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Originally posted 08/24/2015 12:20PM
It looks like Stephen Colbert really is leaning in.
After calling late-night television "a bit of a sausagefest," Colbert has landed two mega-watt female stars – and all-around powerful women – as some of his first guests when he takes over The Late Show on Sept. 8.
Captain America: Civil War superhero Scarlett Johansson is set to stop by Sept. 9, and breakout comedian Amy Schumer will drop in Sept. 11, CBS announced Monday. (A tip for Colbert's Eminem-tested, celebrity-ignorant alter ego: Don't call the former "ScarJo.")
Originally posted 08/13/2015 06:40PM
Jay Leno served as the host of The Tonight Show for 22 years before stepping down in 2014, but the 65-year-old isn't wallowing in nostalgia. In fact, he's pretty certain he does not miss the late-night life.
"It's different," Leno told PEOPLE of today's landscape. "You live in the time you live in and for my time, it was great."
Though the faces have changed, Leno said at NBC/Universal's TCA Party in Beverly Hills on Wednesday that the good will is the same. Contrary to popular belief, Leno said the comedy scene isn't "some horrible, cutthroat business," he said. "The idea that there's all this stabbing in the back, I mean, it's really not."
In that spirit, Leno shared his candid – and generally affectionate – opinions on some of his most direct peers, including his Tonight Show successor, Jimmy Fallon, his former time slot competitor David Letterman and the ascendant Stephen Colbert.
Originally posted 08/11/2015 12:00AM
Stephen Colbert is set to take over The Late Show on Sept. 8, but before doing so, the future host took a few tips from the master himself – David Letterman.
Originally posted 08/07/2015 11:00AM
It doesn't get more A-list than this.
George Clooney is slated as Stephen Colbert's first guest when the comedian takes over the Late Show next month.
"George Clooney will be my first-ever #LSSC guest on September 8th! Could one of you let him know?" Colbert, 51, Tweeted on Friday.
Originally posted 07/28/2015 06:05PM
When David Letterman announced he was retiring from the Late Show, there was much speculation that Chelsea Handler might be his lucky replacement – but the comedian actually wasn't interested in the job.
"I was not interested in going to a network. I was never interested in taking somebody else's job. That's not an interesting job for me. I [had already done] something very similar," the former Chelsea Lately host told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel on Tuesday. "It was never a very serious conversation."
David Letterman on Life After Retirement: Telephones Are Tricky, Father-Son Bonding Is 'Just Delightful'
Originally posted 06/15/2015 03:05PM
In his first interview after retiring from the Late Show last month, David Letterman told his hometown magazine, the Indianapolis Monthly, that retirement has been a bit of an adjustment.
"As it turns out, after all these years of having someone make my calls for me, I can no longer operate a telephone," Letterman, 68, said of having an assistant for the past 33 years.
He also says he's at a bit of a loss when it comes to his grooming.
"I don't know what to do with my hair, either. But I'll never wear makeup again, so that's no problem."
Originally posted 05/25/2015 02:30PM
David Letterman is already enjoying the perks of retirement just four days after wrapping Late Show, cheering on his team at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday in Indiana.
The longtime racing fan was honored by his IndyCar team, who paid tribute to the former Late Show host through caricature. A smiling, gap-toothed illustration of Letterman was added to driver Oriol Servia's No. 32 yellow car, with "Thanks, Dave" accompanying the Late Show logo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Team members also wore gray t-shirts mimicking Letterman's famous "Top Ten" lists, instead counting down the reasons they love the talk show host.
"With everything that's happened, it's the highlight of my career," he said. "It's crazy it's the Indianapolis 500. Regrettable my face, but also my name on that car. It's just delightful."
Originally posted 05/21/2015 08:50AM
Moments after taping his final Late Show ever, David Letterman was walking the streets of Manhattan like any other New Yorker.
Reportedly using a fake limousine as a decoy, the notoriously low-key host actually snuck through Angelo's Pizza, next door to the Ed Sullivan Theater, and walked the few blocks from Broadway and West 53rd Street to the afterparty at the Museum of Modern Art on 53rd between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, according to the Daily News.
There, he mingled with friends and stars including Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl. Not much else was known about the afterparty, with the guests generally staying off social media during the event. A reporter for The Wrap said he was told Letterman, 68, "only stayed for a bit."
Originally posted 05/21/2015 07:55AM
"If you have ever liked any silly or stupid thing that I've done on TV over the 22 years, you must know that it probably never, never would have happened if it weren't for Dave," O'Brien said. "We will not see a man of his talents and comedic integrity again in our lifetimes," he added.
David Letterman's Emotional Tribute to His Wife and Son: 'I Love You Both and Really Nothing Else Matters, Does It?'
Originally posted 05/21/2015 07:30AM
In an uncharacteristically tender moment, David Letterman thanked his family as he signed off the Late Show for the last time after more than three decades behind the desk.
The episode featured plenty of celebrity guest stars, but Letterman, 68, only had eyes for his wife and son.
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