Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: Revealed!

June 21st, 2005 · 2 Comments
by Booksquare

For those of you who still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and wishing on stars, what we are about to say will come as a grave disappointment. Those who saw Dad and his pina colada trying to assemble a bike should be safe. Ready? Okay.

You’re right, old news. Old, boring news. We mislead you. Oops. Reality shows aren’t spontaneous fun-fests. Oh sure, the stupid things that come out of peoples’ mouths are real. You can’t make this stuff up. But behind the scenes (as evidenced by the lenghty credits) are writers and whatnot. It’s the writers who concern us as the moment because they’re finally taking steps to ensure fair compensation.

This move has been brewing for some time, and just as it appears the public’s appetite for this stuff is waning, the Writers Guild of America is taking firm action. We applaud this move as even a slight increase in production costs might save the world from future bright ideas like showcasing Kathy Hilton or creating any more of those so-called Idols.

File Under: Square Pegs

2 responses so far ↓

  • Susan Gable // Jun 21, 2005 at 7:57 am

    I’m more shocked to discover that there are writers who get HEALTH BENEFITS!

    (knuckling eyes) Yep, that’s what it said. Dang. That’s more amazing than the Amazing Race. (g) (and hey, I LIKE Amazing Race. And you’re right, no one could write the stupid things some of the people say sometimes. Which is probably what keeps us tuning in. lol.)

    Go writers! Yeay, team!

  • Booksquare // Jun 23, 2005 at 5:29 pm

    Ah, Susan, I’m so sorry that you found out this way. Yes, it’s true. Health benefits. Also, convertibles if they’re very successful. It’s rough out here in Los Angeles.