Lips and (Sean) Lennon team up on 'Letterman'
Sean Lennon, right, with partner Charlotte Kemp Muhl and mother Yoko Ono at the Grammy Awards.
February 7th, 2014
10:30 AM ET

Lips and (Sean) Lennon team up on 'Letterman'

In late 1974, John Lennon made his last on-stage appearance at New York's Madison Square Garden to pay off a bet he'd made with Elton John about "Whatever Gets You Through the Night" hitting No. 1.

Elton was right - it did - so Lennon showed up to play three songs with the Elton John Band: "Whatever Gets You Through the Night," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," a Beatles song that Elton had just covered (and would also hit No. 1).

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Filed under: David Letterman • television • Uncategorized
April 10th, 2013
10:11 AM ET

Lohan tears up talking rehab with Letterman

The idea of Lindsay Lohan appearing on "Letterman," with not much to promote but her recent plea deal, initially caused some to think it was another April Fool's joke. (She did try to pull a pregnancy prank, after all.)

But no, the Lohan appearance was really on the schedule, and the 26-year-old actress showed up as planned - even early! This being David Letterman, he didn't waste any time fooling with nonsense questions.

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Overheard: Letterman says Leno is funny, insecure
December 28th, 2012
04:10 PM ET

Overheard: Letterman says Leno is funny, insecure

“Late Show” host David Letterman is opening up to Oprah Winfrey about depression, being the victim of a 2009 extortion attempt, and his highly publicized feud with Jay Leno.

During the interview with Winfrey, who he has also quarreled with in the past, Letterman calls Leno an “unusual fellow.”

“I’ve never met anyone quite like Jay. And I will say, and I’m happy to say, that I think he’s the funniest guy I’ve ever known. … Therefore, the fact that he is also maybe the most insecure person I have ever known, I could never reconcile that.”

The full interview is set to air on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” on Sunday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET.

Did Letterman spoil the ending to 'Dark Knight Rises'?
July 13th, 2012
01:49 PM ET

Did Letterman spoil the ending to 'Dark Knight Rises'?

Thursday's edition of "Late Show with David Letterman," which had "The Dark Knight Rises" actress Anne Hathaway on as a guest, might've needed a spoiler alert.

Hathaway, sporting her cropped hair for "Les Miserables," was chatting with Letterman about Christopher Nolan's anticipated Batman film when the late night host made a comment that did not please fans.

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Filed under: Celebrities • David Letterman • movies • television • The Dark Knight Rises
How did Letterman celebrate 30 years in late night?
February 2nd, 2012
12:15 PM ET

How did Letterman celebrate 30 years in late night?

With three decades on late night under his belt, David Letterman opted to celebrate the occasion by bringing on an old friend: Howard Stern.

The New York Times noted ahead of Wednesday's show that the host was going to keep it casual. After a few jokes in his opening monologue - what keeps him going night after night is "Lipitor and vodka," it turns out - his staff took the opportunity to roast the veteran host during the Top 10.

(Among the top things his staff wanted to say to Letterman on his 30th anniversary included, "You're incompetent," and, "I stopped watching in 1992.")

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Filed under: David Letterman • Late Night comedy • television
Colbert pays Letterman a visit
May 5th, 2011
12:34 PM ET

Colbert pays Letterman a visit

In the recent tradition of Craig Ferguson showing up on "Conan," Stephen Colbert singing "Friday" on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and Ferguson trading gifts with the "Late Night" host, Wednesday night's "Letterman" had another appearance that could indicate a softening of the late night wars.

When Colbert started discussing the recent severe weather in the South (asking his viewers to donate to the Red Cross, of course), he soon found himself in need of a bathroom. Unfortunately, the shared Viacom (the company which owns CBS and Comedy Central) bathroom key is in Letterman's Ed Sullivan Theater.

So naturally, he interrupted Letterman's show looking for it. This took place on both shows, though only "Colbert Report" viewers saw that outgoing CBS anchor Katie Couric had occupied the john.

What do you think of this recent spate of late night hosts showing up on each others' shows? Do you think they're showing that they can get along after the Leno-O'Brien mess? Share your view below.


Filed under: Conan • David Letterman • Late Night comedy • television
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