Keys Sings For Striking Writers
ALICIA KEYS showed her support for Hollywood's striking writers on Tuesday (20Nov07) when she performed at a rally they staged on Hollywood Boulevard. Thousands of protestors shut down the street as they took part in the Labor Solidarity March and rally outside the famous Graumann's Chinese Theater. Pregnant former ER star Julianna Margulies, and British Oscar winner Paul Haggis were among the celebrities who joined the protest, which was capped off by a two-song performance by Keys. Talks between executives and the writers are set to restart next week (begs26Nov07) in an effort to end the walk-out. The writers went out on strike on 5 November (07) after failing to secure a royalties agreement concerning material on the Internet and other new media. The strike has brought many TV shows and some movies to a standstill.