Here’s hoping that a reality star NEVER gets a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. As Kim Kardashian and husband Kris Humphries headed to the Naples airport in Italy, CNN reported that Kardashian shouldn’t expect to see her name on Hollywood Boulevard any time soon. The topic was brought up on the Walk Of Fame’s Facebook page earlier this week: “Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!” 60 people liked the answer, while 35 people left comments agreeing with it.
Aside from the $30,000 charged to the recipient (for installation, maintenance and the pure privilege of having a star on the famed walkway), the process of getting nominated wouldn’t get most reality stars through the first round. Ana Martinez, VP for Media Relations and Producer for the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, stated on the Facebook page that considering a reality star “is just not on the radar for us right now.” Or ever.
In order to be considered for a star, the nominee must show longevity in their entertainment field, and show a considerable amount of philanthropic work, awards and honors. The committee doesn’t account for “first person to extend their minutes from 15 to 18.”
Those reality stars that have received the top honor – Including Ryan Seacrest, Gene Simmons and Ozzy Osbourne – received it for achievements unrelated to their reality career (one could make the argument for Seacrest).