Kate Walsh by Eric Ogden/ABC Kate Walsh by Eric Ogden/ABC

You've probably spied a dreamy looking Kate Walsh among the crowd in "Yes We Can," will.i.am's music-video ode to Barack Obama currently making the rounds. "That's where I've been spending my time [during the strike], out stumping for him. I love him," she tells TV Guide. "I just think he's the right one. He really truly represents the face of America."

Campaigning for Obama isn't Walsh's only pet project while Private Practice waits to resume shooting. Besides "enjoying" her new husband and promoting her ABC show in Europe, she's been hanging in Times Square with a pack of dogs. The pooch-loving mother of Lucy - a half Basenji, half Jindo (yeah, we never heard of those either) - is the spokesperson for the Pedigree Adoption Drive, whose goal "is to get shelter dogs homes and raise a million dollars for animal rescue," she says. (Those outside of New York City can help via DogsRule.com, where you can buy goodies autographed by Walsh and other stars.)

So when will viewers get Addison and the other sexy docs back? Walsh hears she could be back on set in four to five weeks if the strike ends soon, as is expected. "I'm so ready to go back," she says. "It's been insane." - Ileane Rudolph

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