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· With plenty of time on their hands these days to evaluate their relationships, studios have start dropping (and/or not renewing) first-look deals with partners with whom they've fallen out of love. Not even America's Sweetheart Reese Witherspoon (and her Type A shingle) has been immune from this recent caprice, though New Line was more than happy to climb into bed with her after a recent dumping. [Variety]
· A belt-tightening ICM is suspending several agents, who still will receive strike pay and benefits until the end of the labor war, and temporarily cutting some salaries. The silver lining: they're not laying off any assistants. (Yet.) [THR]

· The WGA has announced the nominations for its awards, with Juno, Michael Clayton, The Savages, Knocked Up, and Lars and the Real Girl recognized in the original screenplay category. [Variety]
· How are some striking writers killing time in between picketing shifts and producing YouTube videos? By writing children's books. (Look for Goodnight Moonves at your local Borders soon!) [THR]
· Fox finished Wednesday night in a fourth-place tie with Univision in the 18-49 demographic behind two hours of Back to You and Til Death repeats, biding its time until it unleashes American Idol upon its rivals. [Variety]