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Digital Audience Ratings: Foo Fighters Launch ‘Letterman,’ ‘The Little Couple’ Has a Giant Week

21 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Provided by ListenFirst Media, Dar – TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind Dar – TV, scroll to the bottom of the article.

Digital Audience Ratings (Dar) – TV Weekly Top 10 Monday Oct 13, 2014 – Sunday Oct 19, 2014 Rank Last Week Program Rating(000) 1 1 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 36,076 2 5 Jimmy Kimmel Live 15,642 3 4 The Voice 13,408 4 2 Key and Peele 13,060 5 3 The Walking Dead 10,753 6 6 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 10,065 7 – Conan 5,941 8 10 America’s Got Talent 5,777 9 – Late Show With David Letterman 5,593 10 – Sesame Street 5,308 Key First time on the chart Pinnacle Rank -

Trending Monday Oct 13, 2014 – Sunday Oct 19, 2014 Program Rating(000) % Change Freestyle Love Supreme 604 +189,135% The Little Couple 2,222 +4,014% State of Affairs 442 +887%

 

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The Foo Fighters’ week in residency to promote their new album and HBO special, “Sonic Highways,” propelled the “Late Show With David Letterman” to its first appearance on the top 10. The “Five Nights of Foo »

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David Letterman's Cue Card Man Fired for Colleague Clash

20 October 2014 5:40 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

New York (AP) - David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague.

Tony Mendez tells the New York Post in a story published Sunday he lost his job after grabbing a co-worker by the shirt Oct. 9 behind the scenes at CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman."

CBS directed an inquiry to Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants. A spokesman said Worldwide Pants won't comment on personnel matters.

Attempts to reach Mendez weren't immediately successful Sunday.

The 69-year-old Mendez tells the Post he knows he knows he shouldn't have laid a hand on his colleague. He says Letterman wasn't apprised of any tensions between the two.

Mendez has become familiar to "Late Show" viewers, appearing in episodes going back to at least 1997.

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- The Associated Press

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Tony Mendez, 'The Late Show With David Letterman' 'Card Guy,' Fired After Scuffle With Writer Bill Scheft

19 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Tony Mendez, aka ‘Dave’s Cue Card Boy’ from The Late Show With David Letterman, was fired after assaulting show writer Bill Scheft.

David Letterman Cue Card Guy Fired

Mendez has worked as David Letterman’s cue card guy for over two decades and was frequently featured on the show. A fan-favorite, Mendez even had his own web series, where he would take fans behind the scenes of The Late Show, called “The Tony Mendez Show.”

Speaking out after being let go from the late night show, Mendez says that it wasn’t always fun and games off screen. In fact, Mendez frequently fought with Scheft, saying, “Bill is always undermining me – making himself out as Dave’s No. 1, trying to pretend that I wasn’t even in the room…little passive-aggressive things.”

Tony Mendez Roughed Up Writer Bill Scheft

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David Letterman's Cue Card Guy Fired After Assaulting Writer Bill Scheft at Rehearsal

19 October 2014 4:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The cue card guy on “Late Show with David Letterman” has lost his job after reportedly assaulting Bill Scheft, an Emmy-nominated writer on the late-night show. “I know I shouldn't have put my hands on him,” the 69-year-old Tony Mendez told the New York Post. “But this has been coming for a long time.” The altercation between Mendez, who has regularly been shown on-air during the broadcasts, and Scheft occurred on Oct. 9 before the show's Thursday taping. But it was set off by a verbal confrontation with Scheft, a 15-time Emmy nominee, a day earlier, Mendez told the Post. See photos: Party. »

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‘Late Show With David Letterman’ Cue Card Writer Fired After Assault

19 October 2014 12:55 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

A longtime “Late Show With David Letterman” cue card writer has been fired after physically assaulting a staff writer and insulting Letterman, according to the New York Post.

Tony Mendez, 69, whom regular viewers may recognize from the occasional shot on the show, had an argument with Letterman and staff writer and 15-time Emmy nominee Bill Scheft on Oct. 8 over changes to cue cards.

As they were discussing the changes in Letterman’s dressing room, Scheft reportedly interrupted Mendez, who yelled, “I know what I’m doing! Get off my back.”

Letterman then accused Mendez of having a sour disposition, which Mendez did not take well to.

“You’re the one who has the sour disposition, motherfucker,” he responded.

Mendez, who had worked on the show for 21 years, went home overnight following the argument. When he came back the next day, however, he grabbed Scheft by his shirt and pushed him against a wall. »

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'Late Show' Cue Card Writer Fired After Assaulting Writer

19 October 2014 11:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

There are probably more than ten reasons why you shouldn't insult your boss and assault your co-worker, as a longtime Late Show With David Letterman staffer has learned.  Late Show cue card writer Tony Mendez, known to the show's watchers for his regular on-camera appearances, has been fired from the show after physically confronting staff writer Bill Scheft. The New York Post previously reported the news. On Oct. 8, Mendez was rehearsing with Scheft and David Letterman in the host's dressing room. Mendez didn't appreciate Scheft interrupting him, and so he snapped at Scheft: "I know what I'm

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- Ryan Gajewski

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David Letterman's Cue-Card Holder Tony Mendez Fired After Alleged Assault on Set

19 October 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

A new position may be open at The Late Show. The New York Post reports that David Letterman's cue-card holder Tony Mendez, who often got air-time between jokes, was fired recently after allegedly assaulting a staff writer on set. The incident reportedly took place within the past two weeks when Mendez, 69, got into a verbal altercation with writer Bill Scheft over changes in cue cards. The next day, Mendez grabbed the 15-time Emmy winner's shirt and pushed him against a wall. Mendez has previously worked on Saturday [...] »

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Letterman’s longtime cue-card guy fired for assaulting a 'Late Show' writer

19 October 2014 10:21 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Letterman’s longtime cue-card guy fired for assaulting a “Late Show” writer Tony Mendez — who's also host of “The Late Show’s” web series “The Tony Mendez Show” was terminated last week after getting into argument with writer Bill Scheft. “I know I shouldn’t have put my hands on him,” the 69-year-old Mendez tells the NY Post. “But this has been coming for a long time.” Report: An autopsy was never performed on Joan Rivers Melissa Rivers requested that an autopsy not be performed, and that means we’ll never learn what exactly killed Rivers, according to TMZ. Mindy Kaling and Matt Damon are starring in a Super Bowl commercial together The pairing is notable because Kaling once starred in a stage show called “Matt & Ben” about Damon and Ben Affleck’s friendship, where she played Affleck. No word on what product they were filming their commercial for. “Glee »

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Foo Fighters End 'Letterman' Week With Top Ten List, 'Something From Nothing'

18 October 2014 1:01 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Foo Fighters' weeklong Late Show With David Letterman residency came to a close Friday night with the band participating in a Letterman staple: The reading of the Top Ten list. The subject: "Top Ten Things Foo Fighters Would Like To Say After Spending a Week at the Late Show." "All in all, not a bad place to be quarantined," guitarist Pat Smear joked, to which Letterman replied, "When you were a kid, did you get teased about 'Pat Smear'?" But the real highlight comes when Smear »

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Russell Brand Threatened With Arrest Outside Fox News Headquarters

18 October 2014 11:40 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Russell Brand's feud with Sean Hannity and Fox News is heating up. In a new episode of Russell's web series, The Trews, the actor stopped by the cable network's NYC headquarters in an attempt to tour the newsroom and meet its employees. "Here we are at Fox's headquarters, all the greats are here - Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity - all the people who refuse to have us on the show," Russell says, referring to his canceled appearance on Sean's show. Russell goes into detail, explaining his thoughts on Fox's reporting of Islamic culture, accusing the network's on-air talent of perpetuating Islamophobia. Soon Russell is approached by a security officer, who asks the actor, "Do you want to get arrested?" Russell also ventures into the building, where things get even more awkward. While Sean, Bill, and Fox News have not yet released an official statement about the incident, Donald Trump »

- Nick-Maslow

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Foo Fighters Rock Chicago in 'Sonic Highways' Premiere

18 October 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Foo Fighters' much-anticipated HBO musical travelogue Sonic Highways premiered Friday night with Dave Grohl and company visiting Chicago to pen a musical love letter to the Windy City. Grohl's journey as he crafts the Foo Fighters' new album city by city is at the heart of the series, and in the first episode we get to witness how the band goes from unloading their equipment to "Something From Nothing" in just a week. Sonic Highways also provides a remarkably comprehensive look at a city's music history through »

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Foo Fighters Skewer David Letterman With Top Ten List

17 October 2014 10:23 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Foo Fighters finished up a week-long residency on The Late Show by delivering their own Top Ten list. Each of the Foos got to share two thoughts — with the most awkward moment coming when Pat Smear revealed that he's really going to miss announcer Alan Kalter. See more TV Premiere Dates 2014-15: The Complete Guide The two then gave each other googly eyes for an uncomfortably long time, to David Letterman's frustration. Check out what the rest had to say in the video below.

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New Twitter Feud Erupts Between Donald Trump and Russell Brand

17 October 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Donald Trump and Russell Brand are trying their darnedest to take jabs at one another in under 140 characters.

On the heels of Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg putting their online feud to rest, Donald Trump and Russell Brand are trying their darnedest to take jabs at one another in under 140 characters.

Trump ignited the online argument when he hurled an insult at the comedian via Twitter on Thursday night, writing: "I watched Russell Brand @rustyrockets on the @jimmyfallon show the other night -- what the hell do people see in Russell -- a major loser!"

I watched Russell Brand @rustyrockets on the @jimmyfallon show the other night—what the hell do people see in Russell—a major loser!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2014

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However, the joke's on Trump because Brand was not on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon this week, but did make an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday »

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Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen Face 'Stiff Competition' on 'Letterman'

17 October 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Hours after the Foo Fighters' premiered their Chicago-inspired Sonic Highways cut "Something From Nothing," the band stayed in a Windy City frame of mind for the fourth night of their Late Show With David Letterman residency. With the Willis Tower looming in the background, the Foo Fighters brought out Chicago guitar god Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick to join them for an explosive rendition of that band's cheeky Heaven Tonight single "Stiff Competition."

For the performance, Dave Grohl returned to the drum kit and allowed Taylor Hawkins to do »

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Donald Trump Calls Russell Brand a "Major Loser," Questions Why Katy Perry Agreed to Marry Him

17 October 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Donald Trump is at it again. As is his wont, the business magnate decided to attack Russell Brand via Twitter Thursday. "I watched Russell Brand @rustyrockets on the @jimmyfallon show the other night—what the hell do people see in Russell—a major loser!" Adding fuel to the fire, Trump, 68, added, "@katyperry must have been drunk when she married Russell Brand @rustyrockets – but he did send me a really nice letter of apology!" Trump mistakenly tweeted that Brand had appeared on NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In actuality, the comic appeared on NBC's Today, ABC's The View and CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman on Oct. 13. He appeared on CBS' »

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Does anyone really care about Iron Man 4?

16 October 2014 2:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Gavin Logan on whether anyone really cares about Iron Man 4

I love Robert Downey Jr., I really do and hand on heart I don’t think anybody could’ve pulled off Tony Stark to anywhere near the degree of perfection that he did. Rdj’s suave, obnoxious and extremely funny portrayal made Iron Man one of the most popular superheroes around. Without Rdj and Iron Man who knows where the Marvel Cinematic Universe might be right now. The possibility of a fourth solo outing has been rumoured pretty much ever since the third one hit theatres worldwide with both Kevin Feige and Rdj giving little away. One minute it’s on, the next it’s off and then it’s back on again. Then just a few short days ago Rdj publicly admitted that Iron Man 4 is not happening, contradicting previous comments he made the day before on The Ellen Degeneres Show. »

- Gavin Logan

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Rob Lowe to Play “Newly Sober” Dad in New NBC Comedy

16 October 2014 7:31 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Rob Lowe’s Chris Traeger was a father when he left Pawnee and Parks and Recreation alongside Rashida Jones’ Ann during the middle of the show’s sixth season this past year, and now Rob Lowe will find himself playing a dad again, although one in much different circumstances than Chris. According to TVLine, Lowe has signed on to play the lead role in a new, currently untitled NBC comedy pilot from Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory (The Larry Sanders ShowLate Show With David Letterman, Fraiser). In the potential series, Lowe will be playing “a newly sober narcissist whose decision to be a good parent doesn’t come until his kids are teens.” The series would focus on Lowe’s character as he “dries out and returns to his hometown to issue mea culpas to his son and daughter, as well as to his ex-wife and her new family. »

- Chris King

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Watch David Letterman Share Poignant Foo Fighters 'Miracle' Story

16 October 2014 6:26 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Foo Fighters wrapped up night three of their Late Show With David Letterman residency with another unlikely collaboration and cover song, but the real highlight came after CBS' broadcast ended. In a web exclusive, Letterman joined the band onstage Wednesday night to tell the audience a poignant story about how the Foo Fighters soundtracked a key moment in his fatherhood.

"Years and years and years ago when I became a father, I recognized I was older than most fathers, and so did my son. And so I said I have »

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Best of Late Night TV: Brad Pitt's Breakdancing and Shailene Woodley's Pumpkin Time Bomb (Video)

15 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

In the mood for some breakdancing? Because Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt (oh, and Brad Pitt's mustache) served up some serious moves during "The Tonight Show." To be honest, it was even more amazing that the iconic 80s legend that is "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo." That's right, we went there.

Shailene Woodley also hit up "The Tonight Show" to play a brand new game with Jimmy: Pumpkin Time Bomb. Their mission? To place a bunch of rubber bands around a pumpkin until it explodes. And fear not, Shailene was given protective eyewear.

Selena Gomez stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to chat about a super-important worldly issue: selfies. »

- Mehera Bonner

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Pilot News: Rob Lowe to Play Overzealous Dad in NBC Comedy

15 October 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Rob Lowe‘s vacation from NBC may not last that long, after all.

The Parks and Recreation actor will lead a comedy pilot about a newly sober narcissist whose decision to be a good parent doesn’t come until his kids are teens, our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential NBC comedy follows Lowe’s character, who dries out and returns to his hometown to issue mea culpas to his son and daughter, as well as to his ex-wife and her new family.

The part was written for the West Wing vet, who partnered with the project’s writers/executive »

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