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David Letterman's Mother Passes Away At 95

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Poor David Letterman.

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the late night host's mother, Dorothy Mengering, had passed away. She was 95 years old.

Related: David Went Into A Depression After His Sextortion Scandal

The news was confirmed by the comedian's publicist, Tom Keaney. It's certainly heartbreaking to hear about Mengering's passing as fans of Letterman's knew her well from her many appearances on the 70-year-old's shows, The Late Show and Late Night.

In case you forgot, since the Midwestern homemaker was an excellent baker, Dorothy rose to popularity through a cooking bit playfully known as Guess Mom's Pies. Oh, and who could forget Dorothy's cookbook, Home Cookin' With Dave's Mom.

She also served as the Late Show's correspondent at the Winter Olympics in 1994, 1998, and 2002. David's mom will definitely be missed.

Our thoughts are with Dorothy's loved ones during this sad time.

[Image via WENN/YouTube.]

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David Letterman Went Into A Depression After That Late Show Sextortion Scandal — Here's What Happened Behind-The-Scenes

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David Letterman felt REALLY bad about those times he cheated on his wife.

Specifically, the time his affair with Late Show assistant Stephanie Birkitt led to CBS producer Robert Halderman blackmailing him for $2 million.

The former talk show host spun into a deep depression over the 2009 scandal, according to a new biography by New York Times reporter Jason Zinoman that reveals what was known by his inner circle amid the controversy.

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Letterman was "shaken" after revealing the scandal on air (where he admitted "I have had sex with women who work for me"), mostly out of fear that he would never see his family again.

As told in Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night, the veteran host said about his desperate moment:

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Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2017: See All The Induction Speeches For Tupac, Pearl Jam, Journey, And More!

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Such a cool night at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with their newest induction ceremony that went down last night at the Barclays Center in New York!

As we reported a few months ago, we already knew who was going to be inducted and all — but now that the date is finally here, it was cool to see it actually go down!!

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From Tupac to Steve Perry and Journey, to a stunning speech from David Letterman about Pearl Jam, the induction ceremony was truly special and memorable, and we've got all the highlights here!!!

First, ch-ch-check out Snoop Dogg speak about the induction of Tupac (below):

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David Letterman Says Late Night Hosts Should Go Even Harder On Trump — And Calls Out Jimmy Fallon For That Hair Tousle!

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Some fans may feel exhausted with all the Donald Trump coverage on late night TV as of late, but David Letterman thinks today's hosts can go even harder!

In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, the retired Late Show personality spoke on the "obligation" late night hosts have to criticize politicians, and made it clear he would be handling things differently if he were still in the game.

Related: 9 TV Shows That Got ROCKED By Real-Life Sex Scandals!

The comedian specifically took issue with that infamous Tonight Show moment where Jimmy Fallon tousled Trump's hair in an appearance during his presidential campaign.

Though Letterman says Fallon got a "fantastic viral clip" out of the wig check, the 69-year-old would have given Trump a much harder time had he been behind the desk.

He explained:

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Usher, Nick Jonas, Chrissy Teigen, George Clooney, And DOZENS More Celebs Attend President Barack Obama's White House Farewell Bash!

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It was a star-studded, celeb-filled event in Washington, D.C. on Friday night as Barack Obama hosted his final farewell bash as the outgoing President of the United States!

Not surprisingly, a laundry list of A-list celebs from across the spectrum were there to pay their well wishes to President Obama, Michelle Obama, and the rest of the fam and White House peeps at the party!

Video: Michelle Gives Her Last FLOTUS Interview To Oprah Winfrey!

Unfortunately, cell phones were not allowed inside the party for privacy reasons, but we can report that literally dozens of stars were there, including Usher, Nick Jonas, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, George Clooney, Paul McCartney, David Letterman, Robert De Niro, Chance the Rapper, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, and, well, the list is almost endless!!

Below, ch-ch-check out all the best highlights from the outside of the event, as celebs rolled up to snap selfies and celebrate President Obama and his family!!!

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Cheating, Teen Pregnancy, Blackmail! 9 TV Shows That Got ROCKED By Real-Life Sex Scandals!

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Kris Jenner knows that there's no better way to give your show a ratings boost than a good ol' fashioned scandal.

But sometimes, celebrities get caught in acts so naughty, it results in them being fired — or worse… the entire show gets cancelled!

19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar learned this all too well in 2015 when he admitted to molesting young girls as a teenager AND got caught being unfaithful to his wife.

Jamie Lynn Spears was set for stardom in Zoey 101 when an unexpected something put her rise to fame on permanent hold.

Even the affable David Letterman wasn't safe from a sex scandal that almost lost him The Late Show! See which other shows were caught with their pants down…

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David Letterman Reveals He Wanted A Female Late Show Replacement & Calls Donald Trump 'Despicable' In New Wide-Ranging Interview!

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Well this is inneresting!!!

Legendary TV journalist Tom Brokaw sat down with David Letterman for a long, wide-ranging interview that's set to air this Sunday night on Dateline NBC.

The former Late Show host goes all in on his replacement, the late night biz in general, and even… Donald Trump.

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Letterman, who hosted the NBC's Late Night and then Late Show on CBS for decades before retiring last year, spoke candidly about replacement Stephen Colbert, who has thus far struggled to secure long-term ratings in the format.

Letterman told Brokaw his thoughts on the new host, and some interesting tidbits about women in late night (below):

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