The Walk of Fame recipients, by category, for the year 2011 are:
Motion Pictures: Penelope Cruz, Bruce Dern, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd, Ed Harris, The Muppets, Kenny Ortega, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland and Reese Witherspoon.
Recording: Melissa Etheridge, Los Tigres Del Norte, Rascal Flatts, Go-Go's, Slash, Will i. Am, and Bebe & Cece Winans. Posthumous: Buddy Holly and Louis Prima
Live Performance/Theatre: Joe Mantegna
"It was not an easy job to winnow down the extra large number of nominations this year to reach these 30 names," stated John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee, "and many deserving names were left for future consideration. But the placement of stars for these famous celebrities will give fans and tourists some fun and exciting close encounters next year, such as a rare family dedication, when three stars will be placed during the same ceremony for actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd and their daughter Laura Dern. Next year will be another exhilarating year on Hollywood Boulevard."
Dates have yet to be scheduled for these recipients, who have five years to schedule ceremonies before the honor expires.
For more information visit Hollywoodchamber.net.