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Saying Goodbye to David Letterman: A Look Back at His 33-Year Legacy

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Saying Goodbye to David Letterman: A Look Back at His 33-Year Legacy

Originally posted 05/20/2015 04:00PM

When NBC handed David Letterman Late Night in 1982, his offbeat humor ushered in a new era of late night.

Thirty-three years later, he's stepping down from a late-night landscape that changed around him, having stayed true to himself as the medium changed from appointment viewing to something to be easily digested the next morning in three- to four-minute clips.

"I recognized the value of it," Letterman told The New York Times back in April of his competitors' tendency to gear their shows toward digital audiences. "It's just, I didn't know what to say. You go back to your parents' house, and they still have the rotary phone. It's a little like that."

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Jimmy Kimmel, Holding Back Tears, Pays Emotional Tribute to David Letterman: VIDEO

Originally posted 05/20/2015 12:15PM

An emotional Jimmy Kimmel choked up several times Tuesday night while paying tribute to his idol David Letterman, whose final show airs Wednesday.

"I learned almost nothing in college, but watching Late Night, not only did I learn everything from Dave, but the reason I have this show is because," Kimmel said haltingly, his voice trembling, as he stopped to keep himself from crying. "The executives at ABC saw me when I was a guest on Dave's show and hired me to host this show. I want to thank Dave."

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George Clooney Jokes: Amal Cringes When I Wear the Same T-Shirt 'for a Week'

Originally posted 05/20/2015 09:50AM

"You can get away with things that I can't get away with." That's a loaded statement in and of itself, but it's especially dangerous when it's being said by Jimmy Kimmel to George Clooney.

The pair of famous pranksters talked about how they tend to egg each other on during Clooney's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday night.

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Tony the Healer Wrote Britt Nilsson a 'Long-winded Note' Telling Her to 'Find Him' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 05/20/2015 08:35AM

Britt Nilsson was knocked out of the running to become the next Bachelorette this week, a decision that left her "in a state of shock."

Tuesday night with Jimmy Kimmel, she elaborated on that, as well as what's going on with her and Brady.

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Samantha Bee Is Funny, Crass and Not Too Fond of Sausages in First Promo for Her New TBS Show

Originally posted 05/13/2015 10:00PM

Sorry, Jimmy, Jimmy, Stephen, James and the rest of the late-night gang.

There's a new girl in town who's crashing the boys' club. And she's not afraid to make jokes about your private parts.

Former Daily Show correspondent Samantha Bee is getting a late-night talk show on TBS, and she hits the ground running with this amusingly crass promo – first revealed Wednesday at Turner's Upfronts presentation in New York.

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Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About ABC's Bruce Jenner Special

Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About ABC's Bruce Jenner Special

Originally posted 05/12/2015 06:10PM

During his monologue at the ABC Upfronts on Tuesday, Jimmy Kimmel took aim at Bruce Jenner, one of the network's most high-profile faces following his coming out as transgender last month on 20/20.

Talking about the network's upcoming programming slate, Kimmel said that ABC "has people of color, women and men turning into women."

Referring to this year's format of The Bachelorette, the premiere of which will have both Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson battling it out for the chance to find love with one of 25 suitors Monday, Kimmel said: "I say forget more Bachelorettes – we need more Bruce Jenners at this network!"

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Jimmy Kimmel Fulfilled His Wish of Joining Manny Pacquiao's Entourage

Jimmy Kimmel Fulfilled His Wish of Joining Manny Pacquiao's Entourage

Originally posted 05/03/2015 03:35PM

Jimmy Kimmel can add another title to his resume – hype man.

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Kim Kardashian West Says Home Decorating Is One of Kanye's 'New Passions'

Kim Kardashian West Tells Jimmy Kimmel That Home Decorating Is One of Kanye's 'New Passions'

Originally posted 05/01/2015 07:40AM

Don't be surprised if you spot Kanye West out browsing paint swatches and fabric samples.

His wife Kim Kardashian West, 34, talked about her husband's newfound home decorating obsession with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday while promoting her new selfie book. (As you can see above.)

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Kim Kardashian Jokes to Bruce Jenner: 'Don't Steal My Glam Team!'

Originally posted 05/01/2015 12:45AM

After revealing he is transitioning from male to female, Bruce Jenner now focuses on creating a new existence as a woman. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive new details you didn’t see on TV and how Kris truly feels, only in PEOPLE.

Bruce Jenner said that stepdaughter Kim Kardashian West has been the "most accepting" of his transition from male to female, but it seems her generosity will only go so far.

While the former Olympian, 65, admitted in an interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday that Kardashian West is helping him become a fashionista – telling him, "You're representing the family. You gotta look really good" – she's setting boundaries.

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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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