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Star sightings and Leslie Moonves at Sumner Redstone ceremony

March 30, 2012 |  7:02 pm


Two sides of Hollywood were on display Friday as billionaire Sumner Redstone, executive chairman of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Clustered outside the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel were the industry's power brokers, all in suits: Redstone; CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves; Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman; Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey and Vice Chairman Rob Moore; producer Brian Grazer; Viacom Chief Operating Officer Thomas Dooley and Entertainment Group President Doug Herzog, who oversees Comedy Central; and Cyma Zarghami, the head of children's channel Nickelodeon.

JulieChenAnother Hollywood contingent was there too: about 200 stargazers, many of whom began gathering more than an hour before the ceremony. They milled about in the street, separated from the power crowd by metal barriers.

"There's Julie Chen!" shouted one of the fans when the star of CBS' daytime talk show, "The Talk," strode into view.

"It is Julie Chen!" chimed in another fan, 20-year-old Jeremiah Miller, who lives in Hollywood and frequents the star-unveiling ceremonies. 

"Who's the guy in the gray suit next to Julie Chen?" Miller asked.

A reporter said the gray-suited man was Leslie Moonves, one of television's biggest titans -- as well as Chen's husband.

"Oh," Miller said, then turning to the other spectators:  "He runs CBS."

"I always hate the ceremonies where I never know people's names," Miller said. "You know who I would really like to see?  George Lopez."


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-- Meg James 

Top photo: Viacom and CBS Chairman Sumner Redstone, seated, received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Behind him from left: Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey and CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves.  Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images 

Bottom photo:  Julie Chen. Credit: John P. Filo / CBS