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Letterman Shaved His Beard On Air

Talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN had his beard shaved off on air on Monday night (07Jan08). Letterman had cultivated the facial growth while supporting the writers' strike, but kept it as The Late Show with...

Ua Signs Separate Deal With Writers Guild

United Artists has become the first major movie studio to sign an agreement with the Writers Guild of America, essentially accepting the terms of the contract negotiated last week with David Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants....

Nbc And Wga Engage In Picket Fencing

NBC claimed Friday that any attempt by the Writers Guild of America to enforce strike rules barring Jay Leno from writing his monologue for the Tonight show would violate federal labor laws. It did not...

Will Globes Spin?

The fate of next week's Golden Globes Awards presentations remained up in the air over the weekend as the WGA rejected requests by Dick Clark Productions to negotiate an interim agreement on the same basis...

Letterman Loses Ratings Battle To Leno

U.S. TV presenter DAVID LETTERMAN's pay deal with his talk show's striking writers couldn't save him from a ratings beating at the hands of rival JAY LENO. Both shows returned to the air on Wednesday...

Heeeeere's Jay, David, Conan, & Craig

Jay Leno, appearing on his first live Tonight show since the writers' strike began two months ago, surprised viewers by delivering a funny monologue that, he admitted during the course of it, he had written...

Golden Globes Face Wga Boycott

The Golden Globe awards could be the latest victim of the Hollywood writers' strike, it has emerged.The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which organises the prestigious ceremony, had hoped to secure an interim agreement with...

By on 03 January 2008

Late Night Goes Live

The late-night talk shows are due to resume live competition tonight (Wednesday), with David Letterman expected to take over as the ratings leader. Letterman's company, Worldwide Pants, negotiated a separate deal with the Writers Guild...

Controversy Roars Over Wga-letterman Deal

Following a deal that appeared to raise more questions than it answered, David Letterman's production company and the Writers Guild of America said Friday that Letterman's Late Show will be able to return to the...

Letterman Writers Back To Work

David Letterman will be the first US chatshow host hit by the Hollywood writers' strike to go back on air with a full team of writers tonight.The Late Show has negotiated a deal with striking...

By on 29 December 2007

Letterman Gets Striking Writers Back

Beloved U.S. TV chat show host DAVID LETTERMAN has won a major break in the ongoing writer's strike - his entire staff has been given a waiver to return to work. Letterman was among the...

Letterman To Return -- "With Or Without Writers"

David Letterman is expected to announce today (Thursday) that he will return to the air on January 2 with or without his writers, the New York Post reported today. The newspaper suggested that Rob Burnett,...

No Writers' Deal For Letterman

Negotiators for David Letterman's Worldwide Pants Co. and the Writers Guild of America failed to reach an agreement on Friday on a deal that would allow writers to return to work on CBS's The Late...

More Comics Return

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, each of whom is a member of the Writers Guild of America, have agreed to return to the air on January 7th -- presumably winging their material without their staff...

Wga Sets Meeting With Letterman Reps

The Writers Guild of America is scheduled to meet with representatives of David Letterman's Worldwide Pants company on Friday in hopes of reaching an agreement that would enable Letterman to return to the air with...

Late-night Shows Return, But Will Stars?

Bookers for late-night talk shows have been struggling to find A-list personalities willing to cross picket lines to appear on the shows when they return on January 2, the New York Times reported today (Thursday)....

In The Blink Of An Eye?

Raising the question of who blinked first, the New York Times reported today (Monday) that David Letterman is working out a deal with the Writers Guild of America that would allow him to return to...

Letterman Looks To End Strike

Talkshow host David Letterman is looking to broker an interim agreement with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) that would allow his show to return to TV.The Late Show with David Letterman has been off...

By on 17 December 2007

Strike Hits Leno, Letterman Hardest

Although ratings for NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno are down 19 percent since the strike of the Writers Guild of America began last month, ratings for CBS's The Late Show With David Letterman...

Conan The Humanitarian

The 75 nonstriking staff members of Late Night With Conan O'Brien will continue to receive paychecks courtesy of O'Brien himself beginning next week, an NBC spokeswoman said Thursday. According to today's New York Times, the...

Leno, Even In Reruns, Rules

After at first seeming to benefit from the writers' strike as it rose to first place among the late-night shows, Late Show With David Letterman dropped to third place last week, according to Nielsen Research....

Late Night Hit Hard By Strike

The audience for NBC's The Tonight Show With Jay Leno has dropped 17 percent since the show began airing reruns following the strike, while the audience for CBS's Late Night With David Letterman has dropped...

"Guest" Hosts For Late Night?

NBC is considering substituting guest hosts for Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien on their respective late-night talk shows if the writers' strike becomes a lengthy affair, Daily Variety reported today (Monday), citing no sources. Leno...

Strike Likely To Benefit Abc's Nightline

ABC's Nightline, which had already been closing the gap between itself and NBC's Tonight show and CBS's Late Show With David Letterman, may overtake both those shows in the ratings during the current writers' strike,...

Final Talks To Halt Us Tv Strike

Unions representing Hollywood studios and writers are engaged in last-ditch talks to avoid a strike that would halt the shooting of television shows.The Writers Guild of America (WGA) threatened to strike on Monday if its...

By on 04 November 2007

Letterman Fails To Quiz Lopez On Pregnancy Status

JENNIFER LOPEZ's pregnancy status remains the worst-kept secret in showbiz, after talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN missed the chance to quiz the superstar on his programme on Tuesday (09Oct07). Rumours of the singer's status were...

Paris Refuses To Answer Jail Questions

Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton was grilled during an appearance on the David Letterman show in the US about the time she spent in jail for driving with a suspended licence.The actress faced a barrage of...

By on 01 October 2007

Hilton Upset By Letterman's Jail Questions

Socialite PARIS HILTON was visibly upset during an appearance on DAVID LETTERMAN's U.S. TV show on Friday (28Sep07) night, when the host refused to stop asking her questions about her recent jail stint. Hilton, who...

Oprah Remains Tv's Top Earner

Television networks may spend the lion's share of their budgets on primetime television shows, but if you're a TV personality, the big bucks are not in primetime, judging from Forbes magazine's latest list of television's...

Oprah Dominates Tv Rich-list

US daytime institution Oprah Winfrey has been named the world's top-earning television celebrity.The Forbes TV 20 gives the chat show host a fortune of $260 million (£128 million) between June 2006 and June 2007.In second...

By on 28 September 2007

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