Your tip
RadarOnlineRadarOnline
BREAKING NEWS

J-Stew Pours it Out for Striking Writers

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to FlipboardShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...
  • Jon Stewart is doing his part to ensure that his crack team of scribes doesn't go hungry as the Hollywood writers strike begins in earnest. Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici reports that the Daily Show host will pay his writing staff two weeks' worth of salary as they attempt to leverage more Internet residuals out of Hollywood studios. (Good luck with that, says the New York Times's David Carr.) Stewart, whose Busboy Productions is also responsible for The Colbert Report, is offering the same deal to writers on that show as well.

    UPDATE: There's now some confusion about whether Stewart or Busboy Productions is paying writers and/or the staffs of the Daily Show and Colbert while they strike. Perhaps without show deadline pressures, the writers got crafty and contrived a believable rumor to pressure their boss into paying them while they protest for a raise?

  • MORE ON:
    Celebrity
    Article continues below advertisement
    Advertisement

    DAILY. BREAKING. CELEBRITY NEWS. ALL FREE.

    More From Radar Online

      Opt-out of personalized ads

      © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.