Sir Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies got his day in the sun as he was presented the 2,538th star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. I’m in LA now staying around the corner from the World of Wonder headquarters which is on Hollywood Boulevard. (I have my own little one bedroom apartment for a week with a living and dining room, patio, kitchen, bedroom, laundry area and a pool and jacuzzi just outside!) I was walking last night down Hollywood Blvd. looking at wigs and such (tomorrow night is the Drag Race party and I’m going!) Anyway, several things occurred to me. These ceremonies NEVER take place where the actual star is, for one, because there’s never enough room, they have to shut down the street and also, some (most) of the locations are less than glam. The pics above and below of Jackson, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood and Lee Pace were probably taken at a ceremony elsewhere. Lord (of the Rings) knows where the actual star will be? – likely in front of something fairly seedy.
I’m not sure where Bill Cosby‘s star is, but it hardly matters. Someone wrote “RAPIST” on it three times, which I’m sure has been cleaned off by now. Whether it’s true or not (how could all 19 women be lying?) he sadly wouldn’t be the first to headline that shameful category on this walk. Oh, Hollywood fame. One day you’re in, the next day you’re out. Sorry, Heidi.