Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:48 am

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Marginally related to Transformers, but still a pleasure to report on, we have the official press release for the Hollywood Walk of Fame 2018 - and one of the names is an old associate of the franchise since the 1986 animated movie!

In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic


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Indeed, Weird Al Yankovic has been nominated for a star on the Walk, and should be attending a yet to be announced ceremony. Yankovic contributed the track Dare (to be Stupid) for the movie, then took over from Eric Idle as Wreck-Gar in the Transformers: Animated cartoon series.

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EXCLUSIVE:
HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND WALK OF FAMER VIN DI BONA ANNOUNCE
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME CLASS OF 2018

HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 22, 2017 —A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today, Thursday, June 22, 2017 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2017, announced the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

The new selections were revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. The live stream began at 2:15 p.m. PDT and was held at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offices.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” said Di Bona. “As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever. We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2018 becomes cemented one by one on the most famous sidewalk in the world!”

The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2018 are:

In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana

In the category of TELEVISION: Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes, and posthumous Steve Irwin

In the category of RECORDING: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic

In the category of RADIO: Steve Jones

In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumous Bernie Mac



The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.
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Re: Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Postby Kurona » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:44 am

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That's great to hear; he's a wonderful guy in real life as well from what I've heard :)
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Re: Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Postby DeathReviews » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:25 am

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Many congrats unto thee, "Weird" Al! Hope you get it!
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Re: Weird Al Yankovic Selected for Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Postby steve2275 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:22 pm

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i dare them to be stupid and not put him on a star
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