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Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek, had a very specific vision of the future. By the time Star Trek: The Next Generation rolled around, he insisted on a story mandate: the conflict can never be between our main characters, because in Starfleet, petty squabbles are a thing of the past. Which is weird, because on the Original Series, Spock and McCoy were all about petty squabbles, and Scotty would punch you in the face if you trash talked about the Enterprise.

According to Nerdist, Star Trek: Discovery showrunners Aaron Harberts and Gretchen J. Berg are putting the kibosh on that mandate. Says Harberts, “We’re trying to do stories that are complicated, with characters with strong points of view and strong passions… People have to make mistakes — mistakes are still going to be made in the future. We’re still going to argue in the future.”

He continues, “But while we’re human or alien in various ways, none of us are perfect. The thing we’re taking from Roddenberry is how we solve those conflicts, so we do have our characters in conflict, we do have them struggling with each other, but it’s about how they find a solution and work through their problems.” And Berg adds, “The rules of Starfleet remain the same.”

I’ve been watching Star Trek since I was eight years old, and I’ve heard about Roddenberry’s mandate before. It never made any sense to me, because it didn’t seem to jibe with the show I was watching. At least, not the way it was described by people who’ve worked with him.

io9 talks about a William Shatner-produced documentary called Chaos on the Bridge, which focuses on the tumultuous first years of TNG. They say of the documentary:

“The picture that emerges is of a man who was angry and bitter after years in the wilderness following the cancellation of the original Star Trek in 1969. Roddenberry, according to all Shatner’s sources, had also developed a huge ego after years of going to conventions and college campuses and speaking to huge, adoring throngs—and the ‘Great Bird of the Galaxy’ had started to believe his own hype regarding his status as a great visionary who pointed the way toward a utopian future for the human race.”

It’s certainly very possible that, by the time Roddenberry got to TNG, he’d become more set in his ways thanks to decades of fans blowing smoke up his skirt. But as a kid growing up watching the show, particularly the Original Series, and hearing about Roddenberry’s “no conflict” mandate, I didn’t understand it as “no conflict between main characters ever.” I understood it to mean no conflict based on things that humanity had gotten over, like racism, sexism, and differences in class. Roddenberry wanted his starting point to be a human race free of those things. This doesn’t mean that there will never be interpersonal conflicts. It simply means that those conflicts won’t have the added layers of racism or sexism, or won’t have economic underpinnings.

To me, it makes sense for Starfleet personnel to not throw racial slurs at each other, or think less of each other because of gender, race, or physical appearance/ability. But yeah, the entire point of having a Spock and a McCoy tempering Kirk is that there is a conflict there. Spock and McCoy were like the Logical Devil and Emotional Angel on his shoulders, fighting with each other as they each tugged Kirk in their direction, with Kirk left to decide how to balance the two. The entire series was based in conflict like that.

And clearly, no one told Scotty about these higher ideals. Sure, the person he wants to punch for talking trash about the Enterprise in the Original Series episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” is a Klingon, but if Starfleet officers were really as “over it” as all that, surely that wouldn’t have been Scotty’s go-to impulse. Especially with someone of a different culture.

To me, that’s the spirit of the mandate: that conflict between humans only be based in universal concerns, not stemming from any sort of inequality. So long as Discovery does that, that’s totally in the spirit of Roddenberry’s mandate and his original creation, even if it’s not following the letter of the law written by a man whose sense of self had gotten inflated.

Tl;drwrite what you want, Star Trek: Discovery. You’re correct in that you don’t need any kind of mandate to “get it right.” Roddenberry’s original vision is like pornography. Hard to define, but you’ll know it when you see it.

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Posted by Rex Crum

Top of the Order:  

Tesla Tunes?: Should anything be put past Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk?

Electric cars. Solar power. Space exploration. Digging holes under the Greater Los Angeles area to alleviate traffic. With all that going on, why not add one more thing to the mix that, on the surface, would seem to be unconnected to anything else?

According to Recode, Tesla has had talks with the major music labels about creating a streaming service specifically for Tesla’s automobiles. That’s right. Tesla could conceivably be looking at competing against Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music and others for the monthly fees paid by millions of music-streaming customers.

Of course, Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music and others already have years-long head starts on anything Tesla might have in mind. Many cars rolling off assembly lines today have Pandora and Apple’s Car Play technology built in. And for those that don’t, there’s likely to be a USB or auxiliary cord outlet available so someone can just plug in their smartphone, bring up a streaming app, and start rocking out, much to the delight of their kids in the backseat and the other drivers lucky enough to hear them belt out The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”

So, why would Tesla build a new streaming service just for its own cars? Call it a case of “Because it can.” Tesla cars are already some of the most iconic on the road today. That “T” on the front hood of every Tesla and the door handles that remain flush with the car’s body until a driver unlocks the vehicle make sure that a Tesla can’t be mistaken for any other car — so, why not go create your own thing for your own drivers who paid a premium for their rides?

With 400,000 pre-orders for its upcoming Model 3 sedan, Tesla may already have its own streaming-music audience built in.

Middle Innings:

No Mayo, Please: Going to Target to do some shopping this weekend? Well, if you are, you should cross off any products from San Francisco’s Hampton Creek from your list. Target has pulled the food startup’s stuff off of its shelves over food-safety concerns. Hampton Creek is best-known for its mayonnaise substitute that is made of pea proteins, oil and vinegar.

Fighting Back: In a move meant to show it is doing more to fight against violence and terrorism online, Facebook has launched a new program in the United Kingdom to help non-governmental organizations and anti-terrorism groups rally against extremist groups. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg detailed the measures in a blog post on Friday.

Bottom of the Lineup:

Maintaining Neutrality: Twitter is throwing its weight behind efforts to keep net neutrality policies that the Federal Communications Commission is threatening to throw out. The social-media site has signed on to join in the national Day of Action, a campaign that will take place on July 12. On that day, Twitter, Netflix, Amazon and other internet industry leaders will put messages on their home pages asking their users to contact the FCC about the need to keep net neutrality in place before the Commission’s first deadline on the matter on July 17.

Quote of the Day: “It’s the last major chronic disease which is essentially untreated in the United States.” — said David Deacon, co-founder of DxRx, an app designed to help people cut back on, or possibly stop drinking.

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Posted by Rex Crum

Pandora, whose stock price has taken a beating through most of 2017, ended up being a winner on Friday, as its shares climbed more than 6 percent to close at $8.28. The impetus for Pandora’s gains appeared to be more enthusiasm for the company after it recently sold a 19-percent share of itself to Sirius XM.

Some analysts pointed out that Liberty Media, which owns a controlling position in Sirius, bought a smaller stake in the satellite-radio company prior to eventually increasing its share in Sirius, and there remains a possibility that Sirius could make a similar move with Oakland-based Pandora.

Among other big-name area companies, Netflix shares rose 2 percent, to close at $158.02, and Twitter tacked on almost 2 percent, to end the day at $18.50.

Apple, Cisco Systems, Tesla and Facebook also finished the week with gains.

Gains from such tech bellwethers helped lift the Nasdaq Composite Index by 0.5 percent, to end Friday at 6,265.25. The blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up just 2.5 points, to finish at 21,394.76, while the broad-based Standard and Poor’s 500 Index rose just 0.2 percent, to 2,438.30.

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Posted by Paul Rogers

Warning of the lessons learned from the Coyote Creek flood that caused $100 million damage in San Jose four months ago, the Santa Clara Valley Water District has filed a lawsuit against state officials, claiming they are threatening the completion of a flood control project nearby with too much bureaucracy.

The $35 million project is designed to provide 100-year flood protection to 2.2 miles of Upper Berryessa Creek between North San Jose and Milpitas, reducing flood risk to 624 properties and Santa Clara County’s first BART station: the new Milpitas station, scheduled to open in December.

The creek, in a heavily urbanized area, didn’t overflow its banks during this winter’s heavy rains, but every 10 to 20 years it does. The last big floods were in 1998, 1983 and 1982.

In October, contractors working for the Army Corps of Engineers began construction on a project approved in 2014 by Congress to widen its channel and install other flood protections.

But in April, state water regulators rescinded an earlier approval they gave in March 2016. The regulators, working for the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board in Oakland, said the two agencies overseeing the project, the Army Corps and the Santa Clara Valley Water District, had to restore 15 acres of wetlands or 15,000 feet of creek — nearly three miles — somewhere else in the South Bay to offset the harm to the environment from the project.

Calling that decision unfair, illegal, likely to cost millions of dollars — and risking a shut-down of construction before the work is finished in December — the water district sued the regional water board June 15 in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

“It’s irresponsible and beyond the water board’s authority to change the rules midstream,” said John Varela, chairman of the Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Upper Berryessa Creek Flood Control Project
Upper Berryessa Creek Flood Control Project 

The lawsuit claims that the regional water board violated the California Environmental Quality Act, a law signed by former Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1970 that requires environmental impact reports for major projects to allow public input and review of noise, air pollution, traffic, impacts on wildlife and other effects.

Because the regional water board already had signed off on the water district’s environmental impact report, it can’t come back later, the water district said, and make changes and new demands. Also, because the requirement to restore 15 acres or 15,000 feet of wetlands and creeks somewhere else will have environmental impacts, the regional board needs to conduct an environmental review for that work, the water district’s lawsuit argued.

Although work is continuing on the project, Army Corps officials in the Bay Area have said in writing that the added cost could cause Army Corps officials in Washington D.C. to halt work.

Representatives of the regional water board did not return requests for comment on the lawsuit Friday. But they said last month that they always told the Army Corps and the water district that restoration work was likely to be required, and that that they believe construction will be completed in time for the Milpitas BART station opening in December.

Environmental groups say the regional water board indicated last year that it was likely to require restoration work. They also say the flood control project is too traditional a design — a concrete channel — without enough features to help restore natural processes and bring back fish and wildlife.

“We absolutely support flood control,” said Carin High, co-chair of the Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, an environmental group based in Palo Alto. “But look around the edges of the bay. We have very little habitat left. It provides community benefits, like water quality and fisheries. A creek is not just flood control.There are all these other functions of creeks that contribute to the health of the bay and support wildlife.”

Maybe I drink too much coffee

Jun. 23rd, 2017 11:08 pm
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It was a hayfevery sort of morning but I didn't realise quite how badly I was suffering until I got to the end of my walk and tried to order coffee. There was a new girl on the till and she was suffering from hayfever too. So there was a comedy conversation in which I managed to successfully convey that I'd like a tall latte to take away and then she took two tries to ask what my name was so that she could write it on the cup and I... couldn't actually say my own name properly.

J, the regular barista, finished making the drink for the customer ahead of me, grinned at his new colleague, took the pen and takeaway cup off her and drew something on it. "Ohhh," she said and sneezed and wrote on the cup.

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It's possible that I spend slightly too much of my life at that place but the staff are lovely :)
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A paddleboarder had a run-in with an injured giant squid. Video. Here's the real story.

As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered.

Read my blog posting guidelines here.

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Root and the Machine try something new together.

Words: 1406, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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All the Way Back Where I Come From
Leverage
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Soul bonds happen. Most of the time, in the vastness of the world, it doesn't amount to anything. Sometimes it does. Sometimes you meet your soul mate.

Sometimes you meet both of them.

At the same time.

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Posted by Kaila Hale-Stern

Everyone who’s anyone seems to get remade in the Clue image these days, and now it’s Rick and Morty’s turn.

Nerd Approved has the first look at the game, subtitled Back in Blackout, which will be out in August for your end-of-summer parties. You can pre-order it here. The board itself looks pretty rad:

And here’s a summary of the “plot”:

The plans to Rick’s portal gun have been stolen! It’s up to Rick, Morty, Summer, Jerry, Beth and Mr. Poopybutthole to get them back. They must find out WHO stole the plans, WHERE they are hiding, and WHAT item they used to succeed in the heist. It’s an inter-dimensional mystery!

Bonus points if you play with a flask perpetually in hand. (via Nerd Approved)

  • Stephen Colbert is in Russia on a “secret assignment” and I cannot WAIT to see what kind of comedic gold emerges as a result. (via L.A. Times)
  • Bill Cosby, who has been accused by more than 60 women of sexual assault, is now planning to hold town hall meetings on how “young athletes” and “married men” can avoid being accused of sexual assault. This is kind of like Lex Luthor holding town halls on how to be a superhero, except nevermind because I like Lex Luthor and Bill Cosby is a monster. (via Twitter)
  • Cult cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life is getting a TV movie revival, because it was awesome, and also because no media property that dies is truly dead anymore. (via Syfy)
  • This summer’s new crop of TV passes the Bechdel test with flying colors. (via The Guardian)
  • Preacher season 2 will hew even more closely to the comics’ storylines. BRING ON THE SAINT OF KILLERS. (via IGN)

So what did you see today, my besties?


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Civic Responsibility 101

Jun. 23rd, 2017 04:43 pm
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Otherwise known as jury duty, which I was summoned to this week.

Cut for a lot of blather about what it was like ...  )

OTHERWISE. It is hot and humid. In recent weeks, I have read:

The Sunlight Pilgrims, by Jenni Fagan. Apocafic, ahoy! Really liked it, two thumbs up.
Oleander, Jacaranda: A Childhood Perceived, by Penelope Lively. Memoir of the English novelist's Egyptian childhood. Very interesting, would recommend.
The Astaires: Fred & Adele, by Kathleen Riley. Short dual biography of Fred Astaire and his sister, Adele. Maybe a bit too heavy on the details of the behind-the-scenes construction of a Broadway musical, but still good.

Not sure what is up next -- maybe Min Jin Lee's Pachinko, maybe Paul La Farge's The Night Ocean, maybe something else. :-)
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Posted by Joel Mathis

Roman Holiday the Musical

Jun. 23rd, 2017 02:23 pm
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Sunday we saw Roman Holiday.  The voices were very good, acting very good but, oh my, the story line; wait -- was there a story line?  There is a reason this show hasn't joined the great, and often repeated shows of history.  Which is a shame, since the production we saw was tantalizingly close to a really wonderful show.  Good tunes, good voices, good acting but something missing to make it great.

I wasn't sure I would make it to the theatre on Sunday, even just to sit and watch the show. Friday afternoon for perhaps the second time in 20+ years, I went home sick from work.  It might have been food poisoning, or some similar bug as I also missed the load out of Roman Holiday on Sunday evening. 
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"I'd read the two BROTHER POWER THE GEEK comics as a small boy, and thought they were seriously weird. Rereading them as an adult they were still seriously weird, and funny, and touched with a sad, strange nostalgia. I'd been reading some Ken Kesey, and somehow the idea of Brother Power as a final remnant of flower power began to possess me. 'At least you didn't bring back Prez,' said my friends, relieved. Little did they know."
--Neil Gaiman, Midnight Days

Mild gore on one page.

'Like where did the beeeautiful people go?' )
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Posted by Dan Van Winkle

Yesterday, some people at NASA got wind of a company selling magical healing stickers—sorry, “smart stickers” that are “programmed” to promote healing but are actually just stickers and not magic or programmed at all—and they were less than impressed. NASA officials took particular issue with claims that the stickers made use of a “conductive carbon material” used in spacesuits that isn’t actually used in spacesuits, and now Body Vibes, the company behind the stickers, is sorry—for lying about spacesuits, but probably not about whether stickers can heal you.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, which promoted the stickers along with other ridiculous items, is also sorry, but the apologies seem a little insincere underneath the pile of other ridiculous, unscientific crap promoted by both Goop and Body Vibes. Gizmodo reports that Body Vibes’ apology read, “We apologize to NASA, Goop, our customers and our fans for this communication error. We never intended to mislead anyone. We have learned that our engineer was misinformed by a distributor about the material in question, which was purchased for its unique specifications. We regret not doing our due diligence before including the distributor’s information in the story of our product. However, the origins of the material do not anyway impact the efficacy of our product. Body Vibes remains committed to offering a holistic lifestyle tool and we stand by the quality and effectiveness of our product.”

There are … several strange things about that apology. First, if it’s not clear enough already, it’s kind of silly to apologize to Goop for this misleading information. In their own blog post about the stickers, Goop was more than happy to claim to be “geeking out about the healing power of energy recently,” which, no, that is not a thing. The “healing power of energy” is not a thing, and the idea of “geeking out” about unscientific things is inherently insulting to geeks everywhere—how do you even “geek out” over something with no substance? The fun of geeking out is all in the details! Although, I guess the placebo effect is technically scientific …

Then, there’s “we never intended to mislead anyone,” and, yeah, you did. You maybe did not intend to mislead them about whether or not the “conductive carbon material” was part of NASA spacesuits—it seems the fake product salespeople were beaten at their own game there—but you absolutely did intend to mislead people into buying stickers that would do nothing for them other than stick to their bodies. The one true part of their apology seems to be that “the origins of the material do not anyway impact the efficacy of our product.” That’s accurate, since they would’ve been junk-science nothing-stickers whether the material came from spacesuits or not. The efficacy is in no way affected.

Bonus points for that bit of honesty, I guess.

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Posted by Marykate Jasper

Jimmy Kimmel, who’s previously done his fair share of normalizing Trump, has recently come out very strongly against the Republicans’ vicious plans for the American health care system. After his newborn child needed emergency heart surgery, he aired a heartfelt appeal to create a health care system where no one has to go without the life-saving care they need. “We need to take care of each other,” he emphasized.

As part of that ongoing appeal, Kimmel opened his show by ripping into the Senate healthcare bill. “They’re calling the plan ‘Bettercare’,” he said, “as in: ‘Just imagine how much better this plan would be if the people who wrote it cared.’ It slashes Medicaid; it could negatively affect millions of poor and elderly people. But, here’s the thing: it won’t happen until 2024. It’s gradual. It makes you wonder, why 2024? What is the significance of that? Will we all be in those pods from The Matrix by then? We won’t need healthcare?”

“The reason it’s 2024 is because that will be after most of the current senators have run for re-election. And then these guys wonder why we hate them.”

After that speech, Kimmel also shared the above interviews with some children. A lot of this video is “cute kid” jokes, in line with Kimmel’s usual all-audiences shtick, but it’s telling how easily the children can answer these basic questions about compassionate, appropriate behavior.

“What if somebody who is poor is sick?” asks Kimmel. “Should people who have money help them to get better?”

“Yeah!”

“Of course!”

“Should all kids be able to go to the doctor when they get sick?” he asks later.

“Yeeesss.”

“Yes, they should!”

Watching this video, it’s almost as if the only requirement for understanding the right to health care is … the basic human decency we’re all born with! And yet more than half our Congress lacks that crucial quality.

While this video is most worthwhile for pointing out how absurdly cruel it is to punish anyone for being in poor health, there’s also humor to be had. I especially recommend that you watch in order to catch the reactions of these two girls when this boy says he wants to be “a Trump guy.”

Now, this poor kid is probably just miming his parents’ talking points, so I mostly feel sorry for all the toxicity he must be exposed to. But the girls’ reaction faces…they’re still my everything.

The children, on the whole, know what’s up.

(Via Deadline; featured image via screengrab)

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Posted by Teresa Jusino

Vogue, as an art form, didn’t start with the hit Madonna song. It started decades earlier in the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s, which sprung up in response to decades of racism in the ballroom scene going back as early as the 1930s, where white gay men wouldn’t let gay men of color participate, and if they did, they never won prizes. Right now, there is a reigning queen of vogue. She’s known as Mother Leiomy, and Nike has recognized her greatness during Pride Month.

In the ad above, which is part of Nike’s #BeTrue #Equality campaign, we see 30-year-old Leiomy Maldonado, A.K.A. Mother Leiomy (ballroom competitions are divided up into “houses” and each house has a “mother” or a “father” who guides newer members) head of The House of Amazon (perfect for the ‘Wonder Woman of Vogue’) being athletic as hell.

Marvel as you see her move, push, and contort her body in ways most people can’t. But more importantly, listen to the words of the poem being spoken in the spot by Precious Ebony. where she talks about how inspiring Leiomy is to an entire generation of “fallen angels” who never felt like they fit before coming to know of and be taught by Leiomy. Precious Ebony writes:

“Which angels gave you their wings?
Which skies have you flown?
When you reached the heavens, who was there to catch when you fell?
And did they tell you that you saved them too, like you saved me?
That they are mending their wings and holding them up to the sun, just to step back and watch you fly
So go ‘head Lei — fly.”

There are so many reasons why vogue exists primarily in the underground, not the least of which is that it remains a safe space for black and brown LGBTQIA youth, but that doesn’t mean it’s small. There are global competitions, and countries all over the world have their own houses and ballroom scenes. Voguing has also popped up in pop culture everywhere from the Madonna song and the award-winning documentary Paris is Burning, to Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” video (in which Leiomy was featured), to The Get Down in which Dizzee is introduced to the ballroom scene in 1970s New York.

Knowing that, it makes sense that a mainstream brand like Nike acknowledge the athleticism and inspiration brought about by this art form that has its roots entirely in the LGBTQIA community (as do many other cool things).

And now I’ll leave you with one of my favorite instances of Leiomy doing her thing at a vogue competition in Stockholm a few years ago when she was a judge. SHE DOES ALL THIS SHIZZ IN HEELS, THO! (Sorry, Nike!) Much respect, Mother Leiomy.

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Posted by Charline Jao

The Hollywood Walk of Fame announced their additions for 2018 yesterday, and it includes many of our favorite actors and performers for whom acknowledgement is long overdue.

This includes beloved Wonder Woman actress Lynda Carter, Gillian Anderson whom we love in everything but most recently American Gods, Taraji P. Henson who’s in the television category for Empire, Niecy Nash who’s killing it right now on ClawsTV hero Shonda Rhimes, and Drag Race‘s Rupaul. And of course, is it a surprise to anyone that Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda received one for theater, and Star Wars hero Mark Hamill for film?

Here’s the full list.

From the television industry: Steve “The Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin, Shonda Rhimes and RuPaul.

From the film industry: Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Goldblum, F. Gary Gray, Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Gina Lollobrigida, Minnie Mouse, Nick Nolte and Zoë Saldana.

In Recording: Mary J. Blige, Sir Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Carrie Underwood and “Weird Al” Yankovic

In Live Theater and performance: Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and posthumous Bernie Mac.

In Radio: Steve Jones.

The two posthumous stars in the awardees are Steven Irwin and the late comedian Bernie Mac. Irwin’s daughter Bindi Irwin shared a heartwarming message on Instagram, writing “I am beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received the news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime. To have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on his important work.”

Do you see any of your faves up there?

(via CNN, image: Warner Bros. Television Distribution)

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