David Letterman talked a lot of shit on Donald Trump and Richard Pryor in a recent GQ interview, because everyone with a conscience, half-functioning brain, or even vague connection to reality is talking shit on Trump. I don’t get the Richard Pryor thing though. Letterman said, when asked what he finds funny:
“Amy Schumer… I don’t want to say she’s like Richard Pryor, because that doesn’t make any sense, but I think she’s a real breakthrough.
Why did Pryor come to mind?
Well, I remember being at The Comedy Store when he would come in to work on new material. His frank candor regarding his sexual activity was, to me at least, pretty pioneering. You didn’t see that stuff on The Tonight Show. I kind of see Amy Schumer as having done the same thing for women. Both of them seem to be the ones who were just, ‘I’m conﬁdent in this. This is who I am. And I can make it funny.'”
Trump also used to be a frequent guest on his show, so they asked him about it. And if he regretted having him on, as if David Letterman is personally responsible for his presidency.
“No, no reason to regret it. I’m disappointed that this man is representing me and my country. It makes me sick. But we always looked forward to having him on. He was a great guest. He was just a big, wealthy dope who’d come on and we would make fun of his hair. I would refer to him as a slumlord.”
Ha, good one, Letterman.
“But now, this goon… I don’t know. He’s demonstrated himself to be a man without a core, a man without a soul. Is there a guy in there?”
I have it on good authority that there is nothing inside Donald Trump. Literally nothing. He used to be a thousand rats in a man suit, but all the rats died, and now he’s just a vaguely man-shaped meat sack roving the countryside groping, like a dead shark on the hunt for pussy.
My sources, which are not me tripping balls in a Sheetz parking lot in rural West Virginia wondering how my shitty life has come to this, can confirm.
Everyone knows that it isn’t just the common man that suffers from health issues. Celebrities are not immune to illnesses, and they cannot use their riches to come up with miracle cures. There are celebrities with mental and physical ailments. One thing that most of them do is raise awareness for the illnesses they suffer.
Not all of them do this either, as celebrities tend to still live under the same stigma as the rest of the population does when it comes to certain illnesses. Although, knowing that a celebrity is going through the same things as you could be motivation enough to make you live a better and healthier life, know if they can do it you can do it too. Here are some celebrities that are battling diabetes, a common illness among Americans, and some tips on how you can get healthier and fight it yourself!
First Of All, What Is It?
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects people of all walks of life. It’s discovered by testing blood sugar, which is abnormally high in individuals with diabetes. While this illness has been spreading more due to the unhealthy lifestyles, like fast food diets, it affects people that are remotely healthy as well.
However, even if you’re still at risk, whether it’s because of heredity or weight issues, you can still work to stay healthier and attempt to avoid this illness. A couple ways to work towards controlling, or avoiding, diabetes are to get regular exercise (make it your daily routine for optimal health) and to eat healthy food, fresh and homemade. Avoid fast food, watch portions at restaurants, and curb your sweet tooth.
Celebrities Diagnosed With Diabetes
You may be surprised to read some of these names, but again, anyone can suffer any kind of illness. Having a celebrity name or a lot of money isn’t protection against illness!
Tom Hanks announced his diagnosis with diabetes in 2013 while being questioned by David Letterman on TV. As an actor, he plays parts in which he sometimes needs to put on or lose a good deal of weight, he could be harming himself even more. Yo-yo weight loss and gain can put a strain on the body, even the heart.
Larry King has Type 2 diabetes as well, and has had to have bypass surgery. Diabetes often raises a person’s risk for other issues, especially heart disease. These celebrities all know that this is a controllable disease, and do what they can to keep their own illnesses under control.
Type 2 diabetes isn’t the only one out there. When someone says they were born with diabetes, they generally have Type 1, which is juvenile diabetes and develops in childhood. Another type of diabetes is that of gestational. This is developed by pregnant mothers.
One would look at actress Salma Hayek and see the picture of health and wellness. However, she was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during a pregnancy. She had a family history of Type 2 diabetes.
Move over, Jared Leto. There’s a new damaged boy in town. Okay, so maybe not new, but freshly diagnosed by Dr. David Letterman. Following their release of the Donald’s tax returns, The New York Times invited the former late night host for a little Q&A on the potential ruler of the free world. And believe me, he’s as shocked as the rest of is that it has gotten this far. With all the slander, racist remarks and lack of planning, it’s amazing that his fan club has gotten this big. But blinding charisma isn’t always a plus, Letterman details:
If you can do that in a national forum, that says to me that you are a damaged human being. If you can do that, and not apologize, you’re a person to be shunned.
Nobody took him seriously, and people loved him when he would come on the show. I would make fun of his hair, I would call him a slumlord, I would make fun of his ties. And he could just take a punch like nothing. He was the perfect guest.
What I hear: We could make fun of him. He flailed. We could do nothing to help the people he was actively hurting but at least he wasn’t doing in front of an audience. But now Letterman understands the importance of being a bit harsher. Had Trump been a guest on Letterman in 2016:
I would have said something like, ‘Hey, nice to see you. Now, let me ask you: what gives you the right to make fun of a human who is less fortunate, physically, than you are?
And then he got medical.
But if you see somebody who’s not behaving like any other human you’ve known, that means something. They need an appointment with a psychiatrist. They need a diagnosis and they need a prescription.
So maybe Letterman should host Letterman again and we’ll turn this mother into an intervention.
We knew that everyone would be tuning in to see Stephen Colbert's debut as host of The Late Show, but this is downright insane!
The CBS late night TV show pulled in a stunning 6.6 million viewers on Tuesday night, absolutely crushing its competition.
We guess George Clooney and Jeb Bush sure did make good inaugural guests!
Did U tune in to see Stephen shine??
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Stephen Colbert already had one of the most phenomenal years in Hollywood with his appointment to The Late Show desk succeeding David Letterman, but this might just be his biggest accomplishment of his career!
The former Colbert Report host announced on Tuesday that he will now be a voice control option on the driving app Waze!
As in, Stephen himself can get you from Point A to Point B with his signature sense of wit.
If you haven't heard of Waze, it's an app that was bought by Google in 2013, which blends social media with basic maps and lets other drivers alert you to hazards, shortcuts, and even nearby cops!
Stephen joins other celebs currently on the voice control roster like Neil Patrick Harris, Rob Gronkowski, and even Colonel Sanders... yeah, from KFC.
Download the app and get your fill of Stephen before his Late Show premiere on September 8, on CBS!
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These celebrity selfies are ones you never saw coming. Could you have ever guessed these stars would be in selfies together?
1. Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett
2. Letterman, Gaga and Bill Murray
3. Adele and Katy Perry
4. Meryl Steep and Hillary Clinton
5. David Ortiz and Barack Obama
6. Gwyneth Paltrow and Friends
If David Letterman knew Donald Trump would’ve run, he would’ve postponed his retirement. In San Antonio, Steven Martin and Martin Short brought out Letterman as part of their show “A Very Stupid Conversation …With Music.”
He came out relaxed and told the crowd:
“I am so happy to be out of the house! I retired and I had no regrets, none. I was happy. I was complacent. I was satisfied. I was content. And then a couple of days ago, Donald Trump said he was running for president. I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen.”
Then he went into some not-bad jokes before getting into a top 10 list of “Interesting Facts about Donald Trump”. Probably because CBS would have sued him if he did “Top 10 Interesting Facts about Donald Trump”. Just like how NBC wanted to sue Conan O’Brien over the Masturbating Bear.
The list wasn’t bad at all:
10. That thing on his head was the gopher in Caddyshack
9. During sex, Donald Trump calls out his own name
8. Donald Trump looks like the guy on the lifeboat with the women and children [hard to hear on this one]
7. He wants to build a wall. How about building a wall around that thing on his head?
6. Trump walked away from a moderately successful television show for some delusional bullsh… Oh wait, that’s me.
5. Donald Trump weighs 240 pounds. 250 with cologne
4. Trump would like all Americans to know that thing on his head is free range
3. [Dave gave two #3s] That’s not a hairdo, it’s a wind advisory
3. If President, instead of pardoning a turkey on Thanksgiving, plans to evict a family on Thanksgiving
2. Donald Trump has pissed off so many Mexicans, he’s starring a movie entitled “No Amigos!”
1. Thanks to Donald Trump, the Republican mascot is also an ass
Also, Letterman either sported either an extra mic in his right pocket or that dude would make Jon Hamm say “Respect”.
Yeah, I blew up a pic of his gd bulge. You owe me.
Don't call it a comeback!
Letterman ignited the audience, told them about his post-retirement life (he regrets leaving, btw), and then, the group got on the subject of very-serious presidential candidate Donald Trump.
On Trump -- and about those retirement "regrets" -- Letterman joked:
"I am so happy to be out of the house! I retired and I had no regrets, none. I was happy. I was complacent. I was satisfied. I was content. And then a couple of days ago, Donald Trump said he was running for president. I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen."
LOLz -- a top ten list opportunity wasted!
...or was it?! Obvi, Letterman went on with a surprise top ten list, specifically for the Donald!
We miss you, Dave!
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So... are you buying it?
Are you buying what these actors, singers and athletes are selling?
Over the years, a number of celebrities have messed up and these same celebrities have issued supposedly heartfelt apologies in response to these scandals.
We've collected some of the most memorable mea culpas below and we want to know: Who do you believe most?
1. Ariana Grande
2. Kobe Bryant
3. John Mayer
4. Christian Bale
5. Kanye West
6. Michael Richards
Thirty three years later, David Letterman read his final ‘Top 10′ list and he brought out a bunch of A-list celebs to do it. The category: ‘Top 10 Things I’ve Always Wanted to Say to David Letterman’. Spoiler alert: Jay Leno wasn’t there to read it. Wonder what he would’ve said though. “Please love me?”
Letterman brought out the big guns like Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning and well, six other people. You can either watch the video or scroll through the images.
10. Alec Baldwin. Perpetually scowling.
9. Barbara Walters. Walters looks like the puppet from Saw. Easy on the surgery there, Walters.
8. Steve Martin
7. Jerry Seinfeld
6. Jim Carrey. Normally his act gets tiresome, but this was good.
5. Chris Rock. Funny. Of course, a racial joke from Rock.
4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Of the top 10, this was top 3. Especially Seinfeld’s reaction.
3. Peyton Manning. He did not ‘cut that meat’. Would’ve been funnier if he had.
2. Tina Fey. A smart joke, as usual.
1. Bill Murray. Umm, unless he really owes Letterman money, not funny at all.
And there you have it. No more top 10 lists. You…still watch TV, right?
Don’t worry if you missed the big David Letterman finale last night. The folks at the Late Show were kind enough to put pretty much the entire thing on YouTube. And not only that, they broke it up into 10 clips so people like me could write blog posts called “Top 10 Letterman Finale Highlight,” when in fact those posts are just every second of footage we could (legally) get our hands on.
You’re about to take a look at the clips for yourself, no doubt, so you’ll soon draw your only conclusions about how things went. But for my part, I think it went about as well as anybody could have hoped. There were moments that fell flat, of course, and there were moments that killed. But in the end, it was a pretty good farewell from a guy who spent the last 33 years changing television history.
Have a look…
Thanks for the memories, Dave.
David Letterman's 33-year reign as the King of Late Night has officially come to an end!
On Wednesday, the TV host signed off from his show, The Late Show, for the last time. We knew his farewell would be one to remember -- but we didn't realize we'd have to hold back tears!
The 16-time Emmy winner made sure his send off was both star-studded and incredibly touching! AH-Mazing!
So, let's take a moment to honor the top FIVE moments from the 68-year-old's FIERCE last episode!
1. A farewell to one of TV's best bromances: A lot of late night hosts have solid chemistry with their band leaders -- but David and Paul Schaffer's bromance is one for the books. Their witty back-and-forth banter was always more than just scripted word play -- they finished each other's sentences! So we weren't shocked when the late night icon paid tribute to his longtime friend.
"My good, good friend – as good a friend as you can have on television, as good a friend as you can have in life, absolutely a musical genius."
When Dave joked that he and Paul would be headlining in an white tiger act in Vegas next month -- we kind of hoped he wasn't kidding!! LOLz!
2. As we previously reported, Dave pulled out all the stops for his final show -- including a star filled list of celebrities to take part in his final Top 10 List. The theme: Top 10 Things I've Always Wanted to Say to Dave. He had Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld, just to name a few!
Our favorite zinger probably came from the VEEP star who poked fun at both the retiring TV personality and her former Seinfeld co-star!
"Thanks for letting me take part in another hugely disappointing series finale."
3. Letterman laughs at himself: What's probably the most charming thing about the controversial celebrity is that he's always been able to laugh at himself! Before he went off the air, Dave made digs at his teeth, the fact that Elián González wished to return to the states now that he's left television, and even made one last side comment about never booking The Tonight Show hosting gig.
"I'll be honest with you, it's beginning to look like I'm not gonna get The Tonight Show."
You may have never hosted The Tonight Show, but you'll always be one of the most iconic hosts of late night television!
4. The Foo Fighters rocked out in the name of Dave: One thing we were shocked at was how BIG of a Foo Fighters fangirl Dave was! Apparently, the rock band helped the stand-up master get through a particularly rough health crisis. The band appeared on his show when he returned from his medical leave -- and again to play him off one last time!
5. #ThanksDave thanked his fans: He might've been trending worldwide yesterday on Twitter -- but David made sure to thank all of the fans who have been with him throughout the MANY years!
"There's nothing I can ever do to repay you. Thank you for everything, you've given me everything, and thank you again."
In his final segment, he even remembered to praise his hard working crew and named EVERY SINGLE PERSON who was a part of his work family.
"It's so obvious again tonight, and every night, that they are so much better at their job than I am. I have been blessed and lucky to work with men and women who are smarter than I am and funnier than I am."
We're certainly going to miss you Dave but we're definitely excited to see what Stephen Colbert will do to try and fill your shoes!
We hope retirement treats you well -- let us know if you want to go fishing sometime soon!
[Image via CBS.]
President Barack Obama, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & More Show Up For David Letterman’s Very Last Episode Of The Late Show!
What an amazing send off!
David Letterman has been a staple of late night TV ever since he took the desk back in 1993, and now he's being honored in the best way possible.
For Dave's final episode on CBS, we got to see the best bits of his 22 years as host, including an excellent opening monologue and some of his most famous interviews.
But not only was the episode about remembering his best moments, it was also about creating some memorable TV!
A ton of famous faces came out to support Dave; including President Barack Obama and the three POTUSs before him, as well as Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Barbara Walters, and Chris Rock, just to name a few.
It was such an amazing way to celebrate Dave, and we're really going to miss him in late night, but we're excited to see what Stephen Colbert and his team can do in the slot!
Ch-ch-check out Dave's final monologue and Top 10 (above & below)!!!
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David Letterman has played host to a number of memorable celebrity guests over the years.
But Bill Murray sits at the apex for any long-time fan of the iconic comedian.
The actor was Letterman's first guest when Dave switched networks from NBC to CBS following Johnny Carson's retirement in 1993.
And he was booked on Tuesday, May 19 to be Letterman's last guest, considering Letterman does not plan to a formal one-on-one interview for his final show on May 20.
So, how did Murray make his grand entrance? Via enormous cake, of course,
emerging stumbling from the large dessert and giving his close friend a messy hug.
Check out the cake-based appearance via the video above and then see how Tom Hanks used a selfie stick to say goodbye to Letterman.
This is how you know you've made a serious cultural impact: When even your supposed rivals take time to pay you tribute.
In honor of David Letterman retiring on May 20, Jimmy Kimmel will not air a new episode of his talk show.
Jimmy Fallon, meanwhile, took five minutes out of The Tonight Show on Tuesday to talk about how his eight grade teacher had predicted he would take over for Letterman someday.
He also recalled his final appearance on The Late Show and quoted Letterman verbatim from the latter's emotional first episode back after 9/11.
There's only one requirement for any of us, and that is to be courageous - because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior, Letterman said at the time.
"David Letterman is courageous," said Fallon. "Have a nice retirement, Dave."
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David Letterman is receiving some valuable lessons from some very famous guests.
With the host prepared to sign off forever on Wednesday night, the biggest A-Listers on the planet have been stopping by The Late Show to bid farewell.
On Monday evening, meanwhile, Tom Hanks appeared on the program and asked to take a selfie with Letterman... via selfie stick!
Hanks explained that wife, Rita Wilson "announced when they first came out that we would never ever have a selfie stick in the house."
However, he proceeded to explain that they sell the ubiquitous accessories "all over Florence, which was the birthplace of the Renaissance."
Hanks and Letterman then used the apparatus to cover their double chins, with the former making a quip over the latter's retirement plans to close out the segment.
"In a couple of weeks when you head down to – I'm just gonna guess what you're gonna be up to, two words – Space Camp, take one of these bad boys with you."
When David Letterman first announced his retirement, and then again when he announced the date of his final show, I said it would be a crime if Bill Murray was not Dave’s final guest. Murray was the very first guest Letterman ever had, and in the 33 years since that first show he’s made 42 other appearances, every one of them memorable.
Of course, Dave is no dummy. Bill Murray will be his final guest.
CBS announced on Thursday that Dave will get a three-night sendoff starting this Monday, May 18, when he’ll be joined by Tom Hanks and serenaded by Eddie Vedder. Murray will then appear on Tuesday, May 19, probably taking up almost the entire show, as he is wont to do.
As for the final show on Wednesday, May 20, that will be a surprise. But CBS is saying there will be “surprises” and “highlights.”
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the spectacle that is a Bill Murray Late Show appearance, below are a couple of classics to get you up to speed, starting with the aforementioned first ever appearance.
Man, I’m going to miss these.
None of us wants to see David Letterman leave The Late Show.
The guy is flat out hilarious, as evidenced by these memorable David Letterman moments.
But George Clooney took things to an extreme last night, appearing as a guest on one of Letterman's final episodes and eschewing all talk about his marriage to Amal Alamuddin.
He had something else he wanted to say... or something else he wanted to say, actually.
George Clooney wanted to handcuff himself to David Letterman (using an item the host joked must have been left over from his "bachelor days").
Watch him do exactly that in this sneak peek
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Everyone wants to say goodbye to David Letterman in their own way.
For Howard Stern, that means a big kiss on the lips! Unfortunately for the SiriusXM host, Dave is a bit less enthusiastic about the man-smooch on Monday night's episode of The Late Show.
See the awkward but adorable final embrace (below)!
[Image via CBS.]
Tina Fey Dons Her ‘Last Dress Ever’ on David Letterman Before Showing Up to All Talk Shows in a Slanket
“Should I hug you in this?!” questions Tina Fey after stripping off her self-proclaimed “last dress ever” gift to David Letterman.
After 20 Letterman appearances thanks to “living near by” and “people canceling a lot”, Tina Fey stripped down to her festively decorated Spanx during her interview with her respected friend.
“I’m never gonna wear a fancy dress on a talk show again. It’s very hard work. I don’t know if you’re aware of the contraptions there is under here; it’s almost medical.”
Tina went through the Rolodex of late night talk show hosts to help Letterman understand the prestige of her disrobing.
“What am I gonna do, put a dress on for Jimmy (Kimmel)? That’s creepy. He’s like my brother.”
“I’m gonna wear like, special underwear for James Corden? That’s not gonna happen!”
With that Fey clipped her mic to her bra, slinked right out of her dress and into a Spanx comfort zone. “Bye Dave!” and “#last dress ever” adorning her nearly medical body shapers, she modeled for the audience and exclaimed “the next time you see me I’ll be playing charades in a slanket!”
Touched by the hilarious heartwarming moment, Letterman left his desk proclaiming “Oh my god, I don’t know what to say” and joked that he was told they had time for another segment. Through the fanfare Letterman told Fey, “forget me, you look lovely; this looks like something Kate Middleton would show up in.”
And in that moment no two celebrities were more beloved. Good night everybody!
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