Happy Friday and welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon crib sheet from Puck.
Today, we lead with Matt Belloni’s candid, 360-degree view of the Hollywood writers’ strike. The WGA is winning on social, but the streamers have the upper hand. Time to call in Iger?
Then, below the fold: Tara Palmeri rolls tape on a leaked meeting of the secretive, billionaire-backed third-party group No Labels, featuring a cameo by Senator Joe Manchin. Lauren Sherman offers a definitive Met Gala post-mortem. And on The Powers That Be, Teddy Schleifer joins Peter Hamby to dig into the G.O.P.’s new generation of post-Adelson benefactor zillionaires, while Tina Ngueyn and Ben Landy detail some surprisingly good news for Kevin McCarthy’s reverie of a unified caucus.