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Craig Ferguson on How Awkward it Was to Joke About Letterman's Sex Scandal (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 17th 2011 3:00AM
'Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?'Every once in a while, comedians just need to cut loose in the only format that really lets them do it still: The stage. 'Craig Ferguson: Does This Need to Be Said?' (Sat., 10PM ET on Comedy Central) allowed 'The Late Late Show' host to do just that.

One of the topics he talked about was the awkward situation David Letterman put him in by having a sex scandal.

"Now the job is make fun of the people who are caught in the sex scandal, but in this case it was my boss," he explained. "Now I have to do the joke, but I'd quite like to keep the f****** job!"

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James Spader and Craig Ferguson Share a Really Awkward Pause (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 22nd 2011 9:00AM
James Spader and Craig FergusonNew star of 'The Office' James Spader dropped by 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS) and was offered a strange choice by host Craig Ferguson.

Ferguson said Spader could end their chat with one of the following: "a mouth organ, awkward pause or go for the big cash prize." After mulling it over for a while Spader opted for the awkward pause -- "I'm good at those."

Then Ferguson upped the ante. "We could add in a subtext if you'd like," he said before announcing that the subtext is: "I find you wickedly attractive and I'm trying to sneak a look at your genitals."

Cue really awkward pause with a large helping of creepy subtext.

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Tim Meadows and Craig Ferguson Attempt to Talk Football (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 9th 2011 5:30PM
Tim Meadows and Craig Ferguson discuss football on 'The Late Late Show'In one of his more famous routines, George Carlin compared football to baseball. Thursday night on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:35AM on CBS), Ferguson and Tim Meadows compared football and football, or rather, American football and what we call soccer here in the New World.

Ferguson started the show by having Sid, his white rabbit puppet, talk about how he was looking forward to the new football season, especially his favorite team, the Detroit Lions. "This season," he said, "this is the season for us, the Detroit Lions," before laughing and disappearing from the camera view.

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Craig Ferguson Explains the Physics of Having Big Feet on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 1st 2011 5:45PM
Craig Ferguson and Sharon Osbourne on 'The Talk'Don't blame Craig Ferguson. It's not his fault that physics works the way it does, or that he got an easy set-up from Sharon Osbourne on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). Ferguson was on the show talking about his recent trip to Paris for 'The Late, Late Show,' which included a stop at the Moulin Rouge, where Ferguson donned some ugly workout gear to groove with the dancers.

Julie Chen asked if Richard Simmons knew Ferguson stole his look. "I was trying to look as unattractive as possible in a room full of attractive women and it seems to have paid off," said Ferguson. That's when Osbourne noted Ferguson's big feet, highlighted in the clip by his white shoes and black socks. "I have got big feet," he said. "It's because I've got other big things in my body. It's all proportion, Sharon. It's just proportion. If I didn't have big feet, I'd tip over."

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Craig Ferguson Talks Possible CBS Game Show, Thin Drew Carey on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 29th 2011 12:25PM
Craig Ferguson on 'Today'On his recent trip to Paris, Craig Ferguson visited with top shoe designer Christian Louboutin, and learned a thing or two about women and shoes. Friday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Ferguson shared what he learned with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. He also talked about a possible CBS game show and the newly thin version of his old friend Drew Carey.

"He said that when women wear red on the heels of their shoes or the souls of their shoes, it makes them think of wanton sexuality," said Ferguson of Louboutin. "He said it's like sexy underwear. It's like you know it's there even if nobody else does. It's like mmm hmmm. Like the way I'm thinking about my underwear now." That made Gifford curious as to Ferguson's underwear, but he would not provide details. "You don't have to see it," he said, "I just have to know."

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Craig Ferguson Gives Rose Byrne a Lap Dance on 'The Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 14th 2011 3:59AM
Rose Byrne & Craig Ferguson, 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'We kind of think Craig Ferguson was just waiting for an invitation on 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). He was sitting on the couch while Jay Leno was talking to Rose Byrne about her experience working on 'Bridesmaids.'

When Byrne started talking about how Kristen Wiig took the ladies out for a night of bonding, that wound up at a male strip club, Leno started really probing her for details.

"Oh, don't act like you've never been there," Ferguson said to him.

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William Shatner and Craig Ferguson Complain About the Lack of Network Promos for Their Shows (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 16th 2011 4:35AM
William Shatner, 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' '$#*! My Dad Says'William Shatner couldn't have found a better personality to commiserate about a lack of promotion for his show than Craig Ferguson. Ferguson has been lamenting the lack of everything to do with money in regards to 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM on CBS) for as long as he's been host.

When Shatner asked him if the network promoted his show, Ferguson responded, "No, no! They're not entirely sure I'm on."

Shatner said he felt the same way about '$#*! My Dad Says.' "I watched the Grammys and I'm looking for promos."

Alas, Ferguson said they needed to promote expensive shows like 'Hawaii Five-0.' When Shatner argued that his show was expensive as well, Ferguson responded, "Well, you. You cost a lot of money."

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Four Ways to Make 'Parenthood' Even Better

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 22nd 2010 5:00PM
The news last week that NBC had renewed 'Parenthood' for a second season was not a big surprise. Yes, the show had a rocky start, considering that it was forced into a midseason premiere because producers had to recast actress Maura Tierney's role while she was battling breast cancer. But since then, it has been well-received and even bested its main competition Tuesdays at 10PM ET, 'The Good Wife,' a few times in the ratings. So there was every reason for NBC to give the Ron Howard/Brian Grazer production a second season. It earned it.

The show has actually been getting better. It's on its way to becoming a hit, and with just a few changes in the season to come, it could succeed. We've narrowed it down to four specifics, our suggestions for how 'Parenthood' could get even better than it is right now. Read our list and then weigh in with your thoughts.

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Kirstie Alley Blames Craig Ferguson for Her Weight Gain (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 16th 2010 4:09AM
Kirstie Alley on 'Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson'Kirstie Alley is heartbroken. Craig Ferguson never asked her out. "I just met you right now," protested Ferguson last night when Alley appeared on his 'Late Late Show' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). In her opinion, that's no excuse.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Craig Ferguson Talk Dating Burt Reynolds (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 9th 2010 10:45AM
Jennifer Love HewittJennifer Love Hewitt stopped by 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:35AM ET on CBS) to clear up a few rumors.

The star of 'Ghost Whisperer' wanted to set the record straight on a gossip item: She is not dating Burt Reynolds, the two just happened to be having dinner at the same restaurant. Hewitt hasn't even met the actor. However, if she had met Reynolds, Ferguson said she'd be singing a different tune.

"If you met him, you'd be ... like, 'I'd be happy to date Burt Reynolds,'" Ferguson said. "Because I've met Burt Reynolds and I'm straight but I was like, 'I'd go gay for you, Burt.'" Ferguson's reason? Reynolds' hair. Interesting indeed ...

Watch the video after the jump.

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Betty White Calls Sarah Palin a Crazy Bitch (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 18th 2010 3:42AM
Larry King Live, Betty White, Sarah PalinIf anyone can save the mediocrity that is 'Saturday Night Live,' it's Betty White, who appeared on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN) to talk about her upcoming hosting duties, which she says "came out of nowhere."

White also put her previous comment that Sarah Palin is "a crazy bitch" in context. It was on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson,' and they were doing a sketch in which she called Palin the B-word. Ok, we'll go with that, Betty.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Jay Leno's 'Tonight Show' Return Is a Ratings Winner

by Gary Susman, posted Mar 2nd 2010 2:30PM
Jay LenoMeet the new boss, same as the old boss.

To no one's surprise, Jay Leno's much-heralded return to 'The Tonight Show' on Monday was a ratings success, at least according to early overnight numbers. According to the Hollywood Reporter, advance numbers show Leno winning his timeslot with a 5.4 rating in metered market households and a rating of 2.0 among adults 18-49. That easily beat the 3.0 household rating for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' on CBS and the ABC ratings (cited by Entertainment Weekly) of 3.4 for 'Nightline' and 1.8 for 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'

Leno's return had coattails too. Following 'Tonight,' NBC's 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' posted a 2.1 rating, twice its fourth-quarter 2009 average and enough to beat usual timeslot victor 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' by 40 percent.

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Did Craig Ferguson Ditch Audience to Save Money? Rep Calls Charge "Laughable"

by Gary Susman, posted Feb 26th 2010 4:10PM
As brilliant an hour of television as Craig Ferguson's Tuesday night show was - featuring just Craig and a single guest, fellow wit and raconteur Stephen Fry, chatting for an hour before no audience - could it be that the episode was less an experiment in reviving old-school Tom Snyder/Dick Cavett-style TV conversation and more an experiment in cutting costs?

That was the spin according to a report from Radar Online. The website quotes an unnamed insider as saying that 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' has to pay audience members $20 each to fill some 50 seats at each night's taping, that such a practice is unique among late-night talk shows, and that Tuesday's show was more about saving CBS $1,000 on seat-fillers than about creating a more highbrow hour of television.

AOL TV did some digging of our own and found that, while there is a kernel of truth to this story -- CBS does sometimes pay seat-fillers to attend 'Late Late Show' tapings -- it's not a unique practice, though it's also not a routine one at the 'Late Late Show,' and was not the reason for taping Tuesday's show in an empty studio.

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Eddie Izzard Shows Up on 'Craig Ferguson' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 26th 2010 7:38AM
Craig Ferguson, Eddie Izzard, Liza MinnelliEddie Izzard showed up unexpectedly on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS). Ordinarily, you'd think these two guys getting together would be a barrel of monkeys, but the joke about the cardboard faces on sticks sort of fell flat.

Ok, we'll admit that Liza Minnelli as Craig Ferguson's face was mildly amusing. But the chemistry/geography/mathematics bit just flatlined for us. Your take?

Watch the video after the jump.

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Don Cheadle Wants Tim Meadows to Play Him on 'Craig Ferguson' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 25th 2010 3:50AM
Craig Ferguson, Don Cheadle, Tim MeadowsIf you're a busy actor and need someone to sub in for you on a talk show, turn to Tim Meadows. He can play anyone, even Meryl Streep, whom he stepped in for on 'Late Show With David Letterman' the other night.

"To be honest, I've always felt like a 60-year-old white woman," says Meadows. Still, Craig Ferguson isn't buying it, and doesn't think he's up to the challenge of playing Don Cheadle on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS).

We don't know, though. He's a dead ringer. He just needs to get that "black 'Iron Man'" thing worked out. Or maybe Cheadle needs to get that worked out.

Watch the video after the jump.

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