Jennifer Lopez said she wasn't going to cry when she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but she couldn't help getting emotional.
"I really am overwhelmed – this all feels kind of surreal ... but it's awesome," she told a crowd in Hollywood on Thursday regarding the honor for her music career. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce says Lopez is 2,500th star to be recognized on the Walk of Fame.
Fans encouraged the singer-actress-dancer by chanting her name.
"My dream was always to entertain, to be a performer. Stardom really wasn't what I sought – I never thought about being famous, or having money. I just wanted to be good at what I did," the Bronx native said.
"I wanted to be a great actress, I wanted to be a great singer, I wanted to be a great performer. I wanted people to come see me on stage for what I did, not because of who I was. Scrutiny, criticism, fame and celebrity may be the trappings of stardom, and I will endure them all to share the joy of entertaining you, because that's all I ever wanted to do."
Trailblazers such as Sophia Loren, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Rita Moreno and Jane Fonda have all been inspiring, Lopez said.
Lopez, 43, got her start as a dancer – a Fly Girl , to be precise, on the '90s sketch comedy show "In Living Color."
She said that her journey from the Bronx "to this moment on Hollywood Boulevard is paved with the love and support of my family and friends, the family I've created working, and of course, you all the fans."
Lopez told CNN afterward that the ceremony was a "landmark moment."
"I feel so happy that I got to share it with my family and so many of the people that kind of were a big part of my career along the way, who really believed in me and supported me," she said. "It's been a beautiful day."
Jennifer Lopez you and Myra your aunt a very close friend, who I met at an art school in New York City have been a total
And I mean real insperation in my life..If it wasn't for both I don't know. I honestly need to be with people like you , that are in the entertainment industry. I guess you know what I mean. I am so happy for you..Hope you will get back to me. I look at the Beautiful Crystal Ball that you J-LO sent me with Myra your aunt. Again I am very very happy for you. I am so happy for the STAR ON THE WALK OF FAME you receive J-LO that I forgot to let you know I Actor Model Dancer. Love .Qu.
e Dies The Bendiga J-LO y toda tu familia.
This is such lie! I actually have old clippings of JLO when she first broke out and her interview was all about how she always focus on how to WOW people and yes being famous..and indeed stars do pay for these stars themselves..
I am a little bit shocked that there is anyone alive on this planet that believes any of that crap. Never thought about being famous? Please. Also, she is not a great singer and she is not a great actor. She's hot. That's it. She is one of the most self-absorbed Hollywood people I have ever seen, which is pretty sad.
You live in a fantasy yourself....you are just envious because you ended up as a waitress in a fast food restaurant and had no talent or brains to advance any further in life.
I don't think J's ding ding is rising. Obviously female and jealous. But JLo's got an amazing badonkadonk and my ding ding is rising!
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I cannot wait too see her dance at 45 years old! She sold millions of records maintains an amazing musical career she has a young lover, kids and preparing for tour...Congrats and see you in concert!
I find it so amusing when celebrities say that they never wanted fame, or stardom. If there was no one to hear them sing, or see them act, or, well, in the case of the Kardashians, and Paris Hilton, just see them... what would they do? No, I'm fairly sure that Miss Lopez wanted to be recognized, and wanted fame, regardless of what she did, or how she did it. I will give it to her though, she does look good, and that alone will draw crowds – "oh, this little ole dress... ".
she's star and she looks amazing in the picture ...she is so happy....get ready for tour girlfriend cuz the I girls will be there!!!!
I don't understand why celebrities are so overwhelmed when they get a star on Hollywood Blvd. They have to pay for it themselves.
Can somebody please tell me what exactly she does?
@fred...she invests wisely and Marty's wisely... That's it! She is HORRIBLE at singing... She would never and could never song live...the studio can make anyone sound decent... She is a mediocre actress ( as long as we don't have to endure that whinny baby voice) ... She's a great dancer, as far as talent, that's it... A fly girl! She had invested wise!
she deserved the star because she is a star....can't wait for tour jlo 2014
I'm getting on the next bus to hollywood, then I'm gonna eat a buffett, walz on down to the walk of fame, find J-Lo's star, lift my skirt, squat down and leave a pile of steming feces on her star.
I'd have voted for Lassie or Rin Tin Tin over J Lo.
At least the pooches can act.
"I wanted to be a great actress, I wanted to be a great singer, I wanted to be a great performer..." yeah, well NONE out of three ain't bad.
Actually pretty easy to receive a Hollywood Star. Look it up. You have to have someone pay the $35,000 and nominate you then the committee decides if you should get one. Not many get turned down. Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, The Rugrats, Shrek and even Godzilla all have one.
she deserved every moment of that day - she can sing, dance her butt off, look put together, she's 45 yet has the body of a 30 year old....all the best jlo for being able too juggle it all–I commend her .
J-Lo we know that it's you bloggin here and it's really sad. Don't you have a crapppy movie or cd to go work on so we can ignore it when it gets released?
Your fans are happy you got your Walk of Fame Star. We wish you much happines in your life.
God gave her much talent as an actress, singer, dancer and business person. She has two beautiful children and a handsome partner. She is conquered Hollywood and the world completely. Her name is Jennifer Lopez.
God needed to take a crapp and that's how J-Lo came into existence. A large smelly god turd.
Jennifer Lopez is the best , she makes proud the Human Race because she is beautiful inside and out. I am glad she got her Walk of Fame Star. Love You Jennifer. Keep up the good work.
Your grammar tells me you are from her native land too! viva la Mexico!
@Hennifer...JLo is is Puerto Rican not Mexcian (not that there's anything wrong with that!)! If you're going to belittle somone at least get your info correct!
A star to this idiot, sure why not? This is Hollywood and not the Intelligentsia organization.
Jack , you are the idiot and very envious of this talented and beautiful , lady, such as Jennifer Lopez. She deserves this Star and then more.
why aren't they giving stars of the Walk of Fame to ACTUAL talented stars? Seems like anyone can get a star these days. Pretty soon it won't mean a damn thing. These should be saved for the true hollywood STARS. Actors or singers that aren't a dime a dozen.
Jennifer Lopez is a true Star and it was about time she got her Walk of Fame Star. We , are very happy for her.
a Fly Girl eh – open my fly you silly broad
One out of three ain't bad I guess Jenny from the "block" she really can't act, dang sure can't sing and she's a choreographed Fly Girl for life, that's all she's good for. Truth be known, if she didn't have that rump shaker, she would probably be dancing at some strip club......So she says she wasn't thinking about the money or stardom, my a$$!!!! She's as fake as a three dollar bill and she's only crying because she knows she doesn't deserve any kind of star related to her name..Fake HO!! Used to have a little now I have a lot, member those words Jenny???
Is it envy or you are just a misserable person? She's done what it takes to be there. Suc# it off!
Congratulations on your fame like Everyone said long over Due way back in the days as a Dancer. In Living Let me Show you Something HA HA HA.TEC ONE DJT.
HAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!!!!! Too good!!
You know who you are, b!tches...
I heard she frequently smells like poop.
T.dell13 goes in affect shortly
the foundation of the issue is still there....its just juiced up because the marisa is here.
don't cry - it was bound too happen at some point
SHE SEEMS SO GENUINE AND SINCERE. CONGRATS JLO. HOW CAN ANYBODY FORGET HER REMARKABLE PERFORMANCE IN THE MOVIE, "SELENA". I KNEW THIS ONE WAS GOING TO BE A STAR FOR SURE!!!!!
I am sure , she will get other good movie roles in the future, she also was great in : Maid in Manhattan,Out of Sight,The Wedding Planner, Monster-in-Law and others. This Latina Lady is a successful story. It was about time she got her well deserved Walk of Fame Hollywood Star.
which one gives me more..
don't cry jlo it was bound too happen
you have too think before you do things too people
Don't they buy the Walk Of Fame themselves?
love is love....business is business...(social expert)
In order to have one, first of all you need to be famous, talented and beautiful, just like Jennifer Lopez.
"I wanted to be a great actress, I wanted to be a great singer, I wanted to be a great performer." – WELL YOU FAILED B!TCH.
She's really stacked it on too! Whoa what a fat slob!!
Well, I guess she deserves it. She's been around long enough and put in the hard work. Nice speech and truly heart-felt. I'm not a huge fan of her singing, but I really loved her in Selena. However she should have thanked the Wayan brothers, Janet Jackson and Sean P.Diddy Puff, Puff Daddy, Diddy for schooling her about the world of Fashion. Muy Bueno.
I love the marquee blogs
no nooks with j.
I hit it first
Goes to show they'll give anybody a star. Especially if you have the $$$ to pay for it.
She should get a star just for being such a fox!
What are you talking about she earned her Stardom .!! She is very successful beautiful And intelligent !!! So don't hate !!!
she is very beautiful
She shouldn't get a star, she should have a human stool (spell check!?).
Only true stars , the likes of Jennifer Lopez can get one. We, her fans supported for her to get one. Jennifer is loved for millions of fans all over the world. She got a Star because she earned it with her hard work and because she is talented and is the most beautiful woman in the world.
shaves and waxes.
i saw the speech she was so humbled.
I saw her speech also, and she looked beautiful, humbly and unpretentious. She is a great lady.
I saw her speech and I thought she looked bloated and gass-y. She didn't formulate her sentences properly and she looked bored and uncaring.
You're just jealous!!!
No, they're voted on by a committee and the maintenance fee is paid by a sponsor, but not the star themselves.
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