May 4th, 2010
05:17 PM ET

"Welcome to the Hollywood Walk of... oops!"

I'm a longtime copy editor, and I take the Metro to work.  As a result, I made one person laugh hysterically today, and another almost vomit.

Let me explain.

As I emerged from the Hollywood and Vine Metro station this morning and headed for the CNN Los Angeles bureau, I noticed two workmen cleaning off the newest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the 11:30 a.m. unveiling ceremony.  It was for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" – and the first "Seinfeld" alum to receive a star on the Walk of Fame.  I glanced at it as I walked by... then stopped, and peered more closely:

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"Um, excuse me," I said to the workmen, "but I'm pretty sure that star is missing an O.  And a hyphen."

They were startled, and a little unsure what to do – after all, the ceremony was in four hours, and you can't just print up a new star at the local CopyMart.  I snapped a pic with my BlackBerry, then hustled to work and called Ana Martinez-Holler, the press rep for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  "Are you sure?" she gasped, and then, understandably, she hurried off the phone.

A couple of hours later, Ana called me back.  "Is everything okay?" I asked.  "Well, I almost puked in my car, but otherwise, yeah," she replied.  It turns out Louis-Dreyfus thought the mistake was hysterical, and wanted them to leave it, but they'd already chiseled out the "Luis" and put a temporary "Louis-" in its place for the unveiling.  It wasn't shiny and perfect, but at least they got her name right.

Ana said they're going to give the "Luis" to Julia as a memento.  I was kind of hoping for that souvenir, but at least I've played a small part in Walk of Fame history... and have a reason to smile every time I walk to and from the Metro station each day.

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  9. Person you don't need to know the name of

    I looked through the list of stars on the walk of fame on wikipedia, and half of the people I've never ever heard of then In my life.

    March 21, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ken

    John Milford will rest comfortably now.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. Josh Chan

    I think David Daniel personally handled the "situation" quite well. He didn't make a big scene out of it and made sure the mistake was corrected. He didn't criticize Hollywood or the people that was responsible for the error. If it wasn't for him, Julia Louis-Dreyfus probably wouldn't notice the mistake until later. Hollywood is lucky to have these kind of editors surrounding them.

    September 3, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jerrod Mason

    Several years ago I discovered that the star for cowboy sidekick Andy Devine was spelled "Divine." I reported it to the Andy Devine Museaum (yes, there is such a place), who said they would follow up. Don't know if it ever happened.

    June 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LA_Native

    @Madpuppydog...chill out man, you obviously have no clue what you are talking about and there for must yell the loudest. get back on the meds man

    @Russ...Actually if you spend any time at all on Hollywood Blvd. you will find tons of people stopping, reading and taking pictures. Infact recent survey's have shown the Hollywood Walk of Fame as the #1 attraction in Hollywood!

    May 6, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sam Smith

    On behalf of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, thank you "Eagle Eye" David! You better be careful with the street light posts if you are looking down all the time....but this time, we were very glad that you were!

    May 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Adam

    I love that she's been able to step out of her French billionaire father's shadow and make a living and a name for herself without all that money. Success is truly in her genes. Compare this heiress with Paris Hilton.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Robert

    Mark from May 4th, 2010 6:33 pm ET, I was joking...... idiot.

    May 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Joel O'Brien

    So long as her residual checks are made out properly, I don't think she minded this gaff...

    May 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Susan

    I became disillusioned with the HWF when they gave a star to Vanna White. It obviously has nothing to do with acting ability or number of years in the business. Now I'm embarrassed for the rare stars that had true staying-power, like Cary Grant and Betty Davis, that their names have been lumped in with the likes of someone who turns letters on a game show.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Robert Breza

    I believe the star was made in Arizona!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Goofy Gus

    See 'Idiocracy' for further developments.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Layla

    wait wat happen??????????????lol

    May 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Stephen

    She's a professional. She can take a joke and trust me it's a joke alright!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kealee

    What? No celebrity temper tantrum?? Julia, you are a super cool in my book!

    May 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mb

    After much soul-searching, and a can of soda, I have decided to launch a campaign to get a star on the Hollywood "Walk of Fame" for Harriet Davis, Ann B. Davis's sister. Of course we all know about her replacement work on the Brady Bunch after Ann's tragic demise, but Harriet also had a slew of other television roles, including:

    -housekeeper of Gladys and Abner Kravitz (neighbors of Samantha and Darrin Stevens) on Bewitched.

    -housekeeper of Mike Douglas (eldest son from My Three Sons) after he moved out of his father's house unexpectedly, never to be heard from again.

    -housekeeper of the voodoo witchdoctor from season 1 of Gilligan's Island.

    Clearly nobody played a housekeeper like Harriet Davis (except maybe Ann B. Davis) and for this tireless work she should be honored alongside her Hollywood peers.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Rich

    Good for you, Dave! Too bad for Julia, though.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. justisc

    not a big fan of jason, jerry, or julia from seinfield, kramer is what made that show.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  27. justisc

    well that doesn't make it right, there are so many talented people before her, that just got their stars; like mel brooks now that comedy. it only took him 83 yrs.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Proud2BeandAmurrrican

    OMG!... like who the FREEEAK cares!!! Look at all these DOZENS of comments made by celebrity butsniffers. If only you people would put half as much energy into important local issues affecting the communities right outside your front doors..... America would be a much better place.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Steve

    What ever happened to EARNING a Star ?

    May 5, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  30. jason


    May 5, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  31. Rob

    Russ- I think many people read the names on the HWOF. I know I did when I visited there. It's a great experience for tourists.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  32. magusap

    if that radio dj from american idol can get a star for doing what? why not this guy?

    May 5, 2010 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  33. Rob

    How can some of you people say Julia doesn't deserve a star on the HWOF. Have you seen Seinfeld? It is one of the funniest comedy sitcoms of all time. All of the main characters from that show deserve a star. I love Julia she is incredible....... yadayadayada!

    May 5, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  34. Sue

    I've been told that the celebrity has to pay for a star on the Walk of Fame, so she apparently decided it was time for her name to be there. I mean come on, Jerry Seinfeld doesn't have a star but she does? Right.

    May 5, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  35. curbie219

    It's Larry David's fault!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  36. Tom

    And you want to be my latex salesman?

    May 5, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  37. Gadho

    I love the amateur quarterbacking. No, not anyone can just plop down 5 grand, and voila! Given most stars have um, a spare $5000 or two sitting around, wouldn't you expect to see just a few more showing up – daily? – if that were the case?

    No, the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee yearly draws up a nomination list. The nominees, if accepted, have to agree to attend an awards ceremony within 5 years, and the actual placing and maintenance currently costs $25,000 – paid not by the celebrity, but by movie studios (e.g., those who can use the publicity to benefit an upcoming release, etc.), or other concerns, even fan clubs.

    It isn't quite the idea of "any old celebrity" wanting 15 more minutes of fame, plopping down the dough, and presto! Self-aggrandisement!

    May 5, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  38. mb

    Well, that goes without saying RC–just ask Sam the Butcher. And I have it on good authority that she was a terrific speller as well. She placed tops in her 2nd grade spelling test on Monday, October 9th, 1933. When she got home, that top score paper went straight up on the refrigerator door.

    Unfortunately later that afternoon, Ann's sister Harriet covered up Ann's paper with one of her own–a picture of a green horsey with purple hooves eating a birthday cake. This was the start of bitter feud that lasted the rest of their lives, but everyone knows all about that already.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  39. JMcTigue

    I think the second comment made by "sarah" is Juila'a pen name. lol

    May 5, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  40. Russ

    It makes no difference at all if a person has their name on the "Walk of Fame". How many people stop and read them? They get a day of media coverage when they get their star, then it is old news. Fame is maintained in other ways, like having produced work that future generations respect. Not by having a star in concrete.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  41. RC from Chicago

    Ann B. Davis was smokin' hot...

    May 5, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  42. Damiel

    Not many people know this about Julia:

    May 5, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  43. riggedforalaugh

    they probly did it that way just for the laugh and louis was in on it. rich people gotta fill thier days yknow?

    May 5, 2010 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  44. DBarak

    Well, aside from a little extra cost and Ana's near-panic attack (I would have been like that that too), it sounds like a win-win situation.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  45. cowpie

    Give a star to Bernie Madoff.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  46. K. Baxter

    Wow, this could have been outrageously embarrassing to this Louis person and the Hollywood Camber of Commerce. I hope all the starving children in Africa aren't upset about this mistake, as well as the people of New York City who just excaped a terrorist attack.
    My God people, remember what's important in life.

    May 5, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  47. guy who made the star

    I aren't understend what all the fuss are about.
    I studyed for 5 years to lern how ta engrave stars names.....that's right, I made it all the way thru the FIFTH grade.
    You all think you can find someone bettter to do this.....then go right a head!!
    I KWIT!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  48. Low IQ speelling Chanpion

    dat Joolia Lewie DryFuss sure are a funny Ladie!

    Butt seriously folks, her name was ms. spelled on porpose.
    the guy who blew the whissle ruined her comedy stunt.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  49. juan


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  50. Tennessee Granny

    I'm so glad someone else notices errors of this kind. Now, if only folks would learn how to use pronouns properly when talking live on the air. Every day I notice at least two people, news anchors, talk show hosts, news reporters, etc. use "I" incorrectly.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  51. nc

    db – well played. 😉

    May 5, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  52. Jim Beaver

    Someone indeed has to pay for the stars (either the nominee or his studio or fans or someone who just likes spending money), but you don't get one just by agreeing to pay for it. There are only about 12 a year added, and before it ever gets to the paying part, a performer has to be nominated by an acceptable party (studio, fan club, agents, etc.) and APPROVED by the Chamber of Commerce. With only 12 or so a year, they turn down hundreds of nominations knowing full well there's money to pay for them. AFTER the nomination is approved, they find out whether anyone's willing to pony up the money. If not, they move on to someone else.

    As to misspellings: my favorite was the puzzler Maurice Diller. His star mystified people for decades before it was realized that it was actually intended to honor silent film director Mauritz Stiller. I think they finally fixed it.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  53. timboo

    Jerry who??? I thought it was the Julia Louis-Dreyfus show. Only reason I watched. LOL

    May 5, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  54. Terri

    Jerry hasn't received a star yet because 1. He is to cheap to put up the $50,000 and 2. He isn't funny.

    May 5, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  55. Darrin

    I love this story, it makes me laugh!

    May 5, 2010 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  56. mama

    In addition to this misspelling, how about last week's star in Las Vegas for Gloria Estefan (they spelled her name "Glori"). Who are the geniuses that produce these things?

    May 5, 2010 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  57. Mark C. Potts

    Julia is great. I wish her the best. At least they got her first name right. Maybe that's what she should do, just go by "Julia" so the rest of the name wouldn't matter. LOL
    I only wish they had the Star's picture on the star. That would be cool.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  58. Mark in st. petersburg

    maddawg: perfect name. Anger issues?

    May 5, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  59. Michael McGraw-Herdeg

    This story is obviously fabricated. No one takes the Metro!

    May 5, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  60. Mark in st. petersburg

    observation: Because their lives are vacuous..
    Certain people have nothing else to do but read fluff pieces and complain that they are fluff pieces.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  61. lIllII

    Must be a slow news day...

    May 5, 2010 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  62. maddawg

    how in the world do you get to be a cnn entertainment senior producer with such iTarded thoughts and comments???

    did you REALLY think that telling the cement & star layer's that a spelling is incorrect and a hyphen is needed?? are YOU REALLY THAT DUMB???

    first, they likely didn't and wouldn't give a care in the world....
    second, they didn't make the star....
    third, they didn't tell the makers of the star what spellings and grammer to use....

    ARE YOU REALLY SO NAIVE AND STUPID that you actually brought this to their attention and bothered them during their work with something they have no control over and can do nothing about???

    you are pathetically dumb, that is clear. and the fact that you would even think you have the right to interupt a stranger doing his work and question or comment on it, well....that just shows how big of an imbecile you are!!

    if i ever run into you at hollywood and vine and you even look at me, i'll punch you square in the face you iTarded, no brained, too busy worrying about OTHERS to pay attention to yourself and your stupid comments to the people that don't care and aren't responsible, jerk-off!

    cnn has REALLY LOWERED THE BAR if the brain-power to get a senior position is no greater than what you possess!!

    i have a novel idea you lemming idiot.....PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR OWN WORK and leave everyone else will make L.A. a much better place!!

    May 5, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  63. mb

    Let's get back the point here–by which I mean Ann B. Davis. Now St. Pete Bill above should be congratulated on his quick use of Wikipedia to look up the "facts", but I think we all know how unreliable that source can be.

    In truth, Ann B. Davis died during the taping of the famous "volcano episode" of the Brady Bunch, when Peter's volcano ejected an unexpectedly large mass of real lava. The lava was actually thrown to the top of the Brady house and then burned down through the house right above the kitchen where Alice was busy preparing Bananas Foster. In fact, this terrible accident was re-crafted for the acid burning scene in the hit movie Alien.

    From then on, Ann B. Davis was replaced by her twin sister Harriet for the remainder of the series. A tragic loss for America indeed.

    May 5, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  64. observation

    Just an observation here......Why must there always be the malcontents that have to pick apart and fight over any act another might do out of simple, and logical kindness?

    May 5, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  65. Jake

    Sorta vacuous article, eh?

    May 5, 2010 at 6:59 am | Report abuse |
  66. Brian

    I gave up on the "walk of fame" when they gave one to Drew Barrymore. They just give these stars away.

    May 5, 2010 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  67. cowpie

    Was the original star made by an illegal immagrant?

    May 5, 2010 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  68. Jim Billy

    I call BS. JLD didn't "receive" a star on the walk of fame. A star was purchased either by her or for her. Any celebrity who wants can pony up the money and get a star. What a scam.

    May 5, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  69. Robert

    Congrats to Julia for her star on the walk. But I thought Jerry already had a star there?? Must be mistaken...was one of them homeless dudes when I walked the walk back in the 1980's (not anymore though). Oh, and I'm not the same Robert from earlier!

    May 5, 2010 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  70. kelvin gordon

    this is a really cool story.
    its consistent with Seinfeld humor!

    May 5, 2010 at 3:55 am | Report abuse |
  71. earl

    she is so old. isnt she like in her 40's? i guess the stars must get them when they get to certain age.

    May 5, 2010 at 3:50 am | Report abuse |
  72. Steve Melb

    It's perfect; Elaine would expect nothing less. I'm sure Kramer was in charge and Newman arranged the spelling. The Legend lives on !!!!

    May 5, 2010 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |
  73. Gar In Albuquerque

    The story is cute...and it IS is to inform.....and this did...there ARE much more important things in this world....those are also on , and free to read. Again , the story is cute....the comments are what make me the most happy...Thank you all...made my night!

    May 5, 2010 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
  74. Philip Deming

    Was probably made in China...

    May 5, 2010 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  75. Ralph

    (Uncle Kerry, I'm sorry to mention this, but there should not be a comma following your parenthesis. Your second verbal phrase needs yet to be governed by your subject, "The conjunctive," but with the insertion of your comma you've dissevered one from the other.)

    May 5, 2010 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
  76. anonymouse

    I too, kind of wish you hadn't informed them, just to see what would happen.

    I think an investigative report is in order, find out who screwed up and why.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:39 am | Report abuse |
  77. Anonymous

    What bunch dumb a**

    May 5, 2010 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  78. 67carbman

    Only a copy editor...First rule

    Are you sure you have the name spelled right????

    May 5, 2010 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  79. Judd Jugmonger

    Howdy! Don't be fooled! This here story is really about the healthcare problem in this country! Someone oughtsta find out if injury due to "chiseling" would be covered under the current administrations.

    May 5, 2010 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  80. slorgg

    Blogs and alternative media provide superior coverage from unbiased sources than the alphabet networks.

    The reason I say this is due to the power money has over what the alphabet media (CNN ABC CBS etc...) corrupts the information that is fed to their readers.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  81. Bert

    I think I saw this story as an episode on Curb Your Enthusiasm, or was it Seinfeld?

    May 5, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  82. ohrahjody

    i love elaine

    May 5, 2010 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  83. Gabe

    Clint doesn't have a star because his career is his legacy... he doesn't need to pay a fortune for a little piece of sidewalk that'll be defecated on by homeless people for years to come.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  84. Uncle Kerry

    Joe, I throw in with the anti-comma crowd. The conjunctive in this instance serves not to join two independent clauses (in which case the comma would be necessary), but rather to indicate a compound verb. As for the stylistic use of the comma, I'd rather he had left it out. It simply doesn't sound right to me.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  85. m

    im glad she had a sense of humor....that's a big deal to stars.

    May 5, 2010 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  86. Clint

    I still can't believe Clint Eastwood still doesn't have a star.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  87. brad1001

    Isn't she just some sitcom actress? And to think that they were for "stars". This truly diminishes the luster of the Hollywood walk of fame.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Lanielanes

    I love Julia! In my opinion, she is one of the best comedic actresses and someone who has influenced by own sense of humor.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jackie Chan

    i love beach boys!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  90. stephanie

    re: how did she get one before Jerry Seinfeld?

    Because she is actually FUNNY and has talent!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jimbo

    To ariz: Rodney would not have it any other way, would he? 🙂

    May 4, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Jimbo

    Joe, you're grammatically correct (there are two objects of the helping verb-verb combination "made vomit" that are separated by the simple conjunctive "and," and thus the sentence does not call for a comma following the "and"), but Mr. Daniel appears to have placed his comma for effect to serve as a caesura and, thus, seems to have wished to impart a speech-imitative pause, for effect, as here. Such is all right when one obviously understands "the rules" but, for the sake of style, purposefully disobeys them.

    As for the story, it's pretty darned funny, and one should appreciate the wonderfully open-minded - and expected - reaction of Dreyfus.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Bob

    As long as we are wasting our valuable time here, I'd like to know who fills out the application form with the actors name, the agent!.

    Who sends the name to the engraver (the illiterate administrative assistant for the organization)? Who gives the exact spelling to the engraver and in what format (hand-written off an email without checking the spelling?

    Oh yea, you know, Glori Estifan (I just love her) and you know Julia Luis Dreyfus (that cute little bug eyed manipulator).

    This should be a much bigger story. If LA and the west-side including Hollywood rakes in the big tourist bucks where everyone goes at least once to be photographed at the Grauman's Chinese Theater and read the stars names, the least they can do is spell them correctly.

    There should be a full investigation to determine what percentage of the names are spelled incorrectly. You can't go by their onsite list because they are spelled correctly.

    I am simply appalled at this lack of quality control and quality assurance. Are you all with me on this..............OK..... let our voices be heard!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Robert

    Getting a star on the walk is easy, you (your people I should say) just buy it for you. Its so stupid, really it is just plain dumb.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  95. St. Pete Bill

    PS–Ann B. Davis got her star on the HWOF in 1960.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  96. St. Pete Bill

    FYI and in response to Mb above –Ann B. Davis (Schultzy to those of us old enough to remember her first role) is not now and was not a native of Guadalajara, she was born May 5, 1926 in Schenectedy, NY. She's still alive, by the way, at age 84 and lives in Leon, Texas. Did you know she has an identical twin named Harriet?

    May 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  97. ariz

    Even funnier, yet sad, and also quite ironic is Rodney Dangerfield's star... I was walking down Hollywood a couple months ago and his star is cracked, looking crummy. Poor Rodney, he still gets no respect!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Michelle

    By the way, those Ann B. Davis comments are cracking me up. Oops. I used a preposition at the end of a sentence. Those Ann B. Davis comments are cracking me up, suckers! No, really. They are. Very funny.

    May 4, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  99. rickinmo

    Julia is great. Loved her on Seinfeld. She saw the humor and didn't take offense. Congrats to her!

    May 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  100. ron

    A star about nothing.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Bob

    Julia is so awesome

    May 4, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Michelle

    Oh, come on w/ the negative comments. I noticed it before I even read the doesn't mean I think I'm better or have more time on my hands. Give it a rest. People make mistakes. She deserves it, too. Don't forget she was on SNL for a while and besides...other than Jerry, where are the other Seinfeld actors? Suck it! There always has to be 'that person' to put a negative comment. Get over yourself.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Jason Bourne

    I think i walked by the that same star to be honest with everybody i would have never noticed.True i think someone should proof read these things before there laid out for the public to see.Unless you know these people personally who's going to know?

    May 4, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  104. tom crepeault

    you get what you've get out of life.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  105. sRw

    maybe "luis" was someone's comment on the AZ immigration law.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Amy

    It would have been funny if the emcee unveiled the error, and then Julia said, "Get OUT!!!" and pushed him down.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Kimberlee

    We could of made this mistake today! Ha Ha

    May 4, 2010 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  108. tonyS

    The "stars" have to pay 25,000, must be nominated/recommended, and have to be approved by the HWOF Board. There are "stars" who don't want them. I remember that Clint Eastwood is one of them.

    May 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  109. MJ

    Seems anyone can get a star on the walk.......I don't think it stands for anything.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  110. justaguy

    "As a copy editor, he's a bit heavy on the commas. The phrase, "and another almost vomit," should it be separated by a comma? It isn't a compound sentence and the two ideas are linked. Am i wrong?"

    You are wrong. The commas are used to emphasize the contrast. It's called style.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Henry Miller

    It wasn't even three minutes ago that corrected a spelling error by a "professional" CNN "journalist"–she'd written "hypocracy" instead of "hypocrisy."

    If ignorance is bliss, there are a lot of very happy people in the world today.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  112. RC659

    Mm, SheBites, you really do!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  113. CHRISEZ

    I'm glad so many of you gave Robert a little grief for his snarky comment. He seemed to be a little above us all.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  114. SheBites

    why she would have a star has made me vomit.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  115. mb

    Of course everyone knows that Ann B. Davis' true merit derives from her service rendered to this country during WWII–by which I mean the Water Wars of Isabela Island. I am sure everyone remembers how she used discarded tortoise egg shells to collect rain water and then used that water to grow a fig tree. Once mature, that tree provided shade for a nearly extinct Galapagos creature that helped prove Darwin's theory of evolution. The fact that Ann B. Davis is rarely mentioned in today's elementary science texts is an incredible injustice.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  116. phil

    These PRETZELS are making me THIRSTY!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  117. John

    ROBERT: You're mocking this guy for taking the time to snap this photo and write an amusing blurb about it, when you in turn took the time time to read it, then post a nasty comment about it? Now that's funny.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Hilary

    I love this story! I'm sending it to all my fellow copy editors at work!

    May 4, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  119. NotPinkHotPink

    Committee* typoe. And for the dude up there who thinks it's 'frightening' that we're misinterpreting a 'blog' for actual news, I hate to bust that bubble- but if you actually READ the article, you might notice in the size 26 font (ish) where it says 'The Marquee Blog' – I'm not sure how this could get confused.

    May 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  120. NotPinkHotPink

    Bllman- way to bring in a totally different topic with unfounded presumption. Different forum, dude. And I'm sure they're 'illegal'- because God knows something like the HWOF committe (or whatever it is) and all its subcontracted companies probably fly breazily through the government's illegal Mexican radar.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  121. mb

    PR? As in Puerto Rico? No, but that is a common misunderstanding about Ann B. Davis. Her heritage is from the Spanish Main, and not the West Indies. In fact, in one famous "lost episode" of the Brady Bunch, Alice and the Bradys visit Cholula where Alice saves the day inside an Aztec pyramid by whipping up her famous pozoli soup to win over a Nauhatl-speaking chieftain.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Andrew

    All this the day after Nightline ran a special on all the work that goes into making the stars and the legacy and such. 🙂

    May 4, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  123. hyus

    well i can see her PR people are furious at work on this blog

    May 4, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  124. mb

    I heard that Ann B. Davis was a native of Guadalajara. For some reason they cut all the episodes when she cooked tacos, enchiladas, tortas,and mole for the Bradys.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Tere

    I just think this is a terrific "funny story." With oil-spills, attempted car-bombs, and all the other 'serious news' to add to our ever-increasing news stressors, a funny story is always welcome.
    Good for you David for noticing, quick-photo snapping, and sharing your funny story with the rest of us!

    May 4, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  126. BIIman

    Have we got illegal mexicans doing the stars' walk of fame now???

    May 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  127. mb

    Don't forget about Ann B. Davis. You might recall her from the role of Alice the Housekeeper on the Brady Bunch. Yes, Alice from the Brady Bunch has a star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame". Seriously: has there ever been anyone greater or more deserving than good ol' Alice?

    May 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  128. David

    You don't get "awarded" the stars, you buy them!

    May 4, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  129. Holly

    ROFLMAO @ JMM ...... So true! Now THAT is FUNNY!

    May 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  130. JMM

    At least they didn't send out her Christmas card with a shot of her boob hanging out!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Yonder Hero

    Television uses copy editors?

    May 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  132. LA_Native

    @wendi sounds like someone has a little bit of a racist bone in them.
    Nightline ran a great piece on the Walk of Fame last night, I guess you missed it.
    The stars are custome made by a family business that has been doing it for 3 generations. accidents happen, that's why we call them accidents. no need to try to be all hurtful while hiding behind your keyboard.

    May 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  133. mike

    weeeuuuu weeeuuu internet grammar police coming to get you

    May 4, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  134. wendi

    No they are not proofed as English is not the first language of the

    May 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  135. ChangeYourNAME

    Julia should consider changing her name! Its a tough one. Anyone could make a mistake!

    May 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  136. dredog

    on the hollywood walk of shame...ugh, fame...a mistake like the jl-d name botch is par for the course...all of you jl-d haters and lame-ass grammarians : chill out...

    May 4, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Alex

    As a fellow copy editor, I feel your pain! I'm always catching typos on billboards, dedication plaques - and CNN news crawls! My "skill" came in handy one time. Without naming names there was this fellow who was claiming to have been a longtime member of a famous rock and roll band of the 1950s. He claimed up and down that he was, and that he had performed on one of the most famous rock and roll recordings ever. He even had a dedication plaque to prove it. The fact a crucial word on the plaque wasn't spelled correctly sort of gave the game away for the fellow!

    May 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  138. LA_Native

    Why would anyone confuse a Blog with News??? New disrespect to David here, I think this was great and Hollywood can laugh at itself with the best of them.
    But for some commentors on here to take a blog so serious as to confuse it with news is rather frightening. One of our greatest problems isn't perhaps the easy access to media these days but that anyone can publish something and have people think it is the word of god him/herself!
    This was a more than appropriate blog post, if you want news dealing with more "pressing matters" go to the CNN homepage :).
    As to why some people have stars and some don't? a variety of reasons exist...did you know that jack nicholson doesn't want one? or that Mel Brooks was nominated years ago but never scheduled a ceremony. You have 5 years from when you are selected to have the ceremony and then you start the process over.
    So many people are quick to whine and complain without ever knowing the whole story.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Diane

    OMG!!! That sucks!!!

    May 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  140. rpc

    Nomination process

    The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Walk of Fame Committee is responsible for selecting a new group of entertainers each year to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. New recipients are announced each June for the following year. In order for a person to get a star on the Walk of Fame, he or she must agree to attend a presentation ceremony within five years of selection, and a fee (currently $25,000, up from $15,000) must be paid to the Trust; some of it ($5,000 of $15,000 in December 2003) is set aside for maintenance and repair, with the rest going towards the installation, security, publicity, and staging costs.[9]

    The fee is often paid by sponsors such as film studios and record companies, as part of the publicity for a release with which the honoree is involved;[9] as Johnny Grant pointed out in 2006: "These studios, when they want a star and they've got a picture opening, they'd give you $100,000".[2] On other occasions, the fee is paid by a fan club.[2]

    May 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  141. John Smith

    Who cares?

    May 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  142. John

    Dang. Robert got served!

    In all seriousness, I was thinking the same thing as the others. I cant stand it when people come on simply to rip and make themsleves feel better.

    Now, on topic, Im glad she got it... especially before Jerry considering that she's funnier.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Rex

    That's not new. If you look there is an another one misspelled also.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Mill I AM

    Dear Robert,

    You obviously do because you're on here reading and commenting.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  145. common51

    i know i sometimes spell "Jerry" with a "G"... AND AN "I"... ROFL....

    hey look there's gregory peck's bicycle... and barbara mandrel's skateboard!... hahahahahah

    May 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  146. JGMDGO

    Would have made a great episode of Seinfeld, as it certainly is something that would have either happened to Elaine, or something that she would have done.

    And, for all of those of you griping that this is not 'news'; it's what is called a human interest story. They have been part of reporting since someone drew on a cave wall that 'Oog' peed his loincloth when the sabre toothed tiger charged him. Human interest is a valid part of news reporting.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  147. The Boss

    And yet, Robert, you had the time to both read and reply to this.

    May 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Grayson Black


    May 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Richard Moretti

    I think the whole thing is hilarious. I especially love the comment someone made earlier about J L-D stared in Disney... So, Julia sits around and stares at Disney? LOL Just goes to show us we are only human and we all make misstakes.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Spendlove

    But, I think this could pop up on the next season of Curb Your Enthusiasm... :p

    May 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Spendlove

    Slow News Day

    May 4, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  152. ted

    John – and why are you reading it if it's not "news"? Don't you have something more pressing to do, like going to a teabagger rally?

    May 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Scott Lockett

    Jerry Seinfeld hasn't recieved a star because he has only been in one television show.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Amiel

    These things happen – I remember reading somewhere that initially, the gravestone of author Isaac Bashevis Singer had "Noble Laureate" rather than "Nobel Laureate".

    May 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Hooter

    What's the problem? The name is close enough. Who the hell cares about a hyphen?

    May 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  156. ted

    Robert – yet you had the time to read this silly little article and even write a letter to David.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  157. john

    why is this even news? with all of the pressing issues in the world, such as barack hussein obama enforcing socialism on the united states.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Mighty Viking

    Wow just a guy. They should give one to your mom if you think that i mean are you kidding me? She was on Seinfeld! Her and Michael Richards are two of the best actors i've ever seen. All four of the main Seinfeld actors should have a hollywood star.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  159. MaidenCanada

    they pay for them

    May 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Gene

    Joe, you're quite correct, no comma should have been placed.
    But I think he should have used the pluperfect subjunctive con carne.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Hamburgler

    I don't understand what it takes to get these stars. Dennis Hopper just now got his. I like JLD, but hardly qualified to be on the walk. Maybe it's just who you know.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |

    i thought that ooops thing happens only in Dubai.,hahaha! broklish where english is the mother tongue.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  163. RC659

    She seems like a really neat person.

    And to Robert: What this guy did was called "a good deed." Ever hear of it? Ever do one for somebody? No? I thought not.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  164. LLBD

    AND...did anyone notice so was Gloria Estefan's star??? It says Glori Estifan

    May 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Arnold

    @Just A Guy – they should give one to your mom

    May 4, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Mark

    Robert............are you serious? are you sober?? David Daniels stopped and snapped a picture. Are you implying that you are so in demand and busy, that you wouldn't be able to stop for a moment to snap a pic, without your career crashing to pieces???
    Buddy, get over yourself.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Amy

    A truly mature and natural comedian to be able to find the humor in the situation instead of throwing a hissy fit like most in Hollywood these days. She's amazing, well deserved. Although, I too am I little perplexed as to why Jerry hasn't received one yet.. ?

    May 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  168. db


    May 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Joe

    As a copy editor, he's a bit heavy on the commas. The phrase, "and another almost vomit," should it be separated by a comma? It isn't a compound sentence and the two ideas are linked. Am i wrong?

    May 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Joe

    Julia is hot and cool!

    May 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  171. elle

    Julia is quite talented and stared in a lot of Disney productions singing as well as acting. She deserves it.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Ddubbya

    how funny. i'm not at all surprised that Julia was so cool about it all and thought i was funny. not that i know her, i don't. i haven't had the privilage of meeting her. but from all i have seen of her and her work, she has a great sense of humor.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  173. Robert

    Dear David Daniels,
    I wish I had your time.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Sheldon

    So long as you're IN show biz and have about $5,000.00 you can get a star on the HWOF. You just fill out an application and once it's approved, you get scheduled for your star.

    May 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  175. McEvil One

    so no one proofs these things before they are set in stone?

    & how did she get one before Jerry Seinfeld?

    May 4, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Just A Guy

    Wow, they'll give those stars to anybody these days.

    May 4, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  177. sarah

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is super smart and cool!

    May 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  178. moon627

    I know you meant well David but its kinda too bad you saved the day ... it wouldve been a hoot 🙂 if everyone got the surprise at the unveiling and Julia could have used the opportunity to make some funny jokes about it all. Oh well ...

    May 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |

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