No Walk of Fame stars for reality TV stars
Snooki may be a big draw on MTV, but anyone hoping to find her name etched on the sidewalk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be waiting quite a while.tv Updated: Aug 26, 2011 16:47 IST
Snooki may be a big draw on MTV, but anyone hoping to find her name etched on the sidewalk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be waiting quite a while. On Monday, the organization posted a status update on its official Facebook page saying, "Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!"
That means "Hell to the No, Paris Hilton, you are not getting a star, even if you pony up the $30,000 fee required to have one installed!" The same goes for Kim Kardashian, Nicole Richie, the Situation, Kate Gosselin and anyone else known solely for being a reality star.
Ana Martinez, vice president of media relations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, told E! News: "That's my personal opinion as the caretaker of the Walk of Fame for 24 years. I'm very protective. And people are kind of in agreement."
Of course, Gene Simmons, Mark Burnett and Ryan Seacrest all have stars, as do other big-name celebrities who have dabbled in reality. But those people have other credentials beyond just being a contestant on, say, Big Brother or a cast member on shows like The Real World.
Martinez did tell E! that the Kardashians of the world could be revisited later if they have further accomplishments down the road that transcend reality television. In other words, Snooki may have to wait until she wins an Emmy for that gritty performance as a destitute street mime with a heart of gold in her inevitable Lifetime Original Movie.
First Published: Aug 26, 2011 16:00 IST