13 items from 2015
As David Letterman enters his final weeks as Late Show host, following a late-night career that has spanned more than three decades, many of his favorite guests have stopped by the Ed Sullivan Theater to bid farewell to him. Since Conan O'Brien, who took the reins of NBC's Late Night program after Letterman left to host CBS' Late Show in 1993, is likely too busy filming his own show to visit Letterman, he penned a touching tribute for Entertainment Weekly to the man who inspired him to venture into late night. »
Who has appeared on David Letterman's late-night shows more than any other guest? CBS on Thursday release a list of fun facts and figures from the host's 33 years in late night, including his current show, Late Show With David Letterman, and well as his NBC series Late Night With David Letterman. It turns out that Regis Philbin has the most Late Show appearances, with a total of 136, followed by Jack Hanna (75), Tony Randall (70), Marv Albert (53) and Tom Brokaw (49). Albert, meanwhile, holds the record for most Late Night appearances with 73, followed by Richard
- Kimberly Nordyke
The numbers have been crunched on David Letterman’s 33-year run in latenight. As of his final night on May 20, Letterman will have presided over 6,028 broadcasts in latenight, counting his 1982-93 run at NBC in addition to his CBS tenure.
Here’s the rundown released today by CBS:
“Late Night With David Letterman” had 1,810 broadcasts and ran for 595 weeks. “The Late Show With David Letterman” has had 4,214 broadcasts, as well as four primetime specials, and has run for 1,135 weeks.
The first face to appear on both “Late Night” and the “Late Show” was that of Calvert DeForest (or, as he was known on “Late Night,” “Larry ‘Bud’ Melman”).
Bill Murray was the first guest on the premiere broadcasts of both “Late Night” on Feb. 1, 1982, and “The Late Show” on CBS on August 30, 1993. As of May 20, 2015, he will have appeared on Letterman’s latenight talk shows 44 times: 12 appearances on “Late Night”; 32 on the “Late Show. »
- Variety Staff
Over a year ago, Synth Wave group Future Islands made their debut on Late Night with David Letterman, and completely blew away everyone who saw vocalist Samuel Herring’s stage antics for the first time. Check out last year’s performance:He howls, he beats his chest and there’s a passion behind his eyes not one artist out there has come close to matching. Herring feels his lyrics and acts them out, almost in theatrical display. When they performed “Seasons (Waiting for You)” on the show, they went viral overnight. The video of the performance has rack millions of views and Future Islands […] »
- Kieran MacIntyre
That last Ant-Man trailer was above and beyond the first one, but I find that clips reveal far more about the quality of a full feature so have been especially eager to see a lengthier scene from the film. During an appearance on Late Night With David Letterman, Paul Rudd unveiled some footage and while there's absolutely nothing wrong with the material, it is a bit underwhelming for a first clip from the film. However, clips for talk shows do tend to be simple and brief in order to familiarize the viewership with the material quickly, so perhaps the first one to pop up on Marvel's YouTube page will be a bit more comprehensive and exciting than this. Check out the Ant-Man clip below. The film opens July 17th and also stars Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Abby Ryder Fortson, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Judy Greer,Gregg Turkington, »
- Perri Nemiroff
In addition to its amusingly micro-sized marketing efforts, Marvel is beginning to roll out more of the traditional elements of its pre-release campaign for Ant-Man. The second trailer oozed with crazy stature-related antics and its first motion poster kept up the same ‘our hero is Tiny’ perspective. In this latest drop, there’s a chance to see how Scott Lang, the titular man, began his tenure as Ant-Man.
Star of the movie, Paul Rudd, hit the talk show circuit last night and unveiled the film’s first extended clip during his appearance on Late Night With David Letterman. For those of you who are hoping to enter the movie theater with no knowledge of Ant-Man’s adventure, then it might be wise to click elsewhere.
While it’s not the most spoiler-ridden footage ever shown to audiences ahead of time, it does provide a first, as we meet Michael Pena’s character, »
- Gem Seddon
Before you start to think that the revival of The X-Files coming next year will feature David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson alongside a cast of new faces, we have good news for you. In an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, Duchovny confirmed the return of some familiar faces to the cult favorite scifi series. After thirteen years, The X-Files will return and will also enlist the talents of William B. Davis as the Cigarette-Smoking Man and Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner. Skinner »
- Alex Maidy
When Jon Stewart announced his departure from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show earlier this year, many longtime fans of the satirical news show wondered how it would be able to bounce back. Stewart’s unique brand of quirky comedy is one of the show’s key driving forces. But like all good things. his tenure will soon come to an end. While Stewart has no fixed departure date, his reign is expected to end sometime this year. And in light of today’s news, the network didn’t have to look far to find his replacement.
Trevor Noah, who made his debut on the show back in December 2014, has been officially announced as Stewart’s successor. The stand-up comedian first began acting in his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa before making the leap to the Us. He went on to score segments on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno »
- Gem Seddon
Madonna's list of ex-boyfriends just grew by one – one icon of rap!
During her an interview with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday, the Queen of Pop revealed that she briefly dated the late rapper.
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Martin Short just raised the bar on how to make an entrance.
On Thursday’s Late Show with David Letterman, the funnyman/Mulaney survivor came swooping in from the rafters, parodying the classic Frank Sinatra ditty, “Fly Me To The Moon,” with the aptly titled “Fly Me Through the Room.” Afterwards, Letterman insisted that his friend receive a standing ovation.
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That appearance marked Short’s record-setting 29th appearance on The Late Show, and 42nd overall sit-down with the longtime host. (Prior to Letterman’s CBS run, Short appeared 13 times on »
Exclusive: Deadline can exclusively reveal that Bill Hader is narrating the feature documentary Beaver Trilogy Part IV, a meta-movie centered on cult director Trent Harris that’s set to come full circle when it premieres Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival.
Director Brad Besser’s new docu explores Utah filmmaker Harris’ years-long obsession with the story of Groovin’ Gary, an enigmatic performer from Beaver, Utah. The two met by chance in a parking lot in 1979 and Harris started filming, resulting in the cult documentary The Beaver Kid, a study in hopes and dreams highlighted by Gary’s performance in drag singing Olivia Newton-John’s “Please Don’t Keep Me Waiting.” A distraught Gary shot himself soon after the first film, but survived.
The film went on to earn cult status on the underground circuit, where fans traded VHS tapes of Harris’ once-in-a-lifetime film and the subsequent shorts he made re-creating it, »
- Jen Yamato
Members of SAG-AFTRA have ratified a three-years-plus successor deal to its master contract covering non-primetime TV work.
The vote in favor of the deal was 96.5% of ballots cast and follows the SAG-AFTRA national board’s recommendation in December that members vote for the deal with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox. Ballots were mailed to approximately 132,000 members.
The term of the contract — officially, the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code) — runs retroactively from Nov. 16 to June 30, 2018.
“I congratulate our members on ratifying this excellent agreement,” said SAG-AFTRA president Ken Howard. “Our members will benefit from increased wages and overtime rates, expanded residuals and stronger protections. No matter the platform or type of work, SAG-AFTRA members working under this contract can be proud of the solid gains we achieved.”
The deal, reached Nov. 14, covers most non-primetime TV work and about $200 million in annual earnings for members. »
- Dave McNary
Members of SAG-AFTRA have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new Network Television Code agreement covering nonprimetime shows on the Big 4 networks. The new three-year pact — which runs through June 30, 2018 — was approved by 96.5% of the members who cast ballots, though the union, as is its custom, would not say how many members actually voted. SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard has called the new agreement, which the guild’s board approved in December, “a terrific deal” that achieved “significant gains.”
“I congratulate our members on ratifying this excellent agreement,” Howard, who chaired the negotiating committee, said in a statement tonight. “Our members will benefit from increased wages and overtime rates, expanded residuals and stronger protections. No matter the platform or type of work, SAG-AFTRA members working under this contract can be proud of the solid gains we achieved.”
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- David Robb
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