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Letterman Sick, Sandler to Host

3/20/2007 6:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sandler, LettermanDavid Letterman has come down with a stomach virus and won't host "The Late Show" tonight, so Adam Sandler will take his place, TMZ has learned.

Sources tell TMZ that Letterman came into the office today, but didn't feel up to hosting. It was the last scheduled taping for the week, so Dave thought it best to get the extra rest.

Sandler's guests will be his "Reign Over Me" co-star Don Cheadle, comedian Todd Barry, race car driver Danica Patrick and singer Lucinda Williams.

Dave, who has only been off the job twice -- for heart surgery and a case of the shingles -- is expected back on Monday.

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Jett    

Die Dave! Sandler Blows!

2707 days ago
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4 real    

heck yeah love adam sandler. he's da best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2774 days ago
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CIndy    

Dave was also off the night his son was born.....Paul Schaeffer hosted

2774 days ago
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Jon    

Adam has such a laid back style. He will be perfect as a backup host.

2774 days ago
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glynne1964    

It's "Reign Over Me", not "Reign of Fire"!!! DUH!!! "Reign of Fire" was a stupid dragon movie with Matt McConaughy!

Get well, Dave!

2774 days ago
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pam    

Dang! Sandler just wants to promote yet another stupid movie of his. (and his politics) Get well Letterman! Schaeffer should have hosted...........sigh

2774 days ago
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PerezSux    

How convenient. Just in time for Adam and Don to promote their GOD-AWFUL movie.

2774 days ago
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Meri    

Get well soon,Dave!!!

2774 days ago
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Jennifer    

Awwww, that's too bad!! Get well soon Dave, I love you....but I also like Adam Sandler so I will still be watching.

2774 days ago
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Randy    

Dave has been off plenty. His whole last week was re-runs. Why not show another tonight. I don't like Dave, but I'd rather see him than Sandler. Isn't his 15 minutes of fame over yet?

2774 days ago
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Ted A. Bohus    

Dave...take your time! Get well and come back soon. No rush...there is no real replacement for you!

2774 days ago
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debbie    

GET WELL DAVE!!! LOVE YOU AND YOUR SHOW!! BEEN FAN FOR OVER 10 YEARS. SEE YOU MONDAY!

2774 days ago
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craven    

adam sandler is the unfunniest person in history...

2774 days ago
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Sloomy    

7. Dave has been off plenty. His whole last week was re-runs. Why not show another tonight. I don't like Dave, but I'd rather see him than Sandler. Isn't his 15 minutes of fame over yet?

Posted at 7:36PM on Mar 20th 2007 by Randy
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Randy, you are an idiot. You don't like Dave? Stay off this post.

2774 days ago
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tba    

Thanks for giving us a break from goofy Letterman. The show is stale and hasn't progress since his first day at CBS. This is evident from Leno blowing him out of the water in ratings each week. The top ten list is worn out, paul shaffer is like a bad cyst
and his knowledge of his guest is embarrassing. However, I wish him well and speedy return.

2774 days ago
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