You can’t say Tinseltown doesn’t learn from its mistakes – well, some of them, at least.
The folks at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce are determined to avoid a repeat of the “Julia Luis Dreyfus” episode from May, when her Walk of Fame star with that botched spelling of “Julia Louis-Dreyfus” was installed on Hollywood Boulevard. (Luckily, some eagle-eyed journalist spotted the goof, hours before the unveiling ceremony.)
Louis-Dreyfus laughed off the blunder with marvelous grace and good humor, and she and the Walk of Fame wound up receiving a week or more of publicity out of it, instead of the usual day’s worth.
But obviously, a second such mistake wouldn’t be nearly as funny, so the Chamber has adopted a simple procedure to guard against future errors. Before each name is committed to terrazzo, a worker snaps a photo, which is zipped off to the star’s reps for approval. Above is the snap of the nameplate for the oft-misspelled Gwyneth Paltrow, whose star is set to be unveiled Monday.
The new system should eliminate such problems. But as I walk to and from the CNN LA bureau in Hollywood, I’m going to keep my eyes peeled and my BlackBerry charged, just in case.
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So the story is "name was spell-checked and turned out okay." Now that's a great story; should win an award.
Mike Carter you just might be right! I can see that money hungry, spotlight hog Sara Palin paying to get a star. Of course she will find some way for her brain dead zombie followers to pay for it for her.
Gwinny has some nice cuckamungas!
salah parin gonna git star two... someday reel soon two
I no speak da' language you be typin mon.
estwood no git star on purposely
They are called adjectives. Google them sometime.
estwood dont git star cause he only pay 10.00
You no (know) that you have no working knowledge of English. Perhaps if you post in your native tongue.
They pay for them. many dummys on hear tuday. they make em pay reel cash money for star. think it's like $20.00, maybe more sometime. but most time 20.00 or maybe 25.00
Did you mean "here"? Perhaps prior to making disparaging remarks about others, you first glimpse in that mirror your mom bought you.
Only gay men fight girls.
Yes, and you know better than anyone my friend. Still, in this day and age, it' okay that you are gay.
Who gives a tiny rat's ass?
Anyone can get a star with enough $$$. I mean ffs Jim Gray that annoying sports reporter has his own star.
Don't be hard on her.
best paltrow movie: shallow hal.
Good thing about these stars on the sidewalk is that you can spit on them.
The person who wrote the article above, spelled "Louis-Dreyfus" laughed off", is it Louis or is it Luis? or was it spelled Louis on purposely?
I think it was a mistake
Thats not ironic shaunathan,its just unfortunate...
Eastwood certainly deserves a star, but if it is true about having to buy your own star, maybe he chooses to let his work speak for itself. I can respect that.
Also, they DID NOT misspell GP's name. They were simply stating that due to the mistake made with JLD, they now verify all names to avoid the same problem.
@Kevin: I can assure you that her name is NOT Gwyneth Paltrow. Or Gywneth Paltrow for that matter. :)
I think I'd have enough of a sense of humor to leave the name spelled incorrectly.
Masta D. Luffy makes me sound like a Hip Hop artist.
Who is the worker holding Gwyneth's name? I demand to know. He deserves his 15 minutes...no??
Thanks, in advance, for giving this hardworking American his due!
Why doesn't CLINT EASTWOOD have a star yet? He has contributed much more to Hollywood and movie-goers than hundreds of others who have a star. He DESERVES one ... much more than some others out there.
Now we know why they misspelled "Julia Louis-Dreyfus". That's Luis in the picture!
As has been pointed out, any celebrity with enough $$$ can buy a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It's not an honor, it's a purchase. Billy Vera and the Beaters have one. I think the cost is $150,000.
The Cost is currently $30,000.
Hey YOUBRO, "retarded" and "gay wad" are politically incorrect. Also, you should lose the caps, it's almost as annoying as the content of your post.
YOU PEOPLE ARE RETARDED. WHOEVER THEY CONSIDER TO BE A STAR SURELY ISNT DECIDED BY YOU. AND WHAT YOU JUST DONT WANT THEM TO ADD MORE PEOPLE. THEY HAVE TO ADD SOMEONE AND GP IS A GOOD CHOICE. GOOD HOT ACTRESS WITH A GAY WAD HUSBAND. WHEN THEY UNVEIL GEORGE BUSH JRS STAR YOU WILL BE WISHING FOR SOME PALTROW
I am quite certain that is NOT Gwyneth Paltrow...
how do you spell her name?
bc that looks correct....
GWYNETH doesn't deserve a star.
I don't get it...I Googled the spelling in 2 seconds and found every article spelled the same way...wouldn't that suggest it is easy to get it right the first time? Do they really need to email the publicist to get that info?
Look at the expression and emotion of that work... I must cast him in my musical. He's going to be the next big star.
I cannot believe the terrible grammar in the majority of the comments on this article. Who educated these people?? (Or didn't!)
And the late, great Warren Zevon- who did more to musically chronicle the Hollywood lifestyle than any other L.A. musician- still doesn't have a WOF star. Irony.
There are so many B, C, & D list names on the Walk of Fame(?), that I'm tempted to think that someone's name is deatured when that someone puts up the cash to make it happen. Just like most of the Who's Who books.
Did you really just mis-spell her name again? "Louis-Dreyfus laughed off the blunder.... "
Is this cnn or entertainment tonight? Real news would be nice on occassion cnn!
THIS is news?
what happened to you ?
am i reading it wrong...whats wrong with the spelling???
and she is one of the more pretty actresses in hollywood..there aren't many..my gosh they think angelina jolie is the hottest thing....gag me with dog vomit...
Any ass who pays enough can get a star. It's meaningless. Coming soon to a sidewalk near you – the Sarah Palin star !
She was pretty good in Seven, but that's all I remember her in. I'm not sure why she' s considered famous now, other than she named her Banana or some damn thing.
WOW, this is BIG news! Please keep us posted.
I like Gwyneth! To each his own...
Its so funny to me sit and read these emails. who are any of us to say she doesnt deserve the star. and even funnier is these people saying who cares well apparently YOU CARE or you wouldnt have even wrote your email. I say congratulations Gwyneth. you deserve it! ;D
The celebrities themselves pay to have a star. It's not some "selective achievement."
who really cares about if she is a gd actor or not if she wants to pay for it if thats what she did oh well and to every1 else out there really !! who cares !!!
I would like to flag this post and "Report Abuse" of the English language.
I believe she deserves the star
To each their own opinion, but I have this sneaking feeling some people think Gwyneth doesn't deserve attention for her acting but that people like Melanie Griffith, Rob Schneider, and Steve Austin do. And both you and I have proven it's easy to insult someone from the relative anonymity of the Internet. Those who can, act; those who can't, critique.
Why would that bum get a star?
She has an Oscar for best actress, I think that automatically elevates you above "bum" status.
That "bum" has a nice bum.
shes a good actress. i remember the movie "hush" which i thought she was good in. and now she sings. haters please take a chill. shes probably getting a star mainly because both parents are well respected in hollywood. :)
The celebrity actually have to pay for their stars. So they're not that big of an honor. They usually do it when there is a big project to promote. The hand and footprint squares are more prestigious.
She's not that great...why she getting a star?
Actually you incorrectly say a person can "oft misspell" but the article correctly states that a word/name could BE "oft-misspelled".
People "oft misspell" Gwyneth Paltrow? Hmmmm...
Thank God for those eagle-eyed journalists.
why do I get the feeling the "eagle-eyed journalist" was the dude who wrote this?
Apparently, Anna S should use spell check also. Hilarious blunder for this article... hmmmm... could that be her intention?? Maybe I should've thougt about that... eh... oh well, it's doubtful! ;)
weak up Hollywood,,thay are great stars that still dont have the star on walk of fame,,
What does "thay" mean? It's not in the dictionary.
I'm still trying to figure out what "weak up" means.
These stars are meaningless...heck, even Ryan Seacrest has one.
Yeah Hollywood, "WEAK UP" Ironic...
I guess everybody in Hollywood gets a star. The good, the bad and the ugly. Do they have enough sidewalks ?
LOL. I wanna star, wahhhh. Gwyneth is an odd name, just like her mother's, Blyth!
Gwyenthe, I mean, Gwnenhth, you're a, I mean Gweneth you're a star.
I have to go out to Hollywood every week and there are tons of stars and plenty of spaces left for when Bieber gets one.
Who's Gwyneth Paltrow?
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