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Oprah and Letterman pal around in sprawling interview -- VIDEO

Guys, we get it: You’re friends now.

BFFs Oprah Winfrey and David Letterman chatted up a storm on the latter’s show last night, focusing mainly on Winfrey’s upcoming film — The Butler Lee Daniels’ The Butler — while also taking detours into Oprah’s recent trip to the Serengeti (even elephants want to hang out with her!), meditation vs. nitrous oxide (don’t ask), and their mutual foggy memories of the Reagan years. (Apparently, both were too busy getting famous to pay much attention to politics.)

It’s a long video, complete with plenty of what Letterman straightforwardly calls “sucking up” — but if you’re going to spend your morning watching any two people talk about their fabulous lives for 26 minutes, it might as well be these guys.

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Backstreet Boys prove that without them, you're still 'Incomplete' with a hilarious 'Late Show' appearance

Quit playing games with my heart, Backstreet Boys!

The Boys stopped by The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night to participate in the Top 10 segment — and if you ever belted out “Larger Than Life” with an assist from a hairbrush, you’re going to be seriously charmed. How did it take us so long to highlight this video? It’s completely unmissable: The boys’ category is “Top 10 Backstreet Boy Lyrics,” but this time around, the words are a bit more risque than your junior-high self probably remembers. (“Am I sexual? Yeah-ah” still takes the cake, however.) These guys touch on everything: Men’s Wearhouse, Justin Bieber’s monkey, the NSA — all with their signature, swoon-worthy five-part harmony.

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Lindsay Lohan was poised and funny on 'Letterman'... really! -- VIDEO

, and enough poise” to come on the show despite all the jokes he’s made at her expense.

Before that earnestness peeked through, though, Letterman and Lohan mostly kept things light, discussing her first appearance on his old NBC show — as a 6-year-old, she played “Things Found on the Floor of the D Train” in a Halloween-themed sketch — and, of course, her checkered past. Lohan said she had planned to do a bit implying that  she was wearing a stolen dress; Letterman laughed heartily at the idea.

And Lohan, in turn, laughed pretty gamely when Letterman read through a few of his Lindsay jokes, taking special delight in this quip: “Lindsay Lohan’s in court so often the cafeteria has named a sandwich after her.” “They don’t let you eat there!” she said gleefully. “What is this, a gourmet court?” READ FULL STORY

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

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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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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