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The end of the Letterman era. Who’s next?

Letterman is retiring. I think it’s for the best. He used to be so lively and fun.

Via David-Letterman.com

Now? Cranky, sometimes mean.

On one hand, I hope women are in the mix for the new host of Late Night.

Very much so.

On the other, it’s a very specific career path. If you’re good at it, you hold the post for the rest of your active career. If you’re bad – rather, if ratings aren’t stellar – you get replaced and your image takes a hit.

Via Wikimedia and NBC

Why would someone like the awesome Tina Fey set herself up for that while also potentially limiting her ability to work on other projects like television show development and films and best-selling books?


Johnny Carson occasionally had guest hosts cover for him. Reruns are the worst. Who wants to sit through, say, Russell Crowe promoting Noah months later?

Is it time for the talk show model to change? If so, how?

Update: Ellen would be perfect for this. 

Things I’d rather do than watch Kris Jenner’s show

It started with a tweet.

And then another.

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Twitter Spotlight: Sarah Fraser

During my six years commuting from downtown DC to suburban Virginia for work, I often tuned into The Kane Show on Hot 99.5 FM.

Each morning, the show covered news of the weird, current affairs and yes, some music was played. I always enjoyed hearing what Sarah Fraser had to say–and always wondered how she remained cheerful and such a great sport through a ton of teasing at the hands of the mostly-male crew including during a break-up with the boyfriend they all referred to as “Old Man Ed.”

Via ClearChannel.com and @HeyFrase

Recently Sarah announced that after six years, she’s leaving the show to move to NYC to pursue her dream of hosting a talk show. The pilot for her show Hey Frase will premiere here on February 11 at 10 pm ET.

OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest

@heyfrase: Self-awareness, subtle confidence, and being able to look at life as a fun journey to laugh at.

OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)

@heyfrase: Firecracker

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