Stars see stars on Walk of Fame

By Colin Mahan

Jun 25, 2005

Film critic Roger Ebert and Judge Judy Sheindlin are just two of the television celebrities who are getting their own stars on Hollywood's fabled Walk of Fame. Other TV folk included are Ray Romano, Vanna White, and Deadwood creator David Milch.

In the '70s, Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel pioneered the "bickering critic" television show format with their Chicago PBS program Sneak Previews. Later they both went on to the syndicated hit Siskel and Ebert at the Movies. Gene Siskel passed away in 1999.

Judith Sheindlin is the titular character in the long-running reality courtroom show Judge Judy. Ray Romano is the star of the recently retired sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, and Vanna White is the toothy letter turner on the game show Wheel of Fortune. David Milch created the gritty cop drama NYPD Blue for ABC and then created the even grittier cowboy drama Deadwood for HBO.

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  • theaterguy007 Aug 07, 2005

    "Two Thumbs Up!"

  • melissa010101 Jun 29, 2005

    I thought these stars were for people that really made a contribution to the acting world? Judge Judy?? Pretty soon you'll be able to purchase a star in your name.

  • Punisher33 Jun 28, 2005

    How many stars are there already on the walk of fame?

  • rsloane Jun 27, 2005

    I think they should focus those energies on something else entirely!!!

  • perfectSAW Jun 26, 2005

    I think that only actors should get Hollywood stars on the walk, they are now giving them to bands...this year...the Motley Crew.

  • catflap001 Jun 25, 2005

    that last comment about the homeless was crass, rude and unnecessary!