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Stephen Colbert Set to Visit 'Late Show' Next Week

April 16, 2014 10:04:43

may introduce his replacement to "Late Show" audience early. The veteran late-night talk show host will welcome his successor as a guest next week, on Tuesday, April 22.

This will be the first time the "Colbert Report" host visits "" since he was announced as the new "Late Show" host. He has been a frequent guest on the show.

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David Letterman 'Flattered' That CBS Chose Stephen Colbert as His Replacement

April 11, 2014 08:04:43

It's official; CBS has named to replace on the "Late Show". Just a week after Letterman announced his retirement, the network has found his replacement, making a five-year deal with the "Colbert Report" host.

"Stephen Colbert is one of the most inventive and respected forces on television," CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves said when announcing the news on Thursday, April 10. "David Letterman's legacy and accomplishments are an incredible source of pride for all of us here, and today's announcement speaks to our commitment of upholding what he established for CBS in late night."

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Video: Lindsay Lohan and David Letterman Prank Call Oprah Winfrey on 'Late Show'

April 10, 2014 10:04:20

helped get in touch with when she stopped by his show on Wednesday, April 9. During her pre-taped appearance on "", the "" star encouraged the show's host to call the former daytime talk show queen, with whom he had longstanding feud before.

"Should we call Oprah?" Lohan suggested, but Letterman refused, "No, we're not." Lohan then asked the audience to chant "Oprah" to show their support and Letterman finally agreed to do it.

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Neil Patrick Harris Responds to David Letterman's Possible Replacement Rumor

April 08, 2014 11:04:32

After announced his retirement plan last week, there has been a lot of speculations on who will replace him. One of the rumored candidates is , who recently wrapped up his stint as Barney on CBS' "". During a press conference with Senator Chuck Schumer and other Broadway stars on the benefits of potential new theater tax breaks, he addressed the swirling reports.

"I'm super focused on 'Hedwig' at the moment, so that hasn't even been a conversation at all," said the Patrick Winslow of "" movies who currently stars in Broadway's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" when asked about the possibility of him taking over the "Late Show".

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David Letterman Will Retire From 'Late Show' in 2015

April 04, 2014 08:04:31

is ready to pass the "Late Show" torch. The veteran comedian announced during the Thursday, April 3 taping of "" that he would retire as host of the show in 2015, around the conclusion of his current contract that will expire in August 2015.

"(Les Moonves, CBS Corp President and CEO) and I ... we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance," Letterman told his audience. "And I phoned him just before the program, and I said, 'Leslie, it's been great, you've been great, and the network has been great, but I'm retiring.' "

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Video: 'How I Met Your Mother' Cast Reveals 'Top Ten Surprises' in Series Finale

February 18, 2014 04:02:05

"" cast stopped by "" on Monday night, February 17 to read its Top Ten list. The theme was not far from their sitcom, which was "Surprises in the Final Episode" of "HIMYM".

Poking fun at the speculation regarding the paternity of 's son Ronan Farrow, said on No. 9 of the list, "The real father: ." On No. 7, revealed, "You know that bar we hang out in? We buy it and turn it into a Duane Reade."

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Video: Bill Murray Pitches Himself for Lead Role in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'

February 01, 2014 09:02:52

thinks he's "the guy" for NBC's "Peter Pan Live!". Following the network's official announcement of the upcoming live musical production to follow up the success of 's "", the veteran actor pitched himself for the lead role in "Peter Pan Live!" when he stopped by "".

Murray made a flying entrance during the Friday, January 31 episode of the CBS late-night talk show and sang his heart out in a performance of "I'm Flying" complete with a Peter Pan costume. Asked by host why he did such elaborate stunt, the "" star initially responded, "First, I love to fly."

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Video: Jennifer Lawrence and Jonah Hill Mock Rob Ford's Crack Apology on 'Letterman'

November 29, 2013 09:11:00

has enlisted his recent celebrity guests to help spoof Rob Ford's infamous crack-smoking apology. In a November 28 episode of "", the host introduced a fake documentary by Ken Burns which was based on the inappopriate statements made by the Mayor of Toronto following the controversy.

In the parody called "The Statement", , , , and took turn to read Ford's various statements he made on several media outlets.

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David Letterman's 'Late Show' Contract Extended Through 2015

October 05, 2013 10:10:26

CBS definitely has no intent to replace for its weekday late-night program. The network has locked the veteran host through 2015 as both parties have agreed to a contract extension that will keep "" on the air for at least two more years.

"Les [Moonves] and I had a lengthy discussion, and we both agreed that I needed a little more time to fully run the show into the ground," Letterman says. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves is equally pleased with the contract extension, stating, "There is only one Dave, and we are extremely proud that he continues to call CBS 'home.' "

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Video: Bill Murray Destroys David Letterman's Set to Unearth Time Capsule

August 31, 2013 09:08:37

destroyed "" set when he stopped by the show to help celebrate its 20th anniversary on Thursday, August 29. Making a grand entrance as Liberace, the "Ghostbusters" actor tried to unearth a time capsule which he kept when visiting the show for the first time in 1993.

He used a box-cutter to strip the stage carpet under a chair and then took a pickaxe and a jackhammer to dig up the mementos. When he couldn't find the time capsule under the chair, he moved to the floor under the other chair, which was the right place.

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Video: Bill Murray Channels Liberace for 20th Anniversary of David Letterman's Show

August 30, 2013 09:08:55

brought back the first guest of his "Late Show" on the show's 20th anniversary. , who appeared on Letterman's first "Late Show" broadcast on August 30, 1993, returned on Thursday, August 29 to help celebrate the show's milestone.

Murray made sure his latest visit to the CBS talk show unforgettable, making a grand entrance in a white vintage Rolls-Royce. When he stepped out out the car, it's apparent that he channeled the flamboyant pianist Liberace as he donned an all-white outfit complete with a cape and held a puppy.

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Tina Fey Shows Footage of Office Burglary on David Letterman's Show

August 23, 2013 03:08:03

has become a victim of burglary and she has a proof of it. Stopping by "" on Wednesday, August 21, the comedienne shared footage from a surveillance camera which showed a man with a blurred out face entering her office in New York City and walking away with her laptop containing all her ideas.

"What happened was we have this small office and these movers moved some stuff in and they told us we had to go downstairs to sign for it," the 43-year-old actress/writer recalled the incident. "Then I think one of the moving guys went upstairs and stole a computer."

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Dustin Hoffman Stole a Kiss From One Direction's Niall Horan

December 09, 2012 12:12:01

stole a kiss from one of 's members on Friday, December 7 episode of "". The veteran actor entered the studio together with the popular British band as their sixth member and left a minute later after giving a passionate pretend kiss.

As the boys took seats on host 's giant couch, Hoffman found himself no space. "Can I sit on your lap?" Hoffman asked Letterman and immediately got rejection. Before Letterman knew it, Hoffman already ambushed Horan and exited the stage while the host was still repeatedly yelling "wait a minute!".

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Video: Bill Murray 'Kidnapped' to Come to David Letterman's Show

December 07, 2012 03:12:01

had an unusual arrival on "". Tapped as a guest for the Thursday, December 6 episode, he filmed a kidnapping skit just outside the studio in Los Angeles.

When called his guest, the "" actor was shown being escorted out of a black car by two guys. "Please don't kill me," he begged before one of the guys took off a black cloth that covered his face. He was then tasered before being pushed into the building.

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Video: David Letterman Gives Amy Poehler a Surprise Kiss on 'Late Show'

November 22, 2012 10:11:15

surprised with a kiss when she stopped by his late-night show Tuesday, November 20. The newly-single actress was talking about Vice President Joe Biden who turned down her approach for a kiss when she filmed "" in Washington and Letterman gladly jumped in to take the chance to plant his own kiss.

Letterman was introducing a "Parks and Rec" clip, but his sudden movement got Poehlor a little bit flustered. "Oh, I thought you were going to go in for a kiss," she said. Apparently taking it as an invitation, the "" host grabbed her arm and planted a quick kiss on her lips. Later, there was an awkward moment of thank yous as Poehlor looked a little embarrassed.

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Kate Hudson Bails on David Letterman, Howard Stern Braves Sandy to Join Jimmy Kimmel

October 31, 2012 03:10:21

The show must go on although Hurricane Sandy has wreaked havoc on some parts of New York City. On Tuesday night, October 30, "" went on air although it was audience-free again, while "" was back on air and scored audience.

, who was scheduled as a guest on the CBS program that night, was a no-show. "Oh, it had nothing to do with the hurricane, it's just me," joked on the actress' absence. As a replacement, he got Weather Channel expert Jim Cantore joining him in the Ed Sullivan Theater. Another guest, singer , made it to the show.

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Alec Baldwin Drops His Pants on David Letterman's Show, Jokes About Paparazzo Scuffle

June 21, 2012 10:06:22

While he was left fuming after an altercation with a photographer in New York the day before, was apparently in a better mood when visiting "" on Wednesday, June 20. The actor even dropped his pants to break the tension during the taping of the CBS show.

The 54-year-old, who stars in musical film "", took off his trousers to prove that he'd lost his weight, making stunned. The host then followed the act by dropping his own pants, which was greeted with audible cheers from audience.

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David Letterman and Craig Ferguson Extend Deals to Stay on CBS Through 2014

April 04, 2012 09:04:14

and are staying on CBS until at least the next two years. The two hosts have signed contracts with the network that will keep their shows, "" and "" respectively, on the air through 2014.

"David Letterman is a late-night legend with an iconic show and Craig Ferguson continues to evolve the genre in exciting and innovative ways," said CBS entertainment president Nina Tassler. "These new agreements deliver ongoing high-quality entertainment for our audience and continued strength and stability for CBS in late night."

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Video: David Letterman, Bill Murray, Regis Philbin Play Football on 'Late Show' 30th Anniversary

February 01, 2012 04:02:18

has welcomed and Regis Philbin to help celebrate his late-night show's 30th anniversary on Tuesday, January 31. In pre-Super Bowl hijinks, the three men hit the street in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater to play football.

Still wearing a shirt, pinstripes and a tie, the "" host held a ball steady so that Murray, who was donning a football player costume, could kick it. Meanwhile, the former "Live! with Regis and Kelly" host, Philbin, looked excited as he played a referee.

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Video: Panty-less Kathy Griffin Stripped on 'Letterman'

January 21, 2012 01:01:40

did not hesitate to shed her clothes for . The 51-year-old decided to recreate the 2012 Times Square New Year's Eve moment with on "" on Thursday, January 16 night.

Talking about the gig with Cooper, Griffin said, "You know, it went well for me. Every year I try to up the ante a little bit. I've done it for five years now and I've been fired four years in a row ...I didn't want to get fired. So this year I thought, 'What can I do to not get canned?' I thought it would be appropriate in Times Square to create a moment, so I took my clothes off. I didn't tell anyone, I didn't tell Anderson."

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