A series of artists who will receive Hollywood Walk of Fame honor next year have been revealed. Jennifer Hudson and Ellen DeGeneres were among the recipients along with the likes of Usher, James Franco, Jane Lynch, Helen Mirren and Javier Bardem.
Aside from J-Hud and Usher, the other honorees from recording category include boybands Backstreet Boys & New Kids On The Block, rock band Jane's Addiction and Latin star Thalia. The posthumous inductees are Janice Joplin and Luther Vandross.
In the small-screen category, DeGeneres and Lynch are joined by Bryan Cranston, Katey Sagal, Simon Baker and Matthew Perry. The big-screen category recognizes "The Help" star Viola Davis, director/producer Ron Howard and makeup artist Rick Baker, in addition to Franco, Mirren and Bardem.