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When Two-Thousand Two Hundred Eighty, Isn't Enough

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With all the death and destruction currently overrunning society and overwhelming those striving for peace and goodwill, it's nice to know that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is doing their part to bring Los Angeles a rainbow on such a rainy day.

That rainbow, just happens to be yet another PR-inspired star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Today (in fact, right around this minute) America's Sweetheart Sandra Bullock (yes, she's the current holder of the title which she usurped from Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon) is receiving the two-thousand two hundreth eighty-first star to be awarded by the city for her groundbreaking work in films such as Speed, While You Were Sleeping, and the internationally successful Love Potion #9.

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It's, of course, no surprise that Bullock is being awarded a star on the walk of fame, mere hours before the release of her new movie Miss Congeniality 2 -- LAist has previously expressed our feelings on stars receiving Walk of Fame "stars" as a device to add to the publicity of upcoming projects. Sure, you may laugh at us for our 1950's style optimism on such a historical landmark -- but secretly, deep down, we wish such awards meant more.

But alas, LAist can't change the world to make itself happy, so must instead turn our grouchy mutterings into positive prose. That's why we're going to try and embrace future Hollywood Walk of Fame awards recipients such as Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow 2: European Gigalo), Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds), Chris Wedge (the voice of the small critter hoarding acorns in Ice Age) and TV's Blossom (whose star must have something to do with her recent appearance on Showtime's Fat Actress.) LAist is very very excited.

Can't you tell?