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Letterman a Better Boss Than Leno

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Letterman: Best Person Ever? Late Show host David Letterman will pay his staff through the end of this year out of his own pocket, even though the WGA strike means they’re not actually working. Meanwhile, Jay Leno’s staff is getting awfully sick of doughnuts. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

Gay Assistants to Be Exhausted: In picketing news, gay members of the WGA walked the line today in front of Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios, where Ugly Betty is taped, and assistants will carry signs near the Fox lot on Monday. [Deadline Hollywood Daily]

“Werewolf Bar Mitzvah”: Live! The casts of Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock will perform their shows live on Saturday and Monday nights at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater, probably to remind us that if the writers strike isn’t resolved soon, the only kind of comedy will be improv comedy. Yikes! [Playbill]

Writer Explains Strike: Daily Show writer Jason Rothman posted a video on YouTube today outlining the WGA’s beef with producers. It’s funnier than the two-week-old Daily Show reruns you’ve been watching, at least. [Boing Boing]

What’s Worse Than the Writers Strike? This video of Amy Winehouse’s concert in Birmingham, England, last night! [YouTube]

Letterman a Better Boss Than Leno