Screen Junkies » walk of fame http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:19:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 The ‘Married…With Children’ Cast Reunites For Katey Sagal’s Induction On The Walk Of Fame http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-married-with-children-cast-reunites-for-katey-sagals-induction-on-the-walk-of-fame/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/the-married-with-children-cast-reunites-for-katey-sagals-induction-on-the-walk-of-fame/#comments Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:39:53 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264874 It's nice to get the dysfunctional family back together.

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While the success of the cast of Married…with Children is a bit of a mixed-bag, don’t ever say that they weren’t their for each other. Or do say that. It’s really not very important what you say about the cast of an almost 30 year-old sitcom.

The gang that helped change the dynamic of family sitcoms forever got back together to celebrate Peggy Bundy’s (Katey Sagal) induction onto the Hollywood walk of fame. In addition to her role has Peggy, Sagal has made herself known as the voice of Leela on Futurama, and in the FX show Sons of Anarchy.

Her star was placed next to co-star Ed O’Neill‘s, which is awesome, because that’s the very thing Al Bundy would have hated.

 

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Animals On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/animals-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/animals-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2012 20:44:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249383 They're more successful than we'll ever be.

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The day that we’ve long-feared has arrived. Uggie is officially retired. It’s incredibly rare for a performer to lift themselves up from nothing and capture the hearts of the world in such a short span of time, but that exactly what the canine star of The Artist did. Only to flame out when a mystery illness rendered him all wiggly and weird.

But as he did with everything, Uggie retired in style. His short-lived career was honored and his celebrity immortalized outside of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre yesterday when he imprinted his paws in cement on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame. No reports as to whether or not he later took a whiz on it.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is best known for featuring the handprints of celluloid heroes like Wheel of Fortune’s Pat Sajak, cinema’s Clint Eastwood, and inventor of the motion picture, Thomas Edison. And now Uggie. But he’s not the only animal to be honored in such a way. In fact, he’s not even the only dog. Below is a list of the screen legends that Uggie can now count his name amongst. They’re all very cute.

Strongheart

Perhaps the inspiration for Uggie’s character in The Artist, Strongheart was an actual canine star from the Silent Film era. Born Etzel von Oeringen, the former German police dog was brought to the United States by husband and wife filmmaking team Laurence Trimble and Jane Murfin. After adopting the slighty less German-sounding stage name, Strongheart went on to star in six films including a 1925 adaptation of White Fang and The Return of Boston Blackie.

Of course, in his later years von Oeringen found himself embroiled in controversy when falsely accused to trying to eat a little girl. The charges where later dropped and the performer’s good name was cleared. However, the taste of this victory would not last very long. One year later, Strongheart was burned after accidentally touching a hot studio light while on set. These injuries formed a tumor that would claim the animal actor’s life. “God bless you Strongheart, God bless you”, said his owner while eulogizing the star. God bless, indeed.

Rin Tin Tin

A former soldier, Rin Tin Tin was a German Shepherd adopted from a World War I battefield who went on to star in twenty-three Hollywood films. To provide you some perspective, he has more feature credits than Michael Fassbender, and the guy seems to be everywhere.

Proving an adeptness for tricks and high jumps, Rin Tin Tin (or Rinty) moved to Los Angeles to pursue his owner’s dream of making him the next Strongheart. While performing at a dog show, Rin Tin Tin was filmed in slow-motion leaping eleven feet into the air. The rest is history when he was cast as a wolf in Where the North Begins, a film so successful it is credited with saving Warner Bros from bankruptcy. If not for heroes like Rin Tin Tin, we wouldn’t have films like The Dark Knight and Happy Feet Two. So, show some damn respect.

Lassie

As the most famous of all animal actors, it’s no surprise that Lassie has her paws forever frozen on Hollywood’s famous sidewalk. None for feats of bravery, child rescue, and a smooth, shiney coat, the famed collie dog enjoyed success across film, radio, print, and television. All that and the ability to lick her own butt. Truly a dynamo.

Godzilla

Currently the only monster on the Hollywood Walk of Fame besides Tom Hanks (he knows what he did), Godzilla earned his star after becoming a global phenomenon. Also, after representatives for Godzilla paid the $30,000 fee required to sponsor a square on the sidewalk.

Kermit

The Muppets‘ frontfrog was honored with the 2,208th star on the Walk of Fame back in 2002. Appearing to share their admiration for the amphibious everyman were members of the Henson Family and David Arquette. A perhaps-bitter Elmo was not in attendance.

Big Bird

Sesame Street’s giant, fey bird has the distinction of being the first Muppet to receive their star. As mentioned above, Kermit the Frog was the second to cement their memory in the annals of history. However, in 2010, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced that the entire Muppets cast were to receive a star. The after-party was probably friggin’ insane.

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The 10 Least Deserving Actors On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/the-10-least-deserving-actors-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/the-10-least-deserving-actors-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:35:08 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=gallery&p=239775 If these people can make the cut, you can too.

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Steve Guttenberg got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. While the timing might seem a little odd (though he was somewhat recently on Dancing with the Stars), he was a staple of movie theaters throughout the 1980’s with films in the Police Academy series, Cocoon, and Three Men and a Baby, later to become a Little Lady. His ubiquity during this time puts this award in the “better late than never” category for me.

Many will be shocked to learn that he is the 2,455th person to get their star on the walk of fame. Though many are industry insiders and not bona fide stars, there are some actors that made the cut who are just baffling. In fact, let’s kick off this list of undeserving stars with a guy who really isn’t a star at all.

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Steve Guttenberg Is Just Now Receiving A Star On The Walk Of Fame http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-guttenberg-is-just-now-receiving-a-star-on-the-walk-of-fame/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/steve-guttenberg-is-just-now-receiving-a-star-on-the-walk-of-fame/#comments Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:27:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=239762 I wrote one letter a day for almost 28 years. I feel vindicated.

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Don’t ever say that the people who bestow stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame don’t take their time. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the group that wields the star-granting power, has decided, 20 years after Steve Guttenberg’s last relevant role (unless you count his appearance in Party Down), that he should be immortalized with the 2,455th star on the street.

The fact that the star for the actor from Police Academy and Cocoon is going right in front of the Police Activities League at 6411 Hollywood Blvd is even more awesome. The ceremony starts at 11:30 AM today, so if you’re available, or if you’re a relative of Steve Guttenberg, you might want to find your way down there and shake Mahoney’s hand, if not for his film work, then for his charity, the Guttenberg House, which gives at-risk foster children a place to live when they turn 18 and must leave foster care.

“Who made Steve Guttenberg a star? We do. We do.”

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Why Reality Stars SHOULD Receive Stars On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/genres-tv/reality/why-reality-stars-should-receive-stars-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/genres-tv/reality/why-reality-stars-should-receive-stars-on-the-hollywood-walk-of-fame/#comments Fri, 26 Aug 2011 19:43:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226078 The snooty Hollywood Chamber of Commerce can't handle reality.

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“Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!” was posted on the Walk of Fame‘s Facebook page on Wednesday.

Well played, Walk of Fame. Well played. Except that Whitney Houston already has a star on the world famous sidewalk. Why the change of heart? Granted, she received the star years before Bobby Brown went public with the story about the time he pulled a lodged doodoo bubble out of her booty, however who are you to judge? It used to be that anyone who was a public figure in their field for five years and willing to spend $30,000 was welcome to buy the honor. Is reality money not good enough for you? Besides Mob Wives money, of course.

Ana Martinez, vice president for media relations and producer for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, explains that “It’s just not on the radar for us right now.”

Martinez tells CNN that nominees need to meet the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s criteria: awards and honors in entertainment, philanthropic work, as well as longevity in the field and the willingness to agree to the ceremony and pay $30,000 for the star’s installation and upkeep on the street.

Okay. Then let’s go down that checklist.

If the committee is true to their word, there are reality stars that actually fit the bill. Think of those mainstays that are always punching each other on The Real World/Road Rules Challenges. They’ve been at that for a decade at least. I’d consider that show’s $160,000 prize and Kia Sorrentos that they give away to count as both an award AND an honor. As far as philanthropic work goes, porn counts. That just leaves the matter of the $30,000 fee. Dunbar, are you good for it?

Okay. Perhaps the Douchebag Olympians aren’t the best example. Let’s move on to Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. Both have been mainstays in the reality spotlight for a good deal of time. They’ve appeared on The Simple Life as far back as 2003. The $30,000 fee shouldn’t be a problem either. They reportedly make $50K per tweet. Then there’s the philanthropic work. Once again, porn counts. Other than that, they’ve both funded AIDS research. As far as awards go, I’ll have you know that Hilton has three Razzies and one Teen Choice whereas Kardashian also has a Teen Choice award (she came close to winning a Razzie for her performance in Disaster Movie but was edged out by Hilton’s performance in Hottie and the Nottie).

Sounds to me like we have two successful young ladies who have proven themselves against all categories. And YOU KNOW they love a good ceremony. Now, if you don’t mind, give them their dumb stars already.

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