Monday, May 27, 2024

Instant Karma: Sherri Shepherd Stops Live Talk Show Because She Got COVID, Not Because of WGA Strike


This is Instant Karma.

Sherri Shepherd went ahead with her live talk even though there’s a writer’s strike. Now she’s been paid back by the universe.

Shepherd says she has tested positive for COVID and so her live show is cancelled for the rest of the week. If she’s smart, she’ll say it’s long COVID and wait until the strike is over.

Sherri’s show has been going on because she says she has no WGA writers, and just makes it up as she goes along. But the guild isn’t happy and it’s bad look for her.

Here’s hoping she gets well fast, and changes her mind about the show until the strike is over.

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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