Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. (May 23)
He was flanked by American Idols both old and new, including the Top 13, David Cook, Kris Allen and Carrie Underwood plus Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Ryan Seacrest, Victoria Beckham and more.
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“It’s been an amazing 10 years at American Idol, and there are quite a bit of people who put this show on,” Seacrest said from the podium. “It is a close-knit family, and we say thank you and congratulations on this well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
Underwood also paid tribute to Fuller.
“You have earned this, you deserve this more than anybody I know, and behalf of all the lives you have changed forever, thank you so much,” the country singer said.
For his part, Fuller said it was a bit surreal to be the center of attention for a change.
“You have no idea how bizarre, strange, awkward and many other words I feel right now because I’m usually sitting over there, or back there, or up there, and very rarely find myself in the spotlight,” he said, then quipped: “Actually it’s great. I think I should do my own reality show.”
Video from the Hollywood Walk of Fame Channel
Carrie Underwood – Maximo TV
David Cook – Maximo TV