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EXCLUSIVE! Fashion Police Writers OFFICIALLY On Strike!

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That's one way to stick it to the BOZZ!

Writers for E!'s clothing critique show Fashion Police are attempting to garner HUNDREDS of dollars worth of unpaid overtime that they claim is owed to them by the network AND Joan Rivers' production company…

Well, it seems the stylish scribes are NOT f*cking around and have decided to STRIKE!

One writer tells PerezHilton.com exclusively:

"Just wanted to let you know that we (the FP writers) just went on strike as of 11 pm (Tuesday)."

Oof!

You know we adore Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and all the peeps at Fashion Police, but we also hope that the writers get paid what they deserve — whatever that may be!

UPDATE

The writers strike is to pressure the show's producers into allowing Fashion Police to become a Writers Guild of America show.

The Writers Guild of America has sent out the following letter detailing their support for the strike:

Dear WGAW and WGAE members,

Writers on E! Network’s comedy-variety show, Fashion Police, walked off their jobs today to gain Writers Guild coverage and to protest the company’s unfair labor practices. Their strike is recognized and supported by the WGAW and the WGAE. As per Working Rule 8, Guild members are prohibited from writing for the show.

Although Fashion Police is one of E!’s highest-rated shows, its writers lack health and pension benefits, residuals, and industry-standard compensation. When the writers began to organize earlier this year they were met with threats and delaying tactics.

The writers notified the company they are finished writing until they are covered by a Guild agreement and compensated appropriately. There are two possible endings to this conflict. Either E! will agree to cover the writers under a Guild contract, or it will no longer benefit from the writing talents of the current staff of Guild members.

Please support the Fashion Police writers and spread the word to non-members who might be approached to write for the show. If the stand-up and comedy-variety writing communities support this strike, the show cannot go on, at least with its current format and quality. Strongly encourage non-members to respect the strike and support these writers, who are taking a stand against substandard wages and conditions. Any non-Guild writer who chooses to undercut this strike by taking a striker’s job could jeopardize future Writers Guild membership.

The Fashion Police writers are united, strong, and determined. We stand with them.

In solidarity,

Chris, Howard, Carl, David

Michael, Jeremy, Bob, Lowell

[Image via WENN.]

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9 comments to “EXCLUSIVE! Fashion Police Writers OFFICIALLY On Strike!”

  1. You are Kidding Me.... says – reply to this


    1

    You mean they get paid for that crap?

    "Ewwww. Look Melissa, it reminds me of a loaded diaper! "
    ZZzzzzzzzz.
    Who do I blow to get that job, I require just a can a day of soda a day. I was born between the wrong set of legs.

  2. NoOne says – reply to this


    2

    LOL do people actually watch this crap? Reading it at the end of US Weekly is enough. I'd NEVER listen to these people for fashion advice….especially Joan Rivers. She's younger than my grandma but looks twice as old.

  3. michael archangel says – reply to this


    3

    They have WRITERS on this show?

  4. lala says – reply to this


    4

    Its the on coming apocalypse! Millions of dazed and confused people roaming the streets in mismatched clothes! Robbing or burning designer lables with no clue whats good or bad! Kim Kardashian?! Will she know what to wear without their help?!? I just dont know what to do.

  5. MKhay says – reply to this


    5

    how does this show have writers?

  6. JosieJ says – reply to this


    6

    Who watches this?!?! How are any of those hags on that panel qualified to critique other people's fashion choices! I have seen some of the stuff Kelly and Giuliana have worn on red carpet when working for E! And Joan Rivers is hideous with her mean spirited self. Them having a show makes about as much sense as Perez having a fashion blog. Good riddance!



  7. 7

    Joan Rivers is a mean old b!tch. I used to watch this show and it become mean spirited. Oh and I can't stand Kellyphant

  8. Ryan Parker says – reply to this


    8

    I take the writers' side 100% side of the time in any situation. But let's be real…if these writers leave, who else is going to write jokes about celebrities? Oh, that's right, the Queen of Comedy herself, Joan Rivers. The show will go on, with or without the writers. That being said, I hope E! gets their shit together and gives these writers their fair wages and benefits.



  9. 9

    Two hideously ugly jews.