Never one to miss a joke, even when it involves a threat on his life, David Letterman came armed with punchlines for Monday night's show, the first since a jihadist website urged its American followers to kill the comedian.
The host says he wishes he had a nickel for every time someone wanted to cut his tongue out
A jihadist website is urging its American followers to kill comedian David Letterman, saying his tongue deserves to be cut over his remarks about a terror leader, an online intelligence group said.
The Late Show host has been targeted after joking about an Al Qaeda leader
Talk-show host David Letterman admitted he was "duped" into thinking Lindsay Lohan agreed to appear on the "Late Show."
David Letterman took the blame Wednesday for the confusion over Lindsay Lohan's on-and-off again booking on his late night show.
"We wish Lindsay well, and look forward to having her on the show in the future," the late night host says in a statement
This week Joaquin Phoenix went on "The Late Show with David Letterman" -- clean-shaven and once again good-looking -- to apologize for the stunt he pulled when he appeared on the show in character for the flick "I'm Still Here."
Recently married Robert "Joe" Halderman was let out for good behavior
A former CBS news producer who was convicted of attempting to extort money from late-night television host David Letterman over an affair with a colleague was released from prison Thursday.
The CBS star says calls his affairs "stupid behavior" and looks to a brighter future
The extortion case "was handled professionally, skillfully and appropriately," he says
Joe Halderman gets six months in jails after admitting he sought to extort $2 million from the CBS star
Robert "Joe" Halderman, the former CBS News producer accused of trying to blackmail comedian David Letterman, agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to attempted second-degree grand larceny in exchange for six months in jail, five years probation and 1,000 hours of community service.
The man accused of trying to blackmail David Letterman is sentenced to jail time, probation, and community service.
A judge doesn't buy Joe Halderman's claim he was merely selling a screenplay
A request by suspended CBS producer Robert Joel "Joe" Halderman -- accused of attempting to extort $2 million from David Letterman -- to have the case dismissed was denied Tuesday.
PEOPLE's TV critic picks the late-night host's most heart-tugging moments of the last decade
Late-night TV can usually be counted on for a steady diet of jokes. Now it is the joke.
"I knocked off another competitor," the talk show host quips about the NBC shakeup
A recent string of extortion plots against stars has them seeking justice at any cost
But the TV host is fully prepared to testify at trial, says his attorney
A CBS producer accused of trying to extort $2 million from "Late Show" host David Letterman appeared in a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday, where his attorney filed a motion seeking a dismissal of the indictment against him.
The second female writer ever hired said women advanced their careers by sleeping with superiors
The executive producer of the "Late Show with David Letterman" defended the company's treatment of women in response to a letter from the president of the National Organization for Women, who said the star's actions created a "toxic environment."
As the TV host fights to save his reputation - and marriage - a history of messy romances emerges
Nearly two weeks after David Letterman first revealed that he was the victim of an alleged $2 million blackmail plot -- and shocked fans with his on-air confession that he had had sex with women who work for him -- the veil over the "Late Show" host's previously super-private love life has lifted.
A Connecticut college issues a warning for students sent to work for the TV host
Joe Halderman reportedly saw his girlfriend making out with the TV star as recently as August
The National Organization for Women has sharply criticized comedian David Letterman, accusing him of promoting a hostile, uncomfortable work environment.
NOW President Terry O'Neill tells HLN's Joy Behar that David Letterman is fostering a 'toxic workplace.'
Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer has the latest on the David Letterman sex scandal and other showbiz news.
David Letterman may be under attack from some quarters after the revelations that he had sexual affairs with staffers, but he still has the support of a number of notables, as well as TV viewers.
As the "sextortion" plot involving David Letterman continues to unfold, chit-chat about sex and the workplace -- always a water-cooler favorite -- is getting extra play.
After declaring last week that he won't publicly discuss his sexual relationships with staffers again, David Letterman continued his mea culpa Monday night -- saying his wife had been "horribly hurt by my behavior."
David Letterman apologizes to his wife for revelations he had sex with staffers.
Stephanie Birkitt's diary reportedly says she and the TV host were still involved while she was living with Joe Halderman
"He's the greatest host in the world," says Chris Rock of the Late Show's main man
In his first taping since the blackmail plot, the TV host says he needs to work on his marriage
Late-night talk show host David Letterman offered a "heartfelt" apology before a live studio audience Monday to his wife and female staffers over last week's "sextortion" revelations, fans at the taping said.
CNN's Susan Candiotti reports that the man accused of blackmailing David Letterman had problems at home.
Stephanie Birkitt, a former intern, was a Late Show regular who grew closer to the host
Despite the looming extortion announcement, the reality star enjoyed her time on the show
For someone who seems to go to great lengths to keep his private life away from prying eyes, late-night talk show host David Letterman has seen a great deal of his personal life become public.
A CBS producer accused of trying to extort $2 million from "Late Show" host David Letterman pleaded not guilty Friday in a Manhattan courtroom.
The suspect, a CBS producer, allegedly met with the TV host's lawyer three times to hash out a deal
The Late Show host admits he engaged in sexual relations with employees
David Letterman told his audience Thursday that he is the victim of an alleged extortion attempt and admitted to having sexual relations with several members of his staff, according to a press release from his production company.
The singer makes a sassy return to David Letterman's show
David Letterman has been taking some heat and issuing some apologies for the off-color joke he made last week about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, but he found a sympathetic critic in comedian Jeff Foxworthy on Monday.
"I told a bad joke," the late-night host says of his quips about the governor's daughter
Still miffed over "jokes," the gov doesn't want to boost Late Show ratings
Alaska's governor reacts angrily to jokes made by the Late Show host
O'Brien succeeds Jay Leno, as Letterman jokes, "I knocked off another competitor"
The County Clerk tells PEOPLE about the talk show host's intimate nuptials
The talk show host tells his audience the couple barely made it to a Montana justice of the peace
David Letterman announces that he's finally married his girlfriend of two decades.
Late-night talker David Letterman married his longtime girlfriend, Regina Lasko, last week, according to a transcript of the taping of his Monday night show.
Plus: Blame it on his Two Lovers director, who calls the behavior "craziness"
The GOP presidential nominee's apology on The Late Show generates the best audience ratings since Oprah
The GOP presidential nominee apologizes to the late-night host for canceling a previous appearance
John McCain told David Letterman that "I screwed up" by canceling a "Late Show" appearance three weeks ago, then faced a sharp round of questioning about Sarah Palin and his campaign tactics
John McCain has learned his lesson: Don't ever cancel on David Letterman.
Looks like they may be ready to bury the hatchet back at the Home Office.
Panelists on "Showbiz Tonight" react to David Letterman's rant on Sen. John McCain for standing him up.
In an often-uncomfortable interview, the actress nervously jokes about the high-profile split and its aftermath
"I don't know why, after the job Jay has done, why they would relinquish that," he says
David Letterman wants to stick with CBS' Late Show through his contract -- and maybe longer
The strike Jokes, at least, have died down. David Letterman -- back on the air with his writers after making a separate deal with the Writers Guild -- has moved on to wisecracks about the Cloverfield monster and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. Jay Leno, who has returned sans scribes but is supposedly writing the monologues himself (angering the Guild, which claims he's violating strike rules by doing so), is pummeling viewers with the usual rat-a-tat of gags playing off the headlines, from the presidential primaries to funny animal news.
With an ongoing writers' strike forcing many TV shows into reruns, tube viewers are wondering what they are missing. Some shows are back in production with or without their writers, placing the strike at the forefront of many comedians' routines.
Out-of-work comedy writer Hal Spear of Livingston, New Jersey, performs jokes he would normally send to talk show hosts.
Video courtesy CBS It took two presidential candidates to help the two late-night kings of television return to the air Tuesday: Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee, with Jay Leno, and Democratic contender Hillary Clinton, with David Letterman.
Other than growing a beard that made him look like Rip Van Winkle in a tailored suit, how did David Letterman choose to spend the two months off from his late night show?
Some late night talk shows return with new episodes tonight despite the WGA strike. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.
Late-night TV hosts returned to the air Wednesday after a two-month hiatus, showing support for their striking writers, plenty of creative stretch marks -- and at least two scruffy beards
Just in time for the New Year, some fresh laughs will soon be back on late night television.
As the writers' strike nears the end of its second week, Letterman, Leno and others face a difficult dilemma: support their union, or save the jobs of dozens of staffers?
David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Conan OâBrien may have to button their lips come Monday – due to the proposed strike of the Writers Guild of America.
Video courtesy Late ShowJerry Seinfeld turned his wife's recent cookbook controversy into a comedy bit Monday night, telling David Letterman he and Jessica Seinfeld are paying no mind to the "wackos."
David Letterman put Paris Hilton on the hot seat Friday by peppering her with a series of questions about her stint in jail earlier this year.
Television history was made Monday, when, after many years of his pleading - make that, requesting - David Letterman finally appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
They've feuded, they've fussed ... and they've had their fun. Now Oprah Winfrey is rolling out the welcome mat for David Letterman.
Hillary Clinton gets ready for another Letterman appearance, highlighting the increasingly important role talk shows are playing on the campaign trail
David Letterman isn't going anywhere.
Director Mike Nichols likes to talk about what's floating around in his head, but longtime partner Diane Sawyer won't always play that game.
So "Friends" and "Frasier" are going off the air.
The snowboarder who was injured while performing a stunt for the "Late Show with David Letterman" was released from the hospital Friday -- which Letterman called a "happy ending" to an otherwise harrowing ordeal.
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