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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

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!


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!!!