David Letterman has extended his contract to continue hosting the Late Show through 2015, CBS announced Friday.
Bill Murray and David Letterman
Apparently someone was a big fan of HBO's recent TV movie Behind the Candelabra!
Bill Murray returned to the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday to help ring in the show's 20th anniversary, and boy did he make an entrance!
Bill Murray, who was the first guest on The Late Show with David Letterman when it premiered in 1993, will return to the show to celebrate its 20th anniversary later this month.
Murray will make his 26th guest appearance on Thursday, Aug. 29, CBS announcedMonday. Murray was also the first guest on David Letterman's Late Night show when it premiered in 1982.
Tina Fey and David Letterman
Celebrities, they're just like us! They also get robbed!
Fox orders Tina Fey college comedy to series
Tina Fey detailed an unfortunate story of how her laptop was stolen on the Late Show Wednesday night. The 30 Rock alum told David Letterman that...
There is a new king of late night, according to TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of star salaries. And he's a very rich king.
The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now earning between $25-30 million a year, according to several sources (his network, Comedy Central, did not comment). That puts Stewart ahead of the past perennial late night salary leaders Jay Leno and David Letterman. Leno took a significant pay cut last year, as NBC wanted to reduce costs at Tonight. He now earns around $20 million a year after being up near $30 million. Letterman is also said to be in the $20 million range as the license fee CBS pays to his production company, Worldwide Pants, for Late Show has been reduced in recent years.
Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo
CBS CEO Leslie Moonves wants to make one thing clear: The network didn't let NCIS' Cote de Pablo leave the show without putting up a fight.
"We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money, and then we offered her even more money," Moonves told reporters at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews Monday. "We really didn't want to lose her. We love her; we think she was terrific. ... Ultimately she decided she didn't want to do the show."
Cote de Pablo exiting NCIS
De Pablo announced her exit earlier this month, one week before the show was scheduled to begin production on its upcoming 11th season. She expressed her gratitude to the show and its cast and crew and said she would return for a few episodes to end her character's story. But how could CBS lose the leading lady of the No. 1 show on television?
"It was purely her decision," Moonves continued. "NCIS was the highest-rated show on television last year. We don't like losing anybody, but we did everything humanly possible. We feel like we exhausted every opportunity, and she just decided she didn't want to do the show."
Some other highlights from Moonves' executive session....
Neil Patrick Harris
This week, a stadium crowd in London engaged in an impromptu singalong to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" while waiting for Green Day to take the stage, and NBC News anchor Brian Williams rapped Warren G's "Regulate" (sort of). NBA stars read mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and PBS Digital Studios put together a compilation of late children's author Maurice Sendak talking about childhood. Oh, and the Tony Awards happened too. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Stephen Colbert and wife Evelyn
Stephen Colbert's alter egomaniac on The Colbert Report may be a hawk, but the real Colbert is a peace-loving guy, at least when it comes to the late-night battlefield. We caught up with the Comedy Central cutup — in a rare interview out of character — at the opening-night gala for the Montclair Film Festival in his adopted home state of New Jersey (his wife Evelyn is one of the fest's organizers).
Diane Keaton and Ellen DeGeneres
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12. Worst Dating Rule: Ryan Lochte may not want to do The Bachelor, but he's still looking for love on What Would Ryan Lochte Do? the only way he knows how. Seriously, he only knows one way: take a girl out for a little raw fish, because he's "never met a girl that didn't like sushi." (Until he meets Megan, who has never eaten sushi or even heard of wontons.) When his older sisters learn this, they reprimand him for taking all his dates to the same place. "It might be the same place. It might be the same table," he says. "But it's a...
A.J. Clemente, David Letterman
(Accidental) potty-mouth fired news anchor A.J. Clemente is setting his sights on ESPN, he tells David Letterman on Wednesday's Late Show.
"If ESPN comes knocking ..." Clemente said with a sly smile and a shaky foot when Letterman asked if he would consider returning to his old broadcasting job in North Dakota.
Watch the rookie newscaster put his foot in his mouth