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David Letterman appeared genuine as he mused on New York City’s latest sex scandal last night.
“I can forgive anybody of almost anything except pretending and wanting to be ‘Carlos Danger,’” the Late Night host said as he marveled over allegations that Anthony Weiner–who admitted yesterday to continued sexting after his sexting-induced resignation from Congress–used the nickname “Carlos Danger” for some of his escapades.
“Once you identify yourself as Carlos Danger can you really be Mayor of New York City?” Mr. Letterman asked.
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– The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore (recently profiled by The Observer) was the main guest on Letterman last night after Kate Hudson dropped out. See, in a perfect world, you wouldn’t have the guy who spent 24 hours in Battery Park during Sandy as the pinch-hitter for an actress whose biggest news right now is a cameo on Glee.
Canadian-born bandleader Paul Shaffer has broken his silence to TV Guide Canada about the possible end of David Letterman’s CBS Late Show–or at least the end of his role in it. The TV star and “It’s Rainin’ Men” writer (yes, really) told the publication:
“We’ve been on 30 years so now we’ve got another Read More
Even as Madonna brings her world tour to Yankee Stadium for shows on September 6 and 8, longtime fans will have a sneaking suspicion that she’s already sung her swan song.
Michelle Obama was on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight (unembeddable video of the full episode is here, and Ms. Obama comes onstage in the third segment, around 15:30).
Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of David Letterman’s first foray into wee-hours broadcasting–NBC’s Late Night With David Letterman premiered on this date in 1982. What a thirty years it’s been–marked by guest misbehavior (Madonna, Drew–we’re looking at you), tricks both pet and human, and ever-pricklier interviews with starlets who keep failing to learn from history Read More
Eddie Brill, the longtime comedy booker of The Late Show With David Letterman, was fired after a controversial profile ran in The New York Times last week, Mirth Magazine reports.
It’s tough times for the Bowery’s lighting district, according to The Wall Street Journal. Gentrification and slack sales have led to a rash of closures. In 2000 there were some 30 stores in the area — now there are just 20, with another two closures planned soon. An officer of the Lower East Read More
We were excited when we received yesterday’s press release, announcing that Lindsay would be appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman to deliver a Top Ten list. Would she wear “That Dress”? Today’s press release, though, is a bit disappointing. Says a spokesperson for Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants:
“Lindsay Lohan will Read More