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Letterman Misses His Show as His Girlfriend Goes Into Labor
tbo ^ | 11/4/03 | AP

Posted on 11/04/2003 7:41:21 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

NEW YORK (AP) - David Letterman had a good excuse for missing work: His girlfriend was in labor with their first child. Bandleader Paul Shaffer filled in for Letterman as host of the "Late Show" Monday night. He told the audience: "If you're feeling that there's something wrong with this picture - you're seeing me - because Dave is at the hospital waiting for his baby to be delivered!"

There was no immediate word on where Letterman, a Connecticut resident, and girlfriend Regina Lasko were, said Tom Keaney, spokesman for Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants.

The talk show host was looking forward to being a first-time dad - but admitted he had some trepidation.

"Here I am, 56, and by all rights it shouldn't be happening," he said on his show in September. "But, there's nothing we can do about it now. And I'm terribly excited about this. I'm scared silly about this."

Letterman spokesman Steven Rubenstein did not immediately return a call Tuesday morning seeking word on the baby.



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: laborunion; letterman

1 posted on 11/04/2003 7:41:23 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
A bachelor dad -- how "stylish".
2 posted on 11/04/2003 7:42:40 AM PST by You Dirty Rats
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Did the viewers notice him missing?
3 posted on 11/04/2003 7:43:14 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Doesn't he care enough about the baby to marry its mother?
4 posted on 11/04/2003 7:43:26 AM PST by mlmr (The Naked and the Fred)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I saw it last night and Paul was actually pretty funny. :-) One of his lines was, "We think...We THINK...this means that Dave's not gay." He also did the Top Ten list as "TT Things I Can Say Since Dave's Not Here"...#1 was "I prefer Leno."
5 posted on 11/04/2003 7:44:25 AM PST by TheBigB (Check out my new pic at the FReeper Photo Album home page!)
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To: TheBigB
That oughta fly like a lead balloon when dave gets back, although I suspect dave would deal with it better than the producers.
6 posted on 11/04/2003 7:47:58 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (Government money = government control)
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To: TheBigB
Oh that's rich.
7 posted on 11/04/2003 7:48:31 AM PST by Bogey78O (No! Don't throw me in the briar patch!!!!!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
David got him a trophy!
8 posted on 11/04/2003 7:48:40 AM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
But, there's nothing we can do about it now.

Backhanded pro-life comment I wouldn't expect from him.

9 posted on 11/04/2003 7:48:41 AM PST by tallhappy
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To: TheBigB
"I prefer Leno."

That probably wasn't a joke.

10 posted on 11/04/2003 7:50:02 AM PST by clee1 (Where's the beef???)
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To: Fierce Allegiance
I'm betting Dave was able to look over the list and comments before airing. Very quickly, anyway. I don't think ANYTHING happens there without his knowing about it.
11 posted on 11/04/2003 7:50:03 AM PST by TheBigB (Check out my new pic at the FReeper Photo Album home page!)
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To: TheBigB
I heard Schaffer's monologue on Howard Stern today. The other funny thing he said was - "Dave's in the hospital waiting for the birth of his baby! It's great news, since nobody even knew if Dave was getting laid."
12 posted on 11/04/2003 7:50:33 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Letterman will get more consevative now
13 posted on 11/04/2003 7:52:27 AM PST by woofie (I want to die peacefully in my sleep like Grandpa ...not screaming, like the passengers in his car)
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To: mlmr
Actually, he may have married her according to rumors*.

The only known picture of Letterman and Lasko*.

* Please note that I don't care a hoot about any of this but present this information for those that might.

14 posted on 11/04/2003 7:52:59 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Guns!)
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To: isthisnickcool
I long for the good old days when the headlines said "Man's Wife in labor" and when if one's mistress went into labor it was cause for panic just in case the baby looked like the father thus blowing his cover.
15 posted on 11/04/2003 8:00:37 AM PST by cajungirl (no)
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To: You Dirty Rats
I especially liked the, 'But, there's nothing we can do about it now.' phrase.
16 posted on 11/04/2003 8:02:37 AM PST by rintense
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Is Letterman still on? Where is he, on one of those off brand cable channels?
17 posted on 11/04/2003 8:36:12 AM PST by Tacis
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To: mlmr
Perhaps his concern is centered around his bank account and the possibility of a divorce.

I mean you have to set your priorities correctly.

18 posted on 11/04/2003 8:42:59 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Tacis
I watch Letterman every night at 10pm on Trio.
19 posted on 11/04/2003 9:18:25 AM PST by freedomcrusader
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To: chiefqc
I mean you have to set your priorities correctly.


I am. An attractive pre-nup works for me. Am I shallow or what??
20 posted on 11/04/2003 1:00:35 PM PST by mlmr (The Naked and the Fred)
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To: chiefqc
I mean you have to set your priorities correctly.


I am. An attractive pre-nup works for me. Am I shallow or what??
21 posted on 11/04/2003 1:00:36 PM PST by mlmr (The Naked and the Fred)
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To: chiefqc
I mean you have to set your priorities correctly.


I am. An attractive pre-nup works for me. Am I shallow or what??
22 posted on 11/04/2003 1:00:36 PM PST by mlmr (The Naked and the Fred)
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To: You Dirty Rats
Good role model. NOT
23 posted on 11/04/2003 5:20:33 PM PST by ClintonBeGone
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To: You Dirty Rats
I read that they got married. Even so,I would have thought the lib would have had his wife/girl friend abort.To his credit he didn't do that.
24 posted on 11/04/2003 5:22:47 PM PST by Graybeard58
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To: mlmr
Doesn't he care enough about the baby to marry its mother?

Well, when you think about it. Marriage: Even gays can get married.

25 posted on 11/04/2003 5:23:14 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Help Bring Colly-fornia Back!)
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