LOS ANGELES – “Jenny from the Block” has a spot on the most famous block of all – the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Jennifer Lopez received the 2,500th star Thursday surrounded by her boyfriend Casper Smart, her 5-year-old twins Max and Emme, and friends including Jane Fonda, Keenen Ivory Wayans and “Selena” director Gregory Nava.
“I cried like almost 15 thousand times,” she said afterward. “It was so crazy. But I kept promising everybody I wasn’t going to cry and they were like, ‘Cry!’ ‘You’re not helping!’ But it was an amazing moment.”
Lopez relished the chance to “kind of walk down memory lane” with Wayans – “he’s the reason I moved to Los Angeles because I got that job as a fly girl” on his show – and Nava, who first put her in a movie.
“You realize you’ve been at this for a long time and you’ve been fighting and getting it,” she said. “It’s a real kind of landmark day for me and I am just glad my family was here to share it with me.”
Just don’t ask Max and Emme what the fuss was all about.
“I just told them, ‘Mommy is getting a star today,’ ” said Lopez. “They don’t really know what that means but they were great.”
A committee selects celebrities eligible for a star and those who accept pay $30,000 in costs and fees.
“For a romantic like me, it’s forever and I believe in that. I believe in forever. It’s a good day,” Lopez said.
Actor Depardieu fined $5,300 for driving drunk
PARIS – A French court has fined Gerard Depardieu $5,300 and suspended his driver’s license for six months in a drunken driving case that started when the actor fell off his scooter in Paris in November and ended up being taken to a police station.
Depardieu’s lawyer, Eric de Caumont, said he planned to appeal Friday’s ruling. He said Depardieu, who was not at the hearing, was in Moscow filming.
It’s not the first time alcohol and the law mixed for the 64-year-old actor. In 1998, Depardieu crashed his motorcycle while legally drunk.
– From news service reports