Holly Robinson Peete

holly robinson peeteWHO | HONOREE  Holly Robinson Peete                 

GUEST SPEAKERS  LeVar Burton and Magic Johnson

WHAT  Dedication of the 2,725th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

WHEN Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 11:30 AM PT

WHERE   6623 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

 

Actress, author, talk show host, activist and philanthropist, Holly Robinson Peete received the 2,725th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m. PT at 6623 Hollywood Boulevard. Robinson Peete received her star in the category of Television.

 

ABOUT OUR HONOREE

“Holly Robinson Peete grew up in the world of entertainment and has brought joy to many fans around the world through her storied four-decade long career” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling will be LeVar Burton, Magic Johnson, Raven Symone and others.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Los Angeles from the age of 10, Robinson Peete had her first experience in front of the camera at the age of four when she appeared on television opposite her father, Matthew Robinson, who served as a producer and portrayed the original beloved character of Gordon on the iconic children’s program, “Sesame Street.”  While she knew at that young age her calling was entertainment, Robinson Peete opted to lead a more typical childhood.   After college, she returned to show business and soon landed the part that made her recognizable to viewers throughout the world on the groundbreaking series “21 Jump Street” opposite Johnny Depp. With the guidance of her mother/manager Dolores Robinson, she went on to star in many other successful television series including “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper” and “For Your Love.”  Additionally, she was seen in a recurring role on the hit drama series “Chicago Fire,” as well as the comedy series “Mike & Molly.”  Robinson Peete is one of a handful of actresses to star in four shows in syndication.  She also successfully launched the show “The Talk” as one of the original co-hosts.

Hallmark fan-favorite, Robinson Peete has starred in over 15 movies for the network since 2015. She has starred in six installments of “Morning Show Mysteries” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Most recently, she starred in and executive produced, “Our Christmas Journey” for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, which premiered in 2021 during the network’s “Miracles of Christmas” programming event and dealt with a cause near and dear to her heart – autism.  Additionally, for the network, she starred in “The Christmas Doctor” and “A Family Christmas Gift,” opposite Patti LaBelle.  On Hallmark Channel, she starred in all four “Christmas in Evergreen” movies as the town’s beloved mayor, Michelle. Upcoming, Holly can be seen in “The Road Ahead,” a new, original movie airing this summer on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

In 1997, Robinson Peete and her husband formed the HollyRod Foundation, inspired by her father’s courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Shortly thereafter, inspired by their eldest son’s autism diagnosis, HollyRod Foundation’s mission expanded to provide support and resources to those affected by autism.  Through the HollyRod Foundation and her family’s personal experiences, Robinson Peete has become one of the most trusted advocates for consistent and reliable education, outreach, and support for both Parkinson’s and autism.  On June 18th, DesignCare Gala 2022 returns to help raise funds for the HollyRod Foundation. The evening will feature the iconic designs of Sergio Hudson, feature a live/silent auction, and special performance by Grammy® Award winning artist Stephanie Mills.

Her autism advocacy also extends to her book, co-written with her daughter, Ryan Elizabeth Peete, entitled My Brother Charlie, a bestselling, NAACP Image Award-winning children’s book about autism from the sibling’s perspective.  She co-wrote the follow-up children’s book entitled Same But Different: Teen Life On The Autism Express – which was co-authored by her twins Ryan Elizabeth & RJ.  The third installment of this children’s book entitled Charlie Makes a Splash will be released on September 6, 2022 by Scholastic.

Robinson Peete’s philanthropic efforts have earned her numerous awards and honors including: Ford’s Freedom Sisters, American Mentor Award, The Southern California Broadcasters’ Association Community Service Award, Gerald R. Ford People Helping People Award, The March of Dimes Healthy Babies, Healthy Futures Award, USC Woman of Distinction Award, Anheuser Busch John E. Jacob Community Service Award, The Genii Award, The Girls Inc. Mentor Award, A Place Called Home Humanitarian Award, McDonald’s 365 Black Award, Los Angeles Magazine’s Most Inspirational Women Award, and many more.

 

 

Greg Berlanti

Greg BerlantiWHO | HONOREE  Greg Berlanti        

EMCEE  Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, Chairman of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

GUEST SPEAKERS Ryan Murphy, Sarah Schechter, and Peter Roth 

WHAT Dedication of the 2,724th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

WHEN Monday, May 23, 2022, at 11:30 AM PT

WHERE 6420 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

Greg Berlanti, an award-winning television producer, was honored today with the 2,724th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today May 23, at 11:30 a.m. PT at 6420 Hollywood Boulevard. Berlanti received his star in the category of Television.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the globally iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the business of entertainment.  Entertainment is a unique blend of art and enterprise: elevating and inspiring us all.

ABOUT OUR HONOREE

“Greg Berlanti has been a staple in pop culture for more than twenty years,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “From his start on Dawson’s Creek to Riverdale to You, he has created some of our favorite TV moments.” Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling will be producers Ryan Murphy, Sarah Schechter, and Peter Roth.

Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe, and Emmy nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind some of the most creative and acclaimed works in film and television. Berlanti began his career in television as a staff writer on the hit show Dawson’s Creek and became an executive producer and showrunner of the series after only one year. Since then, Berlanti has served as creator, writer, and producer behind several of the most inventive and biggest hits on television, including Everwood, Brothers & Sisters, Political Animals, Arrow, Blindspot, The Flash, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Kung Fu, You, Riverdale, Doom Patrol, All American, and The Flight Attendant. For the past few years, Berlanti Productions has had as many as 20 shows on the air at one time — a record-breaking number of shows to air at one time for a tv producer and creator. The television division of Berlanti Productions is under an exclusive overall deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

Upcoming feature projects include Amazon’s My Policeman directed by Michael Grandage, starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin; Jennifer Kent’s Alice & Freda Forever; an Untitled Rock Hudson Biopic, which he will direct; Red, White and Royal Blue, and Be More Chill. HBO Max recently released the film Moonshot starring Cole Sprouse and Lana Condor. Berlanti made his film directorial debut in 2000 with The Broken Hearts Club. His most recent feature directorial project was the critically acclaimed Love, Simon. The film division of his company, Berlanti/Schechter Films, has an exclusive first-look feature film deal with Netflix.

Berlanti is a board member of Fuck Cancer, a health organization working for the early detection and prevention of cancer. He also actively supports GLSEN, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and The Giving Spirit. Berlanti is very involved with the Paley Center as well as the Motion Pictures Television Fund, where he serves as a Board of Governor. In addition, he and his family created the Berlanti Family Foundation in honor of his mother, Barbara.

 

James Hong

ACTOR JAMES HONG HONORED WITH STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME

A Traditional Chinese Lion Dance By The Shaolin Entertainment Group Was Performed to Bless the Event and Star

WHO:Honoree: James Hong

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair Lupita Sanchez Cornejo  

Guest speakers: Jamie Lee Curtis and Daniel Dae Kim

WHAT:  Dedication of the 2,723rd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures

WHERE: 6931 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Madame Tussauds

WHEN: Tuesday, May 10, at 11:30 A.M. PT  

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actor James Hong with the 2,723rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. PT. The star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6931 Hollywood Boulevard.

“What an honor to be able to celebrate such a prolific actor – James Hong is known for his historical contributions to the field of entertainment, his acting abilities and his perseverance. And at 93, he continues to prove that if you love something, you keep going. He is an inspiration for us all!” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies,  encourages, fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling were actors Jamie Lee Curtis and Daniel Dae Kim, who sponsored Hong’s star. Guests in attendance included Harry Shum Jr., Stephanie Hsu, Nancy Kwan, and Gedde Watanabe.

The SHAOLIN Entertainment Group will be performing a traditional Chinese Lion Dance to bless the occasion.

In 1953, Hong left Minnesota, where he was born and studied engineering, to drive cross country on Route 66. He began his career during an era in Hollywood, where white actors would routinely play Asian characters. Realizing that Hollywood wouldn’t be able to provide the roles Asian Americans deserved, Hong set out to carve his own space. Along with actor Mako Iwamatsu, Hong helped organize an Asian American acting group in Los Angeles, which became the legendary East West Players. East West Players has nurtured great talent over its 57 years. At one point, approximately 70% of Asian American actors in Hollywood had a connection to East West Players.

Hong is one of the most prolific actors in Hollywood history, having amassed a total of 700 credits, which include 469 TV shows, 149 feature films, 32 short films, and 22 video games, from iconic films like “Blade Runner” and “Chinatown” to animated features like “Kung Fu Panda,” “Mulan” and classic television shows like “Seinfeld.” His latest credits are “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” “Turning Red” and soon to be released “Gremlins,” “Wendell and Wild” and his own feature “Patsy Lee and the Five Kingdoms.”  Hong is the oldest honoree to receive a star on the Walk of Fame and the only living actor to have worked with Clark Gable and Groucho Marx.

In addition to acting, Hong is involved with many philanthropic groups including the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, The Variety Charity Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Chinese Chamber of Commerce Golden Dragon Parade, and much more.

Judge Greg Mathis

WHO:   Honoree: Judge Greg Mathis

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair Lupita Sanchez Cornejo  

Guest speakers:  Magic Johnson and Johnny Gill

WHAT:  Dedication of the 2,722nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television

WHERE: 7076 Hollywood Boulevard 

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, at 11:30 A.M. PT   

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Judge Greg Mathis today with the 2,722nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated in the category of Television on 7076 Hollywood Boulevard.

“One of the criteria alongside industry excellence in order to be honored with a star, is philanthropy. Judge Mathis has shown to be a leader in this sector in many ways and we are very proud to add his name to our coveted sidewalk,” stated Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies,  encourages, fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Joining Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling were Magic Johnson and singer Johnny Gill.

Judge Greg Mathis is a national figure known for his advocacy campaigns for urban youth, and equal justice. He is the longest-running African-American male host on television. His inspirational life story of a street youth who rose from jail to Judge has provided hope to millions who watch him on the Emmy Award-winning television court show Judge Mathis each day.

Judge Mathis’s public service career began in college where he led Free South Africa and voter registration campaigns on campus, while also working nights at McDonalds as a swing manager. After graduating from college in 1983, he joined the staff of Detroit City Councilman Clyde Cleveland and continued to work as an advocate for equal justice with Reverend Jesse Jackson’s PUSH Excel, where he currently serves as Chairman. Judge Mathis has also served as a national board member of the NAACP and the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Judge Mathis has received numerous awards and keys to the city from government officials and is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from both Florida A&M University and Eastern Michigan University. He has been recognized for his efforts by numerous newspapers, magazines and television networks. He has appeared on such shows as The View, The Real, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Today Show and Ellen.  He is also executive producer of the BET+ show American Gangster: Trap Queens.

JUDGE MATHIS is currently in its 23rd  hit season and has a full docket of cases that both engage and excite viewers from coast to coast. Inspired by Judge Greg Mathis’ own gang-to-gavel story, Judge Mathis is the Daytime Emmy Award-winning nationally syndicated, court show presided over by former Detroit-area District Court Judge Greg Mathis. The show won the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program.

In each hour-long episode, Judge Mathis lays down the law, presiding over real, hard-hitting cases, and Mathis’ decisions are legal and binding. The hallmark of Judge Mathis is the judge himself, as he combines a refreshing mix of social commentary, humor and humanity. His use of the bench to provide resolution and counseling to litigants before him during each episode has catapulted Judge Mathis to the forefront of a national dialogue about real issues facing contemporary society.

Judge Mathis is produced by AND Syndicated Productions and Telepictures Productions, an industry-leading and Emmy Award-winning producer of syndicated programming and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

In his efforts to reach out to youth and ex-offenders both in and outside of the courtroom, Judge Mathis opened the Mathis Community Center in his hometown of Detroit and has assisted thousands of youth with his non-profit agency Young Adults Asserting Themselves (Y.A.A.T.), an agency that provides career, business start-up and job opportunities, as well as job training and college enrollment assistance.

Jean Smart

WHO: Honoree: Jean Smart
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair Lupita Sanchez Cornejo
Guest speakers: Hannah Einbinder and producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,721st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television
WHERE: 6150 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Centro
WHEN: Monday, April 25, at 11:30 A.M. PDT

The event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored award winning actress Jean Smart with the 2,721st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m. PT. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 6150 Hollywood Boulevard.

“Jean Smart is a favorite of many fans around the world. She is a triple threat and has worked on stage, television and in films. We are proud to add her distinguished name to our iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages, fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Joining Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling were actress Hannah Einbinder and actor Joe Montegna.

Jean Smart was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She is a graduate of Ballard High School in Seattle. It was there that she gained an interest in acting in the drama program. She graduated from the University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program with a BFA. After graduating, she began her career working at acclaimed regional theatres in Seattle and at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 1980, she moved to New York and began working on Broadway and in Off-Broadway plays. A few years later she moved to Los Angeles and started working in television, starring in numerous series and TV movies, including the hit comedy show DESIGNING WOMEN, TEACHERS ONLY starring Lynn Redgrave, OVERKILL: THE AILEEN WUORNOS STORY, JUST MY IMAGINATION and AUDREY’S RAIN, among others.

The winner of four Emmys® and an additional seven nominations, as well as a Tony® nomination, Grammy® nomination and three Critics Choice Awards wins, Jean Smart recently received rave reviews and multiple award nominations and wins for her performances as Deborah Vance in the HBO Max comedy HACKS and as Kate Winslet’s character’s mother in the HBO limited series MARE OF EASTTOWN. Smart made history with her 2021 Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for HACKS, joining Betty White as the only other actor to complete the comedy trifecta of having an Emmy in the comedy lead, supporting and guest categories. That win, along with several others for HACKS, earned her admittance to an elite group of actors who in a single television season have swept all five major TV awards: the Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards and Television Critics Association Awards. HACKS season two debuts on HBO Max on May 12, 2022. The studio for the series is Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Over the summer, Smart worked alongside Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie on Academy Award®-winning director Damien Chazelle’s feature film BABYLON. Paramount is planning a platform release, opening limitedly in December 2022, before going wide.

Next, she will be seen in the feature film WILDFLOWER starring alongside Kiernan Shipka, Alexandra Daddario and Charlie Plummer.

In 2019, Smart received accolades for her role as Special Agent Laurie Blake acting alongside Regina King and Jeremy Irons in the HBO series WATCHMEN, based on the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name. She won the 2020 Critics Choice Award and received a 2020 Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in a Drama for this performance.

Some of her notable film credits include SUPER INTELLIGENCE, THE ACCOUNTANT, GARDEN STATE, SWEET HOME ALABAMA, A SIMPLE FAVOR, GUINEVERE (for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination), THE KID, FLASHPOINT, BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE, HOPE SPRINGS, I HEART HUCKABEES and YOUTH IN REVOLT.

Her television credits include LEGION; FARGO; 24; SAMANTHA, WHO?; DIRTY JOHN; STYLE AND SUBSTANCE; HIGH SOCIETY; THE DISTRICT; HARRY’S LAW and a two-time Emmy-winning guest appearance on FRASIER.

On stage, Smart was nominated in 1981 for a Drama Desk Award for LAST SUMMER at Bluefish Cove and in 2000 for a Tony Award for Best Actress for her starring role on Broadway opposite Nathan Lane in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER. In 2016, she received a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for her work on PATIENCE AND SARAH, opposite Grammy Hall of Famer Janis Ian.

Over the years, Smart has lent her support to several philanthropic and research causes. Her main focuses have been raising awareness and funds and supporting research for Alzheimer’s disease, juvenile diabetes and brain cancer.

Bob Odenkirk

WHO:          Honoree: Bob Odenkirk

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Chair of the Board, Lupita Sanchez Cornejo and Immediate Past Chair Nicole Mihalka

Guest speakers: Actress Rhea Seehorn and comedian David Cross

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,720th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Television

WHERE:   1725 Vine Street in front of The Aster  

WHEN:     Monday, April 18, at 11:30 A.M. PDT   

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Emmy winning writer and actor Bob Odenkirk today with the 2,720th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was dedicated in the category of Television at 1725 Vine Street in front of The Aster.

“Bob Odenkirk has starred in some of the entertainment industry’s most popular and history-making television shows. Fans will be thrilled to learn that Bob’s star will be next to the star of his Breaking Bad co-star and friend Bryan Cranston!” stated Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies,  encourages, fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Joining Lupita Sanchez Cornejo and Nicole Mihalka for the star unveiling were Better Call Saul star Rhea Seehorn and comedian David Cross.

Bob Odenkirk was born in Berwyne, Illinois and then raised in nearby Naperville.   At the young age of fourteen, Odenkirk visited Chicago’s Second City Theater, where he would years later be featured performing on the Mainstage.

From the late 1980s to 1990s, Odenkirk wrote for television shows Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show, winning Emmys for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series in both 1989 and 1993. The “Motivational Speaker” sketch Odenkirk wrote for his friend Chris Farley, which originated at Second City in Chicago, was named by Rolling Stone magazine as the best SNL sketch of all time.

Odenkirk co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO for four years (1985-1989) and has been called “the American Monty Python.”  As an actor he has brought many film and television characters to life, including “Stevie Grant” in The Larry Sanders Show, ex-porn star “Gil Bang” in Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Ross Grant” in Alexander Payne’s acclaimed feature Nebraska, and “Bill Oswalt” on the FX series Fargo.  In 2015, he reprised the character he originated on the hit drama Breaking Bad, playing the title role in AMC’s Better Call Saul, which has earned him two Critics Choice TV Awards and Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award nominations for Best Drama Actor.  The 6th and final season premiered this April.

In 2022, Odenkirk released his memoir Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama, which made #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Odenkirk is a committed advocate of Food on Foot, which is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting unhoused and low-income neighbors in Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through life-skills training, full-time employment, and permanent housing. He also frequently visits the Sunday serving of the local homeless community at the LGBT center.

DJ Khaled

WHO:          Honoree: DJ Khaled

Emcee: Past Chamber Chair of the Board Dwayne Gathers

Guest speakers:  Sean Diddy Combs and Fat Joe

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,719th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording

WHERE:   6212 Hollywood Boulevard next to Amoeba Music 

WHEN:     Monday, April 11, at 11:30 A.M. PDT   

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored awarding-winning music producer/performer DJ Khaled with the 2,719th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard next to Amoeba Music.

“DJ Khaled is one of the most popular and ever-present impresarios of the rap industry and we are thrilled to honor him with his own star on the Walk of Fame!” stated Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Joining emcee Dwayne Gathers in unveiling the star were guest speakers Fat Joe and Sean Diddy Combs.

For more than two decades, the very mention of DJ Khaled has implied an elevated level of musical greatness, entrepreneurial excellence, and cultural impact. You’ve heard him across a GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum catalog, seen him in blockbusters such as Bad Boys For Life, caught him on the cover of Rolling Stone, watched him on numerous television programs, and felt his presence from the streets all the way up to the Barack Obama White House. Now, the power of this legacy defines his thirteenth full-length album—which bears his birth name—Khaled Khaled We The Best Music Group/Epic Records.

Khaled’s career runs the gamut. He recently appeared on the recent Oscar telecast for the opening of the show alongside Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer.

He joined Will Smith and Martin Lawrence for the #1 box office smash “Bad Boys For Life” and took the stage at GRAMMY Awards where he appeared during the emotionally charged Nipsey Hussle Tribute and received his first-ever honor in the category of “Best Rap/Sung Performance” for “Higher” featuring Nipsey Hussle & John Legend. Shortly after, he delivered a knockout performance at the Superbowl Pre-Show and teamed up with Chance the Rapper during the Halftime Show at the NBA All-Star Game. Following the birth of his second son Aalam Khaled, he pushed himself even harder in the studio. Paving the way for Khaled Khaled, he delivered not one, but two chart-busting bangers alongside frequent collaborator Drake. “POPSTAR” (now double-platinum) and “GREECE” each respectively eclipsed 100 million streams in just a month of their release, bringing anticipation for the album to fever pitch.

As always, the multiplatinum artist, music industry visionary, innovative influencer, mogul, and mega-producer simply never stops…

He has achieved dozens of multiplatinum and gold certifications, including the sextuple-platinum Billboard Hot 100 #1 “I’m The One” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne, quadruple-platinum “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, and double-platinum “No Brainer” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, & Quavo. The latter propelled his 2019 album, Father of Asahd, to the top of the charts. Not only did it garner a platinum certification, but it also became his third consecutive Top 2 debut on the Billboard Top 200 and emerged as the “#1 Most-Streamed Record” upon release. To date, he has moved north of 20 million singles and 6 million albums in addition to gathering 4 billion-plus streams.

Among numerous cultural moments, his triple-platinum “All I Do Is Win” featuring T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, & Rick Ross soundtracked the entrance of President Barack Obama during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. He shared the screen with one of the “GoodFellas” and Academy® Award nominee Ray Liotta, penned a New York Times Bestseller entitled The Keys, and co-starred in the Fox hit The Four. Not to mention, he launched We The Best Music Group—a record label, management, publishing, and production company and in-demand studio.

As a committed philanthropist, he founded his 501(c)3 organization The We The Best Foundation. It uplifts individuals throughout underserved communities across the United States and supports various youth-centric non-profits. He has also supported the fight against COVID-19. Additionally, U2 frontman Bono recruited him as the first social media ambassador for Project Red, and he serves as the national spokesperson for Get Schooled.

Ultimately, the name Khaled signals greatness now and forever.

 

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Ashanti

WHO:          Honoree: Ashanti

Emcee: Hollywood Chamber Chair of the Board, Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo

Guest speakers:  Tichina Arnold and Ja Rule

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,718th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording

WHERE:   7060 Hollywood Boulevard  

WHEN:     Thursday, April 7, at 11:30 A.M. PDT   

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly  honored Grammy Award-winning artist Ashanti with the 2,718th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 7, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard.

“Ashanti is an award-winning singer, author, actress and executive producer. She has proven her talent in many different Hollywood industries and is an

  example for young girls who want to be in the ‘biz’” stated Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.

Joining Emcee Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo to unveil the star were actress Tichina Arnold and artist Ja Rule.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Ashanti is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actress and author. She burst onto the music scene with her smash hit, self-titled debut album Ashanti. It landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week and set a SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart’s history, granting her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, which she still holds today.

Ashanti has released six studio albums and received eight Billboard Awards, a Grammy, two American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards, six ASCAP Awards, and many illustrious honors. Ashanti has continued to reign at the top as one of Billboard’s “Top Females of the Decade from 2000-2010” and continues to break Billboard records as having a Hot 100 entry in the 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s.

In 2005, Ashanti made her telefilm debut starring as Dorothy in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, opposite Miss Piggy and Kermit. She also starred in the Disney-animated series The Proud Family and continued to receive roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Army Wives, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and portrayed Dionne Warwick on NBC’s American Dreams. She has also played herself and performed on the hit TV series Vegas.

Her first feature film, Coach Carter, was a #1 box-office hit. Ashanti’s other film credits include Resident Evil ExtinctionJohn Tucker Must Die and Bollywood film Bride & Prejudice. Ashanti executive-produced and starred in the musical drama and feature film STUCK, released April 2019.  She also executive-produced the feature film Mothers and Daughters, starring Sharon Stone, Susan Sarandon, Mira Sorvino and more.

Ashanti recently starred in Honey Girls, in partnership with Build-A-Bear Entertainment and Sony Pictures and will soon begin filming The Plus One in April 2022, that she will star in and executive produce.

Ashanti has built her brand with several major partnerships and has her own fragrance, “Precious Jewel” with AMC Beauty. Her endorsements include Herbal Essences, where she is the first African American to land a national campaign, and Candies Apparel. She launched her clothing line in collaboration with Miss Circle and partnered with Pretty Little Thing to create her own swimsuit line “Ashanti.”

She has written her first book of poetry through Hyperion titled Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love and will release a book with Harper Collins in May 2022.

Ashanti is the Ambassador for the Jumpstart Reading Program and became the “Youth of the Year” Ambassador for the Boys and Girls Club of America in 2009 and was also inducted into their Hall of Fame. She became a member of their “BE GREAT” Campaign with Denzel Washington, was also a part of the “Let’s Move” campaign with Michelle Obama.

Recently, Ashanti made history again as the first, Black female artist to partner and be a co-founder of a Web3 tech company, EQ Exchange.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

red hot chili peppers

WHO Honoree: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Emcee: Hollywood 

Chamber of Commerce Chair Nicole Mihalka

WHAT:       Dedication of the 2,717th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording

WHERE:   6212 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Amoeba Music

WHEN:     Thursday, March 31, at 11:30 A.M. PDT   

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored iconic Los Angeles band, Red Hot Chili Peppers with the 2,717th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 31, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording in front of Amoeba Music at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard. An emergency closure of the block where the star was located in front of Amoeba was called by the LAPD due to the estimated 2,500 fans in attendance.

“Our hometown Hollywood boys are finally coming to collect their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We have been waiting for them to break away from their busy schedules to dedicate their star and we are thrilled to welcome them to our Walk of Fame family,” stated Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.

Joining Emcee Nicole Mihalka, Chair of the Board for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, to unveil the star were  musicians George Clinton, Bob Forrest and actor Woody Harrelson.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.

Red Hot Chili Peppers have soundtracked successive generations as not only one of the best-selling acts in music history, but also one of the biggest streaming rock bands in the world today. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 2012, the award-winning Los Angeles quartet—Anthony Kiedis [vocals], Flea [bass], Chad Smith [drums], and John Frusciante [guitar]—have collected 6 GRAMMY® Awards, sold 80 million albums, generated 5 billion YouTube views, and gathered 22 billion Spotify streams, averaging 21 million monthly listeners on the platform.

Rolling Stone cited Blood Sugar Sex MagikCalifornication, and By The Way on its coveted “500 Greatest Albums of All Time, while “Under the Bridge” landed on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2021.

In addition to being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 8 MTV VMAs, 5 EMAs, 4 American Music Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards, they’ve notably notched the most #1

The band has also performed to tens of millions worldwide, headlined Coachella and became the only band ever to sell out three nights at Hyde Park in London—moving over 200,000 tickets. Adorned by anthems such as “Give It Away,” “Under the Bridge,” and “Breaking the Girl,” the diamond-certified Blood Sugar Sex Magik celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.

Now the band’s seminal lineup returns with a new studio album titled Unlimited Love on Warner Records on April 1st. The album notably marks their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011.  The band are preparing for a record-breaking 50-city Global Stadium Tour launching this summer, kicking-off a brand-new generation of fans for the legendary group.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are very involved with the Silverlake Conservatory of Music which is a non-profit co-founded by band member Flea. The mission of the organization is to facilitate a dynamic music education and to teach beginning and accomplished musicians of all skill levels with the primary focus being on the youth of the community.  https://silverlakeconservatory.org/

Morris Chestnut

WHO: Honoree: Morris Chestnut
Emcee: Immediate Past Chair of the Board Dwayne Gathers
WHAT: Dedication of the 2716th Star on the Walk of Fame in the Motion Picture category
WHERE: 6353 Hollywood Boulevard
WHEN: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 11:30 A.M. PDT.

 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored entertainer Morris Chestnut with the 2,716th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6353 Hollywood Boulevard.

“Morris Chestnut is a man of many talents and one of Hollywood’s favorite leading men who has been seen in some of the entertainment world’s most popular television shows and films,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  We are proud to welcome him to our famed Walk of Fame where all his fans can come and visit his star.” Added Martinez.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce administers the popular star ceremonies and encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Morris Chestnut, Los Angeles born and bred, has enjoyed tremendous critical and commercial success as a film and television star for more than two decades. He is best known for his memorable roles in films such as Boyz in the Hood, The Brothers, The Perfect Holiday, Think Like a Man, and the commercially and critically acclaimed The Best Man and its successful sequel The Best Man Holiday.

Morris Chestnut currently is starring on the new FOX drama, Our Kind of People, which just finished its first season. He plays Raymond Dupont, a powerful and smooth businessman. It takes place in the aspirational world of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard, a historical stronghold where the rich and powerful Black elite have come to play for over 50 years. He is currently on the cast of the FOX drama The Resident as “Dr. Barrett Cain,”
Simultaneously, he is preparing to reprise his role as “Lance Sullivan” in the Peacock limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters.

Immediately prior, Chestnut starred in the NBC drama, THE ENEMY WITHIN. He portrayed FBI Agent Will Keaton who turns to a former CIA Operative (Jennifer Carpenter) now jailed and known as the most notorious traitor in American history for help in solving crimes.

Chestnut starred in the Fox series “Rosewood,” drama centered on a pathologist who teams up with the Miami police to help solve the city’s most challenging cases. For his performance, Chestnut received his fourth NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series.”

His television credits include memorable roles on the FOX series Rosewood, TNT show Legends opposite Sean Bean, FX’S first season of American Horror Story, Amazon’s Goliath opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Showtime’s critically acclaimed series Nurse Jackie which earned him the 2014 NAACP Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his performance as ‘Dr. Prentiss’.

He has been awarded an Image Award for his role in Nurse Jackie and been nominated for three additional Image Awards.

Chestnut’s most recent films include Screen Gems’ When the Bough Breaks, Sony Pictures’ The Perfect Guy and opposite Robert De Niro in the heist thriller film BUS 657.

He starred opposite Halle Berry in TriStar Pictures’ The Call, which became a surprise critical and commercial success. That same year, he also starred in Universal Pictures’ summer action film, Kick Ass 2, opposite Jim Carrey and Chloe Grace Moretz, and the studio’s tent pole summer comedy Identity Thief, opposite Melissa McCarthy.
He reprised his role as ‘Lance’ in Universal Pictures’ The Best Man Holiday. The film opened with $17 million during its first weekend, the fifth-largest opening for an R-rated romantic comedy, the second-highest opening for an urban romantic comedy, and the sixth-biggest opening for an urban-themed film overall. Chestnut received an NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture” for his performance.
Chestnut is involved in the following charities:  American Cancer Society, Autism Speaks, Help the Vets, I Have a Dream, Sclerderma Research Foundation and many others.

 

(860) Morris Chestnut Live Walk of Fame Ceremony – YouTube