For those of you who still think this isn't a serious matter, keep reading! Even the stars are feeling it in the pocketbook. And if those people are taking hits, then rest assured that John Q. Public will also be feeling the sting. This is gonna be a very bad time for a lot of people. So start focusing on more ways to boost your income, NOW!!! A few extra dollars per month WILL make a hell of a lot of difference. Hmmm... I wonder how movie actors' salaries will be affected, since fewer people will be going to the movies in the next few years. Just think, no more $20 million payouts for a while. --- Original Message --- Report: Susan Lucci Takes Pay Cut http://www.usnews.com/blogs/the-inside-job/2008/11/27/report-susan-lucci-takes-pay-cut.html The financial crisis has hit Hollywood: Advertising Age is reporting that Susan Lucci, along with others in the cast of "All My Children", has agreed to take a pay cut, as soap operas contend with a pullback in advertising -- particularly local auto dealer advertising -- and smaller audiences. Susan Lucci has been on the TV show since 1970.