Yesterday afternoon David Letterman shook up the late-night landscape once more with the announcement of his 2015 retirement from 'The Late Show with David Letterman,' however inevitable the exit might have been. The internet has been awash with gossip and replacement debates since, but has 'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert emerged as CBS' clear frontrunner to take the 'Late Show' throne from retiring David Letterman?
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Somewhere, deep within my father’s mid-Missouri basement, are at least a couple of large boxes filled with an assortment of Betamax and VHS tapes filled with episodes of ‘Late Night with David Letterman.’
I wish someone would comb through all 1,819 episodes of Letterman’s ‘Late Night’ and put them on the Internet in easily digestible video clips like we see every morning from Fallon, Meyers, Kimmel, Stewart, Colbert and even Letterman’s own current ‘The Late Show.’ Yes, some of this stuff is on YouTube, but you kind of have to know what you’re looking for to be able to find it. It’s difficult to come across the hidden gem.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' has been rumoring the return of original cast members since the project was announced, but as the film is taking a new direction now that J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan have taken over scripting duties, it's possible that the original cast may no longer have a role in the production. Former Jedi Samuel L. Jackson has spoken to Mark Hamill about returning as Luke Skywalker, and revealed that Hamill hasn't spoken to Abrams.
The late-night landscape will look drastically different by this time next year, now that Jimmy Fallon will take over for Jay Leno as host of 'The Tonight Show' in early 2014, but some things will at least stay the same. Extending his own 2014 contract, David Letterman has re-signed to stick with CBS' 'Late Show with David Letterman' through at least 2015.
Only one episode remains in 'How I Met Your Mother' season 8, and now more than ever fans of the series are left wondering if next week's finale episode "Something New" will deliver on the show's promise -- introducing Ted's bride-to-be at Barney and Robin's wedding. This past Monday's "Something Old" saw things leaning in either direction, but has series star Alyson Hannigan confirmed the mother's appearance? Get the latest on the 'HIMYM' finale inside!
The events of September 11, 2001 will forever be engraved in American history as one of the most tragic events, and the most impactful moment of our lifetime. But while the country collectively grieved over the human casualties, none were more affected than the residents of New York City. It was there that the devastation occurred and it was there that the survivors, the families of the victims and the city itself had to rebuild their lives.
At the time, most couldn't find the proper words to address the situation, but despite this challenge, it was left to all the late-night shows and media outlets that we often turn to for guidance to help us make sense of 9/11 and help us move on.
Stars making fun of their image on late night talk shows is nothing new, but there's something special about watching a macho tough guy like Bruce Willis skewer himself for night owl television audiences. On last night's Late Show with David Letterman, Willis claimed to have a clip from the recently wrapped fifth 'Die Hard' film (titled 'A Good Day to Die Hard'), but it was really...well, just scroll on down and see for yourself.