During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night, Kanye West lamented the fact Kim Kardashian is ineligible for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Maybe if you’ll get a star on the Walk of Fame for kissing a**,” Kanye speculated. “They said something like they’re not gonna put my girl on the Walk of Fame because she’s a reality star. People are so so dated and not modern. There’s no way a Kim Kardashian shouldn’t have a star on the Walk of Fame.”
Kanye’s rant was likely inspired by a Hollywood Walk of Fame spokeswoman’s dismissal of Kim’s goals — more than one year ago. The war of words began in August 2012 when Kim told V Magazine she hopes to earn a star.
“I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So, of course I’m so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold,” Kim said.
In response, a representative from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said it’s not just a matter of “if you believe, you can achieve.”
“She is a reality star. We don’t do reality stars. She needs to get a real acting job then come to us,” the representative told Hollyscoop.
In fact, earning a star requires even more than a resume filled with top acting honors. Based on the Hollywood Walk of Fame nomination form, celebrities hoping for immortalization at the tourist stop have quite a few hoops to jump through…
The first step in the process is submitting an official application and guaranteeing to fundraise $30,000 if selected. In the paperwork, the entertainer must detail professional qualifications in the areas of motion pictures, television, radio, recording or live theater. He must also prove civic and/or community involvement.
Finally, each celebrity must check a box in the application saying, “If selected, I will participate in person at the Walk of Fame star dedication ceremony.”
That last bit about being willing to throw a big media event shouldn’t be a big deal for Kim. But, she’s really got to get working on the acting: The Walk of Fame committee requires at least five years of entertainment experience before a nomination will be considered.
Do you think Kim Kardashian should get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?