Get out! Julia Louis-Dreyfus' name misspelled on Walk of Fame star

Julia-Louis-DreyfusImage Credit: Valerie Macon/Getty ImagesHollywood FAIL of the week: Yesterday, a staffer at CNN discovered four hours before Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony that the actress’ name had been misspelled on her star. The engraver must have been one of those rare fans of Luis, because the name on the New Adventures of Old Christine actress’ star read “Julia Luis Dreyfus.” A misspelling and no hyphen?! Grammar Nazis — we know you’re out there! Attack!

Apparently, thanks to some quick work, a temporary “Louis-” was engraved on the star while the folks behind the Walk of Fame — the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce — work on a new one. (Good sport Louis-Dreyfus wanted the star to remain as is; instead she’ll get the flawed version as a souvenir.) But how will they avoid the same mistake if Shia LaBeouf ever gets a star of fame? Or EW’s own Keith Staskiewicz? (I’m still not entirely convinced there isn’t a silent “f” or “5” hidden in that last name somewhere.)

Who else wishes the Chamber of Commerce would’ve left the star as is, misspelling and all?

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  • Ceballos

    Julia LUIS Dreyfus? Somebody was celebrating Cinco de Mayo a bit early.

    First, it takes a ridiculously long time for her to get a star on the walk of fame, and then they mispell her name…fortunately, she’s a terrific sport about it.

    • Janitor

      And you just misspelled ‘misspell’

      • Ceballos

        Doh! At least my mistake wasn’t engraved anywhere for all to see.

    • Lori R

      I think I read somewhere that the stars actually pay to have their stars on the walk of fame. I think they more or less apply for them.

  • katy

    Sounds like a happy accident for her, though!

  • RK

    Bobby Cox, retiring manager for the Braves, just had his name misspelled on a cake…but I can’t type it here.

    • Vince from NYC

      Sure you can Bobby Cocks fighting..

  • m

    They also misspelled the honorary star given to the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

  • violet

    Looks like somebody did it on purpose.
    Isn’t she known as a snobby mcsnobster?

  • Matty

    Yay for Julie. I love her. Great sport :)

    And Shia LaBeouf will hopefully never get his star :X

  • Jasonister

    I LOVE sienfeld, so I am not hating, but-
    Should they change the name to “Walk of people that have had jobs in Hollywood”?

    • Kat

      Seriously! I think she seems like a sweet woman and she’s a funny actress, but I don’t know that I think she deserves a star yet. I wish they would be a little pickier in who they allow to have a star. It doesn’t hardly mean anything any more. I wish just the real LEGENDS would get stars.

  • caryn

    Hahaha! Good one though I do think Julia probably deserves it more than some others.

  • that guy

    It amazes me that Ryan Seacrest already has a star while someone like Julia is just getting hers. Meanwhile Adam West still doesn’t have one.

  • ST

    Sad considering the stars have to pay for those themselves too. Hopefully she got a discount. :-)

  • charles

    How someone gets a star is actually quit a big deal. Each year NUMEROUS people are nominated to get a star, out of which 25 or so are granted the honor. The recipient has to agree to attend the ceremony as well as other conditions and the cost of the star ($25,000) is recieved through sponsership. It is a great honor to have a star placed.

  • orville

    This is an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm just waiting to happen.

  • Gbee219

    What is with all these celebs getting breast implants all the sudden? Heidi Montag, Kate Hudson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It never ends!!

  • Gqnyc

    I think it shows not only a magnanimous nature, but the class she possesses, inherently, from her background and rearing!

  • bobo

    Ceballos:
    Your spelling mistake is “not for anyone to see”? Don’t you know that hundreds of thousands of viewers read these remarks???????

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