David Letterman was on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” last night. Turns out he thinks he and Jay Leno are still friends. And he thinks Jay would say the same. He says all the insults and the competition are just part of the way comedians treat each other. It’s the same as it was back when they were young, doing stand-up in the comedy clubs.
Dave also talked about his sex scandal from a few years back, when he had to confess on the air that he had cheated on his wife. He said he’s still in therapy for it now. Back in 2009 someone tried to extort money from him. Instead of giving in, he announced on his show that he had had an affair with someone who worked on the show, and that he had sexually harassed some of his staffers. Last night he said that he still does weekly therapy sessions because of it . . . and that his wife has forgiven him, but he will never forgive himself.
Oprah touched on the big feud between her and Dave, which started when she went on his show in 1989 and got heckled by an audience member. They both seem to think it wasn’t as big a deal as the media made it out to be. But Dave also apologizes and says he’d probably be sickened if he went back and watched the video.
Beginning tomorrow night, Jimmy Kimmel’s show will move up to 11:35 P.M., in direct competition with “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Late Show with David Letterman”. Jimmy considers Letterman one of his idols, but he has little respect for Leno. He recently said that his “proudest moment” came when he humiliated Leno by ambushing him on his own show. Jimmy also tears into Leno in a new interview with “Rolling Stone”. He says, quote, “Leno hasn’t been a good stand-up in 20 years as a comedian, you can’t NOT have disdain for what he’s done: He totally sold out. He was a master chef who opened a Burger King.” Clearly, Jimmy thinks he’s better than Leno but regarding Letterman, he said, quote, “If I beat David Letterman in the ratings, does that mean I’m better than [him]? No [effing] way.” And here are his thoughts on Jimmy Fallon: Quote, “People are going to compare me and him for years to come we’re being positioned as the Leno and Letterman of the next round. I like it because he’s a very worthy competitor.”
Just hours after photos hit the web that appear to show Justin Bieber smoking marijuana, Justin wrote the following message to his 32.5 million Twitter followers: ”i see all of u. i hear all of u. i never want to let any of you down. i love u. and..thank u. ?#beliebers?” Bieber then tweeted, “like i said…2013…new challenges. new doubters…Im ready. We are ready. see u all tomorrow and everyday after that.”
Speaking of the Biebster, he and Selena Gomez reportedly had a huge blowout during their holiday getaway to Mexico, and they haven’t seen each other since. The couple appears to break up every month or so, so at this point, it’s doubtful that this breakup will be permanent. According to the ever present “source” the fight was about Selena partying so much and the Biebs doesn’t like it.
Honey Boo Boo’s mom June may not seem like the sharpest tool in the shed . . . but she wants to be smart with the money they’re getting from TLC. For example, all Honey Boo Boo’s money is going in a trust fund that she won’t be able to access until she’s 21. That’s 14 YEARS from now. June says, quote, “I want my kids to look back and say, ‘Mama played it smart. Not like those other reality TV people.’ TLC puts the money into the girls’ trust accounts for me and then I get an email telling me how much everyone gets.” The family reportedly gets $15,000 to $20,000 per episode, and most of it is split equally between the five girls: Honey Boo Boo, who’s seven . . . Lauryn, who’s 12 . . . Jessica, who’s 15 . . . Anna, who’s 18 . . . and the baby, Kaitlyn. June says they still live off her husband Sugarbear’s gig as a contractor . . . and claims they’re not cashing big paychecks from TLC. Their only big purchase since becoming famous was a 2005 Ford Expedition. June adds, quote, “You’re never gonna see me drive a Range Rover or a Mercedes. I’ll drive one if someone else pays for it. Never gonna live above my means.”
It looks like Cher will be returning to TV. The singer/actress has inked a development deal with Logo, the LGBT-friendly cable network. Cher would star in the scripted series about Hollywood in the 1960s. No further details about the project were available.
Steve Carell says he won’t be appearing on the final episode of “The Office.” According to NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Carrell left in the way that he wanted Michael Scott to leave. While producers are still hoping for a hail mary pass on a cameo, as the decision stands at this point is that Steve doesn’t want to compromise his original exit. Although an exact air date for the finale has not been locked down, it’s assumed the final broadcast will air Thursday, May 9th.
Michael Cronan, a San Francisco-based graphic designer and marketing executive who created the brand names TiVo and Kindle, died on Tuesday in Berkeley, California from colon cancer. He was 61. In the spring of 1997, he was asked to forge a name and an identity for a new device, a digital video recorder. His team reviewed 1,600-plus name alternatives, seriously considered over 800 names and presented over 100 strong candidates to the creators. Cronan thought the name should be as close as possible to what people would find familiar, so it must contain T and V and settled on TiVo. (The Vo portion, he said, had a connection to the Latin and Italian words for vocal sound and voice.) When Amazon prepared to introduce its first electronic reader in 2007, it turned to Mr. Cronan, who likened the use of the new e-reader to “starting a fire.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger has his own tank and he likes to drive it. The action star and former California governor brought out his M47 Patton Tank to show film critics how he crushes old station wagons in his spare time. Schwarzenegger said it’s the same tank he drove for the Austrian army at the age of 18. Aside from using it to impress journalists, the “Expendables 2″ star says he likes to take underprivileged kids for rides as part of his charity foundation.
The Minneapolis house that was the home for Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is up for sale for $2.895 million. While the house looks like your typical, quaint, turn-of-the-century home, it attracts up to 30 tour buses a day in the summer. The 9,500-square-foot home was built at the turn of the 20th century…it features “ornate millwork, bayed rooms, and leaded glass.” It also has marble fireplaces, sprawling living spaces, and expansive windows.
Thomas Gibson best known for his roles on “Criminal Minds” and “Dharma & Greg” has been arrested for DUI after he tried to drive through a part of town that had been sectioned off for a marathon. Even though the race had already passed through the area, (the race started at 9pm) the barriers were still up. Gibson was stopped and told he couldn’t drive through … but he proceeded to anyway. Police eventually stopped Gibson and detected an odor of alcohol. Gibson refused to take a breathalyzer test and was then arrested. His bail is set at $15,000.
Gary Busey and 13 other weirdo’s will be back on “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice” when it returns to TV on March 3rd. Omarosa, from Season One of “The Apprentice” is the only non-celebrity constant…although she would argue with that…. Also returning are Penn Jillette, Trace Adkins, Stephen Baldwin and LaToya Jackson.