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    April 23, 2014

    Jay Z Once Wrote a Song for Bugs Bunny

    As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    How ObamaCare Created A Nation of Zombie Sluts: An In-Depth Talk With Kennedy

    When Lisa Kennedy Montgomery was 18 years old, her parents gave her an ultimatum: She could either stay home and pay rent, or they would pay her to move out. So Montgomery did the respectable thing and left her home in Oregon, moved to Los Angeles, interned at KROQ (L.A.'s famed alt-rock radio stati ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Five Disastrous Musician Interviews

    Most interviews are pretty by the numbers. Nothing special.But sometimes interviews live on in infamy because they're so damn crazy, weird, or otherwise awkward that they provide entertainment long after everyone has forgotten why the celebrity was being interviewed in the first place. Those special ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Hello Deli's Extreme Frank: FiTR Tries the MegaDog

    Last night, David Letterman riffed on the Subway Footlong shortfall scandal by sending the camera down to the Hello Deli on 53rd Street, where a foot-long hot dog called the MegaDog has been offered for the last six months. Letterman makes the proprietor, Rupert Jee, take a tape measure to the thing ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    President Obama Arrives In New York Today To Drink Champagne With Jay-Z And Beyonce (And Appear On Letterman)

    President Obama is heading into the city to attend campaign events today including an appearance on David Letterman and a fancy party at the 40/40 Club with hosts Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The New York Post reports that there will be a custom-designed 350-bottle champagne tower with $800-per-bottle bubbl ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    Johan No-Shows Letterman

    Mets fans are still basking in the afterglow of Johan Santana's no-hitter, among them Jon Stewart, who began Monday night's Daily Show with camera phone videos of him and his family celebrating in the stands at Citifield (see video embedded below). About 45 minutes later David Letterman celeb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    In Spite of Letterman's Love Letter to Steak 'N Shake, Actual Food Disappoints

    Figuratively speaking, David Letterman blew the chain in Macy's (or maybe we should say Marshall Field's) window. The city has seen a recent influx of fast-food chains from other places, the most recent being Steak 'n Shake, specializing in the elemental combination of hamburgers ("steak," in hype ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    David Letterman Threatened By Jihadists

    Middle East Media Research Institute​Are jihadists becoming a bit out of touch? Their latest target is David Letterman, of all people, because he made a joke about the deaths of Osama bin Laden and OBL's successor Ilyas Kashmiri. On the al-Qaeda forum Shumoukh al-Islam, someone by the name of ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    The Week We Let Our Eyes Wander

    ​Last week we spent a lot of time searching for solid ground in a world where Arcade Fire win Grammys and Odd Future take over Fallon. This week Tyler got his shoe back, Thom danced, and we all moved on.

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    February 23, 2011

    David Letterman Checking Out His Female Musical Guests: A Brief History

    ​David Letterman is no stranger to lust: This is a man who had so much sex with his female employees that people once held a rally to get him fired for being a pervert. And though he remains a national treasure, his eyes do tend to wander, even today. On Monday night, British songstress Adele ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Nicki Minaj Roundup: Letterman Last Night, Hot 97 Today, Pink Friday Monday, Hammerstein Ballroom On Thanksgiving, Arguments About Her Singing For The Next Several Weeks At Least

    Romance​Let's just say multiple members of the Voice critical braintrust are generating possibly dozens of hundreds of words about Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday even as you read this, and leave it at that -- we are excited, is all. Nicki herself, meanwhile, is ubiquitous. Her "If I'm Lucky I'll Fi ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Your Favorite Stars Shill for Foodstuffs: Alec Baldwin & Robert Downey Jr.'s Newest TV Spots

    Robert Downey Jr. is giving Mr. Peanut a voice for the first time in the brand mascot's 90-year history. But the Iron Man isn't the only big celeb shilling for food products. Click through to see Alec Baldwin's commercial for Wegmans supermarket chain. The 30 Rock star once told David Letterman t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    David Letterman Goes Nuts on Rachael Ray Over Beef with Food TV

    Always beefing.​ In case you missed it Tuesday night, David Letterman took time out on his show to apologize to Rachael Ray. Apparently, he recently unleashed an aggressive rant during a taped segment with Ray, calling out food television as insensitive and inappropriate in this era of widespr ... More >>

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    September 18, 2010

    Letterman Writer Outed Joaquin Phoenix Last Year, Contradicting New York Times Report

    ​The now-infamous 2009 Joaquin Phoenix appearance on the David Letterman show was a hoax. The whole druggie rapper with a beard thing was, too, the New York Times "broke" this week when I'm Still Here director Casey Affleck called the entire stunt "the performance of [Phoenix's] career." But n ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Jay-Z And Eminem Added Another Yankee Stadium Show

    ​DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, as the PR-speak goes, the Detroit-to-NYC mini-trek two of the biggest rappers alive have planned for September is doubling in size: two shows per city now, with Yankee Stadium shows now scheduled for both Monday Sept. 13 and (the new one) Tuesday Sept. 14. Tix on s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Regarding That One Time Diddy Rapped with Anna Wintour and Oprah

    ​Anna Wintour, Diddy, and Oprah got their rap on like it was 1998. MTV's Jersey Shore is being sued for profiting off of... being Jersey Shore. Letterman's extortionist is off to the hoosegow. The SexFraggle now known as Ke$ha played a Bat Mitzvah at Cipriani. These are Wednesday's Gossip Folk ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Gossip Folks: Michael Lohan's Engagement Begs Universe To Please Aim Your Black Holes Thusly

    ​Michael Lohan's engaged, the guy who stalked David Letterman found love, the freaky Catholics from The DaVinci Code make me want to forget about their crazy Jesus anal beads and rock out some Bill Withers. Also, kilts. Hey, look, gossip! From a gossip blogger! Presenting your Wednesday Gossip ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    David Letterman Tells Jamie Oliver His "Food Revolution" Is Hopeless

    David Letterman didn't let up for the duration of his interview with Naked Chef Jamie Oliver last night, when the two discussed Oliver's show, Food Revolution, in which the chef tries to change the eating habits of America's fattest town: Huntington, West Virginia. No tears were shed, but Letterma ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Listening To Rappers Gush Over Sade Will Seriously Never Get Old

    Sade media-blitz week is winding down (much to David Letterman's dismay) -- looks like her Soldier of Love, despite its rampant iciness, will top next week's Billboard chart with ease. It's nice to have something/someone we can all agree on. With that in mind. our arch-enemies over at Vulture corr ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Barack Obama is Golden, Rush Limbaugh is Screwed -- Predictions for the Year of the Tiger!

    By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your year​Sunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Lost: Nicki Minaj's Pink Stuffed Monkey. Reward: $50,000.

    ​Here we have the young lady who just last week rapped "Money in the air/It's the best of all/'Cause I ball ball ball ball ball/No testicles" on David Letterman announcing a 50K bounty for her lost pink stuffed monkey. His nickname is "Osk." No idea why knowing the nickname of the lost pink st ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    David Letterman Joke About Transgender Amanda Simpson Draws Fire

    Some LGBT groups are enraged that this joke about transgender Commerce appointee Amanda Simpson appeared on the David Letterman show this week, and are demanding that he apologize for it. Quick recap: Dave announces the appointment, and sidekick Alan Kalter reacts with horror: "Amanda used to be a ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Tom Cruise Inspired American Psycho!

    ​So it turns out Christian Bale had a fabulous inspiration for his skin-crawlingly creepy character in the movie version of American Psycho--namely toothy married man Tom Cruise!

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    October 9, 2009

    The Office, World's Fattest Cat Implicated in David Letterman Staffer Sex Scandal

    ​A lawyer for Robert Joe Halderman, the guy arrested for blackmailing David Letterman over his affairs with staffers, told Good Morning America yesterday that his client is innocent -- or, rather, "did not have the intent required by the statute" on which he was charged. Sources claim Halderma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Letterman's Sorry, OK?

    Has David Letterman apologized enough for his ill-advised transgressions in bedding staff members? Well, on his show last night, the late-night icon apologized to his wife Regina, who's "horribly hurt"--and one can only hope he begged forgiveness from her in person too.

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    October 5, 2009

    Peyser Calls for Letterman's Head on Grounds of Something or Other

    While other Post writers ply a more wonkish trade -- former Clinton-care killer Betsy McCaughey, for example, offers a detailed analysis of Obama's "'Kill Granny' Bill" in today's issue -- Andrea Peyser mans the soapbox and calls for David Letterman to be fired for having affairs with women on his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Alleged Letterman Sextortionist Arrested

    The person who allegedly tried to extort $2 million from talk show host David Letterman in exchange for keeping his affairs with NBC staff secret is not, as we expected, Sarah Palin, but Robert Joe Halderman, a producer for 48 Hours. Newsday says he also served as "a reporter on sensitive and diff ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    The Letterman Scandal! Cheating! Extortion!

    What's worse--the fact that late-night god David Letterman turns out to be a serial cheater who surprisingly made the ethical mistake of bedding staffers, or the fact that he became the target of a muti million dollar extortion plot as a result?

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    August 19, 2009

    Video: Britney Spears in a Bikini on Letterman

    Britney Spears appeared, in a bikini and on prerecorded tape, on last night's Letterman show, and read a fanciful Top Ten list. This we assume is part of the never-ending ritual humiliation of the former nymphet, by means of which her Machiavellian handlers maintain public disapproval/interest; h ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Eric Ripert Nonchalantly Sautes Some Bluefin Tuna on David Letterman

    ​ Eric Ripert gleefully sautes bluefin tuna for an oblivious David Letterman. Flogging his upcoming PBS series, Avec Eric, Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert appeared on the David Letterman show Monday evening. In a lightning cooking demonstration, he sauteed a pair of bluefin tuna steaks, seeming ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    What Paul McCartney on the Ed Sullivan Theater Marquee Roof Sounded Like From the Ground

    The author's view Paul McCartney Ed Sullivan Theater Marquee Roof Wednesday, July 15 Like everybody else, the helicopters await Paul. First one, chopping ambiently over Broadway, then two more. When the 67-year old ex-Beatle finally comes onto the marquee roof of the David Letterman-occupied Ed Su ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The Albany Coup, Week 2: It started with a shock twist as Hiram Monserrate rejoined the Democrats, putting the state senate in a 31-31 deadlock. The Dems optimistically declared new leader John Sampson the president pro tem. (Just to be on the safe side they sued, but were rejected.) The Republica ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    My Two Cents On The Letterman/Palin Feud

    Embedded video from CNN Video Master comic David Letterman's badly fact-checked joke about Sarah Palin's daughter became big news this last week because Octomom hasn't gotten implanted in a few days and Carrie Prejean must have been muzzled for a while. And it's still showing signs of life. When I ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Who's Your Favorite Late-Night Host?

    John J. Kruzel Who winds you down the most amusingly as your day saunters off into a world of monologues, sketches, and celebrities hawking sequels? Here are your choices from the major networks:

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    June 16, 2009

    Palin Accepts Letterman Groveling; Protest Still On at Ed Sullivan Theater

    David Letterman's second apology for inappropriate laugh-making at Sarah Palin's daughter or daughters has been accepted by Sarah Palin, who thanked America's servicemen and women for preserving our right to free speech, which must be some sort of inside joke. But if you think that's the end of it, ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    New York Anti-Letterman Rally Draws Dozens

    We dropped by that Fire David Letterman protest across the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater. The Daily News says there were about 50 people there, but we put it closer to 100 if you include the rubberneckers. Indeed, there were about four or five times as many protesters as reporters and camera ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Letterman, Palin, and How the Right Went PC

    The phrase "politically correct" has been knocking around for decades. Its wikipedia entry shows the continuing argument over its origins. But the term is best known to normal people by its opposite: politically incorrect. This is generally applied to something that you might want to say -- usual ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Letterman Palin Joke Nonsense Continues

    The latest development in this inappropriate joke mishegas is that Letterman came up with an even longer and more obsequious apology, and a fat lot of good it did him. Dan Collins declares himself done with the subject (whew), but others still want him expunged from CBS. "It's still not clear that h ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Week in Review: Boom! Woah, What Was That? You Transcend.

    In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces. This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in Par ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Joaquin Phoenix Refuses to Cooperate with David Letterman

    Share with us here the somnolent agony of Joaquin Phoenix on the David Letterman show last night. In this compilation clip the star of Walk the Line, hiding behind a giant beard and shades, mumbles answers, reacts badly to laughter ("What d'you gas 'em up with? Is this nitrous?"), and thumb-wrestl ... More >>

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