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David Letterman Called Conan O’Brien to Check On Him

If you're worried about Conan O'Brien, you probably shouldn't be, but that didn't stop David Letterman from ringing him over the holidays to take his temperature. "It was just a quick call," O'Brien told reporters during a set visit today. "We hadn't spoken in a long time. He said I haven't checked in on you and want to make sure we're good. I said, 'We've always been good.' I said he didn't owe me a call, but I appreciate it." In fact, O'Brien's self-confidence is just great, thanks to devoted audiences who still chant "Conan! Conan!" at his shows: "[It] has a Stalin-esque feel about it. It's fun to be Mussolini for five minutes." [Inside TV/EW]

Photo: Art Streiber/CBS