In 2013 James Franco, Jennifer Hudson, The Backstreet Boys, and Helen Mirren are just a few celebs who will receive their bright and shining star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. This is truly an exciting time for everyone involved and we think the honor is well-deserved by these talented recipients. In fact, it’s kinda hard to believe that many of them don’t already have stars! But, they’ve got ‘em now. Click inside to see who else is getting a star.
On Friday the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce made the much-anticipated announcement and 24 new inductees will receive the star, a permanent public monument to their achievement in the entertainment industry. Although, I did find out that those celebs who accept the star must also pay $30,000 in cost and fees. Fun fact, right? I’m sure they’ll all find the money somewhere, lol.
Congrats to Franco, J-Hud, and The Backstreet Boys and Helen Mirren! Here’s who’ll be joining them on the Walk of Fame next year:
Viola Davis (Holla!)
New Kids on the Block (What?! Ok, better late than never)
filmmaker Ron Howard
performers Penn & Teller
makeup artist Rick Baker
radio personalities Steve Harvey and “Shotgun” Tom Kelly
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a huge tourist attraction. I’ve only been there once, but I was totally ‘star-struck.’ I’m so happy for Viola Davis and I’m so confused as to how Janis Joplin, NKOTB, Usher, and Ron Howard are just now getting stars! Nuts! Still, I can’t way to get back to LA (when I go visit Trent and David… probably unannounced, lol) so I can check out the new stars.
Any stars you’re especially happy to see getting some shine? I think this is a pretty cool tradition and the history of the Walk is kinda interesting… you know, if you’re a bit of a nerd :)
Learn more here. And congrats to the newest inductees!