Anne Hathaway gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

US actress Anne Hathaway is honored with the 2,663rd Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in front of the Chinese theater on May 09, 2019 in Hollywood. (AFP)
Updated 10 May 2019

Anne Hathaway gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

  • Hathaway gained fame in 2001 with her motion picture debut in “The Princess Diaries”
  • Since then, she has gone on to star in “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Ocean’s 8”

LOS ANGELES: Actress Anne Hathaway was honored Thursday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, while promoting her new movie “The Hustle.”
“I’m really very moved by every aspect of this,” said Hathaway, 36, who thanked “the fans who showed up and gave me their time, and people who’ve been in my life for decades.”
Hathaway’s star faces the entrance of the TCL Chinese Theatre, an iconic Hollywood tourist destination. It’s also next to that of Hattie McDaniel, the first black actress to win an Oscar for her role as the slave Mammy in “Gone With the Wind” in 1940.
“Oh my god, I’m just very overwhelmed,” said Hathaway.
Hathaway’s metaphorical star started to rise when she gained fame in 2001 with her motion picture debut as shy, bumbling high school student Mia Thermopolis in “The Princess Diaries.”
Since then, she has gone on to star in “Brokeback Mountain,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Ocean’s 8.” She also won an Oscar for best supporting actress in 2013, for her portrayal of Fantine in “Les Miserables.”
She was accompanied at the ceremony by her parents, her husband actor Adam Shulman, and actress Rebel Wilson, who co-stars with Hathaway in “The Hustle.”
The film, which opens Friday in the US, follows Hathaway and Wilson as two scam artists who team up to take down the men who have wronged them.


No-go for Joe Exotic: Donald Trump’s pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’

Updated 20 January 2021

No-go for Joe Exotic: Donald Trump’s pardon list omits ‘Tiger King’

  • Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison
OKLAHOMA CITY: One name missing in President Donald Trump’s flurry of pardons is “Tiger King” Joe Exotic.
His team was so confident in a pardon that they’d readied a celebratory limousine and a hair and wardrobe team to whisk away the zookeeper-turned-reality-TV-star, who is now serving a 22-year federal prison sentence in Texas. But he wasn’t on the list announced Wednesday morning.
Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was sentenced in January 2020 to 22 years in federal prison for violating federal wildlife laws and for his role in a failed murder-for-hire plot targeting his chief rival, Carole Baskin, who runs a rescue sanctuary for big cats in Florida. Baskin was not harmed.
Maldonado-Passage, who has maintained his innocence, was also sentenced for killing five tigers, selling tiger cubs and falsifying wildlife records. A jury convicted him in April 2019.
In his pardon application filed in September, Maldonado-Passage’s attorneys argued that he was “railroaded and betrayed” by others. Maldonado-Passage, 57, is scheduled to be released from custody in 2037, but his attorneys said in the application that “he will likely die in prison” because of health concerns.
Maldonado-Passage’s legal team did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Wednesday.
The blond mullet-wearing zookeeper, known for his expletive-laden rants on YouTube and a failed 2018 Oklahoma gubernatorial campaign, was prominently featured in the popular Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”