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  • David Letterman's Mom, Late Show Favorite Dorothy Mengering, Dead at 95

    04/11/2017 9:49:45 PM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | April 12, 2017 | Dave Nemetz
    David Letterman‘s mother Dorothy Mengering, who made many memorable appearances on her son’s Late Show on CBS, has died at the age of 95.
  • Late-night legend David Letterman's ugly personality no laughing matter, former colleagues say

    03/12/2017 6:30:22 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 95 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/11/17 | Larry McShane
    <p>Late-night funnyman David Letterman was hardly a barrel of laughs off the air.</p> <p>A new biography of the now-retired talk show host portrays Letterman as more self-loathing than self-critical — and an often miserable man who inflicted his pain on his staff.</p>
  • David Letterman: Trump a ‘Damaged Human Being’ Who Should Be ‘Shunned’

    10/07/2016 1:59:50 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 121 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-07-2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    “I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person,” Letterman told the Times. “And that’s what I thought would happen. Because if you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned.” Letterman also blamed the media’s influence for Trump’s victory in the Republican primaries.
  • David Letterman Comes Out of Retirement—Ruthlessly Mocks Donald Trump With an Epic Top 10 List!

    07/13/2015 1:51:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    EOnline ^ | 07/13/2015 | Zach Johnson
    Less than two months after he left CBS' The Late Show, Letterman appeared onstage in San Antonio, Texas, Friday with Steve Martin and Martin Short, who are touring with their stage show, A Very Stupid Conversation…With Music. "Back in Hollywood, we met at a Scientology mixer," Letterman, 68, told the crowd, "and they have been so kind and so generous to invite me here to this beautiful city." "I am so happy to be out of the house," a bearded Letterman admitted. "I retired and I had no regrets—none. I was happy. I was complacent. I was satisfied. I was...
  • My favorite Christmas song by Darlene Love.

    12/14/2015 11:24:00 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/15/15
    My favorite Christmas song. Darlene always puts her heart out when singing. Phil Spector was genius with his "wall of sound". This was the only time I watched Letterman every year, when Darlene was on performing Christmas(Baby please come home)
  • After Losing to Jay Leno, David Letterman’s Bitterness Cost Him His Indiana Soul

    05/22/2015 2:44:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 49 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 20 May 2015 | John Nolte
    Johnny Carson’s retirement truly was the end of an era. Jay Leno’s retirement felt like the end of an era. David Letterman’s retirement feels like the end of an argument that probably mattered once upon a time but now drags ceaselessly on due only to the bitter loser’s unwillingness to let go. It is not hard to trace the long, sad, bitter fall of David Letterman. In early 1992, Letterman lost “The Tonight Show” to Jay Leno. Letterman believed Johnny’s chair was rightfully his (it was), that he was Carson’s heir apparent (he was), and that he had more to...
  • CBS throws Letterman set into Dumpster

    05/21/2015 11:23:02 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/21/15 | Sophia Rosenbaum and Beckie Strum
    CBS wasted no time in kicking David Letterman to the curb. ​Just hours after Letterman said farewell after 33 years on late-night TV, Ed Sullivan Theater crews hauled off blocks of blue stage and hacked up pieces of the iconic New York City bridges that made up the set of the “Late Show​.” Fans and passers-by gathered around a police barricade cordoning off the Ed Sullivan to watch workers unceremoniously chuck red theater chairs into an overflowing Dumpster and ​take reciprocating saws to his miniature Brooklyn Bridge.
  • Salon.com Slams Final Letterman Shows as being "Unbearably White"

    05/21/2015 7:12:59 AM PDT · by rightistight · 58 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/21/15 | Aurelius
    Salon.com is happy to see David Letterman go. Not because they think he was unfunny, but because he had too many white people on his show, particularly in its final days. In an article titled, "The unbearable whiteness of the Letterman farewells: Let this truly be the end of a show-business era," Salon took Letterman to task for inviting white actors and actresses on his final shows, but few minorities. "You'd never know" that American culture has a large minority presence, Salon author Scott Timberg writes. Referencing the last few shows before Letterman left the air, Timberg writes, "Some of...
  • Bill Clinton, in final 'Late Show' appearance, jokes he'll move back to the White House ...

    05/13/2015 3:48:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Vanmetre
    Complete Headline: Bill Clinton, in final 'Late Show' appearance, jokes he'll move back to the White House ... if Hillary lets him Bill Clinton hopes to be Hillary Clinton's First Man in the White House, but there's a big 'if" ... if she invites him to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "If she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent that I'll move back," the former president told David Letterman Tuesday night on "The Late Show." "By the way, if I'm asked!" he added with a smile.
  • As Letterman winds down, sidekick Paul Shaffer readies to disband the CBS Orchestra

    05/08/2015 8:24:50 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 56 replies
    Fox 411 ^ | May 7, 2015
    NEW YORK – Hidden in the attention being paid to David Letterman leading to his May 20 retirement is the knowledge that it will also mean the end of a regular television role for America's bandleader, Paul Shaffer. The gravel-voiced sidekick, who's 65, isn't ready to leave show business even with the gig of a lifetime coming to a close after 33 years. "Of course, I had the old mixed feelings, sadness, etcetera," Shaffer said during an interview in his office behind the Ed Sullivan Theater. "Now I have come around to just being absolutely thankful for such a wonderful...
  • Not My Horse, But This Is My Rodeo

    05/03/2015 8:24:43 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-3-2015 | MOTUS
    Appearing on David Letterman last Thursday, Lady M proved again that you can never do too much self promotion (partial list so far this year: Kimmel, Fallon, Ellen, Glamour, Night Shift, and last butt hardly least, the Black Girls Rock! event).Black Girl, rockin’Donning a regal purple v-neck, flared dress MO dished with Dave on things like Joining Forces - Lady M’s military PR program - and college education (everyone should get one; for free).Then things shifted to more serious issues: Lady M’s career after being FLOTUS: she’s either going to be president, or a nanny for David Letterman’s children (although...
  • David Letterman's last show announced, clearing way for Colbert

    12/10/2014 1:05:52 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 34 replies
    CNN Money ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Brian Stelter
    Mark the date, David Letterman fans: May 20 will be his final edition of "The Late Show." CBS announced the finale date on Wednesday, a full five months before it will take place. Letterman announced his retirement plans back in April, but did not specify a date. "It's going to be tough to say goodbye, but I know we will all cherish the shows leading up to Dave's final broadcast in May," CBS CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. The network is planning a triumphant departure for the acclaimed late-night host, who will be succeeded by Stephen Colbert of...
  • CBS & David Letterman Slapped With Latest Intern Class Action Lawsuit

    09/09/2014 8:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9, 2014
    Mallory Musallam filed a class action complaint against CBS Broadcasting, CBS Corporation and the retiring late night host’s Worldwide Pants Inc. for herself and everyone who has ever been an intern on the show. "Named Plaintiff has initiated this action seeking for herself, and on behalf of all similarly situated employees that also worked on The Late Show with David Letterman, all compensation, including minimum wages and overtime compensation, which they were deprived of, plus interest, attorneys’ fees, and costs," says the jury demanding filing in New York Supreme Court ... Claiming that the production company and CBS intentionally wrongfully...
  • Finally: the Final Semi-Finals. Or: When Will This Nightmare End?

    07/09/2014 4:43:27 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-9-2014 | MOTUS
    Two important things you should be aware of today:1) Brazil takes a spectacular dive in the world cup; tears flow now, riots to follow.Maybe if the fans hadn’t all decided to wear elf hats…the team would have tried a little harder.There’s certainly enough blame to spread around (one of soccer’s virtues as I understand it) butt I blame the haters like Ann Coulter, who’s obsessed with hating on soccer: (h/t Gerard) The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's "Girls," light-rail, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. The number of New York Times articles...
  • Letterman: ‘I Feel Bad About My Role’ In Humiliating Lewinsky

    05/17/2014 3:00:54 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    CBS ^ | 5-17-14 | unknown
    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — David Letterman regrets the way he treated Monica Lewinsky throughout the years over her affair with then President Bill Clinton while she was a White House intern. With retiring ABC News’ Barbara Walters as his guest on his CBS show Wednesday night, “The Late Show” host said he started to feel bad about the role he played taking shots at Lewinsky after she penned a story for Vanity Fair opening up about the affair and the troubles she had finding a job. “Now I started to feel bad because myself and other people with shows like this...
  • CBS, Colbert and Contempt for America

    04/14/2014 3:44:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives have expressed bewilderment over CBS’s abandonment of the “American Heartland” by choosing Colbert to replace Letterman. Ed Driscoll has contrasted the pick with the Letterman and Leno succession battle. But the real lesson of that battle is that while Leno won on performance, beating Letterman in the ratings, Letterman won on image, retiring as an honored figure, despite his abusive behavior, while Leno was booed out the door Leno is no conservative, but he left with the baffled bewilderment familiar to many on the right of being the better man who is despised for his...
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

    04/10/2014 9:15:25 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 58 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 4/10/2014 | Tony Maglio
    CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the “Late Show,” effective when David Letterman retires. Here is the press release: The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. The five-year agreement between CBS and Colbert was announced by Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation, and Nina Tassler, Chairman of CBS Entertainment.
  • Buh-bye, David Letterman: Nasty, bitter, left wing television host announces his retirement

    04/04/2014 8:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Late night television talk shows have become an important part of the national political conversation, a forum for digesting news and personalities of the day. Although their individual audiences number in the single digit millions, the political quips of the hosts are recycled the following day on morning TV, radio talks shows, and the internet. The crucial low information voting bloc, in whose hands the destiny of the Republic now perilously rests, tends to favor late night shows over hard news sources. So even though it is trivial, the retirement of David Letterman, announced last night on his television show...
  • Howard Stern Says Greg Gutfeld Great Replacement for Departing David Letterman

    04/08/2014 8:25:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | April 7, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Howard Stern has made no secret of his affection for Greg Gutfeld. Stern proclaimed Gutfeld's The Five to be his favorite show earlier this year. Now, the self-proclaimed King of All Media is going a step further with his praise for the Breitbart News contributor and author. Stern told his listeners earlier today that Gutfeld would make a fine replacement for the departing David Letterman. That praise doesn't come lightly. Stern has made his animosity toward fellow late night talker Jay Leno well known...
  • Stephen Colbert is 'front-and-center' pick to replace Dave Letterman as Late Show host

    04/05/2014 3:04:14 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2014 | Zoe Szathmary and Sara Nathan
    Stephen Colbert is the rumored top pick to replace David Letterman as host of Late Show on CBS. Letterman announced he plans to retire in the next year or so. Colbert 'first engaged with network executives' while Letterman was still thinking about the best time to retire, Mashable reports. Sources tell the website that CBS has spoken to other candidates - including Colbert's Comedy Central colleague Jon Stewart - but that Colbert is the 'front-and-center' pick for the job. They also say Colbert has not yet had any formal contract discussions nor is there an agreement in place.