Here’s what happened on Day One of the writers’ strike: more than 3,000 men and women walked the picket line in Los Angeles; talk shows like The Tonight Show, Ellen, and The Daily Show shut down; a guild member was struck by an expletive-hurling driver while walking the picket line in Hollywood.
Here’s what didn’t happen on Monday: a deal between the producers and the writers. What’s more, no further talks were scheduled. But there were some (small) victories on Monday. The guild was able to lure celebs like Jay Leno, Marg Helgenberger, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler to the picket lines, and fellow picketers in Hollywood were able to take the keys away from that angry driver who ran over the scribe’s foot and leg until cops got to the scene. A WGA spokesman confirmed the incident. Only in L.A….