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    Dell dude punished by actors union

    HOLLYWOOD, California (Reuters) -- Dude, you're a strikebreaker.

    Ben Curtis, best known as the 20ish "Steven" pitchman in more than a dozen Dell Computer ads, has received an undisclosed punishment from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) for booking non-union spots during the guild's six-month strike against advertisers two years ago, Variety reports.

    The first Dell spot with Curtis aired in November 2000. Several of the ads included his signature line "Dude, you're getting a Dell." SAG officers said that several of Curtis' initial spots for Dell were shot during the 2000 strike.

    A rep for Dell said Curtis was unavailable for comment, and SAG refused to respond to questions about the recent hearing by a New York SAG membership committee. Curtis was still listed last week with SAG's Actors to Locate service. He was originally asked to appear before a panel in Hollywood but the hearing was later transferred to New York.

    SAG said last year it had banned 75 thesps for periods ranging from six months to five years. The hearings reviewed evidence gathered on over 1,500 non-members for working during the strike. SAG's national board first instituted a policy that allowed for permanently barring strikebreakers from joining, then lessened that penalty to a maximum five-year exclusion.

    The most notable cases came in late 2000 when SAG announced trial boards had found Elizabeth Hurley and Tiger Woods guilty of performing in non-union spots during the strike, leading to $100,000 fines against each.

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    GIVE HIM THE CHAIR!!!!!! [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img]
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    What, are they forced to join the SAG union? I might be inclined to tell them to go to hell...

    Joke 'em if they can't take a fuck, that's what I say!

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    RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img]
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    Too bad for SAG. Let the guy make a living for pete's sake.
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    Originally posted by SactoFan:
    RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!! [img]graemlins/yell.gif[/img]
    damn record execs are in tv now...fuckers [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]

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