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Shia LaBeouf talks Baldwin feud: 'Me and Alec had tension as men' -- VIDEO

As Shia LaBeouf Tom Chiarella once wrote, a real man can own up to his mistakes. And though LaBeouf — whose gradual transformation into Adam from Girls seems nearly complete — hasn’t yet acknowledged that publishing private emails on Twitter probably isn’t the best idea, the actor can admit that he got straight-up fired from Broadway’s Orphans. The reason? He and ex-costar Alec Baldwin “had tension, as men. Not as artists — as men.”

As LaBeouf told David Letterman last night, “I’m pretty passionate and impulsive, and he’s a very passionate individual as well. And I think that impulsiveness and that passion make for some fireworks.” (Naturally, he didn’t cite The Office‘s Phyllis Lapin after making this observation.) That volatile combination led to LaBeouf’s exit from the show, a move originally credited to “creative differences.” “I think that’s what you’ve gotta say for a business-savvy answer for what actually happened,” LaBeouf explained. Yep, he’s nothing if not business-savvy. READ FULL STORY

Conspiracy? David Letterman has a theory about NBC's talk-show woes -- VIDEO

Calling himself the “soul of discretion,” David Letterman started off his interview with Brian Williams last night with a discussion about Today and Matt Lauer. A recent New York Magazine article put the Today story in the spotlight again, with reports that during the drama that enveloped the show during the demotion of Ann Curry, Lauer took meetings with ABC. Williams, half-jokingly aghast, said that he hoped he could wake up and this interview would all be a dream, but Letterman persisted.

”So NBC says we got to put an end to this [bad press], because it’s the Today show. So now they come up with these crazy stories about the other end of their programming day, The Tonight Show,” Letterman theorized about all the recent Tonight Show drama surrounding Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon.So now all of that conversation comes up to get people’s mind off of the Matt Lauer stuff. Now if I’m onto something, blink twice.”

Williams didn’t blink.

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Which Oscar-winner did Harmony Korine shove to earn 'Letterman' ban? James Franco gets answers! -- VIDEO

James Franco went on The Late Show With David Letterman to promote his new film Spring Breakers, directed by Harmony Korine, but what he really wanted to know was why Korine had been banned from the show about 10 years ago.

”The legend is that he pushed Meryl Streep backstage,” Franco said, quickly adding ”I mean if you push Meryl Streep backstage you get kicked off.”

”Not necessarily,” Letterman joked.

Letterman tells his own recollection of what actually occurred in the clip below. READ FULL STORY

Selena Gomez burns Justin Bieber on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

In case those dueling versions of “Cry Me a River” just weren’t getting the point across, Selena Gomez wants to make it clear that she and Justin Bieber are well and truly over. And while her ex’s behavior over the past few months has been, er, erratic, to say the least, Gomez seems to be thriving post-breakup: “I’m so good,” she told David Letterman last night, giggling like a schoolgirl who can’t believe she used to date a dude who seriously owns this hat.

And that wasn’t the end of the conversation. Letterman casually mentioned that the last time Bieber visited the Late Show, the host made his guest cry — though to be fair, Bieber deserved it for thinking the Apostolic Palace’s most famous place of worship is called the “Sixteenth Chapel.” Gomez’s lightning-quick response? “Well then, that makes two of us.” Ohhh snap, or whatever the kids are saying these days!

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Tina Fey seriously isn't hosting the Oscars. Seriously -- VIDEO

The good news: Tina Fey has “sweatpants-mandatory” Oscar viewing parties, and if you eat your vegetables — er, off-brand Mexican cheese curls — and wish real hard, someday you might be invited to one.

The bad news: She really, really isn’t going to host the Oscar ceremony anytime soon. The subject came up last night on the Late Show, where Fey was appearing to promote her new movie Admission. After David Letterman complimented her performance at the Golden Globes, he asked if she and Amy Poehler might be up for the Academy Awards as well. Fey’s answer, unfortunately, echoed remarks she made to the Huffington Post this week: “I don’t think so. I’ll tell you what — for a woman, just the amount of dresses you would have to try on… It’s a dealbreaker. I’m out.”

Well, blerg. At least she sort of makes up for this later in the interview by predicting that one of her daughters will grow up to be a “lesbian paleontologist.” Check out the clip here:

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Alec Baldwin reacts to 'New York Post' allegations on Letterman -- VIDEO

Recently, the New York Post wrote an article accusing Alec Baldwin of grabbing one of its reporters and calling a photographer a racial slur (the article was called “Alec fast and slur-ious“).

Therefore, when Baldwin went on The Late Show last night, even his pal David Letterman had to ask about the incident.

“I would like to begin now an official campaign to get the New York Post nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for journalism,” Baldwin joked, elaborating (sarcastically) that the Post was so incredible to expose him as a racist even though he’s been working with various human rights organizations for years.

“The good news, for me, is that I think when something like that happens, which is very ugly and unpleasant, that 99 percent of the people who see that say, ‘Tthat’s not possible,”’ Baldwin later said.

According to the Associated Press, Baldwin and the photographer filed harassment claims against each other. However, the reporter recorded the incident and on Letterman, Baldwin claimed that there was no recorded evidence of him saying any racial slur. “I thought it was interesting, by the way, that they assigned a word to me that I haven’t heard since Rod Steiger was in In The Heart of the Night,” Baldwin joked.

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Johnny Depp plays guitar, talks near-death experience on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

Johnny Depp might be an uber-famous Hollywood actor, but he isn’t ready to let go of his love of music just yet. Last night, Depp headed to The Late Show to talk about his upcoming movie The Lone Ranger and then took the stage to rock with pal Bill Carter.

First things first, Depp sat down for a quick chat. In his typical fashion, Depp was decked out in layers of necklaces, scarves, and his signature hat. He discussed moving to L.A. with his band, the Kids, back in the day and then becoming an actor purely out of the need to pay rent. “You realize at some point you’ll have to deal with the inevitable,” Depp said. After telling pal Nicholas Cage about his money situation, Depp met up with Cage’s agent and went on his first read: A Nightmare on Elm Street. And the rest is history.

This July, Depp is starring alongside Armie Hammer in The Lone Ranger, a movie that required a lot of horseback riding, which wasn’t a problem for the Kentucky-born actor… until things “went very sideways.”

Watch Depp explain his encounter with an equine “death machine,” and than check out his guitar skills on Bill Carter’s song, “Anything Made of Paper” about the West Memphis Three. READ FULL STORY

Watch 10 Sports Illustrated models tell jokes on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

Last night, David Letterman lined up 10 of the supermodels featured in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue and made them tell jokes to a live audience.

It was an up-and-down affair: down, because some of the surprise had already gone out of the gag — as the host himself said, their reveal of the cover was foiled by “Chinese hackers.” But up — as in Upton! — because the models were all at their supermodel-y best, all telling the different punch lines the same way, like high cheekboned soldiers.

The 10 were there to present the “Top 10 Questions on the Application to Become a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model.” These included, “How naked do you see yourself in five years?” And, “Can you provide your own beach towel?” or “Please list your three most recent employers’ measurements.” One of these is funny.

Each woman told each joke using the same moves: stare down the camera, flirt with the camera, say words, smile, aaand model-turn! I’m missing the point: these aren’t women — these are supermodels, capable of enduring really cold temperatures for a photo shoot, and David Letterman for a laugh.

Take a look at the video below. Which woman is hiding an inner Artie Lange? READ FULL STORY

Chris Christie eats doughnut before telling fat jokes (about himself) on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

Watch out, Cory Booker: Another government bigshot is making a play for the title of New Jersey’s most likeable politician.

For months, Governor Chris Christie has been one of David Letterman’s favorite targets. (Insert joke about a target that’s easy to hit here.) And though Christie isn’t always willing to entertain discussion of that weighty topic — see how he shot down Barbara Walters during her “Most Fascinating People” special last year — he was more than a good sport about it yesterday, casually pulling out a doughnut as soon as he sat down with Dave. His explanation? “I didn’t know this was gonna be this long.”

Christie’s geniality continued as he assured Dave that he doesn’t mind fat jokes, as long as they’re funny. He then recited a few of his favorite Letterman digs at his own expense as the host looked on, chuckling in a mixture of amusement and embarrassment. It’s sort of like those “celebrities read mean tweets about themselves” videos on Jimmy Kimmel, except much more intense (and with free doughnuts!). Grab a pastry and watch for yourself below:

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David Letterman grills Kim Kardashian about why she still isn't divorced -- VIDEO

David Lettermans: They’re just like us! The Late Show host knows that he shouldn’t care about Kim Kardashian’s love life — but even so, he couldn’t resist asking the pregnant reality star last night why she’s still technically married to 72-day-wonder Kris Humphries.

And even though Dave clearly knew better — “It’s none of my business,” he said before lobbing one question — he kept pressing Kim for details on her failed marriage even after she answered his first query. Kim, of course, didn’t seem to mind the attention; “I’ve been trying for almost two years now to wrap it up,” she said unashamedly, “but, you know, it’s hard.”

The real reason Kim and Kris haven’t yet gone their separate ways: “He is suing me for an annulment based on the fact that I frauded him into marrying [me] for publicity,” Kim explained, seamlessly verbing the word “fraud.” But her sister Kourtney, who also appeared on Letterman’s show last night, doesn’t accept this explanation — “I think if she was gonna do it for publicity, she’d pick someone that people knew,” she said, causing Kim to double over in laughter. Somewhere, Damon Thomas nodded in agreement.

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