(RNN) – After 10 years as the host of CBS's The Late Late Show, comedian Craig Ferguson will step down in 2015, following David Letterman in the mass exodus of CBS late night talk show hosts.
Unlike the folks over at The Late Show, they have so far not named a successor for Ferguson.
In late night television's desire to keep things young and fresh, here is a short list of contenders who could help the Late Late Show compete with Seth Meyers:
Aisha Tyler – Already a co-host of CBS's The Talk and the reboot of Who's Line is it Anyway?, this comedienne could bring a sincerely funny and charming take to late night. Something people didn't appreciate with Ferguson.
Chelsea Handler – Handler has already had a late night show, E!'s Chelsea Lately and was a regular on Jay Leno, so her time on television past 12:30 ET may not be over yet – even though some don't think she will take the job.
Chris Hardwick – He's the hardest working nerd in show business. He hosts, he makes jokes, he's aged wonderfully since his Singled Out days - and much like The New York Postsuggests, with his @Midnight contract at Comedy Central set to expire after its 40-week run, Hardwick could be doing more than Talking Dead.
A little something from YouTube: The homies at Thug Notes brings new venture in ‘8-bit Philosophy'
Sparky Sweets, Ph. D and the brilliant folks at Thug Notes have a new way to educate high schoolers who don't have time to study or buy Cliff Notes.
Their latest venture is 8-Bit Philosophy, bringing education and old school video games together. Much like the video's tagline suggests, it is "where gaming makes you smart."
The first edition is "What is real? (Plato's Allegory of the Cave)" and the narrator is the guy who you want to follow you around and narrate your life.
Thank goodness for YouTube. Where was this when I didn't understand Plato?
Movies: Comedy ‘The Other Woman' tops ‘Captain America' in theaters
For the first time in nearly a month, Captain America has been dethroned.
The Cameron Diaz comedy The Other Woman debuted at No. 1 in the box office this weekend. The thriller Brick Mansions, starring Paul Walker also debuted in the top 5.
Here are last weekend's Top 5, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to previous week's ranking and weekend gross):
The Other Woman (NR) $24,763,752
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (1) $16,219,025
Heaven is for Real (2) $14,351,252
Rio 2 (3) $13,881,457
Brick Mansions (NR) $9,516,855
In theaters: May 2
The Amazing Spiderman 2 – In another popular sequel of a comic book-turned-blockbuster, Peter Parker begins a battle against a new company sending a parade of new supervillains his way. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti and B.J. Novak.
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