Fact: Pop superstar Cher gave her best wishes to departing U.S. talk show veteran DAVID LETTERMAN during a surprise appearance on his THE LATE SHOW on Wednesday night (06May15), saying, "This is one thing that I really mean from the bottom of my heart: I really love you and I'm gonna miss you." Fellow guest Martin Short also paid tribute to the host by performing a dark farewell tune, quipping, "I've had this number prepared for some time. To be honest, I wrote it for your funeral." At the end of the song, a sign lit up the stage, reading, "Rest in Peace, Dave!". The presenter will step down from the show after more than two decades as host later this month (May15).
Quote: "Whenever I was in his company - I knew him for 25 years and - I'd keep pinching myself, saying, 'I'm with Mike Nichols'... He was the smartest man you ever met. I've never been in the company of a smarter man." Funnyman Martin Short pays tribute to moviemaker Mike Nichols, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday (19Nov14).
Quote: "I dissected a cat at home once. I was in pre-med. I was behind, so a friend of mine and I snuck into the frozen cat section of the medical department." Comedian Martin Short on his creepy college science experiment.
Quote: "Paul Shafer, Eugene Levy and I had a five-day boys' trip in Miami. Paul has a fabulous place there... We're walking along (and) no one cared less about Paul and I but Eugene is huge in the African-American community because of Bringing Down the House... Eugene was mobbed everywhere we went." Comic Martin Short on how he spent his 61st birthday last month (Mar11).
Fact: Funnyman Martin Short poked fun at the cast of hit reality TV show Jersey Shore by shooting a skit for late night TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (25Apr11), in which he played all the characters. In his hilarious segment, Short's Snooki gave birth to a pickle.
Quote: "I once got drunk with Princess Margaret, the late sibling of The Queen... I was making a movie in London and Steve Martin was in London and he said, 'Hey, I've been invited to go to a sushi bar with Princess Margaret, do you want to come along...?' She's chain-smoking and she's had about 15 scotches and now they're serving her the saki. At one point she said to me, 'You remind me of a lawn-cutting boy; you must get that a lot.'" Martin Short on his mid-1990s royal encounter
Quote: "The only time I don't have to pee now is when I'm peeing." Funnyman Martin Short on life at 60.
Fact: LAW + ORDER star Sam Waterson, Desperate Housewives' Doug Savant and James Denton, Joely Fisher, Martin Short and pop star Drew Lachey will be pitting their wits against America's Secretary of Education, MARGARET SPELLINGS, on an upcoming two-week celebrity version of US TV gameshow JEOPARDY, which begins on 8 November (06).
Quote: "Lauren Bacall will do the one-armed push-up bit to Elton John's ROCKET MAN. Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown will take the staff down to the basement and teach them how to freebase myrrh (corr). It's festive." Funnyman Martin Short jokes about his famous celebrity Christmas parties.