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What happens if you are selected for the Hollywood Walk of Fame? You need to pay $30,000.
A fee ($30,000 in 2012) is collected to pay for the creation and installation of the star, as well as general maintenance of the Walk of Fame. The fee is usually paid by the nominating organization (fan club, film studio, etc.).
Which award did Will Smith win? Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
Will Smith is an American actor, producer, rapper, comedian, and songwriter. He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, but never won one. In 1989 Smith, as a part of the hip-hop duo DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, received the first Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance.
On March 30, 1981, US president Ronald Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr. What was his motive? He wanted to impress Jodie Foster.
Hinckley became obsessed with the 1976 film Taxi Driver, in which a disturbed protagonist plots to assassinate a presidential candidate. Failing to develop any meaningful contact with Jodie Foster, who played a child prostitute in the film, Hinckley developed a plot to assassinate the president to get her attention.
Who was the centerfold of the first issue of Playboy magazine in 1953? Marylin Monroe.
Marylin Monroe was both on the cover and as the centerfold, although the pictures used originally was taken for a calendar rather than for Playboy. Copies of the first issue in mint to near mint condition sold for over $5,000 in 2002.
A man who created and voiced Yoda, created also another famous character. Which one? Miss Piggy.
Frank Oz created and performed the Muppet characters Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, and Sam Eagle along with Jim Henson in The Muppet Show. He also performed the voice and puppet for Yoda in Star Wars. Oz had a great deal of creative input on the character and was himself responsible for creating the character's trademark syntax.
Why Marlon Brando refused to accept an Oscar in 1973? As a protest against discrimination of Native Americans.
Instead of Brando, a young Native American girl went out on the stage and explained that he won't accept the reward as a protest against wrongful picturing of Native Americans in Western movies.
Which actor is banned from entering China? Brad Pitt.
As the 'Seven years in Tibet' film was being released, it was condemned by the government of the People's Republic of China, stating that Communist Chinese military officers were intentionally shown as impolite, brutal and arrogant. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud and stars Brad Pitt and David Thewlis were banned from ever entering China. However, in 2012 Annaud has chaired the jury of the Shanghai Film Festival, so it is not clear how serious this ban is.