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Hugh Jackman Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hugh Jackman Walk of Fame Star

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman received star number 2,487 in the streets of Hollywood yesterday and it was a great experience seeing him in person!  Les Misérables director Tom Hooper was in attendance, as well as castmates Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried.  The Tonight Show Host Jay Leno was the guest speaker.

And now, here are the photos!

The freshly polished star. This photo was taken around 8:30 am, before the crowd arrived and the ceremony started. The guys have just finished working on it and it’s ready to be unveiled later during the day. I didn’t wanna wait for that, I was too excited. Might as well take a picture before everyone else does, and while it’s still shiny!

Hugh Jackman Walk of Fame Star

The ceremony was held in front of Madame Tussauds, and they were nice enough to put out a wax figure of Wolverine outside to match the occasion.

Wolverine Wax Figure

As expected, news teams and fans from Australia made their presence felt. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!!!

Australian Camera

The stars have arrived!

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Walk of Famer, Hugh Jackman! He’s greeted by the warm cheers from the crowd and warm hugs from his loved ones and friends from the industry, including Anne Hathaway.

Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathayway

Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathayway

Academy Award Winning Director Tom Hooper sat beside Anne Hathaway. He’s most known for his work on The King’s Speech.

Tom Hooper & Anne Hathaway

Guest speaker Jay Leno took the stage…

Hugh Jackman & Jay Leno

…and went on to give him a big hug.

Hugh Jackman & Jay Leno

Hugh was given the certificate.

Hugh Jackman

All eyes on this super good looking man now.

Hugh Jackman

Here’s his speech courtesy of CELEBScom:

Hugh Jackman

His exclusive photographer:

Ava Jackman

That’s his daughter, Ava. She’s already a better photographer than me.

Deborra-Lee Furness & Ava Jackman

Mrs. Jackman & Ava Jackman

He posed with his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.

Deborra-Lee Furness & Hugh Jackman

Oscar Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness & Hugh Jackman

Oscar Jackman, Deborra-Lee Furness & Hugh Jackman

Photo op with cast mates!

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried

Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried

For Les Mis fans, the caption can also be Fantine, Jean Valjean, & Cosette!

After the ceremonies were interviews here and there. Here’s one with his fellow Aussie, Renee Bargh from Extra.

Renee Bargh Interviews Hugh Jackman

Before I end this post, please check out the trailer for Les Misérables:


It opens December 25, 2012.

For those who want to visit his star, it’s on 6931 Hollywood Blvd, right in front of Madame Tussauds.

Congratulations, Hugh Jackman!

Hugh Jakman

Extra Presents: The Voice

Extra The Voice

The Extra taping last night was extra special! The judges and hosts of the TV show The Voice all showed up and boy was the place jam packed!

Do you want to see the photos?! Let me here ya!!!


Here’s Mario Lopez to welcome everyone to the show

Mario Lopez

And co-host Renee Bargh went on to the stage to join him

Renee Bargh

It’s  a bit of a wait before the guests arrived so Chunky (that guy above holding the “applause” sign) entertained the crowd in the meantime. It was a lot of fun hearing his non-sense jokes! Lots of freebies were given to the crowd as well, like T-shirts and cardboard cutouts of the judges’ heads. Guess who’s head was the most in demand?! *I’m at a payphone trying to call home, all of my change I spent on you…* yep… Adam Levine! Even guys were asking for it. I was one of them haha. Moving on…

Hosts Carson Daly and Christina Milian were the first to hit the stage…

Carson Daly & Cristina Milian

Christina Milian

Then the judges…

Here’s singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor, Cee Lo Green!!!

Cee Lo Green

One of the best-selling music artists of all time, Christina Aguilera!!!

Christina Aguilera

Winner of this year’s CMA Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Over You”,  Blake Shelton!!!

Blake Shelton & Christina Aguilera

And last but not the least… my favorite, but before anything, let me tell you the cons of watching a live TV show taping. Compared to a concert or any stage performances where you see the performers in full view, a TV show taping will give you a harder time seeing the people on stage since most of the camera men and their equipment will be blocking your sight. Remember, it’s TV-first, live audience-second. Unless you get a really good spot then you will have no problem but for most of the audience, having the crew’s backs blocking your photos is pretty common.

Okay back to my judges’ introduction. This guy doesn’t really need one. Arguably the sexiest male vocalist of this era, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine!!!

Adam Levine

And he’s on a hole haha. You’re asking what the hell is up with that picture?! Well, that’s the cameraman’s back, the tripod and some other crew member’s body blocking my shot! I just photoshopped it a bit to make it look somewhat artistic. It does pass as “artistic”, right?! I uploaded the hi-res photo, just click on it and save on your computer. Make it your Adam Levine-On-A-Hole desktop wallpaper haha.

Some lucky audience members were brought to the stage to ask them questions. There were some singing as well where the judges had to choose from four contestants which one they liked the most.

Extra Audience

Now here’s all of them with Mario Lopez. Photo was taken from the big screen…

The Voice on Extra

You can tell they were all having a good time, especially Adam who wasn’t able to control himself from laughing!

By the way, R&B Singer Usher and Latin Pop Goddess Shakira will be temporarily replacing Cee Lo and Christina Aguilera for Season 4 of The Voice, which is scheduled to air in the spring of 2012. They will then return for Season 5.

That’s all folks!