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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
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.
Originally posted 02/15/2011 07:40PM
Lindsay Lohan is getting set to make an appearance that doesn't involve a courtroom or a Hollywood nightclub.
Instead, the troubled star is getting back into the limelight by presenting the Top Ten List on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday, CBS announced Tuesday. Lohan will appear via satellite from L.A.
However, late Tuesday Lohan, 24, Tweeted a contradiction to the information: "I am NOT going to be doing David Letterman, I'm not sure how this happened, but I am sorry for the confusion..."
Originally posted 09/22/2010 08:15PMHe's sane and sorry.
Originally posted 09/02/2010 02:00PM
After pleading guilty to grand larceny for his attempt to extort $2 million from David Letterman in return for remaining silent about the TV host's office affairs, Robert "Joe" Halderman was released from prison Thursday, having served only four months of his six-month sentence due to good behavior.
Halderman, 51, still has 1,000 hours of community service and five years' probation ahead of him.
"He's doing okay," his lawyer Gerald Shargel told PEOPLE after Halderman's release from Rikers Island in New York. "He was fine and expressed appreciation and he is glad it is behind him and that he survived it well and he's looking for work. He's a talented producer."
Originally posted 06/22/2010 01:35PM
What's the secret to Salma Hayek's curves? One hint: they crawl on six legs.
"Look, I'm salivating," Hayek, 43, told David Letterman Monday night about her taste for grasshoppers. "They're delicious."
The Mexican-born actress even has her favorite recipes from her native land for creepy-crawlies.
Originally posted 04/30/2010 12:25PM
On Friday, it was David Letterman's turn to open up in front of an audience.
The Late Show host, who late last year was embroiled in a $2 million extortion plot stemming from his affairs with female members of his staff, made a rare guest-star appearance, saying on Live! With Regis and Kelly that he's now focused on repairing his relationship with wife Regina Lasko.
"Because you think an explosion has taken place and you're looking at the shards and you say, 'Well, can we put this back together?' " Letterman said. "And by God, maybe you can put it back together. And maybe it won't be the same, but maybe it will be different, and maybe it can even be better in a different way."
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