attends the Simon Fuller Hollywood Walk Of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 23, 2011 in Hollywood, California.

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.

Check out the photo gallery below. See more photos from Scott HERE. Plus watch out for recaps!

UPDATE: Video from THR

“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

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  • ri

    Cookie looks hot as usual. and wow JLo is ROCKIN that dress! even the normally gorgeous Carrie can’t keep up with her here.

  • J9BT

    Everyone looks great! So nice to see Kris, David, Carrie, the S10 folks and the judges (ex Steven?). I wonder why Victoria Beckham is there, though – maybe for being a guest judge last season?

  • dy77

    Victoria Beckham knows Simon Fuller because of his role in managing some aspect of the Spice Girls, I believe.

    Wanted to share the twitter list link again- shared it in the headlines thread – but for any who missed tweets from today, you can read them at http://twitter.com/#!/list/KrisAllenLists/s10idolfinale.

  • McCreerian

    I wonder why Victoria Beckham is there, though – maybe for being a guest judge last season?

    Simon Fuller is her manager.

  • Buffynut

    David looks so good!!!

    J9BT, the Beckhams are managed by Simon and they are good friends.

  • Eileen99

    Nice event today. There’s something about seeing previous winners together that makes me feel all nostalgic & happy.

  • McCreerian

    That must have been cool for Lauren and Scotty to meet Carrie Underwood-I know they have been wanting to all season long. She is their favorite(who can blame them?)

  • Sassycatz

    Scott’s pic stream is great….

    And now that he’s posted it, I’ll bow to his post below.

  • luly

    The idols look great.

  • http://www.twilightslo.com Mateja

    Ohh, pregnant Victoria in those high heels. Painful.

  • larc

    Surprised that Adam wasn’t there since I believe Simon is still his manager. But maybe he was told to stay away and rehearse for Moscow instead. Adam couldn’t make any money for Simon at the Walk of Fame, but he can at Maxidrom. ;)

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    I’m reposting this from the headline thread:

    I was at today’s event and let me tell you it was a who’s who of American Idol and 19alphabet.

    Here is a link to my pictures on flickr:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/25997437@N03/sets/72157626790203192/

    I have shots of David Cook, Kris Allen, Carie Underwood, Ryan Seacrest, Randy Jackson, Nigel Lithgow, most of the AI10 top 13, JLO & Marc Anthony,l Mary Murphy, Victoria Beckham, and Simon Fuller (naturally LOL).

    I thought David Cook and Stefano Langone were the sharpest dressed guys there. (Mr. Cook could get rid of that necklace bling thing – the cool embroidered jacket pocket & chain were enough, but he looked awsome with copper hair in the sun).

    David Cook and Kris Allen really have quite a bit of star power on red carpets (as informal as this was – more of a sidewalk walk lol). Huge crowd… cheering mostly for Victoria Beckham, JLo, David Cook, Kris Allen & Ryan Seacrest. Nice to see so many dudes into David & Kris. Paparazzi really into Beckhams & Cook the most.

    Simon Fuller took time at the end of his speech to praise Simon Cowell (who was not there). It was a very heartfelt and classy thing to do. It wasn’t just one quick mention – he went on for a minute or so praising Cowell and wishing him great success. I think Mr. Fuller is a class act and mad genius.

  • ross

    That must have been cool for Lauren and Scotty to meet Carrie Underwood-I know they have been wanting to all season long. She is their favorite(who can blame them?)

    Not to be picky but I remember that Lauren said Kris Allen is her favorite (who can blame her? lol). Carrie is Scotty’s favorite, I think.

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/04/10/american-idol-who-is-the-best-idol-contestant-ever-the-current-idols-give-their-picks/

  • Incipit

    Thanks, Scott, I was gonna ask if you could bring that over from the Headlines Thread – always cool to have the viewpoint of someone on the spot – sounds as if you enjoyed this afternoon!

    Great pictures, too. Many thanks for those as well.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris Allen, Simon Fuller, and David Cook http://twitpic.com/51nvbh

    Rear view; http://twitpic.com/51o4q0 :D

  • Trina

    Scott your pics are awesome!

    I don’t know why I find seeing Scotty lined up with David and Kris so amusing. If only Lee was there the KLC prophecy could have been brought to life.

  • McCreerian

    Not to be picky but I remember that Lauren said Kris Allen was her favorite (and who can blame her?) Carrie is Scotty’s favorite, I think.

    She always seems to go back and forth lol. Here she says Carrie is her favorite performer:

    http://www.americanidol.com/videos/season_10/road_to_hollywood/lauren_alaina/

    But hey, she got to see Kris Allen too!

  • lili_anne7

    Not to be picky but I remember that Lauren said Kris Allen is her favorite (who can blame her? lol). Carrie is Scotty’s favorite, I think.

    Well based on the pic stream, Lauren was sitting next to Kris and it looked like they we’re chatting, so either way she got to talk to her favorite.

  • Incipit

    I saw that Scotty and David have something in common to talk about, besides Scotty’s middle name being Cooke with an ‘e’. *wink*

    They were both pitchers on their respective High School teams – a position that carries a lot of decision making responsibility for the games.

    Great pics today – seeing so many everyones together…but this is still my all time fav so far.

    David Cook! OMFG!! http://lockerz.com/s/104205425

  • brian_ny1976

    does scotty mcreery only own one shirt?

  • BigNLiddle

    Paul McDonald. I love you and all, but The last 3 times I’ve seen you on tv or in pictures, you have worn the same gosh darn thing in all of them. WEAR SOMETHING ELSE.

  • Eyeswideshut2

    “@h2oconvo: Simon Fuller going where many David Cook fangirls have wanted to … http://twitpic.com/51o4q0 ” :-)

  • jinger

    Great pics, Scott. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    the Beckhams are managed by Simon and they are good friends.

    Also, JLO, Marc Anthony and Carrie are all shown on the new XIX Entertainment website as being managed by Simon:

    http://xixentertainment.com/

  • Keel

    Great pics today – seeing so many everyones together…but this is still my all time fav so far.

    David Cook! OMFG!! http://lockerz.com/s/104205425

    A well-fitted suit really does a lot.

  • SpenserJ

    Amongst all of those people looking dapper and lovely, Scotty just looks plain ridiculous.

    I like Pia’s hair more parted to the side like that, with a little softer look. That harsh middle part she was rocking for a while actually ages her a little. She’s gorgeous either way, but I like this look better.

    JLo & Carrie are both stunning. JLo always just looks like a star. Whatever the elusive “it” factor is, she’s got it in spades.

    Since I usually make fun of his clothes, I’d like to point out that I’m quite fond of David Cook’s “cool rock star” ensemble at this event.

    And, because I’m always so mean to Stefano, I feel that I should mention he looks quite handsome in these pictures. Kris looks great too (even though I don’t like that shirt – but he gets a pass since it’s not worse than Scotty’s).

    Thanks for sharing your pics Scott. I love a good opportunity to wade in the shallow end :).

  • suenigma

    Eyeswideshut2 says:
    05/23/2011 at 6:34 pm
    “@h2oconvo: Simon Fuller going where many David Cook fangirls have wanted to … http://twitpic.com/51o4q0

    Freaking hilarious!

  • SpenserJ

    OMG! Fuller grabbing Cook’s ass is one of the funniest things I’ve seen this week. I literally did just LOL.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    does scotty mcreery only own one shirt?

    I hope not. I hope that he has 3-4 identical shirts that he cycles (and washes!).

  • luly

    Eyeswideshut2 says:
    05/23/2011 at 6:34 pm
    “@h2oconvo: Simon Fuller going where many David Cook fangirls have wanted to … http://twitpic.com/51o4q0

    LOL

  • McCreerian

    Also, JLO, Marc Anthony and Carrie are all shown on the new XIX Entertainment website as being managed by Simon:

    http://xixentertainment.com/

    Soon to be joined by Lauren and Scotty!

  • Trina

    @h2oconvo: Simon Fuller going where many David Cook fangirls have wanted to … http://twitpic.com/51o4q0

    I always knew Simon really liked David..

    I want Pia and Haley’s shoes really bad.

  • tripp_ncwy

    OMG! Fuller grabbing Cook’s ass is one of the funniest things I’ve seen this week. I literally did just LOL.

    Yeah but Fuller has two hands. :D :D

  • Pam

    That pic of Fuller and Dave…..just LOL!

    Scott-You know that Dave loves that bling. Taking it away from him would be like taking the blanket away from Linus. heh Thanks for the pics. :)

    A few thoughts:

    Yep, we pick on Stefano quite a bit he does look sharp. Dave knows how to work the crowd with that smile of his. :)

    Mary Murphy looks great. I’m really looking forward to seeing her back on SYTYCD on Thursday on the judges panel where she belongs! :)

    Carrie always looks stunning so no surprise there and even J-Lo. In fact all lady idols past and present looked gorgeous.

    Love those shades on Kris. He’s cool like that. ;)

    Simon Fuller has worked hard to get to where he is and has helped guide some of the idol winners/non winners onto successful post show careers. He really deserves the honor he received today.

  • girlygirl

    I was at this ceremony, so here’s my recap. I didn’t take any pictures because I ended up caught behind (a) tall people and (b) tv crews

    Got there a little after 10 a.m. This was set up in front of the W Hotel, just off the corner of Hollywood & Vine. When I got there, there were already about 30-50 people at the barricades, which were on the sidewalk in front of the hotel as well as in the courtyard of the hotel on the side

    Cory (the guy who warms up the crowd before and during the AI tapings) came out to try and warm up the crowd around 10:30 or so. There were a lot of people from out of town, of course. One person in the crowd had a painting or drawing of Naima, which looked really cool. She ended up signing it for him.

    The S10 Top 13 came out around 11 a.m. There didn’t seem to be a real crowd favorite, people were yelling for a lot of them, although it was a much more subdued crowd than you’d see at the actual show or at the AI tour.

    Casey was the first of the S10 idols to come over to the side where I was standing to sign autographs and take pics. Within 10 minutes or so all of the Top 13 had made theire way over, all being very friendly in taking photos and signing autographs. The girls all were dressed up and looked great — I really liked Naima’s outfiet and thought that Lauren’s polka dot dress was so cute and age appropriate — why can’t they dress her like that on the show? Some of the guys were more dressed up than others. Scotty was the most casual, in plaid shirt & jeans.

    This lady standing right next to me yelled (very loudly) at Pia, Haley and Casey that they were all robbed and should have been in the Top 2. Haha — don’t know about her logic, there :)

    Anyway, the S10 Idols went inside after about 15 minutes and then at 11:30 a bunch of vips started trickling out. By this time it was a lot more crowded — I’d estimate there were a couple of hundred people crowded behind the barriers, not to mention about a dozen tv crews and other media types. The tv cameras and vip types blocked my view so I didn’t even see David Cook or Kris come out — someone had to point out to me that they were sitting by the dais. J-Lo got a ton of attention when she came out with her husband.

    Ryan Seacrest gave a short speech and then Carrie came out and gave a brief speech. I could hear Ryan fine, but it was like the mic had been turned off for Carrie, because I couldn’t really hear what she said. Same thing for when Fuller actually started speaking. I did him him talk about Simon Cowell’s contribution to AI and at one point he turned and was speaking directly to Scotty and Lauren, but I have no idea what he said.

    After the ceremony ended, there were lots of photo ops. Fuller with J-Lo and Randy (Steven Tyler wasn’t there, for whatever reason), Fuller with Carrie & Ryan, Fuller with David and Kris, Fuller with Scott & Lauren as well as with the entire Top 13, etc.

    I don’t know if Carrie worked the line or not, but both Kris and David went around to take photos and sign autographs for the people at the barriers.

    On a shallow note, both Cookie and Kris looked HOT. In my opinion, way better than any of the S10 guys (YMMV, of course)

  • SpenserJ

    I want Pia and Haley’s shoes really bad.

    Me too! Major shoe envy.

    Mary Murphy looks great. I’m really looking forward to seeing her back on SYTYCD on Thursday on the judges panel where she belongs!

    Amen to that. I really missed her last season. And, it’s grea to see her looking so good.

  • girlygirl

    the photo of Fuller’s hand on David’s ass :). That picture was Fuller, Cook on one side and Kris on the other, so the question is, where was Fuller’s other hand? You can see Kris’ hand safely around Fuller’s waist :)

  • SpenserJ

    That picture was Fuller, Cook on one side and Kris on the other, so the question is, where was Fuller’s other hand? You can see Kris’ hand safely around Fuller’s waist

    Maybe that’s the universal gesture for “Thanks for making me stinking rich beyond my wildest imagination” ?

  • Willis

    Great photos! I wonder how Victoria feels about being sat next to plaid. Maybe she offered Scotty some fashion tips for events like this?

  • ross

    Great photos! I wonder how Victoria feels about being sat next to plaid. Maybe she offered Scotty some fashion tips for events like this?

    Ha. I kind of think Scotty is already classier than she’ll ever be, but that’s just me, maybe. If this is her idea of fashionable, I think he could skip the advice. lol

    http://www.hollywoodtuna.com/images/bigimages/victoria_beckham_rome_big.jpg

  • Parkbench

    STEFANO! He looks sooooo good! haha David and Kris look good as well but Stefano he is fine! hahaha
    Sorry for being shallow! hahaha

  • tripp_ncwy

    Kris was not immune to the grab ass either. Look Fuller’s hand is behind Kris.

    http://twitpic.com/51o3h9

  • http://flamingnose.blogspot.com Scott

    On a shallow note, both Cookie and Kris looked HOT. In my opinion, way better than any of the S10 guys (YMMV, of course)

    I concur, girlygirl :)
    I do think maybe Stefano has that quality where the camera loves him. He looked really good. But David & Kris just exude a star quality and sexiness that I don’t see in this year’s crop (yet).

  • tripp_ncwy
  • Mtlfan

    Kris looks hot as usual!

  • argie

    omg… I couldn’t help but LOL at Casey biting his nails in the bg while Ryan was talking (see 1:02) and I’m lovvvinggg Pia and Haley’s outfit. Those two are definitely meant to be on the red carpet.

  • Ratna12

    Kris was not immune to the grab ass either. Look Fuller’s hand is behind Kris.

    http://twitpic.com/51o3h9

    OMG, too funny.
    Simon F was the only one with a more natural smile in that pic.
    Both Kris and David weren’t quite smiling. Ha-ha.

    By the way, I don’t blame Fuller at all.

    Thanks girlygirl for the report. Maybe I’ll see you tomorrow at the Idol final.
    I can’t wait, my first time at an Idol taping.

  • tripp_ncwy
  • BrandoC15

    Ahhh, can we get Haley in the spotlight!?!? 2 pics to everyone elses 8!!! She’s the most photogenic and was best dressed! :P

  • sma11ie

    On a shallow note, both Cookie and Kris looked HOT. In my opinion, way better than any of the S10 guys (YMMV, of course)

    I agree :). In fact, I haven’t found any eye candy in either S9 or S10… I agree that Stefano is very photogenic here, though he often came off a little creepy during performances. I think Paul has a bit of a charming indie look about him, but not my type.

  • hoa_teca

    Scotty likes casual, simple style. At least for now, I see nothing wrong with it. I like things simple.

    His smile is still very bright and friendly. Hm, and his bright plain shirt suits him the best. In fact, its color stood out for me among the crowd. He will dress up when he needs to.

  • J9BT

    lol that Simon Fuller thinks the turnout was for him. If all of those IDOL contestants and judges weren’t there, I wonder how many people would have turned out.

  • Charli

    I love Paul but REALLY want him to lose the scarves around the neck. Ugh.

    David & Kris look awesome of course. David, I want to eat him he looks so good. That guy just gets better with age.

    And I think Lauren, Haley and Pia look fantastic. Seriously, could Scotty have not at least put a dress shirt on? Anything but the plaid? yeesh.