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Jennifer Hudson slated for Hollywood star in 2013

The Hollywood Chamber Commerce announced 24 inductees June 22 for famed star Walk Fame.Jennifer Hudsis slated receive star 2013. |

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced 24 inductees June 22 for a famed star on the Walk of Fame.Jennifer Hudson is slated to receive a star in 2013. | AP

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LOS ANGELES — Helen Mirren, Jennifer Hudson, James Franco and the Backstreet Boys are among the famous folks getting stars on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2013.

Actress Marg Helgenberger and the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the new 24 inductees Friday at a press conference on Hollywood Boulevard’s star-lined sidewalk.

A committee selects celebrities eligible for a star and those who accept pay $30,000 in costs and fees.

Other entertainers slated for a star next year are Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Jane Lynch, Katey Segal, Matthew Perry, Ellen DeGeneres and Olympia Dukakis; performers Penn & Teller; makeup artist Rick Baker; filmmaker Ron Howard; radio personalities Steve Harvey and “Shotgun” Tom Kelly; and musicians Jane’s Addiction, New Kids on the Block, Janis Joplin, Usher, Thalia and Luther Vandross. — AP

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