David Letterman started off his 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) interview with Herman Cain by making fun of himself. "I'm no stranger to sexual scandal," he said, which drew a big chuckle from Cain. But then Letterman got serious about the sexual harassment allegations that have been leveled against Cain by several women, asking him if he would drop out of the race if they were proven true.
"One of two things will happen ... you'll be exonerated just like Justin Bieber ... or they will prevail and there will be somebody else coming forward" with documentation and more evidence. "Now will you resign if that's the case?" he asked.
Cain continued to deny that he had done anything wrong. "Let's be very clear about the allegations that have already been made. The reason that I went front and center in front of the media is that I knew there wasn't anything to it. There's no further documentation has come up. So we have moved on."
Then Letterman got even more incredulous. "So these statement are all false. All of these women are lying. They're all lying. They are all lying," he repeated.
"I wasn't looking forward to this moment," said Philbin. "You never are in your life when you're leaving a success that you worked your tail off to make." However, the hardest working man in television won't be idle for long. He's embarking next week on a US book tour to promote his new memoir, 'How I Got This Way,' and he's already been toying with the idea of making his own reality show.
However, he told 'The New York Times' that what he'd really, really like to do is host 'Saturday Night Live.' Saying it would be "irresistible" if he got the call, Philbin quipped "It's come up in my mind, but not theirs. I think the audience for that show would rather have some young guy playing a vampire somewhere."
Holding up the cover, Letterman joked, "You've been on my show, what, about a million times? How many times has Jerry put you on his show? Oh I forgot, Jerry doesn't have a show."
Letterman then payed Regis a high compliment, putting his legacy in the same sentence with TV legend Johnny Carson, who was known as the King of Late Night. "When Johnny stepped down ... it was, who's gonna be the guy? Well lord knows it wasn't me ... and it's certainly not Leno ... so Regis, we realized, sitting right under our nose, here's the guy," Letterman said.
When a journalist acted Depp if he was "a Belieber" the actor was at first confused, and he thought maybe the guy either had a speech impediment or had downed a few drinks. But then the old synapses fired off and he realized what the guy was talking about.
So Depp said, "Of course, I'm a huge Belieber." And then, as if by magic, Bieber himself appeared in the room. "I don't know if we summoned him up?" joked Depp.
He even addressed how he's become such a figure of fun for late night TV hosts.
Saying "it's not news flash to me that I'm overweight," Christie said making jokes about his girth is "fair game" for late night TV hosts, but only if their jokes about it are good.
Last night, however, we got a sneak peek at the new Sheen-less 'Men' courtesy of David Letterman and 'Late Show.' And there was not a bowling shirt in sight.
Series stars Ashton Kutcher, Jon Cryer and Angus T. Jones presented last night's Top Ten list on 'Late Show,' which, fittingly enough, was The Top Ten Reasons to Watch the New Season of 'Two and a Half Men.'
Watch highlights from the Top Ten after the jump.
Do we really believe Kutcher that he has no idea how they're killing him off either? It is possible, considering his character might not even be around yet when it happens, or in the immediate aftermath. It is one of the closest-held secrets in television right now.
Letterman and Fallon poked fun at the different plans floating around for debt reduction. "Ladies and gentlemen," said Letterman, "when you hear your name called, do me a favor, come up here onstage and tell us about your debt reduction plan."
The Marvel movie staple dropped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) to chat about a star-studded golf game that Trump invited him to play in.
Trump asked Jackson to join a game with a few friends, and one of those friends just happened to be Bill Clinton. Which brings me to my next question: Bill Clinton and Donald Trump are golfing buddies?
Perhaps golf is a more important sport than we thought it was. Maybe, one day, golf will be the one interest that all men will have in common.
While Jackson himself isn't a pro at the sport, he says Clinton isn't exactly gonna be seen wearing a green Masters jacket anytime soon either.
Making the rounds to promote his new flick 'Mr. Popper's Penguins,' Carrey dropped by 'Letterman' to chat up the family comedy and to offer his best Tom Hanks impersonation.
Carrey recreated one of Hanks' more memorable visits to the 'Late Show' note-by-note, scream-by-scream, and gyration-by-gyration by retelling Hank's story involving an unfortunate skunk spraying.
The star dropped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) to talk about his penchant for jumping out of airplanes -- he's done it 13 times -- as well as that one time when his parachute didn't open.
Luckily, Reynolds was packing a reserve 'chute, but he was reluctant to pull it because, as he said, "then I'd have none left!"
The former 'Golden Girl'-turned-'It' girl dropped by 'The Late Show With David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) to deliver her personalized Top Ten List: 'Betty White Tips for Living a Long and Happy Life.'
Surprisingly, the 'Hot in Cleveland' star managed to restrain herself from hitting on Letterman, but she took a few shots at some other newsworthy celebs, including LeBron James and, of course, Representative Anthony Weiner ("Number Six: Avoid tweeting any photos of your private parts.")
Watch the video after the jump.
Watch the video after the jump.
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