "A butterfly landed on my mom's stomach a week before I was born and that's how I got my name, because Van...

'Bruno' Lawsuit Transferred To NYC

3/3/2011 11:19am EST
Sacha Baron Cohen's ongoing legal battle with a Palestinian grocer featured in his Bruno movie has been moved to a New York City court.

Ayman Abu Aita filed a defamation lawsuit against funnyman Baron Cohen, David Letterman and others in a Manhattan court on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

He previously lodged the $110 million complaint in Washington, D.C.'s Superior Court after a caption in the controversial 2009 film described him as "Terrorist group leader, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade."

TV host David Letterman was included in the suit after airing the clip on his talk show....

A 'Red Faced' David Letterman Apologizes To Lindsay Lohan

2/17/2011 9:31am EST
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David Letterman has apologized to Lindsay Lohan after he mistakenly announced she would be appearing in a segment poking fun at herself on his talk show.

Chiefs at American network CBS sent out a release on Tuesday, stating the troubled actress would be reading the nightly Top Ten list on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday via satellite from her home in California.

However, the Mean Girls star claimed she had not agreed to appear on the program and it was later discovered her estranged father Michael made the call to book the 24 year old on the show.

Letterman admits he was l...

Lindsay Lohan Not Doing Top Ten on 'David Letterman'

2/16/2011 3:44pm EST
TV network bosses at CBS in America have confessed they were conned into believing Lindsay Lohan would be poking fun at herself on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday.

The TV chiefs sent out a release late on Tuesday, stating that the troubled actress would be reading the nightly Top Ten list on the show via satellite from her home in California.

They have since discovered the booking was made by someone who had no authority to call CBS.

A statement from the network on Wednesday reads, "We made a mistake. Someone purporting to be a friend of Lindsay's reached out to the show y...

David Letterman Takes Drugs To Battle Depression

2/6/2011 12:00pm EST
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Beloved late-night chat show host David Letterman has confessed he takes medication to battle depression in a heart to heart TV chat about his life-saving heart surgery.

The TV personality joined comic Robin Williams and former President Bill Clinton to talk about his second chance at life as part of a Barbara Walters news special, which aired on Friday.

The "Late Show" host Letterman underwent emergency heart surgery in 2000 and chatted candidly with Walters about his feelings of joy following the operation.

But they didn't last long.

During the chat, Letterman stated, "Depression is a...

Justin Bieber Says He Isn't A Manufactured Pop Star

2/1/2011 11:55am EST
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Justin Bieber has dismissed allegations his rise to fame was manipulated by music industry bosses, insisting he is not a manufactured pop star.

The 16 year old shot to stardom in 2009 after he was reportedly discovered by music bosses who spotted homemade footage of his singing posted on YouTube.

The hitmaker has gained legions of loyal fans since he exploded on to the music scene, but he's also faced claims his career was carefully constructed by executives at his record label. However, the singer is adamant his success is down to his own hard work and determination.

In an interview wit...

Steven Tyler Snorted Sleeping Pills Before Stage Fall

1/19/2011 12:28pm EST
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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has blamed his addiction to prescription pills for his devastating stage fall in South Dakota in 2009 - revealing he was snorting sleeping pills at the time.

The singer stunned fans during a performance at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally when he fell off the stage and broke his shoulder, forcing the rockers to cancel the remainder of their North American tour.

Tyler previously put the accident down to a mis-timed dance move, but he's now come clean about the real reason behind the incident.

He tells talk show host David Letterman, "I guess it's not any new...

Howard Stern Calls Jay Leno A 'Crook'

1/18/2011 1:45pm EST
American shock jock Howard Stern has launched a scathing verbal attack on TV host Jay Leno, calling the funnyman "a crook" and accusing him of stealing jokes.

The foul-mouthed radio personality launched into a rant about The Tonight Show host during an interview with British newsman Piers Morgan on his new CNN talk show.

Stern insists Leno is not as good as rival TV star David Letterman, and claims the comedian relies on others to provide his gags.

He tells Morgan, "Jay is insane. And Jay is a crook. And the world knows exactly what he's up to. He steals a tremendous amount of material. ...

Guess The Celebrity Booty

12/22/2010 7:15pm EST
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Hint: she's on a very popular ABC comedy. We spotted the actress leaving the Ed Sullivan Theatre after making an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman."

This feisty Columbian star is in talks to sign an $8 million deal with retail giant Kmart. She is reportedly being courted by store bosses to front its next advertising campaign, according to the New York Post's Page Six gossip column.

Click page 2 to see who it is!

It's "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara!

Natalie Portman 'Dislocated Rib' On 'Black Swan' Set

11/23/2010 11:29am EST
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was left in agony after she "dislocated a rib" on the set of new movie Black Swan - because producers couldn't afford an on-site medic.

The 29-year-old actress, who plays a ballerina in the Darren Aronofsky film, spent up to eight hours a day in dance training to make her portrayal believable. Portman appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night, revealing the sidesplitting pain she suffered after a lift went wrong.

She said, "I injured a rib, I like dislocated a rib, it sort of went under another one, when you get lifted it just sort of went under."


Nicki Minaj & Her Booty Appear On David Letterman (Photos)

11/19/2010 8:00pm EST
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Nicki Minaj greeted fans and posed for the cameras after appearing on the "The David Letterman Show" on Thursday.

The 26-year-old rapper is celebrating the launch of her eagerly awaited new album "Pink Friday," which was released today.

Minaj never expected to land a duet with Eminem for her debut album and was thrilled when he accepted. She told MTV, "Even right now, I'm in shock... The real Slim Shady! It was the most fun song on Pink Friday. It gave me life."

See more photos of Nicki here!

Cher Enthusiastic To Perform For Younger Fans

11/12/2010 1:55pm EST
Pop superstar Cher is eager to wrap up her Las Vegas residency and head back out on the road - because she's not convinced the "old" audience members at her Sin City shows are true fans. The Believe singer has been a regular fixture at the Caesars Palace hotel and casino's Colosseum theatre since signing a three-year deal with venue bosses in 2008.

However, she will bring the curtain down for good on the show spectacular after playing the last leg of concerts in January. Cher reveals the crowds at her Colosseum concerts are mostly made up of more mature music listeners and looking out in...

The Celebrity Election Results Are In! (Video)

11/3/2010 4:00pm EDT
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In honor of yesterday's elections, we have some special celebrity results coming in. This year's candidates were vying for: Most Consistent Troublemaker, Best Celine Dion Fill-in, and Worst Excuse for an Outfit. Watch the video below to see these "winners" in action.

Most Consistent Troublemaker: Charlie Sheen made this a one-man race with a late push that including a busted-up hotel room, an adult film star date, and a divorce that started after some pretty nasty threats.

Best Celine Dion Fill-in: Will Ferrell won this election after coming out of nowhere. However, after seeing his gr...