How strange is David Letterman

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    I read the article about Paul Shaffer possibly leaving the Letterman show at the end of his contract. Dave has no contact with Paul before or after show. How can you work with someone that long and never go to dinner or have him to your home. Letterman is a fucking recluse just like Johnny Carson.
     
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    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    Dave went to Paul Shaffer's son's bar mitvah, as he explained to Howard.

    Yeah, he's a fuckin recluse. So fuckin what. What's wrong with that?

    Some people are introvers, some people are extroverts.
     
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    link to article? sounds interesting
     
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    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Then the article is full of shit because it states in the all the years that Paul has worked with Dave they have never had any association outside of the Letterman set.
     
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    isabella VIP Extreme Gold

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    i have no problem with letterman being reclusive...in fact, i kind of admire the fact that he doesn't suckup to the same people howard does...dave doesn't go to parties or schmooze.
    i do object to his constant romney mocking.
     
  6. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    UPDATE: Paul Shaffer says he did not mean to say he was quitting in a statement tonight.
    “In an interview with a reporter, I made two unrelated points which, joined together, seem to say something that isn’t true. It’s true that the show was recently extended for two years, and yes, someday when it’s all over, I will most likely take a nap. But I hope that day never comes. As long as the show goes on, I will be there for as long as Dave wants me on it.”
    Is Paul Shaffer ready to leave David Letterman’s show after three decades?
    The Late Show’s” longtime musical director said over the weekend that he is seriously considering quitting when his current contract expires in 2014.
    “We’ve been on 30 years so now we’ve got another two years,” he told TV Guide Canada. “I’m going to be certainly ready to lie down after that, take a nap.”
    “But life is nutty,” he conceded. “Anything can happen. I’ve been so lucky and blessed to be working this long in show business. And whatever happens now is just gravy to me.”
    Shaffer, 62, admits it won’t be easy to give up the job that pays a reported $5 million a year and made him an international celebrity.
    “I love to be the center of attention,” he jokes. “My oversized ego craves it and needs it. It’s more of a sick need to be loved and have everyone paying attention to you.”
    A father of two, Shaffer was the only candidate Letterman talked to when he was looking for a sidekick for his late night show, then on NBC, in 1982.
    “Paul is essential,” Letterman told CBS News in 2009. “It’s a long trip. And Paul is the funny flight attendant.”
    “I knew he was great musically, (but) I didn’t know he was so funny. And I didn’t realize he would become one of my best friends.”
    Still, Shaffer has told friends that Letterman has, in all their years together, never visited him before or after the show. The only time they see each other is onstage, in front of the cameras.
    A representative for “The Late Show” declined to comment yesterday.
    Shaffer — who has been married to former “Good Morning America” talent booker Cathy Vasapoli for 22 years — began his career as musical director for the Toronto production of “Godspell” in 1972.
    Three years later, he became a member of the house band for “Saturday Night Live.”
    According to a TV Guide network special, Shaffer was originally offered the role of George Costanza on “Seinfeld” — but he never returned the call.

     
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    i was at two broadway shows this past summer and Paul Shaffer was in the audience at both performances. i think he scowled continuously. both times he was there with a cute asian girl (she seemed about half his age) and everyone was watching him and the stage. i don't think they talked to each other once during the shows. he seemed like such an angry little bald man with way too much makeup. maybe just being celebrities makes you odd?
     
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    Letterman's been doing the same lame act for at least 20 years. zzzzz

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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Sounds like more media BS from "journalists" desperate to get you to stop browsing and read their story.
     
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    So he's both, one in the real world and another on stage?
     
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    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    One thing you can say about Johnny and Ed. They had many nights together throwing back shots. They weren't always on good terms but they did see each other outside of the Tonight Show. Other than that I don't think Carson associated with anyone other than his various wives and children.
     
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    Prolly a Ladyboy rental.
     
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    nah she didn't look that good.
     
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    Dave and Paul are coworkers. Do they have to be BFFs? :dontknow:
     
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    Lettermen is worth over twice as much as Romney. Weird world, huh?
     
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    Look at what he married

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    Ipokesmot Well-Known Member Banned User

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    I've been a fan of Dave's since 1985 when I first saw his show and he was throwing light bulbs off a building LOL. :jj:
    The original Late Night was one of the coolest things ever on TV.

    [video=youtube;1wSRjQUI8Jk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wSRjQUI8Jk[/video]
     
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    kippy Not Safe For Women VIP

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    At least she is not trying desperately to be famous.
     
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    not strange, it's the same relationship Howard has with Fred
     
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    Jon Hein is God New Member

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    A lot of actors and public people are shy in their personal life yet able to be extroverts in their public life.

    Obama, for instance, by all accounts, hates being around people and is a total introvert. Yet he thrives on meeting "the people" and campaigning. He just doesn't like those people having a close connection to him.