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Hollywood's Walk of Fame now doing spell-checks

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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the most famous attractions in tinseltown. Fans can walk down the streets to find their favorite directors, movie stars and celebrities displayed as stars on the sidewalk. Now, however, as is being reported by CNN, thanks to modern technology, the Walk of Fame is trying to ensure they don’t make any spelling errors.

The change came about when the Walk of Fame unveiled a star for Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus. That incident happened this past May when the star was unveiled to show a spelling of Julie Luis-Dreyfus. Louis-Dreyfus turned the incident into a joke and the entire incident, including the correction, garnered the star and the Walk of Fame a week’s worth of publicity.

Snapping a photo and getting approval.

Now, however, the people in charge of the Walk of Fame take an extra precaution. Before the star it put into place someone snaps a photo of a worker holding the name with the intended spelling. The digital photo is then sent to the celebrity’s rep for approval. Once the spelling is approved the star is then put into place and the ceremony can move forward.

A recent example would be the movie star Gwyneth Paltrow, who has often had her name misspelled. Her star is set to be unveiled on Monday and a recent photo of a worker holding her name in front of him was revealed when the new system of checking the spellings was revealed.

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