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Arnold Mediates: California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held a meeting with Writers Guild officials yesterday. Today, he’ll meet with studio heads to see if he can broker a compromise. If it doesn’t work, he plans to just kill everyone. [LAT]
Soap-Opera Writers Cross Lines: Last week we asked which writers would be the first scabs, and it turns out it’s the soap-opera writers. We’re shocked — we had no idea soap operas had writers. [Variety]
Bloggers Strike: A number of entertainment bloggers, including ones from Televisionary, Give Me My Remote, and Glowybox, will go on “strike” today in solidarity with the writers. Hmm. We’ll have to see what our bosses think about this. [TVWeek]
Late Show Writers Blog: Picketing writers for the Late Show With David Letterman have started a blog. Sadly, their Web designer is apparently on strike too. [LateShowWritersOnStrike]
CBS News Department to Strike? Later this week, writers for the CBS news department will vote on whether to authorize a strike. If they do, rather than let 60 Minutes go dark, Andy Rooney has volunteered to dance like Ellen every Sunday night on live TV for an hour. [HR]Strike-News Roundup: Can Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminate the Strike?