Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford and Wendy Williams among the 35 celebs to score stars in the 2020 Hollywood Walk Of Fame class
Julia Roberts was dubbed America’s sweetheart of the silver screen; Cindy Crawford helped put the super in supermodel; and Wendy Williams has left an indelible mark with her nationally syndicated television talk show.
And on Thursday all three ladies became part of an illustrious list: they are among the 35 new celebrities that will be honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2020.
Other honorees include the likes of Chris Hemsworth, Christina Applegate, Spike Lee, Laurence Fishburne, Mahershala Ali, Octavai Spencer and recording artists Billy Idol, 50 Cent and Elvis Costello.
Already a huge star in the 1980s, Roberts soared to the top of the A-list for actresses with her role in the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman.
Her many awards during her accomplished career in Hollywood includes four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Actress in 2000 for her performance in Erin Brockovich.
The Georgia native, 51, has also won three Golden Globes Awards from eight nominations, and at one time was the highest paid actress.
Eternal: In all, 35 celebrities will be honored with stars along and near Hollywood Boulevard
Around the same time Roberts was first making her mark on the silver screen, Cindy Crawford was becoming among the most popular supermodels from her numerous catwalks and magazine covers.
The 53-year-old went on to become a successful television personality and entrepreneur.
Williams, 54, got her start as a radio DJ and host, which earned her the moniker of ‘shock jockette. She eventually transitioned to reality television before hitting it big in 2008 with her popular daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show.
She too has parlayed her success as an entrepreneur and author.
‘This year’s choices were particularly unique,’ Selection Committee Chair and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona said during the announcement.
‘We were able to recognize the talents of 35 artists who have already built a legacy here in Hollywood.’
‘Also, we were able to celebrate many new talented artists who’ve touched our hearts in film, television, radio and a variety of musical categories,’ she added.
All of the recipients were picked from hundreds of nominations.
Each one has two years to schedule their ceremonies from the date of their selection, which means some of them may not receive their spot on or near Hollywood Boulevard until 2021.
The stars don’t come free of charge.
Each nominees has a $50,000 fee, which is typically paid for by the nominating organization, to the Hollywood Historic Trust charitable foundation for the creation, installation and maintenance of the star.
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