Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Aniston were named among the celebrities who will be honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for 2012, the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced on Wednesday.
Stars in the arenas of Motion Pictures, Television, Radio and Recording were selected to receive stars among hundreds of nominations to the committee at a meeting held on June 17 and approved by the Chamber's Board of Directors.
Also selected to receive stars in the Motion Picture category were Vin Diesel, Scarlett Johannson, John Lasseter, Malcolm McDowell, Sumner Redstone, Kate Winslet and Richard Burton (posthumous).
In the Television category, Valerie Bertinelli, Matt Groening, Mariska Hargitay, Patricia Heaton, Marg Helgenberger, Walter Koenig and Adam West were selected.
In the Recording genre, Pepe Aguilar, AMERICA, Boyz II Men, Hal David, David Foster, Vince Gill, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Barry White (posthumous) were chosen for the honor.
"The committee has selected a fabulous slate of stars to add sparkle and luster to the Hollywood Walk of Fame over the next year, as well as to generate a once-in-a-lifetime Hollywood experience for many of the visitors who stop by when their favorite personalities are having their stars placed in the world-famous sidewalk of the stars," said John Pavlik, chair of the Hollywood Walk of Fame Selection Committee.
In order to receive a star on the Walk of Fame, the celebrity must be nominated and sponsored, usually by a publicist or a studio. E! Online reports that Aniston was nominated by Universal studios, Johansson was nominated by Disney and Lopez's publicist submitted the nomination on behalf of manager Benny Medina.
The sponsor is responsible for paying $30,000 for the celebrity's star, which goes towards the installment ceremony and maintenance.
Those selected have not scheduled dates to receive their stars, but have five years to schedule a ceremony from the date of selection.