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Hooper gets star...

Dennis Hopper is a permanent part of Hollywood.

Bandaged and looking frail, the 73-year-old actor and filmmaker was honored Friday with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Hopper, who is suffering from prostate cancer, appeared gaunt and was helped to the stage by a friend. The actor explained that his bandages were the result of a fall Thursday outside his home.

Surrounded by his family, Hopper thanked Hollywood for being "my home and my schooling."

Hopper's star is in front of the Egyptian Theatre.


Award for Cowell...

Simon Cowell will receive the 2010 International Emmy Founders Award for his work in television.

The 50-year-old recording executive and TV personality is a judge on Fox network's "American Idol." He's also known for the "Got Talent" and "X Factor" franchises.

International Academy President Bruce Paisner says Cowell "has built an international empire and in so doing has changed the face of television around the world."

Cowell will receive the award at a New York gala Nov. 22.


The Huston legacy...

Anjelica Huston and her brother Danny Huston will celebrate their family's film legacy at the TCM Classic Film Festival next month.

The two actors will present "Hollywood Dynasty: The Hustons" on April 24. The tribute will include screenings of three films and question-and-answer sessions. The festival, which is open to the public, will be held April 22-25 in Los Angeles.

Among the featured films is a recently restored version of 1948's "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," which John Huston wrote and directed.

"So many films get forgotten about and deteriorate, so it makes my family and myself very happy to see the kind of restoration Turner [Classic Movies] puts into these movies," Anjelica Huston, 58, said Wednesday in an interview. "It's very exciting, like a renaissance."


Celebrity birthdays:

Sunday: Country singer Reba McEntire is 55. Rapper Salt of Salt-N-Pepa is 44. Singer Lady Gaga is 24.

Monday: Comedian Eric Idle is 67. Model Elle Macpherson is 47. Actress Lucy Lawless is 42.

Tuesday: Actor John Astin is 80. Actor Warren Beatty is 73. Musician Eric Clapton is 65. Rapper MC Hammer is 47. Singer Celine Dion is 42.

Wednesday: Actress Shirley Jones is 76. Musician Herb Alpert is 75. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 65.

Thursday: Actress Debbie Reynolds is 78. Actress Ali MacGraw is 72. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is 37.

Friday: Singer Leon Russell is 68. Singer Emmylou Harris is 63.

Next Saturday: Actress-singer Doris Day is 87. Singer Tony Orlando is 66. Actor Alec Baldwin is 52. Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 49.

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