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10 million visitors can't be wrong. That's the number of tourists each year who flock to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to take a peek at the more than 2,400 terrazzo and brass stars (on a 1.3 mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street) of Hollywood luminaries of stage, screen, radio, TV and music. And late last week, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced 30 new recipients for 2011. Among the nominees are the first "family" induction with Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd and Laura Dern, 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz, The Muppets, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Danny DeVito, Neil Patrick Harris, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Mantegna, the Go-Go's, Slash, will i. am, Buddy Holly and Louis Prima. Nomination doesn't insure a star will be laid: A fee of $25,000 is required to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance. But that shouldn't get in the way of anyone on this list. 10 million visitors can't be wrong. That's the number of tourists each year who flock to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to take a peek at the more than 2,400 terrazzo and brass stars (on a 1.3 mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street) of Hollywood luminaries of stage, screen, radio, TV and music. And late last week, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced 30 new recipients for 2011. Among the nominees are the first "family" induction with Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd and Laura Dern, 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller, Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Penelope Cruz, The Muppets, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ridley Scott, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon, Danny DeVito, Neil Patrick Harris, Melissa Etheridge, Joe Mantegna, the Go-Go's, Slash, will i. am, Buddy Holly and Louis Prima. Nomination doesn't insure a star will be laid: A fee of $25,000 is required to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance. But that shouldn't get in the way of anyone on this list.

The Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller 'Premium Rush' just got its villain: Michael Shannon has joined the Columbia thriller about a New York bike messenger (Gordon-Levitt) who picks up an envelope at Columbia University, only to be chased throughout the city by a dirty cop (Shannon) desperate to get his hands on it, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jamie Chung is in negotiations to play the female lead, Gordon-Levitt's ex-girlfriend and a fellow daredevil bike messenger who helps him outwit the cop. David Koepp wrote the screenplay and will direct the project.

Write it and they will come: Warner Bros. has bought 'Ready Player One,' the debut sci-fi novel by Ernie Cline, who wrote 'Fanboys,' for high six-figures just a day after the book sold for mid six-figures to Random House, according to Deadline Hollywood. The book centers on a teen protagonist who escapes his bleak life by playing in a virtual world called Oasis; when the game's eccentric founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize in an elaborate treasure hunt, the teen competes against rival game players and corporate foes in the Oasis world and in the real world to reach the treasure first. Warner beat out Paramount for the rights, and has attached Donald De Line to produce it; De Line is currently producing 'Green Lantern,' starring Ryan Reynolds.