I’ve just confirmed that Leno and Conan will be in strike-forced repeats starting tonight. Also Jimmy Kimmel. Also Dave and that foreign dude who follows him (aka Craig Ferguson). This is going to have a devastating effect on promotion for the all-important holiday movie season starting now. And if this strike lasts awhile, Oscar campaigns as well. Meanwhile, you know that report I cited earlier that Jon Stewart is paying his writers’ salaries during the first two weeks of the strike out of his own pocket, for both The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, according to Portfolio.com. Well, his rep has denied it. That’s right, denied it.
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