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.