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 »
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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 »
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 »
Letterman, Fallon, and Conan react to bin Laden's death: 'I need a house full of Navy SEALs like I need a hole in the head!'
To nobody’s surprise, every talk show that aired Monday night kept returning to the same topic: Beardpocalypse. Oh, and also the death of Osama bin Laden. That momentous event dominated David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Jimmy Fallon’s monologues; the bulk of Letterman’s show was also dedicated to a lengthy interview with NBC newsman/stealth comedian Brian Williams, who discussed bin Laden’s killing with the host. Additionally, Letterman used his Top Ten list to imagine what the world’s most famous terrorist’s last words may have been. Here’s the list in full:
10. “My horoscope says big surprises are in store.”
9. “See, this is why I normally don’t answer the door.”
8. “The one time I give my bodyguards a day off to go to the zoo…”
7. “What on Earth could be interrupting Celebrity Apprentice?” READ FULL STORY »
With Scream 4 opening tomorrow and Cougar Town finally returning next Monday, Courteney Cox is having a bit of a moment. The former Friend appeared on David Letterman’s show last night to chat about her movie, her series — and her relationship with David Arquette. Cox was surprisingly candid on that last topic, explaining that while the couple is still separated, they’re in a better place because Arquette is now “over 100 days sober.” She also revealed how her husband once tried to hit on her at Disney World, prompting the actress to respond with this fabulous retort: “You don’t have the fast pass right now. Not to that ride.” Watch Cox and Letterman’s encounter yourself below.
With Katie Couric’s contract with CBS Evening News due to expire June 4, rumors are again circulating that Couric may choose to leave the anchor desk. And David Letterman is having none of it. During a Late Show appearance Tuesday night, Couric told Letterman she is still figuring out what she wants to do. ”Once you take the anchor chair, that’s what you do,” Letterman said. “Is that a CBS law?” Couric laughed. “No, but it’s not like it’s a temp gig.” Evoking names like Walter Cronkite and Peter Jennings, he said anchors, “get in it, they saddle up and they ride into the sunset. Into the sunset!” He told her flat-out she should not leave. ”There’s a period of adjustment to get accustomed to the trust and build up faith in the character of the person presenting the news. And then you can’t just pull the rug out from under the viewers.”
“Okay,” Couric said sheepishly. “Okay, Dave.” Then they both laughed.
A rep for CBS Evening News had no comment on when the network expects a decision from Couric. Couric’s personal rep tells EW, “As Katie said, she is proud of the award-winning accomplishments of her team at CBS, but has not made a decision on her future.” When rumors circulated last October that Couric may leave CBS, 24 percent of readers responding to a PopWatch poll on her next move said she should stay with CBS Evening News, 19 percent suggested she return to Today, and 57 percent said she should do something entirely different. READ FULL STORY »
Oh, the irony. Steve Martin was arrested for stealing a ham, and David Letterman, the man who has given away free canned hams for years, had the damning surveillance video on last night’s show. Of course, Martin denied the Internet rumors that he’d been nabbed for hamnapping, but there was no denying the weighty blinking anklet accenting his stylish striped sock. “This is the latest kind of celebrity thing that a lot of celebrities wear,” Martin insisted. “I’m going to return it to the jewelry shop — my publicist forgot to return it.”
The supermarket footage was grainy, but a man who seemed to resemble Martin clearly left with a ham stuffed down his pants. What isn’t clear from the footage, and I point this out pro bono in Martin’s defense, is whether he legally purchased the ham. For all we know, he paid the cashier, just like a good, honest comic does, and then he stuffed the ham down his pants. Walking out of a store with meat stuffed in your pants, as we all know, is not in itself a crime. You be the judge and jury. READ FULL STORY »
What do you guys think it would take to get Mindy Kaling to be my best friend? The Office multi-hyphenate — writer/director/actress/Twitter goddess — stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman to chat about Steve Carell’s last days on set (“I was like, he’s not dying. He’s going to go be a movie star”), fighting not to break while acting opposite Will Ferrell (“I would have to think about sad things so I wouldn’t laugh”), and how Charlie Sheen is actually a brilliant wordsmith (“He’s taking time to articulate what a hideous troll you are. I mean, where does the language come from? He has like, a thesaurus”). As always, every little thing she says is magic — and she looks smokin’ hot to boot. Even Dave had to compliment her on her spangly mini-dress.
Watch clips from the interview below, then take to the comments to discuss how badly you want to shoot the breeze with Mindy over a glass of wine or four. I’m free whenever you are, M! READ FULL STORY »