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Video: Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Bill Murray Read David Letterman's Final Top Ten List on 'Late Show'

May 21, 2015 12:05:00

took a final bow on CBS' "Late Show" on Wednesday night, May 20. It was an emotional send-off, but was still filled with laughs and managed to honor the host's long career on television.

The episode opened with footage of former President Gerald R. Ford saying, "Our long national nightmare is over." Other U.S. Presidents including George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and President Obama also appeared in a taped segment celebrating Letterman's retirement.


Jennifer Lawrence, Oprah Winfrey and More Thank David Letterman Ahead of His Final 'Late Show'

May 21, 2015 10:05:48

A bunch of celebrities have paid tribute to before his final "Late Show" episode. They took to social media sites to thank the veteran host and comedian for his legacy on television, promoting the hashtag #ThanksDave.

posted on her Facebook a picture of her holding a paper with the words "Don't do this! No one is sick of you it's all in your head" written on it, trying to convince Letterman to stay on "Late Show". She captioned it, "#Dave ."


Bill Murray Pops Out of Cake on 'Late Show', Jimmy Kimmel Bids Farewell to David Letterman

May 20, 2015 03:05:28

made an unforgettable entrance on "" Tuesday, May 19. Stopping by the show before 's departure on May 20, Murray made it extra special by popping out of a gigantic cake. He came out covered in frosting and hugged Letterman, rubbing the icing on the host's hair before wiping icing on some audience members.

Murray and Letterman then had a chat still with their messy looks. He tried to convince Letterman to stay on the show, leading the crowd to chant, "More! More!" He even went out of the studio to gain support from pedestrians.


Tom Hanks Teaches David Letterman About Selfie Stick on 'Late Show'

May 19, 2015 05:05:35

As the final day of "" is approaching, was apparently eager to capture his last moment on the show. In the Monday, May 18 episode of the show, Hanks brought a selfie stick and taught how to use it.


'Late Show' Video: George Clooney Handcuffs Himself to David Letterman

May 15, 2015 05:05:42

doesn't want to resign from his position as the "Late Show" host. Visiting the talk show as one of the final guests on Thursday, May 14, the actor handcuffed himself to the veteran comedian as soon as he sat next to Letterman.

"You're not going anywhere David Letterman," he said, before throwing the key into the audience. Letterman jokingly asked about the handcuff, "Now George is this something left over from the bachelor days?"


David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Guests Revealed

May 15, 2015 03:05:21

CBS announced on Thursday, May 14, some names who will join the send-off for . The list includes , and .

The network also announced that the long-running talk show, "", would be celebrated with three-night episodes. Tom Hanks will be featured on Monday, May 18. It will mark his 60th appearance on the show. Eddie Vedder will perform on the same day, backed by Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra.


Video: Adam Sandler Sings Tribute Song to David Letterman

May 14, 2015 12:05:17

serenades during a visit to "". He name-drops Letterman's past guests like & and also his late-show rival hosts like , , & .

"There simply is no better man than good ol' David Letterman," Sandler began. "And no one gets Julia Roberts' face redder than a flirty David Letterman / He's leaving after 30 years and you know he will be missed / If you like gap-toothed men in double-breasted suits, he's No. 1 on your Top 10 list."


'Late Night' Video: Tina Fey Strips Off Dress to Say Goodbye to David Letterman

May 08, 2015 04:05:36

declared she wouldn't wear dress on a talk show again as she made her last appearance on "". "I realize that when you retire, this is it," she told . "I'm never going to wear a fancy dress on a talk show again."

Admitting that it's "hard work" to wear a dress because she had to wear "contraptions," she added, "I dress up like this out of respect for you... What, am I going to put on a dress for Jimmy [Fallon]? That's creepy. He's like my brother. What, I'm going to wear special underwear for ?"


Video: President Obama Comes to 'Late Show' to Say Goodbye to David Letterman

May 05, 2015 04:05:43

President Barack Obama came to "" for one last time before the host is retiring later this month. On Monday, May 4, the President sat down with to talk about various topics, from their retirement plans to the recent protests in Baltimore.

"Well, I was thinking you and me could play some dominoes together," the POTUS said when asked what he would do when he's leaving the White House, "go to the local Starbucks, swap stories."


David Letterman Would've Picked Jon Stewart as His Replacement on 'Late Show'

April 30, 2015 11:04:10

opens up about his "Late Show" departure ahead of his last show. In an interview with The New York Times, he talks about his feeling as he's nearing his retirement. "I'm awash in melancholia," he admits.

"Every big change in my life was full of trepidation," he continues. "When I left Indiana and moved to California. When [my wife] Regina and I decided to have a baby - enormous anxiety and trepidation. Those are the two biggest things in my life, and they worked out beyond my wildest dreams. I'm pretending the same thing will happen now. I'll miss it, desperately. One of two things: There will be reasonable, adult acceptance of transition. Or I will turn to a life of crime."


David Letterman Enlists George Clooney, Oprah Winfrey as Guests for Final 'Late Show' Episodes

April 14, 2015 12:04:03

Nearing his retirement, has enlisted a bunch of celebrities to appear on his final 28 broadcasts of the "Late Show". Among them are , , and .

will appear in this week's episode (April 13) with 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth and music guests Asleep at the Wheel. Billy Crystal, Julie Chen, and Chris Stapleton will stop by the talk show on April 14. and are tapped as guests for the April 15 episode with musical guests Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell. , comedian Tom Dreesen, and musical guest will all appear on April 16, while and musical guest are slated to appear in the April 17 episode.


David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Date Announced

December 11, 2014 01:12:01

When will make his last appearance as the host of CBS' "Late Show"? Les Moonves, president and CEO of the CBS Corporation, officially reveals that the final episode of "" is set for May 20, 2015.

"David Letterman has given to all of us a remarkable legacy of achievement and creative brilliance that will never be forgotten," he said. "It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave's final broadcast in May."


Jake Gyllenhaal Does the 'Salmon' Trick on 'Letterman'

November 28, 2014 07:11:15

brought his latest favorite trick to "". The actor was promoting his latest movie "" on the talk show when he decided to pull the "salmon" trick on host .

"Did I hear salmon? That's my favorite new thing to do," Gyllenhaal told Letterman on Wednesday, November 26. "I need someone to do it to." Letterman offered himself, saying, "Do it to me."


Bill Cosby's 'Late Show' Appearance Canceled as Rape Allegations Resurface

November 15, 2014 10:11:43

has grabbed the headlines lately as past rape allegations against him resurface and it's not good for his professional image. Following the negative press, the actor's scheduled appearance on "" has been canceled.

The veteran comedian was supposed to visit the CBS late-night talk show as a guest on Wednesday, November 19, but his booking has been dropped. It's unclear if Cosby withdrew from the appearance or the show decided to replace him. "We can't comment on the booking process," a spokeswoman for the show, Kim Izzo-Emmet, says.


Jennifer Lawrence Urges David Letterman to Not Retire on 'Late Show'

November 13, 2014 04:11:59

stopped by "" on Wednesday, November 12 to promote her new movie, "", but they ended up talking a lot of things from her experience of being haunted to her medical history. She also opened up about how much she hated singing in front of people.

"I do not like singing in front of other people. It's like my biggest fear," the Oscar-winning actress said. "I cried on set that day and apparently I'm crying all the time. That was awful," she recalled the day she filmed the scene in "Mockingjay" where her character Katniss Everdeen sings.


'Late Show' Cue Card Guy Speaks Up After Being Fired for Attacking Writer

October 20, 2014 08:10:13

"" has let go of its longtime cue card guy. The show's veteran Tony Mendez was fired after assaulting writer Bill Scheft backstage at the CBS show during rehearsal on October 9.

To the New York Post, Mendez explains what happened before and during the incident. He says that it was triggered by a verbal argument a day earlier, before the show's Thursday taping.


Video: David Letterman Pays Lengthy Tribute to Robin Williams on 'Late Show'

August 19, 2014 03:08:34

A week after ' untimely passing, took his "Late Show" to pay tribute to his late friend and fellow actor. On Monday, August 18, the veteran CBS host dedicated 10 minutes of his show to remember the Academy Award winner.

"All of a sudden he comes up on the stage and - you know what it is - it's like nothing we had ever seen before, nothing we had ever imagined before," he recalled the first time he saw Williams onstage at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.


Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Will Remain in New York

July 24, 2014 07:07:48

New York will still be home to the "Late Show" when hands it over to his successor, . NY governor Andrew M. Cuomo and President and CEO of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves made the joint announcement on Wednesday, July 23 in a press release.

"We're thrilled to continue broadcasting CBS's Late Show from New York and call the Ed Sullivan Theater its home," said Moonves. "David Letterman has graced this hall and city with comedy and entertainment that defined a generation. When Dave decides to pass the baton next year, we look forward to welcoming Stephen Colbert, one of the most innovative and respected forces on TV, to this storied television theater. I would also like to applaud Gov. Cuomo for all that he has done to keep New York a vibrant and attractive location for all forms of television production. We're excited to be here in late night for many years to come."


Video: David Letterman Walks Out on Interview With Joan Rivers

July 09, 2014 12:07:43

got to experience how it was to be left along during an interview when stopping by "". During the taping for the Tuesday, July 8 episode, walked out on Rivers as they talked about her walkout on an interview with CNN's Fredricka Whitfield recently.

During the interview, Letterman asked Rivers about the CNN anchor, whose name she couldn't remember. The comedienne said Whitfield was "very judgmental, very nasty, very opinionated, very negative," describing the interview, "It was like my wedding night."


Video: David Letterman Welcomes Successor Stephen Colbert on 'Late Show'

April 23, 2014 02:04:33

has paid a visit to "" for the first time since he was announced as 's replacement. On Tuesday, April 22, he was introduced as "the very talented" and "the always entertaining Stephen Colbert" by David Letterman as he appeared as a guest on the show.

Talking about taking over the reign on "Late Show", Colbert told Letterman, "I'm going to do whatever you have done. It seems to have gone pretty well, Dave." The current host, however, suggested Colbert not to do it.


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