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Celebrity actors, talk-show hosts and candidates for president, are supporting the striking TV and film writers -- some issuing statements, others walking on the picket lines with them, a few bringing them pizza. Click on the photos to see what each celeb did.
Rolled up to a picket line on his motorcycle with doughnuts for striking writers at NBC. Even though his "Tonight" show was forced by the strike to go into reruns Monday, the talk-show made an appearance at the Burbank studio to show support for striking writers.
Marched with pickets at Warner Bros. in the shadow of a giant billboard advertising her CBS show, "The New Adventures of Old Christine.''
Wearing a cap, sunglasses and Screen Actors Guild T-shirt, as she joined strikers in Burbank, chanting, "Hey, hey, pencils down. Hollywood's a union town."
"How this is resolved will directly affect our union, too,'' she said, referring to the actors union contract that expires next year.
Sen. Barack Obama
Said he stands with the writers and urged producers to work with them to end the strike. The Democratic presidential candidate, who recently appeared on the NBC show "Saturday Night Live," made his views known in a statement release dby his campaign.
" The Guild's demand is a test of whether corporate media corporations are going to give writers a fair share of the wealth their work creates or continue concentrating profits in the hands of their executives," he said in the statement.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Called for a contract that recognizes the contributions writers make to the entertainment industry. The New York senator and Democratic presidential frontrunnner has some long-standing ties to the entertainment industry, nurtured during her husband's two terms in the White House.
Sen. John Edwards
Voiced his support in a statement: "The striking Writers Guild members are fighting an important battle to protect their creative rights. These writers deserve to be compensated fairly for their work, and I commend their courage in standing up to big media conglomerates. As someone who has walked picket lines with workers all across America and as a strong believer in collective bargaining, I hope that both sides are able to quickly reach a just settlement."
A producer, writer and actress in the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" joined strikers outside Rockefeller Center, the headquarters of NBC. The Emmy-winning writer and comedian is an alumnus of "Saturday Night Live," which had several stars, including Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler walking the picket line in New York.
Wasn't spotted on the picket lines, but Kelly Bush, publicist for the comedian, said she took the day off in support of the writers on her daytime talk show. Her show has some pre-taped episodes but may have to go into reruns after they air.
The Emmy winning actor, producer and writer was among thos eon the picket line at New York 's Rockefeller Plaza on Nov. 5, 2007.
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" cast member Patrick Dempsey joined the Writers Guild of America members to walk the picket line at Prospect Studios in support of TV and film writers on strike in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, November 7.
After handing out sandwiches, actor Beau Bridges took a turn on the line as the Writers Guild of America pickets and others march outside Universal Studios in Universal City, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007.
John Stamos, right, of 'ER' supported members of the Writers Guild of America, as they struck outside the Warner Bros. Television Studios in Los Angeles, Calif.
Maura Tierney, left, of 'ER' supported members of the Writers Guild of America, as they struck outside the Warner Bros. Television Studios in Los Angeles, Calif.
Steve Carell might play a boob of a insensitive boss on television in "The Office," but the actor apparently has more feeling for the workers than the character he plays. A producer says filming has stopped on the popular NBC sitcom "The Office" because star Steve Carell has refused to cross the picket lines of striking writers. Greg Daniels, executive producer of the show, says the last new episode of the show will air in mid-November.
"I think the writers have a point and I hope it doesn't go on too long but the fact is it all begins with a story, and the story is the writer, so I'm a big supporter of writers," Robert Redford said.
Sally Field, who won the best actress Oscar in 1979 for the pro-union film "Norma Rae," left the set of her show, "Brothers & Sisters," to visit strikers and show her support.
"I hate it when it comes to this because to stop work ... I worry about on our show all of the crews, they're all worried about the mortgages and their families."
To prepare for the strike, Field said "Brothers and Sisters" has a couple more shows already taped, and there are a couple of scripts "in the can," but if the strike lasts longer than expected, she says the show will be "garbage."
Glenn Close, currently the star of "Damages" on the FX network , expressed her support for the writers. "I've made my profession by having wonderful words by wonderful writers coming out of my mouth, so I am very much in support of the writers, " Close said. "The world is changing very fast with television and Internet and all the complicated things, and I think it's inevitable that this would have happened."