Eminem, Zooey Deschanel & More Celebrity World Series Fans (PHOTOS)

Are you a Giants fanatic like Zooey Deschanel? Or roaring for the Tigers with Eminem? See the A-list fans.

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Are you a giant Giants fanatic like Zooey Deschanel and Robin Williams? Or roaring for the Tigers with Eminem and Elmore Leonard? See A-list supporters of the 2012 World Series teams.

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Jeff Daniels

Having grown up in Michigan, Jeff Daniels isn’t just vocal about his love for the Detroit Tigers, he’s musical, too. In 2011, the day after the team clinched Major League Baseball’s American League Central Division, the Newsroom star played “Tiger Fan Blues” at Michigan’s MI Fest. And this year Daniels performed “God Bless America” during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The actor also wrote a column for this week in which he was evangelical about his fandom: “For any baseball fan worth his or her salt, the World Series is just south of a religious experience.” Daniels wrote. “I have no doubt the white-hot excitement we feel in Detroit does not trump the incessant drum beat of passion felt in San Francisco.” But he hopes it does.

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Zooey Deschanel

She may have grown up in Los Angeles, but Zooey Deschanel is a diehard San Francisco Giants fan. And the New Girl star is now in the starting rotation for postseason musical performances. Deschanel sang “God Bless America” during the seventh inning of the 2010 National League Champshionship Series, in which the Giants beat the Phillies, and performed the national anthem at last year’s World Series, though the Giants were not in it. But she caught flak for leaving the game before the ninth inning. She took to Twitter to defend her early exit. “I had to catch a plane home so I could go to work this morning. Would have loved to have stayed for the whole game.” And Deschanel is back in the lineup for “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Game 3 of the 2012 World Series. No doubt she’ll stay for the last out.

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How deep does Eminem’s love of the Tigers run? Before Game 1 of the World Series, the Detroit native invited slugger Prince Fielder to his studio on Eight Mile Road and even volunteered his services if the team needs a pinch hitter or relief pitcher. “Let me know,” Eminem told Fielder. “I’m here, man.”

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Steve Perry

How can a team ever stop believin’ when one of its biggest fans in the man who wrote and sang “Don’t Stop Believin’”? The Hanford, Calif., native is a giant Giants fan, and his song with Journey became the Giants’ anthem during the team’s 2010 championship run. Indeed, during Game 5 of the 2010 NLCS, the song was played at AT&T Park, and fans soon realized that Perry himself was in the stands. (Watch the crowd go wild at around the 50-second mark.) And when the Giants won the World Series, Perry rode in the victory parade.

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Kid Rock

Michigan native Kid Rock supports all things Detroit—including the Tigers, the Lions, and Mitt Romney. Before Game 1 of the 2012 World Series, he tweeted, “Let’s Go Tigers” with a funny photo of a real one chasing a Giants player down the third-base line. But that night the Tigers were mauled by a Panda.

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Lil Wayne

Since his hometown, New Orleans, doesn’t have a baseball team, Lil Wayne is free to root for any team he wants—and apparently he has chosen the Giants because he’s friends with some of the players. And to show his support, he even sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” when San Francisco played Game 6 of the 2012 NLCS. Don’t wait up for a Grammy for that performance, Weezy.

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Rob Schneider

Is Deuce Bigalow really the No. 1 Giants fan? Possibly. In 2010, Rob Schneider inspired his beloved team by repeating his famous line from The Waterboy: “You can do it!” And they did: San Francisco won the World Series. The team rewarded Schneider by having him emcee the Giants’ victory parade. He even got his own Giants bobblehead.

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Elmore Leonard

Before the World Series began, Get Shorty author Elmore Leonard predicted that the Tigers would win quickly, in five games. Then again, whom did you expect the “Dickens of Detroit” to root for? Despite being a fan since he was 12, Leonard told the Detroit Free Press that he doesn’t wear any Tigers gear while watching them play.

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Robin Williams

Gooooooood evening, San Francisco!” That’s how Robin Williams whipped his hometown crowd at AT&T Park into a frenzy before the start of the 2010 National League Division Series. Waving an orange towel and starting the “Let’s go, Giants” chant, Williams even gave the team’s mascot a hug. A season-ticket-holder, Williams was once asked if he ever worries about being bothered by fans at games. “No,”' he joked, “they’re too busy talking on their cellphones.”

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Tom Selleck

As the title character in Magnum, P.I., Detroit native Tom Selleck famously topped off his Hawaiian shirts with a Tigers cap. And at the end of his 1992 movie Mr. Baseball [20-YEAR-OLD SPOILER ALERT!], Selleck sported the whole uniform when he became a coach for the team.