[Entertainment] Talks broke off last night between the Writers Guild of America and movie and television producers, meaning that the writers' contract has officially expired. A strike may be called as soon as Friday -- which doesn't mean much in the short term for film production, but could immediately shut down production of daily-deadline programming like late-night talk and comedy shows. The main sticking point in negotiations -- as it will likely be when the Directors' Guild contract also comes up soon -- is profit-sharing from DVDs, digital downloads and other newer media sources.
If the writers want to show that they're actually important, I hope at the very least that their picket signs are creative. (Scott Renshaw)