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Orlando Bloom Walk of Fame Star Induction Ceremony

Orlando Bloom son

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom was honored with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. He is star #2521. Guest speakers were actor Forest Whitaker, who starred alongside Mr. Bloom in the movie “Zulu,” and director David Leveaux. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer was also spotted in the crowd.

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker, Orlando Bloom

Forest Whitaker, Orlando Bloom

David Leveaux

David Leveaux

Jerry Bruckheimer

Jerry Bruckheimer

Orlando may be the man of the hour but it was his little boy, Flynn, who took the spotlight. He was with his dad the whole time he was speaking, never wanted to part. The little toddler was so cute he was able to entertain the crowd with his mere presence.  His mom, Victoria’s Secret supermodel and Mr. Bloom’s former wife, Miranda Kerr, was not around for this ceremony though I wished she was.

Orlando Bloom son

Baby Bloom and Daddy Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom Son

I was really happy to be a part of this, as this man appeared in three of my favorite movies of all time: Troy, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Lord of The Rings. If there’s anybody in this industry who can bear the nickname “Epic,” it’s none other than Orlando Bloom.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom, Orlando Bloom, Flynn Christopher Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom son

Orlando Bloom son

Renee Bargh

Host of Extra, Renee Bargh

Flynn Christopher Bloom

Flynn Christopher Bloom

Orlando Bloom

Flynn Christopher Bloom, Orlando Bloom


Mark Harmon Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

Mark Harmon Walk of Fame

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?

NCIS ID

Here’s the chair of Cote De Pablo waiting for her…

Cote De Pablo

First one I saw:  Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, David McCallum 

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!

Cote De Pablo

Cote De Pablo

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!

Pauley Perrette

Pauley Perrette

She’s got pretty awesome tattoos as well!

Pauley Perrette Back Tattoo

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?

Mark Harmon & The Bombers

Quarterback!

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.

Pauley Perrette & Mark Harmon

Start of the ceremony. Guest Speaker Les Moonves takes the stage.

Les Moonves

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?!

Les Moonves

Here’s Mark giving a speech…

Mark Harmon

…or belting out a Pavarotti. Nah.

Some of the people in attendance listening to every word he says:

Jimmy Palmer, Brian Dietzen

Brian Dietzen

Timothy McGee, Sean Murray and Leon Vance, Rocky Carroll

Sean Murray & Rocky CarrollAnthony Dizzono, Michael Weatherly

Michael Weatherly

And again, the BOMBERS!

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.

Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette, Cote De Pablo, David McCallum

Mark Harmon

“You’re the man, Mark!”

Here’s the special photographer doing her thing

Pauley Perrette Taking a Photo of Mark Harmon

Pauley Perrette Taking a Photo of Mark Harmon

That’s going straight to Twitter! And now, smile everyone!!!

Pauley Perrette

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.

Pam Dawber

Pam Dawber is greeted by Rocky Carroll

Pam Dawber is greeted by Rocky Carroll

Brian Dietzen & Pauley Perrette

Brian Dietzen & Pauley Perrette smiling for the cameras

Sean Murray & David McCallum

Sean Murray & David McCallum signing autographs

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!

Mark Harmon


Scarlett Johansson Receives a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Scarlett Johansson Receives a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Courtesy of Coventrytelegraph.net

One of the most exciting days of my life, seeing Scarlett Johansson upclose and personal as she receives the 2,470th Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood Blvd.

I arrived there around 8:00 am and there were already quite a few people waiting. It was drizzling, looked like it wasn’t gonna be the best day for doing a star ceremony. I saw the men working on the star, which was located right in front of Madame Tussauds.

Scarlett Johansson's Star

Thankfully, the drizzle stopped. After the workers finished with the star, they started putting up the stage and the railings for the event. These guys seem to have been doing it for the longest time coz they’re very good at it, finishing in just a few minutes. We were then all allowed to finally pick our spots. It was still pretty early so we spent the time chit chatting with one another, doing whatever things that could put us away from boredom. Scarlett’s a very special lady, and none of us really minded waiting for her even if it took several hours. Even Captain America was willing to stand in there for a long time.

Fat Captain America

He sacrificed the safety of America just to see  Scarlett.  He also ate a little too many cheeseburgers while waiting.

The paparazzi arrived and the tension built. We’re SO ready to finally see our favorite Hollywood girl!

Paparazzi

Uhm guys, don’t you think you’re setting up the camera a little too low? Upskirt shots are supposed to be done discretely, you know.

And after much anticipation, Scarlett arrived,  she was very stunning, Like a goddess walking amongst men!

Scarlett Johansson

The ceremony started at 11:30. The day looked so beautiful, so much different from how it looked just a while ago. It’s the Scarlett Effect. Leron Gubler of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce stepped up on stage to introduce Scarlett.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson being introduced by Leron Gubler

While he’s doing this, I fainted coz her beauty was way too much for me to handle. The ceremony was halted for a bit as there was a need to call for paramedics. Oops, sorry for the scene. Scarlett approached the mike and said there was no need for one, then she ran towards me, knelt and gave me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

And then I woke up. Gosh.

Her guest speaker was Jeremy Renner, who co-starred with her in The Avengers, together with Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo. If you still haven’t watched it by now, I feel sorry for you!

Jeremy Renner & Scarlett Johansson

Here’s the full speech recorded by a buddy of mine. He made us laugh!

 

 

It was really cute when they locked eyes…

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

They had a big warm hug after his speech.

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

Then Scarlett got off the stage to hug me too. Not.

A little kiss…

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

And then it was the woman of the hour’s time to give her speech…

Scarlett Johansson's Speech

Yep, it’s on an index card. Don’t throw that away Scarlett,  we’re gonna auction that haha!

Scarlett Johansson

And here’s the speech in full:

 

 

She got a bit emotional. I wish I could hug her during that time. I wish I could hug her all the time. Don’t we all?!

Two things that really caught my eye as she was giving her speech:

1. Her wrist tattoo. I thought it was a crucifix from afar but it wasn’t… what is it?!

Scarlett Johansson's Tattoo

2. Her lovely red shoes  that matches her beautiful red lips that matches the elegant red carpet.

Scarlett Johansson's Shoes

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

After the speech, she was given this certificate from the city of Los Angeles, declaring this day as Scarlett Johansson Day in Hollywood!

Scarlett Johansson Day in Hollywood

The new walk of fame star is finally revealed!!! Woohoo!  Well, I saw it this morning already, but this time, it’s official! Wohoo!

I saw another tattoo in her forearm, it’s a colorful one, looked to me like a sunrise scene…

Scarlett Johansson's Tattoo

It was a really great day! Congratulations to Scarlett and hoping to see more of you on the big screen!!!


Ellen Degeneres Walk of Fame Star Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to Ellen Degeneres for receiving the 2,477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last September 4, 2012! Here are some pictures from the event

Jimmy Kimmel. All smiles upon his arrival, so happy to be the guest speaker for his dear friend and fellow talk show host

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimy Kimmel

Also a guest speaker, Ryan Seacrest takes some time off from his busy working schedule for the special Walk of Fame inductee.

Ryan Seacrest

And here she is! Look at that big smile!

Ellen Degeneres

Family, friends, fans, and the media are all gathered here to witness this once in a lifetime moment

Friends and Family of Ellen Degeneres

Jimmy Kimmel giving his speech

Jimmy Kimmel' Speech

Next is Mr. Seacrest, here he is as he gives a kiss to Ellen

Ryan Seacrest & Ellen Degeneres

And now, the Hollywood Star of the Day!

Ellen Degeneres

Photo Courtesy of Justjared.com

Declaring Sept. 4, 2012 as the Ellen Degeneres Day in Hollywood Blvd

Beautiful Portia De Rossi (Portia Lee James Degeneres) in support of her spouse

Portia De Rossi

Portia De Rossi

The moment the photographers have been waiting for, photo op time!

Ellen Degeneres & Portia De Rossi

Ellen Degeneres & Portia De Rossi

And of course, it will not be complete without pictures with the fans… one of them is me!

Ellen Degeneres

Portia De Rossi

Thanks so much to Ellen & Portia!

Ellen Degeneres Walk of Fame Star