It's day 10 of the Hollywood writers' strike, and people — from Family Guy's creator to blogging writers from Late Show with David Letterman's staff — are starting to get punchy. Here are some of the recent developments:
- Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is not pleased that Fox is planning to complete written episodes of the show without his input, calling it "a colossal d*ck move" by the network. He admits, though, that Fox is within its legal rights to do so.
- There's a report that Letterman will pay his staff out of his own pocket through the end of the year.
- Ellen DeGeneres, who's been under fire for crossing picket lines, has canceled plans to tape her show in New York next week.
- What we'll be watching if the strike continues: a whole lot of game shows and a Supernanny spinoff called Supermanny.
- There's a small (so far) movement to send unsharpened pencils to the networks.
- This new blog tracks strike-related job losses.
- The studio executives have said they don't know how much money there is to be made online, but this video currently making the rounds would, um, strongly suggest otherwise.
Many TV and movie actors — including Ben Stiller, Lily Tomlin, Zach Braff, Lisa Kudrow, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus — visited the picket lines on Tuesday for a "Picketing with the Stars" event. To watch some clips and interviews, just
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