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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

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Javier Bardem Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Javier Bardem & Sam Mendes

Congratulations to Señor Javier Bardem for receiving the 2,484th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! We have an international cast for this induction ceremony: We have Mr. Bardem who is from Spain; director of Skyfall and guest speaker Sam Mendes is from England; then the two new Bond Girls in attendance are Berenice Marlohe from France and Naomie Harris from England. I was kinda hoping to see Javier’s wife and fellow Spaniard, Penelope Cruz as well but it was said that she was busy filming during this event. One more person I wanted to see: Daniel Craig! It’s a long shot but hey, they’re promoting Skyfall at the same time so who knows?

The first one to arrive was Skyfall Director, Sam Mendes. He went on to sign some autograph for the fans.

Sam Mendes

And then there was Naomie Harris.

Naomie Harris

Her face looked familiar even if I’ve never seen or heard about her before. Then I realized she was Tia Dalma from Pirates of the Caribbean, one of my favorite movies of all time! Wow, I’m an idiot haha. She sure looked different without the dreadlocks and the black lips!

Berenice Marlohe then came at the same time as Javier Bardem. I gotta say, this new Bond Girl stole the show! She was so GORGEOUS in person! I think I’m in love!

Berenice Marlohe

It’s funny because I saw some photographers taking more pictures of her than Javier Bardem. It’s like, “Ah I already got my shot of him, I’ll now focus on the things that interest me.”

Berenice Marlohe

And in this photo, all she did was hold on to that post and smile and voila! An instant high fashion shoot for the photographers!

berenice marlohe

The ceremony started and Sam Mendes took the stage. Part of the speech was about Javier dyeing his hair blonde for the new Bond movie, then entering the set and nobody recognizing him. I checked the trailer again today, he does look different! I think I dig the darker hair though. What do you think?

The guys then shared a big hug.

Javier Bardem & Sam Mendes

Javier Bardem Time!

Javier Bardem

Here’s his speech courtesy of Hollwood Walk of Fame:

 

The star was unveiled and then photo op galore again!

Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes

Berenice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Sam Mendes

Haha look at that. Sam Mendes looks like he’s saying “oooh yeah I’m touching Naomie’s tummy!”

At this point I just badly wanted to have a picture with the super beautiful Berenice Marlohe. I was worried I wasn’t going to get one because she was on the other side but then she got closer and closer until she was on our side! Woohoo! Some stupid guy from the press with his iPad kept blocking my sight of her (for Christ’s sake, please don’t shoot with your iPad when you got people behind you!) but then when I called her she did respond and I finally got a picture with her!

Berenice Marlohe

She asked me if my camera was working because it didn’t flash. I said, “hmm let me see…” then I checked the LCD and yup it worked just fine and I showed it to her. We smiled together. Aww. We shared a moment. An even bigger story is that our faces were literally five inches away while we were exchanging words. In my fantasy we were already French kissing haha. I wish it happened in real life!

She got back to me after some time and we had another photo. This time, I had my flash on.

Berenice Marlohe

One photo means it’s a photo op, two photos means we’re close. Now we’re close. I’ll call her Berber from now on.

And finally, the man of the hour went to my side and there ya go, a new movie poster for 007:

Javier Bardem

James Bond, get read for us!

For those of you who would like to visit Javier Bardem‘s star, it’s located at 6834 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, right in front of the El Capitan Theatre.