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It's About Freaking TIME!!!

First off, thanks to our buddies at the Fellowship of the Geeks for this geeky news.  Before I get into the news though, here's a little bit of background on the topic for this article.... 

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of those iconic places in Hollywood that people visit and check out when in Hollywood and it spans through quite a bit of the downtown Hollywood area.  Now, the actual likelihood of running into an actual celebrity on Hollywood Blvd is very much slim to none.  However, there are exceptions tro the rule. Movie premieres at the Mann's Chinese Theater or El Capitan for example.  The Oscars would be another example of seeing celebrities in Hollywood.  The other one is when they receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Why do I bring this up?  The answer is quite simple.

The list of honorees to get their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for 2012 has been released and in that list are a few geek icons.  Here is the list and my impressions on some of these inductees and also why I said it's about freaking time.

MOTION PICTURES:

Jennifer Aniston
Vin Diesel
Scarlett Johansson
John Lasseter - Most awesome considering what he has done for animation and for the Disney Company.
Malcolm McDowell - Iconic Actor getting his due. 
Sumner Redstone
Kate Winslet
Richard Burton (posthumous) - This is one of those cases where he should have gotten this honor a long time ago.  He has not been with us since 1984.

TELEVISION:
Valerie Bertinelli
Matt Groening - The Simpsons have their collective star on the walk.  Now Matt Groening will.  This is most awesome.
Mariska Hargitay
Patricia Heaton
Marg Helgenberger
Walter Koenig - He is literally the last of the Classic Trek people to get his own star.  Everyone else but Chekov got their star.  IT'S ABOUT FREAKING TIME! 
Adam West - This is the one that I am the most excited about.  The reason is that Adam West's daughter has been trying to get him a star on the Walk of Fame for more than ten years now.  This has been a long time coming.  This makes me very happy that 1960s Batman finally gets his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! Again, IT'S ABOUT FREAKING TIME!

RECORDING:
Pepe Aguilar
AMERICA
Boyz II Men
Hal David
David Foster
Vince Gill
Jennifer Lopez
Ann and Nancy Wilson (Heart)
Barry White (posthumous)

RADIO:
Ellen K.


For dates on the induction ceremonies here is the official website for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  I am pretty much going to do my damndest to be there for Adam West's induction ceremony once the date is announced! 

I know I didn't give comments on all of these famous people.  Here's where you come in.  Jump on here and express how happy you are that (if they are on this list) your favorite celebrities are getting a star on the Walk of Fame!
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