Andre “Dr. Dre” Young Receives the 2775th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Dr. Dre's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Dr. Dre's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Today, March 19, 2024, Hip Hop pioneer Dr. Dre received his star on the Walk of Fame in the Recording category. His star is located at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Jimmy Kimmel Studio.

The emcee for today’s event was  radio personality Big Boy, who also has a star on the Walk of Fame.  Given props to Dr. Dre were Snoop Dogg and Dre’s business partner Jimmy Iovine.

“Dr. Dre’s star will serve as a lasting symbol of his immense talent and enduring legacy in the world of music, “stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  “What is special regarding the location chosen for Dr. Dre’s star is that it will be next to the star of his long-time friend Snoop Dogg!,” added Martinez.

Born and raised in Compton, California, rapper, producer, and entrepreneur, Dr. Dre has excelled in all of his endeavoea. He has won nine Grammy Awards, He established Aftermath Entertainment in 1996and launched the careers of Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Anderson Paak and Beats Electronics.

Dr. Dre music career started with the World Class Wreckin’ Cru. Shortly after, he co-founded the group N.W.A. that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 and they also received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award 2024. In 1992 his first solo album, The Chronic sold 3 million copies becoming certified triple platinum and winning him a Grammy for Rap Solo Performance for Let Me Ride.

The Recording Academy along with the Black Music Collective established the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg launched Gin & Juice by Dre and Snoop. It is their first ready-to-drink product from their new company.

Dre has donated $10 million to Compton High School for the school’s new performing arts center named the “Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young Performing Arts Center.

Along with Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar, Dre collaborated on the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at Sofi Stadium. They went on to win three Emmys. Their Outstanding Variety Special win was the only time a Super Bowl halftime show has won an Emmy.


REMEMBER ME, THE MAHALIA JACKSON STORY Opens 30th Edition of America’s Largest Black Film Festival, Apri 19 - May 1

Over 200 films from 55 countries to be shown at Cinemark Baldwin Hills


LOS ANGELES, California – Today, PAFF announced the full lineup for the 30th annual Pan African Film & Arts Film Festival, the largest Black film festival in America, taking place April 19 - May 1, 2022. This year the Festival will make its return to the Cinemark Baldwin Hills for in-person screenings, featuring over 200 films from 55 countries, in 18 languages, including 58 World and 32 North American premieres. Of the films selected for the Festival, 46% are helmed by female, queer or non-binary filmmakers, and 80% are directed by filmmakers of African descent. Many titles will also be available virtually for in-home screenings via the Festival’s streaming platform Eventive to audiences worldwide. The Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza will once again host its renowned Artfest, featuring over 100 established and emerging fine artists and quality craftspeople from all over the Black Diaspora. Festival Passes and individual tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at


The 30th Pan African Film & Arts Festival opens Apr. 19 at the Directors Guild of America with REMEMBER ME, a poignant look into the life and rise of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and starring Grammy-winning singer Ledisi. The Centerpiece presentation are the winning films from the JOHN SINGLETON SHORT FILM COMPETITION. Inspired by the legacy of the late Los Angeles-born legendary African American filmmaker, John Singleton, the competition is the result of a partnership between the City of Los Angeles and PAFF under L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson’s embRACE L.A. initiative and is designed to honor Singleton’s cinematic legacy while simultaneously celebrating his unapologetic approach to filmmaking. The Festival will also host the premiere of FX Network’s hotly anticipated “Snowfall” Season 5 finale and Showtime’s “The Man Who Fell From Earth,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofo. The full schedule is available in the online Festival Program.

Click here to download PAFF's 2022 Quick Facts and Highlights


7,200 miles away from Los Angeles in Ougadodo, Burkina Faso, the idea to showcase Black film and filmmakers in Los Angeles was born. It was 1989, the 20th anniversary of FESPACO also known as The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, the largest film festival in Africa. There, Ayuko Babu, Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Lethan Weapon), and others with the help of then-Chairman of the U.S. Subcommittee on Africa Rep. Mervyn Dymally and Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaoré conceived a plan to bring African cinema to the U.S. Thirty years later, the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), is still going strong and is the largest Black film festival in America.


Festival Passes and individual tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at

Festival Sponsors and Partners

PAFF is sponsored in part by the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell through the Department of Arts and Culture, LA Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA Councilmember Curren Price, LA Councilmember Herb Wesson, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, LA Arts COVID-19 Relief Fund with the California Community Foundation, and the LA County COVID-19 Arts Relief Fund administered by the LA County Department of Arts and Culture.

The 30th Pan African Film & Arts Festival's sponsors include major Festival sponsors: Stocker Street Creative, FX Networks, and Glassdoor.

About the Pan African Film & Arts Festival

Established in 1992 by Hollywood veterans Danny Glover (The Color Purple, Lethal Weapon), the late Ja'Net DuBois ("Good Times"), and Ayuko Babu (Executive Director), the Pan African Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has remained dedicated to the promotion of Black stories and images through the exhibition of film, visual art, and other creative expression. PAFF is one of the largest and most prestigious Black film festivals in the U.S. and attracts local, national, and international audiences. In addition, it is an Oscar-qualifying festival for animation and live-action films, and one of the largest Black History Month events in America.

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The 30th Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival
April 19-May 1, 2022

Cinemark Baldwin Hills 15 | Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

It’s Back! The 89th Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots


After cancellation of the 2020 Hollywood Christmas Parade due
to the COVID 19, Hollywood kicks off the 2021 Christmas Holiday.

The 2021 Hollywood Christmas Parade is co-hosted by parade producer, Laura McKenzie, Montel Williams, Dean Cain, Erick Estrada and special co-host Elizabeth Stanton.

The Grand Marshall is The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood.


The celebrities helping to ring in the Christmas Season are, Kariamah Westbrook, Rome Flynn, Lou Ferrigno, Kimberlin Brown, Lynnette Romero, Matt Mauser, French Steward, Lieutenant General James B. Laster USMC (Retired)

The marching bands participating this year are, Gevorkian Dance Academy, PAVA Korean Traditional Band KAYPA, Greenwood Marching Woodman and Irish Guard, LA Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Maker Empire, Milton High School Marching Band, Penn High School Marching Band, The Los Angeles Catholic Schools Band, LA Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Mira Costa High Marching Band and Colorguard and Thundersquad Drumline.

The 2021 Hollywood Christmas Parade will be televised on The CW Network and for the international audience on Armed Forces Network.

James Bond’s Daniel Craig Receives 2,704th Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Daniel Craig Walk of Fame Star
Daniel Craig Walk of Fame Star. Photo Credit: Yevette Renee

Daniel Craig was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with the 2,704th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in th Motion Picture category on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. The star is located at 7007 Hollywood Boulevard

Nicole Mihalka, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was the day's emcee and helping her to celebrate Craig was film producers Barbara Broccoli, p.g.a, Michael Gl. Wilson and Academy Award winner, actor Rami Malekm, who won for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody in 2018.

Daniel Craig has starred in five James Bond films; Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre and the new release, No Time To Die that is now in theaters.

The Chi-Lites Receive the 2,702 Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Chi Lites Poster

Old School R&B legends The Chi-Lites received the 2,702 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, September 30th.

Their new star is in the recording category and located at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard at Sycamore Avenue.

On hand to assist the Hollywood Chamber Chair of the Board Nicole Mihalk honor the Chi- Lites where actor of 'Good Times' fame, Jimmie Walker and New York syndicated and Sirius/XB radio personality Jeff Fox.

Marshall Thompson
Marshall Thompson

Marshall Thompson, the sole, living founding member, accepted the award on behalf of The Chi-Lites. The current members Tara Thompson, Fred Simon, Warren Tipton, and Mack Miller were also in attendance.

Gone to soon, but certainly not forgotten during the celebration, were founding members Eugene Record, Robert 'Squirrel' Lester, and Creadel 'Red' Jones, who were all acknowledged and celebrated on Thursday.

The poster of Creadel 'Red' Jones, Robert 'Squirrel' Lester, and Eugene Record, and Marshall Thompson on display kept them front and center throughout the Walk of Fame ceremony.

Claudette Robinson, First Lady of Motown Photo: Yevette Renee
Claudette Robinson, First Lady of Motown Photo: Yevette Renee

In the audience to support the Chi-Lites was Claudette Robinson, the First Lady of Motown and an original member of The Miracles, , Good Times' Bern Nadette Stanis, Freda Payne, and Angela Yevette, daughter of Creadel 'Red'Jones and others.

Marshall Thompson formed the group the "Hi-Lights in 1959 with his friends Eugene Record, Robert 'Squirrel' Lester, and Creadel 'Red 'Jones in Chicago, Il. In 1964 the groups name was changed to 'Marshall & The Chi-Lites. It was 1969 when they were signed to Brunswick Records, headed by Carl Davis and Nat Tarnopol and known world wide as 'The Chi-Lites.

Some of their memorable songs from their more than 60 years in the business, include What Do I Wish For, Give More Power to the People, Let Me Be the Man My Daddy Was, Lonely Man, Oh Girl, Have You Seen Her.

As a final note, the Chi-Lites fans and supporters were looking good, dressed to-the-nines and ready for a Hollywood party.

Old School R&B legends The Chi-Lites received the 2,702 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, September 30th.

Their new star is in the recording category is located at 7057 Hollywood Boulevard at Sycamore Avenue.

Terry Crews Receives 2,699th Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Terry Crews Walk of Fame. Photo: Yevette Renee

Terry Crews recived the 2,699th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, July 30th, which happens to be his 53rd birthday.

The emcee for the event was Nicole Mihalka, Chairperson of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. On hand to celebrate Crews' big day was Howie Mandel and Tichina Arnold.

Crews began his career with an art to the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and later received an Art Excellence and full-ride athletic football scholarship to . He stars in the NBC series "Brooklyn Nine-Nine, hosts another NBC series favorite "America's Got Talent. He has appeared on three hit TV series that aired for over
100-episodes, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, "Are We There Yet? and "Everybody Hates Chris".

His new star is located in front of Eastown at 6201 Hollywood Boulevard.

Marla Gibbs Receives the 2,698th Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Marla Gibbs Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Photo: Yevette Renee
Marla Gibbs Hollywood Walk of Fame. Photo: Yevette Renee

Legendary and iconic actress Marla Gibbs was honored with the 2,698th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today.

The emcee for today's event was Rana Ghadban, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. And there to help celebrate Marla Gibbs was Mr. Hollywood, Norman Lear and the truly funny and talented Tisha Campbell.

The other celebrities celebrating Marla where, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kim Whitley, Sherry Sheppard.

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Gibbs later moved to Los Angeles, California with her three children where she eventually pursued a career in entertainment.

To prepare herself for her new career she studied at the Performing Arts Society of Los Angeles and took classes at Mafundi Institure and the Watts Writers Workshop.

Gibbs breakout role was as the funny and fiesty maid Florence on Norman Lear's CBS televison show 'The Jeffersons'. After that huge success, she was given the opportunity to bring her original stage play '227' to CBS, where she received credit as Executive Producer.

Gibbs is the co-writer of the theme song for '227' and it is her beautiful voice that is heard singing.

The eight-time NAACP Image Award winner was responsible, along with her daughter, Angela, for bring the Crossroad Theater and Acting school to the community.

Marla was instrumental in providing a place for jazz artist  to showcase the art of music at her renowned jazz supper club 'Marla's Memory Lane.

Marla Gibbs to Receive Walk of Fame Star


Iconic actress Marla Gibbs to receive the 2,698th star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021  at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

90 year-young, Gibbs starred as Florence on The Jeffersons and later as Mary Jenkins on 227. Television roles that have endured fans over the many generations.

The ceremony will be emceed by Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Rana Bhadban.

The guests speakers will include Tisha Campbell, who starred in the television series Martin and My Wife and Kids, and more.

2022 List of Walk of Fame Honorees

Blank Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Selection Panel have announced the 38 new honorees to the 2022 Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson and Carrie Fisher (posthumous)

Byron Allen, Greg Berlanti, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson-Peete, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen and Kenan Thompson

Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled,
Avril Lavigne, Los Huracanes Del Norte, Martha Reeves and Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom (posthumous)

Patti LuPone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Angelica Vale

Richard Blade

New category, Sports Entertainment:
Michael Strahan

The man credited with the idea for creating a Walk of Fame, was E. M. Stuart, who served in 1953 as the volunteer president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. In that year, according to a Chamber press release he proposed the Walk as a means to “maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.” He appointed a committee to begin fleshing out the idea and the architectural firm of Periera and Luckman was employed to develop some specific proposals. Where the original idea came from is not certain; however, the ceiling of the dining room of the historic Hollywood Hotel once had stars painted on the ceiling with the names of celebrities and that may have been a precursor of the idea to place stars in the sidewalks.

Kathie Lee Gifford Receives Hollywood Star

Kathie Lee Gifford Walk of Fame Star. Photo: Yevette  Renee

Four-time Emmy winner, Kathie Lee Gifford
received the 2,695th Star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame during a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Kathie Lee Gifford's star is
in the Television category.

Gifford's first individual star is located at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard, just five stars from her 15-year co-
host on "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee" Rgis Philbin.

Helping Rana Chadban, President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, with Gifford's star dedication were
Dolly Parton, Craig Ferguson, and her former co-host and Emmy winner, Hoda Kotb.

An actress, playwriter, producer, singer and songwriter, Kathie Lee Gifford 45-year career includes roles on television and stage, in film and as a five-time New York Times bestseller.