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'Tonight Show' lays off 20 staffers and Leno takes a pay cut

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno laid off 20 employees, following its first full week of post-Olympic shows. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Comcast (the company that owns NBC) has been evaluating the network’s assets. According to a source familiar with the situation, Leno, who reportedly makes $30 million annually,  took a pay cut as well. It is still unclear which of the 150-200 staffers were cut or the specific reason.

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Originally posted August 18 2012 — 1:01 PM EDT

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