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Late-night funnymen re-up show contracts

Relax, all you fans of David Letterman and Craig Ferguson. They’ll be staying put in late night a while longer.

CBS announced both Dave and Craig have re-upped to keep hosting their respective hours – “Late Show” and “The Late Late Show” – through 2014.

During the run of this agreement, Letterman will clinch his title as the longest-running, late-night talk-show host in TV history (although on two networks), the network noted. He surpasses Johnny Carson’s record of a few months less than 30 years at NBC’s “Tonight Show.” Letterman, who turns 65 this week, began on NBC in 1982 with “Late Night,” before switching to CBS in 1993 after Jay Leno edged him out for the “Tonight Show” crown upon Carson’s retirement.

The Scottish-born Ferguson, 49, had been a musician, actor, writer, director and comedian when he took over “The Late Late Show” in 2005. He has been guaranteed the earlier slot when Letterman decides to retire.

Originating from Manhattan’s Ed Sullivan Theatre, “Late Show” has won nine Emmy Awards. In addition to an Emmy nomination, “The Late Late Show” won a Peabody Award in 2009.

Bynes arrested on suspicion of DUI

Authorities say actress Amanda Bynes has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after she grazed a sheriff’s patrol car.

The 26-year-old actress was arrested around 3 a.m. Friday in West Hollywood.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Bynes attempted to pass a patrol car while making a right turn when she hit it.

The actress appeared in the 2010 film “Easy A” and the television series “What I Like About You.”

Deputies say there was paint damage to both cars, but no one was injured.

Bynes is being held on $5,000 bail.

The birthday bunch

Comedian Shecky Greene is 86. Original Mouseketeer Darlene Gillespie is 71. Singer J.J. Jackson is 71. Singer Peggy Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 71. Songwriter Leon Huff (Gamble and Huff) is 70. Guitarist Steve Howe (Yes, Asia) is 65. Bassist Mel Schacher (Grand Funk Railroad) is 61. Singer-actor John Schneider is 52. Guitarist Izzy Stradlin (Guns N’ Roses) is 50. Singer Julian Lennon is 49. Rapper Biz Markie is 48. Actress Robin Wright is 46. Actress Patricia Arquette is 44. Drummer Darren Jessee (Ben Folds Five) is 41. Actor Taylor Kitsch is 31. Singer-guitarist Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) is 28. Actor Taran Noah Smith (“Home Improvement”) is 28.



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