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Paul Shaffer

Famous People Reveal How Having a Dog Makes Their Life Better

This Dog's Life | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
This Dog's Life

Celebrities, socialites and prominent public figures were all dressed to the nines on Friday for the Humane Society's annual New York gala event "To The Rescue! New York" at the famed Cipriani in Midtown Manhattan.

Ralph Steadman in For No Good Reason

Regina Weinreich | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Is there a vicar in the room, asked the British artist Ralph Steadman at the premiere of Charlie and Lucy Paul's documentary about him, For No Good Re...

Postcard to David Letterman

Lee-En Chung | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment
Lee-En Chung

I could not wait to call someone to exclaim my biggest opportunity in my lifetime. I dialed long distance and reached my Dad in Florida: "Guess what? I'm going to build David Letterman's dressing room!"

Tucker Murray: Pop Star Rising

Josh Getlin | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
Josh Getlin

He writes richly-layered, melodic songs that sound contemporary but also recall an era when the Brill Building invented Top-40 radio, and some of America's greatest songwriters ruled the airwaves. Close your eyes during his set and you think Bruno Mars one moment, Neil Sedaka the next.

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

Darlene Love Honored as "Big Man of the Year" by Little Kids Rock

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.23.2013 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Darlene Love's incredible musical talents and stage presence were honored last week at a star-studded Manhattan benefit showcasing music education in ...

He Could've Been George Costanza?

Posted 02.27.2013 | TV

Paul Shaffer was offered the role of George Costanza on "Seinfeld." According to The Week (by way of Shaffer's memoir), Jerry Seinfeld offered Shaf...

New York Celebs Love Da Marino Restaurant

Anthony Papa | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Anthony Papa

New York is full of fun places to have a good time. One of the hottest places around is Da Marinos, an Italian restaurant/piano bar that sits smack in the middle of the theatre district of Times Square section of Manhattan.

Gilda Radner Remembered

Steve Karras | Posted 03.08.2013 | Celebrity
Steve Karras

Gilda Radner exploded on television and into American homes every Saturday night, stealing the hearts of millions with her host of brilliantly eccentric characters -- now indelibly etched into modern memory.

Talking Bout the Generations: Thoughts on the 12/12/12 Concert Benefit

Maddy Lederman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Maddy Lederman

Which was more amazing for you: the artistic achievement of this concert, the amount of money it raised to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy, or the historic way the evening was shared around the world?

WATCH: Zach's 'Late Show' Fashion Faux-Pas

Posted 08.03.2012 | Comedy

In addition to interviewing Jimmy Fallon on "Late Night" on Wednesday, Zach Galifianakis had an equally eventful appearance on "The Late Show With Dav...

To Jerry, With Love

Rob Taub | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Rob Taub

On my ninth birthday, my parents took me and a group of my friends to see the Jerry Lewis comedy The Disorderly Orderly. It was one of my happiest childhood memories and I've always had a special place in my heart for Jerry Lewis.

Why I Need Role Models Who Are Over the Half Century Mark. Here Are Some Names to Watch

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.06.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

Lucille Ball was 40 when I Love Lucy first hit the airwaves in 1951. Desi Arnaz was 34, Vivian Vance was 42 and William Frawley, 67. At the time, Lucy, Ricky and Ethel were "adults." Fred was old. It's 2012 and now 67 seems to be just a hair over middle age.

Donnie Kirshner: Music, Basketball and the Manhattan Phone Book

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Success in the music business requires a certain self-promotional flair. But Don Kirshner, who died at 76 of heart failure on Martin Luther King Day, ...

'I'm a Believer': A Playlist for the Late, Great Don Kirshner

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

If you think Kirshner was just some guy who Paul Shaffer impersonated, you would be very wrong. He was a central figure in the Brill Building era that brought the world lots of the most sublime popular music of the 20th century.

"Hello Deli"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Trying to find something to do before going to the 'Late Show with David Letterman,' we had lunch at the Hello Deli. The man behind the counter was none other than owner Rupert Jee, a celebrity in his own right for his many appearances on the show.

The Dirtiest Craig Ferguson Sketch Of All Time? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Kristen Bell and Paul Shaffer opened Craig Ferguson's show last night revealing some interesting truths about bagpipes. Turns out they turn Craig on.....

Joaquin Phoenix's Bizarre Letterman Appearance: (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Joaquin Phoenix made a bizarre appearance on Wednesday night's Letterman to promote his film "Two Lovers," during what may be his last visit as an ac...