After more than three decades in late-night television, David Letterman has announced he will retire in 2015. The host discussed his decision to retire during Thursday's taping of The Late Show.“"The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves, he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and we have had this conversation in the past, and we agreed that we would work together on this circumstance and the timing of this circumstance," Letterman told the studio audience. “And I phoned him just before the program, and I said, 'Leslie, it's been great. You've been great. And the network has been great, but I'm retiring."
Celebs React To David Letterman Retiring
Jimmy Kimmel: David @Letterman is the best there is and ever was
Barack Obama: There are more than 10 reasons #DavidLetterman will be missed.
Ellen DeGeneres: David @Letterman announced he's retiring in 2015. It's been 31 incredible years. Television won't be the same without you, Dave.
Ricky Gervais: Cheers to @Letterman. A king, a king-maker, and probably the man most to blame for inflicting me on America. See you soon.
Albert Brooks: David Letterman announces that he will retire next year. CBS frantically looking for someone named Jimmy.
JasonAlexander: Mr. Letterman, you have always been the best. I've had more fun on your show and you've been a class guy all the way. Enjoy ur final days.
James Franco tried to pick up a 17-year-old on Instagram this week. The girl, who was visiting New York from Scotland, took an Instagram video of Franco outside his Broadway show Of Mice and Men. He asked her to tag him in the video, then sent her a selfie and started asking her, "How long will you be in New York?" and "Should I rent a room?" The girl admitted early in the chat that she would be turning 18 in a few days, which didn't seem to dissuade Franco. Soon after she revealed her age, he wrote, "Do you have a bf?" In fairness to Franco, the age of consent in New York is 17.
Fans of Breaking Bad are about to receive the best gift ever: the opportunity to get inside the head of Walter White. The New York Times reports that Bryan Cranston will write a memoir about his life and work as an actor, set to be published in fall 2015 by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner. In a press release, the Emmy winning actor said he would, "tell the stories of my life and reveal the secrets and lies that I lived with for six years shooting Breaking Bad." Sounds juicy…
Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans as the patriotic superhero adjusting to his role in modern-day Washington D.C. when he becomes embroiled in a world-threatening conspiracy. Fighting off assassins sent to quiet him, Captain America joins forces with Black Widow to battle Soviet agent the Winter Soldier. The sequel to 2011's "Captain America" features a stellar cast: Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, and Robert Redford.
Dom Hemingway stars Jude Law as a notorious (and hilariously profane) safe-cracker. After keeping his mouth shut in prison, Hemingway is back on the streets of London with his partner in crime (Richard E. Grant) looking for financial compensation from his crime boss (Demian Bichir). All the while, Hemingway tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke) and make up for lost time.
Shark Tank on ABC (Wet paintbrush storage; a portable mat that fits into an ultra-compact pouch; home meal delivery)
Hannibal on NBC (Jack crashes Hannibal's dinner party to investigate Will's suspicions; a revelation shocks everyone)
Fashion Police on E!
Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes on HBO (The musician records his 18th studio album, "High Hopes.")
David Letterman: Billy Crystal, Tony Hale, Liv Warfield
Jimmy Fallon: Bill O'Reilly, Anthony Mackie, Sky Ferreira
Arsenio Hall: Don Cheadle, Billy Dee Williams, Emma Slater, Naturally 7
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HBO New Movie of the Week: Man of Steel ... With the imminent destruction of Krypton, their home planet, Jor-El (Russell Crowe) and his wife seek to preserve their race by sending their infant son to Earth. The child's spacecraft lands at the farm of Jonathan (Kevin Costner) and Martha (Diane Lane) Kent, who name him Clark and raise him as their own son. Though his extraordinary abilities have led to the adult Clark (Henry Cavill) living on the fringe of society, he finds he must become a hero to save those he loves from a dire threat.
Saturday Night Live on NBC (Host Anna Kendrick; Pharrell performs.)
The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS (The annual ceremony honoring achievement in country music at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.)
The Simpsons on Fox (Lisa dates a competitive eater; Bart benefits from helping convict Snake Jailbird escape from a jam)
Family Guy on Fox (Stewie gets an STD from Brian; Peter and the guys fight for their booth at The Drunken Clam)
Game of Thrones on HBO (Tyrion welcomes a guest; Jon Snow is not welcome at Castle Black; Arya encounters an old friend)
Lindsay on OWN (Lindsay's possessions show up at her apartment; AJ questions her sobriety)