Mariah Carey has become the latest star to appear on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The iconic musician released her first album in 1990 – and went on to achieve worldwide fame.
Mariah Carey’s addition to the celebrated sidewalk- the 2,556th overall – has been in the works since 2007 but was only recently finalized.
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“Her team wanted a date after [she] finished her sold-out Las Vegas residency,” says one Walk of Frame producer.
Mariah Carey is one of the most successful artists in music as she had 18 No. 1 hits, sold more than 200 million albums and won five Grammys. Joining her at Wednesday’s unveiling are directors Lee Daniels (who directed her in Precious) and Brett Ratner as well music producer and record executive L.A. Reid and, of course, her kids.
Ellen DeGeneres, America’s most loved female stand-up comedian, television host and actress, finally got a star on the Walk of Fame yesterday.
Ellen DeGeneres, 54, was honored on Hollywood Boulevard in the traditional ceremony, and her lookalike mother Betty, 82, and wife Portia De Rossi were on hand to help her celebrate.
As always the funny woman hammed it up at the event as she posed with her new star.
In addition to the tradition of placing her hands on the star, Ellen DeGeneres got even closer to her new plaque, appearing to be giving it a kiss.
The blonde star wore one of her most stylish suits for the event, opting for a light grey jacket and trousers paired with a white open-neck shirt and black and white polka dot tie.
She also slipped on a pair of snazzy shoes in the form of bright white brogues.
Ellen DeGeneres, America's most loved female stand-up comedian, television host and actress, finally got a star on the Walk of Fame
Meanwhile, Portia De Rossi complemented her partner’s outfit by dressing in a flowing charcoal shift dress paired with tan suede open-toe ankle boots.
The couple looked more in love than ever as they cuddled up for numerous pictures.
Ellen DeGeneres’ extremely proud mother Betty, who often appears on her talk show, was by her side the whole way through the ceremony.
And it is easy to see where Ellen DeGeneres gets her looks from, as she is the spitting image of Betty, who has a similar cropped hair-cut to her daughter.
Her mother is one of her biggest fans, and went on to become a LGBT-rights activist after her daughter came out in 1997.
She is one of the first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign’s National Coming Out Project.
Betty DeGeneres has written two books in relation to her daughter – titled Love, Ellen: A Mother Daughter Journey and Just a Mom.
In Love, Ellen: A Mother Daughter Journey, Betty DeGeneres describes her reaction to her daughter coming out as a lesbian, and her path from passive acceptance to becoming a passionate advocate for LGBT rights.
Speeches at yesterday’s event were made by fellow comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
Ellen DeGeneres received the 2,477th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of television in front of the W Hollywood Hotel.
It has been great couple of weeks for the television star.
Portia De Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres last week celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary, as Ellen also marked her first decade as the host of her wildly popular daytime talk show.
To also celebrate this, The Hollywood Reporter put her on its front and back cover, along with a six-page story inside.