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Leno Agrees To Pay Striking Staff

3rd December 2007

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...

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Leno Staffers Sacked

2nd December 2007

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...

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Jay Leno Faces Writers' Backlash

1st December 2007

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...

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Conan The Humanitarian

30th November 2007

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...

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Leno, Even In Reruns, Rules

27th November 2007

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....

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Late Night Hit Hard By Strike

16th November 2007

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...

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Clooney Donates To Actors Fund

16th November 2007

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...

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Tonight Show Staff Receive Lay-off Notices

13th November 2007

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...

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"Guest" Hosts For Late Night?

12th November 2007

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...

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Strike Likely To Benefit Abc's Nightline

7th November 2007

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,...

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Wga Strike Begins

5th November 2007

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...

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Final Talks To Halt Us Tv Strike

4th November 2007

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...

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Wga Strike Set For Monday

2nd November 2007

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...

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Talks Fail To End Hollywood Strike Row

1st November 2007

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...

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Hollywood Strike Starts

1st November 2007

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...

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O'brien To Host The Tonight Show

30th October 2007

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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G.e. Won't Sell Nbc, Zucker Insists

30th October 2007

NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker attempted to knock down persistent rumors that parent General Electric is likely to sell NBC after the Summer 2008 Olympics. Zucker said that it would make little sense for GE...

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Brangelina Top Halloween Outfit

29th October 2007

A survey has revealed that most Americans would like to dress up as Hollywood power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for Halloween.The questionnaire for US magazine reveals that the film stars, jointly known as...

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Stewart To Stay With The Daily Show

19th October 2007

Comedian JON STEWART has signed a contract to extend his run as host of hit TV programme THE DAILY SHOW - quashing rumours the political satirist would take over JAY LENO's THE TONIGHT SHOW. The...

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Jay Wants To Remain On Late-night Tv, Says Report

15th October 2007

Jay Leno is not likely to leave late-night television after his scheduled departure from NBC in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Monday), citing three people familiar with the situation. The newspaper observed that...

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Ramsay's Leno Rant

13th October 2007

Celebrity chef GORDON RAMSAY launched into a vicious rant against women drivers, the French, and U.S. cops on JAY LENO's talk show, leaving the Tonight host stunned. The Brit appeared on the show on Thursday...

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Oprah Dominates Tv Rich-list

28th September 2007

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...

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Nbc Unveils Yet Another Download Plan

20th September 2007

NBC's digital strategy became embroiled in new confusion and controversy Wednesday as the network announced that it will begin beta testing NBC Direct, employing an online player that will allow PC users to view for...

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Universal Creating Nbc Studio On Its Lot

17th August 2007

In what some Hollywood observers regard as part of a plan to meld GE's Universal and NBC businesses, Universal's historic Stage 1, which had been used most recently to house the permanent sets for ABC's...

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Fascinating Fact 3730

10th August 2007

KNOCKED UP director JUDD APATOW interviewed JAY LENO, JERRY SEINFELD, GARRY SHANDLING and HOWARD STERN during his teen years on his high school radio station....

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Efron Overjoyed By Signed Bonds Baseball

8th August 2007

Teenage actor ZAC EFRON was left shocked during a U.S. TV interview on Tuesday (07Aug07) night, when host JAY LENO presented the baseball fanatic with a ball signed by record-breaking player BARRY BONDS. Efron was...

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Fascinating Fact 3653

30th July 2007

U.S. comedian and chat show host JAY LENO's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is on the spot where he was once arrested for vagrancy....

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Dina Lohan Slams Jay Leno

26th July 2007

LINDSAY LOHAN's mother DINA has hit out at talk show host JAY LENO for mocking the starlet's drink driving arrest on his show. Lohan was due to appear on the Tonight Show just hours after...

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Lohan: 'I'm Innocent'

26th July 2007

Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has reportedly protested her innocence after being arrested on drink and drugs charges.The 21-year-old star was arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the early hours of Tuesday morning by police...

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How To Market A Movie Without Its Star?

25th July 2007

Lindsay Lohan's arrest early Tuesday on charges of driving under the influence and of cocaine possession has thrown a monkeywrench into the marketing apparatus for TriStar's I Know Who Killed Me, her latest movie, which...

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