Jennifer Lawrence to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Jennifer Lawrence to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  Actress Jennifer Lawrence is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

The Oscar winner and Louisville-native will dedicate her star next year.  The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Lawrence is part of their 2018 class of motion picture honorees. Among others being honored in the same category are actresses Kirsten Dunst,  Zoe Saldana and  Gina Lollobrigida, actors Jeff Goldblum, Jack Black, F. Gary Gray, Nick Nolte and Mark Hamill. And Minnie Mouse is also being honored.

Television honorees include Anthony Anderson from "Blackish," Gillian Anderson from the "X-Files," Simon Cowell from "American Idol," Taraji P. Henson from "Empire," producer/writer Shonda Rhimes and Lynda Carter, who starred as tv's Wonder Woman. RuPaul Charles will also get a star along with "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack, "Glee" and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy and "Clean House" host Niecy Nash.  Singer/actor Mandy Patinkin also gets a star.  He is best remembered for his portrayal of Inigo Montoya in "The Princess Bride" and his role as Saul Berenson on "Homeland."

Music and recording stars being honored include Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic. 

Radio's Steve Jones will get a star. And in the theater category Charles Aznavour is being honored along with "Hamilton's" Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

Posthumous stars are being given to comedian Bernie Mac and "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin.

These honorees were chosen from among hundreds of nominations for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  About 30 stars receive the honor each year.  The Walk of  Fame is an internationally recognized tribute to stars of television, film, recording and theater. 

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