Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bill Maher is Bull Maher and a liar to boot. He paid for his star on Walk of Fame. PR it is. paid PR

Bill Maher is Bull Maher and a liar to boot. He paid for his star on Walk of Fame. PR it is. paid PR

Bill Maher got,er, paid for, his STAR in the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday and announced it on Larry King show on CNN, where Larry also bragged about his own , er, paid star....BUT THESE ''STARS'' ARE PAID PR, they cost US$25,000 each, the "stars" or their studios PAY for the right to have a star, it's all timed for release of new movies or books or show.....google it


BILL MAHER..... and he bragged that he was honored tobe honored with a star there,,,HE PAID FOR IT for crying out loud, why does the media lie to us????? even truth teller BULL MAHER. i give up


Bill Maher paid for that star, to the tune of US$25,000. the entire walk of fame thing is a paid PR thing, and the stars are not awarded, they are paid PR paid for by the star himself or herself or their s...tudio as a PR gimmick usually in timing with a new movie or show being released. Bull Maher is a liar. He told King he was awarded the star, not true. Maher paid for that "honor"....wake up america,,,,when even a truth teller like Bill Bull Maher lies to the public about his star on the walk of fame, all is lost.

correction due here on LAIST.com..

political satirist Bill Maher became the latest to PAY FOR A STAR for the FAKE Hollywood honor. The Paid PR Star gimmick was timed to coincideiwith the fact that "Real Time with Bill Maher" is back on the air beginning Friday. the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which, er, charges $25,000 for star, and maintains the stars, uses the money for maintenance and tourism. It is not an award, it is paid PR. print the facts, sir.

6 comments:

LA_Native said...

If you had actually read the facts, you would know that while yes there is a fee for the star,
1. regardless of the fee, you can not buy a star no matter how bad you want one.
2. there are over 200 nominations a year that are reviewed by a committee which selects about 20.
3. The fee is only collected when the star ceremony is scheduled. Get off your soapbox and stop making mountains out of mole hills

dan said...

Dear LA Native,

all we are saying, is give truth a fair hearing in the media.... not one news story about anyone buying a star tells the truth of this fake faux PR gimmick, why is that? we want the truth about our politicians, we want the truth about WMD in Iran, Bill Maher wants the truth about the lies he uncovers, and LA Native, I like Bill, he is my brother, i support his ideas 100000 percent, but this? pretending on the Larry King show that was awarded a star when he fucking know his management and studio applied for it 12 months in advance to coincinde with his new season, and they pay 25 K for it. the truth should come out, that's all i am saying. but sure rich people can put their names on stadiums and museums and stars on sidewalk, no problem with that, but tell the truth about how all this occurs, be transparent. yes or no? that's all i am saying. My beef is not with Bill but with the news media, not one media outlet except ME, here, has told the truth, that the star is bought and paid for to coincide with new shows and movies and books, it's a PR gimmick. Nothing wrong with that, but tell the american publuc the facts. yes or no? please reply

dan said...

LA Native, yes this a molehill, a minor invisible unimportant molehill. Minor invisible unimportant molehills is my business. Not a soapbox. I am an investigative reporter who might even win a Pooplitzer for this catch! Watch. Meanwhile, i have alerted the NYTimes about this fake PR gimmick and they did not know. nobody knows. The Times is doing a story on this now, to blow the story wide open, just to tell the truth. it won't hurt. it will be fun. relax

dan said...

LA Native, you said "if you had actually read the facts"....

but LAN, not one news story told the facts of this case....AP, Reuters, Yahoo News, they all lied to the American public. is that good? sure, not a big thing. but a lie is a lie is a lie. or maybe America does not care about lies anymore, since almost everything there is a lie now. SIGH

dan said...

LA NATIVE read this

google it for full read

Hollywood's Walk of Fame celebrates 50 years


Sunday, May 9, 2010
By Barbara Munker, dpa


LOS ANGELES -- Visibly moved, movie star Dennis Hopper stood next to his gleaming star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
It was the end of March and Hopper, who has cancer, appeared frail. The star of the 1969 Oscar-nominated movie Easy Rider didn't have to come to the unveiling of the 2,403rd star on the famous sidewalk in the heart of Hollywood.

But he was there as was best actor Oscar recipient Russell Crowe a few weeks later when the next unveiling ceremony took place. There's plenty of room for more along the 4-kilometer-long Hollywood Boulevard.

It all began 50 years ago with the award of the first star on the famous street. For five decades the names of Hollywood's most prominent people have been eternalized in the star-studded sidewalk.

Last December the honour went to James Cameron, director of the blockbusters Avatar and Titanic. His ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, who in March became the first woman to win the best director Oscar award, hasn't yet been honored.

All she has to do is call, said Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more than 20 years Martinez, whose nickname is Stargirl, has been in charge of arranging the star award ceremonies.

A call alone, of course, is not all it takes, Martinez recently told the German Press Agency dpa. Every year in June a five-member committee meets to select about two dozen recipients out of a pool of about 300 recommendations. The actors, actresses and other prominent Hollywood personalities who are selected receive their star in the following year.

Anyone can nominate his or her favorite candidate, said Martinez. Usually, fans or film studios do the nominating. What's required is that the person selected agrees and that US$25,000 is paid to the chamber. Film studios hope the appearance of their stars at a Walk of Fame ceremony coincides with the release of a film they are in. Then the fee is only a drop in the film's advertising bucket.

Fans sometimes get into the act and do what they can to come up with the nomination fee. The Liza Minnelli fan club, for example, scratched the money together by holding flea markets and parties in the 1990s, Martinez said.

dan said...

About 10 million people from all over the world annually stroll over the stars on the boulevard, according to the chamber. They walk on black terrazzo slabs inset with pink-colored stone in the shape of a five-pointed star adorned with the name of the Hollywood personality in gleaming brass and an emblem indicating the category represented. The Walk of Fame is currently undergoing a US$4-million refurbishment to remove footprints and scuffs.

More than 300 stars are still blank, but they will get an owner in the coming years. An appropriate place is usually sought out for the stars, but it doesn't always work out for the best. For example, a hairstyling salon was chosen in 1995 for Farrah Fawcett, known for her long, blonde, wavy hair. But the business soon closed. Stars who are in a relationship also have been placed next to one another along the Walk of Fame. But nothing can be done when they break up, as was the case with Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.

The first star set into the walk went to Joanne Woodward in 1960 after making the film The Long Hot Summer with her husband Paul Newman. A group of influential Hollywood moguls, including Walt Disney and Cecil B DeMille, chose the first 500 recipients. Not everything went swimmingly. For example, Charlie Chaplin, who in the '40s and '50s was pressured by the U.S. government because of his liberal political leanings, was refused a star until 1972. He was honored only after his son complained.

Kirk Douglas was lucky that his star turned up again after mysteriously disappearing. Martinez recalls that it was found in a drug dealer's yard. Gregory Peck's stolen star was never recovered and had to be remade. Country singer and actor Gene Autry, who died in 1998, has five stars on the Walk of Fame, one in each of the five categories -- film, television, music, theatre and radio.

There are still a few big names -- Robert Redford, Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts among them -- who aren't on the Walk of Fame. Some of the stars who don't have a place simply aren't interested in one, said Martinez, naming Clint Eastwood as an example. But the Stargirl said the Oscar winner should do it because people want to see him there.