The 2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame Recipients Are..

Last year, New Kids On The Block and The Backstreet Boys teamed up for the NKOTBSB tour. Maybe someone on the Hollywood Walk of Fame committee caught the concert, because both boy bands are set to receive their own star on the famed sidewalks of Hollywood. Joining them on the 2013 list of recipients are 22 other celebrities from the world of movies, television, theater and music. Two of this year’s honorees are receiving their star posthumously.

For the first time ever, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce held a live press announcement to reveal this year’s recipients. Former “CSI” star Marg Helgenberger, who received her own star last year, announced the list of the 24 new inductees at the Roosevelt Hotel. Here’s a fact you probably didn’t know. Each celebrity has to pay $30,000 in costs and fees for the honor of having their name engraved in a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Almost sounds like sorority/fraternity fees doesn’t it?

Find out who’s getting a star in 2013 below. For me, there were a couple of people I was shocked to see on the list. Not because they didn’t deserve it, but surprised they were shunned until this point.

Motion Pictures

  • Rick Baker
  • Javier Bardem
  • Viola Davis
  • James Franco
  • Ron Howard
  • Helen Mirren


  • Simon Baker
  • Bryan Cranston
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jane Lynch
  • Katey Sagal
  • Matthew Perry


  • The Backstreet Boys
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Jane’s Addiction
  • Janis Joplin (Posthumous)
  • New Kids On The Block
  • Usher Raymond IV
  • Thalia
  • Luther Vandross (Posthumous)

Live Theatre/Performance

  • Olympia Dukakis
  • Penn & Teller


  • Steve Harvey
  • “Shotgun Tom” Kelly

Hands up who thought Ellen DeGeneres and Usher already their own star? Seriously, what took the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce so long? Glad to see Jennifer Hudson, James Franco and Katey Sagal getting their due as well. What do you think of this year’s inductees? Surprised about anyone on the list? Sound off below.