Monday, May 20, 2024

Strike Update: “Drew Barrymore Show” Audience Member Says He Was Kicked Out for Wearing a Writers Guild Strike Pin


So far the return of Drew Barrymore’s talk show is not going well.

Dominic Turiczek and his friends won tickets to today’s taping of the first episode of the new season. He didn’t know about the WGA strike but he does now. On his way in. Turiczek was handed a WGA strike pin. But when he got inside the taping, he was thrown out.

Today’s taping included Brooke Shields, a member of SAG AFTRA, which is on strike, and her producer, Ali Wentworth, wife of George Stephanopolous, promoting their documentary which is not part of any strike. No one seems to know about bad optics. This is a bad look, ladies, and not going to win friends or Emmy voters.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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