Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of famed 90s TV show Seinfeld, was on the receiving end of a rather embarrassing boo boo. The actress was all set to receive the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday May 4, 2010. The slab was laid and was being polished ready for the 11:30AM unveiling, when a blogger from CNN noticed the name had been misspelled. The people who produced her star had missed the “O” in “Louis”, they also missed the hypen in “Louis-Dreyfus”.
The blogger, David Daniel, walking by on his way to work for the CNN Los Angeles bureau, noticing the mistake, pointed it out to two (suddenly panicked) workmen. Snapping a photo on his Blackberry he left for work, and made sure to phone Ana Martinez-Holler, the press rep for the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also understandably shaken, with four hours to the ceremony and counting…
“Are you sure?” she gasped, and then, understandably, she hurried off the phone. A couple of hours later, Ana called me back. “Is everything okay?” I asked. “Well, I almost puked in my car, but otherwise, yeah,” she replied. It turns out Louis-Dreyfus thought the mistake was hysterical, and wanted them to leave it, but they’d already chiseled out the “Luis” and put a temporary “Louis-” in its place for the unveiling. It wasn’t shiny and perfect, but at least they got her name right. Ana said they’re going to give the “Luis” to Julia as a memento. I was kind of hoping for that souvenir, but at least I’ve played a small part in Walk of Fame history… and have a reason to smile every time I walk to and from the Metro station each day. [Marquee Blog on CNN thanks to NBC Los Angeles]
Picture one has her name misspelled, two, underneath the name is corrected.
Video of Julia Louis-Dreyfus Hollywood Walk of Fame acceptence speech.
Image and image credit to NBC Los Angeles, Marquee Blog on CNN.