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January 3, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Helen Mirren, Oscar winner for her performance in 2007's "The Queen," was queen for a day in Hollywood on Thursday, receiving the 2,488th star on the Walk of Fame.  She even had a king to attend to her in her new home. "The 'queen's' star," said Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and chief exec, "is located right next to that of the 'king,' Colin Firth. We've kind of made this, in front of the Pig 'N Whistle, we've kind of made this a Brit location. " PHOTOS: Celebrity portraits by The Times After a few words from director Jon Turteltaub, writer-director David Mamet and Councilman Tom LaBonge, the droll Ms. Mirren had a few words of her own, captured on video by the chamber.
December 14, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hugh Jackman got his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame on Thursday, introduced by Jay Leno and supported by his "Les Miserables" costars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. "I believe this is the 2,487th star on the Walk of Fame," Jackman told the crowd, "however, apart from Lassie, I'm the only one who's gotten it for playing the same character in 15 movies. " Leno, on whose show the actor had made his first American TV appearance, gushed over Jackman . "I don't believe wealth and fame changes anybody, I think it just exaggerates who you already are," the talk-show host and comic told the crowd before turning to acknowledge the honoree.
November 28, 2011
Dick Clark of "American Bandstand" fame and "New Year's Rockin' Eve" played a high school teacher in what 1960 feature film? "Because They're Young"
November 17, 2011 | Times staff and wire reports
A dwarf whose father sold him to circus performers, Karl Slover was performing in a vaudeville troupe called the Singer Midgets when he was cast as a Munchkin in the 1939 classic film " The Wizard of Oz. " The 4-foot, 4-inch Slover, one of the last of the actors who portrayed Munchkins, died Tuesday in a central Georgia hospital of cardiopulmonary arrest. He was 93. His death was confirmed by Nathan Stanley, a Laurens County, Ga., deputy coroner. Slover was best known for playing the lead trumpeter in the Munchkins' band but also appeared as a townsman and soldier in the film, said John Fricke, author of "100 Years of Oz" and other books on the movie and its star, Judy Garland.
June 18, 2010
Danny Boyle, the Oscar-winning director of "Slumdog Millionaire," will oversee the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. Boyle was introduced Thursday as the artistic director of the ceremony to be held on July 27, 2012. The announcement was made in the shadow of the new 80,000-seat Olympic stadium in east London that will host both the opening and closing of the Games. Boyle won the best-director Academy Award in 2009 for "Slumdog Millionaire," a film that won eight Oscars including best picture.
March 27, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman
Months after revealing that he was battling prostate cancer, Dennis Hopper was back in front of the cameras on Friday when he received the 2,403rd star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The 73-year-old actor, who disclosed his cancer last October, appeared to be in good spirits as he arrived for the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Egyptian Theatre. Nevertheless, the actor has lost a significant amount of weight; his face, shaded partly by a newsboy cap, was gaunt and a heavy jacket hung off his body.
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