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The Writers Guild of America wants to boycott Ozzy Osbourne's new show.

On Wednesday, the WGA warned all of its members not to work on Ozzy's upcoming comedy/variety show on Fox.

The reason?

The show's producer, FremantleMedia North America, has offered writers a "sub-standard contract."

They want the writers to be treated as if they're working on "half-scripted" shows, which would cut down on the show's writing fees.

According to the WGA, writing for The Osbournes: Loud and Dangerous, would usually be covered under the guild's basic agreement.

However, Fremantle, wants to treat parts of the show as "reality content" which isn't covered in the agreement. Fremantle had indicated that the writers would not be responsible for writing that part of the show, which the WGA has refused.

While some shows produced by Fremantle have been covered by the guild contract, many others - like American Idol - are not.

Last summer, the WGA even went on a bus tour, which they called the American Idol Truth Tour, and followed the show's audition all over the country to talk to the public about what they say are substandard working conditions for writers and staff.

David Shall, Fremantle's general counsel and executive vp of business operations, is accussing the WGA of running a campaign of "defamation and negative propaganda" against them.

Shall said they contacted the WGA in good faith to hire writers for their Osbourne show.

But the WGA has chosen to have its members boycott the show and any writers found working for them could face a fine.

Boycott it, we say!

This new Osbourne show is just like all the other variety shows of the past - like Carol Burnett. It should have the same contract for the writers!

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21 comments to “Boycott Ozzy”

  1. 1

    Never watched it anyway!

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  4. 4

    By all means, writers are underrecognized as it is, yet they are the necessary contibutors of any show.

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  6. 6

    boo fucking hoo, they still have a job and they make more than i do, get over it

  7. 7

    Shit, fuck, is that you Rufus Jr.? Mama FireFly is gonna kick your fuckin teeth out. Who's the red headed whore standing next to you with those fat fucking childbearin hips?

  8. 8

    Heavy rockers are not what they used to be. This show probably sucks ass!

  9. SoCar says – reply to this


    Never will I boycott Ozzy!

    Madonna yes, but not Ozzy!

  10. 10

    Bust the union like Reagan did. Screw'em.

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  12. 12

    who cares, perez

  13. 13

    Who cares, it's gonna tank anyway. Ozzy's legacy is destroyed more and more he does these POS shows.

  14. 14

    Pay your writers, ya cheapskate!
    I wrote some free material for your
    telepromptor, Ozzie, no charge.
    "Me nim ish Ozzie an' Ish look
    tuh av me a bito chee un ah crackah un
    ah pint o Guinessh chop chop um a fukin'
    stir fukin' reters screw um bass tids um a fukin'
    stir were bloodee hell er muh pants?"

  15. 15

    Who cares? A variety show in this day-and-age won't last. No sympathy for writers.

  16. 16

    Boo Hoo. They should be happy to have a job.

  17. 17

    I met Sharon backstage at Ozzfest Uk about 5 years ago. She was REALLY RUDE AND UNFRIENDLY to me. She is an ugly, nasty little freak, with NO talent, her chat show was total bullshit.

  18. 18

    I love ozzy i would never boycott anything he did on purpose.sorry!!

  19. 19

    Who the FUCK cares but you PEREZ…..shut your yap….we as the so called fans of "who the fuck ever" already know where the show is going and thats down hill as is….like we need YOU to start boycotting…you fuckwad…..Ozzy would kick your cock in and make you a real vagina you pignosed freak!

  20. 20

    The writers guild freaks seem like little bitches all the time.

  21. 21

    eww to much plastic surgery sharon!!