August 24, 2011 07:41 AM by Kristin Watson
Don’t look for Snooki to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame anytime soon — reality tv stars need not apply for this honor. Read on for all the details.
If you head on over to the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s Facebook page, you’ll notice something that a lot of people might think, but don’t say — reality television stars are not truly Hollywood stars — okay, a lot of people say that out loud.
The Situation, Kim Kardashian and Jake Pavelka will just have to come to terms with never getting a star on the Walk of Fame. ”Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!” the Facebook page’s administrator wrote.
With 24 new stars being approved every year, one is not going to go Boston Rob, but there are some instances where stars get the honor before they make the crossover into reality television.
Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed on Tuesday, “Somebody brought up a point about Gene Simmons. He got it years ago with Kiss, so, yes, there is someone who has a reality show.” Calm down, it’s not for his work on Gene Simmons Family Jewels.
Don’t even go there when it comes to Ozzy Osbourne — he was biting bats long before reality television became a trend. ”Ozzy has one for his music, and then later became a reality star,” said Martinez.
For some reason we see The Real Housewives franchise and Bravo breaking down this barrier, but we’ll have to wait and see if that ever happens.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame simply is upholding the star standards it’s known for and so far reality actors and actresses haven’t come up. ”I don’t know,” Martinez said. “No one’s approached us. I hope not. I’m very proud of the Walk of Fame.”
She added, “I don’t think they fit the criteria. We try to appeal to everybody’s likes. Some day? Who knows? The committee always surprises me. Right now, it hasn’t been discussed about reality stars.”
We know, everyone is now going to try and find a personality who has a star that fits the reality actor/actress mold. Trust us, anyone who has a star didn’t get it by donning a penguin suit for Big Brother.
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