Tupac Shakur, Phil Hartman to receive Walk of Fame stars - see list
Two deceased and beloved 1990s pop culture icons will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014 -- rap legend Tupac Shakur and "Simpsons" and "SNL" star Phil Hartman.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce officials revealed the list of celebrity recipients on Thursday, June 20, before unveiling the 2,500th star, which honors Jennifer Lopez. She attended the ceremony with her twins, Max and Emme. Others set to receive a star next year include actor Orlando Bloom and singer Katy Perry.
Shakur, one of the most popular music artists in the world in the 1990s, was killed at age 25 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996.
Hartman provided the voices of popular characters Troy McClure and Lionel Hutz on "The Simpsons" and starred on "SNL" in the 1980s and 1990s. The Canadian actor, known for his booming voice, was shot dead by his wife in 1998. He was 49 years old.
The list of celebrities who will receive a star in 2014 is as follows, in alphabetical order:
Ray Dolby (inventor of the Dolby noise reduction system)
Tom Sherak (former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which votes on winners of the Oscars)
TelevisionClaire Danes ("Homeland")
Cheryl Hines ("Suburgatory," "Curb Your Enthusiasm")
Dabney Coleman ("Boardwalk Empire")
Deidre Hall ("Days of Our Lives")
Don Mischer (director and producer of award shows, such as the Oscars)
Giancarlo Esposito ("Revolution," "Once Upon A Time")
Kaley Cuoco ("The Big Bang Theory")
Tavis Smiley (PBS host)
MusicHolland-Dozier-Holland (Mowtown songwriters)
Jeff Lynne (leader of Electric Light Orchestra)
Ray Parker Jr. (writer / singer of "Ghostbusters" theme song)
Rick Springfield (singer of "Jessie's Girl")
RadioRenán Almendárez Coello El Cucuy (Los Angeles radio host)