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Hollywood Chamber to honor Jimmy Kimmel with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Published January 14th, 2013
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For Immediate Release: January 14, 2013
Media Contact: Ana Martinez
Producer, Hollywood Walk of Fame
Main: (323) 469-8311
Press line: (323) 468-1376
JIMMY KIMMEL TO BE HONORED WITH
STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
WHO: Jimmy Kimmel
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce,
President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: TBA
WHAT: 2,489th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
in the Category of TELEVISION
WHERE:6840 Hollywood Boulevard
in front of El Capitan Entertainment Centre
WHEN: January 25, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.
The event will be streamed LIVE at www.walkoffame.com
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor Television host Jimmy Kimmel with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 25, at 11:30 a.m. at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Centre where his show resides. “We are proud to include Jimmy Kimmel on our Walk of Fame. I know that the Boulevard will be filled with laughter on his special day with all the shenanigans that may be going on in connection with his star ceremony,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “Jimmy always makes us laugh, and he has done so much for the Hollywood community. He was bound to end up on Hollywood Boulevard!”
As host and executive producer of the Emmy nominated late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for the ABC Television Network, Jimmy Kimmel is a busy man. Like most talk shows, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” features celebrity guests, comedy bits and live music. Unlike most talk shows, it also features Jimmy’s family – including his cousin Sal, his parents and Aunt Chippy. His childhood best friend, Cleto Escobedo, serves as bandleader, alongside his dad, Cleto Escobedo, Sr., on saxophone. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m.
In 2012, Kimmel hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards and was the headliner of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. He has also hosted the American Music Awards on ABC five times as well as the ESPY Awards in July 2007. He co-created and executive-produced the hit MTV2 series’ “The Andy Milonakis Show” and “Crank Yankers.” In addition, Kimmel co-hosted Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” served for four seasons as on-air prognosticator for “Fox NFL Sunday,” and co-hosted Comedy Central’s long-running and popular game show, “Win Ben Stein’s Money,” for which he received two Emmy nominations and one win for Best Game Show Host in 1999.
Jimmy Kimmel is involved with the following charities: The San Gennaro Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade and CTC International.
ALL PRESS MUST RSVP TO ANA MARTINEZ AT (323) 468-1376 OR Stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net
For more information and to view who shares a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, visit www.walkoffame.com
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME – www.WalkOfFame.com
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to administer the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies. It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $30,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame.
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