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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. »
- Todd Cunningham
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. »
- Alex Stedman
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
- Ryan Gajewski
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 [...] »
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 »
- Norman Weiss
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
- Aaron Couch
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!"
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2014
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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."
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' »
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
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 Show, Late 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
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 »
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
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 »
Jimmy Fallon is now officially the king of late night television. At least according to YouTube. The YouTube channel of the Saturday-Night-Live-cast-member-turned-talk-show-host’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has surpassed all of its late night talk show competitors in terms of views and subscribers. Here’s how the numbers break down as of October 15, 2014. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - 4,764,339 subscribers • 1,479,590,398 views Jimmy Kimmel Live - 4,695,431 subscribers • 1,419,715,694 views Conan - 2,040,007 subscribers • 889,142,657 views The Late Show With David Letterman - 111,252 subscribers • 67,382,107 views The Tonight Show blew by Jimmy Kimmel Live’s aggregate view count back on September 30, 2014. A week later, on October 6, 2014, the YouTube outpost of NBC’s original late night program passed ABC’s relatively new addition to the late night television fray in its total number of subscribers. It’s worth nothing that both channels were initially created around the same time, though Fallon started uploading to his long after Kimmel. »
- Joshua Cohen
Foo Fighters continued their week-long residency on CBS's “The Late Show” on Tuesday, when they were joined by the two founding members of Heart to perform “Kick it Out.” Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson rocked the microphone and lead guitar on the collaboration, a day after Dave Grohl and company covered Black Sabbath's “War Pigs” with a little help from Zac Brown. “We should do this every night!” Letterman said at the end of last night's one-song set. See video: David Letterman Dramatically Auditions for ‘The Young and the Restless’ The Foo Fighters are hanging out in New York City promoting their new HBO. »
- Tony Maglio
One night after busting out a Black Sabbath cover with Zac Brown, Foo Fighters continued their Late Show With David Letterman residency by paying homage to the city Dave Grohl is most associated with: Seattle.
With the Space Needle projected on a large screen behind drummer Taylor Hawkins, the Foo Fighters welcomed Seattle rock royalty, Heart's Ann and Nancy Wilson, to the stage for a rendition of their Little Queen single "Kick It Out." Grohl stood mostly in the background this time around, letting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame sisters do their thing. »
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