Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Board of Directors announces last June 25 the honorees for 2019 Hollywood Walk of Fame class. Thalía's husband Tommy Mottola is among the list along with Robert DeNiro, Anne Hathaway, Lupita Nyong'o, P!nk and Michael Bublé.
Mottola was the former head of Sony Music for nearly 15 years and known for producing some of the greatest musical artists including her second wife Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Destiny's Child, Gloria Estefan and Dixi Chicks. He's also credited creating the "Latin Explosion" producing singers Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
CHAIRMAN OF WALK OF FAME VIN DI BONA AND
WALK OF FAMER ELLEN K ANNOUNCE
HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME CLASS OF 2019
HOLLYWOOD, CA. June 25, 2018 — A new group of entertainment professionals in the categories of Motion Pictures, Television, Live Theatre/Live Performance and Recording have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it was announced today, June 25, 2018 by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held in June and ratified by the Hollywood Chamber’s Board of Directors. Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, Chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee for 2018-2019 and Walk of Famer Ellen K, host of The Ellen K Morning Show, announced the new honorees with Leron Gubler, President & CEO for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who is also the emcee of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. The new selection was revealed to the world via live stream exclusively on the official website www.walkoffame.com. The live stream began at 1 P.M. and was held at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offices.
"The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee always tries to select a group of talented honorees that appeal in various genres of the entertainment world," Chairman and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona, "I feel the Committee has outdone themselves and I know the fans, tourists and the Hollywood community will be pleased with our selections. We are excited to see each and every honoree’s face as they unveil that majestic star on Hollywood’s most famous walkway!"
The Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2019 are:
In the category of MOTION PICTURES:
Alan Arkin, Kristen Bell, Daniel Craig, Robert De Niro, Guillermo del Toro, Anne Hathaway, Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, and Gena Rowlands.
In the category of TELEVISION:
Alvin And The Chipmunks, Candice Bergen, Guy Fieri, Terrence Howard, Stacy Keach, Sid and Marty Krofft, Lucy Liu, Mandy Moore, Dianne Wiest, and Julia Child (Posthumous).
In the category of RECORDING:
Michael Bublé, Cypress Hill, The Lettermen, Faith Hill, Tommy Mottola, P!nk, Teddy Riley, Trio: Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, and Jackie Wilson (Posthumous).
In the category of LIVE THEATRE/LIVE PERFORMANCE:
Idina Menzel, Cedric "The Entertainer", Judith Light, and Paul Sorvino.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and its Walk of Fame Selection Committee congratulate all the honorees. Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire. Upcoming star ceremonies are usually announced ten days prior to dedication on the official website www.walkoffame.com.