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Originally posted 10/02/2009 09:40PM
A former Late Show with David Letterman staffer tells PEOPLE that the talk show host had a sexual relationship with one of the show's employees in the late 1990s.
The source says the relationship occurred before Stephanie Birkitt, 34, the woman at the center of the Letterman scandal, worked on the show and involved a different female staffer.
"I'm not surprised this came out," the former staffer tells PEOPLE of Letterman's admission Thursday night that he had "had sex with women who work for me on this show."
"Even the interns knew stuff like that was going on," says the source.
The former staffer says that Letterman, 62, carried on a sexual relationship with one of his "peers, a woman close to him, not an intern."
Originally posted 10/02/2009 03:00PM
Former David Letterman assistant Stephanie Birkitt has emerged as the woman at the center of the shocking plot to extort $2 million from the Late Show host, but who exactly is she?
Birkitt, 34, until recently lived with Robert "Joe" Halderman, Letterman's alleged blackmailer and a 48 Hours producer, according to multiple news sources, but die-hard Letterman fans likely remember Birkitt as the amiable assistant who often appeared on camera in silly outfits, yukking it up with Dave, who anointed her with nicknames including Smitty and Monty.
When Halderman allegedly handed over a package of potentially embarrassing information to Letterman last month – and threatened to go public unless he received a multimillion dollar payment – it reportedly included copies of parts of a diary and personal correspondence belonging to his then-girlfriend, Stephanie Birkitt, according to a search warrant obtained by FOX 5 News.
Originally posted 08/18/2009 12:55PM
Britney Spears hasn't appeared on The Late Show in nearly three years, but Tuesday she'll deliver one of the show's classic bits: the Top 10 list.
Spears last appeared on David Letterman's show when she made a surprise cameo in November 2006. The singer, who recently finished the European leg of her Circus tour, begins another string of concerts in America on Aug. 20.
– Bob Meadows
Originally posted 06/15/2009 07:55PM
After nearly a week of heated controversy over jokes he made about Sarah Palin's trip to New York City with her daughter, Willow, Late Show host David Letterman is making a public apology.
"I told a bad joke," Letterman said during the taping of Monday's show. "I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception."
After the Palins expressed outrage last week, Letterman had tried to explain that his jokes – referencing former New York Gov. Elliott Spitzer and New York Yankee star Alex Rodriguez – were aimed at the former vice presidential candidate's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol. But Bristol was not the daughter Palin took along on her trip to New York City and Yankee Stadium – it was her 14-year-old daughter Willow.
Originally posted 06/11/2009 12:05PM
David Letterman apologized, sort of, but Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd tossed the olive branch right back at 'im on Thursday.
"The Palins have no intention of providing a ratings boost for David Letterman by appearing on his show," Palin family spokeswoman Meg Stapleton says. "Plus, it would be wise to keep Willow away from David Letterman."
This week, Letterman made the Palins the butt of several questionable jokes on CBS's Late Show after they visited New York and took in a Yankees game with their 14-year-old daughter, Willow.
Originally posted 06/10/2009 01:20PM
In the wake of her recent visit to New York, David Letterman had some fun at the expense of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on The Late Show this week – but the governor and her husband, Todd Palin, aren't laughing.
On Tuesday's show, Letterman joked in his opening monologue that the governor visited Yankee Stadium, sitting in "far, far right field" with Rudy Giuliani. "They had a wonderful time," he continued. "The toughest part of her visit was keeping Eliot Spitzer away from her daughter."
Originally posted 01/03/2008 09:25AM
Originally posted 09/12/2006 02:00PM
During Justin Timberlake's first-ever appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the host grilled the pop star Monday about his relationship with Cameron Diaz, alleged drug use and his controversial Super Bowl performance with Janet Jackson.
Originally posted 02/06/2004 1:48PM
DIED: Adam Sandler's beloved pooch Meatball, 4, passed away Jan. 26, reports PEOPLE in its latest issue. The bulldog, whose drinking and drooling problems were well chronicled on the actor's Web page, also appeared in Sandler's 2000 film "Little Nicky." Sandler, 37, held a memorial service at his Malibu home for more than 100 people and served a cake that featured Meatball's face. Guests received T-shirts with the dog's image. As for the actor's other bulldog, Matzoball is sad but fine, according to the magazine.
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