When I first visited Hollywood and I saw names engraved in the ground I didn’t find it too thrilling. But apparently it means something in Hollywood. I don’t know about you, but the only time I want a stone in the ground is at my grave..lol..and I don’t like to be walked on, thanx.
Robert Downey Jr is long overdue, should of had one a long time ago. Cameron Diaz??? She acts? Til this day Madonna still does not have one.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Cartoon character Tinkerbell, singer Shakira and "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr. and actress Cameron Diaz were among a diverse group of 25 stars named on Thursday to join the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said the celebrities will each get their star on its Walk of Fame next year, but the dates have not been announced.
The Walk of Fame is a stretch of sidewalk lining either side of Hollywood Boulevard on which celebrities in music, movies, television and other entertainment arenas have their names emblazoned in brass set into large, pink terrazzo stars.
For celebrities, a star can be a memorial that lasts for decades, and millions of tourists who visit downtown Hollywood annually get to see the names, talk about their favorite actors and actresses and take pictures near the stars.
A committee of the Chamber of Commerce chose the 25 stars from among hundreds of nominations.
Others on the list include director Tim Burton, and actors Sir Ben Kingsley, William H. Macy and Hugh Jackman. Among the television stars are Macy’s wife, Felicity Huffman, producer Mark Burnett and music stars include Kenny "Baby Face" Edmonds and disco-era band The Village People.
Some facts about the Walk (courtesy of Wikipedia)…
In order for a person to get a star on the Walk of Fame, he or she must agree to attend a presentation ceremony within five years of selection, and a $25,000 fee must be paid to the Trust for costs such as security at the star ceremony; a 2003 FOX News story noted that the fee is typically paid by sponsors such as film studios and record companies, as part of the p
ublicity for a release with which the honoree is involved. On other occasions, the fee is paid by a fan club or the nominating person or organizationella.
Controversy and mystery surrounds the way the stars are nominated and approved, as discussed in a 2001 ABC News story that interviewed honorary Hollywood mayor, the late Johnny Grant, who died on January 9, 2008.