Leno to pay 'Tonight' staff

LOS ANGELES , Dec. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. talk-show host Jay Leno will pay approximately 80 laid-off "Tonight Show with Jay Leno" staffers for at least the next week, The Hollywood Reporter said.

WGAW unhappy Daly is returning to work

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The Writers Guild of America, West said it was disappointed late-night talk-show host Carson Daly planned to cross the picket line and return to work.

Writers' strike means late-night reruns

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Late-night talk and comedy shows are set to be the first casualties of the looming strike by U.S. movie and television writers.

Johnny Rotten sporting belly bulge

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Punk icon Johnny Rotten has gained a bit of weight since his Sex Pistols days -- evident when he showed off his flabby tummy recently on a U.S. TV show.

Favreau is host of WGA West Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Jon Favreau will emcee the Writers Guild of America West Awards at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, it was announced Sunday.

Sheen and Richards reconcile

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Actor Charlie Sheen has announced on U.S. TV that he and his wife, Denise Richards, have settled their differences.

More stars added to Emmy telecast

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- "The Closer's" Kyra Sedgewick, Patrick Dempsey of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Late Late Show" host Craig Ferguson were added Tuesday to the list of Emmy presenters.

Craig Ferguson gets 'Late Late' gig

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- CBS has decided to make Craig Ferguson the permanent host of "The Late Late Show," Daily Variety reported Tuesday.

'Late Late Show' short list

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The field of prospects to replace Craig Kilborn as host of CBS' "Late Late Show" is being narrowed down, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.

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