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Paul McCartney: His might be the cutest Beatles star in Hollywood

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — finally. And, boy, is it a cutie.

Though he's been on the walk already as a member of the Beatles, McCartney on Thursday became the final member of the band to be honored with an individual star, and hundreds of fans turned out to help him enjoy the moment, according to Pop & Hiss, which was on hand at the event.

With his new wife, Nancy Shevell, on hand, the cute Beatle heard words from fellow musician Neil Young, who described first hearing the band's music when he was in high school.

"I loved the Beatles, and I tried to learn how to play like them, and no one could figure out what Paul was doing on the bass," Young said. "Not only was he playing differently because he plays left-handed, he played notes that no one had put together before — in a way that made us stand in awe of this great musician."

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Also spotted at the event: Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Dave Koz, Diana Krall, Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh.

McCartney wrapped up his own comments by telling people "around the world that I send you all hugs and kisses on the bottom." Lest the man be misunderstood, we're pleased to inform you that his newest album, "Kisses on the Bottom," came out Tuesday.

McCartney's star is lined up alongside those of his fellow Beatles, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, on the east side of the 1700 block of Vine Street outside Capitol Records. The ceremony was, incidentally, held two years to the day from when Starr was honored in 2010 and on the 48th anniversary of the Beatles' debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Paul McCartney

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Top photo: Paul McCartney takes a moment after the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. Credit: Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images.

Bottom photo: Paul McCartney acknowledges the crowd as he arrives for star dedication. Credit: Bryan Chan / Los Angeles Times.


Marg Helgenberger of 'CSI' gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Marg Helgenberger with fans after her Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony

Rain may have been washing away evidence all over Hollywood Boulevard on Monday, but "CSI" stalwart Marg Helgenberger had nothing to worry about: She was ensconced under one of Tinseltown's trademark tents, getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

With fellow "CSI" cast member Jorja Fox and "China Beach" costar Dana Delaney on the scene to say a few words, Helgenberger accepted the 2,458th star on the legendary Hollywood walk. Her son Hugh Howard Rosenberg, a production assistant on the show, was on hand as well.

"Beautiful tribute for my pal Marg Helgenberger," Delaney said via Twitter. "She looked radiant in the rain!"

Though Helgenberger's Catherine Willows is leaving "CSI" after 13 seasons, nobody's killing off the stripper-turned-crime-scene-investigator character on her way out — meaning the actress could be back in a guest star capacity. "You haven’t seen the last of me," Helgenberger told the Associated Press recently.

Event producers were tweeting with relief when the tent arrived in the 8 o'clock hour, but a cold reality remained: "City does not allow tenting on street audience area," Walk of Fame publicist Ana Martinez noted, so fans had to fend for themselves in a downpour that reportedly eased just as the ceremony ended.

Their stamina was rewarded with autographs and attention from Marg herself when the induction ceremony was complete. 

Marg Helgenberger and her Walk of Fame star.

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Photos: Marg Helgenberger signs autographs for her "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" fans, top, after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Monday. Credits: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press, top; Robyn Beck / Agence France-Presse / Getty Images.

 

 




Jon Cryer gets one star (maybe 'Two and a Half') on Walk of Fame
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Jon Cryer gets one star (maybe 'Two and a Half') on Walk of Fame

Jon Cryer

Jon Cryer got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, in the company of the new incarnation of the "Two and a Half Men" cast, his wife, Lisa Joyner, and comedy legend Carl Reiner, who was among those saying a a few words on the veteran comedic actor's behalf — but the only one to dance on Cryer's star later.

The 2009 Emmy winner for supporting actor in a comedy, who stayed essentially above the fray during the "Men" drama this year, did acknowledge the elephant in the middle of Hollywood Boulevard while accepting the star in a late-morning ceremony near Hooters.

Pictures: Jon Cryer gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

"I do have to say a real word of thanks to my costar of eight years, Charlie Sheen, who gave me so much as a performer and who I enjoyed working with so much," he said. Cryer also thanked the sitcom's co-creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn for taking "every possible means" to try to help a man in crisis.

"When it came time to make the ultimate decision, which was some place nobody wanted to go, [they] did something that, in my belief, saved my friend Charlie Sheen's life," he said.

Lorre and "Wipeout" host John Henson also spoke on Cryer's behalf.

The ceremony came mere hours before the revamped "Two and a Half Men" was to make its prime-time debut and also mere hours (does less than 24 count as "mere"?) after Charlie Sheen wished his former colleagues and Ashton Kutcher "nothing but the best for this upcoming season," then presented Jim Parsons with the Emmy for male actor in a comedy.

Longtime costars Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor and the too-tall-to-be-a-half-man Angus T. Jones were on hand, as was Kutcher. Cryer also took time to sign autographs for fans assembled nearby.

In addition to "Men" and other TV work, the actor's resume includes the John Hughes classic "Pretty in Pink" with Molly Ringwald and other films. He's also hit the stage in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Torch Song Trilogy" and more.

Cryer's star, the 2,449th on the Walk of Fame, is at 6922 Hollywood Blvd. On Thursday, Neil Patrick Harris became honoree No. 2,448, landing a spot near the Frolic Room and the Pantages.

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Photo: Jon Cryer poses with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during the dedication ceremony on Sept. 19. Credit: Paul Buck / European Pressphoto Agency.

 


Neil Patrick Harris shows for his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka celebrate his star on the walk of fame

Neil Patrick Harris, one of the more diverse stars in the show business constellation, received his own star Thursday on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The "How I Met Your Mother" man turned up for the ceremony with fiance David Burtka, both looking spiffy in suits as fans cheered behind barricades. The real estate bearing his name was appropriately planted beside the Pantages Theatre, perhaps a nod to his Broadway roots.

Photos: Neil Patrick Harris gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Showing support for the star were odd couple Jason Segel, Harris' "Mother" costar, and "Avengers" director Joss Whedon, who directed the viral hit "Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog" with Harris in the title role. 

Numerous credits including his child-star making "Doogie Howser, M.D.," his appearance on "Glee," the upcoming indie "The Best and the Brightest" and his turn as theater director for the Hollywood Bowl's staging of "Rent" were shouted out by master of ceremonies Leron Gubler, the president and chief exec of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Neil Patrick Harris draws on a fan's face "Neil has been entertaining us in television, stage, the Internet and film for over 60 years," Segel joked, introducing Harris to the crowd.

Harris was light and charismatic in his speech, thanking the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the honor. And while the Pantages may have been a wink to his time on the boards, he was more amused with the other establishment his star sits in front of: legendary dive bar the Frolic Room.

"This won't be the first time I've been plastered on the sidewalk in front of the Frolic Room," he said. 

A few elated fans got autographs (and one of them a hand-drawn handlebar moustache) courtesy of Harris, while a more cynical crowd — the paparazzi — chatted about a recent bomb scare only blocks away at the Hollywood & Highland complex. 

Luckily, only applause erupted on the boulevard Thursday.

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Photos: Neil Patrick Harris with fiance David Burtka, top, and Harris draws a moustache on a fan, right, during his Walk of Fame star ceremony in Hollywood on Thursday. Credits: Fred Prouser / Reuters. 


'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Simon Fuller flanked by Carrie Underwood and Ryan Seacrest at walk of fame

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's star continues to shine -- the "American Idol" creator received the 2,441st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame just as the reality competition wraps its 10th season.

Fuller was presented with the star Monday in front of W Hollywood hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, flanked by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, judges Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez and the entire Season 10 cast -- whose finale kicks off Tuesday night.

"You deserve this more than anyone I know," said "Idol" winner Carrie Underwood, who presented him with the award. The 51-year-old British entrepreneur also created "So You Think You Can Dance."

"Whenever I see that star, I won't see my name, I'll see all names of the people I've worked [with] and all those amazing artists and people that have helped me achieve this stuff," Fuller said, specifically thanking former "Idol" judge and producer Simon Cowell. "What you did for 'American Idol,' I personally will never forget."

Lopez's hubby Marc Anthony and designer Victoria Beckham, whom Fuller managed when she was with the Spice Girls, also attended with son Brooklyn Beckham. "American Idol" alum Kris Allen and David Cook joined the festivities. Fuller's wife, Natalie Swanston, was on hand for the presentation too.

Singer Chaka Khan received the 2,440th star earlier this month at a ceremony that included Stevie Wonder and music producer Benny Medina.

Tony Danza, Sharon Stone, Berry Gordy Jr. and Jerry Weintraub attended the ceremony for Weintraub's wife Jane Morgan, who received the 2,439th star.

"Criminal Minds" star Joe Mantegna received the 2,438th star in April joined by Shemar Moore, Kirsten Vangsness A.J. Cook, Rachel Nichols, Andy Garcia, Jean Smart and Dennis Franz.

CBS news correspondent and author Bill Geist was joined by Lassie the dog when he received the 2,437th star in April.

Earlier that month, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Rob Marshall and actors Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem attended the 2,436th star ceremony for Bardem's wife Penélope Cruz.

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Top photo: Carrie Underwood, Simon Fuller and Ryan Seacrest. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press. Left photo: Top, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. Bottom, Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham. Credits: Mike Nelson / European Pressphoto Agency

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Singer Bryan Adams gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Bryan Adams gets Walk of Fame star Classic rock balladeer Bryan Adams' name will forever be engraved in the Hollywood pavement now that he's received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The songwriter-guitarist-bassist of "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" fame was presented the 2,435th star Monday by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, who was treated to Adams' performance of the Canadian National Anthem at "The Great One's" final game.

Adams' star is fittingly in front of the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard.

"Gonna bring my surf board to the ceremony tomorrow...just in case the rain continues..." the singer tweeted Sunday.

He showed up for the ceremony recalling his visit to Hollywood when he was 16 and marveling at the stars. He said he was humbled to see his own star.

Adams got his start in 1980 with a nine-song self-titled album, hitting his stride in the early '80s with his third and fourth albums, "Cuts Like a Knife" and "Reckless" released in 1983 and 1983, respectively.

The 51-year-old won a Grammy Award for best song in a motion picture in 1991 for the power ballad "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" from "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves."

Wayne Gretzky prenents Bryan Admas with a Hollywood star His other hits include "Straight From the Heart," "Summer of '69" and "Run to You." He is promoting his newest album, "Bryan Adams: Bare Bones," and touring. He will perform at UCLA's Royce Hall on April 9.

Adams also moonlights as a photographer shooting dozens of celebrities, including Sienna Miller, Jared Leto, Amy Winehouse and Tilda Swinton.

He set up the Bryan Adams Foundation in response to the December 2004 tsunami that hit southern Asia. The charity gives grants to projects supporting victims of natural disaster or mental or physical abuse as well as the elderly.

Star No. 2,434, presented by Kirk Douglas, went to Indian conductor Zubin Mehta on March 1.

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Right photo: Canadian singer Bryan Adams is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 21. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press.

Left photo: Wayne Gretzky, left, congratulates his Canadian friend Bryan Adams at the star ceremony. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press.

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Alec Baldwin gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Alec Baldwin gets a star in Hollywood Alec Baldwin accepted star No. 2,433 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, sharing the spotlight with Megan Mullally while brother Stephen Baldwin snapped pictures on his cellphone.

The star was pegged to the actor's TV, with his series "30 Rock" having recently passed the 100-episode milestone. He's worked in feature films and on stage and hosted both the Oscars and "Saturday Night Live." Fifteen times, in the case of "SNL."

Baldwin said he was inspired to sign on with the sitcom after working with Mullally on "Will & Grace," E! Online reported

"I'm kind of blown away," Baldwin said of the star, in front of Beso Restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard. "My daughter has the distinction of both of her parents having this. I think it's kind of cool for my kid."

(Actress Kim Basinger, whose star is down the way, is Ireland Baldwin's mom. Eva Longoria is, incidentally, a part owner of Beso. And Anne Heche, the honoree's onetime Broadway costar, was among those who showed up for the ceremony.)

Star No. 2,432 went to "Cops" producer — a.k.a. reality TV pioneer — John Langley on Friday.

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Photos: Alec Baldwin laughs with Megan Mullally, top, and poses at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during his star ceremony on Feb. 14. Credits: Gabriel Buoys / Getty Images, top; Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images, right.

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Adam Sandler gets his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

Adam Sandler star Hollywood Walk of Fame Funnyman Adam Sandler finally has his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"Waterboy" costar Henry Winkler was part of the ceremony  Tuesday, as was Kevin James, who appeared with Sandler in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."

"This is a big deal," Sandler said. "I feel honored and can't believe this has happened in my life."

The actor-comedian attended the ceremony with wife Jackie and their daughters Sadie Madison and Sunny Madeline in tow, pulling at his leg and asking to be picked up during the festivities.

"Let's hear it for my kids, who are now showing you that I cannot control them," he joked as he took the podium to receive the 2,341st star, this one in front of the W Hotel.

"All they ever did was make me feel like I'm good at things, and even when I was terrible at things made me brim with confidence," he said.

Henry Winkler

(We love it when the stars bring their adorable kiddie constellations to these events.)

Sandler got his start in the early '90s as a writer and featured character on "Saturday Night Live," then grew to super-stardom with flicks including "Happy Gilmore," "Billy Madison" and "The Wedding Singer."

He has starred in 11 films that grossed $100-million-plus and will soon share the screen with Jennifer Aniston in "Just Go With It," which hits theaters Feb. 11.

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Photos, from top: Adam Sandler and his family, top, at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Feb. 1, 2011. Kevin James, left, and Henry Winkler at Sandler's star ceremony. Credits, from top: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images; Matt Sayles / Associated Press


Donald Sutherland gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Donald Sutherland and Colin Farrell at Sutherland's Walk of Fame ceremony Donald Sutherland is taking up residence next to his star son Kiefer Sutherland -- on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, that is.

The elder Sutherland hit Hollywood Boulevard in the wake of Colin Firth, recipient of the previous star.

The 75-year-old actor, who got the walk's 2,430th star Wednesday and can be seen in the upcoming "The Mechanic," has been in almost more movies and TV shows than we can count, including "MASH" and "Pride and Prejudice." He was joined at the ceremony by Hollywood bad boy and "Horrible Bosses" costar Colin Farrell.

Sutherland has played spies and astronauts, peasants and  aristocrats, notably kicking off his film career in the 1960s with "The Dirty Dozen."

Need more of an idea of the Canadian actor's range? He starred in "Fellini's Casanova" and "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

Sutherland won an Emmy and Golden Globe in 1995 for his role as a Soviet colonel in "Citizen X."  He later earned another Golden Globe in 2002 for "Path to War" playing a presidential advisor to Michael Gambon's Lyndon B. Johnson.

He loves his job and has no plans to retire. "It's lovely," he said of the honor, joking that at his age it was a better "stone" to get than a headstone on a cemetery plot.

"This marker I can actually come and visit."

Colin Firth gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Keifer's dad also joined Oscar nominee Firth, whose name was emblazoned on the Hollywood pavement on Jan. 14.

Firth was nominated for his role as stuttering King George VI in "The King's Speech," which received the most nods (12!) this year.

"Sometimes one feels like that particular king in moments like these," Firth said told reporters at his ceremony earlier this month.

"I am very happy with my little spot in Hollywood, which I will call my little corner of England, next to my partner Emma Thompson."

Hollywood just loves those actors with accents.

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Photos, from top: Colin Farrell, top left, and Donald Sutherland at the latter's Walk of Fame ceremony on Jan. 26, 2011. Colin Firth kneels at his star on Jan. 14, 2011. Credits: Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images


Robert Duvall gets a hand from Hollywood -- footprints too

Robert Duvall during his handprint ceremony outside Grauman's Chinese Theater

Robert Duvall on Wednesday immortalized his handprints and footprints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where he was honored for "50 years of excellence in film."

Billy Bob Thornton and James Caan With wife Luciana Pedraza at his side, the 80-year-old actor, who previously was given a Walk of Fame star, signed his name and dipped his mitts in the mud for posterity. Duvall has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his "Get Low" lead performance, and in 2009 appeared in "Crazy Heart," which delivered an Oscar for Jeff Bridges.

Andy Garcia was on hand, as was Billy Bob Thornton, plus James Caan rocking a righteous beard and long hair. Sorry, no Chilean miners in the crowd this time around. Click the pic of Thornton and Caan, right, for more dirty pictures of Duvall.

Also on Hollywood Boulevard, Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee got his star on the Walk of Fame -- No. 2,428, for those who are keeping track.

"He is that American dream that we all look for," fellow comics creator Todd McFarlane said at the ceremony Tuesday. "He comes up with the ideas that we all look for to move us forward."

Jan. 4 was also named "Stan Lee Day" in Hollywood.

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Photos: Robert Duvall, top, shows off after putting his hands in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre. At right, Billy Bob Thornton and (we swear it's) James Caan at Duvall's reception. Credits: top, Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press, top; David Livingston/Getty Images, right.


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