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Biff Henderson from 'Late Show With David Letterman' (weeknights, 11:35Pm Et on CBS) paid a visit to the set of 'Cop Out.' He hung out with Bruce Willis and Kevin Smith, but nobody got a word in edge-wise with Tracy Morgan holding court. Let's ... Read more
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- Jane Boursaw
David Letterman's TV sidekick was hospitalised on Monday after a game of catch on the show went awry.
The U.S. talk show host was enjoying a break during the taping of The Late Show with David Letterman when he started passing a ball to his stage manager, Biff Henderson, who is often involved in comedy segments of the TV programme.
But Letterman's last throw to his sidekick went wrong when Henderson moved to catch the ball and tumbled off the stage in front of the studio audience. Before he knew Henderson had been hurt, Letterman quipped, "I can smell a lawsuit."
Audience member Sheva Oliver tells the New York Daily News, "They cut the cameras and the band played for about 20 minutes and that's how we all knew it was serious."
The crew cut the taping and the 63 year old was attended by medics, who moved him onto a gurney and took him to Roosevelt Hospital in an ambulance.
Henderson was treated for a leg injury and released later that night. »
Another chapter of the late night wars will come to a close tonight when Jay Leno signs off on "The Jay Leno Show," the much-maligned prime time show that has sputtered in the ratings, alienated NBC's local affiliates and contributed to Conan O'Brien's early exit from "The Tonight Show." Following tonight's episode, Leno will disappear for a few weeks while the network airs the Winter Olympics, and once all of the skiing, figure skating and curling is wrapped up, he'll come back for his second run as the host of "The Tonight Show."
On Tuesday night (February 9), Leno will welcome guests Ashton Kutcher and Bob Costas to his show for a send-off from the 10 p.m. time slot. He's not trying to be poetic with his final guests the way O'Brien was when he ended "The Tonight Show" a few weeks ago, but Kutcher and Costas are both excellent »
- Kyle Anderson
He was a little too late. A crew member from "The Late Show with David Letterman" tried to make a pitch to Jay Leno. Interrupting David's monologue on Monday, stage manager Biff Henderson walked on stage with a newspaper in hand asking, "Is Jay Leno still here?" Dave responded with a laugh, "No, no, he left several days ago." Dave apologized to Biff who wanted to give Jay a "hilarious headline" for his weekly featured segment. A native of Indianapolis, David found some good in the Colts' loss. He said he's no longer the "biggest disappointment" of his home state of Indiana. With the response his commercial with Jay and Oprah Winfrey is receiving, David seems to be walking away from Super Bowl Sunday as a champ of comedy. Jokingly, he thanked "the actors who played Oprah and Jay Leno. They did a tremendous job."
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4 items from 2010
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