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Walk of Fame Committee announces 2017 inductees

HOLLYWOOD — The late singer Selena Quintanilla, Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel, singer John Legend and actors Chris Pratt, Amy Adams and Hugh Laurie are among those announced June 28 as the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s class of 2017.

The honorees were selected to receive stars on the legendary walk from among hundreds of nominations submitted to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee. The recipients were chosen by the committee and ratified by the chamber’s Board of Directors.

Television producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee, for announced the new honorees alongside Leron Gubler, president and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is thrilled to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” DiBona said. “The committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected a great group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world.

“As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will look back at the day of their ceremony and remember it with fond memories shared with family and friends, and of course, the fans. We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2017 become part of Hollywood history on this famous walk.”

Honorees in their respective Walk of Fame categories are:

• For motion pictures: Adams, Jason Bateman, Goldie Hawn, Dwayne Johnson, Pratt, Brett Ratner, Ryan Reynolds, George A. Romero, Mark Ruffalo and Rita Wilson.

• For television: Tyra Banks, Andre Braugher, Ken Corday, Lee Daniels, Laurie, Eva Longoria, Wolfgang Puck, Keri Russell, Haim Saban, George Segal, Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor.

• For recording: Clarence Avant, Jerry Goldsmith (posthumous), Hall & Oates, Ice Cube, Legend, *NSYNC, New Edition and Selena, also posthumous.

• For radio: Elvis Duran.

• And for live theater/performance: Criss Angel, Jeff Dunham and Dudamel.

Honorees have two years from the date of selection to schedule their star ceremony.


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