The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an iconic symbol of entertainment history. Of course, like any other hall of fame, it's also a total sham. That said, unlike, say, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which picks inductees based on the votes of a shadowy group of industry professionals and their own personal agendas, the Hollywood Walk of Fame's only real requirement is that someone has to nominate the eventual recipient. That someone can be anyone from a record label to a production company. Oh, and they also have to pay $30,000. Other than that, anyone is eligible.
Like Pitbull, for example!
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Jennifer Lopez already has one!
He's in the running to receive a star in 2015. This alone should speak to the absurd exercise in randomness that is the Hollywood Walk of Fame selection process, but it's the names of some of the people who've won before him that prove how worthless this prize really is.
Case in point: I apologize in advance for any uncontrolled rage this might spark inside you, but would you believe the Backstreet Boys have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Sure you would; they sold a shit-ton of records and had a huge impact on the direction of popular radio in their day. You know who doesn't have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
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Do NOT say N'Sync!