American Idol alum and movie star, Jennifer Hudson, Glee star, Jane Lynch and ex-Idol judge, Ellen Degeneres were among the 24 entertainment professionals chosen to get a star on the 2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame.
This is the first time an American Idol alum has been awarded a star, although Simon Fuller was awarded the honor in 2011 and ex-Idol judge, Paula Abdul got hers, pre-Idol in 1991.
A statement from David Green, Chairman of the Walk of Fame selection committee reads, “The Walk of Fame committee is proud to announce next year’s honorees whose additions to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame will bring everlasting memories of their star power, talent, and popularity to the millions who visit Hollywood each year and which will shine even more light on the entertainment capital of the world.”
Rick Baker, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, James Franco, Ron Howard and Helen Mirren
Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Katey Sagal and Matthew Perry
The Back Street Boys, Jennifer Hudson, Jane’s Addiction, Janis Joplin (Posthumous), New Kids on the Block, Usher Raymond IV, Thalia and Luther Vandross (Posthumous)
Olympia Dukakis and Penn & Teller
Steve Harvey and “Shot Gun” Tom Kelly