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Letterman Comping Strikers Till '08

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

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WHERE'S MY CHECKBOOK? Letterman (Photo: Getty Images)

St. Dave: David Letterman will pay his Late Show staff out of his own pocket through the end of the year—on top of the $100,000 the strike costs him every night to not tape his show.

Unlikely, Giu: Top Giuliani aide Ken Kurson tells a Jewish audience that if Bill Clinton was "the first black president," then Roman Catholic Rudy would be the first Jew big cheese. Proof? Well, Kurson's palsies with Rudy, in the first place, and is himself a "proud Jewish gun owner." What don't you follow, people?

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Love in the time of incarceration: During her first concert since canceling summer shows for "health issues," Amy Winehouse threatens fans—"To them people booing, wait 'til my husband gets out of incarceration"—and walks off stage mid-finale.

A night at the theater: House Dems pass a $50 billion "symbolic" Iraq bill that would require the president to end combat by December 2008. Bush responds by doodling with his veto pen.

Fistfight Frogger!: Two men throw down in the middle of an Arizona interstate highway, nearly getting run over in the process.

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