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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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Jennifer Lawrence explains Golden Globes 'I beat Meryl!' quip -- VIDEO

“It’s never a good idea for me to wing it,” Jennifer Lawrence told David Letterman last night after he asked about her Golden Globes acceptance speech. Her fans, of course, would disagree — when Lawrence wings it, she tends to produce endlessly quotable lines about everything from her first meeting with Catching Fire director Francis Lawrence (“I spit egg inside his mouth when I was talking. Into his mouth”) to her post-red carpet ritual (“The first thing I do when I get off a carpet is take my heels off, rub my makeup everywhere, and basically pick up a garbage can and go ‘Rawwrrrrr!’ and dump it all over my head”).

Then again, sometimes Lawrence’s goofy sense of humor can get the Silver Linings Playbook star into trouble. Take that Golden Globes speech, for instance: Upon accepting her award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, the first thing Lawrence said was, “What does it say? ‘I beat Meryl!'” Many viewers at home — including prolific Globes tweeter Lindsay Lohan — were scandalized; what right did this 22-year-old have to diss the world’s most celebrated actress?

But others understood what Lawrence was really doing — and while on the Late Show, she took the opportunity to set the record straight.  READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen wants to return to '2.5 Men': 'I am dead, but so's the show' -- VIDEO

The craziest thing about Charlie Sheen’s tiger-blood-soaked, “WINNING!” meltdown — er, “melt-forward”? Now that the crazy is nearly two years in the past, the ex-Two and a Half Men star is actually ashamed of his behavior. (Well, some of it, anyway.) When David Letterman asked last night if Sheen ever feels embarrassed when he thinks back on the spring of 2011, the actor answered the question quickly and matter-of-factly: “Of course. Have you seen some of those interviews? That stuff’s out there forever, man.”

That said, Sheen still seems proud of his very public crackup’s sheer audacity. “I booked a 21 city tour in 33 days with no act!” he crowed at one point during the Letterman interview, sounding equally incredulous and boastful. He also didn’t miss a chance to take a swipe at his old sitcom, even as he revealed that he’d like to return to the show for its last episode: “I am dead,” Sheen said, referring to the convenient subway accident that killed off his character at the beginning of season 9, “but so’s the show.” How’s that for a violent torpedo of truth?

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Jessica Chastain assures David Letterman that 'Zero Dark Thirty' is 'not a documentary' -- VIDEO

Did the CIA give Zero Dark Thirty‘s Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal inappropriate access to classified information about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden? The Senate Intelligence Committee is currently investigating that very question — but star Jessica Chastain doesn’t seem to think the film’s director and screenwriter did anything wrong.

That didn’t stop the Oscar nominee from getting visibly uncomfortable when David Letterman asked last night if any confidentialities had been betrayed during the making of the movie, which finally opens in wide release Friday. “I’m afraid to be called in front of a Senate committee after this show!” she laughed at one point.

But seriously, folks: “I think it’s important to know that the film is not a documentary,” Chastain said, though she did also stress Zero Dark Thirty‘s authenticity. And in case you were wondering: No, she hasn’t met the woman on whom her character was based, since the agent in question is still working for the CIA.

Watch Chastain smile and squirm below:

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Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman go deep in 'Next Chapter' interview -- VIDEO

Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman are thisclose to exchanging BFF bracelets. In November, the late-night titan interviewed the queen of daytime at Ball State University, prompting Winfrey to open up about her rough childhood and adolescence (read: abuse, abuse, and more abuse).

Now Oprah has returned the favor, conducting an in-depth interview of Letterman for an episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter that aired last night. Winfrey didn’t shy away from asking tough questions about Letterman’s 2009 sex scandal, his struggles with depression, and even his relationship with Jay Leno — and Letterman didn’t shy away from answering them. (For the record, says Letterman, Leno is the “funniest guy I’ve ever known,” as well as the “most insecure.”)

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Kathy Griffin talks about Anderson Cooper's crotch on 'Letterman' -- VIDEO

After comedian Kathy Griffin pretended to perform oral sex on the CNN anchor during their annual New Year’s Eve coverage, she went on The Late Show with David Letterman to — well, “apologize” would be the wrong word — explain herself.

“If you think this is the part where I’m gonna apologize for trying to go down on Anderson Cooper, you are sorely mistaken,” she said. Watch the video below!

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