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Friday January 4, 2008 12:59 pm

Why Jay Leno’s Monologue Must Not Go On




Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Late Night, NBC, News,

Jay LenoHey, even celebrities have to follow the rules - a fact that is being pointed out to host by many major media outlets. Here’s the deal: there’s an active going on, but the must go on anyway. At least, that’s the stand taken by .

During a recent new episode of his late night show, Leno delivered a monologue and announced that he’s writing his own jokes. However, under rules those who are still on strike are not allowed to write for any studio’s project. NBC maintains they’re following the rules, while the Guild says Leno is a member and subject to all the strike rules therein - which means, no writing. The entire issue is now going before a union panel.

With all this itty bitty quibbling, it’s no wonder no one can seem to get any negotiations scheduled which might actually end this thing.

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