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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Hollywood Walk Of Oops...

I'm a longtime copy editor, and I take the Metro to work.  As a result, I made one person laugh hysterically today, and another almost vomit.
Let me explain.
As I emerged from the Hollywood and Vine Metro station this morning and headed for the CNN Los Angeles bureau, I noticed two workmen cleaning off the newest star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the 11:30 a.m. unveiling ceremony.  It was for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of "The New Adventures of Old Christine" – and the first "Seinfeld" alum to receive a star on the Walk of Fame.  I glanced at it as I walked by... then stopped, and peered more closely:

"Um, excuse me," I said to the workmen, "but I'm pretty sure that star is missing an O.  And a hyphen."
They were startled, and a little unsure what to do – after all, the ceremony was in four hours, and you can't just print up a new star at the local CopyMart.  I snapped a pic with my BlackBerry, then hustled to work and called Ana Martinez-Holler, the press rep for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  "Are you sure?" she gasped, and then, understandably, she hurried off the phone.

A couple of hours later, Ana called me back.  "Is everything okay?" I asked.  "Well, I almost puked in my car, but otherwise, yeah," she replied.  It turns out Louis-Dreyfus thought the mistake was hysterical, and wanted them to leave it, but they'd already chiseled out the "Luis" and put a temporary "Louis-" in its place for the unveiling.  It wasn't shiny and perfect, but at least they got her name right.

Ana said they're going to give the "Luis" to Julia as a memento.  I was kind of hoping for that souvenir, but at least I've played a small part in Walk of Fame history... and have a reason to smile every time I walk to and from the Metro station each day.

 The 49-year-old New Adventures of Old Christine actress was joined by former Seinfeld co-star Jason Alexander and co-creator of Seinfeld Larry David. Julia is the first member of the Seinfeld cast to get a star!

8 comments:

BobNYC said...

Good, funny story but wait! "I'm a longtime copy editor"...W H A A A T?? With all those typos and grammar errors? I don't buy it. Its not possible. You check typing, you're not an actor? W H A A A T is going on here? Have I missed something? Help! Seriously!

The Gossip Boy And Gigi said...

Sweetie, this is from CNN. I posted the links for the original story. Just thought I would share it with all of you.

Anonymous said...

Bob, learn to read...

Anonymous said...

...ha ha..great morning chuckle ;)

BobNYC said...

Oops! Was so excited I missed the links. My bad. THANKS!! Love Ya.

Anonymous said...

Man, as a person who works in etching, engraving, sign making you name it I do it, any way I would hate to have been the person who made that mistake. I'm glad she found it humorous but I cringe at the idea of how much that mistake cost.

Anonymous said...

BobNYC- You took the words right out of my mouth. I love GB, but I can't stand some of the typos. The reason I thought GB wasn't Jake G. was because of those typos. I assumed Jake G. wrote better! Who knows?

Hollowdoll said...

Typos shmypos! Who cares?! This is not a spelling bee! I'm here for the the epic gossip not for the grammar!