Friday, June 18, 2010

Walk of Fame Newbies: Spacek, The Derns, Oprah

I know that a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has to be (literally) bought. But I still find the whole thing weird, exciting and confusing. People get one when they're barely established, others when they're legends, some never. Oprah Winfrey is getting her star for television next year. Yes, the Oprah. She's been ruling the small screen for so long that she's as synonymous with it as Philo T Farnsworth. And it's only happening now?

Nevertheless, I love those photos of stars holding their stars. It's so meta. Plus, it's fun to see who comes out in support of them.

Anyway, the 2011 crop was announced. Two music acts that I'd love to see biopics on despite my aversion to the genre made the list: The Go-Gos (I've discussed that one already) and Oscar winner Melissa Etheridge.

Here's the complete "movie" list for 2011: Penélope Cruz (good time in her career for this. Nice) Bruce Dern & Laura Dern & Diane Ladd (listed separatedly but ♪ ♫ its a family affair... it's a family affair ♪), Ed Harris (maybe he'll be an Oscar winner for The Long Walk Home by the time that ceremony is held?), The Muppets (who already have a star for television), Reese Witherspoon, Kenny Ortega (wait, who?), Gwyneth Paltrow and three major players you'd have thought would have had them since the 70s or early 80s: director Ridley Scott, Carrie herself Sissy Spacek and the enduring Donald Sutherland.

Whose star will you end up visiting?
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12 comments:

John T said...

Umm, I looked up Kenny Ortega, and you're better off not knowing that this guy will soon join Marilyn, Judy, Bob Hope, and La Pfeiffer.

jessica said...

Kenny Ortega is the master behind High School Musical.

Jude said...

Do you think they'll put the accent on Cruz's name?

MRRIPLEY said...

sissy deffo she was so nice when i met her in a lift once and i asked for her to autograph a pic of carrie's hand coming outta the grave and she asked me to hold on while she went upstairs to get her glasses she came bac down and signed my pick and told me the tail of how she had to hide under rubble to do the scene i told her my fave perf was raggedy man and three women and in my book she would have more oscar noms,she was so sweet,i will never forget it.

NATHANIEL R said...

mrripley - wow that's so great.

jude - no.

jessica - i love your choice of the word "master" there.

john t -- i know! blech.

MRRIPLEY said...

I WOULD NOM HER FOR ANYTHING SINCE THAT DAY!!!

IT WAS 99 BEFORE IN THE BEDROOM BUT SHE HAD TO WIN IN 2001.

Glenn said...

I met sissy too within the past year (at the Get Low premiere at TIFF at the after party) and told her that she was a favorite and elevated everything she was in to art from Badlands to Three Women to Get Low. She held my hand with keen interest and was as nice as you could possibly imagine. When her you see why she's a star - so charismatic, yet so beautiful, sweent & down to earth. Glad to hear she's getting that sar, but also thought she would have had one by now.

troyhopper said...

And to think, Ryan Seacrest received his star before all of them.

The Pretentious Know it All said...

Um...unless I'm mistaken, Madonna has no star on the walk of fame (though, I could see her refusing one).

Julianne Moore certainly deserves one, though I'm not sure she fits their definition of "star."

And Anderson Cooper should get one, just because...I like looking at him. And really, there's a large portion of the walk of fame that can't boast claims higher than that.

NATHANIEL R said...

The Pretentious -- wait. Julianne Moore doesn't but Kenny Ortega does? hahaha

troy -- right. it's all so random.

Magicub said...

Hey nat, where did you get that spacek pic?

NATHANIEL R said...

i just did a search for "spacek star" i think ;)