Disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he was "baited" into making the racist comments that have since earned him a lifetime ban from the NBA.
"When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how I can say words like that. ... I don't know why the girl had me say those things," Sterling told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an interview airing air on Monday. "I was baited. I mean, that's not the way I talk. I don't talk about people for one thing, ever. I talk about ideas and other things. I don't talk about people."
As CBS CEO Les Moonves said, "there's only one David Letterman" — and he's the onlyLate Show host the series has ever known. Letterman's impending retirement is still a year out, but that doesn't mean we can't start thinking about his eventual successor. Here is our top 10 list of picks.
Alec Baldwin says he's done with public life.
In a lengthy essay in New York Magazine, the 55-year-old veteran actor explains how the media — the paparazzi especially — made 2013 both his best year personally and his worst year publicly.
It's been nearly five years since Natasha Richardson tragically died in a skiing accident, but her widower Liam Neeson says it still doesn't feel real.
Our top moments of the week:
8. Don't Caption This Award: MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry lands in hot water during her "What's So Funny About 2013?" segment when her panelists, actress Pia Glenn and comedian Dean Obeidallah, take aim at Mitt Romney's grandson Kieran, who is black. "One of these things is not like the others; one of these things is not the same," Glenn says after the family's Christmas photo pops up. Obeidallah adds: "I think that this picture is great. It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party. The RNC — at the convention — they find the one black person." Harris-Perry chimes in as well, joking that...