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Jimmy Kimmel Ad-Libs Awards Show Monologue

AP | Beth Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jimmy Kimmel worked without a net at the American Music Awards. The late-night comic ad-libbed most of his way through hosting Sunday's live three-hou...

Writers To Put Down Picket Signs For Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS Benefit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Elizabeth Taylor says striking TV and film writers will briefly put down their picket signs when an AIDS benefit performance is held next month on the...

Strike May Affect Oscars

Variety | Iain Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The Academy Awards ceremony is set for Feb. 24, but now that the writers' strike has become a reality, it may well take some of the luster off the gol...

Live From New York, A Show By Family, For Family

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 01.14.2013 | Media

Here's ETP's recap of Saturday night's Live SNL stage show at the UCB, from host Michael Cera's monologue to musical guest Yo La Tengo to Will Forte's golden-sheathed codpiece to what Norah Jones and Fred Armisen's naked butt have in common.

High-Profile Actors Star In New Pro-Writer Video

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

On Thanksgiving Day (November 22), a group of Writers Guild Of America members will begin posting Public Service Announcements featuring A-list Screen...

Letterman To Pay Staff Himself Through End Of Year

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I've just learned that David Letterman and his producers yesterday morning announced to his Late Show staff that they will be paid through the end of ...

Celebrities Fill Writers' Picket Line On Strike Day 9

LA Times | John Horn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A day ago, the WGA picket lines weren't crowded, the media attention almost nonexistent. On Tuesday, more than 2,000 strikers turned out at Universal ...

Report: Yesterday's Writer's Strike Talks "Productive," Today "They Really Start Advancing The Ball Forward"

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

I am thrilled to give you a report on how today's much-anticipated resumed contract talks went between the writers and the producers. And they went we...

TV Blogs Show Support For The Strike By "Going Dark"

TV Week | James Hibberd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Although the Writers Guild of America 's pre-strike media campaign was criticized as sluggish, the guild's headline-grabbing series of protests last w...

Miss Your Favorite Sitcoms? Blame Movie Stars

New York Times | Michael Cieply | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As Hollywood digs in for a second week of a strike, the screenwriters might want to send a few angry picketers over to Will Smith's place. Or Steven S...

"The Office," "30 Rock," "Bionice Woman" And More Actors Are Suspended

Hollywood Reporter via Reuters | y Nellie Andreeva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As the writers strike nears the end of its second week with no resolution in sight, the most dreaded phrase in Hollywood is making the rounds: force m...

Actors Voice Support For Writers In New Video

YouTube | WGAAmerica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Screen Actors including Lily Tomlin, Minnie Driver, Zach Braff, Kathy Griffin, Lisa Kudrow, Hill Harper, Nicollette Sheridan and more joined Writers o...

Strike Costing Leno And Letterman Each $100,000 Per Night

NY Post | Don Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The TV writers' strike is costing David Letterman and Jay Leno more than $100,000 a night each. Because the late-night stars have stayed off the job ...

Producers: Don't Blame Us For Strike

Los Angeles Times | Robert W. Welkos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With the Hollywood writers strike now in its second week, media coverage often describes the labor impasse as a dispute pitting writers against produc...

Writers Bring Their Kids To Picket

AP | Raquel Maria Dillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Picketing was hard work for hundreds of protesters who got cranky and needed naps Monday, so they put down their hand-scribbled signs and made their p...

Back To The Table: Writers Agree To Return To Talks November 26

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hollywood film and TV writers who've been on strike nearly two weeks will return to contract negotiations on Nov. 26, their union and producers said F...

Props To Nikki Finke

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Today, as we enter the fourth week of the writers' strike — and the first day of resumed negotiations between sides — the New York Times ...

Alec Baldwin Jokes About A House Of Baldwin Show: "I Would Be The Neat One"

NY Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

We asked him what might happen if his telegenic family had to resort to a House of Baldwins-style reality show when the writers strike ended all scrip...

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Writers' Strike Leaves Hollywood's Least Powerful Out In The Cold

HuffingtonPost.com | Max Follmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Amidst whispers that Hollywood's power agents may be brokering a back channel détente to bring media moguls and striking showbiz writers back to the ...

Writers Plan "Bring A Kid" And "Bring A Star" Days On Picket Line

Deadline Hollywood Daily | Nikki Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

I'm told the WGA is planning a Bring-A-Star-To-Picket-With-You event this Tuesday that's supposed to be centered at Universal Studios at noon. There's...

Live From New York, One Last Time For Who Knows How Long

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The writer's strike continues, and, after two weeks, the effects are being felt amongst network staffers. Today's Page Six reports that NBC has laid o...

"30 Rock" And "SNL" To Do Live Stage Shows

Hollywood Reporter | Paul J. Gough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Two New York-based shows, "30 Rock" and "Saturday Night Live," will get one-time-only performances this weekend in Manhattan. The casts of both shows...

Embattled Ellen Without Writers: Not As Funny And A Bit Recycled

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Writers angry that Ellen DeGeneres crossed the picket line can find solace in the knowledge that she is struggling to fill time without them. Ellen co...

Strikers Take To Wall Street

Los Angeles Times | Thomas Mulligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Striking TV and movie writers chose Wall Street as a symbolic backdrop Tuesday for their demand for a bigger slice of the new-media pie. Their argume...

Multiple Strikes Paralyze New York's Entertainment Industry

Hollywood Reporter via Reuters | Steven Zeitchik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Labor disputes have wrought what just a few months ago was unthinkable in contemporary New York: slowing the city's hard-charging entertainment indust...