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WGA slots Grodin as host

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HOLLYWOOD — Charles Grodin has been tapped to host Saturday’s Writers Guild of America Awards at the Pierre Hotel in Gotham.

Grodin has penned four books, including autobiography “It Would Be So Nice if You Weren’t Here,” and won an Emmy as a writer of “The Paul Simon Special.”

Grodin is currently a commentator for CBS News Radio. His first play, “Price of Fame,” was produced by the Roundabout Theater in 1990; his play “The Prosecution of Brandon Hein” opens in New Haven, Conn., in May.

The WGA will hold a simultaneous ceremony Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium.

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