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Bernie Mac Dies Aged 50

9th August 2008

actor and comedian Bernie Mac has died at the age of 50.The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor was admitted to hospital last week and died early this morning due to complications arising from pneumonia,...

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Abc's Nightline Shows Growing Strength

25th July 2008

Suggesting that ABC may want to think twice before paying Jay Leno gazillions to take over its 11:30 p.m. time period when he leaves the Tonight show next year, its relatively low-budget Nightline managed to...

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Late Night Update: Fallon To Replace O'brien

14th May 2008

Officially introduced Monday as the successor to Conan O'Brien on NBC's Late Night when O'Brien moves over to the Tonight show next year, Jimmy Fallon joked that his elementary school principal, Mr. Nostradamus, had listed...

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Hilton Makes Second Return To Letterman

9th May 2008

PARIS HILTON jumped at the chance to make a fresh start with U.S. talk-show host DAVID LETTERMAN - because she has so many products to sell. The socialite was humiliated when the late-night TV presenter...

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Nightline Beats Leno, Letterman With Obama Interview

20th March 2008

Making his first appearance on television since his much-lauded speech on race relations, Sen. Barack Obama helped push ratings for ABC's Nightline over those for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late Show...

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Carrey Goes Naked On Letterman

11th March 2008

JIM CARREY shocked fans on DAVID LETTERMAN's late night talk show on Monday (10Mar08), when he showed up in a bathrobe and then stripped naked. The comedian performed a skit pretending he'd forgotten about the...

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Leno: Let The Wooing Begin

27th February 2008

Executives of Sony Pictures Television have let it be known that they are prepared to make a lucrative offer to Jay Leno in November, when he is permitted to enter negotiations regarding his future plans,...

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Late-night Comedy Shows Unaffected By Strike

14th February 2008

An Associated Press review of the ratings of the late-night comedy shows during the period of the writers strike has revealed that the strike had little effect. In fact Stephen Colbert's audience actually rose 6...

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Late Night Hosts In Marx Bros. Feud

6th February 2008

Reminiscent of the feuds between Jack Benny and Fred Allen during the "golden age of radio" when a silly disagreement between the two comics would begin on Benny's show and then carry on to Allen's,...

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Super Bowl Nabs Giant Ratings -- But No Record

4th February 2008

The New York Giants' stunning upset defeat of the New England Patriots averaged a 46.4 rating and a 67 share in the Nielsen overnights between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Sunday. The Fox telecast recorded...

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Letterman Apologises To Hilton

2nd February 2008

U.S. chat show host DAVID LETTERMAN publicly apologised to PARIS HILTON on Friday night (01Feb08) for hurting her feelings during an infamous 2007 interview. The late-night TV presenter upset the socialite when he grilled her...

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Wga Signs Interim Deals

25th January 2008

The striking Writers' Guild of America (WGA) has reached a deal with two more film studios as hopes grow of a close to the lengthy industrial action.Independent film producer Lionsgate and Marvel studio have signed...

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'Unemployed' Willis Joins Letterman's Band

18th January 2008

BRUCE WILLIS has found an unlikely employer in lieu of the ongoing writers strike - talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN. The "happily unemployed" Die Hard actor made a surprise appearance on Thursday night (17Jan08) when...

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Grammys Seek Wga Pact

16th January 2008

This year's Grammy awards could still go ahead after organisers asked the striking Hollywood writers to allow the show to proceed.Last weekend's Golden Globe awards ceremony was cancelled in favour of a press conference after...

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No Writers? No Problem For Leno

14th January 2008

Not only hasn't the strike of the Writers Guild of America affected Jay Leno's ratings, but a study by the ad agency Magna Global indicates that they have actually risen 11 percent from what they...

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How Will They Produce The Oscars?

10th January 2008

Speculation continued to mount in Hollywood Wednesday about how the Oscars might be produced if the writers' strike is not settled by February 4. "We are going to do it," producer Gil Cates told the...

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Letterman Shaved His Beard On Air

8th January 2008

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...

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Ua Signs Separate Deal With Writers Guild

8th January 2008

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....

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Will Globes Spin?

8th January 2008

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...

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Nbc And Wga Engage In Picket Fencing

8th January 2008

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...

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Letterman Loses Ratings Battle To Leno

4th January 2008

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...

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Heeeeere's Jay, David, Conan, & Craig

3rd January 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 4600

3rd January 2008

DAVID LETTERMAN returned to U.S. TV on Wednesday night (02Jan08) for the first time in two months, after his production company agreed a deal with striking writers. Letterman, sporting a bushy beard, entered the stage...

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Golden Globes Face Wga Boycott

3rd January 2008

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...

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Late Night Goes Live

2nd January 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 4596

2nd January 2008

Funnyman ROBIN WILLIAMS will be the first guest on DAVID LETTERMAN's LATE SHOW upon its return on Wednesday (02Jan08) - the first show since the writers' strike began in November (07).

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Controversy Roars Over Wga-letterman Deal

31st December 2007

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...

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Letterman Writers Back To Work

29th December 2007

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...

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Letterman Gets Striking Writers Back

29th December 2007

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...

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