Eva Longoria supports striking writers with pizza
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria has been supporting Hollywood writers on strike by supplying them with pizza. In Toluca Lake, near Warner Bros studio, writers converged on a house serving as a location shoot for Desperate Housewives. "We write the story-a, Eva Longoria," the 30 strikers chanted. Eva left the house and handed out pizza to strikers, saying: "We are done, and we'll be on the lines supporting you. "I have a whole crew that will have a terrible holiday season because there's no resolution," she said. "I care about people losing their homes, I care about my hair and make-up artists who can't make ends meet." Shooting continued inside the house on Tuesday despite the protests, said Chandler Hayes, a spokesman for ABC. Marc Cherry, executive producer and creator of the show, said the writers had his blessing to picket as long as they were respectful to the actors. Production of the show and at least six sitcoms filmed before live audiences will be halted as a result of the strike. Producer Alexandra Cunningham said that Desperate Housewives will stop production on Wednesday after running out of scripts. Shows that have already been completed will not last until Christmas, she said. "It's unfortunate. We want to get back to work," Cunningham said. It came during the second day of the strike by the Writers Guild of America against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Pickets returned to studios in Los Angeles and New York.
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