Hollywood calls it quits during crisis

LOS ANGELES: In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, much of

the entertainment business ground to a halt.



The Latin Grammy Awards, slated for Tuesday night at the Forum outside

Los Angeles, was one of the first cancellations announced. Many of the

award show's guests had already arrived for rehearsals, however, and

were stranded in LA until airports reopened.



"We've got 3,000 people from across the globe that we are trying to make

safe and happy," said Ron Roecker, communications director for The

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, which plans the event.

The 53rd Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards were also delayed, and a week of

pre-event parties canceled.



Talent management agencies such as ICM and Endeavor also closed, as did

unions such as the Screen Actors Guild and PR firms such as Rogers and

Cowan.



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