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July 24, 2013 | By Scott Collins
It's official: "Saturday Night Live" will return in the fall without Jason Sudeikis. The sketch comedy pro confirmed on Wednesday's "The Late Show With David Letterman" that he's left the NBC late-night staple after 10 years. Along the way, he's goofed on such characters as Billy Ray Cyrus and "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks. "I'm definitely done," Sudeikis, currently starring in the feature "We're the Millers" and engaged to former "The O.C. " costar Olivia Wilde, told Letterman.
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July 11, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Most of the time, when a celebrity comes on late-night TV with their amusing anecdote to relate to the host, they have only their words to paint the picture. But Adam Sandler actually had video evidence of his story when he came on "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday. Sandler, who is promoting his summer comedy sequel "Grown Ups 2," talked to Letterman about his recent family vacation in Africa and how a trip to a private safari almost ended with no hope of a "Grown Ups 3. " Sandler was giving a drink of water to a cheetah when the animal suddenly and unexpectedly lunged onto his back.
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June 12, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Most of David Letterman's jokes come and go in moments and feature set-ups, punchlines and guffaws. He's quick-witted and thrives on snappy comebacks. But the late night host understands the nuance that comes with longer-form jokes too, those that take months and years to become apparent, as evidenced by the funny new super-cut of Letterman making conversation with bands after their performances.  PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Specifically, Letterman's been asking one key question of drummers over the years: "Are those your drums?"
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April 25, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
  A.J. Clemente, the news anchor who was fired from a North Dakota news station after accidentally uttering some obscenities during his first-ever appearance, continued his apology tour Wednesday on "Late Show With David Letterman. " He found a sympathetic ear with the host, who blamed the snafu on station personnel and technical difficulties. "People who have been in the business for decades have had this happen to them," Letterman said. He said later, "This is not all your fault.
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April 12, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Late-night television, busier than ever (and at its best, better than ever) with talk shows and comedy, has been in the news again lately, with the hand-over of "The Tonight Show" from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon officially announced for next spring - a change in stewardship that will also take the show back to New York from Burbank. The man who brought "The Tonight Show" west in the first place is producer Peter Lassally, who wanted to live in Los Angeles and in 1972 convinced Johnny Carson that California was the place he ought to be. Lassally, 80, is now producer of the singular "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson"; when I interviewed Ferguson in 2010, he told me that the person I really should be talking to was Lassally.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Lindsay Lohan insists she is not entering court-ordered rehab with a bad attitude. "I don't think it's a bad thing," Lohan told David Letterman this week. "I think it's a blessing ... and not a curse.” Law enforcement sources told The Times on Wednesday that Lohan has made arrangements to enter rehab in May. PHOTOS: The trials and tribulations of Lindsay Lohan The exact center is unknown, but it's believed to be in New York state. Lohan, 26, is being required to spend the time in rehab as part of her sentence for lying to Santa Monica police about who was driving a Porsche on Pacific Coast Highway that collided with a truck.
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April 10, 2013 | By Scott Collins
NBC might turn left -- way left -- for its next late-night host: Alec Baldwin. The former "30 Rock" star and outspoken liberal is in talks for a show that would most likely air in the 1:35 a.m. slot now occupied by Carson Daly, according to a report in the New York Times. Baldwin would make an unusual pick, as he's much more political and polarizing than your usual late-night comedy star. No matter which way Jay Leno and David Letterman lean in the voting booth, on their shows they take swipes at both sides.
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April 10, 2013 | By Richard Winton, This post has been corrected. See note below for details.
Law enforcement sources said Wednesday that Lindsay Lohan has made arrangements to enter rehab in New York state in May. Lohan's legal team is not disclosing the details, but during a late-night appearance with David Letterman during an appearance on his CBS talk show Tuesday, she said her upcoming three-month stay in rehab is a blessing, not a curse. Lohan, 26, is being required to spend the time in rehab as part of her sentence for lying to Santa Monica police about who was driving a Porsche on Pacific Coast Highway that collided with a truck.
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April 10, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
When Lindsay Lohan cries, it often has something to do with court - but Tuesday night on Letterman it was something else entirely. Whether the jokes and constant peppering about rehab just got to be too much or some unexpected praise did her in is something for the viewer to decide. Lindsay spent almost 15 minutes sitting down with Dave, parrying and dodging his probing questions and managing to look pretty poised along the way. Words and phrases like "positive," "looking forward to it," "happy and healthy" and "time for me" were quick to come from Lilo, but Dave had enough time that he wasn't about to let her get away with a total whitewash of her situation, which sees her headed to court-ordered rehab starting May 2.  One comedic highlight came around the four-minute mark, when he prepared to pepper her with a "this is your life" type of list.
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April 9, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Lindsay Lohan told David Letterman during an appearance on his CBS show Tuesday that her upcoming three-month stay in rehab is a blessing, not a curse. Lohan, 26, is being required to spend 90 days in rehab without leaving as part of her sentence for lying to Santa Monica Police about who was driving a Porsche on Pacific Coast Highway that collided a truck. She cannot leave the rehab facility during her stint. Letterman bluntly asked the actress, “Aren't you supposed to be in rehab now?
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