H'wood Walk of Fame announces honorees

Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah, Muppets among 2011 inductees

What do Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah Winfrey, Buddy Holly and the Muppets have in common?

They're all getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year.

Once again, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the list of celebrities getting a plaque on the famous Los Angeles sidewalk.

"It was not an easy job to winnow down the extra-large number of nominations this year to reach these 30 names," said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Committee, "but the placement of stars for these famous celebrities will give fans and tourists some fun and exciting close encounters next year."

The stars include 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.

On the motion picture side, Penelope Cruz, Ed Harris, the Muppets, Kenny Ortega, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland and Reese Witherspoon will also receive honors.

On the TV side, in addition to Winfrey and Harris, stars will go to Danny DeVito, Tina Fey, Simon Fuller, John Langley, Ed O'Neill and John Wells.

Among recording artists, Melissa Etheridge, Los Tigres Del Norte, Rascal Flatts, Go-Go's, Slash, Will i. Am and Bebe & Cece Winans. Plus, there's posthumous stars going to Holly and Louis Prima.
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