From reggaeton to Hollywood: Nicky Jam dreams of his star
Butch, leader of the alley cats, foreground center, voiced by Nicky Jam, appears in a scene from the animated/live-action film "Tom & Jerry" and Nicky Jam performs at the 18th annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, 2017. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)NEW YORK – As a musician, Nicky Jam has received accolades including a Latin Grammy and a Billboard Music Award, but nothing would make the reggaeton star happier than having a star with his name in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I relate a lot with Butch cause he’s like rough on the outside but it’s kind of like soft in the inside. But no one in the family was more excited than his “Tom & Jerry” “super fan” dad. What’s so big about this?’ And he’s said, ‘None of those guys are bigger than ‘Tom & Jerry’,” Jam said.
WATCH: ‘Jeopardy!’ pays tribute to Alex Trebek in poignant message
A shrine to the late "Jeopardy" quiz show host Alex Trebek is pictured near his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – “Jeopardy!” paid tribute to Alex Trebek on Monday in a poignant message that celebrated the show’s longtime, unflappable host of 37 years. Today we honor Alex Trebek. (@Jeopardy) November 10, 2020“Over the weekend we lost our beloved host, Alex Trebek. Richards said Trebek taped his final episodes less than two weeks ago.
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Guillermo del Toro at his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony on Aug. 6, 2019, in Hollywood, California. (CNN) - Guillermo del Toro was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Del Toro began his speech by telling his audience there are two things they should know about himthat he's weird, and he's an immigrant. Del Toro has vocally supported immigrants onscreen and off. At a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, del Toro said anti-immigrant sentiment has been brewing for years.
Bindi Irwin writes touching note to her dad about her upcoming wedding
Chandler Powell, Bindi Irwin and Robert Irwin pose for a photo after Steve Irwin was honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 26, 2018. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)(CNN) - Bindi Irwin hasn't been able to celebrate some recent major life milestones with her father, the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, but he is never far from her thoughts. The wildlife conservationist gushed about her brother Robert Irwin, and revealed that he would be walking her down the aisle at her wedding. "I know you'd be beaming with pride when the time comes that he walks me down the aisle. Bindi Irwin, for her part, won "Dancing With the Stars" in 2015.
Russi Taylor, voice of Minnie Mouse, dies at 75
Voice actress Russi Taylor, who has voiced Minnie Mouse since 1986, poses with Minnie Mouse during a star ceremony in celebration of the 90th anniversary of Disney's Minnie Mouse at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 22, 2018 in Hollywood,Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie Mouse since the mid-1980s, has died, according to the Walt Disney Company. Taylor lent the iconic character her voice for more than three decades, Disney said in a statement, taking part in hundreds of projects that included television, film and theme parks. "Minnie Mouse lost her voice with the passing of Russi Taylor," Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company's chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "For more than 30 years, Minnie and Russi worked together to entertain millions around the worlda partnership that made Minnie a global icon and Russi a Disney Legend beloved by fans everywhere." Taylor was married to Wayne Allwine, who was the voice of Mickey Mouse until his death in 2009.