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Leno And Kimmel Turn To Each Other

U.S. talk show hosts JAY LENO and JIMMY KIMMEL are struggling so much to find guests prepared to cross the Writer's Guild of America picket line - they've agreed to appear on each other's shows....

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...

Leno Breaking Strike Rules?

On the same day that Writers Guild of America West President Patric Verrone told the New York Times that he had "made it absolutely clear" to Jay Leno that writing for The Tonight Show constitutes...

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...

Leno Accused Of Violating Rules Of Writers Strike

U.S. talk show legend JAY LENO has come under fire from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for ignoring the union's strike and penning scripts for NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW. Leno - who returned to...

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...

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...

Jay & Conan To Return To Work -- Sans Writers

To the howls of striking writers, NBC announced Monday that the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien will return to the air on January 2. Leno and O'Brien will probably...

Leno + O'brien To Start Shows Again In January

JAY LENO and CONAN O BRIEN will restart their U.S. TV chat shows on 2 January (08), regardless of whether the ongoing Hollywood writers' strike has finished or not. Both Leno and O'Brien have been...

Strike Negotiations Collapse

Hopes for an end to the Hollywood writers' strike seem to have been premature, after talks between the writers' union and producers broke down. Members of the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) have been on...

By on 08 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...

Writers Hope For Strike Solution

The Hollywood writers' strike could be nearing a close after union representatives and studio heads met for productive discussions.Members of the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) have been on strike since November 5th after a...

By on 06 December 2007

Leno To Pay Staff During Strike

Jay Leno, who normally cultivates his nice-guy image assiduously in the media, found himself the brunt of angry public criticism from his own staffers over the weekend after most of them were officially laid off...

Leno Agrees To Pay Striking Staff

LATEST: U.S. chat show host JAY LENO has agreed to pay laid-off members of his TONIGHT SHOW staff - after he was heavily criticised for not offering to pick up their pay cheques amid the...

Leno Staffers Sacked

The Hollywood writers' strike has cost non-writing staff on the Tonight with Jay Leno show their jobs.Around 80 workers were laid off yesterday because of halt in production by broadcast network NBC.A statement said the...

By on 02 December 2007

Jay Leno Faces Writers' Backlash

U.S. chatshow host JAY LENO faces a backlash from laid-off members of his TONIGHT SHOW staff - after failing to pay them a regular salary amid the ongoing writers' strikes. Unlike colleagues David Letterman and...

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...

Clooney Donates To Actors Fund

George Clooney has donated $25,000 (£12,270) to the Actors Fund, with his donation earmarked to help workers who have been hit hard by the writers' strike.The Ocean's Thirteen star - known for his humanitarian work...

By on 16 November 2007

Tonight Show Staff Receive Lay-off Notices

NBC has notified the staffs of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Night With Conan O'Brien that they will be laid off at the end of this week, Broadcasting and Cable reported on...

"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,...

Wga Strike Begins

Hollywood production is to grind to a halt after negotiators for the screenwriters' union asked its 12,000 members to down tools and set up picket lines.The Writers' Guild America (WGA) is to hold demonstrations in...

By on 05 November 2007

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

Wga Strike Set For Monday

Hollywood is to be hit by an historic strike after negotiators for the screenwriters' union recommended industrial action.Union leaders are to meet in New York and Los Angeles after negotiations between the Writers' Guild of...

By on 02 November 2007

Talks Fail To End Hollywood Strike Row

Hit TV shows THE TONIGHT SHOW with JAY LENO and THE DAILY SHOW with JON STEWART will be among the 'worst hit' by the imminent Hollywood screenwriter strikes. The popular U.S. talk shows are...

Hollywood Strike Starts

Hollywood movie and TV production could be crippled after screenwriters and producers failed to resolve a long-standing contract dispute.The Writers' Guild of America (WGA) voted unanimously to strike two weeks ago, with their contact with...

By on 01 November 2007

O'brien To Host The Tonight Show

U.S. chatshow host CONAN O BRIEN will take over the reigns of THE TONIGHT SHOW, sparking rumours current host JAY LENO is preparing for retirement. Leno will be broadcast his last The Tonight Show in...

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