Celebrities Take Their Names Off Bill Cosby's Toothless Biography

Jay Hathaway · 07/22/15 12:50PM

Simon and Schuster, publisher of Mark Whitaker’s Cosby: His Life and Times—much maligned for glossing over Bill Cosby’s long history of sexual assault allegations—has pulled all the celebrity blurbs from the book’s listings on Amazon and elsewhere, the AP reports. In some cases, the celebrities themselves asked to have their endorsements scrubbed from the internet.

Remembering Warren Zevon on Letterman

Alex Pareene · 05/21/15 01:07PM

On October 30, 2002, David Letterman gave his whole show over to one guest: Warren Zevon, who had just been diagnosed with a fatal and untreatable form of lung cancer.

The Letterman Clip That Became David Foster Wallace's First Print Story

Max Read · 05/20/15 01:40PM

In 1989, Playboy was preparing to publish a story from a new collection by a young writer named David Foster Wallace when some editors happened to catch a two-year-old episode of Late Night with David Letterman. There, onscreen, were Letterman and his guest, the actress Susan St. James, speaking dialogue from Wallace’s story, verbatim.

Norm Macdonald Ends Final Stand-Up Set on Letterman With a Teary Goodbye

Hudson Hongo · 05/16/15 01:00PM

Two of television’s most famously deadpan comedians shared a surprisingly touching moment on Friday, when Norm Macdonald closed his last stand-up set on Late Show with David Letterman with a tearful tribute to the man he called “the greatest talk show host who ever lived.”

Larry David Loves Hotel Sex

Gabrielle Bluestone · 01/16/15 12:19AM

Why does Larry David love living in hotels? "I got one word for you: transience."

Joaquin Phoenix Still Weird, Announces Hoax Engagement on Letterman

Jay Hathaway · 12/09/14 11:05AM

Joaquin Phoenix told an elaborate story about yoga last night on the Late Show, wildly acting out a position called "harnessing the hog," which apparently involved his instructor cradling his man-bits with a strap. The punchline: They started dating and are now engaged.

Aretha Franklin Annihilated Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" on Letterman

Rich Juzwiak · 09/30/14 11:20AM

Audio of the purse-carrying gift from heaven Aretha Franklin's cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" (with a twist of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough") made the rounds on the internet yesterday. Later, she tore the roof off David Letterman's studio when she performed the medley on the Late Show (it's the first release off her upcoming Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics album). While her voice has noticably aged and isn't quite as acrobatic as it once was, the woman can still wail. Her pipes remain among our country's greatest natural resources.

Joan Rivers Continues Her Tour of Self-Righteous Indignation

Rich Juzwiak · 07/09/14 10:40AM

Joan Rivers was on last night's Late Show with David Letterman, because The Great Joan Rivers Moment-Having of 2014 is not yet over. Letterman challenged her with questions that in other circumstances she might deem "negative," but she answered his with humor and whatever the Rivers equivalent of grace is, as she already has a punching bag in the form of CNN's Fredericka Whitfield, whom she now infamously jilted during a recent interview.