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Stars on the picket line

As TV and movie writers in New York set up picket lines with Wall Street as a symbolic backdrop, protesters back in Los Angeles continued to come out in force -- and actors made their sympathies known. Outside Universal Studios, Minnie Driver speaks to the media after a turn on the lines. (Laura Morton / For The Times)
Sometimes he brings doughnuts, sometimes he makes them laugh. Jay Leno keeps spirits up at Universal Studios. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Valerie Harper, a one-time Screen Actors Guild presidential candidate, shows her support for writers at Universal Studios. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
“The Office” costars Leslie David Baker, left, and Kate Flannery, join in harmony at the Universal picket line. (Laura Morton / For The Times)
Jason Alexander takes his turn on the at Universal. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Felicity Huffman of “Desperate Housewives” pickets outside Universal. Production on the ABC show has been shut down indefinitely. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Outspoken Julia Louis-Dreyfus points to her current state of mind. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)