2008 Grammy Awards Writer’s Strike Fears; Grammys Fear WGA Strike
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With the Writer’s Guild of America Strike bringing the entertainment industry awards season to it’s news, producers of the 2008 Grammy Awards fear the strike could affect music’s biggest night. Rumors are rampant of WGA plans to convince musicians, who also moonlight as actors, not to attend the February ceremony in an effort to ensure that it sucks.
According to the New York Daily News:
Plans are already afoot to appeal to Grammy nominees who are also actors, or who have acting ambitions. Those include Justin Timberlake, BeyoncÃ©, Queen Latifah, 50 Cent, Jon Bon Jovi, Bjork, Prince, Alicia Keys, Fantasia, Nelly Furtado, Tim McGraw, Kelly Clarkson, The White Stripes, Fergie and Usher.
“The writers are especially interested in artists who might perform on the show,” says a source. “If they pull out, the show comes apart.”
“As of now, the Guild has not taken a position on the Grammys,” a WGA spokeswoman told the newspaper.