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

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b7d4JTM 0523182 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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David Letterman is Old and Tired

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9c71JTM 066484 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’s Staff Was in Tears over Retirement News

04/04/2014 at 03:40 PM EDT

Just before David Letterman took to the stage to make his retirement announcement, his director shared the news with the staff, leaving them stunned and emotional.

“Some people were teary. Many people didn’t know it ahead of time,” a source tells PEOPLE. “People are really in shock. People can’t believe it. We always thought it was gonna happen – just like that.”

The show’s star guest also got caught up in the moment, the source said of the scene before Thursday’s Late Show taping, when Letterman, 66, said he will leave his late-night talk show in 2015.

Johnny Depp was there and he told Dave, ‘You have some weepers back there.’ Some people were upset.”

But they were also rooting for their boss, who marked three decades on air and announced his exit with gratitude and his trademark humor.

“I just want to reiterate my thanks for the support from the network, all of the people who have worked here, all of the people in the theater, all the people on the staff, everybody at home, thank you very much,” he told stunned viewers. “We don’t have the timetable for this precisely down – I think it will be at least a year or so, but sometime in the not too distant future, 2015 for the love of God.”

Said the source: “It was sad but also sweet and honorable the way he did. Everyone there wants the best for Dave.”

Reporting by LIZ McNEIL

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David Letterman’s Wife Regina Lasko Made Him Retire

David Letterman’s Wife Regina Lasko Made Him Retire

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6e19JTM 0459212 David Letterman’s Wife Regina Lasko Made Him RetireDAVID Letterman is retiring because he made a promise to his wife back in 2009 — sources  have revealed.

The chat show legend announced Thursday that he’ll be waving goodbye to his beloved program, The Late Show with David Letterman, in 2015.

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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