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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.


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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.


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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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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?


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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.


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


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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

Someone is finally on the side of Justin Bieber.

With Sharon Osbourne coming out this week and saying Bieber needs a kick in the ass, Kevin Hart appeared on Ellen today and said he remains good friends with the young singer.

“The media has a way of pouring things on people,” said the man behind some very funny Ride Along quotes, adding that Bieber is just a "kid" and: "The job is to learn from the stupid mistakes that you make."

Hart does acknowledge, however, that Justin continues to put himself in situations that make it easy for people to criticize him.

Sorry... were we referring to the artist as Justin Bieber?

We meant to say Bizzle. Kevin Hart is on the side of Bizzle.

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by Hilton Hater at

This is nice and refreshing.

Following a Kevin Hart arrest early Sunday morning for drunk driving - the comedian nearly crashed into a gas tanker along the 101 before police pulled him over - the celebrity has made not taken to Twitter to offer up any convoluted excuse for his behavior.

He has simply acknowledged his major mistake and apologized.

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"Drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter," Hart wrote. "People have lost lives because of stupid s--t. This is a wake-up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn't. Everything happens for a reason."

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Kevin Hart was arrested for DUI this morning following erratic driving that nearly caused a serious accident.

Sources tell TMZ that the comedian nearly crashed into a gas tanker around 4:30 a.m. PST when the California Highway Patrol spotted him driving even worse than Justin Bieber on the 101 in Los Angeles.

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Authorities allege Hart was going 90 miles per hour and "almost collided with a gas tanker truck" immediately before being pulled over.

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Forget the fashion and the performances for a moment. Let's focus on the comedy.

Or lackthereof?

Kevin Hart took on hosting duties at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards last night, opening the event with a monologue that tackled...

... the Drake vs. Chris Brown bar brawl (On why Drake allegedly threw a bottle: “Drake is from Canada. He loves to recycle...").

... Snooki's son, Lorenzo Dominic (On having a baby "in her oven" and why the Jersey Shore star can handle it: Because she's "been cooking [her] skin for a while.").

... the Kristen Stewart affair with Rupert Sanders (“Look, we’ve got Sleepy, Grumpy, Adultery...").

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So, how did Hart do? Grade his performance as host now:

 

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