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2009-02-12 10:25:21

U.S. actor Joaquin Phoenix sported sunglasses and a bushy beard, and gave mainly one-word answers on the Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday night. The two-time Oscar nominee, who recently announced he is giving up acting to pursue a career in rap music, appeared on Letterman to discuss what Phoenix claims will be his final movie, Two Lovers. Letterman gamely tried to chat Phoenix up, but the Gladiator and Signs actor barely looked at him and mumbled curt answers to Letterman's...

2009-02-10 12:13:30

The U.S. fraternal pop group The Jonas Brothers has agreed to make its first appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, CBS announced. The band is to appear on the episode of the late-night chat show scheduled to air Thursday. Kevin, Joe and Nick Jonas will be seen on the big-screen later this month in a film documenting their sell-out summer 2008 concert tour, Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience. The movie is scheduled to open Feb. 27.

2009-02-04 13:40:00

The cover of this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is to be revealed on the New York-based Late Show with David Letterman, CBS said Wednesday. This is the second consecutive year the eagerly awaited, annual issue is unveiled on Letterman. The event is slated to take place on the episode airing Monday and this year's Swimsuit Issue cover model will then visit the CBS late night broadcast on Wednesday for an interview with Letterman. A staple of American popular culture, the Sports...

2009-01-28 17:57:57

Queen Latifah, John Mayer and Elmo are set to star in the new PBS prime-time special, Coming Home: Military Families Cope with Change. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is producing the half-hour special in association with David Letterman's production company Worldwide Pants Inc. and Lookalike Productions. The HD program tells the stories of U.S. service members who return home with injuries -- visible and invisible -- and explores the heroic...

2009-01-15 20:27:02

The U.S. talk show Late Show with David Letterman plans to air the final installment of its Great Moments in Presidential Speeches segment Friday, CBS said. As the presidential inauguration approaches, the 'Late Show with David Letterman' bids farewell to its popular comedy segment, 'Great Moments in Presidential Speeches.' The final installment, an extended retrospective of the series, will air during the 'Late Show' broadcast on Friday, the network said in a news release. A collection of...

2008-12-20 15:02:48

U.S. TV talk show host David Letterman playfully asked X Factor winner Leona Lewis back to his home during a show broadcast this week. The popular late-night TV host appeared smitten with the 23-year-old singer, asking her to his home and causing the winner of the British TV competition to blush and appear uncomfortable, the Daily Mail reported Saturday. Anything you want to talk about? Letterman asked Lewis after offering the singer a hug. Let's go up to the house and we'll talk about it. In...

2008-12-18 08:20:20

Tom Cruise showed he can take a joke by reading a list of the Craziest Things People Say on the Internet about him on The Late Show with David Letterman. The Hollywood actor appeared on the late-night chat show Tuesday to promote his new World War II suspense drama Valkyrie. On the show, he gamely read the night's Top Ten, a list that included alleged rumors like: 10. I sleep upside-down, suspended in a special bat-like harness. 9. During the filming of Days of Thunder, on a dare, I ate a...

2008-11-18 13:59:47

CBS said France's First Lady, Carla Bruni, has agreed to be a guest on Late Show with David Letterman, which tapes in New York City. The singer, songwriter, former model and current wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy is slated to make her first appearance on the late-night chat show Tuesday. She is expected to discuss her life and her music, as well as perform a song from her latest album, Comme Si De Rien n'etait or As If Nothing Happened, the network said. Also set to appear on...

2008-10-28 06:00:15

By Mike Snider Even though the last week of the presidential race lies ahead, there's already a winner: late-night comedy skits spread virally on the Web. Hosts such as David Letterman and programs including Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show are profitably mining the campaign for satirical fodder, but the broadcast is only the beginning. Not only did SNL get its largest TV audience (15 million) in 14 years for the Oct. 18 broadcast with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin...

2008-10-17 15:00:15

U.S. Sen. John McCain scored a hit for funnyman David Letterman, delivering the largest audience for "Late Show with David Letterman" in nearly three years. The Republican presidential nominee was a guest on Letterman's show Thursday night after having canceled on Sept. 24 at the last minute. Preliminary figures indicate the show had roughly 6.5 million viewers, Nielsen said. When the candidate walked onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, he pretended to cower as...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.