If you feared that a Kendall Jenner star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame would signal the end of civilization, rest easy. In a posting on the Walk of Fame's Facebook page, HWOF spokesperson Ana Martinez wrote, "Someone asked if we give reality show characters stars? Hell to the No!"
Martinez told CNN that committee criteria for nomination include awards and honors in entertainment, longevity, philanthropy, and a willingness to do that kneeling-down ceremony thing and, oh yeah, pay thirty grand for the star's installation and upkeep.
I have nothing against Heidi Montag or Teck from The Real World, but it is comforting to know that, among the 2,445 privileged to have a bronze star set in coral terrazzo tiles, Godzilla, Winnie the Pooh, the Wizard of Oz Munchkins, and the Simpsons all have stars, and those two won't. Incidentally, the quiet-as-a-church-mouse Judge Judy, and vociferous, never-shutting-up Vanna White have stars, and aren't considered reality TV stars. The newest list of honorees includes, among others, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, Vin Diesel, and Barry White, all of whom will be inducted next year.