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David Letterman Show Punked by Fake Lindsay Lohan Rep

By Rich King on February 16, 2011

David Letterman, Late Show, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2011NEW YORK — Whoops!

It turns out Lindsay Lohan was never really booked to read the Top Ten list on Thursday's Late Show with David Letterman after all. That's because the show supposedly got punked by a fake rep for the starlet.

'48 Hours' Producer Joe Halderman Arrested in Letterman Extortion Plot

By Chloe Bunker on October 2, 2009

NEW YORK — The man arrested in the $2 million extortion plot against David Letterman has been identified as "48 Hours" producer Robert "Joe" Halderman.

In a Friday morning press conference held by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, prosecutors disclosed that Halderman had been charged with attempted grand larceny between the period of Sept. 9 and Sept. 30.

If convicted, the 52-year-old Halderman faces up to 16 years in prison. His arraignment is scheduled to take place later today at 2:15 p.m.

Video: David Letterman Reveals Extortion Scandal on 'Late Show'

By Rich King on October 2, 2009

NEW YORK — David Letterman mixed both humor and a serious tone on Thursday's "Late Show" as he discussed being the victim of a $2 million extortion plot centered on his sexual relations with female members of his staff.

"This morning, I did something I've never done in my life," the 62-year-old host told his studio audience. "I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury."

David Letterman Reveals $2 Million Extortion Scandal

By Rich King on October 2, 2009

NEW YORK — David Letterman made a shocking confession on Thursday's "Late Show," admitting that he was targeted in a $2 million extortion plot centered on his sexual relations with female members of his staff.

Letterman mixed both humor and a serious tone in giving his account of the scandal, which began three weeks ago when he discovered a package early one morning in the backseat of his car. The contents claimed to know "some terrible, terrible things" that would be made public through a screenplay and a book if the host didn't comply with their demands.

Letterman said he immediately contacted his attorney, which in turn set the wheels in motion for two face-to-face meetings with the man behind the plot. With the help of the Manhattan District Attorney's special prosecution bureau, the sting operation led to an arrest Thursday after the alleged extortionist accepted a $2 million counterfeit check. CBS said the individual arrested works as a producer on the network program "48 Hours."

"This morning, I did something I've never done in my life," the 62-year-old Letterman told his studio audience. "I had to go downtown and testify before a grand jury."

"I was worried for myself, I was worried for my family," he continued. "I felt menaced by this, and I had to tell them all of the creepy things that I had done ... The creepy stuff was that I have had sex with women who work for me on this show. My response to that is, yes I have. Would it be embarrassing if it were made public? Perhaps it would."

Letterman, who married in March after a lifetime of bachelorhood, did not reveal when the sex took place with members of his staff. He also said that it wasn't his place to reveal the names of the staff members in question.

"It's been a very bizarre experience," he said. "I felt like I needed to protect these people. I need to protect my family. I need to protect myself. Hope to protect my job."

Letterman then told the audience that he doesn't plan to make any more comments on the matter again.

The incident is the second sex-charged headline-grabber for Letterman in the last few months. In June, he joked that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had knocked up the 14-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. After the joke immediately drew criticism from Palin, Letterman spent eight minutes defending himself on the following night's show.  He admitted that the joke was crude, but said that it was in reference to Palin's 18-year-old daughter, Bristol, who had a child out of wedlock.

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Julia Roberts and David Letterman Talk Marriage

By Rich King on June 10, 2009

Julia Roberts, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, newNEW YORK — Julia Roberts paid a visit to the "Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday night, where the actress kidded the host about her last visit perhaps sending him to the altar for the first time.

Video: David Letterman Reveals Top 10 Reasons Why He Finally Got Married

By superstar1 on March 25, 2009

NEW YORK — David Letterman has opened up about his reasoning for finally tying the knot after 23 years of dating his girlfriend, Regina Lasko.

The 62-year-old Letterman revealed his "Top 10 Reasons I Got Married" list on Tuesday night's "Late Show," with his No. 1 explanation being: "figured at the least we'd get a mediocre Top 10 out of it."

Also making the list were "she needed a green card" and "don't have to listen to any more crap from that quack Dr. Phil."

David Letterman Marries Longtime Girlfriend Regina Lasko

By Rich King on March 23, 2009

NEW YORK — David Letterman has finally uttered those two magic words — "I do."

The CBS host revealed to his "Late Show" audience Monday that he married his longtime girlfriend, Regina Lasko. The pair tied the knot last Thursday in a courthouse ceremony near the couple's Montana ranch — the first wedding for the 62-year-old Letterman.

"Regina and I began dating in February of 1986, and I said, 'Well, things are going pretty good, let's just see what happens in about 10 years,' " joked Letterman. "I secretly felt that men who were married admired me ... like I was the last of the real gunslingers, you know what I'm saying?"

Letterman said the trip to the Teton County Courthouse with the 48-year-old Lasko and the couple's 5-year-old son, Harry, was challenging for reasons besides the obvious. He said their pickup truck got stuck in the mud along the way, leaving them stranded on the road.

"So now we think, 'Well, somebody'll come.' No, nobody comes along. Nobody comes along — it's Thursday afternoon; who's coming along? Zorro? No, nobody. So I get out of the truck and I walk 2 miles back to the house into a 50-mile-an-hour wind," explained Letterman.

"It's not Beverly Hills, it's Montana, for God's sakes. And the whole way, I'm thinking, 'See, smart ass, see, see, you try to get married, this is what happens,' " he added.

Upon his return, Letterman said his son inquired if they were still heading to town. When he assured him that they were, Letterman joked that his only child became "very upset."

"Mom had told him if I wasn't back in an hour, the deal was off," cracked the host.

Video: David Letterman Interviews Anne Hathaway on the 'Late Show'

By K.R. Gomez on October 1, 2008

NEW YORK — David Letterman put on the full-court press when he interviewed Anne Hathaway on last night's "Late Show with David Letterman."

The host certainly didn't shy away from hitting the 25-year-old actress with some tough questions about her ex-boyfriend, Italian businessman Raffaello Follieri, who was arrested in June on charges of wire fraud and money laundering.