Jennifer Lopez was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, and 43 never looked so good! (Yes, I realize some stars fudge on their age, but no matter how old she is, J-Lo looks fab.)
That peachy skirt is beautiful, especially paired with a plain white top.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an interesting thing in that the stars have to pay for it themselves or have a sponsor who pays for it. The city doesn’t. They have to be approved for the privilege of paying for it, but it isn’t an honor in the same way as an Oscar or Emmy.
It really is an odd little thing, in that the celebrities have to pay for it. I mean, sure, the celebrities benefit from having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but the city definitely benefits from it, because it creates buzz and brings in tourists. Seems like they could at least split the cost of it. I wonder if it comes up in city meetings – would love to sit in on one of those and hear what they have to say about it.
From Wikipedia: “Each year an average of 200 nominations are submitted to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame Selection Committee. Anyone, including fans, can nominate anyone active in the field of entertainment as long as the nominee or his or her management approves the nomination (a letter of agreement from the nominated celebrity or representative must accompany the application)…. A fee ($30,000 as of 2012), payable at time of selection, is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The fee is usually paid by the nominating organization, which may be a fan club, or a film studio, record company, broadcaster, or other sponsor involved with the prospective honoree. The Starz cable network, for example, paid for Dennis Hopper’s star as part of the promotion for its series Crash. It was unveiled in March 2010, shortly before Hopper’s death.”
She looks gorgeous. I didn’t know they had to pay for it themselves though. $30k isn’t much to these folks though.
I know – I was going to say something to the effect of $30K?!!! That’s crazy! But yeah, probably just a drop in the bucket to most of those folks.