October 22nd, 2009
10:49 AM ET

Paul Shaffer on Kim Kardashian's ... assets

David Letterman's musical director, Paul Shaffer, hit Los Angeles Wednesday night as part of a tour to promote his new biography with the lengthy title "We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin' Showbiz Saga." He co-wrote the book with David Ritz. It details his days on Broadway, his "Saturday Night Live" stint and his 27 years working with Letterman.

It's tough to be out promoting your book when your boss is embroiled in a sex scandal. Inevitably there will be questions regarding  the brouhaha, questions that go unanswered. Shaffer did say "I'm not allowed to even talk about that situation. It's like an ongoing legal proceeding and as such, you can't comment on it."

After 27 years on Letterman, you may think Shaffer has seen it all. Is there anybody he hasn't worked with throughout the years? Is there someone with whom he'd really like to collaborate? Yes, actually, and it may surprise you:

"I heard Kim Kardashian has a record deal. Can you get me a meeting with her agent? I would like to bring her in the studio and lay down some happening tracks and put my coffee right on the top of her a** and just leave it there."

Really, Paul?


Editor's Note: Several commenters believe this quote was lifted from Adam Carolla's podcast. It came from an interview Paul conducted with CNN producer Anita Bennett.

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  1. ErboristeriaAlimenti bio

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    April 30, 2012 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jack Meehoff

    Wow does no-one have a sense of humour anymore, a harmless derriere joke about someone who is basically all back and no brain, and one of the most outstanding bandleaders of the last 30 years, the only musician who keeps the big band TV band experience alive, and he has to answer for it. NONSENSE. Check your entertainment history and since LA LA land is all about physicality, take a deep breath and relax; and those ladies who don't get it, fire up your vibrators and deal with it, you are enormously out of touch in 2009 SOCAL. I'm amazed at the criticism here, It's a fringe splinter group of people who you cross the street to avoid. WOW

    October 29, 2009 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  3. Steve R

    Kelly, i also saw that Laker game and was again amazed how much airtime the KK's got ..for sitting at a game..And they didn't look happy or attractive. I cannot imagine the fascination America has with this family, but it is clearly going to end badly for them if they continue to act as irrationally as they do and chase the star image with no talent. I predict that marriage won't last long and end badly. As a footnote, Kim was on ET and said she thought Paul Schaefers comments were not offensive and would love to work with him or be on the Late Show. Not going to happen, I hope, but that again proves what PT Barnum said.."say what you want about me, just say it a lot and make sure to spell my name right"

    October 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kelly

    Wow just saw Khloe and Kim slutting it up at the Laker game..BAD MAKEUP, Hacksaw noses,; they are truly unattractive. What was Lamar Odom thinking; a real piece of work the K family is. Please don't let your daughters buy into their questionable morality and gold diggin attitudes. These girls will be making homebreaking haedlines and getting paid to be immoral for years..Worse than porn stars, they seem to legitimize their pseudo celebrity. Paul Schaeffer was spot ON. America looks bad when they represent American womanhood; they drag US women back to a time when women's opinions weren't valued, because of their ignorance and bad behavior. Protect your daughters from them..PS Heather Locklear and Jack Wagner were there looking classy and aging well, AND SHE NEVER DID A PORN TAPE OR GOT NAKED. Kudos to classy hollywood, DOWN with ALL the KK's

    October 28, 2009 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Debra R

    Kelly: thanks for linking Paul where he belongs....

    October 27, 2009 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Kelly

    Debra, if you think Paul Schaeffer, went low against women, I guess you never heard Andrew Dice Clay or Sam Kinison, or Lennie Bruce or Bob Sagets nightclub act. They are FOUL and FUNNY..Lighten up, she's just a slut

    October 26, 2009 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe H

    I amazes me that there are so many people without a sense of humor, it is no wonder the world is so screwed up. Too many hypocrites walking around with sticks up their collective butts...OMG, I am sure it was a joke, but let’s lynch Paul for being a sexist and a pig...everyone is so judgemental anymore...let those without sin cast the first stone...

    October 26, 2009 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Debra R

    I am not defending Kim I am sayng that Paul who is supposedly so talented took the low road.... a good comedian never has to dip that low in the shallow end of the pool... appearently he is not as good a comedian as you all think.....

    October 26, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kelly

    So True Steve and Billy, I'm a hardworking mom who finds NOW's agenda skewed and publicity driven; they have little to do with what most American women experience everyday. I have no use for them, particularly when they just use stories like this for Publicity. A typical lobby group, the kind that has fractured America over the last 2 decades

    October 26, 2009 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SteveR

    And NOW has no right to criticize Letterman since there are no complaints from any staff members and most managers are well paid women. It was a workplace affair, exposed by an extortionist, when he was not even married. Jamming this agenda down America's throat is making NOW seem like a fringe group. Why don't they put their resources towards real abuses where women are actually asking for help. Just like KIM, NOW is doing it for the publicity and to aid fundraising..SAD and counterproductive

    October 26, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. SteveR

    RIGHT Billy, I can't believe there are actually women who are actually defending someone who's entire lifestyle is demeaning to women. She is a stereotype for everything that is wrong with the objectification of women Paul was pointing it out in a funny way. Comparing this debate in any way to Polanski is just not right, but hey you called it..Someone's AGENDA is showing NOW

    October 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Billy

    DEBRA R on October 22nd, 2009 11:14 am ET
    Wow Paul, you and your boss are both such classy gentlemen....OINK OINK OINK

    Billy, Today

    Wow,Kim, you and your family are such classy girls....STD ..STD....STD

    defending KK's lifestyle and persona is like saying Richard Heene the Balloon dad is a scientist and great father.

    October 26, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Billy

    Really Debra, a comedian making a joke about a slut who aspires to be a slut is nothing like defending a child rapist, but in your Politically correct NOW world it is. That is the issue here. Paul was noting a distinct lack of talent and most americans call her slutty, and Polanski is a convicted rapist that most Americans (not I, his deal was broken by the judge and he'll be out within 90 days) want to see prosecuted again. The two issues couldn't be more distinct, but in muddling them together you show the agenda you are pushing. Most see it as flawed and counterproductive to continue to allow Hollywoods bizarre morality to infiltrate our homes with no one to stop it but the parents. I applaud Paul and his honesty humor and legacy. Let's see where KK ends up in 10 years..hard core porn I imagine!!

    October 26, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Debra R

    I love it when people use the same reasoning to excuse Paul as they are using for Roman Polanski....I guess it is about the same thing...only in a verbal context....

    Polanski supporters: what was her mother thinking
    Schaffer supporters: the karashians are trashy

    either way what y'all are saying is the same thing....

    October 26, 2009 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Billy

    Well said Matthew it would be the highlight of her career and a lowpoint for Paul Won't happen Rock on Paul

    October 23, 2009 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Matthew, Wisconsin

    I'd have to guess that most of these fine readers are not aware of Paul Schaffer's HUGE list of accomplishments, mostly behind the scenes. I also guess that they are not familiar with his sense of humor. I love Kim Kardashian but I have not seen her movie. I hear that it's quite exciting. Can she act? I strongly doubt that Kim was offended and would actually be thrilled to work with Mr. Schaffer.

    October 23, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Robert J

    Don't kid yourself about the charity work. Most of the B list celebs work with charities that turn over less than 15% of the money raised , and salaries and honoriums make up the rest. Often times they get friends and family jobs and submit travel expenses for luxury resorts for their appearances. They do it merely for the publicity. It is always about them. you can see how good any given charity is by going to charitynavigator.org

    October 23, 2009 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  18. PK.. Ft. Lauderdale

    I saw Kim K while attending a charitable fund raiser last year. She was there as the auctioneer. It's nice she's involved in charitable work. On the other hand she's not particularly good looking in person and came off as being just plain dumb. I was almost but not quite embarrassed for her.

    October 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kelly

    Ken, that again is circular logic.."can't you find someone better to defend" You are asking me then when you are defending KIM..HUH? And David letterman was NEVER married when he was bedding the interns so that argument is also invalid, in fact that is why he didn't get married earlier, because he was still playing the field, like so many men. I'm not saying he's perfect but the only reason it became public was a felony extortion attempt, so it was really his personal business forced on us through a criminal. The interns worked for worldwide pants, not CBS and CEO dave can set the rules. He's violated no laws and is enjoying the ratings bump.He may be a philanderer, but he isn't a bad influence on the young like the Kardashian tribe. Your arguments became tainted when you were doing the same thing you were telling other people not to do, and as a debating coach for an Ivy League School that routinely wins National competitions you'd never make our practice team. Your last post belies these facts so you should do more research before you post that dave was cheating on his wife, he wasn't married I agree with the majority who believe that kids these days need honesty in their face warts and all. And yes, she is a trashy slut and I will share this entire blog with my kids tomorrow Sorry your lack of facts and self serving name calling when you feel it is right further dilutes your argument. You've not convinced me you get what anyone else is saying since you can't defend your own words on this blog. Be more careful what you post and keep to the facts or you'll continue to get shredded by the majority on these blogs who try to play fair. You are not playing fair misquoting facts and doing what you tell others not to do.

    October 23, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  20. Jack Meoff

    I think it's wrong to post when you don't have the facts. David Letterman was never married during the affairs. Next we'll hear it doesn't matter because it was a common law marriage. Don't post if you can't read the facts and understand them Let's raise the bar on the post and stop just trying to win. Ken's arguments seem to point to a Leno fan, one of the dozen or so who actually sit through his unwatchable new show

    October 23, 2009 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  21. char

    steve r, billy and jackie( jackie especially) had some very wise advice/stories for handling their kids...
    steve, your story about your daughters friend doing all these things at age 13( doing the britney panty free/showing and worse) ....it just makes me worry about our kids, my oldest is only 6, and it wont be long before ill probably hear similiar stories about her classmates..
    my own dad taught me the guilt by assoication, judge by company you keep, it may not be right or correct( good kid, running w/ a rough crowd) but unfortunately it is true...you run w/ rowdy kids, even if you are not, gonna be labeled as such.
    jackie, your story about your own mom/ wow...that was brave of her,( given the era when marilyn was a playboy model=and the "modesty" of back then,) but yes i can imagine once she died( not to mention the buzz about affair w/ prez kennedy) rang all too true.
    i cant remember who said letting kids read the feedback, especially the unfavorable ones( saying kim/others are not great, they are tramps=flaunting their bodies and then fair game for any ridicule) is not that bad of an idea either... just my opinion and my 2 cents.

    October 23, 2009 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  22. JB

    Women always quick to jump on the "You're A PIG band wagon." Seriously it was a joke...

    We are human, yeah we look at the physical first cause that is what we have to encounter first...

    Don't act like ya'll (women) aren't doing the same thing about men...The only difference is that men are outspoken about it, as oppose to only keeping it with the "girlfriends."

    Lighten up already for petes sake...

    October 23, 2009 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  23. Richard

    While I wouldn't call Kim a slut when with my younger cousins, nephews and nieces, I would tell them that if they did follow Kim's life choices, I wouldn't hang out with them anymore, and that I would probably be ashamed of them.

    However, if they are old enough to understand the full nature of what Kim is doing, I would then say that yes, she is acting in a slutty way.

    As for David Letterman, I have never held him up as a beacon of morality, and I never will. I always tell my younger friends and relatives who have talked about this subject that David Letterman is a normal man whose good and bad choices are magnified by his being a celebrity – that is to say, he makes bigger mistakes, but also has the chance to do bigger things in the name of good. I do say that he is a rather successful late-night show host.

    And Paul Shaffer? The man has his own brand of humor, and whether or not it is in good taste is up to the listener. Awkward timing, maybe. Insensitive, maybe. But just like Dave, he's a human being.

    In the end, what is important is how the people who are your friends, the people who have seen the real you, interact with you. Judging by the anecdotes here, Paul Shaffer and David Letterman at least have a good side...while Kim seems to be exactly what she is onscreen and off.

    Call a spade a spade, but remember that the person you are debating with and the people we are talking about are all human beings. Balancing respect with the truth must always be foremost in our minds.

    October 23, 2009 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  24. Kelly

    Ken, that again is circular logic.."can't you find someone better to defend" You are asking me then when you are defending KIM..HUH? And David letterman was NEVER married when he was bedding the interns so that argument is also invalid, in fact that is why he didn't get married earlier, because he was still playing the field, like so many men. I'm not saying he's perfect but the only reason it became public was a felony extortion attempt, so it was really his personal business forced on us through a criminal. The interns worked for worldwide pants, not CBS and CEO dave can set the rules. He's violated no laws and is enjoying the ratings bump.He may be a philanderer, but he isn't a bad influence on the young like the Kardashian tribe. Your arguments became tainted when you were doing the same thing you were telling other people not to do, and as a debating coach for an Ivy League School that routinely wins National competitions you'd never make our practice team. Your last post belies these facts so you should do more research before you post that dave was cheating on his wife, he wasn't married I agree with the majority who believe that kids these days need honesty in their face warts and all. And yes, she is a trashy slut and I will share this entire blog with my kids tomorrow Sorry your lack of facts and self serving name calling when you feel it is right further dilutes your argument. You've not convinced me you get what anyone else is saying since you can't defend your own words on this blog. Be more careful what you post and keep to the facts or you'll continue to get shredded by the majority on these blogs who try to play fair. You are not playing fair misquoting facts and doing what you tell others not to do. Indefensible!

    October 23, 2009 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  25. Ken

    Kelly: You are correct. I should not have called DL a cretin. However in my own defense; he made a decision to dishonor his wife and defile the marriage vows he took. It rankles me to see people on here who feel the need to espouse defaming remarks about a person who has doen nothing wrong to anotehr person, while at the same time saying that DL is only human and we should forgive him for this one mistake. He did not make only one mistake. He admitted to sleeping with SEVERAL members of his staff over a period of YEARS! Not only is it wrong to have an extramarital affair, but he was sleeping with people that he is a direct supervisor to...in any other business he would be getting his butt sued off for harrassment. I am not saying that Kim K shoule be the example for our kids, but geeze couldn't ya find someone more worthy to defend???

    October 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Steve R

    I guess the blog is dead and after counting the replies it's 9-1 for pauls funny joke and 1/10 for people who think she needs a defense. Scoreboard..Close the blog

    October 22, 2009 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Kelly

    I am unsure of why it's alright to call David letterman a cretin and slam other bloggers, yet stand up for a hollywood wannabe who can't keep her clothes on. Seems like flawed logic to tell people to stop calling people names when you do it yourself in posts. Weird!

    October 22, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ken

    I am well aware of the fact that our children have access to the "worst parts of the internet." the point that I made was the we as parents do not have to contribute to it.
    BTW I am 46 years old; have two grown children and a 17 year old. My grown children have degrees and my 17 is an honor student.
    I hope that when I reach sage maturity of 60 that I have not developed so much wisdom that it will be okay to call a lady a tramp and then point out to my daughter that others do it too, so it must be okay. Raising your daughter with morals should not have to involve you calling other people names. You should be the example to her.

    October 22, 2009 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Sally Q

    Wow, Steve R great story about your daughter. I think it's sad that some people believe they have the right to question parenting skills based on a blog. I've been faced with similar questions from my teens and although I try to justify some outrageous behavior as "just being kids" I believe that letting them read the venom on this blog is not a bad thing at all. It is a REAL WORLD exercise and very illuminating. I commend your posts for their insight and intelligence

    October 22, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Steve R

    There you go bashing someone's parenting skills again, do you know that there is"" another human being"" on the other side of this blog, you PC meanie. See you are even guilty of it as you deride it?? crazy logic And I think you live in some kind of perfect world where if the parents don't expose them to this stuff they won't ever see it ?? Crazy Most figure you are not a parent because it is so obvious in your inability to recognize that kids nowadays have access to and often use the worst parts of the internet. You can't keep them from it, so since almost every blog becomes a slamfest (you're the cretin who started this one) I believe it's good to use as a tool. You aren't seeing the point. They are going to read all sorts of awful stuff., but in this case you can use it as a weapon to help forge normalcy in an abnormal world. I imagine you are under age 30 with no kids..I also bet that if we we're to meet 20 years from now I bet you'd see it differently. Age brings wisdom despite most folks trying to avoid it.

    A well centered 14-16 year old wouldn't be shocked to hear that Kim is being called a slut, they'd already know it. Perhaps you don't think anyone should be called a slut or tramp, but having lived 60 years I cam assure you they exist. Some girls who don't have any other choice and they do it to survive, Kim doesn't have that excuse..that makes her REALLY SLUTTY

    Last month my 13 yr old daughter told me her best friend stopped wearing panties to school under her uniform and asked if that made her a slut. I said no that makes her a girl with no panties. The next day she told me her friend was purposely spreading her legs to give the boys a look;, I still didn't call her a slut. The next week she told me her friend was letting many boys take her behind a storage shed and look at her under her shirt and touch her privates for $3.00 each..END OF STORY SHE"S A SLUT AND YOU CAN"T HANG WITH HER ANYMORE, It's the real world ken, and believe me it's not as easy parenting today so we have to use the tools at our disposal, including calling a slut a slut. REAL WORLD BUDDY

    October 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • David Daniel, CNN Entertainment Senior Producer

      Okay, now that you've gone back and forth on this a few times, how about some ground rules:

      – Attacking what a poster says - okay.
      – Attacking a poster personally - NOT okay.

      Now, let's play nice.

      October 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Ken

    Billy, Steve, Jackie and Ed: I do not feel that I am "superior" to anyone and was not trying to impress anyone so that I can "lean back in the glow" of my posts. I was merely trying to point out that if you want to teach your children how NOT to present themselves then there is a better way to do it then calling someone names. Desensitizing our children to the feelings of others is never a good thing. I see articles everyday about kids beating up other kids with no remorse. At some point you have to think maybe it has something to do with the fact that we are NOT teaching our children that on the other end of the comments we make; there is another human being.
    I have a life Steve and would like to be able to enjoy it without your kids beating me up in a parking lot for the hell of it because you sucked as a parent.

    October 22, 2009 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Travis

    Ken is just wrong, Billy sounds like a really smart parent who uses real world solutions. If Ken ever has kids he'll find out quick that hiding from the dirt won't work

    October 22, 2009 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. c

    steve r=
    Saw KIM and KHLOE at Cheesecake factory in Beverly Hills. Demanding, obnoxious loud, drunk and mistreated everyone who approached them. Had a photog with them who got in the way of servers and pissed off paying customers. When they left they gave the finger to the room and said "Bye Tourists" Totally Classless

    She deserves everything she gets

    why does this NOT suprise me?... guess its true lots of money doesnt buy class...too bad one of the "tourists" she flipped off didnt put a smack down on her, knock her down a few pegs...
    someone else too mention it seems like one is always trying to outdo the others, ones pregnant, then the other gets married, and then other reconnects w/ her boyfriend after sis's wedding....

    October 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Jackie

    Right on Steve R and Billy, forget the PC nonsense and call a tramp a tramp, and then laugh at them and instill the proper values through the giggles. i'm a 60 yr old mother of 10 and your method is good. when I was 16 my mom showed me the first issue of playboy and told me that Marilyn was a bad girl and would not have a good long life because she was just using her body to sell magazines and get paid. It didn't really register until Marilyn Monroe died a few years later, but it stuck with me
    i used the same method with our kids, exposing them to everything, good and bad and now I have 10 great adults all over the country This guy Ken has no kids obviously, because once you have one the rules change. You can't hide the slime, so throw it in their face and discuss..WELL DONE

    October 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Ed

    Go Billy! Down with Ken!

    October 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Steve R

    I agree with Billy and Ken has obviously never raised any well centered kids. A 14 year old will find these blogs on her own so I think its great that billy and his wife apparently monitor her and give good advice. It's so true that being PC is useless as a parent and trying to allow kids to see the slimy underside of celebrity is important when all the press focuses on their assets as being the key to happiness. It's only hands on parenting that exposes morally bankrupt people like the Kardashians to our youth that prevents them from buying into the media hype. By the way Ken, the media hype isn't going to go away because you posted today. Real parents in the real world have to deal with it everyday, and Billy's method is just what I did as well..and it works

    Ken your post indicates a superior attitude that we see on the blogs all the time, the contrarian likes to argue guy that loves to read his stunning posts and lean back in the glow of his crt and feel better about how he has advice for parents and others that are obviously ruining their kids and he has the solution in a 200 word post. GET A LIFE DUDE..IT WAS A JOKE AND SHE IS A TRAMP AND IF I HAD A 14 YR OLD I'D let her know how most people in the real , non politically correct go to work and be a good person world works. It shows them that most people find her obnoxious and trampy and points them in the right direction..GOOD JOB BILLY, GO AWAY KEN

    October 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Ken

    Billy: Since this is an "opinion" forum, I guess I do not have to keep my opinions to myself. As far as parenting goes, if you weren't patting yourself on the back for doing such an outstanding job; I would never have brought it up.
    Furthermore, there is a difference between being PC and being a positive influence on others. You may raise your child anyway you want to, but I can turn the channel when she is the next unwed pregnant "tramp" on Jerry Springer because you taught her it wa sokay to be obnoxious to or about others choices.
    I have never met David Letterman, but I guess having a great sense of humor is better than upholding the VOWS he took with his wife and betraying her over a period of SEVERAL years. Your completely correct. He really is a class act....much like yourself.

    October 22, 2009 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Billy

    "first off no one actually sings anymore" Well I guess VBABE has never been to a Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, or U2 concert, or listened to their recent albums. No technical trickery, just real rock, and they'll keep doing it like the Rolling Stones until they die. Go see some of the classic acts while they are still here, because, in a way you are right, the rap hip hop generation has abandoned musical talent for vulgarity and electronics, most of which is horrific. My daughter and i now include Trampy Kim in the latter category, and we are also both enjoying PC Ken tell everyone how much more intelligent and better he is than everyone else on this blog Bye for now!!

    October 22, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Billy

    Ken, my daughter is well aware of what whores and tramps are and my point is to show her that most people blogging here agree Kim is as well, you are in the minority. Because We have such an open relationship with our daughter there is no chance she'll ever be on the end of comments posted here. Showing her the mean nasty side of the internet reinforces THAT IT IS NOT A REAL PLACE ONLY A SCARY PLACE IF USED WRONG. Letting her see what dozens of people think about Kim was a real eye opener for her and now she's not interested in her anymore. She's my youngest at 14 and the other 3 kids we raised are well adjusted working, in loving relationships, all married at least 6 years no divorces no drugs, no dui's and well centered so I don't really need your parenting advice.

    But why are you so down on Letterman..."a Cretin", and Paul Schaeffer is one of the most talented studio musicians of our time. I guess you are anti celebrity, and one of the politically correct rangers that needs to feel superior to everyone and tell us how bad it is to watch tv, etc etc. Comment on the story, and stop just bashing other people's opinions. I'd like her to look up to people like letterman who made a mistake near the end of a great career rather than a tramp who has no career beyond her booty. When we're out my wife and I will point out when we think a woman or man is dressed in such a way to just get attention and we laugh together and strengthen the normal family bond as well as pointing her toward proper clothing choices for a 14 year old. In the real world of raising children being PC doesn't help, it just confuses them. point out the tramp losers and make fun of them and kids respond by acting more responsibly and realizing how shameful people like her are..and as far as letterman being a cretin, well i bet that opinion isn't shared by many..have you met him, I have and he is not only gracious but really sharp and funny

    October 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Ken

    Billy: So you think it is a great idea to allow your daughter to read about men calling a women a "whore' and a "tramp" and then you will be explaining to her that this is acceptable behaviour? I agree that you should explain to your daughter that talent and not body type should assist you in your success, but to condone and contribute to that type of action is just immature. I don't belive that you would feel the same way if it was your daughter that was being villified. You sound like one of those people that blames the lady for wearing too short a dress after she is molested. But I guess it would be her fault, right?

    October 22, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Ron G.

    Kim is fine as hell! Period. Paul does have a hot wife!

    October 22, 2009 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  42. vbabe

    first off no one actually sings anymore, their voices are digitally enhanced. All Kim Kardashain is known for is being a tramp and dating Reggie Bush, pretty convient she got back with him after her sister got married isn't it? All the Kardashians are constantly trying to one up each other, it's ridiculous. One gets pregnant than the other ruhes to the altar.

    October 22, 2009 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Richard

    What's really funny here is that this whole comment thread has me laughing over how politically correct some people need to be.

    Protecting Kim Kardashina's dignity is a losing battle at best. Paul's comment, while it may be in bad taste or too edgy for the more "genteel" people here, is right on the money. It's an observation on many levels about stardom and how people get there. Or, it can really be just as simple as a man observing that the woman got there for having a great backside and the willingness to use her body for fame. Either which way, It's hilarious to think that some feminists are actually defending Kim. And that many people simply did not get Paul's unsubtle joke.

    October 22, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Billy

    KEN that is exactly why I'm letting my daughter read the posts that slam Kim, not only because she deserves it but because kids don't get to hear people sound off on these losers, only the glitter press idolizing them. Letterman and Schaeffer paid their dues, unlike Kim, and their indiscretions are just human nature, and I think their warts make them more human and interesting because it comes in the wake of their well earned fame, unlike the K family who have to go trampy just to get seen. I'd like my daughter to know the difference and see how almost everyone on this blog thinks Kim is a talentless tramp who doesn't deserve her notoriety until she actually does something to deserve it. Kim is a talentless faux celebrity, Letterman and Paul earned the right to comment due to their decades of hard work and achievement. That is the difference

    October 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Billy

    I noticed megans comment too and think she meant to write :innocent bystander" which is also wrong. This family is anything but innocent, and all the girls flaunt their ample flesh for $$$$. Wait until they hit forty and their assets are so big they'll only be good for the laugh, and several pots of coffee. She should appreciate any pub she gets since it won't come due to her talent. Her voice is horrific. She should call Paul and thank him then offer up her asset as a table for a day in payment

    October 22, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Steve R

    Hey Meaghan, you wrote..

    How is it people are bashing Kim Kardashian when this pig made the comment? How is she connected in any way for people to be bashing her? Shes an innocent by standard."

    Is anyone else having trouble understanding this comment! She sells sex in place of talent and I'm sure it didn't bother her. I'm sure she's been disrespected by hundreds of men in a much more personal way when she was naked. She tries to be as skanky as possible. in fact she has said she want to be known as one of Hollywood's hottest tramps..she said it in an interview on ET last year. Paul was making a cute joke, and all the other tramps who are posting just didn't get it..Work on your grammar Meghan, your post is unreadable

    October 22, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  47. char

    i just saw the article that said some club paid kim $50,000 to show up and celebrate her birthday...this day and age w/ us regular folks are worried about jobs, keeping our jobs and just making ends meet, keeping food in our bellys and utilities on in our houses, =if we are lucky, but yet they pay these ...celebs big $ just to show up and party.... and its not like they are hurting for the extra $ either, as evident by the pricey clothes,purses, shoes, houses, fleets of cars..not to mention the plastic surgery.. is it just me or am i sick to my stomach?

    October 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mike

    Those quotes are completely out of context how many times is media going to do this??? And they wonder why the news isnt taken seriously anymore... I listening to the Adam Carolla podcast where these comment were made. Report the whole story please not just eye catching headlines.

    October 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  49. STEVE

    Paul Shaffer is the man. It's the truth.

    October 22, 2009 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Dap

    Kim, like Paris Hilton and so many others, is famous for being famous. She has no talent. Paul works in comedy. He made a joke. His joke was based on what Kim flaunts to help her fame along. She dresses to show off her body. She makes sex films. If she didn't want attention drawn to her butt she'd cover it. It was a joke people, just like acting like you're combing your hair in the reflection off some bald guy's( Paul's) head.

    October 22, 2009 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  51. j

    Cant we all just get along....hahaha!!!

    October 22, 2009 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Ken

    All of you that are bagging on Ms. Kardashian for being famous only because she is famous; need to realize that the public is responsible for bringing her to this level of fame. If no one paid attention then we would not know who she is. To call her a whore or otherwise ridicule her is just a reflection of your own level (or lack of) class. If you don't like her then stop talking about her and watch her fade away. As for Paul; look at the company he keeps. It is ridiculous that anyone would idolize such a womanizing, disloyal cretin(David Letterman). His only regret is that he got caught. Remember, this has been going on for years. If he was truly regretful then his own conscienous would have prevented him from maintaining these "relationships" for so long or continuing on to new indescretions. We should try being the person we want our children to look up to instead of looking at public figures who are fallable as idols for the next generation.

    October 22, 2009 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Meagan

    How is it people are bashing Kim Kardashian when this pig made the comment? How is she connected in any way for people to be bashing her? Shes an innocent by standard.

    October 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Geoff

    the funniest part is that Kim k has a record deal!

    October 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  55. cindy

    I normally don't like this kind of attitude, but in this case it was a funny joke from a guy who has seen it all. What else is she good for? I'm soooo tired of seeing all of the K sisters parade their cosmetically enhanced T & A on countless magazine covers.

    October 22, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  56. M Kaye

    I am not a fan of you Paul and i don't watch because i don't want to see you!!!!

    October 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Lisa in Pittsburgh

    I think it's kind of hysterical - it's about all the Kardashian girls are good for! 🙂

    October 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Leo

    BTW, Paul is one of the industries BEST musicians, it can not be argued. His talents extend way past simple keyboard playing. Even advanced keyboard playing, he directs some of the industries best musicians and those kind of guys don't follow someone year after year who doesn't have complete mastery of music.

    so if he wants to joke about the kind of atrocities the music industry wants to constantly feed us, that is HIS world. I have to admit that I have never head Kim sing, but the notion that she is unbelievably talented as a singer and deserves a contract instead of her lame attempt on dancing with the stars and a homemade porn flick is somewhat far fetched. Real talent usually don't surface in such manners.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Bert

    Paul's timing is PRICELESS and hysterical!!!!

    For 27 years, Paul has presented himself as the harmless, impotent sidekick who slaps his knee, and then shakes his head at Dave's edgier comments...and he picks NOW to make a totally out-of-[public]-character comment like that!?

    If I were Dave, I'd be like "Paul...!? Really? Right now? Did you HAVE to say that right now!?"

    Thing is, I refuse to believe Paul is that dumb, which makes this comment funny on so many levels...he's making fun of Kim (who has been publicly showing off her assets for years)...he's making fun of whoever gave her a recording contract...he's making fun of the NOW backlash by giving them something else to fume about...he's even making fun of his own boss.

    Ed McMahon is rolling around in his grave laughing...

    October 22, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Steve R

    I met paul at toronto airport at the security line; he was with his family. He could not have been nicer. He waited with the masses and signed autographs and took pictures. Did some impressions. Really spontaneous and funny. Hot wife Cute kids, great centered family, a real professional.

    Saw KIM and KHLOE at Cheesecake factory in Beverly Hills. Demanding, obnoxious loud, drunk and mistreated everyone who approached them. Had a photog with them who got in the way of servers and pissed off paying customers. When they left they gave the finger to the room and said "Bye Tourists" Totally Classless

    She deserves everything she gets

    October 22, 2009 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Larry Clark

    Celebrities are far overated in my opinion, they really serve no REAL purpose other than providing some form of meaningless entertainment. Sure, some of them actually do good things like charity and donate lots of money to non-profit organizations but it's more than likely just to try and clear that person's name, not saying that they're all like that though.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  62. michelle

    It was just a joke.......are we not allowed to have humor? She is known for a sex tape that is the only reason why we have ever heard of this self-proclaimed sex icon. She has put herself out there for a comment like this. No pity from me!

    October 22, 2009 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  63. steve in kcmo

    yea paul is a musically-talented shameless old male horn dog who commented on the "assets" of a clueless talentless attention whore
    that exists only because people can make money following her about while see parties and collects notches in her lipstick case.

    did you notice her and that basketball players pre-nup? he's not letting her lame backside anywhere near his money. good man.......

    i have a great idea, lets forget either one of them exists. but then, what would cnn info-tainment writers do all day???

    October 22, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Stu

    Thank god some people still have a sense of humor. Remember, Letterman did not nothing wrong or immoral–a man had sex with a woman who loved him! Bad idea in the business-management sense for sure, but otherwise, congratulations Dave for living life and Paul for rocking on (with his silly wardrobe)!

    October 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Tom, Long Beach, California

    "me" , the word is "crass" and he is making a joke of her desperate struggle to be recognized in Hollywood with no talent. Thus, we all have to deal with her being plastered in all media. His chauvinism is the creative vehicle for his attempted humor, while weak not so funny from a wimp like that, let's not lose sight of the most agregious behavior which is the Kardaswhores.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Paul Rules

    It might just be the start of a publicity stunt where she appears on Daves show and offers up her asset for a coffee cup and a chance to sing and make everyone sick. And the ratings will be HUGE. Are thaeir actually losers out their that are defending this tramp. I don't bash women who work hard to succeed, but if you use nothing but your measurements and a sex tape to become famous you deserve all this and more..Skanky Tramp who was raised by a skanky gold digger tramp, it's really that simple

    October 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  67. noitall

    I can't believe people are getting their panties in a bunch over a simple joke! He wasn't talking about Mother Theresa or Queen Elizabeth II. He was talking about Kim Kar-trashian! Paul Schaffer is a musial genius and Kim is someone with......a big ass. Anyone whose sole claim to fame is "reality show star" is fair game for mocking. Plus if she does have a record deal, it's an insult to a talent like Paul Schaffer and hundreds of other talented artists who don't have a famous dad and step-dad and a sex tape on the internet.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Ken

    Schaeffer earned his place in music with years of hard work. Kardashian has no place in music as she has no chops and she has no talent. Being the offspring of the notorious (much like P Hilton) should NEVER be an entre' into a business requiring that one have skill and pay their dues.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Al

    Yes, Kim is beautiful in a plastic, overdone sort of way. But the level of publicity surrounding her and her sisters is so overwhelming that I'm sick to death of her...as well as Paris Hilton, Heidi and Spencer (ugh), Brittney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce...damn...these are just people. Some are talented, some are not. Some of them are famous just for being famous. Enough already.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Thomas

    Paul has musical talent- Kim does not. Kim's parents are as much at fault, as she is, for whoring herself on televisions for the world to see. Personally I see no class in her antics or the antics of her entire family. They, like Michael Moore, are suckering money out of people and then chiding the system that has made them rich. Don't buy into this crap.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  71. PJ

    KarTrashian? Oh, please... there's probably some homeless crackhead out there with more class.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Jack

    Paul has a knockout wife and beautiful kids and was never gay, that's just a stereotype related to his speech patterns and shows how ignorant most are about celebrities. I think there is a much better chance that Kim is gay, or will be some day if it's good for her career, Whatever works, no worries no talent just keep tramping it up to get paid.. Astute comment paul

    October 22, 2009 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Jack

    The Kardashian family is a bunch of hollywood wannabees. The parents went with K starting names at birth for the future publicity value. After the Rich old man died his wife married a former olympian who became a C list celeb on creepy game shows. They try to paw their way into jobs using sex and no talent and schaefer, who worked his whole life to create a body of great work is pointing out how Hollywood is short changing America with these types of "talent". Respect those that know the biz and reject this faux entertainment.. who likes this kind of entertainment. Clueless barely literate kids who can't write a melody and know nothing of the pioneers that had talent but no looks and worked hard to bring real entertainment. Great quote paul

    October 22, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  74. offended

    I'd put more than my coffee on her a**... and yours.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Jasco

    Honestly I thought he was gay, that answers my question. Go Paul!

    October 22, 2009 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  76. DamitaJo

    haha. Kim has played up her assets at every turn and worked it to her advantage - nobody can really deny that. What else can anyone honestly say she is known for? So there is nothing wrong with "poking" fun at her for it. There's nothing offensive about Paul's joke. As a woman, it's more offensive that she has built a career around her butt.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Heywood Jablowme

    So now you're not allowed to joke about whores?

    October 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Mike

    Wonder how many of you bashing Letterman and Shaffer are or were supporters of Bill Clinton. Where was NOW 12 years ago??

    October 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Bill

    Lighten up on Paul, he was just saying that her best asset is her rear, because if you heard her sing you'd know a top notch musician like Paul would not record with her. He's an entertainer going for a quick joke, unlike Kim's dad who attended many Hawaiian tropic pageants with OJ and we know OJ and MR Kardashian treat women with respect. AND then there is the fact that she leaked a sex tape ( a really boring one) to further her career? Do these actions not demand humour?? Does she really deserve your angst? The comment will only help her since she has NO talent other than rutting with her big booty to fall back on..WAY TO GO PAUL

    October 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Mark Richards

    It's at the point where you can't say anything anymore without a problem. Paul was making a joke, nothing more. It wasn't mean, just a joke. Remember when Chris Rock made a joke about Jennifer Lopez needing two limo's, one for her, the other for her ass. Everyone was laughing at that one. Come people! Get a grip! Grow up and move on!

    October 22, 2009 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  81. rick

    It always amazes me when people comment about a celebrity they think they know. Unless you have actually spent time with Paul you have no idea who he is and what he is about. He's really a nice guy and a good family man. In my experience he has always been generous and very classy.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Jessie

    Her junk aint all that Paul. And it seems her only potential asset? She got nothing else to offer? Seems more and more oinker behavior comes to light with these guys.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  83. WeAreInACrazyWorld

    I would said the samething or even more if I were Paul. Who in their right mind wants to want these dumb blonds, brunnettes,...complaining all day that they can do this, they don't have that,... only those that don't have a life.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  84. citizenUSA

    Hey, I love beautiful women as much as most of the next guys, but, isn't The Late Show in enough trouble over sexual issues? Does anyone with any intelligence realize that objectifying and degrading woman only helps make the ones with even less intelligence think it's OK? Does he think Kim would have thought that comment was soooo funny and cute that he would have had a chance with her? No, I think she'd squash his cue ball between them. I know it seems like a harmless little comment but the reprecussion from that type of behavior is infectiousness. Dudes, we're supposed to be protecting and standing up for women.

    October 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Matt

    Honestly, I think Kim would take that as a compliment, so no harm done. =)

    October 22, 2009 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Jack Meehoff

    The kids that are bashing paul for being bald obviously have not seen his best work on SNL, but they also could not have heard Kim singing either. I just sampled some and it is horrific, and NOBODY, not even those posting here would spend money on it. Expect her career to mirror other talentless hollywood tramps like Britney, Paris Lindsey, Octomom, Richard Heene, etc..No talent, just pub, and a really bad rear end to booty, Way too much jiggle, and I can't imagine what industrial strength form of spandex she uses to keep it in one zip code

    October 22, 2009 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  87. MikeMazzla

    Paul Rocks

    October 22, 2009 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  88. Steve

    No one mentioned the source. It was from Adam Corollas Podcast. They were just joking around having fun. Whats the BFD?

    October 22, 2009 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  89. Sam

    I don't know who Paul or Kim are. In fact, the one thing I do know is that Kim is known for a particular videotape. Does she merit anymore respect than that?

    October 22, 2009 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  90. Shirl Riddick

    Paul Shaffer is a PIG to make that statement about Kim Kardashian. Apparently he and Letterman attended the same "school." When are these rejects going to grow up?????

    October 22, 2009 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  91. Bob in VA

    To Debra and her ilk: when your big fat a$$ is what got you famous in the first place, you're going to get jokes about your big fat a$$.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  92. JMChicago

    Ok people, lets not be too offended on the behalf of a woman who exploits her body herself on a regular basis. ADDITIONALLY she has a sex tape of herself out there, exploiting said "asset" repeatedly. Nobody balks at stripper jokes, and this is no different. Relax.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  93. Yeahok

    A gross perverted bald eagle! lol

    October 22, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  94. c

    i bet kim sings as good as paris hilton! lol...im willing to bet she "aint no christina aguliera"

    October 22, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  95. Jeff C

    Paul Schaffer is RIGHT ON THE MONEY. This tramp,..along with the other talentless tramps of hollywood,..famous for only showing thier 'privates' publicly deserve absolutely no credibility or respect as musical artists.

    I'd do one better,..set my coffee on her a**, then kick her out the studio door to the corner,..where she belongs,..walking the street corners.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  96. Chris

    Please, people.. get over yourselves and grow a sense of humor.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  97. Steve R

    Paul Schaeffer has every right to bash KIM, she is just an example of a talentless media created tramp, remember her dad is the reason why OJ won the criminal trial and he was reportedly OJ's best friend. their TV show and their skanky mom are an example of what we don't need to see on TV. Schaeffers comment was tongue in cheek and his legacy will live long after Kim is on her 5th husband. His music and his comedy work on SNL helped shape comedy through the 70's and 80's, and most kids don't get him these days because his humour is sublime and requires thought, but in this age of reality tv those that don't recognize the sacrifices a pioneer like shaeffer had to go through would not understand that he forged the way for losers like kim. As far as bruce jenner, he might beat schaefer in a fist fight, if his face doesn't fall of first.. Worst plastic surgery EVER

    October 22, 2009 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  98. Francesca

    When the only reason you're famous is for being a ho, you have to expect sexist comments like that. If you don't want such comments, try presenting your brain rather than your body. She's a yawn-fest. Of course, Paul's no prize either.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  99. Travis

    Thats wierd I was just listening to Adam Carolla's podcast when I heard him say that now I am reading about it. This is kind of taken out of context it was meant humorously in the conversation he was having with Adam.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  100. M in NJ

    So, she's trying to get attention – that's her JOB. Not adding to the Human Experience, just BEING FAMOUS.

    Seems like Paul is just helping toward that. Good for him! And as for her – and the current vernacular would have me say, WHATEV.

    Keep it Real, Paul! 🙂

    October 22, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  101. Barbara

    Hollywood never ceases to be tacky and tasteless...no one does it better. How sad....

    October 22, 2009 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  102. c

    i just about laughed so hard, sending coffee out my nose and onto the screen!!

    I heard Kim Kardashian has a record deal. Can you get me a meeting with her agent? I would like to bring her in the studio and lay down some happening tracks and put my coffee right on the top of her a** and just leave it there."

    October 22, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  103. samantha

    Debra, Kim knows her tushie is her biggest asset and what she is known for and she plays it up.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  104. Me

    This is the type of crap women are having to deal with.....This guy has the audacity to say something so crast when in fact, Kim would only increase his relevancy.
    This old bald guy wouldn't know what to do with a woman like Kim Kardashian. I thing Bruce Jenner should pay Mr. Shaffer a visit. Old guy vs. old guy. My money is on Jenner.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  105. JB

    Paul Shaffer is a riot...I would do the same thing Paul...LOL

    October 22, 2009 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  106. Ben W.

    Who's Kim Kardashian?

    October 22, 2009 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  107. Tom, Long Beach, California

    don't seriously consider making us listen to the talentless attention whore......

    October 22, 2009 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  108. Franky, Land of Lincoln


    That's funny and surprising. But it shows more about Paul and the types of friends Dave has had or maybe not at all. Talk about working in an environment where your own co-workers betray you...

    October 22, 2009 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  109. Saly

    Paul, you are an exceedingly annoying man and you are the only reason why I don't watch the Letterman Show.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  110. Pete

    I think Letterman's problem is he spent too much time hanging out with this guy.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  111. Debra R

    Wow Paul, you and your boss are both such classy gentlemen....OINK OINK OINK

    October 22, 2009 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  112. Leo

    Can she sing as good as Christina Aguilera?

    If not, then her trunk is the only reason she is getting that deal in the first place.

    October 22, 2009 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |

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