Read This: Oh No They Didn't! Edition
Good afternoon, everyone. There's a he-said, she-said of corporate proportions going on as Macy's plans its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. At issue: The cast of Fox's new show "Glee" were offered a float . . . and then it was taken away.
"As you know, the GLEE kids were invited to ride a float in the MACY's parade and do 'Don't Stop Believin,'" said an internal Fox memo obtained by Lisa de Moraes. "We were already discussing wardrobe and choreography when we heard late last week that NBC was forcing the parade producers to withdraw the invitation because 'Glee' aired on a competing network."
Drama! But actually, de Moraes writes, this makes sense:
It's hard to imagine NBC being okay with coughing up millions of dollars for the exclusive broadcast rights to the parade performances and then standing by while Macy's puts a competing network's hit-in-search-of-an-audience in front of the parade's more than 20 million viewers.
Elsewhere in today's Style section: Monica Hesse reports from the First National Tween Girl Summit. Hank Stuever previews "Frontline's" "Obama's War." And Jackie Trescott showcases Robert Bergman's show at the National Gallery.
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| October 13, 2009; 12:55 PM ET
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