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Late-Night Hosts at a Loss for Words

Guild rules prevent headliners from writing monologues, sketches

(Newser) - The late-night talk shows will be back next week, but they’ll be virtually unrecognizable, the Wall Street Journal reports. Broad, vague Writers Guild rules prohibit the hosts, many of whom belong to the striking union, from providing their shows with “writing services.” That means no scripted monologues,... More »

Letterman Opens Wallet for Staff

Non-writers get help from boss as strike continues

(Newser) - David Letterman will open his own pocketbook to pay non-writer employees of two late-night shows his company produces, Deadline Hollywood Daily reports. With Letterman's own show and another hosted by Craig Ferguson idled by the writers' strike, Worldwide Pants confirmed today it will cover all or part of staff salaries... More »

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