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Find Out Why Some Celebrities Have Declined A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

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The iconic Hollywood Walk Of Fame has more than 2,600 stars honoring the achievements of the greatest in the entertainment industry. Stars are dedicated to actors, directors, musicians, producers, groups and even fictional characters.

This planetary-known attraction spreads down 18 blocks on Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Los Angeles, California and attracts millions of visitors each year.

The walk was established in 1958 – almost sixty years ago – but as renowned as it is, there are celebrities who didn’t want their names embedded in the famous sidewalk!

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To get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one needs to be nominated.

Hundreds of nominations are sent to the Walk of Fame Selection Committee annually. The Committee is part of the Hollywood Historic Trust that maintains the walk and is responsible for going through the nominations and selecting the star recipients.

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A celebrity needs to personally accept the nomination.

If a nomination is accepted by a person or their management team, it is then possible for the honor to be bestowed upon them by the Committee.

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About 24 are chosen to be honored with a star annually, but the bureaucracy does not end there…

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If a person is chosen for recognition, he or she has to sign a contract that obliges them to attend the unveiling ceremony!

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The person honored needs to donate close to $30,000 to the historic trust!

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According to the Committee, half of this fee goes towards the actual creation of the star, with the rest used for maintenance and upkeep.

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On paper, the fee needs to be paid by the person who submitted the nomination, but more often than not the money is paid by the celebrities themselves.

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Over the years, numerous actors and directors have turned down a nomination. Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Clint Eastwood have all declined.

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And now that we’ve taken you through the entire procedure, would you blame them?

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In the past, some stars have been removed due to political reasons. Charlie Chaplin’s in the 1950s and civil rights activist Paul Robeson’s in the 1970s.

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Some quirky nominations of people coming outside showbusiness have been granted. Including Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson and the Apollo 11 crew.

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