Tv - Tv Host David Letterman Explains Harmony Korine Ban

U.S. Tv host David Letterman banned Harmony Korine from his late night show after allegedly finding the filmmaker rifling through Meryl Streep's purse during a guest appearance in 1999.

James Franco appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman on Monday (25Mar13) to promote his new movie Spring Breakers, and conversation quickly turned to blacklisted Korine, who directed the film.

Offering a defence for his friend, the 127 Hours star said, "He's great person to work with, but I think he had a period where he was going a little off the rails... The legend is that he pushed Meryl Streep backstage. I mean if you push Meryl Streep backstage you get kicked off... But he said he was a little out of it... so maybe he was on something that night."

But Letterman had a different story to tell, revealing, "I went upstairs to (the green room to) greet Meryl Streep and say welcome to the show... and I looked around, and she was not in there, and I found your friend Harmony going through her purse. True story. And so I said, 'That's it, put her things back in her bag and then get out of here.'"

Floored by the revelation, Franco then suggested they settle their differences, since Korine is a much different person now: "He didn't tell me that, but he's a good guy now you should bring him back on. I vouch for him."


Tags: David Letterman - Harmony Korine - Meryl Streep


More David Letterman

David Letterman's Cue-Card Holder Tony Mendez Fired For Assaulting Colleague

David Letterman's CBS talk show 'The Late Show' has a new position available after the 67 year-old host's cue-card holder Tony Mendez was allegedly fired...

Aretha Puts Diva On Top Of Diva

Known as one of music’s great divas herself, Aretha Franklin’s newest album of covers puts diva on top of diva as the Queen of Soul...

CBS In Deal To Keep 'The Late Show' in New York

US television giant CBS Corp. is set to receive a sizeable subsidy from the state of New York in return for its commitment to keeping...

Is Emma Stone Really Being Haunted By Her Ghostly Relatives?

It’s quite possible that Emma Stone has it all.She blooming gorgeous with an absolutely beautiful (and surely extremely well-spoken as he’s British) boyfriend. Not only...


Dave Chappelle Breaks Silence On Missing Out On $50M After Sudden 'Chappelle's Show' Ending

So Dave Chappelle has finally addressed the ending of his hit Comedy Central show, Chappelle's Show, which came to an abrupt and unexplained ending in...

Late Night Renaissance - How This Winter's Changes Are Paying Off For Fallon, Kimmel, Leno And The Networks

Seven months after Fallon’s Tonight takeover, everything looks great in Late Night Land. Not only has the former late night host managed to revive ratings,...

Shailene Woodley On Being "50% Feminine, 50% Masculine"

Shailene Woodley, the star of the Divergent franchise, has been speaking about gender equality, telling Time magazine that she doesn't necessarily consider herself a feminist....

The Mass Late Night TV Exodus Of 2014 Continues With Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson is the latest in a line of late night TV hosts to announce his departure. Just weeks after Letterman announced his pending retirement...



David Letterman Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on David Letterman

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All