As the strike by the Writers Guild lumbers toward the end of its first month, more people in the Hollywood community find themselves hitting the pavement, as NBC confirms that non-writing staff members of The Tonight Show With Jay Leno have been given the axe.

Jay Leno
, host of the late-night mainstay, which has been in reruns since Nov. 5, has not issued a comment yet on the situation. His fellow NBC night owl, Conan O’Brien, has been going deep into his own pocket to pay the salaries of approximately 75 non-striking members of his staff.

There was an attempt by the studios to reach an agreement late this week, but as things stand now, talks are adjourned through next Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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