In one other instance of protest in opposition to Drew Barrymore’s determination to renew her daytime speak present, The Nationwide Ebook Basis has stated they’re dropping Barrymore as host of their upcoming awards ceremony. Barrymore was beforehand introduced in July because the host of the ceremony, which takes place in New York on Nov. 15.
In a post on X Tuesday, the Basis wrote: “The Nationwide Ebook Award is a night devoted to celebrating the ability of literature, and the incomparable contributions of writers to our tradition. In gentle of the announcement that The Drew Barrymore Present will resume manufacturing, the Nationwide Ebook Basis has rescinded Ms. Barrymore’s invitation to host the 74th Nationwide Ebook Awards Ceremony. Our dedication is to make sure that the main focus of the awards stays on celebrating writers and books, and we’re grateful to Ms. Barrymore and her group for his or her understanding on this state of affairs.”
A rep for Barrymore couldn’t instantly be reached for remark.
The transfer follows The Drew Barrymore Present being picketed exterior CBS Studios on Monday because the daytime present resumed filming amid the writers and actors strikes.
Barrymore introduced her determination Sunday to renew filming the present, saying that the speak present wouldn’t use WGA writers and would in any other case be complying with WGA and SAG-AFTRA guidelines.
“The Drew Barrymore Present is produced beneath the Community Tv Code which is a separate contract and isn’t struck,” a SAG-AFTRA rep acknowledged. “It’s permissible work and Drew’s position as host doesn’t violate the present strike guidelines.”
But Chelsea White, one of many Drew Barrymore Present writers, was picketing exterior the studio and informed The Hollywood Reporter that she was stunned and disillusioned that the present had resumed. “I feel basically, that is clearly greater than us three writers on The Drew Barrymore Present. It’s a bummer to listen to that the present goes again as a result of it sends a message that union writers usually are not useful. And it goes straight in opposition to what the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, all of the unions try to band collectively to face up in opposition to the grasping studios.”
On Monday, the protest made headlines after two viewers members had been kicked out of the taping as a result of they had been carrying WGA pins that that they had obtained from picketers exterior.
“Because of heightened safety issues immediately, we remorse that two viewers members weren’t permitted to attend or weren’t allowed entry,” a spokesperson for The Drew Barrymore Present wrote in an announcement to THR. “Drew was fully unaware of the incident and we’re within the means of reaching out to the affected viewers members to supply them new tickets.”