Friday, April 20, 2007


Now that Erik Estrada has earned his star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame, I think we can all agree that the honor ain't quite what it used to be.

(Yes, Ponch is getting a star.)

Due for a Star in the coming weeks: Emmanuel Lewis; "Spot," the fourth collie to play Lassie; me (I'm greatly honored); Alberto Gonzales; Silvia Kristel; the kid who played "Jeremy" in the Pearl Jam video; the guy who played "Newman" on Seinfeld and was also one of the detectives staring at Sharon Stone's crotch in Basic Instinct; the guy who played Mike Damone in Fast Times; Sharon Stone's crotch; and Jerry Mathers.

After that, they'll be on sale on Ebay.

Labels: ,


Blogger Marked Hoosier said...

How about other notable additions?

Donald Trump
Ryan Seacrest
Britney Spears
Drew Carey
Disneyland (not kidding!)
Kenny G
David Hasselhoff
Hugh Hefner (for television?)
Pee Wee Herman

Ok, I stopped looking... LOL. :)

10:42 AM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

Ah...Sylvia Kristel........

She had some talents.

10:51 AM  
Blogger fridge said...

Sylvia Kristel definitely deserves it, as does Marilyn Chambers.

The dude that played Newman (Wayne Knight) definitely deserves it. He's awesome.

11:41 AM  
Blogger George said...

It's nice that you have Jerry Mathers right next to the Beaver.

And I second Fridge's comment about Wayne Knight--he essayed not just Newman, but also the first person to get it in Jurassic Park (the spitting dino did it), and his debut, according to IMDB, was an uncredited appearance as a Gang Member in The Wanderers, which even ties him in to your usual Friday morning feature.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wayne Knight grew up in the town where I now live. We have a soft spot for him here. They've dedicated a whole corner to him at the local Applebees. I'm sure he's thrilled.

His other notable performance? Jurassic Park.

Come to think of it, the place where we hang out to drink is called Knights......

12:39 PM  
Blogger George said...

Oops. Got The Wanderers and The Warriors mixed up. good thing you are in repeats before sweeps season or I wouldn't have realized I was such a dummy.

Dcup--It seems a bit mean to use the phrase "soft spot" in relation to Mr. Knight.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

the kid who played "Jeremy" in the Pearl Jam video

That's funny stuff Mike. Even more impressive, coming at the end of such a busy week.

How do you do it?

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dcup--It seems a bit mean to use the phrase "soft spot" in relation to Mr. Knight.

I didn't mean to be ugly about Wayne.Perhaps I should have said we have a warm place in our hearts for him.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

At this point I think a star comes with your SAG card.

12:55 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Wow, who knew? A bunch of Newman fans.

He was in The Wanderers, not The Warriors. If I'd missed Newman back when I first did it in November, I'd be ashamed of myself.

Luckily I didn't, so I'm not.

Marked -

Donald Trump??? Uhhh, has anyone noticed that he's not an actor? Why does he get a star? For the fucking Apprentice?

John & Fridge - I figured we'd get a few Sylvia fans coming out of the woodwork.

George -

I'm surprised you remember anything from Jurassic Park. All I remember is think, "Wow, this is awful."

And good call on The Wanderers.

DCup - I think it's safe to say George wasn't objecting to your treatment of Wayne so much as finding an excuse to let fly with a pun.

Though I'm objecting to an actor that so many seem to love (at least in this comments thread; maybe this is all the fans he has?) being honored by Applebey's.

Kelly - the end of such a busy week.

What's this "end" of which you speak? I thought you were a lawyer too? ;-)

Seriously though, I'm about to get started on a few hours of work (it's now Saturday morning), so I can have some time to enjoy the spring weather later on. Same drill tomorrow morning, I fear.

Furious - Good one.

(And seemingly accurate. But when did friggin' Trump get into SAG?)

7:44 AM  
Blogger DWPittelli said...

I believe the Wall Street Journal had a great first-page feature maybe 5 years back, about the Hollywood Stars, and how they were really for has-beens looking for some PR. The "stars," or their agents, anyway, generally pay for their Stars. From Wikipedia:

"In order for a person to get a star on the Walk of Fame, he or she must agree to attend a presentation ceremony within five years of selection, and a $25,000 fee must be paid to the Trust for costs such as security at the star ceremony; a 2003 FOX News story noted that the fee is typically paid by sponsors such as film studios and record companies, as part of the publicity for a release with which the honoree is involved. On other occasions, the fee is paid by a fan club or the nominating person or organization."

9:24 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

So if some no-name schnook pays the premium, he gets a star?

Time to raise the premium, I think.

6:47 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home