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10 Years + 10 Hosts: The Most Epic Moments From Late-Night TV

10 Years + 10 Hosts: The Most Epic Moments From Late Night TV

We’ve seen many beloved hosts come and go, move around, and trade places… mostly with each other. The transitions ranged from public beefs like Jay Leno and David Letterman to supportive hugs between Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, and who can forget Jay and Jimmy humorously passing the torch with their West Side Story spoof duet Tonight, Tonight.” No matter how they went out or arrived, these funny men and women (represent, Chelsea Handler!) give us nightly laughs wind down with and an excuse to stay up late, eating a whole pack of ring dings (it doesn’t count if it’s that late, amiright?).

In honor of recent and major changes in late night — Stephen Colbert’s new role as the host of The Late Show as Letterman retires and Jimmy Fallon stepping up for Jay Leno on The Tonight Show — we remember some of the most iconic moments these leading men and women have brought us over the past decade.

10. Seth Meyers  The Kanye West Interview (2014)

Taking a huge leap from the SNL to the Late Night stage, Seth Meyers has only been a host for a few short months, but we give him major props for interviewing arguably the biggest ball buster in entertainment on only his second night. Meyers didn’t let the infamous tough and (overly) serious exterior of Kanye West get to him and even cracked some jokes about the artist. When commenting on West’s recent return to the studio after the birth of his baby girl, North, Meyers asked: “Are you the new Wiggles?” He even got Kanye to smile! Bravo! Kanye’s awesome performance of his greatest hits medley sealed the deal.

9. Craig Ferguson CAN CAN Dancing (2011)

When in Paris…or LA! Craig Ferguson was so excited about naked ladies who danced at the famous Moulin Rouge after his Paris visit, that he had them open an episode of The Late Late Show when they were in the states…Yes, they were clothed! Ferguson you dirty little man! We love you for it.

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Blame The Makeup Artist: David Letterman Dishes on His Retirement During Monologue

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Blame The Makeup Artist: David Letterman Dishes on His Retirement During MonologueDAVID Letterman has opened up about his retirement plans.

During Friday night’s Late Show monologue, Letterman made a series of jokes about breaking the news to CBS boss Les Moonves and the reason for leaving his longtime gig.

Letterman — who announced his plans to step down next year during Thursday night’s show –  said that he called Moonves to break the news.

“I said, ‘I’m retiring,’ and there was a pause and he said, ‘Who is this?’” Letterman cracked.

Letterman then semi-addressed the reason for his retirement.

“People are saying to me, ‘Honestly quit the wise remarks [and] screwing around, why did you decide to announce your retirement?’” Letterman noted.

The CBS late-night host then claimed that the decision had come from a recent conversation with his makeup artist Jane.

“She says to me, ‘Dave, there’s really nothing more I can do,’” Letterman joked.

It’s also been claimed that Dave is retiring because he made a promise to his wife back in 2009.

Insiders say the star had intended to work well into his 70s — but was forced to put his family first, when, in 2009, he cheated on his wife, Regina Lasko, and admitted to having sexual relations with female members of his staff.

Former CBS producer Robert Joel “Joe” Halderman was accused of attempting to extort $2 million from Letterman.

Halderman allegedly told Letterman in September ’09 that unless he forked over the sum, his sexual relations with female staffers would be made public. So David was forced to dish the dirt himself.

The scandal rocked David, Regina and their young son Harry — so the star was forced to do the right thing by his wife and child, insiders allege.

“David promised Regina that he’d retire in 2015,” said an insider.

“He had originally planned to work until he was 70 — he loves his show — but Regina wanted him to scale back on his work, so that he could spend time at home with her and Harry.

“Obviously trust became an issue after David confessed to the affairs, so it was better all around for him to do what Regina wanted, or risk destroying his marriage even further!

“David doesn’t need the money, and is at retirement age anyway – so he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family, golfing – and going on lots of vacations!”

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Blame The Makeup Artist: David Letterman Dishes on His Retirement During Monologue
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David Letterman is Old and Tired

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David Letterman is Old and TiredDAVID Letterman shocked the world earlier this week when he announced he’s retiring.

The TV titan announced Thursday that he is stepping down after more than three decades.

David — who began in 1982 on Late Night with David Letterman on NBC before moving to the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS — told the audience at Thursday’s taping that he will leave next year.

One source says David is getting out of the business for the most obvious of reasons.

“He’s old – he’s 67 and has been doing this a looooooooooooong time,” the source told The Hollywood Reporter.

It’s also been claimed that Dave is retiring because he made a promise to his wife back in 2009.

Insiders say the star had intended to work well into his 70s — but was forced to put his family first, when, in 2009, he cheated on his wife, Regina Lasko, and admitted to having sexual relations with female members of his staff.

Former CBS producer Robert Joel “Joe” Halderman was accused of attempting to extort $2 million from Letterman.

Halderman allegedly told Letterman in September ’09 that unless he forked over the sum, his sexual relations with female staffers would be made public. So David was forced to dish the dirt himself.

The scandal rocked David, Regina and their young son Harry — so the star was forced to do the right thing by his wife and child, insiders allege.

“David promised Regina that he’d retire in 2015,” said an insider.

“He had originally planned to work until he was 70 — he loves his show — but Regina wanted him to scale back on his work, so that he could spend time at home with her and Harry.

“Obviously trust became an issue after David confessed to the affairs, so it was better all around for him to do what Regina wanted, or risk destroying his marriage even further!

“David doesn’t need the money, and is at retirement age anyway – so he’s looking forward to spending more time with his family, golfing – and going on lots of vacations!”

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David Letterman is Old and Tired
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