by Tyler Johnson at

As he announced on last night's Late Show, David Letterman is retiring in 2015 which gives CBS execs just a few months to secure a replacement for the beloved host. No mean feat, given the high stakes in the late night ratings battle and giant shoes Dave's successor will need to fill.

Who Will Replace David Letterman?
Jon Stewart hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.
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1. Jon Stewart Image

Jon Stewart hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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2. Stephen Colbert Image

Stephen Colbert is host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on The Late Show.


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3. Jay Leno Image

Jay Leno is the former host of The Tonight Show. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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4. Craig Ferguson Image

Craig Ferguson hosts the Late Late Show. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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5. Conan O'Brien Image

Conan O'Brien is the host of his own talk show on TBS. Some believe the comedian is a contender to replace David Letterman on CBS' The Late Show.


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6. Chelsea Handler Image

Chelsea Handler smiles here for the camera. Do you like her sometimes offensive humor?


Tina Fey Photograph

7. Tina Fey Photograph

Tina Fey really might be the funniest woman alive. Don't you agree, THG readers?


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8. Louis CK Photo

Louis CK is one hilarious dude. Guy does not mince words.


Jerry Seinfeld and Wife

9. Jerry Seinfeld and Wife

Jerry and Jessica Seinfeld are seen here at the 2010 Vanity Fair party. It's held annually, following the Academy Awards.


Kevin Hart Photograph

10. Kevin Hart Photograph

Kevin Hart was arrested for DUI in April 2013. But at least he quickly apologized soon afterward.


Neil Patrick Harris at the Emmys

11. Neil Patrick Harris at the Emmys

Neil Patrick Harris was in charge of the 2013 Emmy Awards. How do you think he did as host?


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12. Jimmy Kimmel Live Pic

Jimmy Kimmel is moving up to the big time. His talk show moves to 11:35 p.m. in January 2012.


Photo of Andy Cohen

13. Photo of Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen smiles for the camera here. The Watch What Happens live host has become a major TV personality.


So who should the network choose to fill such an important role? Well, the race is wide open with several late night hosts up for contact renewal within the next year. Check out the gallery above for some of the frontrunners.

Big names like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert may find themselves competing with lesser-known basic cable stalwarts like Bravo's Andy Cohen.

Dark horse candidates like Chelsea Handler could bring an all new audience to the CBS late night lineup, but the network execs (typically not adventurous types) may choose to play it safe by promoting Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson.

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by Hilton Hater at

Video of Louis C.K. inadvertently mocking Bradley Cooper has gone viral.

In 2009, the comedian was talking about Inside the Actor's Studio and how some acting students in the crowd ask really famous actors how to have their kind of career.

Said C.K. of when an aspiring star asks an A-lister how he or she can "reach [their level]," the FX actor joked:

"You just want to say, 'that's it. You never will be famous. You'll never be famous. There's no way you asked Sean Penn a question and then you're gonna be huge.'"

Except.... Bradley Cooper did ask a question of Sean Penn on Inside the Actor's Studio way back in the day. And he's doing okay for himself, wouldn't you say?

Fortunately, as the following video depicts, Cooper got his revenge in American Hustle:

Louis C.K. Cracks Us Up
Louis C.K. sort of slams Bradley Cooper in this video. But watch how the actor gets his revenge.
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Louis C.K. Accidentally Disses Bradley Cooper

1. Louis C.K. Accidentally Disses Bradley Cooper

Louis C.K. sort of slams Bradley Cooper in this video. But watch how the actor gets his revenge.


Louis C.K. Fragrance Spoof: Hilarious!

2. Louis C.K. Fragrance Spoof: Hilarious!

Thank you, Internet. Check out the parody of a perfume ad, featuring Louis C.K.


Louis C.K. on Conan

3. Louis C.K. on Conan

Louis C.K. absolutely cracks us up on Conan. Watch him talk about the problem with cell phones in this video.


Louis C.K. SNL Promos

4. Louis C.K. SNL Promos

Louis C.K. is hosting Saturday Night Live on November 4. Watch his hilarious promos for the gig here.


Louis C.K. on Late Night

5. Louis C.K. on Late Night

Louis C.K. on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, discussing his favorite charities. Hilarious.


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by Hilton Hater at

Thank you, Internet.

A new Tumblr has popped up that is all about combining images of Louis C.K. with CK One ads. Really, how did no one think of this sooner?!?

The top video is a fake commercial for a fake perfume that uses the comedian's promo for his 2013 HBO stand-up special and makes it look like he really is shilling for Louis C.K. One.

We have no idea what that fragance would smell like, but we're pretty sure it would be hilarious.

And while we're on the topic of Louis C.K., here are two bits from the comedian that still make us crack up:

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by Hilton Hater at

Leave it to Louis C.K. to make a connection between happiness, sadness and cell phones that is both profoundly self-aware and positively hilarious.

During an appearance on Conan last night, the comedian said he refuses to purchase a phone for his young daughter, explaining his reasoning in a rant that covered why people text-and-drive... how this action relates to one feeling alone in the universe... and how smart phones are making it impossible for people to experience true happiness.

No, really. It's funny stuff. We promise. Watch now:

In past talk show appearances, C.K. bashed Twitter and took a unique view on charity.

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by Free Britney at

Louis C.K. is far from apologetic about the profane Sarah Palin Tweets that caused major controversy and cost him his White House Correspondents' Dinner gig.

The Louis star was slated to host the annual D.C. event but bowed out amid the uproar sparked by harsh Tweets he wrote about the ex-Alaska Governor.

So, is he sorry? Mmmnot so much.

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"It's caused me some problems that I wrote s--t about her," C.K. admitted on the Today show Monday. "But I also... why not, man? I mean, what is she?"

"She's just a person. I don't think she's some sacred person."

"And, to me," he added of his Tweets, which were written drunk on a plane, "I was writing poems. It was like poetry to me, and I enjoyed writing them."

Poetry comprised of C-bombs, F-bombs and Sarah Palin jokes.

Asked if he would write the same things again, C.K. replied:

"Yeah, I probably would, I think so. It still makes me laugh a little bit, the stuff that I wrote, when I think about it ... I actually thought it was well-written."

Hey, might as well own it. The man does not mince words.

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by Free Britney at

Meghan McCain is bashing Fox News' Greta Van Susteren on Twitter for inviting Lindsay Lohan to this weekend's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.

Not just for the sake of hating on Lohan, a la Rosie O'Donnell.

“Let me get this straight,” Meghan McCain, 27, tweeted. “Greta Van Susteren is bringing Lindsay Lohan to the WHC Dinner but has a moral offense to Louie C.K?”

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In March, Van Susteren called for a boycott of the Radio/TV Correspondence Dinner over comedian C.K.'s past controversial statements about women.

"The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so. Pig? yes," she wrote.

"He uses filthy language about women. Yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn’t just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh."

Apparently Megs isn't offended ... except by Greta. The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain may not be crazy about Lindsay attending, but she's still going.

The Republican blogger, columnist and author Tweeted that she's "headed to DC for the nerd prom." Just hope they don't seat her with Greta or LiLo.

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by Free Britney at

"These women get raped and I give them money." - Louis C.K.

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the comedian discussed the allocation of his $1 million from sales of his downloadable comedy - distributed to worthy organizations he supports - and described some of these charities as only he can.

This place that builds water things where people are thirsty? Money.

Kids that no one likes or wants? Here, take some money.

Watch the hilariousness below:

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by Free Britney at

Comedian Louis C.K. is never at a loss for words, and that includes regarding Twitter ... on which he only has an account so he can tell people how to give him money.

That's a direct quote from his recent sit-down on Conan, and it wasn't his last - the Louie star basically said that people squandering their lives thanks to social media.

Between Tweeting and taking photos of events just to bomb them out using social media outlets, are we directly missing real-world experiences? Louis C.K. says yes.

What would it take for humanity to put its phones down? The end of the world? The second coming of the Messiah. As Conan put it, "Jesus is trending right now!"

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