According to Business Insider, the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame is the number one most visited landmark in the United States (via Swarm).
The world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame features more than 2,500 terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalk along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street. The five-pointed stars honor the accomplishments of actors, musicians, directors, producers and others in the entertainment industry.
There is a public viewing area for all Walk of Fame star ceremonies, which are free and do not have assigned seating. For those unable to attend in person, star ceremonies are streamed live at www.walkoffame.com.
- Wear comfortable shoes, stay hydrated and bring sunscreen.
- Chairs or step ladders are not permitted in the audience area of the ceremony.
- Star ceremony begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. and will be over by 12:15 p.m.
- Crowds must disperse immediately following the end of the star ceremony to clear the sidewalk and the street.
The late Selena Quintanilla was honored with the 2,622nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3, 2017. The star was dedicated in the category of Recording at 1750 N. Vine St. in front of the historic Capitol Records Building. A record-breaking crowd of 4,500 fans attended the ceremony, surpassing the 4,000 fans that came to the star ceremony of mariachi singer, Vicente Fernandez.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced that actress and activist Eva Longoria will be honored with the 2,634th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Television at 6906 Hollywood Blvd. across the street from the TCL Chinese Theatre.
“We are not going Overboard when we say that Eva Longoria is one of Hollywood’s most popular television stars and directors. She embodies the woman who is working hard on her craft and at the same time gets involved in world matters. We are proud to add this popular actress on our historic Walk of Fame,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. Helping Leron Gubler unveil the star will be Felicity Huffman, Ricky Martin, and Eva's Overboard co-star Anna Faris.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Eva Longoria is a Golden Globe-nominated, Screen Actors Guild and ALMA Award-winning actress, producer, director, entrepreneur, philanthropist and “Desperate Housewives” alum. Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris (“Mom”) and Eugenio Derbez (How To Be A Latin Lover) in the MGM Pictures and Pantelion Films’ re-imagining of the 1980s comedy Overboard, opening in theatres May 4. Additionally, Longoria has two other feature films, Dog Days and All-Star Weekend scheduled for theatrical release later this year. In 2017, she starred opposite Academy Award-nominated Demián Bichir in the Universal feature film Lowriders, which looks at the lives of low-riding culture enthusiasts in Los Angeles’ Latino communities.
Longoria starred as Gabrielle Solis in ABC’s mega-hit and three time Golden Globe Award-winning series “Desperate Housewives,” which ran for 8 seasons and was the most popular show in its demographic worldwide, airing in 208 countries with an audience of 120 million viewers. Behind the camera, Longoria is actively directing and producing – most recently directing the Emmy Award-nominated comedy series “Black-ish” starring Tracee Ellis Ross, FOX’s “The Mick” starring Kaitlin Olson, the Golden Globe-nominated “Jane the Virgin” starring Gina Rodriguez, and the new FOX series “LA to Vegas” starring Dylan McDermott. She is additionally in development as an executive producer for several other projects through her production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment including the drama series “Grand Hotel” which has been picked up to pilot by ABC. The show, which has cast Academy Award-nominee Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight) for the lead, is written by Brian Tanen (“Desperate Housewives,” “Atypical,” “Devious Maids”) with director Ken Olin (“This is Us”).
This year marks Longoria’s 13th year as a Global Brand Ambassador for L’Oréal Paris; she owns the production company UnbeliEVAble Entertainment; recently launched her first fashion line The Eva Longoria Collection which showed at NYFW; has a home collection line with JCPenney; a New York Times bestselling cookbook EVA’S KITCHEN; and created the fragrances “EVA” and “EVAmour”.
Her greatest work however is as a champion of women, the Latino community, and youth with special needs. In the wake of the #MeToo Movement, Longoria joined forces with Hollywood women to say that time was up, co-founding the #TimesUp campaign which has since swept the entertainment, film, television, music, business, tech, farm, and political industries across the world. Powered by women, #TimesUp addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace by partnering up with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies, and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.
Longoria is also the founder of the Eva Longoria Foundation, dedicated to helping Latinas build better futures for themselves through education and entrepreneurship, co-founder of Eva's Heroes which enriches the lives of adolescents with developmental disabilities and is national spokesperson for Padres Contra el Cancer a nonprofit that is committed to improving the quality of life for children with cancer.
Longoria was honored by Variety with a Lifetime Achievement Award for their “Power of Women” issue and named “Philanthropist of the Year” by The Hollywood Reporter. Longoria has received countless other awards for her philanthropy and activism including: the prestigious “Dorothy I. Height Racial Justice Award” by the YWCA USA; the “Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award” from Women in Film; and the National Hispanic Foundation for the Art’s “Horizon Award.” Additionally, Longoria received her Master’s degree in Chicano Studies from California State University, Northridge, writing her thesis on “Success STEMS from Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers.”