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David Letterman stopped by “Late Night” last night, and things got weird.

The former king of late night, replete with bushy retirement beard, was as eccentric as ever during his Wednesday appearance on his former NBC show and came bearing gags — and a gift.

“I’ve got something for you, buddy,” he told Meyers, before asking the audience if any of them had ever had Lyme disease.

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‘Buffy [the Vampire Slayer]’ fans know my name and are really sincere and articulate in how they talk about the show. You can feel the work has touched them in some way or that my character has helped them in their life. You walk away from a fan experience like that and just feel so proud to have been a part of something that could have been such a part of people’s lives.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From the inside out

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Woody Allen and Mia Farrow appear in a scene from the 1989 movie "Crimes and Misdemeanors."
Woody Allen and Mia Farrow appear in a scene from the 1989 movie "Crimes and Misdemeanors." (Brian Hamill)

Moses Farrow is speaking out in defense of father Woody Allen — and accusing his mother, Mia Farrow, of physical and mental abuse against him and his siblings. 

The 40-year-old’s blog post, published Wednesday, further complicates a story that was initially fueled by Dylan Farrow’s accusation of sexual assault against the director in 2014.

“I’m sure my mother had good intentions in adopting children with disabilities from the direst of circumstances, but the reality inside our walls was very different,” wrote Moses, one of 11 biological and adopted children who called Mia Farrow their mom.

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Let’s all calm down, shall we?

Rebel Wilson says she was not slimmed down via technology for the upcoming June cover of Vogue Australia, a magazine most of us in the U.S. never would have seen if not for the often-questionable objections from social media. 

Then again, maybe she was just talking to her fans in Australia. 

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Screen and stage star Ian McKellen has taken aim at Hollywood’s inclusion problems, asserting that “half of Hollywood is gay” but you’d never know it based on the dearth of LGBTQ projects being produced.

The 78-year-old actor, who’s the subject of the new documentary “McKellen: Playing the Part,” railed against the industry when recently asked by Time Out London what he thought of so few gay characters appearing in blockbusters. He took particular issue with the controversy around Jude Law’s Professor Dumbledore not being “explicitly gay” in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” film. 

“That’s a pity. Well, nobody looks to Hollywood for social commentary, do they?” quipped the actor, who was approached for the wizard’s role in the previous “Harry Potter” films. Then he tore into the industry.

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The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the recipient of the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the recipient of the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. (Chris Pizzello / Invision/Associated Press)

Move over, Emmy. There’s a new accolade in town. 

The Kennedy Center announced Wednesday that Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, just the latest feather in the 11-time Emmy winner’s cap.

"Like Mark Twain, Julia has enriched American culture with her iconic, unforgettable, and outright hilarious brand of humor,” Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter said in a statement. 

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Controversial pundit Tomi Lahren was accosted over the weekend.
Controversial pundit Tomi Lahren was accosted over the weekend. (Colin Young-Wolff / Invision/Associated Press)

Amid declarations of “spygate” and witch hunts, President Trump came to the defense of Fox News personality Tomi Lahren after she was accosted at a Minneapolis bar over the weekend.

“Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman!” he wrote Wednesday, shortly after Lahren discussed the incident on “Fox & Friends.”

The 25-year-old replied to the president with an American flag emoji.

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Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart are closer than ever, thanks to a charity fundraiser that landed the former “Daily Show” host under the current “Late Show” host’s desk Tuesday night.

The Omaze benefit campaign raised $451,000 for Next for Autism and gave winner Rachel Olmer the opportunity to hang out under Colbert’s desk for a “Late Show” episode. She also got to deliver a punch line and ask a guest — in this case, comedian and actor David Cross — a question.

But for one scene-stealing segment, Olmer was joined underneath Colbert’s desk by Stewart, who brought props, gags and all manner of chaos to the confined space and repeatedly interrupted a Colbert bit about the Obamas on Netflix.

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As a community, African Americans should put the passion, the energy, the emotions we feel now into protecting and nurturing our youth and repairing the flaws in society that enable their lives to be seen as so expendable.

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“UnReal’s" Constance Zimmer says of rumors this will be the last season: “I’m an actor and we’re always the last to know. But if it is, we’ll leave people satisfied. It’s pretty explosive.”

Is this the end of the road for “UnReal”?

The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that the upcoming fourth season of the reality-TV-skewering series will air first on Hulu rather than its original home, Lifetime.

However, the speculation that really turned viewers’ heads was that the upcoming fourth season might be its last.