If you weren't around for the premiere of Late Night with David Letterman in 1982, then chances are you're not aware how much he — and the team of writers, producers and comic talent that put on the show five nights a week — changed the face of late-night TV. Dave challenged, and in some cases, blew up the conventions of the talk-show genre and rewrote the playbook that Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson and the Jimmys — Kimmel and Fallon — are using today. more »
Dustin Hoffman & Led Zeppelin Among This Year's Kennedy Center Honorees; Updates On Anti-Muslim Filmmaker: Biz Break
Also in Thursday morning's round-up of news briefs, the U.K. readies for a tour of James Bond. A museum says it has found the earliest-made color film. And, Summit sets date for Divergent.
Ice Age 4 Tracking $50M Opener, Studio Guesses Lower; Will Smith's Possible Directorial Debut: Biz Break
Also in Friday morning's round-up of news briefs, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone woo a Comic-Con crowd revealing some possible projects on the horizon. David Letterman meanwhile let's out a possible Dark Knight Rises spoiler (proceed with caution when reading) and finally Miguel Arteta boards a comic crime novel.
It's not as though Peter O'Toole died this week when he announced his retirement from acting, but contemplating the Irish great's absence from stage and screen alike nevertheless yields a bittersweet fog of remembrance through which our hearts and souls must now navigate. I think they call it a "hangover."