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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.


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.


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."


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.


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".


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.' "


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."


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 "". 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."


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.


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.' "


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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