Date: 28th June 2012

Mirren to receive Hollywood star

Dame Helen Mirren is to be honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year.

The Oscar-winning actress is among 24 new inductees who will receive the pavement plaque.

Other film stars to receive the honour in 2013 include Ron Howard, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Hudson, James Franco and Viola Davis.

From the music world, recipients include Usher, New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys.

There are also posthumous honours for Janis Joplin and Luther Vandross.

While Glee star Jane Lynch, chat show host Ellen DeGeneres and The Mentalist's Simon Baker are among the TV personalities to receive the plaque.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce meets every June to select around 20 new inductees from hundreds of nominations.

Source: Press Release