Kim Kardashian's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Bid Shot Down For Second Straight Year
Kim Kardashian's bid for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame still isn't looking too good.
During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel last week, Kim's boyfriend Kanye West praised her, saying that she deserved immortalization in Tinseltown.
"I want to shout out to the stars on the Walk of Fame because they said something about they're not going to put my girl on the Walk of Fame because she's a reality star," he told Kimmel. "People are so so dated and not modern. There's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't have a star on the Walk of Fame."
Unfortunately, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and execs for the Walk of Fame dont' share his sentiment.
"We don't have reality stars on the Walk of Fame," spokeswoman Ana Martinez tells Yahoo's omg!. "We don't have a category for it. We're happy to consider reality stars once they get nominated for, or win, an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar. We'll consider them when they're legitimate actors or singers."
Martinez also said that Kim's never been nominated for the honor, and despite Kanye's praise, it's not going to happen anytime soon.
“We honor people who’ve acted in or directed or produced an award-winning show or film. And it’s the same with music, people who maybe have gold records," Martinez told the New York Daily News.
“I understand that Kanye loves his girlfriend, but that’s not the way to go about getting a star – on national TV without checking into whether or not she qualifies, which she does not,” Martinez added.
Kardashian broached the subject in an interview with the September 2012 issue of V Magazine, saying that she wants to "break the mold".
"I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame." she said. "So, of course I'm so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold."
Shortly after her quotes made headlines, a spokesperson for the Chamber told The Hollywood Reporter, "Part of criteria in being honored is receiving awards such as Emmys, SAG Awards, Oscars... in the category of television, live-stage performance or motion pictures. And they have to have a career in the business of acting for five years or more."
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