Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Laurie, Eva Longoria to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

London: British actor Hugh Laurie, Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds and Eva Longoria are to be awarded stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds

The brass stars emblazoned on Hollywood Boulevard honour personalities from music, film and TV for achievement in the entertainment industry.

Mark Ruffalo, Amy Adams, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Goldie Hawn and Chris Pratt have also been announced as star recipients. They will be honoured at the famous landmark in Los Angeles in 2017, reported BBC.

Laurie, who was born in Oxford, is best known in the US for his lead role in the medical drama "House" - which ran from 2004 to 2012.

Longoria rose to prominence in 2005 when she played a leading role in "Desperate Housewives", while Ryan Reynolds's best known films include "Deadpool" and "The Proposal".

Mark Ruffalo's credits include "Spotlight" - which won the Oscar for Best Picture earlier this year.

Dwayne Johnson first became famous as his wrestling alter-ego "The Rock" - but later turned to acting and has recently appeared in "San Andreas" and "Central Intelligence."

Musicians to be be awarded a star include Ice Cube, John Legend, Hall & Oates and NSync - Justin Timberlake's former boyband.

The group split up in 2002 but, until recently, held the record for the fastest-selling album in US history for their 2000 album No Strings Attached.

Actress and TV presenter Tyra Banks and "Night Of The Living Dead" creator George A Romero have also been announced as star recipients, along with actress Rita Wilson, "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor, "Precious" director Lee Daniels and comic Sarah Silverman.

Mexican-American singer Selena will be posthumously honoured. She was fatally shot at the age of 23 by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, in a motel in 1995.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce said the Walk of Fame selection committee had received "hundreds of nominations" for the latest round of stars.

The committee's chairman, Vin Di Bona, said the new inductees were "a great group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world".

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