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Letterman won't let Leno off the hook re Conan: 'He says, 'We both got screwed'? Jay, you got your old show back!'

“He’s a complete boob — he can’t help himself,” said David Letterman about his old pal Jay Leno on The Late Show last night. As for the criticism and ridicule Leno has been subjected to since regaining The Tonight Show, Letterman said flatly, “He got what he deserved.”

What happened to READ FULL STORY

Conan O'Brien and TBS: 3 reasons why this is a great marriage

With the news that Conan O’Brien will start a show on TBS in November, there are going to be a lot of people dubious about his decision and scoffing at his new chosen network. Here’s why you shouldn’t.

1. Conan will get a big audience. I mean by comparison. From the moment he premieres, given the outreach of basic cable combined with TBS’ easy-to-locate position on most cable systems, O’Brien will immediately draw more viewers than READ FULL STORY

Chris Rock explodes 'Letterman': Making Dave squirm re his marriage, plus sex jokes about Tiger Woods

Chris Rock was in his glory on last night’s Late Show with David Letterman, making jokes about the host’s marriage and letting loose a savage sex-joke about Tiger Woods.

“You sound like an old-ass man,” was Chris Rock’s greeting to READ FULL STORY

David Letterman gives the Tea Party the best showcase it's ever had

In a quietly remarkable piece of television, David Letterman interviewed Tea Party member Pam Stout on last night’s Late Show. “I know nothin’ about the tea party,” Dave began, saying Stout had come to his attention after the 66 year-old Idaho woman had been featured prominently in a Feb. 15 New York Times story on the Tea Party movement.

Letterman invited her on to ask about the movement and whether READ FULL STORY

David Letterman to 'Idol"s Lacey Brown: 'Does this mean you're out of show business?'

Each top-12 finalist voted off American Idol will perform the following week on The Late Show with David Letterman. Last night, Lacey Brown was the first to appear. As he did when he used to have Survivor rejects on his show, Dave deals with these segments gingerly, a tad unwillingly. He feigns total ignorance of Idol. (“Do people call in and say, ‘We don’t want that woman?'” he asked Brown.) He rags on the show. (“That Simon Cowell, he’s insane,” he told Lacey, who wasn’t disagreeing.) And Dave let Paul Shaffer do Brown’s intro: “Here’s the first finalist to get voted off — kicked off, really — and she doesn’t have to go on the tour, that’s the best thing.”

Lacey Brown herself could not have been more polite and game, singing a bit of “What A Wonderful World” as the segment went into a commercial:

“Does this mean you’re out of show business?” Dave asked Brown.

Brown knew where to hit Dave where it hurts. “You’ve got 11 more weeks of this,” she said sweetly. Dave looked a little ill.

CORRECTION: Some readers have pointed out this is Letterman’s first time hosting the Idol cast-offs. My apologies; I corrected my mistake above. I was thinking of Dave’s amusingly uncomfortable encounters with Survivor cast-offs in previous years. Survivor, Idol – reality TV, it’s a jungle out there. Sorry.

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'South Park' season premiere review: Tiger Woods got golf-clubbed

The South Park boys enjoyed a new video game last night, a new Tiger Woods game in which players can make Woods’ wife beat him with a golf club. (Cartman, thumbing the controls wildly, used his “Pre-Nup Power-Up Option”; instead of losing points, Woods “loses endorsements.”) Warning here, naughty language:

This episode, titled “Sexual Healing,” was a set-up for a South Park carpet-bombing of all celebrity sex-related scandals and sex-addiction therapy, with David Letterman, Charlie Sheen, Bill Clinton, and David Duchovny among those cartooned by creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

But the 14th season premiere wasn’t really slamming Woods and READ FULL STORY

A preview of tonight's 'Letterman': Guest Jimmy Kimmel's new 'sucker-punch' for Leno

Be sure to tune in to tonight’s Late Show to see Jimmy Kimmel and Dave land some new blows on Jay Leno as they reminisce fondly about the golden age of feuding just passed. Letterman clearly loved all the stuff Kimmel did during NBC’s appalling decisions regarding Conan O’Brien and The Tonight Show mess, especially the night Kimmel did his own show dressed as Leno. Kimmel’s priceless response: “It’s fun to be Jay — it’s easier. You should try it some time.” Here’s a preview:

It’s fascinating to hear Letterman say, “Nobody got hurt — only NBC did. They lost READ FULL STORY

Is Jim Gaffigan the funniest pale comedian alive?

Jim Gaffigan appeared on David Letterman last night, and reminded me once again why he’s always reliably funny. He can do, as he does here, four minutes of material about hotel indoor pools and never leave you feeling he wishes he could throw in a four-letter word just to sell a joke:

I like Gaffigan’s on-stage personality as much as I like his jokes; that’s important for a stand-up comic, too.

What do you think of Gaffigan?

Jimmy Fallon bleeds, Jimmy Kimmel worships the devil: a late-night round-up

Proving that adolescent drinking games can be hazardous to your health, Jimmy Fallon fell and cut his hand while conducting one of his “martini races” on Tuesday night against Chelsea Handler. The slip and fall Fallon took was impressive, as was the amount of blood he started leaking… as was Handler’s aplomb: “I just wanted to promote my new book,” she said, gazing sourly at Fallon’s wound:

Meanwhile, last night Jimmy Kimmel suggested to American Idol that instead of doing a bland “peppy” group number, they ululate about worshiping the devil, drinking blood, eating hearts and brains. Here’s the song:

I’d like to put up the best moment of all: the terrific moment during last night’s Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson when Craig began deconstructing late-night cliches — the host signaling to the band; doing a Leno-esque adjustment to his tie; railing against having to wear a suit (“like a f—ing mortician!”) just because “talk show hosts have been doing this since the 1950s, so I have to dress like this? It’s like the Amish!”…

… but of course never makes Craig’s clips available at a sensible hour the next morning. By which I mean now.

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David Letterman talks about his extortion-case victory

David Letterman talked during last night’s Late Show about the victory he won in the extortion plot against him.

After his nightly Top Ten list, Letterman addressed the case that ended yesterday when CBS News producer Robert “Joe” Halderman pleaded guilty.

“I need to talk to you about a segment of my life here that began six months ago,” he began.

Referring to Halderman’s attempt READ FULL STORY

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