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Paul Shaffer: Same dude, same band, different time

Since “The Late Show with David Letterman” ended, band leader Paul Shaffer has been busier than he anticipated. Keeping him busy? A new album with the World’s Most Dangerous Band.

Letterman’s mom was everyone’s mom: Dorothy Mengering dead at 95

Through her occasional appearances on Letterman’s shows, Dorothy Mengering became a celebrity in her own right. It began with a few phone calls, usually around Thanksgiving, when Mengering would talk to her son – and his viewers – via satellite from her kitchen. Letterman would ask his mother about the most mundane of details – the weather in Indiana, the cat or what she had prepared for dinner.

Bearded Michael Stipe finds doppelganger in David Letterman

Both the singer and the late night television icon have been sporting bushy beards lately. Letterman showed his off in a cover shot for this month’s New York magazine. Stipe apparently came across a sign promoting the issue and posted a selfie alongside it on his Instagram account.

David Letterman struggling with love of racing

SONOMA, Calif. – This kind of list makes David Letterman sick to his stomach and question his love of auto racing. The retired late-night comedian and IndyCar team co-owner rattled off a number of racing deaths – Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Paul Dana, Dale Earnhardt, Ayrton Senna, sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. – and wondered if “maybe we’ve reached diminishing returns at making this sport safer.”

Rosauers bagger is best in the country

A Rosauers employee is scheduled to appear on “Late Show with David Letterman” tonight after being named the top grocery bagger in the country. David Tochinskiy works at the supermarket chain’s Five Mile store and recently won top honors at the National Grocers Association Best Bagger Championship.

Bolster, Tonk looking for new normal

A few weeks ago, she was just a wrangler who led dudes on trail rides near Glacier National Park. This week, Erin Bolster is trying to deal with a thousand email messages a day, not to mention book proposals and tempting job offers.

Heroes in grizzly chase featured on Letterman show

Fans of heroes, horses, wranglers and grizzly bears got it all in one package Tuesday night on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Trail riding guide Erin Bolster and her horse from Whitefish, Mont., were featured on the CBS show after a Sept. 18 Spokesman-Review feature trotted the duo into the national spotlight.