35639115-14193151.jpgWhat’s The Hottest Thing In Hollywood? A octogenarian. Tina Daunt focuses her column today on Norman Lear, 81, who is inspiring the under-30 set to vote in record numbers. Daunt mentions a party he threw at the Beverly Hills Post Office last year. We feel pretty cool because we were there. They gave out Good magazine in the gift bags. U.S.A!

35664110.jpgLeno Beat Letterman With One Hand Tied Behind His Back: Even without his writers, Jay Leno managed to best David Letterman and his full writing posse. Which just goes to prove that America really doesn’t know from funny.

lastbitoph.jpgStrike Aftermath To Affect Upfronts: Expect more of a bleary-eyed hey-we’re-still-here-isn’t-that-cool series of press conferences, rather than a big dog and pony show.