‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors’ recalls cocktail luminary Selena

It’s customarily a good thought for stargazers to demeanour up — but not always.

“The Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors 2017,” airing Monday at 9 p.m. on the CW, gives glittery reasons to demeanour down.

The hour-long clip-filled special celebrates luminaries whose star standing has been cemented into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was determined in 1958.

The show facilities a special reverence to Mexican-American cocktail thespian Selena Quintanilla, who was famous simply as Selena. At age 23, she was shot and killed in 1995 by her fan bar boss Yolanda Saldivar.

Selena was respected with a post-mortem Walk of Fame star this year on Nov. 3.

“That’s when the special was shot,” pronounced a CW rep.

A record-setting 4,500 fans incited up for the display of the star to the “Queen of Tejano music,” according to Ana Martinez, who produces the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

A record series of fans showed up to see Selena's Hollywood Walk of Fame reverence on Nov. 3, 2017.

A record series of fans showed up to see Selena’s Hollywood Walk of Fame reverence on Nov. 3, 2017.


At the event, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti remarked, “While (Selena) was taken from us way too early, we now have something permanent that era after era can see in the many famous area anywhere in the world.”

Selena’s star is located in front of the ancestral Capitol Records building at 1750 N. Vine St. — just a few footsteps from Paul McCartney’s.

The CW special, hosted by Montel Williams, will demeanour back at path salutes for an array of stars, including Amy Adams, Adam Levine, Hugh Laurie, Viola Davis, Chris Pratt, George Segal, Allison Janney, Ice Cube, Keri Russel, Jason Bateman, John Goodman, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.

Martinez, who isn’t concerned with the TV special, vividly recalls the double rite for Hawn and Russell.

“They were so cute,” she said. “It was a lovefest.”

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