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Vanderpump Rules Star Pulls Out Amid Writers Strike – The Hollywood Reporter



Vanderpump Guidelines star Lala Kent will now not attend the 2023 MTV Film & TV Awards in solidarity with putting writers.

“I am so honored to be nominated this year and thankful to all my fans who have been voting but I have decided to stay home in support of the many hard working writers who deserve to be compensated fairly,” Kent mentioned in a press release to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Although Vanderpump Rules falls under the unscripted sector of TV, that is not an excuse for me to remain silent and carry on as if there isn’t so much at stake for every writer and their families. We have to protect our creators and I hope you’ll stand with me and many others as we do so until we reach a resolution (hopefully very soon),” Kent added.

Kent marks the primary expertise to announce that they’re pulling out of the present. Along with Vanderpump Guidelines being nominated for 2 awards — finest docu-reality collection and finest actuality onscreen crew — Kent was additionally beforehand introduced as a presenter.

The truth star’s announcement follows Drew Barrymore dropping out as host of the ceremony amid the strike. Barrymore has, nonetheless, agreed to host the 2024 awards.

“I have listened to the writers, and in order to truly respect them, I will pivot from hosting the MTV Movie & TV Awards live in solidarity with the strike. Everything we celebrate and honor about movies and television is born out of their creation,” Barrymore mentioned in a press release. “And until a solution is reached, I am choosing to wait but I’ll be watching from home and hope you will join me.”

The MTV Film & TV Awards will nonetheless air Sunday stay from the Barker Hangar in Los Angeles with out a host and any Writers Guild of America scribes. MTV has additionally referred to as off the crimson carpet for the occasion. As of now, there isn’t any bodily picket of the awards ceremony deliberate.

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