Drew Barrymore gets booted from award show hosting gig amidst strike backlash

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

The U.S. National Book Awards are no longer interested in having Drew Barrymore serve as their host, BBC News reports. The decision to uninvite Barrymore from Friday’s event, announced this week by the National Book Foundation, is one of the first concrete manifestations of the backlash Barrymore has received over the last few days, after announcing on Sunday that she’s going to resume filming on her talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show, without her striking writers.

In a statement, the NBF wrote that, “The National Book Awards is an evening dedicated to celebrating the power of literature, and the incomparable contributions of writers to our culture. In light of the announcement that The Drew Barrymore Show will resume production, the National Book Foundation has rescinded Ms Barrymore’s invitation to host the 74th National Book Awards Ceremony [in New York].”

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