Something to Crowe About on Walk of Fame

Actors Adam Sandler and Russell Crowe, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and Beatles drummer Ringo Starr were among 28 individuals and groups named Thursday to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Joining Sandler and Crowe in the motion pictures category are actors John Cusack, Colin Firth and Mark Wahlberg, actress Emma Thompson, director James Cameron, composers Alan Menken and Randy Newman and producer Gale Ann Hurd.

The honorees in the television category in addition to Kimmel are "Two and a Half Men" star Jon Cryer, "Mission Impossible" star Peter Graves, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, who overcame the so-called "Seinfeld" curse to win a Emmy for her starring role on the CBS comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine," comedian and talk show host Bill Maher, "Law & Order" star Sam Waterston and ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman.

The late Roy Orbison, Bryan Adams, Alan Jackson, Chaka Kahn, Van Morrison, Marco Antonio Solis, the rock trio ZZ Top and the Motown Records session musicians The Funk Brothers joined Starr as being selected in the recording category.

The circus group Cirque Du Soleil and tenor Andrea Bocelli were selected in the live performance and theatre category.

The new star recipients were chosen among more than 200 nominees by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce's Walk of Fame Committee in a meeting Monday and ratified by the chamber's Board of Directors, according to Ana Martinez-Holler, vice president of media relations of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

The new group of star recipients have five years to schedule their ceremonies when their stars will be placed on the Walk of Fame.

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