President Obama to Say Goodbye to Letterman on Monday

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President Obama to say goodbye to Letterman on Monday
Obama will make his 8th and final visit to The Late Show on May 4, his 3rd visit since assuming the presidency. Obama visit will come just four days after wife Michelle Obama stopped by to bid Dave farewell. PLUS: Hootie and the Blowfish reunited for a Letterman performance.

Grey’s Anatomy‘s farewell to Derek Shepherd gave viewers what they needed, not wanted
What viewers needed was everybody moving on, says Lauren Piester. “At first,” she says, “we really hated it. We hated how we only got to see about ten seconds of Derek’s funeral, and we hated how Meredith disappeared for the first hour, and we hated the insane number of time jumps. We went from Derek’s death in April to Memorial Day to Halloween to Thanksgiving in like half an hour.” PLUS: This week’s episode was down 9% from last week.

Jon Stewart gives Samantha Bee an emotional Daily Show sendoff
“Tonight marks the end of an era; the final show of the longest-serving member of The Best F*cking News Team, Samantha Bee,” said Stewart, noting that Bee started on The Daily Show in 2003.

FX’s O.J. Simpson trial miniseries casts Judge Ito
Allegiance‘s Kenneth Choi will play the famous Judge Lance Ito on American Crime Story.

Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman to star web series All My Friends Are Getting Married
The comedy about a single woman forced to attend a string of bachelorette parties is from PopSugar and Lorne Michaels’ Above Average.

Dr. Phil fires staffer who leaked news of his intervention with Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend
To find the culprit, Dr. Phil released his entire staff, prompting one female staff member to confess.

Taraji P. Henson credits illegal streaming for bringing Empire to UK
The Fox hit debuted on British TV this week, and Henson told the BBC it wouldn’t have happened if not for the buzz created by illegal streaming.

Larry Wilmore eats some pie with rival Baltimore gang members
Watch the rival gang members talk about banding together on The Nightly Show.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sarah Silverman’s ex-boyfriend interviewed her current boyfriend
Watch Kimmel talk to Michael Sheen about the awkwardness of their interview.

Stephen Colbert adopts the bearded ship captain look
Colbert debuted his new “#betweenjobs” avatar last night on Twitter.

James Corden takes over a mattress store
Watch The Late Late Show host relieve a mattress salesman. PLUS: Corden does a Dirty Dancing duet with Idina Menzel.