Joaquin Phoenix Returning to Late Show with David Letterman; Will He Perform?

Few can forget Joaquin Phoenix's bizarre appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in February. Now the actor is returning for round 2 on Wednesday, Sept. 22. While promoting his last dramatic film, Two Lovers, the 35-year-old actor appeared on Letterman in 2009 looking disheveled and behaving strangely. Despite Letterman's best efforts to get Phoenix talking -- asking him about his co-stars, his beard, and his "days with the Unabomber" -- Phoenix gave terse, one-word answers. At the time, Phoenix had recently announced his decision to take time off from acting to focus on a music career as a rap star. "I think you're taking a little time off tonight," Letterman joked during the interview, which attracted more than 8 million views online. To Read More Click here .

David Letterman Meets a Cheetah - and Learns What Cheetahs are Scared of (VIDEO)

Jack Hanna is a famous wildlife expert, and a longtime friend of David Letterman. He appears on Letterman's show several times a year, always bringing a random exotic animal along with him. Tonight on the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), Jack arrives with a one-year-old cheetah, and plops the enormous creature right on top of Dave's desk. Jack also brings along a type of animal that cheetahs are "deadly afraid of," but you might have a hard time guessing what that animal is. Cheetahs can reach speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour; they kill their pray by snapping their throats. The big cats are fairly deadly. So what would scare a cheetah? A lion? A crocodile? A blue whale? To Read More Click Here .

Julianna Margulies Cursed Out Barack Obama's Chief of Staff (VIDEO)

Making a college graduation speech must be nerve-wracking. There's all that pressure to inspire the young people of tomorrow, plus the fear of making a fool of yourself in public. Certainly, actress Julianna Margulies had some trouble with it On 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), she tells David Letterman how her terror of giving a bad speech led her to curse out Rahm Emanuel, the current White House Chief of Staff. Which was really a potentially awful idea on her part. It seems that Rahm and Julia attended the same college in New York. But Rahm gave the graduation address the year before Margulies had to do it. This freaked her out, because Emanuel gave a "great speech," and now he was being followed by "some TV actress." But luckily (or unluckily), Margulies got to express her frustration with the Chief of Staff. Julianna and Rahm randomly bumped into each other at a White House dinner. So the actress went straight up to him and said this: "You're such an a**hole." To Read More Click Here .

Anne Heche Talks Son's Reaction to Home Robbery (VIDEO)

Anne Heche has had a boring summer -- apart from an event that David Letterman was hesitant to bring up on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). "No, we can't talk about it," said the host. "But is it true that it happened?" Heche replied, "... Our house was robbed. Is that what you're talking about?" Indeed. Thieves took computers, jewelry, cameras and the like. As upsetting as it was, a top priority was explaining it all to her 8-year-old son Homer, including why all the cops and detectives were in the house. He was even-keel about it, until -- the Wii!??! Source & Video

Jessica Alba Jokes About Overfeeding Her Baby Daughter for Beauty Rest (VIDEO)

Parenting can be tough, right? One of the hardest parts of being a parent has to be getting up really early every morning, at whatever time that your kid wakes up. Luckily, on the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM on CBS), we get some special tips for avoiding this entire problem. Actress Jessica Alba has a daughter -- Honor Marie -- who just turned two years old. Honor doesn't get out of bed until 9am. Host David Letterman is stunned -- his own son wakes up nearly three hours before that. To Read More Click Here .

Michael Douglas Discusses Throat Cancer Diagnosis With Letterman (VIDEO)

Michael Douglas appeared on 'The Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) to discuss his recent struggle with throat cancer -- and even David Letterman had to mention that Mike was looking pretty good! Especially considering that he's battling a potentially terminal illness. Douglas was only diagnosed with the disease three weeks ago. But by the time doctors discovered his throat cancer, it was already in the "advanced" stage. Michael just completed his first week of radiation and chemotherapy -- doctors now put his chances of recovery at 80% or better, which is great news. Cancer or no cancer, Douglas had already promised to appear on Letterman's program -- so that's exactly what he did. Dave was impressed; and he was amazed at how well Mike was holding up under the strain. "You've never looked better," Dave said to him, "and this proves that you're a tough guy, for God's sake." Yes indeed, it does. To Read More Click Here .

Will Arnett Talks About His New Son, and Wife Amy Poehler's C-Section (VIDEO)

Actor Will Arnett appeared on 'Late Show With David Letterman' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), and he had one burning topic on his mind. And that topic was ... babies! Mr. Arnett has just had a second son. Well, actually, his wife Amy Poehler had it. Will just more sort of stood around in the delivery room, as guys tend to do. Amy gave birth via a C-Section -- which is a very private fact that her husband was cool with mentioning on national TV. We're sure that Amy will be pleased. And here are some other unique and bizarre facts about Arnett's new son, as told to David Letterman ... To Read More Click Here .

Michael Douglas on Throat Cancer: "The Expectations Are Good"

Michael Douglas says he has Stage IV throat cancer, but remained optimistic about a full recovery. "The percentages are very good. I would hate to say, but right now, it looks like it should be 80 percent, and with certain hospitals and everything, it does improve," Douglas said on The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday. The Oscar winner, who just finished the first of eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, said he was diagnosed three weeks ago ("Just when I found out I was going to be on your show," he joked to Letterman). Douglas said he had a sore throat early in the summer, but doctors did not initially find anything until he returned from vacation with his family. To Read More Click Here .

Christina Applegate's Pregnancy Is Making Her Obnoxious and Mean (VIDEO)

So much for that delicate pregnancy glow. Christina Applegate has "no filter," thanks to her pregnancy hormones, she confessed on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). She said she's always been a bit of a people pleaser who follows the rules and is kind to authority figures. Not anymore. On a recent outing to the bank, her pregnancy persona revealed itself. She and a friend parked close to the ATM so that she wouldn't have to walk. "This security guard started yelling at us for parking there, and I went, 'Shhh, shhh! It is too hot out to be a douchebag, OK?'" Applegate said. "Who am I right now? ... That is a horrible thing to say to somebody!" The actress then talked about the father-to-be, describing him as "one of them tattooed musician types." Source & Video

'Late Show': Dave and Drew Barrymore Talk About Dogs - and Dog Bites (VIDEO)

Actress Drew Barrymore seems to have a pretty good attitude towards dog ownership. Here, for instance, is the speech that she gives to all her dogs, upon acquiring a new canine: "Good afternoon. I'm not neurotic, nor will you be." Interesting! And a little crazy, but still kind of a good speech. Drew loves dogs, and has recently gotten a new one. Unfortunately, not everyone is as good with animals as she is. For instance, David Letterman kind of sucks with them, apparently. Which is what is revealed on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). Ms. Barrymore is very excited about her new pet, who is named "Douglas," and who has the same birthday as she does. (That date would be February 22nd, for the record.) But she also reveals that she recently lost a dog named "Flossie." This particular dog lived until she was sixteen years old, then sadly passed away. Still, that's a ripe old age for a dog. Drew reveals that she honored Flossie by taking some of her ashes to India -- she put Flossie's ashes in the Ganges river, considered to be one of the most sacred spots in the world. How sweet! After Drew is finished telling this story, Dave reveals just how bad he is at the whole pet ownership thing. He rolls up his sleeve and shows the multiple nasty bites that he has gotten from his dog. Ouch! "Oh my God!" Drew says. Yeah. It seems that Dave isn't quite as skilled with dealing with animals. But not everyone can be Drew Barrymore, and not everyone can give cute yet bizarre speeches to their pets. Source & Video