Tuesday, January 15, 2008

NAACP Image Awards: The Show Will Go On

This just in....okay not really, but this is warm off the presses from earlier today. It's official, the 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards will go on as scheduled. WHEW! I might actually get to cover an award show red carpet after all.

According to Entertainment Weekly.com, the traditional award show highlighting African-American achievements in television and film has been granted a waiver from the Writers Guild of America to hire writers to script the show. This also means no picketing will occur outside the show which will be taped at the Shrine Auditorium.

"The Guild examines each request like this individually and no decision is easy," said WGA West president Patric Verrone. "Our ultimate goal is to resolve this strike by achieving a good contract. Because of the historic role the NAACP has played in struggles like ours, we think this decision is appropriate to jointly achieve our goals."

The show airs live on Fox February 14th. Visit www.naacpimageawards.net for nominees.

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