The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
honored the legendary singer/songwriter Neil Diamond with his star on
the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 10, 2012. “We finally were able to
pin him down for a date to dedicate his star. This is one busy man and
we are thrilled to honor this legendary performer,” stated Walk of Fame
producer Ana Martinez.
Neil Diamond’s eclectic and universally
beloved songs—as well as his charismatic and openhearted performances of
them—continue to make him an international force both as a record maker
and a live entertainer as he continuously sells out major arenas and
venues around the world. Diamond has a remarkable track record of 16
Top Ten albums and 37 Top Ten singles. This Grammy-winning artist rock
icon has been a Kennedy Center honoree, inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame and Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the
Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award. Among Diamond’s many other
notable honors, he has received a Golden Globe Award, thirteen Grammy
nominations and was named the 2009 MusiCares Person of the Year.
away from his home in Brooklyn at the age of 13 and went to the Midwest
where he formed a musical group called The Roadrunners. They performed
in coffeehouses for two years, after which Neil went home.
Seriously considered "Eyce Charry" and "Noah Kaminsky" for his professional name.
Screen-tested for the lead in the movie Lenny (1974), based on the life of famed comedian Lenny Bruce, but turned it down.
he and Barbra Streisand had a smash hit in 1978 with "You Don't Bring
Me Flowers", it was not the first time that the Brooklyn-born superstars
had sung together. While students at New York City's Erasmus High
School, they both sang in the school choir.
Penned hits for other pop groups before making it on his own, including The Monkees' "I'm a Believer.".
For his role in The Jazz Singer (1980), Diamond became the first ever "Winner" of a Worst Actor 'Razzie' Award.
forced to pay $150,000,000 to former wife Marcia Murphey in their
divorce settlement. Is the most expensive divorce in history up to that
Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011.
The crowds lined the street in
anticipation of funnymen Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis hitting the
Red Carpet at "The Campaign" premiere Thursday August 2, 2012 at the
Chinese Theater in Hollywood. They did not disappoint as they mingled
with the fans, signing autographs and shaking hands like real candidates
on the campaign trail might do.
Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis star as rival North Carolina
congressional candidates out to bury each other in this mud-slinging,
back-stabbing, home-wrecking comedy that takes today’s political circus
to the next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit
rock bottom, there’s always room to dig a whole lot deeper. In theaters
Nationwide on Friday August 10, 2012.
Hollywood Boulevard rocked on Tuesday
July 10, 2012 when former Guns N' Roses lead guitarist Slash (AKA Saul
Hudson) was honored with the 2,473rd star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
It seems a fitting tribute for a musician who first won notoriety in the
nightclubs along Los Angeles' Sunset Strip.
Slash told the crowd
of fans and well wishers, "I've been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a
long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a
huge, huge honor," Slash said at the unveiling of his star. "And so I
want to thank everybody for this; it's unbelievable."
speaker, in the form of the winning Charlie Sheen, was present to convey
his admiration and to congratulate his neighbor and friend. The "Anger
Management" star and rabble-rouser couldn't resist taking a shot at
Slash's estranged former band mate, Axl Rose. "You know, it's quite
fitting, I think, that Slash is getting a star on the very street that
Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on," the actor quipped to fans
gathered in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Boulevard.
speakers on hand included veteran movie producer Robert Evans, whose
2002 documentary on his life in Tinseltown, "The Kid Stays in the
Picture", included a song by Slash.
The stars were out at Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre the other
night (Thursday, June 21, 2012) for the World Premiere of 'Ted'.
Kunis, in a Christian Dior dress and Christian Louboutin's, joined Mark
Wahlberg and the film's writer-director, Seth MacFarlane, on the red
carpet. Fellow co-stars Seth McFarlane, Jessica Stroup, Giovanni Ribisi
and Alex Borstein also posed for the media at the event.
married Giovanni Ribisi showed up without his new bride, model Agyness
Deyn. Rumors of the low-key wedding first hit the Internet when an
employee of Crown City News spotted the pair in line at the Los Angeles
County Registrar's office, "passionately kissing." The pair admitted
they were getting married and said they had been dating "a while."
to celebuzz.com, Wahlberg had only kind words for his co-star, 'Black
Swan' actress Mila Kunis, 28. “She’s great, we were in it together,...
We worked together before and she’s just very easy to get along with.
She’s smart, witty, very quick, but also easy going which is a rare
The film spins a quirky tale of a man whose childhood wish, for his teddy bear to come to life, comes true. Wahlberg explained to the media on the Carpet why his potty-mouthed furry friend was still lovable - wild lifestyle and all. "Despite the fact that he's got the most foul mouth you've ever seen and he's a bad influence, he's also got a heart that's very sweet and very kind and very funny."
The R-rated comedy centers on a boy whose Christmas wish is fulfilled after his teddy bear comes to life. But that dream turns into a nightmare as they grow up. The stuffed bear is played by MacFarlane in a motion-capture suit. "Ted" hits theaters June 29, 2012.
Patricia Heaton, star of the popular
television comedies, "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "The Middle", was
honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, May 22,
2012. Heaton was reunited with her TV husbands Ray Romano and Neil Flynn
for the event. Also attending were Doris Roberts, Brad Garrett and
Atticus Shaffer. Heaton won two "best actress" Emmy awards for her role
as Debra Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond."
The actress was the
recipient of the 2,472nd star and her friends and family, including
actor husband David Hunt and their four sons, looked on proudly as she
accepted the honor. During her acceptance speech, the actress declared,
"I'm overwhelmed. I came to Hollywood 20 years ago at the age of 30. I
had no agent and no manager... God opened a door for me and by God I
mean Ray Romano."
Guest speaker Ray Romano said he first met
Patty when she auditioned for the role of his wife, Debra Barone. "Of
the hundreds of actresses that auditioned, she was the only one who
kissed me on the lips. . . and I thought to myself, this woman really
needs a job."
Switching gears to a more serious tone, Romano said
the show "really revolved around Patty," even though he played the
title character. "She not only grounded it, but she was funny. She made
me a better actor." He also saluted her dedication to family and to
family values. "The Hollywood Star Committee got it right today."
Went to St. Raphael's Catholic grade School, Bay Village, Ohio.
Daughter of Chuck Heaton, sportswriter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer
a 2006 TV Guide/Bravo poll, she was named the TV personality who would
make the best real-life housewife with 72% of the vote, far surpassing
runner-up Teri Hatcher from "Desperate Housewives" (2004).
Once worked at People magazine.
Edited news film at ABC station Channel 5 (WEWS) in Cleveland, when she was in college as a summer intern in the late 1970s
Less than a week before it opens wide in the U.S., "Dark Shadows" held its star studded Hollywood premiere on Monday, May 7, 2012. Taking place at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the special screening event was attended by it's cast members including Johnny Depp, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jackie Earle Haley and Chloe Grace Moretz. The attendees walked down a black carpet and several of them, including Depp, met the crowd of fans lining Hollywood Bloulevard before the screening, graciously signing autographs and posing for pictures.
Other guests included Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper (who plays himself in the film), Peter Fonda, along with original TV "Dark Shadows" actors Lara Parker (Angelique), David Selby (Quentin Collins) and Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans).
Fashion stand-outs included Michelle Pfeiffer as she dazzled on the carpet wearing a short burnished gold Lanvin dress and necklace by designer sister-in-law Rona Pfeiffer. Bella Heathcote chose a a tiered white dress featuring a frilled shoulder and delicate vintage-style fabric while Chloe Grace Moretz donned a shimmering blue Stella McCartney short dress.