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In Reversal, Drew Barrymore Pauses Present’s Return Till Finish of Strike

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Drew Barrymore reversed her determination to carry again her daytime discuss present regardless of the Hollywood strikes after an onslaught of criticism, the actress and host introduced on Sunday in an Instagram post.

The return of manufacturing for “The Drew Barrymore Present” drew picketers from the putting writers’ and actors’ unions, as taping resumed final Monday, and on Friday, Barrymore defended the choice in an emotional Instagram video, saying, “That is greater than me.” The corporate that produces the present, CBS Media Ventures, echoed Barrymore’s decision, citing greater than 150 jobs that will be affected.

However late on Friday, Barrymore deleted the video, and on Sunday morning, she launched a brand new assertion altering course.

“I’ve listened to everybody, and I’m making the choice to pause the present’s premiere till the strike is over,” the assertion stated. “I’ve no phrases to specific my deepest apologies to anybody I’ve damage and, in fact, to our unimaginable group who works on the present and has made it what it’s at this time. We actually tried to search out our method ahead. And I really hope for a decision for the whole business very quickly.”