ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLast Update on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:05 AM EDT
from Eyewitness News Online
Stephen Colbert Guests On Letterman's Show
It was old meets new on Letterman last night. Stephen Colbert , who will be taking over for the retiring David Letterman, was a guest on the "Late Show." It was Colbert's first appearance since CBS made the announcement. Colbert says he has a simple plan for his new job -- he's going to do whatever Dave does. That got a laugh from Letterman and the audience. Colbert revealed he was offered an internship decades ago on Letterman's old NBC show. Colbert says he didn't take it because the job didn't pay and New York is an expensive city. Colbert's new gig will start sometime next year.
Last night could have been a disaster for Team Shakira on "The Voice." Two of her three singers were in the bottom three and faced elimination. Tess Boyer and Dani Moz from Shakira's team and TJ Wilkins from Usher's team had to sing a final time each and hope to be saved by viewer tweets. It's Tess who gets the first "instant save" of the season. All the singers from both Team Adam and Team Blake were out of danger.
Aaron Paul doesn't mind it when fans call him Jesse. He realizes that most people know him for his character on "Breaking Bad." Paul says he's not like Jesse at all and he hopes his latest movie "Need for Speed" will show people he can play other roles.
"Veep" - Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has more respect for politicians since starring in "Veep." She says she's impressed by how most can keep "their ideals and moral compass" while serving in Washington. She says "that's hard, man." Louis-Dreyfus says she doesn't know how they do it.
"Veep" And "Silicon Valley" Renewed
"Veep" is sticking around a while longer. HBO has renewed it for a fourth season. HBO also picked up "Silicon Valley" for a second season. It was renewed after only three episodes aired.
Aaron Sorkin Apologizes For "The Newsroom"
Aaron Sorkin wishes he could have a do-over with "The Newsroom." He told an audience at the Tribeca Film Festival, "you and I got off on the wrong foot." He says "I apologize and I'd like to start over." Sorkin says he wasn't trying to teach journalists how to do their jobs. He says it was "a terrible misunderstanding." Sorkin will get a chance to do things differently in the third and final season.
Courteney Cox - No "Friends" Reunion
Not that you were really expecting it, but Courteney Cox says there's no chance of a "Friends" TV reunion. Cox told David Letterman that she can't even get them all together for dinner. And you can forget a "Friends" movie, too. Cox points out that the show took place mostly in their apartments, so it would be hard to expand that into a movie.
Daytime Emmys Date Set
They've set the date for the Daytime Emmys. They'll be held June 22 in Beverly Hills. HLN has aired the show the past two years and is expected to do it again this year.
Now that it won't televise a guy jumping off Mount Everest, Discovery will make a documentary on last week's avalanche. More than a dozen mountain guides were killed, including several who were helping prepare for Joby Ogwyn's jump from the summit in a wingsuit. Discovery canceled plans for the jump both out of sensitivity toward the Sherpas and because they couldn't assess the stability of the mountain after the avalanche. The president of Discovery says they hope to air the documentary within the next few weeks. They'll encourage viewers to donate to a relief fund for the families of the victims.
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