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Letterman Show Hires a Female Writer

When it comes to television comedy, female writers are like diamonds. That is to say they are hard to find and tough enough to crack pavement when properly used. That being said, girl power has given late night television a kick in the crotch with the hiring of Jill Goodwin, who will now be on the writing staff of the 'Late Show with David Letterman.' Goodwin has been involved with the show since 2001. She got the job the old fashioned way, by rising through the ranks. More power to her. It makes a person wonder when one of the networks will take a chance a have a female-hosted late night talk show. Females seem to dominate the daytime shows (see Oprah), but not at night. The last that I can recall was Joan Rivers way back when. Given the recent allegations against Dave with regards to his recently admitted affair, it does raise eyebrows with regards to the timing. On the other hand, it's not like she was hired the next day and a lot has happened on late night television since then. Source Here

'American Idol' Kris Allen dons Christmas sweater for Letterman

Kris Allen and his band provided quite the show on the "Late Show" Wednesday night. Each band member brought the holiday spirit and donned their gay apparel, what looked to be the ultimate in old man Christmas-themed sweaters. Kris himself chose a very debonair cardigan. Nice touch with the musical staff epaulettes. Naturally, the song choice of the night was "Live Like We're Dying." On Kris' Twitter, he teased, "We have a special guest for David letterman tonight." Shortly afterward though, he posted, "Ok the peeps at letterman wouldn't let our guest join the show but we were going to have Santa play the drums." You're a mean one, Mr. Letterman! Source & Video

Robert Pattinson To Visit Late Night Show with David Letterman

[Press Release - Released by CBS] ROBERT PATTINSON, STAR OF "THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON," TO MAKE HIS FIRST VISIT TO CBS's "LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN," WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18 Actress Ashley Greene, Also from the Highly-Anticipated Film, To Visit the Broadcast Monday, Nov. 23 Actor Robert Pattinson, star of the highly-anticipated film "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," will make his first visit to the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Wednesday, Nov. 18 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Actress Ashley Greene, also one of the stars of the much buzzed-about sequel, which opens in theaters on Nov. 20, will appear on the broadcast Monday, Nov. 23. In "New Moon," Pattinson reprises his role from last year's film, "Twilight," based on the best-selling novels by Stephanie Meyer. Pattinson plays a mind-reading vampire, Edward Cullen, who is in love with human high school classmate, Bella Swan. In the sequel, Greene reprises her role of Alice Cullen, Edward's sister and also a vampire, who can see into the future. The original "Twilight" film has grossed nearly $400 million worldwide since its release in November 2008. Also featured on the LATE SHOW Wednesday, Nov. 18 with Pattinson is a new edition of Stupid Human Tricks and a performance by musical guest Ray Davies; on Monday, Nov. 23, Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams will visit the broadcast. The LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope and Barbara Gaines are the executive producers. Source Here

CBS Worker Arrested In David Letterman Blackmail Plot

A CBS News employee is accused of trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman, forcing the late-night host to admit in an extraordinary monologue before millions of viewers that he had sexual relationships with female employees. Read More: Starpulse.com - CBS Worker Arrested In David Letterman Blackmail Plot

President Obama on Letterman: I Was Black Before the Election

In his fifth appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman - and his first as president - Barack Obama jokingly rejected the idea that recent criticisms of him are racially motivated. "I think it's important to realize that I was actually black before the election," Obama quipped. Letterman responded, "How long have you been a black man?" Obama went on to say that the notion that racism plays a part in the criticism is countered by the fact that he was elected in the first place. ABC apologizes for Tweet of Obama calling Kanye a "jackass" Former President Jimmy Carter is among those who have suggested race is a factor in some of the criticisms. Obama's Late Show appearance was part of a crowded slate of recent TV interviews for Obama, who also pushed health care reform on the Sunday morning talk shows. Obama talked with Letterman about many of the same topics he addressed over the weekend. "Unemployment is still going to be a big problem for at least another year," he said, insisting that the economy would eventually be "stronger than before." He also said he has not decided whether to deploy more troops to Afghanistan. The president made his first late talk show appearance - and the first such appearance by any sitting president - when he talked with Jay Leno on The Tonight Show earlier this year. What did you think of the interview? Source & Video Here

President Obama to Visit 'Late Show with David Letterman'

David Letterman's September 21 guest would be none other than Barack Obama. The President of United States is given the privilege of being the only guest on " Late Show with David Letterman " that night. "President Obama's appearance will mark the first by a sitting U.S. President on the 'Late Show' and his first visit back to the show since his election," CBS said in the press release. Obama has appeared on the show five times before taking the office with the latest being September 10, 2008 when he was at the height of Presidential election campaign. Talking about health reforms, Obama will be conducting media tour this Sunday, September 20 with appearances on NBC's "Meet the Press", ABC's "This Week", CBS' "Face the Nation" and CNN]]'s "State of the Union". Fox's "News Sunday" is somehow skipped. The President recently made headlines with his comment on Kanye West's antic at MTV: Video Music Awards . Asked what came across his mind when he heard about Kanye cutting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech, Obama said it was "inappropriate" before adding "He's a jackass". Letterman could be lifting this issue as a subject during the interview. Source Here