David Letterman hosts our favorite late-night talk show. His top 10 lists are always good for a laugh. In the summer of 2009, he got into...

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CBS has confirmed that Comedy Central staple Stephen Colbert will replace the retiring David Letterman as host of The Late Show sometime in 2015.

The host, writer and executive producer of The Colbert Report will take over for Letterman when he retires from the broadcast at some point next year.

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A five-year deal between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, CBS President & CEO, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.

Letterman announced his retirement April 3. The legendary comedian and critically acclaimed host of The Late Show has hosted the series for 21 years.

Colbert’s premiere date is unknown, but it will obviously occur after Letterman determines a timetable for his final farewell tour broadcasts in 2015.

CBS added that specific creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted Late Show, are still to be determined and announced.

Not like there's a rush, given that this is a year away if not more. It's a small wonder the network announced this so quickly and didn't let the buzz build. Oh well.

Colbert replacing Letterman: Good choice? Vote!

 

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by Hilton Hater at

You can take her name out of the running now, folks.

With David Letterman announcing his retirement this week, chatter quickly turned to the potential replacements for the CBS legend.

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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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.


Stephen Colbert Image

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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.


Jay Leno Image

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.


Craig Ferguson Image

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.


Conan O'Brien Image

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.


Chelsea Handler Image

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?


Louis CK Photo

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?


Jimmy Kimmel Live Pic

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.


Would Ellen DeGeneres consider the gig?

Thanks but no thanks, the daytime star said yesterday, saying she's very happy with her current job and then hilariously showing how nighttime talk show monologues are very different from the types in which she specializes.

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Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman prank called his (their?) longtime quasi-nemesis Oprah during a taping of this evening's episode of The Late Show.

It was funny stuff, as Letterman pretended to be Lohan’s “secretary” as he called up Oprah from his desk, leading to some confusion on Winfrey's end.

Then things got emotional after Dave revealed his true identity and asked O how the troubled actress and Lindsay docu-series star is really doing lately ...

“I think she’s doing really OK," Oprah told David Letterman.

"I think to have cameras following you around for every phase of your life, and you’re trying to pull your life together, I think that’s a really difficult thing."

Hearing the supportive words, LiLo teared up ... and sounded like an 85-year-old chain smoker, but that's beside the point (and nothing new at this point).

We're glad to hear Winfrey still has faith in her. For now.

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by Hilton Hater at

Not all celebrities get along like peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.

Over the past few years, feuds have broken out in Hollywood over mental health issues; late night talk show skits; and Kim Kardashian sex tape parodies.

Who won each of these rivalries? The public, really. They were darn entertaining!

Click around below to relive the back-and-forth between Kathy and Dami, David and Bristol, Kanye and Kimmel and many other famous folks who simply don't see eye-to-eye:

13 Celebrity Feuds We Never Saw Coming
Nancy Grace wondered aloud on Twitter whether pot was to blame for a guy killing his wife. Seth Rogen replied that the anchor is a "dumbass."
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Seth Rogen vs. Nancy Grace

1. Seth Rogen vs. Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace wondered aloud on Twitter whether pot was to blame for a guy killing his wife. Seth Rogen replied that the anchor is a "dumbass."


Kathy Griffin vs. Demi Lovato

2. Kathy Griffin vs. Demi Lovato

Kathy Griffin thinks Demi Lovato is the biggest "douche" in Hollywood. Lovato's fans thin Griffin should shut the eff up.


Lady Gaga vs. Perez Hilton

3. Lady Gaga vs. Perez Hilton

Lady Gaga has accused Perez of stalking her. Perez has slammed the singer for thinking she's the Queen of Twitter. Ugly stuff, people.


Khloe Kardashian vs. Joan Rivers

4. Khloe Kardashian vs. Joan Rivers

So much for Khloe's appearance on E!'s Fashion Police. The reality star snubbed the talk show host after Rivers mocked Kim Kardashian Superstar.


Selena Gomez vs. Lorde

5. Selena Gomez vs. Lorde

Lorde doesn't think Selena represents feminists very well. When you're ready come and get it? Come on, Lorde says!


Drake Bell vs. Justin Bieber

6. Drake Bell vs. Justin Bieber

Drake Bell slams Justin Bieber at every opportunity. He even wants the singer deported to Canada!


Carol Alt vs. Kate Upton

7. Carol Alt vs. Kate Upton

Carol Alt does not see what the "hullabaloo" is around Kate Upton. We question her hindsight.


David Letterman vs. Bristol Palin

8. David Letterman vs. Bristol Palin

David Letter had a lot of fun at Bristol Palin's expense when the teenager was pregnant. Some thought he crossed a line.


Jimmy Kimmel vs. Kanye West

9. Jimmy Kimmel vs. Kanye West

These two have sort of buried the hatred hatchet. But Kanye and Kimmel went at it over Twitter after the latter mocked the former.


Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus

10. Sinead O'Connor vs. Miley Cyrus

Yes, Sinead O'Connor is still around. And her feud with Miley Cyrus actually ignited some interesting points about mental health.


Donald Trump vs. Rosie O'Donnell

11. Donald Trump vs. Rosie O'Donnell

It started in 2009 when Trump referred to O'Donnell as a "pig." She then slammed his failed marriages. Juicy stuff all around.


Chris Brown vs. Law

12. Chris Brown vs. Law

Okay, maybe this feud isn't so unexpected.


Naya Rivera vs. Lea Michele

13. Naya Rivera vs. Lea Michele

Glee stars Naya Rivera and Lea Michele are reportedly beefing.


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Johnny Depp and his stunning "female engagement ring" are making the rounds, and the actor couldn't be prouder. He's engaged to Amber Heard, after all.

Depp joked about wearing his fiancee's engagement ring during an appearance on The Late Show with the retiring David Letterman last night.

"I have a female engagement ring," Depp, 50, confessed to the talk show host, explaining, "Yes - it was too big for my girl. She is wearing the other one."

As previously reported, The Lone Ranger star first opened up about his diamond while promoting his new film, Transcendence, in Beijing on March 31.

Heard, 27, has since been wearing a second one that the actor gave her.

"It fits you perfectly," commented Letterman. Depp replied: "I think people are too scared to comment, 'Why is a grown man wearing a woman's engagement ring?'"

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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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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.


Stephen Colbert Image

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.


Jay Leno Image

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.


Craig Ferguson Image

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.


Conan O'Brien Image

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.


Chelsea Handler Image

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?


Louis CK Photo

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?


Jimmy Kimmel Live Pic

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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During the taping of his latest Late Show episode yesterday, David Letterman announced his retirement.

The comedian will rundown his final Top 10 List some time in 2015.

Considering his standing in Hollywood, the length of time he's hosted a talk show and the fact that he's met pretty much every famous person on the planet, it didn't take long for celebrities to react to this news on Twitter...

29 Unforgettable Moments in David Letterman History
Charlie Sheen appears here on The Late Show with David Letterman... and talks in depth about crack cocaine.
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Charlie Sheen Talks Cocaine on The Late Show

1. Charlie Sheen Talks Cocaine on The Late Show

Charlie Sheen appears here on The Late Show with David Letterman... and talks in depth about crack cocaine.


Fired Anchor on Letterman

2. Fired Anchor on Letterman

A.J. Clemente appears here on The Late Show with David Letterman. Watch the host try to get the fired anchor his job back.


Ryan Lochte on Letterman

3. Ryan Lochte on Letterman

Ryan Lochte on The Late Show With David Letterman. It's pretty great.


Lindsay Lohan on Letterman

4. Lindsay Lohan on Letterman

Lindsay Lohan on The Late Show with David Letterman, April 9, 2013.


David Letterman Reacts to Tonight Show Shake-Up

5. David Letterman Reacts to Tonight Show Shake-Up

David Letterman has a lot to say about Jay Leno being replaced by Jimmy Fallon. A lot of funny stuff, that is.


Shia LaBeouf Late Show Interview

6. Shia LaBeouf Late Show Interview

Shia LaBeouf appears here on The Late Show with David Letterman and opens up about his feud with Alec Baldwin.


Chris Christie on Letterman

7. Chris Christie on Letterman

Chris Christie stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman, and fat jokes about the New Jersey Governor took center stage.


Kim Kardashian on The Late Show - Kris Humphries Update

8. Kim Kardashian on The Late Show - Kris Humphries Update

Kim Kardashian talks about her divorce from Kris Humphries on The Late Show with David Letterman.


Jennifer Lawrence on The Late Show - LIES!

9. Jennifer Lawrence on The Late Show - LIES!

Jennifer Lawrence reveals her secret to making it in Hollywood. Lies. Lots and lots of lies.


Kathy Griffin on The Late Show

10. Kathy Griffin on The Late Show

Is Kathy Griffin sorry for simulating Anderson Cooper on New Year's Eve? She responds to that question here.


David Letterman Sandy Hook Statement

11. David Letterman Sandy Hook Statement

David Letterman speaks on the Sandy Hook, Conn., shooting that occurred Friday for nearly seven minutes. He struck a somber note.


David Letterman Predicts Romney Defeat

12. David Letterman Predicts Romney Defeat

David Letterman says Mitt Romney will lose, and all because of the Late Show snub.


President Obama on Letterman

13. President Obama on Letterman

On the Late Show with David Letterman September 18, 2012, President Barack Obama discusses the comments made by Mitt Romney in a recently released video.


Justin Bieber: What's the Sistine Chapel?

14. Justin Bieber: What's the Sistine Chapel?

Justin Bieber appears here on The Late Show, and gets mocked by the host! Over what? Watch now and see what we mean.


Michelle Obama Top 10 List

15. Michelle Obama Top 10 List

A preview of First Lady Michelle Obama as she presents the "Top Ten Fun Facts About Gardening" on The Late Show With David Letterman.


Kate Upton on Letterman

16. Kate Upton on Letterman

Kate Upton pays a visit to the Late Show With David Letterman. The Sports Illustrated model seems like a really nice girl ... and young.


Mitt Romney on Letterman: Top 10 List

17. Mitt Romney on Letterman: Top 10 List

Mitt Romney delivers the Top 10 List on the Late Show with David Letterman. Watch him on the program in February 2011.


Bill Maher on Letterman

18. Bill Maher on Letterman

Bill Maher reminisces about his smackdown with Elisabeth Hasselbeck on The View in this conversation with David Letterman. He does not hold back.


Robert Pattinson on The Late Show

19. Robert Pattinson on The Late Show

Robert Pattinson chats it up with David Letterman in this interview. The actor appeared on The Late Show to promote Breaking Dawn.


Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts on The Late Show

20. Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts on The Late Show

Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts crack us up. Watch them play the Newlywed Game on The Late Show with David Letterman.


Selena Gomez on The Late Show: Avoiding Bieber...

21. Selena Gomez on The Late Show: Avoiding Bieber...

Selena Gomez, are you dating Justin Bieber? Well....ummm... he's been in my life for awhile. Next question, please, David Letterman!


Howard Stern on The Late Show

22. Howard Stern on The Late Show

Howard Stern appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in February 2011 and had one topic in mind: totally trashing Jay Leno.


Chris Rock on Letterman

23. Chris Rock on Letterman

Chris Rock dishes on David Letterman's sex scandal during a stint on the Late Show. You knew it was coming.


Don't Blame Conan!

24. Don't Blame Conan!

David Letterman continues to fire shots at Jay Leno. He goes off about the comedian's insincere explanation for the NBC late-night debacle in this clip.


David Letterman Apologizes to Wife

25. David Letterman Apologizes to Wife

David Letterman apologizes to his wife Regina Lasko and his staff on the October 5, 2009 episode of The Late Show. It's heartfelt at least.


Letterman on Affair

26. Letterman on Affair

David Letterman spent 10 minutes on the air, detailing an extortion plot that threatened to expose his affair with a co-worker. This is incredible television. (Please don't take it down, YouTube!)


Madonna on David Letterman

27. Madonna on David Letterman

On The Late Show with David Letterman, Madonna jokes about Alex Rodriguez, denied marriage rumors and ate pizza. Watch this hilarious clip.


David Letterman Apology to Sarah Palin

28. David Letterman Apology to Sarah Palin

David Letterman apologizes a second time for his comments about Sarah Palin and her daughters. There's no defense of it, he says.


Letterman Reacts to 9/11

29. Letterman Reacts to 9/11

In a truly heartfelt few minutes of his talk show, David Letterman reacted to the events of 9/11. It was as moving as any on-air tribute can be and we only bring it up now to shove it in the face of Sarah Palin: with no history of controversy whatsoever, is this really a man you wanna imply is a pedophile? You should be ashamed of yourself, Governor.


Ellen DeGeneres: David @Letterman announced  he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave.

Jimmy Kimmel: David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was.

Lena Dunham: Obvi will miss Letterman and his gorgeous tooth scenario/general brilliance.

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All it took was one night with Lady Gaga to drive David Letterman away.

We kid, but the day after Gaga sang for the first time on The Late Show, Letterman announced his retirement as a talk show host.

The comedian told his studio audience at today's taping of his decision, with REM bassist Mike Mills Tweeting the news and various outlets subsequently confirming that Letterman will recite his final Top 10 List some time next year.

Letterman got his big break by performing stand-up many times on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He was then given NBC’s Late Night in 1982.

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Drake Bell may think Lady Gaga is "repulsive," but the singer still has some very high-profile fans.

Bill Murray, for example, wasn't a scheduled guest on last night's Late Show with David Letterman, but that didn't stop the legendary comic from showing up, crossing a few items off his bucket list, and getting friendly with the Mother Monster.

Okay, so Murray and Gaga's time together may not have been a "date," exactly, but the two enjoyed each other's company on Letterman so much that while they were still filming, the 28-year-old singer asked the 63-year-old actor to escort her to her show at NYC's Roseland Ballroom just across the street.

No word yet on whether Gaga made good on her promise to "sing some songs" directly  to Murray and Letterman during her concert.

As for Bill's bucket list he managed to cross off both "meet Ms. Gaga" and "take a selfie" over the course of the night, so it's safe to say he can chalk the evening up as the latest in a lifetime of epic wins.

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While the TV world is still recovering from the shocking death of Will Gardner on The Good Wife Season 5 Episode 15, Josh Charles is making the rounds to discuss his character's surprising exit.

He sat down with David Letterman last night and shared that this has been over a year in the making and has been a difficult secret to keep.

"[The Good Wife has] been one of the greatest gigs for me in my entire career," Charles said, "but at the end of last year, my contract was up and I was just ready to kind of move on."

Charles revealed that a few close family members knew the secret, but that was it. His neighbors reacted to the death in a surprising way.

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