Muppets, Oprah, Buddy Holly to get Hollywood stars
By James Hibberd
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - What do Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah Winfrey, Buddy Holly and the Muppets have in common? They're all getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that 30 celebrities will get plaques on the neighborhood's sidewalks next year. Each recipient pays $25,000 for the privilege.
Three stars will be placed during the same ceremony for actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd and their daughter Laura Dern.
Also on the motion picture side, honorees include Penelope Cruz, Ed Harris, Kenny Ortega, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland, and Reese Witherspoon, as well as the Muppets.
In addition to Harris and Winfrey, television will be represented by Danny DeVito, Tina Fey, Simon Fuller, John Langley, Ed O'Neill and producer John Wells.
Recording artists include Melissa Etheridge, Los Tigres Del Norte, Rascal Flatts, Go-Go's, Slash, Will.i.Am, and Bebe & Cece Winans. Holly and Louis Prima are two posthumous recipients. Joe Mantegna will represent the live performance/theater category.
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