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Lawyer for Accused David Letterman Blackmailer Denies Extortion

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A lawyer for the CBS producer accused of blackmailing David Letterman says his client was only attempting to sell the Late Show host a screenplay, according to The Associated Press.

David Letterman felt "threatened" over extortion attempt

"There was no extortion. There was a screenplay for sale," Gerald Shargel, Robert J. Halderman's attorney, said in a statement outside of the courtroom. "There was a commercial transaction. Nothing more."

Despite Shargel asking that the case be dismissed... read more

David Letterman Apologizes to Wife on Late Show

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In David Letterman's first Late Show since the news broke about his sexual relationships with women who worked for him, the late-night host apologized to his wife for his behavior.

Letterman said he's got his work cut out for him when it comes to repairing his marriage to Regina Lasko. "She has been horribly hurt by my behavior... read more

Arrest Made in Letterman Blackmail Scheme

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The man arrested in a $2 million blackmail scheme against David Letterman works on the CBS true-crime show 48 Hours, the network announced.

Police have identified the man as ... read more

Take That, Conan! Obama Gives Letterman Huge Ratings Boost

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President Barack Obama's appearance on Monday's Late Show gave David Letterman his highest ratings in four years, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  

Letterman topped The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien by a whopping 195 percent. The last time he had numbers that high was when Oprah Winfrey visited in 2005.

President Obama on Letterman: I was black before the election

Obama's appearance on Letterman, however... read more

Demi Moore Uses Leeches for Detox?!

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again—what goes on over there in Hollywood?! In her recent appearance on Letterman, actress Demi Moore revealed that she traveled to Austria to undergo leech therapy as a form of detoxification. And yes, it’s exactly what you think it is—leeches crawling on your body and sucking your blood. Umm…we’ll just stick to a healthy diet with fiber to keep ourselves cleansed, thanks!Your take: Personally, even if it promised to be a fountain of youth, I could never do this. But is this something you would try in order to lead a healthier lifestyle? read more

Lost’s Evangeline Lilly Has Island Fever

How sweet would life be if your job was to film a hit show in a tropical paradise? Well, in a recent appearance on Letterman, Lost’s Evangeline Lilly revealed to the world that she isn’t exactly a big fan of island life. Turns out, the actress is allergic to Hawaii and the climate doesn’t play nice with her sinuses—she's even got up-close pictures of her eyeballs to prove it! read more

READY, AIM, FIRE!

For those like me who have an early bedtime, here's a recap of the best potshots taken at Vice President Dick Cheney, who errantly filled hunting buddy Harry Whittington with buckshot on Saturday. David Letterman: "The sad part is that before the trip, Donald Rumsfeld denied the guy's request for body armor." Jay Leno: "When people found out he shot a lawyer, his popularity [rose] to 92 percent." And Jon Stewart, with my fave: "Moms, dads, I can't emphasize this enough. Do not let your kids go on hunting trips with the vice president. I don't care what kind of lucrative contracts they're trying to land or energy regulations they're trying to get lifted, it's just not worth it." read more

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