Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Famous Person Kim Kardashian Not Qualified For Walk Of Fame

Who needs the Walk of Fame when you have Instagram? (kimkardashian/Instagram)
Support your source for local news!
The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

You would think that Kim Kardashian and the Hollywood Walk of Fame would be a match made in heaven. Both of them are overrated and obsessed with fame, but we're stuck with them for the foreseeable future. The difference is that the Walk of Fame likes to pretend it has some sort of standards.

Last week Kanye West complained to Jimmy Kimmel that his honey deserved a star for her work on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." West told Kimmel, "People are so, so dated and not modern. It’s like, there's no way Kim Kardashian shouldn't have a star on the Walk of Fame. It’s ridiculous, old concepts."

So media outlets started calling up the spokeswoman for the tourist trap to answer questions about whether Kim would be getting her own star any time soon. The answer? Ms. Kardashian doesn't meet their rigorous standards.

"We don't have a category for reality stars on the Walk of Fame," the landmark’s spokeswoman Ana Martinez told the New York Daily News. She added, "They’re not giving a performance, it’s just them going through their daily lives and rituals on TV."

Support for LAist comes from

Never mind that both Judge Judy and Donald Trump have their own stars.

Martinez took a dig at Kardashian's lack of obvious talent: "We honor people who’ve acted in or directed or produced an award-winning show or film. And it’s the same with music, people who maybe have gold records."

This is the same Walk of Fame that has stars for a TV show (Rugrats), a TV station (KTLA), a dog (Lassie), a basketball team (Harlem Globetrotters) and another socialite not especially known for her acting (Zsa Zsa Gabor). Nominees pay $30,000 for their stars, they have to show up to the ceremony and it's usually timed to coincide with the release of something really unmemorable, like Jennifer Aniston in "Wanderlust" or James Franco in "Oz."

Martinez also says that talking about the Walk of Fame on teevee is not the best way to get a star: "I understand that Kanye loves his girlfriend, but that’s not the way to go about getting a star - on national TV without checking into whether or not she qualifies, which she does not."

Most Read