Following in the footsteps of Keanu Reeves, Big Bird and Ryan Seacrest, James Franco has just been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. We just looked into the official rules and apparantly "anyone, including a fan, can nominate a celebrity as long as the celebrity or his/her management is in agreement with the nomination." If a celebrity is selected they are then required to pay the Chamber of Commerce $30,000 -- used for the creation and installation of the star. Seems like a cheap way of paving LA... Let's have fun with this anyway. We nominate Dean Gaffney.
Franco's is 2,492nd star, and he had a little speech from Oz the Great and Powerful director Sam Raimi, which included:
"Working with James over the years, I've learned many things about him. James is a teacher, a poet, a sculptor, an actor, a director, a writer, a producer, a basket weaver - the thing goes on and on for days! Seems like we're always discovering James' next endeavour.
"Today we join the rest of the world to honour you in your achievements with a much-deserved star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame, a star made from marble - which you yourself have hewn from a mountain, from brass that you have smelted!"
And he's also in OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, OUT IN ALL GOOD CINEMAS RIGHT NOW, isn't he, Raimi? $30,000 well spent.