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From EW: Conan O'Brien's Exclusive Love Letter to David Letterman

From EW: Conan O'Brien's Exclusive Love Letter to David Letterman

Originally posted 05/01/2015 05:20PM

"David Letterman disrupted the medium – and that's what made him a legend," O'Brien writes for EW

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Michelle Obama to David Letterman: One of Our Kids Is Going Through Their 'Grumpy Cat' Phase (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/01/2015 08:50AM

Even the president and his first lady, it seems, are not immune to the terror of teenage hormones.

Michelle Obama stopped by The Late Show on Thursday and commiserated with David Letterman over the "cloud" that sometimes passes over his 11-year-old son, Harry. "All of a sudden, all we do is argue and reason escapes the planet!"

"Yeah, you're in that phase," replied Michelle, assuring him that it does go away, but that she's currently dealing with that situation in the White House – but wouldn't confirm whether it was Malia, 16, or Sasha, 13.

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David Letterman: CBS Had 'Good Reason to Fire Me' After My Sex Scandal | David Letterman

David Letterman: CBS Had 'Good Reason to Fire Me' After My Sex Scandal

Originally posted 04/30/2015 11:55AM

As his 33-year-long tenure on late night comes to a close, David Letterman is feeling reflective.

Though he was candid about his sex scandal when it made headlines in 2009 after a blackmail attempt forced his hand, the late-night host has kept mum on the issue since.

In a revealing interview with The New York Times, Letterman, 68, was able to look at the scandal with some distance. "I think [CBS] would have had good reason to fire me," he said, adding that he was "largely ignorant as to what, really, I had done."

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David Letterman: Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Didn't 'Push Me Out' of a Job

David Letterman: Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel Didn't 'Push Me Out' of a Job

Originally posted 04/29/2015 10:40AM

The landscape of late night has inarguably changed since David Letterman began hosting Late Night in 1982 and then Late Show in 1993, but he's not ending his 33-year run on a bitter note.

In an interview with The New York Times, Letterman, 68, is not upset about how the format he helped create has changed so drastically with the entry of energetic, Internet-savvy hosts like Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.

"They didn't push me out," he said. "I'm 68. If I was 38, I'd probably still be wanting to do the show," Letterman added, going on to say that the format – "an older guy in a suit" – certainly still seemed "viable" when Jay Leno was still on late night. However, after Leno left The Tonight Show last year, Letterman was suddenly "surrounded by Jimmys," he told the Times.

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Robert Downey Jr. Reveals What Happened When He Sang at His Star-Studded Birthday Party

Originally posted 04/24/2015 01:35AM

[YOUTUBE "CMehrZKy6FY"] Robert Downey Jr. knows how to throw an awesome birthday party.

The Iron Man star, who turned 50 on April 4, didn't just hire out an airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California, and fill it with A-list guests including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow – he also arranged for some impressive entertainment.

"It was kind of a big deal," he told David Letterman on The Late Show on Thursday.

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Bruce Willis Reprises His '80s Hair for David Letterman (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/23/2015 09:00AM

Everything old is new again.

That was the theme on The Late Show Wednesday, which saw guest Bruce Willis don a wig and return to the hair that made him famous.

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Watch Michael J. Fox Go Back in Time with David Letterman on The Late Show

Originally posted 04/16/2015 12:10AM

[YOUTUBE "1EJrojS37c4"] Somebody cue Huey Lewis and the News: Michael J. Fox is ready to go back in time.

Fox was a guest on Wednesday's edition of The Late Show and host David Letterman ended up flashing an oldie but a goodie photo of the actor from 1985. It was from Fox's appearance on Late Night when Letterman worked at NBC.

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Julie Chen Chants, Rejects Letterman's The Talk Application (VIDEO)

Originally posted 04/15/2015 07:20AM

Julie Chen knows a thing or two about hosting. She's fronted Big Brother on CBS since July 2000 and is coming up on five years at The Talk. So she and David Letterman had plenty to chat about during her appearance on The Late Show Tuesday night.

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Sarah Jessica Parker Dreamed She Had a Romantic Date with David Letterman

Originally posted 04/14/2015 02:45AM

[YOUTUBE "JFMQCKbHBQE"] The feelings are starting to surface as David Letterman counts down the days until his final show, and on Monday night Late Show guest Sarah Jessica Parker recounted a romantic dream she had about the lanky host.

"Many, many, many years ago, before I was spoken for, legally, I had a dream that you and I went to a basketball game together," she told Letterman, 68.

And during halftime, "You turned to me and you said – I think you meant every word – you said, 'I love you.' And I said, 'Oh, my god, I love you too.' And then you dipped me," Parker, 50, revealed.

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