Tupac Shakur Is The Latest Celebrity To Receive Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame – Check Out Its History

Tupac Shakur is the latest celebrity to get a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. TMZ made the announcement today.

Throughout the last few months, Martin Lawrence, Ludacris, and Ice Cube have all received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here’s some history of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and why it’s so important today.

The idea for a Walk of Fame was first proposed in 1953 by E. M. Stuart, the president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Stuart wanted to find a way to honor the entertainment industry and bring more tourists to Hollywood. He suggested creating a sidewalk monument that would feature stars with the names of famous celebrities embedded into it. The idea was met with enthusiasm, and within two years, the first eight stars were installed on Hollywood Boulevard.

On February 9, 1960, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce added the first eight stars to the newly created Hollywood Walk of Fame. The first honorees included silent film legends such as Joanne Woodward and Burt Lancaster, as well as iconic performers like Marilyn Monroe and Ronald Reagan. The ceremony was attended by thousands of fans who watched as each honoree received their star along Hollywood Boulevard.

Today, the Walk of Fame boasts over 2,600 stars honoring celebrities from various industries including film, television, music, and theater.

As the Walk of Fame continued to attract visitors from all over the world, new categories were introduced to recognize different aspects of the entertainment industry. In 1984, a category for live theatre was added, followed by categories for radio and television in 1985. The Walk of Fame also began to establish stricter standards for inclusion, requiring nominees to have at least five years of experience in their field and a significant contribution to the entertainment industry.

In recent years, new categories such as digital media have been introduced to reflect the changing landscape of entertainment.

Controversies surrounding the Hollywood Walk of Fame have arisen over the years due to the inclusion and exclusion of certain individuals. In 2018, a movement called #MeToo called for the removal of stars belonging to individuals accused of sexual misconduct, such as Bill Cosby and Kevin Spacey. Additionally, there have been debates about whether certain celebrities deserve a star on the Walk of Fame, with some arguing that it is becoming more about fame rather than talent.

There have also been concerns about the cost and maintenance of the stars and whether they truly benefit local businesses and tourism.

Tupac Shakur is schedueld to receive his star on June 7th in the category of recording.

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