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Colbert as Colbert? It Might Not Be So Bad

Bill Mann | Posted 06.25.2014 | Media
Bill Mann

The initial reports confirming that the Comedy Central host would be taking over David Letterman's show included a disheartening assurance from a CBS exec that Colbert would do The Late Show as himself, not as his bloviating,O'Reilly-esque character. "Terrible news," I thought initially. But two weeks later it seems that it might not be, for several reasons.

Challenge Accepted, Haters

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.25.2014 | TV

"How I Met Your Mother" finale haters, haaaave you met Neil Patrick Harris? Harris defended the show's finale on "Late Show," saying he was a "big ...

'I Would Never Go To CBS'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 04.17.2014 | TV

Well that's the end of that. After news broke that Chelsea Handler would be leaving her largely popular talk show on E! this year and having her n...

'Who Knows?'

Posted 04.07.2014 | TV

David Letterman announced his impending retirement from late night TV last week, and after having a brief moment of mourning, the conversation shifted...

Jay Leno Weighs In On David Letterman's Retirement

Posted 04.07.2014 | TV

What's next for Letterman after he retires from late night television? Maybe a stint on Broadway. Last week, David Letterman announced he'd be dim...

Stephen Colbert May Be CBS' Top Choice To Replace David Letterman

Posted 04.04.2014 | TV

Stephen Colbert may be CBS' top choice to replace David Letterman behind the "Late Show" desk, Mashable reports. According to the site's sources, C...

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!"

David Letterman Announces His Retirement

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.03.2014 | TV

David Letterman is retiring in 2015 after 33 years as a late night host. Letterman announced the news during a taping of Thursday's episode of "Lat...

Well, Bill Murray Crossed That Off His Bucket List

Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy

Bill Murray made a surprise stop by the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday, turning up at a couple of different points in the show to scrat...

Matt Damon: Philip Seymour Hoffman Was A 'Beautiful Person'

Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

Matt Damon got emotional while talking about his friend, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, on "Late Show." Damon and Hoffman co-starred in "The Talente...

Lena Dunham: I Can't Believe 'Girls' Is Still On The Air

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Lena Dunham told David Letterman on "Late Show" that she's more surprised than anyone by the success of her HBO comedy, "Girls." "I kept thinking, aft...

Darlene Love Let's You Know It's Christmas

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Entertainment

Darlene Love has performed "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" for David Letterman since 1986. "Darlene is a good friend and a fantastic singer wh...

'Mother' Had No Idea What She Was Getting Into

Posted 12.18.2013 | TV

It was one of the most anticipated roles in television, and Cristin Milioti had no idea. The actress admitted on "Late Show" that she took the role of...

Will Ferrell's Latest Stunt Will Make You Smile

Posted 12.17.2013 | Entertainment

Will Ferrell has been making a lot of his recent late-night appearances as his "Anchorman" character, Ron Burgundy. This time, though, he showed up as...

Stephen Colbert Talks About His Role In 'The Hobbit'

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 12.10.2013 | Entertainment

Fans of "The Colbert Report" know that Stephen Colbert is one of the most devoted and knowledgeable fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. He geeked o...

Martha Stewart Defends 'Gross' Food Pics, Promises More

Posted 11.27.2013 | Celebrity

Martha Stewart has been getting a lot of flak online for her Twitter food photos. Ever since the popular social media site added the capabilities to e...

Jennifer Lawrence Snuggles Under A Blanket With Letterman

Posted 11.21.2013 | Media

Jennifer Lawrence holds onto her crown as the most adorable celebrity after she snuggled under a blanket with David Letterman on "Late Show." The "Hun...

Samuel L. Jackson Has Plan To Get Into Next 'Star Wars' Film

Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment

When Samuel L. Jackson dropped by "Late Show," David Letterman wanted to know if he would be reprising his role of Mace Windu in the new "Star Wars" f...

Julianna Margulies Won't Go To George Clooney For Marriage Advice

Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

Julianna Margulies' visit to "Late Show" turned into a George Clooney love-fest when David Letterman brought up that it was the 20th anniversary of "E...

Cobie Smulders In Denial About End Of 'HIMYM'

Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

Cobie Smulders admitted to David Letterman that she's pretty much in denial about "How I Met Your Mother" coming to an end. The actress appeared on "L...

The Real Reason Rob Lowe Is Leaving 'Parks & Rec'

Posted 10.30.2013 | TV

Rob Lowe talked about his departure from "Parks & Recreation" during a recent visit to "Late Show with David Letterman." But he wasn't being very seri...

Tom Hanks Reveals Startling Health News

Posted 10.08.2013 | Celebrity

While Tom Hanks was visiting "Late Show," he revealed some big news about his health. According to Hanks, he'd been dealing with high blood sugar numb...

Sean Hayes Jumps Off Of Letterman's Balcony

Posted 10.01.2013 | Celebrity

With the premiere of his new series this Thursday, Sean Hayes dropped by "Late Show" ... literally. He entered the show by running down the stairs up ...

Robin Williams Went Into Sex Shop As Mrs. Doubtfire

Posted 09.26.2013 | Entertainment

Robin Williams dropped by "Late Show" to make most of us feel really old. He was celebrating a milestone: the 20th anniversary of "Mrs. Doubtfire," on...

Alec Baldwin's Baby Daughter Makes Him Feel 'Invisible'

Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity

Alec Baldwin talked fatherhood on "Late Show." Specifically, he talked about his new baby girl, Carmen, joking that she makes him feel "invisible." ...