Each star is unveiled in a grand ceremony, attended by the stars’ fans and other celebrities. The events typically attract about 600 people—unless the candidate is a Latin music star or a boy-band member, whose fans turn out in droves.
The one for mariachi singer Vicente Fernandez drew 4,000 people, the largest crowd ever.
PLUS — looking back on Marlon Brando’s 1996 remarks, which prompted (futile) calls to remove his sidewalk star:
The Oscar-winning star of The Godfather said:
“Hollywood is run by Jews. It is owned by Jews and they should have a greater sensitivity about the issue of people who are suffering.”He listed various negative stereotypes that he said have been depicted in the movies. “We’ve seen the nigger, and the Greaseball. We’ve seen the Chink. We’ve seen the slit-eyed dangerous Jap. We have seen the wily Filipino. We’ve seen everything,” Brando said. “But we never saw the kike because they knew perfectly well that that’s where you draw the wagons around.”