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Michelle Obama on Letterman: Top 10 reasons to watch the DNC

On this, the final day of the Democratic National Convention, even die-hard wonks are feeling some political fatigue. For the past few weeks, it’s been nothing but “we built it”-this and “yes we can, again”-that and endless “Invisible Obama” jokes — and the volume of discourse will only increase as November inches closer. Even so, First Lady Michelle Obama thinks you should tune in to the DNC tonight… and not just because her husband’s giving a speech.

Last night, David Letterman had Obama read off her Top Ten reasons to watch the convention. Consider it before you decide whether to watch the president’s speech tonight — and remember, you don’t have to be a Democrat to enjoy balloons!

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David Letterman: Top 10 Questionable Claims by Paul Ryan

Last presidential election cycle, David Letterman locked horns repeatedly with Mama Grizzly Sarah Palin, and ultimately ended up apologizing for joking about her family. But that experience didn’t make him gun-shy when it comes to ribbing Republican vice-presidential candidates. Paul Ryan might not be able to see Russia from his house — as Tina Fey, not Palin once said — but he’s facing increased scrutiny due to his many claims — both important and trivial — that have proven flimsy when examined closely. Last night, Letterman dedicated his Top 10 list to Questionable Claims by Paul Ryan. My favorite? No. 6: Was inspiration for Elton John’s “Tiny Dancer.”

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Bruce Willis parodies RPattz/KStew drama on Letterman

In the wake of all the RNC/Eastwood hullabaloo, we almost forgot to mention Bruce Willis’s appearance on The Late Show last night. Like many in, around, and nowhere near Hollywood, the famously bald action star has been a little down in the dumps lately — all because Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are no more. The poor guy is so sad, he can’t even say his catchphrase correctly! See how Bruce’s melancholy is affecting his new film, the latest entry in the Die Hard franchise:

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Michelle Obama isn't watching the RNC, but she thinks you should -- VIDEO

Michelle Obama wants you to eat your political vegetables — though she, personally, is abstaining. The First Lady told David Letterman last night that she hasn’t been tuning into the GOP’s big Tampa comedy convention. But that doesn’t mean other Americans should follow her example: “Let me start by saying I, as the wife of the guy they’re running against, I tend not to watch it,” she explained. “But I think it’s important for everyone to watch these conventions, because this is the time where you get to know the party, you understand the platform, you understand the candidates. You know, this is technically where the campaign begins. So I think it’s very important for everyone to watch as much of both conventions as possible to make their decisions.”

Then Obama paused. “I… I didn’t watch it,” she admitted again, as the Late Show audience howled.

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McKayla Maroney, though not impressed, dazzles on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

Vaulting specialist McKayla Maroney — the Posh Spice of the Fierce (née Fab) Five — coolly took the reins of a group interview clearly destined for doom on last night’s Late Show with David Letterman. Someone had to do it! Team USA’s host didn’t really know what was going on (though that’s his charm) and the other four gymnasts (Aly Raisman, pictured, Jordyn Wieber, Kyla Ross, and even Gabby Douglas) never make a peep unless prompted. We love them, of course, our hearts swell for them — but teenagers media-trained into oblivion do not make for good late-night TV. Cheers to Posh for breaking free and stealing the show.

This only strengthens our desire to have McKayla Maroney star in everything from now until Rio. Ryan Lochte can have 90210, fine, but McKayla gets all the others. Look for her as the fiercely short new girl on Pretty Little Liars, or maybe the human version of Ursula the Sea Witch on Once Upon a Time. (A gold medal infused with Bela Karolyi’s screams can replace the shell necklace containing Ariel’s singing voice.)

The Great McKayla TV Tour has only just begun! In our dreams. READ FULL STORY

Did David Letterman spoil 'The Dark Knight Rises' ending?

While interviewing Anne Hathaway on the Late Show, David Letterman may have inadvertently revealed the ending of The Dark Knight Rises.

Watch the video at your own peril. Possible spoiler alert below!

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Justin Bieber has no idea what the Sistine Chapel is -- VIDEO

Oof, baby.

Justin Bieber was on the Late Show With David Letterman last night, promoting his new album, Believe. The 64-year-old host was at his most curmudgeonly, especially once Bieber displayed his new arm tattoo. Kids today! They release their big summer album and think that gives them the right to deface their bodies! Letterman tried to talk him out of getting another one, but Bieber said he can’t promise that. Letterman persisted, asking the 18-year-old to at least promise not to make his arms look like the Sistine Chapel.

Bieber responded, “I’m not going for the Sixteenth Chapel look.” And Letterman’s day was made.

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Alec Baldwin still joking about run-in, but photographer isn't amused -- VIDEO

With his Twitter crusade against the New York Daily News in full swing even this morning, Alec Baldwin appears to be in pretty good spirits about Tuesday’s altercation he had with a Daily News photographer. On last night’s Late Show With David Letterman, Baldwin admitted, “It looks like I’m forming the letter F with my mouth” in the front page shot of his run-in. But it’s not the F-word you think! Baldwin “explains,” and photographer Marcus Santos tells his side, below. READ FULL STORY

Conan rehashes 'Tonight Show' 'mix-up'; Letterman calls Leno 'a bit of a brat'

Conan O’Brien visited David Letterman’s show last night for the first time in 13 years. You won’t believe what — and who — they discussed. In a way, it was like listening to two old friends who’d been scarred by the same ex-girlfriend; it was just a matter of time before they mentioned her name. Seconds, actually. “I think the longer we just sit here,” said Letterman, after the pair sat down and comically prolonged a moment of awkward silence. “The more uncomfortable it will make Jay.”

Letterman clearly couldn’t resist, gently nudging a slightly reluctant O’Brien to talk about his Tonight Show nightmare. O’Brien joked that he had been assured that the pair wouldn’t discuss it, but why else was he there really? Once O’Brien relented, though, Letterman relished rehashing the events, which he jokingly referred to as his Golden Age of television. “I’ve known Jay a long long time. We go back to the mid 70s, back in Los Angeles at the Comedy Store,” said Letterman. “Jay was always the guy — the funniest guy — he was the guy. He was the guy you’d go to see. He was the guy that you wished you could be more like. He was funny. He was also, uh… a bit of a brat. A bit of a brat. So then, oh you know, when this came along, I said to myself, ‘Oh yes, this is the Jay I know.'”

“You clearly were using my experience to work through some things,” O’Brien observed about Letterman. “You’re someone who’s been in a car accident who passed another guy lying on the road and said, ‘Hahahahahahahaaaaa!'”

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Conan and Dave: Kindred spirits in the late-night wars

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

That’s one way to look at the relationship between David Letterman and Conan O’Brien, who reunite tonight on Letterman’s program. The then-unproven O’Brien succeeded Letterman on Late Night in 1993, and later they were head-to-head rivals for seven months during O’Brien’s brief and tumultuous reign as host of The Tonight Show. Both men, at similar points in their television careers, found themselves grasping the short end of the stick in passive-aggressive tangles with Jay Leno and downright hostile relations with NBC over late-night’s showcase program.

But they share more than just battle scars, judging by the warm on-screen exchanges over the years. Back in 1994, when O’Brien was still getting the hang of his new job, Letterman graciously returned to his former digs and blessed his successor at a time when O’Brien was being savaged by critics. “The more I watch the show, I realize that you guys do an incredible amount of comedy…that is very high level,” said Letterman. “I think you’ve really done a great job to carve out a wonderful identity for yourselves. There’s nothing like this show anywhere on television.” Watch that early visit below. READ FULL STORY

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