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.
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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
Tickets for a preview performance of Broadway’s endlessly delayed, accident-riddled, critically savaged, ever-changing Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark are still going for upwards of $275. But Late Show viewers got a free peek at the show last night, when cast members Reeve Carney (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), T.V. Carpio (the villainess Arachne), and Jennifer Damiano (Mary Jane) stopped by Letterman’s set to sing “Rise Above,” one of the numbers penned for the show by U2′s Bono and the Edge. Taken out of its context from the story — the song comes right after the death of Peter’s beloved Uncle Ben — the performance came off as a strangely angsty advertisement for the musical, whose TV ads have mostly spotlighted high-stakes acrobatics and surreal set pieces. Check out the clip below, and then let us know: Does it make you want to see the musical? READ FULL STORY
Who wasn’t excited to hear that Lindsay Lohan would show up in person at The Late Show with David Letterman to read a Top Ten list? Who wasn’t disappointed when the starlet backed out of the appearance? Last night, Letterman himself tried to explain the kerfuffle … and put the blame squarely on his shoulders. According to the host, after he made a Lohan-themed joke in his Grammys Top Ten list, he received a call from someone claiming to represent Lohan. Letterman: “The guys says, ‘Lindsay thought that joke was hilarious. She wants to be on your show.’ So I said, great!” (According to PopEater, the “guy” was actually Michael Lohan, clearly hoping for a repeat victory in the “Worst Father of the Decade” tournament.) “We were duped, and I have no one to blame but myself,” concludes Letterman. “I hope I didn’t embarrass you, Lindsay, and your family.” Watch video of Dave’s apology after the jump… READ FULL STORY
Howard Stern was on The Late Show last night, talking smack about Jay Leno and gushing about how much he loves David Letterman. “Jay is horrible, right?” he said, to loud cheers from the audience. He called Leno talentless and teased Paul Shaffer about being “complacent.” Yipes! READ FULL STORY
In the cold opening to last night’s Late Show with David Letterman, an awkward green-room encounter between the host and guest, Justin Bieber, culminated with the teenage sensation sheepishly admitting to Dave’s suspicion when he said, “Yeah — you have no idea who I am, do you?” It was a funny bit that took advantage of the generation(s) gap between the two, allowing Letterman to get away with later asking, “Do you use the Twitter device?” The Twitter device? At least he didn’t go on to describe the internet as a series of tubes. READ FULL STORY
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