This morning brings news that the Writers Guild has allowed an interim deal for the February 10 Grammy Awards ceremony — not only will the WGA not picket the event, they'll also allow scribes to work on the show.
Amid fears that the ongoing writers' strike might prevent next month's Grammy Awards from being anything but the glorious miracle that we're all accustomed to, SAG members Beyoncé and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl have announced they will break with their guild and defy picket lines.
Owing to the celebrities' refusal to cross picket lines to collect their statues at Sunday night's planned Golden Globes ceremony, NBC, Dick Clark, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have officially called off the event.
With most good film and TV stars unwilling to cross WGA picket lines to appear on writerless late-night shows, the Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live are finding it increasingly difficult to book decent guests
After a two-month absence thanks to the prolonged writers' strike, the network late shows return tonight, Letterman and Ferguson with their full writing staffs and Leno, Conan, and Kimmel with only their wits and/or Kevin Eubanks.
Last night in Los Angeles, the Writers Guild denied a waiver that would have allowed the Golden Globes to use writers for its live NBC telecast, and turned down a request from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to show clips from movies and previous awards shows during its Oscar broadcast in February.