2nd Star Ceremony this week. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Walk of Fame Star girl Anna Martinez sure has been busy. Congratulations to Gale Anne Hurd for getting the 2,483rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! My last post was about the Induction Ceremony for NCIS star Mark Harmon and for that event, I didn’t expect to see much celebrities but then I was surprised the whole NCIS cast and crew were there! This time, it’s the same story. I knew James Cameron and Andrew Lincoln were gonna be the guest speakers but I didn’t expect the whole cast of The Walking Dead would be here. Surprises are always amazing! Here now are the photos from the event.
First to arrive, Emmy Award winning Make Up Artist, Greg Nicotero
Now here are the rest of the attendees. The Walking Dead fans, scream when you see your favorite, okay?!
Dale Horvath, Jeffrey DeMunn
Daryl Dixon, Norman Reedus
T-Dog, IronE Singleton
That’s a pretty cool name, isn’t it? IronE. Like it’s an irony. Or a combination of Iron and Vitamin E. I guess if you get an overdose of that, the side effect is that you’ll always be angry while signing autographs.
Michonne, Danai Gurira
Maggie Green, Lauren Cohan
Andrea, Laurie Holden
Now let’s combine the two, Lauren Cohan & Laurie Holden
Now keep saying Lauren Cohan Laurie Holden Lauren Cohan Laurie Holden Lauren Cohan Laurie Holden…
Merle Dixon, Michael Rooker
Lori Grimes, the lovely Sarah Wayne Callies
And now let’s welcome our Walk of Fame Inductee, best known for her works as film producer of Aliens, Dante’s Peak, Armageddon, The Punisher, The Incredible Hulk, and of course, The Walking Dead, also as a screenwriter/producer for The Terminator Series, here’s Gale Anne Hurd!
You’ve got to love those earrings and necklace! Nothing can get more fit for the occasion!
The first speaker is Rick Grimes, Andrew Lincoln
What’s that? You wanted a close up? Okay…
Gale is given this certificate by the City of Los Angeles, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce CEO Mr. Leron Gubler declaring October 3, 2012 the Gale Anne Hurd Day in Hollywood
Now it’s time for her to give her speech
For the complete speech, here’s the video from The Hollywood Walk of Fame
And finally the star is unveiled
Look at that. Not only her jewlries match the event, even her shoes and her nails! This woman is amazing!
Here are the cast congratulating her…
And of course it wouldn’t be complete without the cast photo
Such a lovely day. Even lovelier because they interact with the fans after the ceremony
I even got to take a photo with Laurie Holden! Lucky me!
Except I didn’t realize my camera was on zoom when I took it! All that’s left of me are my fingers and the edge of my hat and forehead. Ugh. I guess you can disregard the word “lucky” above. But then again, at least it’s my face that got cut off. I would really be disappointed if all I saw there was my own face haha.
Then as I was about to go home, I looked down and ahhhh!!!
Someone left her legs!!!
Haha, well looks like one of those legs got an autograph. Nice.
Congratulations to Mark Harmon for getting the 2,482nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
For this event, I was only expecting to see Mark Harmon and perhaps one or two guest speakers but lo and behold! All the NCIS cast and crew were there! They happen to be in the middle of production at the Dillon’s Irish Pub, a restaurant where Mark’s star will be placed in front of, so it was an awesome encounter. The down side is, I don’t watch the show. I would’ve been a very happy fanboy. But then at least I knew a little about Pauley Perrette, I’ve seen her from the Expedia commercial before. And Mark Harmon, I saw him on The Deliberate Stranger: The Ted Bundy Story. He’s so handsome haha. Now I’ve met them all, I’ll start watching NCIS, Abby Sciuto has converted me to NCISianism!
Now the photos!
I love this ID… I think the letters are a bit small here but it says at the bottom “valid for star ceremony and lunch reception.” The last part is the most important thing, isn’t it?
Here’s the chair of Cote De Pablo waiting for her…
First one I saw: Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, David McCallum
Then it’s Ziva David, Cote De Pablo. This i my first time to hear about her and see her. She’s lovely. I can’t wait to watch her on my first NCIS episode tonight!
Abby Sciuto, Pauley Perrette. Great personality and great with people. Really knows how to entertain the crowd. Yep, I’m a fan of hers now!
She’s got pretty awesome tattoos as well!
Haha stick figures with halos on both sides and a flower (?) in the middle. Not everybody can pull that off!
The man of the hour, Special Agent Jethro Gibbs, Mark Harmon arrives and is greeted by his team mates. They’re known as the BOMBERS, the football team that Mark played for in his early days. Can you guess what position he played?
He is greeted by his family, friends, work buddies and his loving fans. Here he is giving a kiss to his NCIS co-star, Pauley Perrette.
Start of the ceremony. Guest Speaker Les Moonves takes the stage.
A very dear friend of Mark, he’s not really a big household name. But he’s the President and CEO of CBS Corporation. Now who’s your daddehhh?!
Here’s Mark giving a speech…
…or belting out a Pavarotti. Nah.
Some of the people in attendance listening to every word he says:
Jimmy Palmer, Brian Dietzen
Anthony Dizzono, Michael Weatherly
And again, the BOMBERS!
Mark mentions the special people in his life. Here’s Ducky being given a pat on the back by his cast mates as Mark talks about him.
Here’s the special photographer doing her thing
That’s going straight to Twitter! And now, smile everyone!!!
I’ll have a look on her phone and see if my face is in there.
Here now is the complete speech:
Some extra shots after the ceremony:
Here’s Mark’s wife, Pam Dawber (left) interacting with the fans. You probably remember her as Mindy from the TV Series Mork & Mindy. I wasn’t born yet when it was airing. I’m only 16 right now, so much more to see and learn.
And a funny video while Mark is doing his photo op. During the photo op, photographers usually ask the celebrities to look a certain direction so they can get their shots. “Look to your left/right” are the the most common phrases you’ll hear. This time, Mark Harmon’s NCIS co-stars Pauley Perrette and company help Mr. Harmon where to look: to his right, where a bunch of people inside the Irish Pub are taking photos of him too! These turn out to be the NCIS crew who are currently in the middle of a production inside the pub and took time off to see this historical moment of Mr. Harmon’s career.
It was a great day. A very special day for all Mark Harmon & NCIS fans out there. Once again, congratulations to Mark Harmon!