The 2023 Class is LIT! Martin Lawrence, Ludacris, Lenny Kravitz and five more Black icons will be recognized for their contributions to the entertainment industry with their very own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Deets inside…
More #BlackExcellence will be sprinkled on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Several Black entertainers are set to be immortalized with their very own star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
Ellen K, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Panel and Radio personality, announced the 24 new honorees, which includes honorees Martin Lawrence (television), Ludacris (motion pictures), Lenny Kravitz (recording), Charlie Wilson (recording), Sheila E (recording), GarrettMorris (television), Melba Moore (theatre/live performance) and a posthumous star for the iconic JuanitaMoore (motion pictures).
”The Selection Panel, made up of fellow Walk of Famers, hand-picks a group of honorees each year that represent various genres of the entertainment world,"said Ellen K. “The panel thoughtfully selected these talented individuals, and we can’t wait to celebrate them as they become part of Hollywood's history with the unveiling of their star on the world's most famous walkway!”
Other honorees include:
In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Bill Pullman, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, John Waters, and Paul Walker (Posthumous)
In the category of TELEVISION: Jon Favreau, Mindy Kaling, Ralph Macchio, and Ellen Pompeo.
In the category of RECORDING: Marc Anthony, Irving Azoff, Jonas Brothers, Blake Shelton, and Jenni Rivera (posthumous)
In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE: Lang Lang and Pentatonix
The Bad Boys For Life star took to social media to share a video in celebration of his star:
— Martin Lawrence (@realmartymar) June 18, 2022
“Ya boy is gettin his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! An absolute honor to be among icons of entertainment!,” Martin tweeted.
Hey Momma, Your Son Is Being Selected To Receieve a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In 2023
GOD IS THE GREATEST pic.twitter.com/LxK5tcmW6N
— Ludacris (@Ludacris) June 17, 2022
”Hey Momma, Your Son Is Being Selected To Receieve a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame In 2023. GOD IS THE GREATEST,” Ludacris excitedly tweeted.
Blessed and honored to be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame pic.twitter.com/87rBqFLee1
— Charlie Wilson (@CharlieWilson) June 17, 2022
”Blessed and honored to be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Charlie Wilson tweeted.
”I’m getting a star on the walk of fame in 2023! I can’t believe it,” Sheila E captioned a video of Ellen K’s announcement.
”Still pinching myself. Thank u for this incredible honor,” she said in another post.
”’The Long And Winding Road’ No matter how long it takes. Keep your head up and stay humble. Things happen when it is time. I am forever grateful to witness. Love Melba Forever Moore,” Melba Moore wrote on Instagram.
Last year, 15 Black artists copped Walk of Fame stars, including Ashanti, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Tessa Thompson, Holly Robinson Peele, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kenan Thompson, Ashanti, DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hustle, Michael Strahan, Martha Reeves, Marylin McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Bryon Allen and George Clinton Jr.
Dates for the 2023 Walk of Fame ceremonies have not been announced yet. Per the rules, the stars have to schedule their ceremony within two years of being chosen.
Congrats to the 2023 Hollywood Walk of Fame Class!!
Actress Holly Robinson Peete received her star on the Hollwyood Walk of Fame today.
Magic Johnson, LeVar Burton, and Yvette Lee Bowser were in attendance to celebrate.
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