Meghan Markle Causes Uproar at WME Office as CEO Refuses $75K Fee for Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Meghan Markle is disappointed when the CEO of WME agency refuses to pay the $75,000 required for her to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This rejection put Meghan and the WME agency in a difficult situation. The Hollywood Walk of Fame selection committee, made up of past honorees, carefully selects new honorees from a pool of hundreds of nominations. Established in 1960, the Walk of Fame spans 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and three blocks of Vine Street in Los Angeles, attracting tourists from around the world.

It enjoys considerable prestige and is unique in the sense that it can be shared with fans. Anna Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, described it as an interactive award that allows fans to sit alongside and pose with the stars. Honorees are recognized in six categories: motion pictures, television, live theater, live performance, radio, recording and sports entertainment. At a recent ceremony, actor Macaulay Culkin, known for his roles in “Home Alone,” “Richie Rich,” “My Girl” and many others, received a star on the Walk of Fame. He expressed his gratitude to the Walk of Fame committee, emphasizing the love and esteem he felt following this recognition.

However, Meghan Markle’s nomination was rejected, with insiders citing two main reasons. First, applicants from the entertainment industry must have at least five years of experience in their respective categories and a history of charitable contributions. Meghan did not meet the experience criteria and questions were raised about the authenticity of her charitable work. Second, Meghan allegedly refused to pay the requested fee for her star, even though it is customary for the nominating organization, whether a fan club, a movie studio, a record company or broadcaster, covers this cost. The fee, amounting to $75,000 starting in 2023, covers the creation, installation and maintenance of the star.

Hollywood’s interest in Meghan Markle has waned over time, and few stars are willing to partner with her. Notable figures like the Obamas, George Clooney, close friend Prince Harry and Kevin Costner have distanced themselves. Meghan has struggled to find work in the industry and it seems Hollywood has abandoned her. Many celebrities enjoy meeting the royal family and don’t want to jeopardize their future invitations to events involving the royal family.

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