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Conan O’Brien Receives Over $30 Million to Leave

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Days of haggling have resulted - finally! - with an agreement between Conan O’Brien’s lawyers and NBC.

Although different numbers have been thrown out by the media, it looks like The Tonight Show‘s current host will leave the network with approximately $32 million. That figure does not include a reported $7.5 million severance package to be divided amongst his 200+ staffers and a $4.5 million payout to executive producer Jeff Ross. (It’s unclear how much Andy Richter or Max Weinberg will be compensated.)

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Who Owns Conan’s Characters?


Breaking up is hard to do.

According to TMZ, NBC and have much more than final payment matters to settle before they part ways. The almost-former Tonight Show host is known not just for his red hair and Irish origin but for a handful of characters he created while under NBC’s employ. So, does Conan own the skits…or does the network?

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Google To Buy Twitter?

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Google, Internet, Rumors,

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Rumor has it that Google may be buying Twitter. Michael Arrington of TechCrunch reports that he has two unnamed sources who say that they are in the late stages of negotiations. Twitter already turned down an offer from Facebook, although that deal involved overvalued stock. Google plans on paying cash and/or public stock. We guess that this is a win-win for both. Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone have already sold Blogger to Google and considering that tweeting is more popular all the time, this will involve big profits down the line.

 

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No Agreement Yet Between Writers and Producers

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Reality, Syndication, News,

Hand writingDespite a federal mediator and plenty of bargaining sessions, the and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed to come to terms on a new three-year contract. Talks ended after several not-so-fruitful hours, three hundred and sixty minutes before the current contract expired. The writers and producers are stymied over one central issue: the pay writers receive when work is released on DVD. DVD sales are huge, and have been since the discovery that people will actually pay to own episodes of television shows they watched the first time they aired. Even syndication hasn’t hurt the DVD sales of old TV episodes, and the writers want their cut. Well, the producers don’t want to give it to them. That, in a nutshell, is what all this strike talk is about.

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