Hollywood's Walk of Fame: No Reality Stars Allowed!
Kim Kardashian may have raked in millions at her wedding, and Snooki may be getting handed bags full of cash per episode of "Jersey Shore," but apparently all the money in the world is not going to buy those ladies a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
On Monday, representatives of the Hollywood Walk of Fame posted an announcement on their Facebook page, saying: "Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!"
The group's Vice President of Media Relations Ana Martinez told E! News: "That's my personal opinion as the caretaker of the Walk of Fame for 24 years. I'm very protective. And people are kind of in agreement."
As we reported yesterday, Paris Hilton has recently seen her stock tumble, as her show "The World According to Paris" is likely getting cancelled and she was named the least liked celebrity in America in a recent poll. Backlash against the multi-million dollar Kim Kardashian wedding spectacle was also quite strong from all corners.
Plus, as Hollywood Walk of Fame reps emphasize, many reality TV stars have gone on to get their own stars, but typically it's for what they have done beyond just playing themselves on TV.
Ryan Seacrest, Gene Simmons, Ozzie Osbourne and producer Mark Burnett, for example have stars despite (and not because of) their reality TV experience.
We can also certainly see "The Real Housewives of New York City" starlet Bethenny Frankel, who recently signed on to produce a talk show pilot with backing from Ellen, being considered if her ffiteeen minutes of fame blossoms into something more substantial.
So take heart, reality stars. One day your moment on the sidewalk may still yet come, one way or the other.