April 5, 2013 |
By all accounts, Louisville guard Kevin Ware was a quiet, reserved young man until Sunday, when he broke his right leg in a freak accident during the first half of the NCAA tournament Midwest Regional final game, which was broadcast on national television. Forced into the spotlight after undergoing surgery that night for the compound break, Ware has handled the media onslaught with aplomb as his Louisville teammates and family rallied around him. On Thursday night, Ware was on national television again, counting down the Top 10 List on the "Late Show with David Letterman.
April 2, 2013 |
Shia LaBeouf, a guest Monday night on David Letterman's “The Late Show,” decided to speak (instead of tweet) about his abrupt exit from the play "Orphans” weeks before his would-be Broadway debut. LaBeouf described himself as “passionate and impulsive" and suggested that similar qualities in costar Alec Baldwin resulted in the “fireworks.” “We had tension as men, not as artists, but as men,” he told David Letterman. (Cue nervous audience laughter.)
March 27, 2013 |
Poor Brian Williams: Even though his “NBC Nightly News” broadcast continues to lead in the ratings, on Tuesday night he had the thankless task of responding to David Letterman's relentless interrogation about the flurry of gossip surrounding his network's more troubled franchises, “Today” and “Tonight.” Letterman pressed the anchor about the upheaval at NBC, starting with “Today.” Last year's messy replacement of Ann Curry...
March 19, 2013 |
Selena Gomez made Justin Bieber cry and bonded over it with David Letterman. Gomez stopped by "The Late Show" Monday night to promote her upcoming film "Spring Breakers," which costars "genuinely creepy" James Franco as a rapper/drug dealer accosting spring breakers Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Heather Morris. But after the late-night host did his due diligence discussing the "cautionary tale" coming-of-age flick, he moved on to the onetime Disney star's love life. "Do you date?
February 7, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. A month later, Jimmy Kimmel is unpacked in his new time slot digs - and giving his neighbors on the late-night block something to talk about. "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" move to 11:35 p.m. has paid off big for ABC and added bounce to the battle for late night, long a predictable tug-of-war between Jay Leno and David Letterman. In its most recent week (Jan. 28-Feb. 1), the late-night talker was second to "The Tonight Show" in adults 18-49 (1.081 million verses 911,000 for "Kimmel")
January 30, 2013 |
Al Gore has taken a lot of heat since finalizing a deal to sell his struggling cable network Current TV to Al Jazeera, the Qatari news service. Predictably, the backlash started on the right, with numerous outcries from the pundits at Fox News, but Tuesday on “Today,” Matt Lauer pressed the climate-change activist on whether it was hypocritical for him to sell Current to a network financed by fossil-fuel money. And last night it was noted interrogator David Letterman holding Gore's feet to the flame.
December 12, 2012 |
It was a homecoming of sorts for Mick Jagger on Tuesday on “The Late Show.” The Rolling Stones singer, in New York for Wednesday night's epic “12-12-12 concert ," first appeared on stage at the Ed Sullivan Theater back on Oct. 25, 1964, as a swaggering, skinny young rock star. Nearly five decades later, he's older, wiser, but the swagger is still very much intact. (And it doesn't look like he's gained a pound, either.) After an introduction by David Letterman, Jagger presented “The Top Ten Things I, Mick Jagger, Have Learned After 50 Years in Rock 'n' Roll.” So what life lessons did he share with viewers?
December 4, 2012 |
Those zombies in "The Walking Dead" have already terrorized the good people of Atlanta. Now they're gobbling down the ratings record books too. The zombie smash has become the first cable series to win the fall TV ratings in the key demographic of adults ages 18 to 49, according to Nielsen. That includes established network series such as "Modern Family," "The Voice" and "The Big Bang Theory," as well as the new fall shows like "Elementary" and "Revolution. " What kind of power does "Dead" have?
December 4, 2012 |
Fresh off receiving the Kennedy Center honors this weekend from President Obama, the surviving members of legendary British rock group Led Zeppelin -- Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones -- stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater for a visit with their fellow honoree, David Letterman. First, the bad news: The group did not perform, they did not announce a reunion tour, and they did not perform any devious acts involving sharks. Nor did they open up much about their music career, their feelings about other high-profile British acts of their era, or their famously debauched past.
December 2, 2012
WASHINGTON - Dustin Hoffman was praised for his perfectionism as an actor and David Letterman was applauded for "original and crazy" television comedy as they and five other artists were celebrated Sunday at the annual Kennedy Center Honors gala here. The honorees, seated with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, were rounded out by Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova and three British rockers from Led Zeppelin. The awards show leapt from the grace of the pas de deux to the growl of the blues, punctuated with some raucous laughter in between.