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

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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

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

MOTION PICTURES:
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)

TELEVISION:
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

RECORDING:
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)

LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE:
Patti LuPone, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Angelica Vale

RADIO:
Richard Blade

New category, Sports Entertainment:
Michael Strahan

About:
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.

93rd Academy Awards 2021 OSCAR Winners!

OSCAR Marquee. Photo: Yevette Renee
OSCAR Marquee. Photo: Yevette Renee

The Winners of the 93rd Academy Awards 2021 Oscars are:

Best Picture
"Nomadland" (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Director
Chloe Zhao for "Nomadland" (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Frances McDormand, "Nomadland" (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Anthony Hopkins, "The Father" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah" (Warner Bros.)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Yuh-Jung Youn, "Minari" (Plan B)

Best Writer (Adapted Screenplay)
"The Father" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Writer (Original Screenplay)
Promising Young Woman" (Focus Features)

Best Cinematographer
"Mank" (Netflix)

Best Animated Feature Film
"Soul" (Pixar)

Best Documentary Feature
"My Octopus Teacher" (Netflix)

Music - Best Original Score
"Soul"

Music - Best Original Song
"Fight For You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah" (Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas)

Best Animated Short Film
"If Anything Happens I Love You"

Best Live Action Short Film
"Two Distant Strangers" Travon Free, Martin Desmond Rice

Best Documentary Short Subject
"Colette" Anthony Giachino, Alic Doyard

Best Film Editing
"Sound of Metal" (Amazon)

Best Sound
"Sound of Metal" (Amazon)

Best International Feature Film
"Another Round," (Denmark )

Best Costume Design
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Ann Roth (Netflix)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Mia Neal, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Jamika Wilson (Netflix)

Best Production Design
"Mank" (Netflix)

Best Visual Effects
"Tenet" (Warner Bros.)

2021 Nominees

Best Picture

"The Father"
"Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Mank"
"Minari"
"Nomadland"
"Promising Young Woman"
"Sound of Metal"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Best Director

Thomas Vinterberg for "Another Round"
David Fincher for "Mank"
Lee Isaac Chung for "Minari"
Chloe Zhao for "Nomadland"
Emerald Fennell for "Promising Young Woman"

David Fincher's "Mank" leads nominations to the 93rd Academy Awards with 10 nods, and for the first time, two women - Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell - were nominated for best director.

 

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Andra Day, "The United States Vs. Billie Holiday"
Vanessa Kirby, "Pieces Of A Woman"
Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"
Carey Mulligan, "Promising Young Woman"

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed, "Sound of Metal"
Chadwick Boseman, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Anthony Hopkins, "The Father"
Gary Oldman in "Mank"
Steven Yeun in "Minari"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen, "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Leslie Odom Jr., "One Night in Miami"
Paul Raci, "Sound of Metal"
Lakeith Stanfield, "Judas and the Black Messiah"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
Glenn Close, "Hillbilly Elegy"
Olivia Colman, "The Father"
Amanda Seyfried, "Mank"
Yuh-Jung Youn, "Minari"

Best Writer (Adapted Screenplay)

"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
"The Father"
"Nomadland"
"One Night in Miami"
"The White Tiger"

Best Writer (Original Screenplay)

"Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Minari"
"Promising Young Woman"
"Sound of Metal"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Best Cinematographer

"Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Mank"
"News of the World"
"Nomadland"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Best Animated Feature Film

"Onward"
"Over the Moon"
"A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon"
"Soul"
"Wolfwalkers"

Best Documentary Feature

"Collective"
"Crip Camp"
"The Mole Agent"
"My Octopus Teacher"
"Time"

Music - Best Original Score

"Da 5 Bloods"
"Mank"
"Minari"
"News of the World"
"Soul"

Music - Best Original Song

"Fight For You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah" (Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas)
"Hear My Voice" from "The Trial of the Chicago 7" (Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite)
"Husavik" from "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga" (Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Gransson)
"Io S (Seen)" from "The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)" (Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini)
"Speak Now" from "One Night in Miami..." (Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth)

Best Animated Short Film

"Burrow"
"Genius Loci"
"If Anything Happens I Love You"
"Opera"
"Yes-People"

Best Live Action Short Film

"Feeling Through"
"The Letter Room"
"The Present"
"Two Distant Strangers"
"White Eye"

Best Documentary Short Subject

"Colette"
"A Concerto Is a Conversation"
"Do Not Split"
"Hunger Ward"
"A Love Song for Latasha"

Best Film Editing

"The Father"
"Nomadland"
"Promising Young Woman"
"Sound of Metal"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Best Sound

"Greyhound"
"Mank"
"News of the World"
"Soul"
"Sound of Metal"

Best International Feature Film

"Another Round," Denmark
"Better Days," Hong Kong
"Collective," Romania
"The Man Who Sold His Skin," Tunisia
"Quo Vadis, Aida?," Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Costume Design

"Emma"
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
"Mank"
"Mulan"
"Pinocchio"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

"Emma"
"Hillbilly Elegy"
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
"Mank"
"Pinocchio"

Best Production Design

"The Father"
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
"Mank"
"News of the World"
"Tenet"

Best Visual Effects

"Love and Monsters"
"The Midnight Sky"
"Mulan"
"The One and Only Ivan"
"Tenet"

HOLLYWOOD’S First Day of 2021 in Pictures

ANTHONY ANDERSON RECEIVES THE 2,691st STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

Photo: Hollywood Walk of Fame
Photo: Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actor, comedienne Anthony Anderson received the 2,691st    star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, August 14, 2020, in the first virtual award ceremony in the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s history.

Anderson’s celebrated this significant event with his family and friends one-day before his 50th birthday on August 15th, at the Hollywood Museum, located inside the historic Max Factor building, the make-up artist of the Golden Age of Hollywood. His star is located at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.

The day’s emcee was President and CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Rana Ghadban. Guest speakers were Doris Bowman, Anthony’s mother, a talented actress in her own right, and funny man and Walk of Famer, George Lopez, and Executive Brian Dobbins

Anthony is from the City of Compton, CA and s acting while attending performing arts classes at  Hollywood High School.  He has received 6 straight Emmy and two Golden Globes nominations for  Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Staying busy, Anthony stars in and executive produces  the ABC  hit show “black’ish”, its spin-offs “grown-ish” and mixed-ishis , and is the the host of another ABC show “To Tell The Truth”.  performed in Norman Lear’s Live in Front of a Studio Audience as George Jefferson in the “ All in the Family” segment.  He has received 15 Image Award nominations and has won six as Outstanding Action in a Comedy  Series.

In addition to conquering the small screen, Anderson has had much success in film too, beginning in 1999 role in “Life”. His memorable role in “Barbershop”, “My Baby’s Daddy”, “Me, Myself & Irene”, “Big Momma’s House”, “Kingdome Come”, King’s Ransom”, “Hustle & Flow”, “The Departed”, “Transformers”, “Small Time Crime”, and  “The Beats” to name a few.

What a great way to bring-in 50, receiving a well-deserved Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Congratulations Anthony Anderson! Happy Birthday!

Watch the virtual ceremony below.