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Hollywood’s Israel War & a Britney Villain

One unreported aspect of Spears’s memoir centers on Lou Taylor, the business manager whose cozy relationship with Britney’s dad came under the microscope during the whole conservatorship fight.
One unreported aspect of Spears’s memoir centers on Lou Taylor, the business manager whose cozy relationship with Britney’s dad came under the microscope during the whole conservatorship fight. Photo: Valerie Macon/Getty Images
Matthew Belloni
October 23, 2023

Just to refresh, here’s an incomplete list of the topics that the Writers Guild recently has chosen to issue statements about: George Floyd, violence against Asian Americans, Harvey Weinstein, an F.C.C. decision, and even Endeavor’s I.P.O

That’s why much of the town seems to be fuming at the WGA board over its refusal to say anything about the attack on Israel. WGA West president Meredith Stiehm finally responded this weekend. “Like the membership itself, the Board’s viewpoints are varied, and we found consensus out of reach,” she wrote to a group of showrunners, many of whom had signed the open letter “against terrorism in Israel.”