HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 21, 2011 —A new group of entertainment professionals in Motion Pictures, Television, Radio and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These individuals were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 17, 2011 and ratified by the Chamber's Board of Directors.
The Walk of Fame recipients for the year 2012 are:
Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone, Kate Winslet and Richard Burton (posthumous)
Tom Lyle Williams wasn't chosen unfortunately, because only one posthumous nominee is chosen in each category once a year. Tom Lyle Williams was nominated under Television for his groundbreaking commercials. The Chamber of Commerce didn't feel Tom Lyle Williams body of work was worthy, as far as being part of Hollywood itself. Maybe they are right, his body of work encompassed Advertising and Marketing. Even though, he was a pioneer in the Hollywood Star System, as well as being The King of Advertising! Read The Maybelline Story yourself and let me know your opinion!!
Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig, and Adam West
Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Jennifer Lopez, Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart) and Barry White (posthumous)
“The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year, as well as to generate a once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars,” said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee.
I will be posting more exciting news about cousin Chuck Williams known as BB1 - "Beach Boy One." Chuck is considered the # 1 Beach Boy Fan among the Beach Boys themselves. BB1 sang with Al Jardine this week at Santa Barbara's Summer in the park series. Want to know anything about the Beach Boys, ASK CHUCK!!