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April 4, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting my late night audition tape to CBS. The Skinny: I hope CBS names a David Letterman successor in the next few months, I'm not sure I can take a year of speculation. As I say below, if this were 2004 instead of 2014 I'd say go get Howard Stern. Today's roundup includes tons of coverage of Letterman's big news as well as the box office preview and the latest on the Dodgers TV channel. Also, a review of HBO's "Silicon Valley. " Daily Dose: Fuse, the music channel owned by MSG, has been sold to NUVOtv, which is the Jennifer Lopez-backed network.
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April 4, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
The late-night circuit is usually a well-oiled Hollywood hype machine through which movie stars and hot-shot directors can safely plug their latest films. Every once in a while, though, things go off the rails, a phenomenon that seems to happen with a bit more frequency on Letterman, whose arched detachment can allow those moments to play out in all their awkward glory. In honor of the "Late Show" host's announcement that he plans to retire in 2015 , here are five of the most memorable movie guests to grace Letterman's couch.
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April 4, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
After David Letterman announced Thursday that he would be retiring after more than three decades in late-night television, the news, though not exactly unexpected, sparked an immediate response on Twitter. With the genre's elder statesman planning to sign off in 2015, celebrities of all stripes weighed in on the latest upheaval in late night.  Here are a few of the most notable reactions: PHOTOS: David Letterman's possible successors President Obama : "There are more than 10 reasons  #DavidLetterman  will be missed.
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April 4, 2014 | By Scott Collins and Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - The days are numbered for stupid human tricks and goofy Top 10 lists: David Letterman is preparing to retire from "Late Show" in 2015, in another generational upheaval that will roil the crowded late-night TV schedule. The host, who turns 67 this month, plans to say good night to his hosting duties once his current contract expires next year. The news, which first leaked via Twitter, was later confirmed by Tom Keaney, a spokesman for Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants.
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April 4, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In a flurry of unexpected tweets and hastily assembled blog posts, the news went out across America and the world that David Letterman is retiring from CBS's "Late Show," which he has hosted for 21 years, sometime in 2015, or as he put it "2015, for the love of God. " The first report came, reportedly, from Mike Mills, formerly the bassist of R.E.M., who was on the "Late Show" set to play behind musical guest Joseph Arthur, and heard Letterman's unexpected...
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April 4, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The news that David Letterman had announced his retirement on Thursday was broken not by an interepid reporter or a hard-charging news organization, but by a musician. Former R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills was a guest on "Late Show" on Thursday to perform with Joseph Arthur in paying tribute to the late Lou Reed. When he heard Letterman make his surprise announcement that he was planning to retire in 2015, he hesitated, then shared the news on Twitter. Turns out, he was the first to do it. "Right place, right time, what can I say?"
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April 4, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Production rivals New York and Los Angeles are engaged in a tug of war over the "Late Show. " A day after L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti urged CBS to move "Late Show" to L.A. , the New York City Council followed up with its own charm offensive. "For 32 years, 'The Late Show' with David Letterman has been a proud part of New York City's amazing entertainment culture," New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wrote in a letter to CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves. "That is why I'm writing to urge you to keep future production and filming of 'The Late Show' right here in New York City, where the program began and where David Letterman found such great success.
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April 3, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
David Letterman announced an end to his three-decade career in late night on Thursday night's "Late Show. " And it's apparent from the audience members' reaction that they had no idea it was coming. In fact, the stunned silence following Letterman's announcement was probably caused by the studio audience awaiting the punchline to the gag they thought Letterman was setting up. "Leslie [Moonves], it's been great. You've been great. The network has been great. But I'm retiring," Letterman said from his desk.
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April 3, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Lady Gaga, as you may have heard, is currently in the middle of a run of concerts at New York's Roseland Ballroom, the historic venue's final engagement before it closes its doors after half a century on West 52nd Street in Manhattan. Something else you may have heard: Lady Gaga is currently battling a perception -- one that began to creep up when sales of last year's "Artpop" didn't quite meet expectations -- that she no longer matters. So Wednesday night, the pop star dropped by "Late Show with David Letterman" to talk up the Roseland gigs -- and to remind everyone that she can still cause a stir.
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