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N.J. Governor Chris Christie gets skewered on David Letterman's Top 10 List: Watch

The presidential election is still over a year away, but for comedians and late-night talk-show hosts, the chance to skewer the candidates can never come soon enough. Especially if one of the potential candidates has one very memorable physical attribute. (Case in point: Michele Bachmann’s crazy eyes.)

Last night, David Letterman took the opportunity to take a shot at New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, who has been courted to throw his hat in the presidential ring. (C’mon, let’s get it out of the way, that hat might look like this.) Alas, it wasn’t Christie’s political agenda, nor his negative feelings about Jersey Shore (though if he ran on the No-Tax-Breaks-For-the-Snookis platform alone, he might be the immediate frontrunner) that made him the subject of Letterman’s Top 10 list. It was his hefty figure.

Watch as Letterman explains “Ways The Country Would Be Different If Chris Christie Were President,” which includes the in no-way-awful-sounding “secretary of cake,” a Presidential retreat at Hershey Park, and much to the delight of Michael Scott, the new National Anthem would be the Chili’s classic commercial jingle “I Want My Baby (Back Ribs).” READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher's character to be suicidal on 'Two and a Half Men' -- funny!

Ashton Kutcher dropped by Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night (clip embedded below) and did his best not to reveal anything about his Two and a Half Men character, Walden Schmidt, a billionaire Internet entrepreneur going through a nasty divorce who ends up moving in with Alan (Jon Cryer) and Jake (Angus T. Jones). But David Letterman wouldn’t let him off the hook. He badgered him to reveal how Charlie Sheen’s character dies, and when Kutcher finally pleaded the fifth saying he didn’t know because he wasn’t in the scene, Letterman called bull. I hate it when actors try to use that line, too. Even if the scene is so secretive it’s not in everyone’s script, that’s something you hear about — especially when it’s a character you’re replacing and you’re a movie star coming back to sitcoms and need to know the show is funny.

Of course that’s a spoiler Kutcher shouldn’t reveal, but then come prepared with jokes to deflect from the fact that you’re not saying anything real. Letterman’s face after Kutcher responded with a vague, “I show up when Jon Cryer’s character needs me the most” when asked to describe how Walden enters the picture was classic. “Here’s my fear, next week you’ll go on Leno and spill your guts,” Dave said. Guilt does sometimes work: “I’m very heartbroken over this breakup that’s taken place….I may, in some way, shape, or form, be tryin’ to kill myself,” he finally coughed up. “I’m no genius, but what better way to kick off a new season of a sitcom than with a suicide,” Letterman cracked. “You already killed Charlie. You got a murder-suicide.”  READ FULL STORY

David Letterman flips off the audience

David Letterman was having so much fun with his favorite actress, Larry Crowne‘s Julia Roberts, that he seemed peeved that the audience was in the room. When they interrupted his conversation about children with a half-sincere, “Awwwwww,” he fired them the double-bird. No feelings were hurt, fortunately. Take a look. READ FULL STORY

Betty White teaches David Letterman how to be Betty White

If you’re going to present a Top 10 List with tips on “Living a Long and Happy Life,” you can’t do better than landing Betty White, who makes every joke at least 14 percent funnier. Last night on Letterman, the ageless wonder shared her 10 secrets for being Betty White. The Hot in Cleveland star even used her soapbox to lob a barb at LeBron James, the goat of the NBA Finals who had callously abandoned Cleveland for Miami. (The former Golden Girl, it should be noted, made the opposite trip, and she hasn’t lost a thing.) Take a look. READ FULL STORY

Jon Cryer talks Charlie Sheen on 'Letterman': 'None of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt like it was hurting him'

Jon Cryer opened up to David Letterman last night about the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding Charlie Sheen’s exit from Two and a Half Men and new co-star Ashton Kutcher. Simultaneously, he reminded us that despite everything that’s happened in the past year, he’s still a classy guy.

Cryer, who has remained pretty mum about the situation (sans his hilarious rebuttal to being called “a troll” by Sheen), was candid about the time when he believed he was out of a job because of Sheen. “None of us wanted to continue with the show if we felt like it was hurting him. And there was a point at which everybody felt like, ‘There is no control here.’”

But not soon after, he said, CBS had quickly assembled a plan B: Bring on Ashton Kutcher. He joked, however, he remains wary of his new co-star. On the way to the network’s Upfronts presentation, held last month in New York, “Ashton came on the plane and said, ‘You know what I love about private jets? You can bring knives on board.’”

Watch the clip below, PopWatchers. READ FULL STORY

David Letterman celebrates Oprah's last show with Top 10 list, dramatic reading

There are a multitude of reasons to mourn the loss of Oprah’s television show. High on my list is the inevitable demise of the long-running “Pat & Kenny Read Oprah Transcripts,” David Letterman’s dramatization of Oprah, courtesy of two grizzled stagehands. Last night, the duo tackled an episode with Martha Stewart discussing a spicy grilled cheese sandwich, and it was “very ha-cha-cha.” GawkerTV has the clip here, and click below for Dave’s Oprah-themed Top 10 List, in which he just couldn’t help himself. READ FULL STORY

Jennifer Lawrence talks 'Hunger Games,' 'X-Men,' and horses with Letterman

Jennifer Lawrence showed off her newly dyed hair last night when she stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman, officially there to stump for X-Men: First Class. The superhero prequel doesn’t come out for a few weeks yet, but Lawrence is probably going to be pretty busy, as filming for The Hunger Games starts up this week. The actress awkwardly charmed the late night host with a story about riding wild horses as a child and messing up her coccyx (hee hee, coccyx!) before getting into the high-profile projects she’s working on. Most amusingly, she distinguished The Hunger Games from Twilight as “A violent futuristic movie where kids are randomly selected from their home districts to fight to the death. But we don’t drink blood, that’s just sick.” Check out a clip from Lawrence’s trip to the couch below. READ FULL STORY

David Letterman 'upset, crushed, disappointed' by Oprah snub

David Letterman was not invited to Oprah’s “big gala” in Chicago on Tuesday night, and the late-night host, whose relationship with the queen of daytime television has never been hunky-dory, is so upset he feels like his head is going to explode. Or so he says.

On last night’s show, Letterman first honored Winfrey during his monologue, laying it on so thick in his typical flip style that you couldn’t tell if he meant a word of it. Take a look below. READ FULL STORY

'The Colbert Report': On a bathroom quest, Stephen encounters David Letterman and Katie Couric

Last night, Stephen Colbert let us in on a little secret: Everyone who works at Viacom — the company behind networks including Comedy Central and CBS — has to share a single bathroom, which is located on the set of The Colbert Report. (The arrangement’s particularly tough on Craig Ferguson, Stephen told us — “He has to fly in from L.A.”) They also share a single bathroom key. Naturally, when someone wants to pay a visit to the porcelain throne, things can get a little complicated. Watch the clip below to see Stephen make a surprise appearance on the set of The Late Show, then get caught unaware by a certain newswoman once he finally makes it past the bathroom door. READ FULL STORY

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