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E! Internal Memo Expresses Disappointment In Fashion Police Writers Strike

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We told you on Wednesday about the strike by the writers of E!'s Fashion Police!

Well, in case you were wondering how the network is responding to the labor dispute, here is an internal memo from President Suzanne Kolb to all E! employees, in its entirety:

"I want to make sure you are aware of a work action taking place on 'Fashion Police.' We are disappointed that the WGA has called a strike and some of the 'Fashion Police' writers have chosen to vacate their positions. It's unfortunate given that we have taken every action to expedite an election for these writers to decide if they wish to have a bargaining representative, which is the NLRB process that E! and the Guild followed for two other shows now under WGA agreements. In fact, if the WGA had taken the same path as they did with 'The Soup' and 'Chelsea Lately,' we would be well into negotiations toward a deal at this time. We are hopeful the 'Fashion Police' writers will choose to follow the same process and if the writers vote for Guild representation, we are prepared to sit down immediately with WGA representatives in the hopes of reaching a fair agreement."

Apparently it's the position of Ms. Kolb that E! is waiting at the table, and the union is stalling talks now.

But E! wants to be clear that Joan Rivers supports the writers' right to organize! They released a statement saying:

"As a point of clarification, Joan Rivers has gone on record repeatedly that she supports the 'Fashion Police' writers and wants a fair agreement for them."

So if everyone wants a fair agreement, why isn't there one? Something tells us someone isn't as willing to talk as they say!

Until then, fashion will just have to police itself!

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10 comments to “E! Internal Memo Expresses Disappointment In Fashion Police Writers Strike”

  1. 1

    its hard to believe people get paid to write that shit.

  2. 2

    That monster is very SCARY LOOKING!

  3. 3

    who knew there were writers? i thought those morons came up with the stupid shit they say off the top of their head…

  4. 4

    Pay the writers well and get it over with. You can afford to be generous and spread it around a little; they make you as watchable as you are. And this makes you look ridiculous in your faux-Versailles apartment. (Though shaygirl1309 has a point much of the time, I have to say…) You work hard for your $, but the writers help make it all possible.

  5. Mr Pete says – reply to this


    I never understood how creative people would get suckered into oing a union, which demand dues, your money, and does little or nothing for you
    If you a good writer a TV show wants you on board, you make them look better, and if your good, you can demand a good salary, if you don't get it, go where you will be paid
    But why should you pay to have some fats ass slobs benefit from your talants

  6. 6

    if you're getting a pay check for writing that shit, you won the freaking lottery. you should probably just shut up while you're ahead.

  7. amanda says – reply to this


    Does anyone know that World famous drag superstar Jackie Beat is a writer for Fashion Police on E! ? She posted about the strike online…

  8. ladydi says – reply to this


    If this strike will shut Joan Rivers up I'm all for it!

  9. 9

    How could this show have a team of writers?

  10. 10

    The writing is horrible, it has nothing to do with fashion and it give talentless Melissa Rivers a paycheck.