The prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame will be adding a slew of new names in 2013. Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Steve Harvey and the late Luther Vandross all made the cut. The entertainers are just four of the many stars that will take their rightful place next to the greats.
Actress Marg Helgenberger and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the new 24 inductees Friday at a press conference on Hollywood Boulevard's star-lined sidewalk. A committee selects celebrities eligible for a star and those who accept pay $30,000 in costs and fees. Other entertainers slated for a star next year are Helen Mirren, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Katey Segal, Matthew Perry, Ellen DeGeneres and Olympia Dukakis; performers Penn & Teller; makeup artist Rick Baker; filmmaker Ron Howard; radio personality "Shotgun" Tom Kelly; and musicians Backstreet Boys, Jane's Addiction, New Kids on the Block, Janis Joplin, and Thalia.