Writers' strike threatens Grammy awards show

January 21, 2008 4:44:05 AM PST
Imagine finally getting to one of the biggest points of your career -- but not being able to fully enjoy it.

That's the problem facing a lot of singers as the Hollywood writers' strike threatens to mess with this year's Grammys.

Jill Scott is one of those who feels caught in the middle. She's a nominee. And she says she feels "torn" because in addition to being a singer, she's a writer, too. That means she may have to choose between crossing a picket line or staying away from the Grammys.

About that she says: "That's not an easy decision...I would feel like I'm choosing between my parents." The Writers Guild of America struck movie and TV producers two months ago. To avoid having the Grammys picketed, the Recording Academy has to ask for a waiver to allow writers to work the February 10th show.

But the writers' union says it's unlikely such an exception will be granted.

Already, Beyonce and the Foo Fighters have said they plan to be at the Grammys, strike or no strike.

Meanwhile, the show may lose some artists who are also actors, like Alicia Keys and Justin Timberlake.


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