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Celebrity News 08-18-11

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By Associated Press

Ed O’Neill to get Hollywood star Aug. 30

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “Modern Family” star Ed O’Neill tells his hometown newspaper that he’ll get his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at the end of the month.
O’Neill tells the Youngstown, Ohio, newspaper The Vindicator that he’ll be honored Aug. 30. Induction speeches will be given by Sofia Vergara, who plays his wife on the ABC hit, and Katey Sagal, who played his wife on Fox’s “Married With Children” in the 1980s and ‘90s.
A Walk of Fame spokeswoman could not confirm the date.
The 65-year-old O’Neill says he almost turned down the star. He says, “It’s bizarre — names on a sidewalk. People can spit on it,” but his 11-year-old daughter persuaded him to accept.

Katy Perry ties Jackson record on Billboard

NEW YORK — When Katy Perry first came on the scene, some dismissed her as a one-hit wonder. Three years later, she’s proven she’s a multi-hit wonder, becoming the first woman to score five No. 1 songs from one album on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Her “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” set the precedent: It’s the latest No. 1 from her platinum album “Teenage Dream.” Only Michael Jackson had five No. 1s from one album before Perry, from “Bad.”
But Jackson spent a total of seven weeks at the top with his “Bad” songs; Perry has been at the top perch now for a cumulative 18 weeks.

The Associated Press