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Although Larry King landed the first post-prison interview with Paris Hilton, it’s Late Show host David Letterman who, improbably, grills her almost to the point of unchoreographed tears. [Mollygood]

Oct 1, 2007 · Link · 1 Response

Hillary Clinton appeared on Letterman last night and presented her top ten campaign promises. Hiring funnier speech writers was not on the list.

Full list after the jump.


Aug 31, 2007 · Link · 1 Response

If There Was A ‘Huckabee Girl,’ Odds Are She’d Look A Lot Like A (Topless) Scarlett Jo

• When asked about pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s fishing topless, GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee creepily replied: “While I am impressed with the fact he can get out and go fishing, the shirtless photo doesn’t do anything for me. Now, if it was a picture of Scarlett Johansson, that would be another story.” Zing?

• Dude, you do not want to be the guy who has to explain to all his drinking buddies that he just got the living crap beat out of him by Andy Dick.

• Dog mauls autographed Vick football.

• David Letterman and Oprah generously agree to put aside their differences long enough to kiss and make up cross-promote.

• Barnes & Noble agrees to shelve If I Did It (despite adamantly promising not to less than a week ago). Presumably because they’re a greedy corporation built on a foundation of hypocrisy and capitalism.

• Bad style becomes illegal. Related: LAPD issues a warrant for Richard Simmons’ arrest.

Aug 30, 2007 · Link · Respond

To promote turning 18, Hayden Panettiere appeared on David Letterman last night to say it’s not such a big deal after all.

I don’t think much changes when you’re 18—maybe the way people treat you. But I think the only things I can do is buy cigarettes, porn and, if I get in trouble with the law, I’m kind of screwed.

That, and after the first fine line, your days as a Neutrogena model will be over and you???ll be reduced to hocking Proactiv with Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Aug 21, 2007 · Link · Respond

• David Letterman celebrates his 25th year of being almost as funny as Johnny Carson.

The New York Times reports a $648 million loss in its fourth quarter earnings; An official spokesperson shrugged and said, “hey, mo’ money, mo’ problems.”

• According to Judith Miller, Scooter Libby told her Valerie Plame was a CIA. agent three times…then dared Miller to “repeat it in front of a mirror on Halloween and see what happened.”

• Maria Bartiromo inherits Anderson Cooper’s title as the “Paris Hilton of journalism.”

• Remember when Graydon Carter threw a temper tantrum over an inconveniently placed scaffolding? Well, how’s he going to react to news that nobody wants to buy his crappy $5 million movie?

• We really didn’t need a whole article in Slate to tell us why Top Chef is a huge disappointment.

• Time Inc. pledges to take more risks, fire “even more people” over speakphone.

Jan 31, 2007 · Link · Respond

• Jon Friedman pees his pants a little when you start talking about private ownership of newspapers by gajillionaires.

• The sale of Time Inc.’s 18 Time4Media magazines stalls, freaking out staffers who don’t know who their new overlord might be.

• This Internet thing is totally going to take off in ‘07.

• David Letterman reups contract with CBS thru 2010 for a fat $30 million per year.

• Wife and daughters of mission CNET editor James Kim have been found after a week of being stranded in Oregon’s wildernes. Kim remains missing after leaving to find help.

• Derek Jeter hits Fox News with a couple Victoria’s Secret model to plug his new fragrance. FBNY licks boots of Fox publicist.

• Onetime producer Joseph Medawar gets a year in a day in jail for bilking investors out of millions to produce a never-to-be-made show on DHS.

Dec 5, 2006 · Link · Respond

Oh, that silly David Letterman. First he helps Kate Winslet give Good Morning America the middle finger, now he’s venturing into throw-away lines from Will & Grace. Last night’s Top 10 listwas dedicated to predicting the programming lineup of WGAY, Key West’s new gay network that launches on the New Year.

10. “How I Met Your Brother”
9. “Gary’s Anatomy”
8. “Desperate Poolboys”
7. “Everybody Loves Raymond…Especially Steve”
6. “The King Of Queens”
5. “Not-So-Smallville”
4. “I Dream Of Gene”
3. “Gays Of Our Lives”
2. “My Name Is Earl And I Like Construction Workers”
1. “His Deal Or No Deal”

Somehow missing from this list, of course, is My Boys. And The Biggest Splooger.

Nov 29, 2006 · Link · Respond

A tattler with the ambition to watch both morning and late night shows tips us off to a decent sized gaff at Good Morning America that – says our insider – could cost someone in the tapes department her job.

Kate Winslet stopped by yesterday morning to chat with Diane Sawyer and promote The Holiday, her Christimas-time flick co-starring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Hoping to offer a glimpse inside Kate’s beginnings, GMA played a clip supposed of her as a little girl, with Diane saying something about how cute she was.

Except it wasn’t Kate.

Too gracious a guest to cause a live, on-air embarrasment, Winslett didn’t say anything — until she stopped by David Letterman’s show later that night as her press tour continued. On Dave’s couch she described what went down. And Letterman’s response?

“That show needs to be canceled.”

After the jump, an excerpt from the ABC transcript.


Nov 28, 2006 · Link · Respond

• ABC drops out of the pool of broadcasters hoping to convince the FCC that a little “shit” on-air isn’t so bad.

• Paula Zahn missed the point. CNN staffers yawn with non-susprise.

• NYT Co. rebuffs ex-GE chief Jack Welch’s offer to take the Boston Globe off its hands.

• Gay Talese is one person you can count on O.J. Simpson’s side. Then again, his wife is Nan Talese, as in James Frey’s Oprah cohort.

• Thanks to Michael Richards needing to apologize for his racist rant, David Letterman leap frogs over Jay Leno’s ratings.

• Patty Hearst’s (lesbian) Hollywood screen kiss will not, after all, come to fruition.

Domino goes green for March.

Nov 22, 2006 · Link · Respond

It was one for the record books. Sure, it wasn’t Tom Cruise on Oprah’s couch, but with Bush administration apoligist Bill O’Reilly gracing Friday night’s David Letterman, viewers were treated to dozens of AIM away message-worthy soundbites and MySpace megamixes. Part two awaits you, after the jump.


Oct 30, 2006 · Link · Respond

• A peek at tonight’s taped Bill O’Reilly appearance on David Letterman shows they can both be childish, but only one of them makes us laugh. [P6]

Jay-Z sorta takes blame for the break-up with longtime friend and biz partner Damon Dash. [R&M]

• That concert promoters are surprised by Mariah Carey’s outrageous demands is more shocking than her outrageous demands. [NYDN]

Sienna Miller heads back to Shittsburgh. [P6]

Snoop Dogg arrested for pot and firearm possession. No Pussycat Dolls found during search. [CNN]

Oct 27, 2006 · Link · Respond

• Y’all better get bar hopping out of your system pretty darn quick. Something about people getting loud when they’re drunk? No idea what all that’s about. [NY Sun]

• Four more years of not watching David Letterman are upon us. [Reuters]

• Dang! Britain is so freakin’ lucky. If only the US administration would follow suit. [AP]

• Breaking news: the New York Times makes the gays cry. And though it is in the Styles section, it’s not in fashion, so … pretty amazing. [Queerty]

• Who said being a reporter wasn’t for the tough guys? Well, actually, he probably wouldn’t have gotten his ass kicked if he was tougher, but … that’s why we stay home. [Local 6]

Bill Clinton does not appreciate ABC’s depiction of him in their new 9/11 mini-series. It was completely void of hot college girls laying around his pool. [NYP]

Sep 7, 2006 · Link · Respond

Because we have a slight obsession with the girl, we caught Lindsay Lohan on David Letterman last night. Anyone who saw can probably agree the girl looked more methed out than Pete Doherty, but that’s not really where we come in.

We were more concerned with the part of the chat where Letterman held up the cover of Interview magazine with La Lo a la Liz Taylor on the cover and asked her about doing the interview.

“I’m really good friends with Ingrid Sischy,” Lindsay confesses. “So, she just like taped our conversation … she didn’t ask me anything specific.” As a reporter, we’re sure Sischy was none to pleased with that description of her skills. So, we are here to point out that yes, she did ask some specific (not to mention hard hitting) questions in the interview. (Special thanks to our Intern Calista for actually having the magazine and typing the whole thing out via email.)

Specific Question #1: When I say you’re at a turning point, it’s because it’s clearly a period where people are going, ‘Wait a minute. There’s a real artist in there.’ I’m just curious if you’re aware of that.

Specific Question #2: But why were you changing so much? Because you promised all of these people you’d wear their clothes and it helps them when stars are photographed in their labels?

Specific Question #3: Why is your father in prison?

Specific Question #4: Tell me about this supposed fight. (With Jessica Simpson.)

Specific Question #5: So, I was going to ask you your thoughts about Marilyn Monroe. Here’s this person the whole world has been riveted by for decades. Do you think there’s something romantic about the tragedy? Is the tragedy part of what makes us lover her?

That last question in particular is riviting, mainly because we personally have always seen Lohan as possesing similar tragic qualaties to dear Norma Jean. For example, it’s pretty tragic that while reporters manipulate her into thinking they are just having a friendly chat, Lindsay can’t see that plenty of people’s careers are being built on her frail back.

Interview Magazine

Jun 6, 2006 · Link · Respond

Last night, Britney Spears confirms what we all already know to be true — she’s pregos.

She made the announcement last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, where she sneaked up on the old guy as a “surprise guest.” Oh, and she also tried to make a funny.

“Don’t worry Dave, it’s not yours,” the pop princess quipped on “The Late Show.”

Yes, Britney is having another baby. And as much as we love to make fun of her, and her husband, and her kid, we’ll give her one day off to enjoy her happy, happy day.

Especially because her first attempts at talent, a child, and now humor have all pretty much been total and complete failures.

Britney Spears Pregnant With Baby No. 2 [AP News]
Britney to Letterman: ‘I’m Pregnant’ [TMZ]

May 10, 2006 · Link · Respond

With all they hype over Stephen Colbert making fun of the president, it seems all the other people who make fun of him have been unfairly brushed aside.

Evidently, late night comedians have made 307 jokes at George W. Bush’s expense so far this year — over 100 more than were made during the same three month period of 2005 (197). Yes, the Center for Media and Public affairs have tracked the ramblings of Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien. The conclusion? Everyone is making an effort to shame Dubya to the public.

“Bush’s numbers in public approval polls may be sinking consistently, but he’s never been more popular with the late-night hosts,” said Robert Lichter, the center’s president.

Most of the jokes are about Bush’s intelligence, rather than his policies, the center said.

Yeah. You know you’re popular when cool kids call you a dumb fuck about 100 times a month.

Late-night comics target Bush [AP News]

May 4, 2006 · Link · Respond