Steve Irwin, Mark Hamill and more to receive star on Walk of Fame

By Wade Sheridan  |  June 23, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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June 23 (UPI) -- The Hollywood Walk of Fame class of 2018 has been announced and includes the late Steve Irwin, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence and more television, film and music stars.

Joining Irwin on the television front is Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin and Shonda Rhimes.

"I am beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received the news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," Irwin's daughter Bindi shared on Instagram alongside a throwback photo of herself alongside her dad giving a thumbs up.

"Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime. To have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on his important work," she continued.

For film, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoe Saldana were selected alongside Hamill and Lawrence.

On the music side, Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and Weird Al Yankovic will be honored along with Steve Jones for radio and Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the late Bernie Mac for theater.

Recipients of the stars have two years to schedule their star ceremonies with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

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