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15 people who absolutely hated the movies made about their lives

The biopic is one of Hollywood’s oldest genres, going back to early-20th century movies about historical figures like Beethoven, Cleopatra, and General Custer. As time went on, biopics began to tackle more recent subjects, sometimes being based on events that happened only a few years prior to the …

Julian Assange

Steve Martin and Bill Murray headline Kennedy Center celebration of David Letterman

Steve Martin, Sarah Silverman and Bill Murray are among the comedic heavyweights who will celebrate David Letterman, winner of the 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, at the Kennedy Center on Oct. 22.<p>Jimmy Kimmel, Paul Shaffer, John Mulaney, Eddie Vedder and Martin Short will also pay …

Entertainment

The Celebrity Feud Everyone Was Talking About the Year You Were Born

Taylor Swift

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Billy Crystal vs David Letterman in Embarrassing Old Clip

Billy talks about being on “Battle of the Network Stars” and Jimmy shows an old clip from the episode where Billy raced against David Letterman.

Comedy

#EndorseThis: Al Franken Explains The Koch Brothers To David Letterman - The National Memo - Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

If you’re like David Letterman and still don’t know about Siegfried and Roy Koch (better known as the Koch brothers), Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is here …

Al Franken

A Very Awkward Breakup

Illustration by Alice CarrollIt was supposed to be every writer’s dream when a Hollywood film producer bought the option to adapt my memoir for the …

Love

David Letterman’s Crazy-Old-Coot Phase

His unhinged rants are nowhere near funny and usually don’t even make sense.<p>People are criticizing Donald Trump, and David Letterman has had enough …

Comedy

They May Be Funny, But Al Franken And David Letterman's New Web Series Is No Joke

The pair is talking climate change for Funny or Die.<p>Sen. Al Franken and David Letterman are teaming up to tackle climate change.<p>Franken, a Democrat …

Good News

David Letterman: Stop whining and do something about Trump

Former late-night television show host David Letterman says that people need to “stop whining” about President Donald Trump and instead “figure out a …

Donald Trump

Funny or Die: Franken and Letterman take on climate change in hilarious web series

Did you know Dave’s beard is actually a weapon in the fight to control carbon pollution?<p>Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has finally brought his trademark …

Climate

Watch Al Franken, David Letterman Team Up to Fight Climate Change

Former comedian and current Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has teamed up with David Letterman to produce a new digital series to make serious …

Climate

David Letterman, Al Franken launch Funny or Die climate change series

Not paying attention to the perils of climate change because, well, it’s simply not funny enough?<p>David Letterman and U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., …

Al Franken

Letterman: 'Why do we have to be victimized' by Trump?

David Letterman says it’s time to stop “whining” about President Trump and instead “figure out a way” to boot him out of office.<p>“We know there’s …

Al Franken

Is David Letterman Ready to Follow Al Franken Into Politics?

The former ‘Late Show’ host teams up with Senator Al Franken for a hopeful and hilarious Funny or Die series about climate change.<p>If former <i>Saturday Night Live</i> writer Al Franken can be a successful member of the United States Senate from Minnesota, then who’s to say David Letterman couldn’t do the …

Comedy

David Letterman And Al Franken Sit Down And Discuss Climate Change In Personal Terms In ‘Boiling The Frog’

David Letterman is delivering on his post-<i>Late Show</i> promise of diving into more serious journalistic affairs, first by joining the National Geographic climate change docu-series <i>Years of Living Dangerously</i>, and is now taking his knowledge of one of the most serious threats to mankind and is …

TV

Watch Al Franken, David Letterman Talk Climate Change in New 'Boiling the Frog' Series

Comedy legends talk Koch Brothers, renewable energy, former 'Late Show' host's retirement beard in Funny or Die series<p>Minnesota Senator Al Franken …

Climate

Al Franken and David Letterman collaborate on climate change video series

Longtime late-night host David Letterman hit pause on his retirement — he joined Sen. Al Franken for several videos on climate change that debuted Monday. The bearded funnyman and the Minnesota Democrat (who was a “Saturday Night Live” writer before getting into politics) co-star in “Boiling the …

Comedy

Here's a Reminder That the Last Administration Had the Most Awkward Handshakes of All Time

As President Trump meets and engages with world leaders at the G-20 Summit, the media is fixated on his handshakes.<p>Specifically, when he met the …

Enda Kenny

Seth Meyers may follow ‘Late Night’ predecessors David Letterman, Conan O’Brien & Jimmy Fallon with Emmy nom

Could we be underestimating <b>Seth Meyers</b> at the Emmys? Once <b>Jimmy Fallon</b> left “Late Night” in 2014 for the coveted spot on “The Tonight Show” one hour …

Comedy

Thank Goodness It’s Freedom

Plus! Hello! For such a short week—Tuesday holidays, am I right?—there was definitely a lot of scary foreign policy stuff. Good thing that’s over, …

Tupac split with Madonna 'over race', says letter

The letter, dated 15 January 1995, would have been written from a New York prison where he was serving a four-and-a-half year sentence for sexual …

UK News

We Need to Talk About Jimmy Fallon’s Pornstache

The ‘Tonight Show’ host recently debuted a thick, ’70s-style pornstache in an effort to set himself apart from the pack.<p>It started with a beard.<p>After taking a week off for Memorial Day, Jimmy Fallon returned to the <i>Tonight Show</i> in early June with the overgrown stubble of a man who had not shaved in …

Culture

What We’re Reading This Summer

<b>“Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night,” by Jason Zinoman (Harper).</b><p>Every few months, and even more often during the summer, my mind crowds and I lose my ability to concentrate. It lasts three days, or a week, or, catastrophically, two; my reading stalls out and so, soon after, do my sentences. …

Books

Tupac reveals why he dumped Madonna in unearthed letter from prison

Pair dated in the '90s<p>A handwritten letter by Tupac has revealed why he stopped dating Madonna.<p>The late rapper wrote to the singer in a revealing …

Music

David Letterman and Sen. Al Franken team up to blame ‘Siegfried and Roy’ Koch for killing the planet

Former “Late Show” host David Letterman and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) are teaming up to get out their frustrations about disinterest around climate …

Liberal POV

‘Put him in a home’: David Letterman is tired of all the Trump ‘whining’ and calls for action

David Letterman is tired of being “victimized” by President Donald Trump and wants him removed from office.<p>“We know there’s something wrong, but what …

Liberal POV

Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer on Dylan, Prince and childhood trips to Mpls.

The Letterman bandleader has a new album, new tour and lots of Minnesota memories.

Music

Your favourite singer could eventually be your GPS' voice

AI startup Oben is creating avatars of South Korean celebrities that'll live in your phone, and it wants to rope Hollywood into the action too.<p>In the future, Daniel Radcliffe, Gal Gadot or whoever your favourite celebrity is could live inside your phone and other smart devices. At least, one South …

Artificial Intelligence

Paul Shaffer: Same dude, same band, different time

A long, long time ago, in the distant political era of 2013, Paul Shaffer was bandleader for "Late Show with David Letterman" and heard of the Roots playing an instrumental version of a profane Fishbone song to introduce then-U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy …

Music

WATCH: Serena Williams Once Told David Letterman She Couldn't Compete With Men

On Sunday, tennis legend John McEnroe committed crimes against Feminism when he dared to say that tennis great Serena Williams, while being the …

Tennis