No mainstream media outlets — People, CNN — even mentioned the WGA protest. And Barack Obama, though invited, did not attend the gala Atlanta event at Tyler Perry Studios. Here’s who did: Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Cicely Tyson, Louis Gossett Jr, Holly Robinson Peete, Tracey Edmonds, music mogul L.A. Reid, singer John Legend, baseball legends Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds. Mary J. Blige, Patti Labelle and Gladys Knight performed. Said Tyler: “I was embarrassed by the success.” He should be embarrassed by the shame.
(Photos courtesy Terence Long/WGAW)
Subscribe to Deadline Breaking News Alerts and keep your inbox happy.