(CNS) Posted Wednesday June 22, 2011 – 9:15am
Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Vince Gill and the late Richard Burton and Barry White are among the latest batch of 25 actors, singers and other entertainment industry figures chosen to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced.
The star recipients were chosen from among hundreds of nominations reviewed by a chamber committee Friday, then approved by the chamber Board of Directors.
"The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year as well as to generate a once-in-a lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars," said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee.
Joining Aniston in the motion picture category were Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johansson, John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone and Kate Winslet.
The recipients in the television category are actresses Valerie Bertinelli, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton and Marg Helgenberger; Matt Groening, who created the groundbreaking Fox Broadcasting animated series The Simpsons, Walter Koenig, who played Ensign Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series; and Adam West, who played Batman on the 1966-68 ABC series.
Chosen in the recording category in addition to Lopez and Gill were Pepe Aguilar, America, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster and sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson from the rock band Heart.
Ellen K of On Air with Ryan Seacrest was chosen in the radio category.
No dates have been set for the installation ceremonies.
Chosen recipients have five years from the date of their selection to schedule the ceremony, according to the chamber.