(LOS ANGELES) — The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced the names of the celebrities who will be awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
At a press conference on Friday, actress and recent Walk of Fame star recipient Marg Helgenberger revealed that Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, James Franco, Ron Howard and Helen Mirren will all receive their stars next year. Also from the world of movies, makeup artist Rick Baker is set to be honored.
Others chosen from among hundreds of nominees in the running to have a permanent place on the Walk of Fame are television stars Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Matthew Perry and Katey Sagal.
Honorees from the live stage include actress Olympia Dukakis and magicians Penn & Teller.
David Green, chairman of the Walk of Fame selection committee, said in a statement, “The Walk of Fame will bring everlasting memories of star power, talent and popularity to the millions who visit Hollywood each year and which will shine even more light on the entertainment capital of the world.”
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