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Walk of Fame or Walk of Sort of Fame

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    According to the AP, the following people will be among the celebrities receiving their footprint/handprint/star (I forget which) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: Ricky Martin, Brooks and Dunn, Tim Robbins, Cate Blanchett, Angela Bassett, Howie Mandel and George Harrison.

    Except for Harrison and maybe Robbins, do any of those people deserve it? I mean, Ricky Freaking Martin???

    Who's next? David Caruso?
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Anybody who wants to pay the price ($20,000 I think) can get a star.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Does Star Jones know that?
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    You can get that Star for a lot less, I think.
  5. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    All you have to do to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is to have someone nominate you, make a case, pay something, and have the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce select you.

    There are a lot of people who are involved in the entertainment industry as executives who have a star, and a lot of old time actors who you never heard of.

    There are some of the biggest names who don't have a star (Paul Newman might be one, or he didn't have one for a long time) because they never wanted to be bothered. Usually this involves some sort of promotion for a new project or somebody who wants someone to be honored - Gary Owens made an effort to get The Three Stooges a star.

    As for Ricky Martin, his career didn't end with Menudo. He went to Broadway and starred in Les Miserables - I know this because my wife made me spend eight dollars for those cheap opera glasses so she could get a better look at him. Ricky Martin also sang the World Cup theme song for 1998, and is a worldwide star in the Spanish-language world.

    Hondo, you and I have had our disagreements, but if my wife and her sisters find out you have insulted Ricky Martin, they will hunt you down and barbeque you. Consider yourself warned... :)
  6. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Dave Thomas has a star for his commercials for Wendy's. I thought it was the Dave Thomas on SCTV, but I found out it was the guy from Wendy's.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Vince McMahon is also scheduled to get one and that should be worth a few photographs if you believe what you've seen on WWE TV of late.
  8. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    I just got back from California a week ago today. The wife and I did a sight-seeing tour and a stop was the walk of the fame. Indeed, all a person needs to get a star is A) A tie to music, film, television B) Someone to nominate them C) The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to approve it and C) $25,000 US to pay for it.

    That's it.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Rick Dees and Mary Hart have stars, this thing is a joke.
  10. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    If you believe what you see on WWE TV, you have bigger problems than who gets a star on the walk of fame...
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

  12. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Don't forget, Jim Gray has a star too.
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