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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.

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.

Video: Joaquin Phoenix on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

By Matt Murai on September 23, 2010

Joaquin Phoenix, David Letterman, Late Show, video, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, hot, sexy, latest, new, 2010NEW YORK — Joaquin Phoenix returned to the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night, his first visit since an awkward appearance last year that turned out to be an act for his new movie.

Watch: Jessica Simpson on 'Late Show with David Letterman' Video

By Chloe Bunker on March 11, 2010

NEW YORK — Jessica Simpson paid a visit to the Late Show with David Letterman last night, where the host had plenty of questions about a pair of her ex-boyfriends, football star Tony Romo and singer John Mayer.

"Tony is great, still a friend of mine," Simpson said of the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, whom she admitted broke up with her on her 29th birthday last year. "I still look at his cute butt in the outfit – uniform."

Video: Drew Brees on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

By K.R. Gomez on February 9, 2010

NEW YORK — One day after leading the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl title, Drew Brees dropped by the Late Show with David Letterman.

The host admitted that he was disappointed to see his hometown Indianapolis Colts fall in the title game. But Letterman also said he was moved by Brees holding his young Son Baylen on the field after his team's 31-17 victory.

"When we saw you on TV with your son, it looked like you were both sort of just looking around, enjoying the experience. Is that what it was?" asked Letterman.

Video: Kate Hudson Talks A-Rod on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

By Matt Murai on December 11, 2009

NEW YORK — Kate Hudson dropped by Thursday's Late Show with David Letterman, where the host dug in about her relationship with New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez.

"You're a big Yankees fan, and you're friends with Alex Rodriguez," Letterman teased the 30-year-old actress about her boyfriend.

"Yeah, he's a friend of mine. Nice guy," replied Hudson.

Letterman then wondered how the couple met, which prompted Hudson to respond: "Can't we talk about the holidays?"

Paul Shaffer Speaks Out on David Letterman Extortion Scandal

By Matt Murai on October 7, 2009

Paul Schaffer, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, latest, newHOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Paul Shaffer is speaking out for the first time on the $2 million extortion scandal involving his longtime TV sidekick David Letterman.

"Dave is my close and dear friend and there is nobody like him," the 59-year-old "Late Show" bandleader tells Entertainment Tonight. "There's nobody that I respect more."

David Letterman Publicly Apologizes to Wife Regina Lasko

By Matt Murai on October 6, 2009

NEW YORK — David Letterman apologized to his wife Regina Lasko on Monday's "Late Show" — his first program since admitting to being the victim of a $2 million extortion plot centered around his sexual relationships with staff members.

"She has been horribly hurt by my behavior, and when something happens like that, if you hurt a person and it's your responsibility, you try to fix it," the 62-year-old host told his studio audience. "At that point, there's only two things that can happen: Either you're going to make some progress and get it fixed, or you're going to fall short and perhaps not get it fixed, so let me tell you folks, I got my work cut out for me."

Making his first appearance since he dropped the sex scandal bombshell on Thursday's "Late Show," Letterman also acknowledged the impact on both his current and former staff members.

"I'm terribly sorry that I put the staff in that position. Inadvertently, I just wasn't thinking ahead," he said. "And, moreover, the staff here has been wonderfully supportive to me, not just through this furor, but through all the years that we've been on television and especially all the years here at CBS, so, again, my thanks to the staff for, once again, putting up with something stupid I've gotten myself involved in."

Letterman mixed in his trademark humor throughout the night, at one point saying: "This is only phase one of the scandal. Phase two: Next week I go on 'Oprah' and sob."

Letterman's guests also got into the action, with Steve Martin remarking: "It proves that you're a human being. And we weren't really that sure before."

Martin later found fellow guest Martin Short plopping onto his lap, which allowed Letterman to poke fun at his situation.

"You spend one more minute on his lap, you're gonna get blackmailed," he quipped.

 

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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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