The Writers Guild of America is officially on strike after negotiations to combat low wages and other issues fell through with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents Hollywood’s major studios and streaming services who are basically wiping their asses with the money they make from the stories that came from writers. And in the war between the writers and big studios, the host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, has been called out by one of his staffers for teetering the picket line between WGA and AMPTP like a high-wire.
There were no Golden Globes on NBC this year. Awards were given out in a scaled down ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, but they weren’t aired. Every celebrity in the world, save Jamie Lee Curtis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, declined the invitation to go. And those two only showed up in separate pre-taped segments, neither of which had anything to do with True Lies! You see, everyone hates the Hollywood Foreign Press. Major PR firms told their clients to ignore HFPA until they actually follow through on their promises to improve diversity, inclusivity, and not accept bribes and gifts (see: Emily in Paris getting two nominations after giving voters a glamorous trip to France). A few months ago, we learned that the awards show lost their PR firm. All signs pointed to the death of the Golden Globes: 1944-2022. Pia Zadora had already prepared a beautiful eulogy. But now Deadline is reporting that the Globes may actually be resurrected on NBC next year. Sorry, Pia! Back to your cave you go.
*Days of Our Lives Narrator voice* Like sands through the hourglass, so are the shifting of television services. Legendary soap opera, Days of Our Lives, is changing paltforms after 57 years and that many Emmys (it’s won 58 times–Meryl Streep, who?). Days will no longer air on TV and will instead shift to NBC’s streaming service, Peacock. Damn, looks like it’s time for Millenials to show their parents and grandparents how to stream TV shows, or else the only people who still care about what goes on in Salem, Illinois will never find out!
Rumors of a reboot of the American version of The Office have been swirling since Christ was a cowboy (2017-ish). Back then NBC’s plan was to have a Steve Carrell-less revival ready for the 2018-2019 television season, just five years after the original ended in 2013. Obviously, that didn’t happen. But now that NBCUniversal’s launched their Peacock streamer and spent a cool $500 million buying The Office rights back from Netflix, the idea is back on the table. Yesterday NBCUniversal’s content chief Susan Rovner told Deadline that whenever The Office showrunner Greg Daniels wants to do one, “we’re standing by.” Then she whispered, “Please come back, baby,” and burst into tears.
Oh wow, more details about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s celebrity soulmate wedding. These two got hitched in Oklahoma over the Fourth of July weekend because ‘MURICA! And yesterday, People Magazine released a bunch of photos. Now Carson Daly, who officiated that shit like it was a very special episode of The Voice, has gone on NBC’s Today to share exclusive wedding deets. He reveals that Gwen read her own vows and Blake rudely one-upped her by performing a special song he wrote called, “Reach the Star” (owwww, my eyes rolled back too far!). And even though the wedding sounds like it was sponsored by NBC Universal, the couple’s former The Voice co-star Adam Levine was not in attendance. Hopefully, someone else stepped in to fill the role of “douchebag who hits on all the bridesmaids.”
Much to Max Ehrich’s chagrin, Demi Lovato didn’t spend last night weeping alone on her bed after learning that he was papped out and about with a new lady. Demi had better things to do, like perform her latest song, “Commander in Chief” at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. As you may have already figured from the title, Demi gets political and sings about an unnamed Commander in Chief, who sounds like kind of an asshole (hmmm, whoever could that be?). But NBC didn’t feel like letting Demi get as political as she wanted, and they quickly cut away from a giant on-screen message encouraging viewers to vote.