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