Upcoming Star Ceremonies

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is the awarding organization of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is the only official website for a complete database of stars on Hollywood's sidewalks. This is also the official page where you can find out about announcements on upcoming Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremonies on Hollywood and Vine Boulevards. There are numerous Walk of Fame ceremonies throughout the year. Dates of these ceremonies are subject to change and are usually announced only one week before the star ceremony. Please note that other websites may have wrong dates and false information regarding a star ceremony. If you don't see it on this page, the announcement is not yet official or confirmed. For more information email us.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FANS ATTENDING WALK OF FAME STAR CEREMONY

  • All star ceremonies are free to attend. There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies. There is no fee to attend, no tickets, no admission fees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and hydrate, bring sunscreen.
  • We do not allow chairs or step ladders in the audience area of the ceremony.
  • Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
  • Crowd needs to disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony please as we must give back the sidewalk and the street to the community.
  • The Walk of Fame event is streamed live exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. The complete star ceremony is available on www.walkoffame.com only. Fans can watch the complete star ceremony anytime on www.walkoffame.com on the star's page. For example, you can watch the Backstreet Boys star ceremony on http://www.walkoffame.com/backstreet-boys.


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HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR
WENDY WILLIAMS WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Wendy Williams

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers:  CEO FOX Television Stations, Jack Abernethy and Radio Personality Elvis Duran

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,677th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the Category of Television

WHERE:    6533 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Hudson Apartments

 WHEN:     Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. 

 

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

 

COMMENTS:

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Talk Show Host, Wendy Williams will be honored with the 2,677th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 17, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Television at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard.

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be CEO of FOX Television Stations, Jack Abernethy and Radio Personality & Walk of Famer Elvis Duran.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

            Wendy Williams, born in Asbury Park, New Jersey, has a career in media that expands over 30 years. She is a media mogul, philanthropist, entrepreneur, performer and best-selling author who is best known for her nationally syndicated talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. Recently extended by FOX Television Stations through 2022, and broadcast in more than 50 countries, the program has been nominated for multiple Daytime Emmy Awards. Its place in pop culture has earned memorabilia from the show a place in the Smithsonian Museum. The Wendy Williams Show, now in its 11th season, isproduced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury and averages more than 1.6 million viewers an episode.

Staples of the show include Wendy’s signature segment, “Hot Topics,” in which Wendy gives her candid, unfiltered opinion on today’s pop culture stories, and also includes a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Both Williams and the show have earned Daytime Emmy nominations for “Best Talk Show Host” and “Best Entertainment Talk Show.”

            Prior to achieving success in daytime television, Williams built a devoted fan base throughout a successful 23-year career in radio with “The Wendy Williams Experience,” a top-rated daily show. Syndicated nationally, it aired on WBLS in New York and was listened to by an audience of more than 12 million people. One of the most popular personalities in radio, Williams was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November of 2009 – one of only a handful of women with that honor.

            With TV, Broadway and film performances to her name, Williams is a seasoned performer, both as herself and in character. Her television credits include appearances on NBC’s 30 Rock as herself, competing on Season 12 of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, hosting Game Show Network’s original series Love Triangle, and appearing as a featured guest on ABC’s One Life to Live and Lifetime’s Drop Dead Diva. She also appeared in the major motion picture Think Like a Man, Think Like A Man Too, and took center stage as “Mama Morton” in the Tony-winning revival of the musical Chicago.

In the spring of 2014, Williams released her seventh book and first romance novel, Hold Me in Contempt (Harper Collins). The book became a New York Times Best-Seller the first day of its release and sales continue to thrive among her fans.

            Currently, Williams is developing and will executive produce a biopic and a documentary for Lifetime Television with the focus on her early days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show.

 

 


HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR HARRY CONNICK JR. 
WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Connick’s star will be placed next to the star of one of his favorite songwriters, Cole Porter

WHO:         Honoree: Harry Connick Jr.

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers: Academy Award-winning actress & producer Renée Zellweger and Trish Kinane, Showrunner and Executive Producer of American Idol & President, Entertainment Programming Fremantle

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,678th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the Category of Recording

WHERE:    7080 Hollywood Boulevard in front of IgnitedSpaces near La Brea Boulevard

WHEN:      Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 11:30 A.M.  

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that Grammy and Emmy Award-Winning & Tony-nominated entertainer Harry Connick, Jr.  will be honored with the 2,678th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 24, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard in front of IgnitedSpaces.

     “When choosing a star location, we try to incorporate ties to the honoree and this one turned out to be a coincidence as we had heard that one of Harry’s favorite songwriters is Cole Porter, who is Harry’s neighbor star. His latest album, titled True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, will be released on October 25th, to be followed by a Broadway show in December entitled Harry Connick, Jr: A Celebration of Cole Porter. Talk about serendipity!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame. “We welcome Harry to our Walk of Fame neighborhood and we are proud to honor him!”  added Martinez.

Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famer will be Academy Award-winning actress & producer Renée Zellweger and Trish Kinane, Showrunner and Executive Producer of American Idol & President, Entertainment Programming Fremantle.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

           Harry Connick, Jr.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world. He has received Grammy and Emmy awards as well as Tony nominations for his live and recorded musical performances, his achievements in film and television and his appearances on Broadway as both an actor and a composer.

Over the past three decades, Connick has established himself as a musician, singer and composer par excellence, a legendary live performer and a best-selling artist with millions of recordings sold around the world.  Highlights of his music career include several multi-platinum recordings such as “When Harry Met Sally,” “Blue Light, Red Light (Someone’s There)”, “When My Heart Finds Christmas,” “Come By Me”, and “Only You.” 

Connick has appeared in 19 films including: New In Town with Renée Zellweger, Dolphin Tale with Morgan Freeman, Hope Floats with Sandra Bullock, P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, Bug with Ashley Judd, and Copycat with Sigourney Weaver, and on television (American Idol, Will & Grace, South Pacific, not to mention his Emmy Award winning concert specials). In the fall of 2016, he launched Harry, a national daytime television show featuring his touring band, which earned 11 Daytime Emmy nominations in its two seasons, including two nominations for best host, and a Critics’ Choice nomination for best talk show. On Broadway, Connick received Tony nominations as both a lead actor in The Pajama Game and as a composer/lyricist for Thou Shalt Not.

Despite his busy career, Connick has always found the time to be charitable and has done some of his most important work in his efforts to help New Orleans rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. He, along with friend Branford Marsalis, conceived of “Musicians’ Village,” a community in the Upper Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Musicians’ Village provides homes for Katrina-displaced musicians and its focal point, the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, is an after-school teaching facility for children, a performance hall and recording studio for indigent musicians, and a gathering place for the community.  

Connick’s honors, including induction into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, Honorary Doctorates from Tulane and Loyola Universities and the Jefferson Award for Public Service, have not led Harry Connick, Jr. to slow his creative pace; they only confirm his determination to apply his talents in ways that prove inspirational to other artists and publicly spirited citizens.

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All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net

 


 

 

HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR DIRECTOR LINA WERTMÜLLER
WITH A STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

 

WHO:         Honoree: Lina Wertmüller

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban

Guest Speakers: Pascal Vicedomini, Secretary General of the Capri in the World Institute, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian.

                         WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,679th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures

WHERE:    7065 Hollywood Boulevard   

WHEN:      Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. 

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

 

COMMENTS:

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that award winning director Lina Wertmüller will be honored with the 2,679th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard.  Along with this stellar honor, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced that its Board of Governors will present an Honorary Oscar to Wertmüller on October 27th.  

 “Lina Wertmüller has dedicated her talent to all mediums of the arts, including cinema, theatre, opera in addition to writing many songs and novels. We are proud to have this distinguished talent on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame!” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

 Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Pascal Vicedomini, Secretary General of the Capri in the World Institute, and Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Lina Wertmüller born in Rome on August 14th, 1928 began her journey by enrolling in stage directing courses at the Accademia Pietro Sharoff. After receiving her diploma, she worked in theatre productions with Garinei & Giovannini and became an assistant director. Through her acquaintance with Marcello Mastroianni, she met Federico Fellini and, in 1962, Fellini offered her to be his assistant director on 8 1/2. In the meantime, she worked as writer in radio and television programs such as Canzonissima and Studio Uno.

She made her directing debut with The Basilisks (1963). The film’s subject matter - the lives of impoverished people in southern Italy - became a recurring motif in her later works. In the 70s Wertmüller expressed her creative nature and poetry, by writing and directing The Seduction of Mimi (1972), Love and Anarchy (1973), Swept Away (1974), All Screwed Up (1974) and Seven Beauties (1975), most of them are performed by Giancarlo Giannini and Mariangela Melato.  The Seduction of Mimì and Love and Anarchy were premiered at Cannes Film Festival. Lina Wertmüller’s films were the first by a female director to be selected for Cannes. Her work displays a unique writing and directing style that has proved popular in Italy and abroad.

With Seven Beauties, Wertmüller became the first woman in history to receive four Academy Award Nominations, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Film and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for Giancarlo Giannini. Her other films include:  Night Full of Rain (1978); Blood Feud, also known as Revenge (1978). A Night Full of Rain, A Joke of Destiny, Up to Date and many others.

In 1985, she received the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women who, through endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. Recently, Wertmüller has dedicated to hand down her knowledge in the art of filmmaking to younger generation of future directors, writers and actors. She directed for six years the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Cinecittà and she is still continuing to hold Master Classes at the National Film School and in many film and theatre academies around Italy. Since 1995, Lina Wertmüller has been the honorary President of the Capri in the World Institute, the nonprofit association promoting the Annual International Festivals ‘’Capri, Hollywood’’ and ‘’Los Angeles, Italia’’.  She is also heavily involved in FIRC - an Italian foundation dedicated to supporting cancer research.

  ★★★

All press must RSVP ONLY to Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame

at ana@hollywoodchamber.net

 


 

 

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME - www.WalkOfFame.com

 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $50,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com

 

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - www.HollywoodChamber.net

For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Rana Ghadban is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.

 

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