David Letterman is a veteran of the TV biz, but he's still got empathy for the newbies, E! News reports!
On Monday's "Late Show," the funnyman turned his attention to A.J. Clemente, the North Dakota news anchor who was recently fired after cursing within his first few seconds on air.
"I feel so bad for this guy," Letterman quipped. "This is like a page torn from the Dave Letterman book of life!"
Clemente also became the subject of what most local reporters can ever only dream of: Letterman's Top 10 List.
In the "Top 10 Signs your First Day as a News Anchorman Did Not Go Well," countdown, Letterman poked fun at a few other local anchors' gaffes (looking at you, Sue Simmons!) and offered up some alternatives to on-air swearing that are sure to guarantee a bad first day on the job.
That said, it's not all doom and gloom for Clemente! He might be out of a job -- for now -- but he tweeted Tuesday that he's going to be appearing on the "Today" show.
Sharon Osbourne is speaking out about her husband Ozzy's addiction issues, People reports.
"He said he's been using alcohol and prescription drugs for the last year and a half," she said of his recent Facebook post about getting sober. "And that he's been an a---- and he's been in a very dark place. That's true. That's very true."
"The Talk" co-host also revealed on Tuesday's show that Ozzy was hiding his struggles. "I never knew he was using prescription drugs," she said. "I knew he was drinking occasionally, but I didn't realize the extent."
And like her husband, who said on Facebook that the couple are not splitting up, Osbourne said, "We're not getting divorced. However, am I happy? No. Am I upset? Yes, I am. I'm devastated right now."
Speaking generally about addiction, Osbourne told her co-stars and her audience about the toll it can have on a family when someone is abusing substances like alcohol and drugs.
"It's a disease that not only hurts the person that has the disease but it hurts the family. It hurts people who love you," she said. "We're dealing with it. We've dealt with worse. We're dealing with it, and this too shall pass."
Carrie Underwood isn't afraid to use her celebrity status to take a stand, E! News reports.
The country crooner took to Twitter Thursday to express her frustration with Tennessee lawmakers over the passing of the "ag-gag" bill, which prohibits undercover videotaping of factory farms, often used to bring alleged animal abuse to light.
"Shame on TN lawmakers for passing the Ag Gag bill," the singer posted on her micro-blogging page, which has nearly 1.5 million followers. "If Gov. Bill Haslam signs this, he needs to expect me at his front door. Who's with me?"
"@BillHaslam It's not all about big business. Please look out for the little guys! Show TN that you have a heart. ... #NoAgGag," she wrote shortly after.
But apparently, Carrie's political concerns were not well received by state Rep. Andy Holt, who responded to the blond beauty's threat in an interview with WSMV last week.
"I would say that if Carrie Underwood will stick to singing, I'll stick to lawmaking," he fired back in reply to the singer's heated tweet.
"I should stick to singing? Wow ... sorry, I'm just a tax paying citizen concerned for the safety of my family," she posted in response to Holt's controversial comments.
And if that's not enough, Carrie also replied to concerned fans on her Twitter page.
"I'm not against agriculture. That's silly! I grew up on a cattle farm! I AM against animal abuse. Hope that clears things up. :)," she explained. "My parents had cattle up until a few years ago. We were local farmers! :) But thanks for the suggestion ... have a good one! :)" she wrote in response to a fan asking Underwood to speak with local farmers before expressing her opinion.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth haven't completely moved past their run-in with the law last Friday.
Although the Oscar winner apologized and took full responsibility for having "one drink too many," a source tells E! News the mom of three is still "incredibly embarrassed and upset about the whole thing."
"She also has a lot of explaining to do to her kids [Ava, 13, Deacon, 9, and Tennessee, 8 months] as well," adds the source. "She prides herself on setting a good example and being honest and open with them. She made a big mistake, but she is owning up to it and will learn from it."
As for her CAA agent hubby? "Jim feels guilty about what happened and that Reese got involved in this mess," says a source. "He knows that she is a public figure and how important her image is."
Witherspoon, who is promoting her new film "Mud," canceled appearances on Tuesday's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and today's "Good Morning America," the Washington Post reported.
Leonardo DiCaprio put his money where his mouth is at Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, E! News reports.
Not only was "The Great Gatsby" star on hand to help honor top entertainment attorney Steve Warren, but he also donated a whopping $61,000 to the gay rights group.
During a pledge drive conducted by actor Wilson Cruz, DiCaprio went in for $25,000! Later in the evening during the live auction, he placed the winning bid of $22,000 for an African safari from Micato Safaris.
The four-night, five-day safari not only includes two round-trip business elite tickets from Delta but also accommodations at the posh Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti.
DiCaprio paid another $14,000 in the silent auction for a photo of Marilyn Monroe from L.A.'s Andrew Weiss gallery.
The GLAAD Awards, which took place at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Los Angeles, also honored Bill Clinton as well as "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "The New Normal," "American Horror Story: Asylum," "Raising Hope" and "Oprah Winfrey's Next Chapter" for its episode about Neil Patrick Harris, his fiance David Burtka and their 2-year-old twins, Gideon and Harper.
It's a plot twist straight out of "The Hangover," People reports.
While taking a bathroom break during a performance of the Isis Shrine Circus in Salina, Kan., on Saturday, a woman discovered a tiger in the bathroom.
The big cat had escaped briefly after its turn in the ring. Staff members blocked off the concourses at the Bicentennial Center, but the tiger wandered into the bathroom, where one of the doors was blockaded.
About that time, Salina resident Jenna Krehbiel decided she needed to use the restroom. When she walked in the door that hadn't been blocked off, she found a tiger standing about 2 feet away, The Salina Journal reported.
"You don't expect to go in a bathroom door, have it shut behind you and see a tiger walking toward you," Krehbiel said.
Chris Bird, manager at the Bicentennial Center, said the bathroom was only 25 feet long.
"Once she saw the tiger, I'm sure she knew to go the other way," Bird said. "Overall, it was a scary, surreal moment. I am glad no one was hurt or injured."
The tiger was captured within minutes and returned to its enclosure.
Krehbiel, a social worker, said she didn't scream or run because she is trained to stay calm.
"Looking back, it was a scary ordeal," she said. "At the time, I was thinking I just needed to get out."
Krehbiel said her 3-year-old daughter had a different reaction.
"My daughter wanted to know if it had washed its hands," Krehbiel said. "That was her only concern. I think that shows the thoughts of children and that they wouldn't have known there was danger."
German customs authorities say Justin Bieber's monkey is going nowhere, despite a request of the animal shelter where it's living that it go to a zoo, the AP reports.
Mally the monkey was seized by customs March 28 when Bieber failed to produce its papers after landing in Munich.
The Munich shelter said Tuesday it received an email last week purporting to be from Bieber's representatives saying they were "looking into the idea of placing Mally at a zoo in Germany" and asking for recommendations. Bieber's representative didn't immediately respond to an email for comment.
But customs spokesman Thomas Meister says that Mally will stay in the shelter until Bieber or someone with his power of attorney gets in touch with them directly.
Bieber has until May 17 to provide Mally's paperwork.people