Oprah Winfrey has finally arrived, that slacker. She’s landed herself a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Queen of Talk and media mogul extraordinaire is among the honored recipients who will get their very own star on the Hollywood landmark in 2011.
Among the other TV industry folk being honored is Neil Patrick Harris, “30 Rock’s” Tina Fey, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” star Danny DeVito, Ed O’Neill of “Modern Family,” producer John Wells (“ER,” “Southland”) and “Cops” series creator John Langley.
On the big screen, The Muppets will get their own star (which should make for a fun ceremony), along with Penelope Cruz, Ed Harris, “High School Musical” choreographer and director Kenny Ortega, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon and a family — Laura Dern and her parents Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd.
Recording artists won’t be ignored either. Posthumous stars will go to Buddy Holly and Louis Prima, while among the living, stars will go to Melissa Etheridge, norteno band Los Tigres del Norte, Rascal Flatts, the Go-Gos, Will.I.Am. and Bebe and CeCe Winans.
Finally, Joe Mantegna will receive the lone star for live performance/theatre.
“It was not an easy job to winnow down the extra large number of nominations this year to reach these 30 names,” says John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee, “and many deserving names were left for future consideration.
“But the placement of stars for these famous celebrities will give fans and tourists some fun and exciting close encounters next year, such as a rare family dedication, when three stars will be placed during the same ceremony for actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd and their daughter Laura Dern.”
So far, no dates for the dedication ceremonies have been set.
Do you think these recipients are deserving?
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