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Mean, Ugly Writers Hit Back at Ben Silverman

Prom Still On: Yesterday, NBC chairman Ben Silverman likened the WGA's denial of a waiver for the Golden Globes to "the nerdiest, ugliest, meanest kids in the high school … trying to cancel the prom." The writers have responded with this hilarious Photoshop job and plan to picket NBC in prom attire. So, to answer your question, yes, the writers' strike will last forever. [United Hollywood via Defamer]

Coldplay Not Quitting Label: Britrocking wieners Coldplay have refuted rumors that they will part ways with EMI after the release of their next album. Through a spokesperson, they called the reports "incorrect" and say that they will stay with the label for however many weeks it is still in business. [NME]

Warner Bros. Trims Staff: Due to the work stoppage caused by the ongoing writers' strike, Warner Bros. has announced that it will lay off an unspecified number of employees. But who will write the pink slips? [Variety]

Cloverfield Gets Even Scarier! Just when you thought Cloverfield couldn't possibly get any more terrifying, MovieWeb goes and posts an exclusive clip which reveals that part of film's action takes place … in the New York subway! [MovieWeb]

Strike Update: Has any progress been made toward the resolution of the writers' strike? No one will know until Nikki Finke gets her computer fixed! [Deadline Hollywood Daily]