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“Hedwig” Creator John Cameron Mitchell Recalls David Letterman’s Transphobic Squickiness

Last night, at a Times Talk Q&A between the New York Times‘ A.O. Smith and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch”‘s John Cameron Mitchell, the musical’s creator dropped an interesting anecdote about “Late Night with David Letterman” and its host. According to Slade Sohmer at HyperVocal, who snagged this Instagram video, Mitchell talked about promoting the original run of the groundbreaking Broadway musical — about an East German transgender punk singer who compares herself to the Berlin Wall — on “Late Night” 15 years ago,  performing the opening number in costume. But Mitchell explains that producers told him to not remove his wig at the end of the performance — which would revealing his male-ness — because they didn’t want to “confuse” the viewers at home. “They wanted people to think I was a woman,” Mitchell said. And then: “David wouldn’t shake my hand.” Keep reading »

Shailene Woodley Defends Eating Clay To David Letterman

Shailene Woodley Defends Eating Clay To David Letterman
"Tell us the difference between 'clay' and 'dirt'..."
Shailene's Vag Tip
Shailene Woodley Thinks Your Vagina Needs A Little Vitamin D
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I’m still disappointed in Shailene Woodley’s lame reason for not being a feminist (she loves the menz!!!), but I remain a fierce fan of her dedication to an earthy, conscious lifestyle. (And in an unrelated note, holy shit, she has legggggs for daaaaaays, doesn’t she?) The “Fault In Our Stars” actress sat down with David Letterman last night and of course the ever cantankerous host poked a little fun at Shailene’s recent admission that she eats and brushes her teeth with clay. Shailene had a sense of humor about it, but also did a good job explaining that ingesting clay is done all over the world and that there are many health benefits. As I was watching this, it occurred to me that if Letterman thinks Woodley’s clay diet is weird, he’d have a field day with Alicia Silverstone’s bird feeding and placenta-eating. I would watch that interview. [via Refinery 29]

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman As “Late Show” Host

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CBS announced today that Stephen Colbert has signed a five-year contract to replace David Letterman as host of the “Late Show” when Letterman retires next year. In a statement, Colbert said, “Simply being a guest on David Letterman’s show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave’s lead.” While I love Stephen Colbert, I’m really bummed that Letterman’s shoes will be filled by yet another older white man on late night TV. What about Chelsea Handler? Wanda Sykes? Even Ellen DeGeneres? They’ve all proven themselves as both comedians and hosts. But of all the dudes whose names were tossed around as possible replacements, I’m glad it’s Colbert. But it’s still a mixed blessing. [New York Times] [Image via Getty]

Whoopi Goldberg Addresses Rumors She’ll Take Over “The Late Show”

  • Whoopi Goldberg shot down rumors that she’ll be leaving “The View” to take over David Letterman’s spot at “The Late Show” when he retires in 2015. Which is a major bummer, because we could use some more ladies in late night. [The Wrap]
  • It isn’t cool that Lindsay Lohan supposedly wasn’t on her best behavior at an AA meeting. [I would like to call bullshit on the "source" who says it's "unheard of" to arrive late and leave early. -- Amelia] It also isn’t cool that anyone blabs about what goes on at an AA meeting, which is supposed to be PRIVATE. [RadarOnline]
  • This picture of Kim Kardashian’s sandy beach butt is everything. [Daily Mail UK]
  • Wait, Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry is bisexual?! No one sent us the memo! [Autostraddle]
  • Friends and family of Peaches Geldof remember the model and writer, who died suddenly today at age 25. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Johnny Depp Explains His Man-gagement Ring On “Letterman”

Johnny Depp Explains His Man-gagement Ring On "Letterman"
"Why is a grown man wearing a woman's engagement ring?"

I’m still a little bummed that Johnny Depp broke up with Vanessa Paradis and is now engaged to 27-year-old Amber Heard, but I do think it’s pretty rad that he’s rocking a blingin’ man-gagement ring. Johnny stopped by “The Late Show With David Letterman” and explained that the reason why he’s rocking a “woman’s engagement ring” because it was too big for Heard. Instead of getting it sized down, Johnny did what bohemian movie stars can do and bought Amber another ring (with a bigger rock) and kept this one for himself. I would expect nothing less from a man who likes to wear five scarves at once. [via Refinery 29]

You Know You Want To Watch Jennifer Lawrence Admit To Smoking Crack

You Know You Want To Watch Jennifer Lawrence Admit To Smoking Crack
"Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine..."

Will we ever come down from our Rob Ford high? Here’s the crack-smoking Toronto mayor’s admission speech, as performed by Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Martha Stewart, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Vince Vaughn, in the style of a Ken Burns’ documentary. [Buzzfeed]

Jennifer Lawrence Tells David Letterman About That Time She Crapped Her Pants

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Jen On Pooping, Nuclear Bombs, The Kardashians & "RHOBH"

Jennifer Lawrence had a scheduled appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” recently, but she couldn’t make it.  Why? Because she was crapping her pants. Several times a day. And had to go to the hospital. “You can only shit your pants so many times a day before you, like, have to go to the emergency room,” she said. This is true. Jennifer shared all of these details and more with David Letterman, who could only respond, “Oh … my … goodness.”  Get well soon, Jennifer! And stay near a toilet! [YouTube]

David Letterman Does His Best To Not Make Fun Of Ryan Lochte

Good Job, Ryan!

Here’s what I imagined happened in advance of David Letterman’s interview with Ryan Lochte. The notoriously caustic talk show host was told under no certain terms was he to bring up the Olympic medalist’s reputation for being dumb as rocks. He must focus his interview exclusively on Lochte’s accomplishments in the pool and his new TV show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” So that’s what Letterman did. He read through a bunch of the swimming events Lochte won medals in and paused for him to explain what each was. He asked him if he would be participating in the next Olympics — “Where is that again?” “Rio,” Lochte responded with a smile. And later, “When is the next Olympics again?” “2016,” said Lochte. “And it’s 2013 now,” responded Letterman, pushing Lochte to do the math. And bless his heart, Lochte answered every single one of these softball questions correctly. Good job, Ryan!

What Would Ryan Do?
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Lochte Penis Pics?
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Selena Gomez And David Letterman Have Both Made Justin Bieber Cry

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Young love is dead, whatever whatever. Read More »
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Sad Bieber Fist Bump!
"Well, that makes two of us."

During Selena Gomez’s appearance on “The Late Show With David Letterman” last night, the topic of Selena’s ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber inevitably came up. Letterman’s Bieber hate is well-documented, and he mentioned the brutal interview last year during which he’d made Bieber cry. As the audience laughed, Gomez paused for a second and then said, “Well then, that makes two of us.” A triumphant fist bump ensued, and a “We Made The Biebs Cry” club was officially formed. Hopefully Selena has put extra security in place today, because the Beliebers are not going to like this. [YouTube via Opposing Views]

David Letterman Grills Kim Kardashian About Kris Humphries & Kanye West

"Now, when are you going to wrap that up?"

Poor Kim Kardashian. Everywhere she goes, she’s peppered with questions about still being married to Kris Humphries while pregnant with boyfriend Kanye West’s baby. On last night’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” Dave held nothing back as he pressed Kim on why she isn’t divorced from Kris yet. She explained that the hold up is because Kris is pushing for an annulment, claiming fraud and that she only married him for publicity. Sister Kourtney had the last word on that, quipping, ”I think if she was going to do it for publicity, she’s pick someone that people knew.” Sick burn. Letterman also decided having Kim on the show was the perfect opportunity to revisit Kanye’s infamous “Imma let you finish” upstaging of Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs, which Kim says is just a reflection of Kanye’s “passion.” Two clips above!

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have formed an axis of evil. Read More »
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