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Drew Barrymore withdraws from hosting MTV Movie & TV Awards due to writers’ strike

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Drew Barrymore disclosed Thursday that she has withdrawn from hosting duties for the upcoming MTV Movie & TV Awards in order to be “in solidarity” with the thousands of writers who went on strike this week.

The actress and host of “The Drew Barrymore Show” said in a statement provided to CBS News that she “will pivot from hosting” the awards show, which is scheduled to air live Sunday night.  

MTV is part of Paramount Global, which also owns CBS News.  

The more than 11,000 members that make up the Writers Guild of America went on strike Tuesday after failing to negotiate a new three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the trade group which represents major Hollywood studios…

2023-05-04 21:31:00

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