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David Letterman Calls Donald Trump 'Repugnant to People ... He's Despicable'

Originally posted 06/10/2016 09:25AM

David Letterman has made plenty of political jokes in his day, but the former Late Show host is getting serious about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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David Letterman: 'I Don't Know Why They Didn't Give My Show to a Woman'

Originally posted 06/09/2016 01:15PM

More than a year after his exit from The Late Show, David Letterman says he "couldn't care less about late-night television."

The 69-year-old comedian sat down with NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw over Memorial Day weekend for a special interview airing Sunday, and he got candid about his retirement and the current late-night landscape.

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David Letterman's Retirement Look Now Includes a Naked Noggin

David Letterman's Retirement Look Now Includes a Naked Noggin

Originally posted 03/23/2016 09:45AM

As the one-year anniversary of his final Late Show appearance approaches, David Letterman is sporting a decidedly different look.

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Bread Before Bed? David Letterman's Doctor Explains Why It's Best to Eat Carbs at the End of the Day

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Bread Before Bed? David Letterman's Doctor Explains Why It's Best to Eat Carbs at the End of the Day

Originally posted 01/12/2016 02:20PM

"Having carbs first may stimulate appetite, and make it harder to control your eating," explains Dr. Louis Aronne

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David Letterman Shows Off Bushy Retirement Beard as He Strolls Around N.Y.C.

Originally posted 09/28/2015 07:00PM

David Letterman is enjoying his retirement.

The former Late Show host was sporting a bushy white beard as he walked around New York Sunday.

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Jay Leno Has Plenty to Say About Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and 'Odd Duck' David Letterman

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Jay Leno Has Plenty to Say About Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert and 'Odd Duck' David Letterman

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.

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Stephen Colbert Reveals The Late Show Take Over Advice From David Letterman

Stephen Colbert Reveals The Late Show Take Over Advice From David Letterman

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.

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Chelsea Handler: I 'Was Not Interested' in Taking Over for David Letterman on the Late Show

Chelsea Handler: I 'Was Not Interested' in Taking Over for David Letterman on the Late Show

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."

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