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Watch John Oliver's Must See Segment About Transgender Discrimination From Last Week Tonight!

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He couldn't be more on point!

John Oliver delivered one of the best breakdowns about transgender discrimination we've heard!

In the 16 minute segment, Oliver starts off pointing out the insensitive nature in which people — from Larry King to Barbara Walters — have interviewed transgender people.

[ Related: Caitlyn Jenner Celebrates New York City Pride In All White! ]

He then makes sure to very clearly define "transgender" while giving his input on the media's curiosity by saying:

Transgender people have a gender identity that differs from the one they were assigned at birth, and that gender identity is not the same as sexual orientation. Gender identity is who you are, sexual orientation is who you love. Some transgender people do undergo hormone therapy or sexual reassignment surgery as part of their transition; some do not. And interestingly, their decision on this matter is, medically speaking, none of your fucking business.

From here, the late night host points to specific stories where transgendered people have been shamed in one way or another. He covers various stories and how they relate to shaming in politics such as Mike Huckabee disgusting misunderstanding of what it means to be transgender — in military service such as the case of an Iraqi soldier who feels more at home and "on vacation" because they essentially not held to the same social norms as they are back home — and even at the DMV where a some transgender people were asked to remove makeup and wigs.

Make sure you ch-ch-check out the whole segment (below) as it's not only HIGH-larious for the light that John brings to it, but is EXTREMELY informative and drives home the point that "transgenders still face a host of obstacles" and we need to continually strive for equality!

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President Barack Obama, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & More Show Up For David Letterman's Very Last Episode Of The Late Show!

What an amazing send off!

David Letterman has been a staple of late night TV ever since he took the desk back in 1993, and now he's being honored in the best way possible.

For Dave's final episode on CBS, we got to see the best bits of his 22 years as host, including an excellent opening monologue and some of his most famous interviews.

But not only was the episode about remembering his best moments, it was also about creating some memorable TV!

[ Photos: David Letterman's Top 20 Moments On Late Night TV! ]

A ton of famous faces came out to support Dave; including President Barack Obama and the three POTUSs before him, as well as Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Barbara Walters, and Chris Rock, just to name a few.

It was such an amazing way to celebrate Dave, and we're really going to miss him in late night, but we're excited to see what Stephen Colbert and his team can do in the slot!

Ch-ch-check out Dave's final monologue and Top 10 (above & below)!!!

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The View's Dirty Little Secrets Revealed — And They're As Shocking As You Expected!

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We all knew there were problems on the show but THIS is ridiculous!

Over the past few years, The View has made quite a few headlines but not necessarily for all the right reasons. In a recent piece by Vanity Fair, they recapped some of The View's problems with production, and seemingly hung out some of their dirty laundry to dry!

[ Related: Whoopie Goldberg Leaves Her Hosting Duties To Rush To Her Dying Brother's Side! ]

Many people are familiar with Rosie O'Donnell's feud with Elizabeth Hasselbeck as well as problems with the show's crew, one instance with a senior producer escalated to the point where the the women had to be separated. But the Vanity piece also reveals that at one point Rosie was being considered for her own talk-show on ABC up until she made the comments:

"In America, we are fed propaganda and if you want to know what's happening in the world, go outside of the U.S. media because it's owned by four corporations. One of them is this [Disney/ABC]."

As you can OBVIOUSLY guess, her home network, ABC, was none too pleased with these remarks and the supporters of the idea reportedly backed off.

Along the same lines of tensions with execs, Whoopi Goldberg reportedly

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Mary Kay Letourneau Wants To Get Her Name Taken OFF Sex Offender Register!

| Filed under: TV NewsBarbara WaltersWacky, Tacky & TrueLegal MattersLove Line

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The world has had a renewal of interest with this couple lately.

Mary Kay Letourneau and her former student/current husband Vili Fualaau joined Barbara Walters for an intriguing interview on 20/20 this past Friday, and the three talked about A LOT of topics relating to how they got together and what's been happening with them since.

But the most interesting part of the interview for us was when Mary Kay revealed a gripe she had and how she wants it resolved!

[ Related: Scandalized Ex-Teacher Opens Up About Her First Sexual Experience With Former Student ]

The mother of two children with Vili talked about she's still a registered sex offender, and how she wants to get her name off that list.

She said:

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Mary Kay Letourneau & Her Former Student-Turned-Husband Reveal Their Teenage Daughters Ahead Of Barbara Walters Interview! See The First Pic HERE!

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Teacher Mary Kay Letourneau's name became infamous when it was revealed she had been having an affair with one of her sixth grade students!

Shocking as this news was, the most startling thing might be that the couple is still together!

[ Related: Teacher Sues Facebook Over Vagina Painting! ]

Mary Kay and her now-husband of nearly 10 years Vili Fualaau are appearing on 20/20 tonight to tell Barbara Walters their side of the story.

And now, for the first time ever they're revealing their

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The Infamous Mary Kay Letourneau And Her Former-Student-Now-Husband Will Sit Down With Barbara Walters Ahead Of Their Tenth Anniversary!

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Wow, it's been 10 years since they got married??

Barbara Walters will be hosting Mary Kay Letourneau and her former-student-now-husband Vili Fualaau for an exclusive interview on Friday April 10th on 20/20.

The three will get together on the eve before the tenth wedding anniversary of Mary Kay and Vili and the exclusive interview will also give viewers a look at the couple's two teenage daughters for the first time ever.

[ Related: Amal Clooney Nabs The Top Honor As Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating Person Of 2014! ]

Mary Kay Letourneau is famous for having an affair with Vili Fualaau when she was his 35-year-old teacher and he was her 13-year-old student in the Seattle area.

Mary Kay was married at the time when they were

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Watch Rosie O'Donnell Leave The View For The Second Time HERE!

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We knew it was coming, but that didn't make it any easier to watch.

Rosie O'Donnell said goodbye to The View for what's probably the last time on Thursday.

After admitting in a personal video that she needed to leave the ABC talk show to take away the stress of the job, Rosie said farewell to the audience with her daughter Dakota in her arms.

[ Video: Rosie O'Donnell Gives The Real Reason She's Leaving The View ]

It was bittersweet seeing Rosie leave the show for a second time, and we do hope she makes good on that promise to come back for arts and crafts segments!

Plus, Rosie Perez hilariously ruined the moment by awkwardly trying to start a chant that just never played out right at the end.

Ch-ch-check out what could be the final nail in The View's coffin (above)!!!

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