Could it be true? Writers and producers are nearing an agreement to end the Writers Guild of America strike? The two sides are meeting as we speak, and they hope to finalize a deal as soon as possible.
Now, if they don’t reach a deal this week, that means the strike could last through the end of the year, which would be even more devastating. The WGA members walked out more than a hundred days ago. Actors, of course, have joined the picket lines. We joined in July, leaving Hollywood production of TV shows and movies at a standstill. And trust me, they are really at a standstill. Even the big ones, including Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” Disney and Marvel’s “Blade,” and Paramount’s “Evil.”
This is the closest the two sides have come to a resolution for higher compensation. The WGA has been pushing for new rules that require studios to staff TV shows with a certain number of writers for a certain period. As of now, writers can often be expected to provide revisions or come up with totally new material without being paid.
So let’s hope they come to a deal. And you know what? Up next, AFTRA and SAG, we have got to end this and get Hollywood back on track because it’s all for you, the audience. You need to be entertained, and that’s what we are here to do.
Tristan Thompson Granted Temporary Guardianship of Younger Brother; Khloe Kardashian Lends Support
Tristan Thompson has become the temporary guardian of his younger brother, Amari. The Superior Court of California has granted Thompson temporary guardianship of his 17-year-old brother. That is because their mother passed away suddenly in January. All powers of a parent having legal custody of a child would go to Tristan at this time.
The younger Thompson brother has epilepsy in addition to other medical conditions that require around-the-clock support, which is why Tristan really went after guardianship of his brother. He does have three younger brothers, but Thompson claims their father, Trevor Thompson, has been absent from his younger brother’s life since 2014.
And you know what? This has drawn him and Khloe Kardashian closer together because guess who stepped in when he needed it? Yep, Khloe did.