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!
That's right, N'Sync. That's like only giving Pepsi a star on the soda walk of fame. This imbalance alone is enough to completely destroy any facade of credibility the Hollywood Walk of Fame could ever hope to keep up.
Now, I understand if a Backstreet Boys/N'Sync showdown doesn't exactly resonate with the male side of the audience, in which case I'd invite you to try this one on for size -- Boyz II Men have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but both New Edition and New Kids on the Block do not.
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It's like Donnie Wahlberg doesn't even exist to these people.
I accept that I may have gone further in the wrong direction there. Here's another -- Terry Bradshaw has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That might seem weird at first, but mention it to any football fan and they'll remind you that Terry Bradshaw has spent a lot of years in the studio and broadcast booth covering the NFL for Fox. This is a fantastic point that should always be countered with the following: "Yeah, but Howard Cosell doesn't."
If you're unfamiliar, Howard Cosell is easily one of the two or three most recognizable voices and faces in sports broadcasting history.
"Says here I'm supposed to say something racist."