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Emma Thompson, Marco Antonio Solis get stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

August 6, 2010 |  5:58 pm

Emma-thompson-star Emma Thompson got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, in an appropriately British location -- outside the Pig 'n' Whistle pub, est. 1927.

Joining the Oscar winner on Hollywood Boulevard as star No. 2,416 was unveiled were her "Nanny McPhee Returns" costar Maggie Gyllenhaal and "House, M.D." star Hugh Laurie, a friend since their Cambridge days.

Thompson's "Nanny McPhee Returns" opens Aug. 20 in U.S. theaters.

Mark Wahlberg put dibs on star No. 2,414 last week, and on Thursday, Mexican singer Marco Antonio Solis, a multiple Latin Grammy winner, snagged star No. 2,415 in the recording category, with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in attendance. 

"I'm a fan of his talent,'' Villaraigosa told KPCC. "I'm a fan of his artistry. I'm a fan of his humility.''

-- Christie D'Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Top photo: Maggie Gyllenhaal, left, Emma Thompson and Hugh Laurie on Aug. 6, 2010, on Hollywood Boulevard. Credit: Gus Ruelas / Reuters

Second photo: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, Marco Antonio Solis and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Leron Gubler unveil Solis' star on Aug. 5, 2010. Credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

Hollywood Star Walk

A new Times database puts readers on the sidewalks of Hollywood, using more than a century of archives to track the lives of the stars, including recent Oscar winners Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock and recent honorees Dennis Hopper, Russell Crowe and Julia Louis-Dreyfus