June 26, 2005

A Pulitzer, A TV Show and Now This?

Last week, Cinecultist was feeling a tad low and jealous to read that film critic Roger Ebert received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sure, we haven't coined a movie rating system that's permeated the culture (yet) but heck, where's our love? That was until our boss pointed out that Ebert had to pay for his own darn star. Yes, that is correct. Upon nomination and an accompanying letter from one's representation, a star made of terrazzo and brass will only cost the celeb $15,000 out of their own pocket (click on the FAQ and scroll for more info). Sure, you have to beat out the other 200 plus applicants in one of five categories in June during the voting process and then write the fat check but then immortality is yours, just like the Rog!

Now, if only we can figure out how he rigged that Pulitzer...

[BTW, do you think Tom Wolfe knows Ebert stole his suit for the ceremony, as seen in the wire image?]

Posted by karen at June 26, 2005 9:18 AM