Watch: The Onion Reviews ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ | The Onion
NEW YORK—With the announcement of the 67th Annual Tony Award nominations Tuesday morning, new Broadway musical Loud, Desperate Need For Approval is leading the pack with an impressive 13 nominations while chief rivalLook At Me, Look At Me, Please, God, Look At Me follows close behind with 11 nods in many of the same categories. “This has been an incredible year for Broadway; so competitive, in fact, that even a great show like All-Consuming Narcissism might actually get shut out,” said Deadline.com entertainment reporter Mike Fleming Jr., who went on to say that competition for actors is equally fierce as heavyweights Bottomless Need For Validation Stemming From Childhood Neglect and Naked Self-Obsession face off for best leading actor in a play. “The adaptation of Shrill, Needy Histrionics got a surprising amount of love from Tony nominators for a play that closed in March to mixed reviews, but perhaps the biggest surprise is British import Shameless And Barely Disguised Cry For Attention’s snub. No one saw that coming.” According to sources, despite the buzz surrounding Flashy, Masturbatory Horseshit for best revival of a musical, sources confirm that it is almost certainly Pippin’s year.
While the publication currently serves 3.6 million print readers and boasts 7.5 million unique visitors a month to its website, there have been signs of financial strain. The company instituted a pay wall for its overseas readers in August of this year, and entered into a spat with the WGA over payment of its writers leading up to the second season of “ONN” on IFC.
Initial calls made to the company’s Chairman and CEO Steve Hannah in Chicago were not returned, however, a company spokesperson told HuffPost, “We’re still in the very early stages of this process, but we’re looking forward to eventually having everyone under one roof in Chicago.”
"The ONN writers stood together and won real improvements,” WGAE Executive Director Lowell Peterson said in the WGA newsletter announcing the deal. "We welcome them into the WGAE and we look forward to a productive relationship with the company.”
The new agreement negotiated between WGA-E and ONN management will reportedly “increase minimum weekly compensation and provide pension and health contributions, retroactive to the start of writing earlier this summer.
Great news for not only the ONN writers but web content producers everywhere.
This headline is not a joke. Writers for ‘Onion News Network’ are threatening to go on strike over compensation and benefit disputes. The Writer’s Guild Of America and The Onion are currently in negotiations, but as of now, no agreement has been reached.
Well, looks like I don’t have to watch anything else on the Internet today.