It’s finally happening! RuPaul is scheduled to receive her (long-overdue!) star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The induction ceremony is at 11:30 AM on March 16th, a day after the finale of All Stars 3 and a week before season 10 of Drag Race premieres. Her star will be located right outside the World of Wonder offices on Hollywood Boulevard and Cherokee – next to Jack Benny’s star (I believe).
‘Sweet Cheeses!’ tweeted Ru last year, upon hearing the good news. ‘My heart is beating so fast right now!’
Other stars near hers? The Go-Gos, Leonard Nimoy, Debbie Reynolds, Harrison Ford, The Monkees and George Takei.
via the press release:
“The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is pleased to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected an eclectic group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” said Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona.
“As a Walk of Famer myself, I know these honorees will remember the dedication of their stars with great memories and will be proud that they are part of Hollywood’s history now and forever. We look forward to their big day as the Walk of Fame Class of 2018 becomes cemented one by one on the most famous sidewalk in the world!”
Other celebrities getting their stars this year include Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Lawrence, Lynda Carter, Gillian Anderson, Eric McCormack, Shonda Rhimes, Snoop Dogg, Weird Al, Minnie Mouse, Niecy Nash, Mary J. Blige, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Simon Cowell, and Kirsten Dunst – with Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin and comedian Bernie Mac receiving posthumous recognition.
Ru will be the 2,631st star on the #WalkofFame.
Written By: James St. James