Entries in Grauman's Chinese Theatre (3)


Michael Jackson Immortalized at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Michael Jackson’s musical legacy was remembered at the first annual “Michael Jackson Immortalized Day.”  Jackson’s children attended the star-studded event at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

Jackson’s son, Prince, who has always been quiet in public, spoke: “This was my dad’s lifetime achievement award....his is what he strived to get and this is what we’re giving him today.”

The King of Pop’s three children pressed his famous moonwalk shoes, sequined glove, and their hands into cement outside the theatre.

Paris, Jackson’s daughter and a budding actress, wrote her dad’s name in the cement.

“It meant a lot because my dad always wanted to have his name here at the Chinese theatre and I just feel like he is a legacy,” she said.

Paris then introduced a performance by Justin Bieber, a star who found fame at an early age like Jackson.

“I don’t usually get nervous but I’m a little nervous right now,” Bieber said. “He was more than an entertainer. He was an inspiration. People are going to remember for his dancing and singing, but people gotta remember him for the man he was....I want to be the best I can be. That’s what Michael did. He was always dancing. He was always practicing.”

Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, got choked up a few times at the ceremony.

“I’d like to say thank you for being here for this very, very solemn occasion for myself, and I know if Michael was here he would agree,” she said.

The show closed with the premiere of Cirque de Soleil’s Immortal World Tour.  The show, filled with sequins and dancing, is one that likely would have made Jackson proud.

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Jennifer Aniston Honored in Hollywood

James Devaney/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jennifer Aniston left her mark on Hollywood Thursday when she placed her hands and feet in wet cement outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

The former Friends cast member and star of the new movie Horrible Bosses joins nearly 200 other members of Hollywood who have also left their handprints, footprints, and autographs in cement.  Aniston’s Horrible Bosses co-star Jason Bateman was in attendance, along with Aniston’s latest boyfriend, actor Justin Theroux.

After receiving the honor, the 42-year-old told the assembled crowd, “All actors who want to do this, it's really, really fun, but you really, really have to want to do it, [because] there's all sorts of stuff that comes along with it.”

Aniston added, “I have to tell you, I never in my wildest dreams though that I'd be sticking my body in cement.”

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Helen Mirren Puts Hands, Feet in Cement at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Queen star Helen Mirren placed her hands and feet in cement outside the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles Monday.

Like most before her, the 65-year-old Mirren did not remove her shoes when she made her feet impressions.

The Oscar-winning British actress stars alongside Russell Brand in the remake of Arthur, opening next week.

At a Sunday press conference for the film, she said the Chinese Theatre honor was "incredible," noting that it held significance for her because "Hollywood is Hollywood Boulevard, and Grauman's Chinese is Hollywood Boulevard, so that's the place you go to as a tourist.  It's the first thing you want to see.  It's the only thing really that you know about as far Los Angeles is concerned."

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