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Fast Track: David Letterman responds to the jihadists

August 23, 2011
  • The "Late Show" host, seen here with President Obama in 2009, responded to jihadist death threats on Monday night's show.
The "Late Show" host, seen here with President Obama in 2009,… (Jim Watson AFP / Getty Images )

A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday.

David Letterman responded to militant jihadist death threats with jokes and a top 10 list. (Los Angeles Times)

But security at the Ed Sullivan Theater has been tightened. (New York Post)

"Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has been arrested. Again. (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles has denied permits for this weekend's planned Sunset Junction street fair. (Los Angeles Times)

DC Comics is hoping digital comics and Superman in blue jeans will save the future of the medium. (Los Angeles Times)

TV is a wasteland when it comes to jobs for women. (Los Angeles Times)

Report: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are separating. (Huffington Post)

Ryan Gosling helped break up a New York street fight. (Los Angeles Times)

Nick Ashford, of Ashford & Simpson, has died. (Los Angeles Times)

Jerry Leiber -- who with his songwriting partner Mike Stoller created songs such as "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock" -- died at 78. (Los Angeles Times)

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are expecting their third child. (MTV)

--Patrick Kevin Day

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