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Rumor Patrol: Neil Patrick Harris Turned Down 'Late Show,' Selena Gomez Pregnant, More

May 17th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Neil Patrick Harris Turned Down 'Late Show,' Selen
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.

Neil Patrick Harris Offered Late Show: Did CBS want to stay in-house for David Letterman's replacement? There were several rumors they gunned for How I Met Your Mother star before ultimately getting Stephen Colbert. So did Harris turn them down, or was Colbert their #1 choice?

Verdict: Harris turned them down. He told Howard Stern, "Yes, I was in conversation with them (Moonves and CBS TV President Nin...
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Neil Patrick Harris Calls 'Late Show' Job 'An Asinine Amount Of Work'

April 8th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
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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...
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CBS Might Pay Craig Ferguson $8 Million – To Not Host 'Late Show'

April 6th, 2014 10:03am EDT
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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...
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Bill Murray Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of 'The Late Show' Dressed As Liberace

August 30th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
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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...
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Selena Gomez And David Letterman Made Justin Bieber Cry

March 19th, 2013 10:59am EDT
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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...
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Dustin Hoffman Pretends To Kiss One Direction's Niall Horan On David Letterman (Video)

December 10th, 2012 11:11am EST
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Dustin Hoffman pretended to passionately kiss One Direction star Niall Horan on the "Late Show With David Letterrman" on Friday.

When 1D took the stage, Hoffman, who was also a guest, also appeared. As the band of five squeezed onto the couch, the actor sat on the arm of the sofa and put his arm around Horan before nearly knocking him over with a pretend smooch.

Hoffman was heard saying, "I'll kiss you on the mouth, ready?" before covering Niall's mouth with his hand and pretending to make out with the star. The audience went crazy over the stunt.

The actor left the stage immediately aft...
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The Show Must Go On: Jimmy Fallon And David Letterman Still Air Shows Despite Hurricane Sandy

October 30th, 2012 11:41am EDT
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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 ...
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Did David Letterman Give Away The Ending Of 'The Dark Knight Rises'?

July 14th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
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Anne Hathaway was the main guest on Thursday night's episode of the Late Show With David Letterman; appearing in support of her latest film, The Dark Knight Rises.

During her interview, host David Letterman revealed that he's already seen the movie - and his comments on the final installment in director Christopher Nolan's trilogy may have spoiled the ending!

Letterman told Hathaway that he was "amazed at how quickly" the two-and-a-half hour film goes by.

"What a deal this thing is," he says. "I'll tell you in all honesty. I went to the movie, and it's two hours and forty-five minutes. S...
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Steal Jennifer Lawrence's Little Black Dress

March 22nd, 2012 12:55pm EDT
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Actress and star of "The Hunger Games" Jennifer Lawrence was runway ready as she wore designer RAOUL to the "Late Show with David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on March 20th in New York City.

This RAOUL Diamond Dress from the line's Pre-Fall 2012 Collection is a little black dress every girl should have hanging in their closet. Plus, her shoes couldn't be more of a perfect match.

Bravo Jennifer!
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Kristin Chenoweth Opens Up To Letterman About Her Infected, Swollen Eyes (Video)

February 25th, 2012 6:00pm EST
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth has been left with red, swollen eyes after suffering an allergic reaction to the glue used for eyelash extensions.

The star underwent the botched beauty treatment for permanent lash extensions earlier this week, but she has now taken to wearing sunglasses everywhere she goes and she was forced to explain her new accessory while appearing on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Thursday.

She said, "Something bad is happening. I've got eyelash extensions... Here's the problem - the glue has formaldehyde in it and I'm allergic...! I swelled up and I'm sneezing... It look...
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Lana Del Rey Redeems Her Bad 'Saturday Night Live' Performance On Letterman, Then Gets Roasted On 'SNL' (Watch Videos)

February 5th, 2012 10:15am EST
Lana Del Rey
Up-and-coming singer Lana Del Rey has been receiving lots of negative press lately after her performance on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago; and reviews of her debut album, "Born To Die," have been less than spectacular. (There've been some good ones too).

The singer changed all that last Thursday night with her appearance on Late Show With David Letterman with a haunting performance of her hit song "Video Games."

But then again, SNL picked on Lana (or did they defend her?) in a 'Weekend Update' skit last night, with Kristen Wiig mimicking the singer and explaining her performance.

I...
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Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

November 18th, 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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Jennifer Esposito Says Her Muffins 'Are So Good'

October 28th, 2011 8:57am EDT
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Jennifer Esposito is opening a gluten-free bakery in New York City.

The actress, who was diagnosed with autoimmune condition celiac disease in 2009 - and is therefore limited in what she can eat, is hoping to help others manage their dietary needs, while still indulging in a special treat.

Appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday, she told the host, "I was diagnosed with celiac disease a couple years ago and I just have a very bigger message to send out to the world. I've been testing a lot of products...

"I wish I would have brought you some of my muffins. They are...
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Poppy Montgomery Looks 'Unforgettable' At David Letterman Taping

September 27th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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We snapped a photo of Poppy Montgomery outside the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York City yesterday. The TV star wore a one-shouldered skin tight dress.

Poppy stars in CBS' new series "Unforgettable" as a former cop named Carrie who has the uncanny ability to remember nearly everything that's ever happened to her. But she's unable to find out how her sister died when they were children.

In tonight's new episode (10/9 central), a young boy witnesses a murder, and Carrie must put aside the memories of her sister's death to help him lead the police to the killer.

What do you thin...
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Ryan Gosling Lived In Yogi Bear Trailer Park Before He Got Famous

July 15th, 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...
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What Celebrities Would Be 'Horrible Bosses'?

July 8th, 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...
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Fashion Fails Of The Week: Justin Bieber, Kirsten Dunst & More

May 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
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We've been so busy high-fiving Justin Bieber for his PDA with sexy starlet Selena Gomez and his Billboard Music Awards trophies that we forgot to mention his gaudy, gold lame jacket. Well, we just remembered.

Then there's Lady Gaga, who made an appearance on David Letterman in just her underpants. Just say no!

Kirsten Dunst should have left her see-through Little Mermaid frock at home at the Cannes Film Festival. Like Lars Von Trier, it should have been banned.

Check it out in the video below!
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Lady Gaga Eats David Letterman's Script (Watch It!)

May 24th, 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...
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Eva Longoria Has Wardrobe Malfunction On Letterman (Video)

April 7th, 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...
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Selena Gomez Rocks Lace Corset-Like Top On 'Late Show'

March 15th, 2011 11:00am EDT
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We spotted Selena Gomez outside of the Ed Sullivan Theatre after taping an appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" yesterday.

Selena just debuted her new music video "Who Says." Meanwhile, her boyfriend Justin Bieber released his own video for "That Should Be Me" last week.

Bieber recently spoke out about the romance and revealed what he likes about the singer/actress.

He told Britain's The People, "She's hot. Of course every guy likes the girl to be hot, which Selena is. But I like to mess around and pull jokes on people so I like to be around people who make me laugh and ...
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Vanessa Hudgens Explains Butterfly Tattoo

March 6th, 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...
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Lindsay Lohan Not Doing Top Ten on 'David Letterman'

February 16th, 2011 3:44pm EST
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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...
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David Letterman Takes Drugs To Battle Depression

February 6th, 2011 12:00pm EST
David Letterman
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...
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Video: Justin Bieber's Top 10 Reasons Why It's Fun to Be Justin Bieber

February 5th, 2011 9:37am EST
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Justin Bieber dropped by Friday's taping of The Late Show With David Letterman to tell us "Top 10 Reasons It's Fun to Be Justin Bieber."

Justin Bieber, Ty Burrell and Zachary Levi hoop it up for NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

We'll only ruin No: 5: "At the barber show, I can say, 'Give me the me.'"

Check out the sneak peek of the teen heartthrob's appearance. Bonus: There's a Bieber drum solo! ...

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Keri Hilson Is Happy To See You

January 8th, 2011 12:45pm EST
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Like Lady Gaga and 50 Cent, Keri Hilson got into the spirit of promotion at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

Keri launched the "Muve Music Mobile Unit" at Cricket Wireless in Las Vegas on January 6 looking quite happy (the t-shirt aside). This is a much different look than the one she sported on the "Late Show with David Letterman" earlier this week.

Hilson is busy promoting her sophomore album, called "No Boys Allowed," which dropped Dec. 21.

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Fashion Fail: Keri Hilson's Blonde Wig & Feathered Dress

January 5th, 2011 4:00pm EST
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Keri Hilson showed up to the "Late Show with David Letterman" yesterday looking quite unlike herself in a blonde wig. What do you think of her over-the-top white feathered gown and blonde locks?

Hilson is busy promoting her sophomore album, called "No Boys Allowed," which dropped Dec. 21.

She collaborated on the album with stars such as Chris Brown, Kanye West, Ne-Yo and John Legend.

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Guess The Celebrity Booty

December 22nd, 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!
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The Celebrity Election Results Are In! (Video)

November 3rd, 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...
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Hot Legs: Hilary Swank Promotes 'Conviction' On Letterman

October 14th, 2010 9:00pm EDT
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Hilary Swank showed a little leg as she arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City for a guest appearance on "The Late show with David Letterman" Wednesday afternoon to promote her new film, "Conviction."

The star has come under fire over the film recently, as the family of a real-life murder victim has called for a meeting with the actress, so she can explain why the family was never consulted about the movie.

Members of Katharina Brow's family are upset about the film, which chronicles Kenneth Waters' battle for justice after he was convicted of her murder and placed on Death R...
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Jessica Alba Is The Reason For The Recent Heat Wave

August 31st, 2010 12:13pm EDT
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Jessica Alba posed for photographers outside the Ed Sullivan Theater prior to appearing on the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Monday. She looked cute as a button in a frilly blue doll-like dress and velvet platform heels.

When recently asked what her daughter would think of her kicking butt in her new film "Machete," she told E! Online, "She won't know until she's 18. Or I don't want to know what she thinks until she's 18."

She added that her toddler Honor came to the set of "Machete" but wasn't allowed to watch any explosions or gun scenes.

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