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Grammys Will Go On — Without Picketing

Have no fear: The Grammys are definitely here.

While the striking Writers Guild of America hasn't said its writers can work on the script for the Feb. 10 show, writers definitely won't be picketing the 50th anniversary event thanks to a WGA decision today. That means that musicians and presenters — including those who are also Screen Actors Guild Members, such as Justin Timberlake — won't have to choose between crossing a picket line and staying home.

It's a switch from what SAG and WGA leaders initially planned to do, and no reason was given for the change in position. With the picketing concern out of the way, a full lineup of performers is expected soon. Beyonce and the Foo Fighters have already signed on for the show.

Even though the WGA didn't explain the decision, I have to take this as a hopeful sign. Informal negotiations are getting under way this week between writers and producers, and maybe calling off the dogs on the Grammys will help the sides reach a resolution before the Oscars.


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