Vine Talk Stiffs Stanley Tucci, and Just About Everyone Else

Call your accountant; they could owe you some cash.

The PBS television show Vine Talk owes everyone money — from its landlord at Lincoln Center, to the program's directors and producers, to their guest stars who are promised a $1,000 "honorarium" fee, to host Stanley Tucci. Even Steve Buscemi, Tucci's production partner, is getting screwed, and that just seems wrong! A rep tells the New York Post, "Some payments have been a lot slower than we have planned, but all the people, crew and staff that worked on the show have been paid in full or a good percentage of what they were due. Everyone will be paid completely." Till then, consider the show corked. [Media Decoder/NYT, NYP, via Eater]