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SI Swimsuit cover girl Kate Upton on Letterman: How'd she do? -- VIDEO

As if she hasn’t been busy enough, Kate Upton — the 19-year-old model who yesterday was announced as the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl — returned to The Late Show With David Letterman last night (where her title as swimsuit icon was first announced on Monday) to talk about her magazine cover, her acting career (she’ll appear in the upcoming The Three Stooges), and her supermodel shelf life.

Check out her appearance, which is filled with equal parts breathy laughing and looking hot, below: READ FULL STORY

Nicolas Cage is not a vampire, or so he claims -- VIDEO

Last night, Nicolas Cage took time out from promoting Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance on Letterman to address one antique dealer’s claim that he is, in fact, a vampire. Last fall, the man posted a photo online from the 1860s that bears a striking resemblance to the actor and said it proves Cage is the walking undead. “Well, let me say that there is a resemblance, but how can I be polite about this?” Cage told Letterman. “It’s a, uh, somewhat slowed-down version of me.”

There are similarities, Letterman noted. “But it’s slowed-down,” Cage reiterated. He says he doesn’t drink blood, he has a reflection in a mirror, and a photo can obviously be taken of him, so that proves he’s not a vampire. But isn’t that exactly what a vampire would say? Watch or read enough vampire stories, and you inevitably get to one that argues the reflection bit was a rumor started by vampires to throw off humans. The vampires drink more than blood on The Vampire Diaries. I’m not saying Cage is a vampire…. I’m just saying he hasn’t proven he’s not yet. Technically.  READ FULL STORY

Did David Letterman destroy Late Night?

After tonight, David Letterman will be the longest-serving host in late-night TV history. He is responsible for expanding our understanding of what late night television could be. He is also, in a funny way, responsible for the complete destruction of late night TV. He started out in the hour after Johnny Carson, and you could argue that — especially in the early years — Letterman’s show represented a complete deconstruction of the whole Carson model. A sketch like “Stupid Pet Tricks” was a knowing mockery of an animals-being-cute late-night segment. Letterman’s Late Night was a subversion of the traditional nightly talk show, as surely as The Simpsons was a subversion of the family sitcom or The Wire was a subversion of the cop drama. Letterman’s deconstruction opened the floodgates — if Letterman was making fun of the idea of a talk show, then Conan O’Brien was making fun of the idea of making fun of a talk show. The whole voice-of-god notion of the Johnny Carson host was a thing of the past. READ FULL STORY

Kathy Griffin strips on 'Letterman': 'We're gonna need some pliers!'

Apparently Kathy Griffin’s resolution was “Eat right, lose clothes.” The funnylady stopped by Late Night last night and…well…one thing led to another. Recounting her Times Square surprise strip attack on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcast, she offhandedly told David Letterman, “I’ll do it right now.” The host called her bluff, and suddenly Griffin was unzipping for applause. Let’s just say this time around, she wasn’t nearly as stealthy or prepared, though the decision to go commando to avoid panty lines did make things a lot more dangerous. Watch the clip after the jump. READ FULL STORY

Fassbender Package Punchline Watch: David Letterman asks 'Shame' star if the role was 'hard'

As award season continues, hopefully with an Oscar nomination on Tuesday for Shame‘s Michael Fassbender, we expect George Clooney’s Golden Globes joke about the actor’s private parts won’t be the last we hear. So we’re creating the Fassbender Package Punchline Watch. We begin with last night’s Late Show With David Letterman appearance. It was Fassbender himself who cracked a penis joke when asked how difficult it must be to play a role as dark as a sex addict:  READ FULL STORY

David Letterman's comedy booker replaced for saying female comedians are not 'authentic'

Eddie Brill has been the comedy booker on The Late Show With David Letterman for over a decade. But the comedian found himself at the center of a small-yet-potent Internet firestorm last week when The New York Times published a profile in which Brill explains the show’s tendency to book more men than women by noting: “There are a lot less female comics who are authentic.” Brill, perhaps sensing he was on a gender-bias kamikaze run, then explained further: “I see a lot of female comics who to please an audience will act like men.” It’s hard to know precisely what Brill meant by these statements, since we all know gender is fundamentally fluid and questions of quote-unquote “authenticity” are meaningless in our modern era of exhibition and proud narcissism. Nevertheless, Brill has now been fired as the Late Show‘s comedy booker, although the Times reports that he’ll probably remain as the in-studio warm-up comedian. READ FULL STORY

David Letterman's tradition of odd holiday traditions

Think holiday traditions and mistletoe, eggnog, and caroling come to mind. David Letterman’s Christmas includes target practice at a giant meatball, the Lone Ranger, and singer Darlene Love.

Each has become part of CBS Late Show lore through the years, their appearances anticipated by fans like wrapped presents under a tree. The meatball, the Lone Ranger, and Love all return Friday. READ FULL STORY

Watch Rooney Mara's visit to 'The Late Show with David Letterman' -- VIDEO

The girl with the busy schedule.

Before heading over to the Ziegfeld Theater for the premiere of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, star Rooney Mara stopped right around the block at The Late Show With David Letterman to talk about, among other things, her football background (Fun faux fact: For two years she was a wide receiver for the Broncos. Take that, Tebow!) and the arduous audition and filming process once again. Check out Letterman’s (who seemed pretty psyched about the film, wouldn’t you say?) full interview with the Golden Globe-nominated actress below, including the anecdote at the 9:40 mark in which Rooney describes what happened to a drunk wedding guest who asked her to dance while she was still trying to shake off playing Lisbeth Salander. Let’s just say, it doesn’t end in a fox-trot for the poor guy.

Watch it here: READ FULL STORY

Rosie O'Donnell vs. David Letterman: Whose monologue was meaner?

Rosie O’Donnell didn’t like what David Letterman had to say about her, or her fiancée Michelle Rounds, during the opening monologue on his show Tuesday night. But, rather than apply the old “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt” adage, O’Donnell opted to hurl said stones right on back. During the opening monologue of her show on OWN, O’Donnell criticized Letterman for his “loving, supportive comments,” when he joked, “The woman she is marrying, her fiance, was driving and her car broke down. And guess what happened? Rosie pulls up right behind her in her tow truck.”

After showing the clip from The Late Show with David Letterman to her audience, O’Donnell said, “Why is that Dave? Why? I don’t remember making fun of you when you had sex with all your interns! I didn’t do that. I didn’t make fun of your rampant, throbbing heterosexuality, did I Dave?” READ FULL STORY

Rick Perry delivers Letterman's Top Ten List: 'Oops!' he did it again

Who could have guessed that in this Republican GOP circus, it would be he-man Rick Perry who would deliver the comedy gem that late-night comics would come to cherish? (Herman Cain had better start singing about pizza or numbers some more if he wants to reclaim his crown.)

Alas, there’s Perry’s “oops” heard ’round the world, a moment that Jon Stewart kissed the heavens and thanked the comedy gods for. Wanting to save face (and possibly his entire campaign), the new-found comedy treasure stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman to deliver the Top Ten List. Watch the “Top Ten Rick Perry Excuses” below. Not only does the Texas governor actually have good timing (which, let’s face it, probably would have come in more handy Wednesday night), but he’s a good sport about the whole thing. Better yet, he even abides by the old comedy rule of three. Well, almost. But, hey, if this whole comedy/politics thing doesn’t pan out for Perry, it looks like he’d make a pretty good Dancing With the Stars contestant. See for yourself: READ FULL STORY

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