In another example of Drew Barrymore protesting the resumption of her daytime talk show, The National Book Foundation has announced that it will drop Barrymore as host of its upcoming awards ceremony. Barrymore was there announced earlier in July as host of the ceremony on November 15 in New York.
A Post on X On Tuesday, the foundation wrote: “The National Book Award is an evening dedicated to celebrating the power of literature and the unparalleled contribution of writers to our culture. In light of the announcement that The True Barrymore Show will resume production, the National Book Foundation has rescinded Ms. Barrymore’s invitation to host the 74th National Book Awards. It is our commitment to ensure that the focus of the Awards remains on celebrating writers and books, and we are grateful to Ms Barrymore and her team for their understanding in this situation.
A representative for Barrymore could not immediately be reached for comment.
The move is as follows The Drew Barrymore Show There was a picket outside CBS studios on Monday as the daytime show resumed filming amid writer and cast strikes.
Barrymore announced her decision to resume filming the show on Sunday, saying the talk show would not use WGA writers and would otherwise comply with WGA and SAG-AFTRA rules.
“The Drew Barrymore Show Produced under the Network Television Code, this is a separate contract and not a strike,” said a SAG-AFTRA representative. “This is permissible work and Drew’s role as anchor does not violate current strike rules.”
And Chelsea White, for one The Drew Barrymore Show The writers were picketing outside the studio The Hollywood Reporter She was surprised and disappointed when the show resumed. “In general, I think it’s bigger than our three writers The Drew Barrymore Show. It’s a bummer to hear that the show is backing down because it sends the message that union writers are not valued. And it goes directly against the WGA, SAG-AFTRA, all the unions trying to stand up to the greedy studios.
On Monday, the protest made headlines after two audience members were kicked out of the taping for wearing WGA pins they received from picketers outside.
“Due to heightened security concerns today, we regret that two visitors were not allowed to attend or have access,” a spokesperson said. The Drew Barrymore Show wrote in a statement to THR. “Drew is completely unaware of this incident and we are reaching out to them to issue new tickets to the affected audience members.”