2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame inductees announced

  • Twenty-four entertainment personalities are to be honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has announced.

    Film stars to receive the honor include Dame Helen Mirren, Ron Howard, Javier Bardem and James Franco along with television personalities Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Baker, who plays the lead in The Mentalist.

    From the music world, recipients include Usher and the Backstreet Boys.

    There will also be posthumous honors for Janis Joplin and Luther Vandross.

    Those who accept the sidewalk plaque have to pay $30,000 in costs, fees and maintenance of the stars.