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Originally posted 05/22/2012 10:35AM
Her Glee alter ego doesn't get much edgier than a Madonna dance routine, but off camera, Lea Michele's inner bad girl makes an outward appearance – 14 times.
The actress, who plays Rachel Berry on the Fox series (whose finale season airs Tuesday night), flaunts more than a dozen tattoos and says her ink addiction runs in the family.
"I come from a very big Italian family, and tattoos are very popular," Michele, 25, said on Monday's Late Show with David Letterman. "We'll be like, 'Let's all get tattoos.' "
Originally posted 03/24/2012 02:45PM
Whether she knew it or not, Jennifer Lawrence has been preparing for her Hunger Games role since she was a little girl.
The actress, who stars in the weekend smash film adaptation of the dystopian teen trilogy about a televised battle to the death, told David Letterman on Late Show this week that her two older brothers roughhoused with her growing up.
"I've got scars all over my body," she said. "The best part – they would fight each other over who could fight me."
Originally posted 03/20/2012 01:30PM
Michelle Obama made a surprising confession Monday night about her dog, Bo.
"He is my son," the First Lady told David Letterman. "I have two girls – and a boy."
Obama has always said she considers herself the Mom-in-Chief, and in true mom form, she had nothing but praise for her furry kid. "Bo is wonderful," she said. "He is the smartest dog on the planet."
Originally posted 02/10/2012 03:00PM
Is Nicolas Cage undead and loving it?
Addressing one of the more bizarre rumors about his personal life, the actor says he's almost certain he's not a time-traveling vampire whose image was said to have been captured in a Civil War-era photo of a man resembling Cage.
"I don't drink blood, and last time I looked in the mirror I had a reflection," Cage told David Letterman on Thursday night's Late Show.
Promoting his film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengance, Cage does acknowledge he could be confused with the Tennessee man in the 1870 photo that an eBay seller had pitched as a "walking undead/vampire" who "reinvents himself once every 75 years."
"Let me say that there is a resemblance," says Cage, "but how can I be polite about this. It's a somewhat slowed-down version of me."
Originally posted 11/23/2011 11:00AM
Justin Bieber was none too happy about a fan's recent paternity suit, but he recognizes that those kinds of hassles are just part of being a worldwide celebrity.
"It's pretty crazy. People make up false accusations. It's gonna happen, being in the spotlight," Bieber, 17, said Tuesday on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman.
Letterman commiserated with Bieber, saying he "saw red" when he heard about the accusations, adding: "I could smell a weasel."
Originally posted 08/23/2011 05:00AM
Returning to the air Monday night for the first time since he received a death threat from a jihadist, David Letterman let fly with a barrage of one-liners that may not please the would-be terrorist but certainly got his audience laughing.
"We have a great audience night in and night out, but, honestly, tonight you mean a lot to me," Letterman, 64, told the crowd inside the Ed Sullivan Theater as the host opened his Late Show monologue. "You people are more than an audience tonight, really. You're more like a human shield."
Letterman then blamed his slightly tardy arrival on the fact that he was backstage "talking to the guy from CBS. We were going through the CBS life-insurance policy to see if I was covered for jihad."
Originally posted 08/18/2011 07:30AM
A jihadist has marked David Letterman for death and ordered followers to "cut the tongue of the lowly Jew and shut it forever."
The demand, part of a rant on the Shumukh al-Islam Web forum, claims the Late Show host – who is Protestant – must be punished for joking about Al Qaeda leader Ilyas Kashmiri, killed during a U.S. strike in Pakistan.
Kashmiri had been named as a possible replacement for the late Osama bin Laden.
The FBI is investigating the threat, according to reports. It is also said that the agency knows of no specific plot against Letterman, who has been informed of the threat nevertheless.
Originally posted 03/31/2011 04:20PM
Who bombed the worst at the Oscars?
Former hosts James Franco and David Letterman debate that very issue on Friday's Late Show on CBS.
"It was horrible," says Letterman, 63, of his 1995 appearance. "I was so bad that they talked for a while about shutting down the motion picture industry. … I was God awful."
But this year's host Franco, 32, argues that at least no one accused Letterman of being on drugs.
Originally posted 03/16/2011 07:15PM
Selena Gomez still isn't spilling the beans about her relationship with Justin Bieber, but she has dropped another hint.
On his CBS show Wednesday night, David Letterman asks Gomez if he can show the audience a photo her affectionate outing with Bieber at Vanity Fair's Oscar party.
"Oh, that's cute," Gomez, 18, says as the Late Show audience lets out an "Awww!"
Originally posted 02/16/2011 10:45AM
Not so fast: That headline-making Lindsay Lohan appearance on David Letterman's Late Show announced for Thursday night isn't going to happen. Yet.
While Lohan, 24, Tweeted late on Tuesday "I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, I'm not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion...," on Wednesday morning Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, also chimed in – and provided some clarification.
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