[Dec 25] Gymnastics Stars will now have "their own" Stars
New York & Bucharest. Romanian Gymnastics Gold Team members will have a nice surprise coming from Santa Claus, early morning: each member of Athens Gold Team was assigned a Star, which will carry on the name of "her" Champion.
In behalf of their fans, of all those who were both impressed and happy of their Olympics success, www.romanian-gymnastics.com have "advised" Santa Claus to provide this unique, lifetime gift, to the girls. We all know and said before they are the Stars, but now...it's official! Merry Christmas!
More about Naming a Star...
Celebrities like Martin Short, Stephanie Powers and Brooke Shields have Stars named after them.. Actress, Nicole Kidman named a star "Forever Tom" as a Christmas gift for husband, Tom Cruise. Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, Whitney Houston and Oprah Winfrey all have stars named after them. The Tonight Show staff named a star for Johnny Carson to celebrate his retirement.
People recognized a star certificate prominently displayed on the "bar" wall during the farewell episode of Cheers.
``It's the supreme form of ego,'' said Joe Boskin, professor of social history at Boston University.
``And in America, it's crucial. Immigrants came here and reinvented themselves. Their names conveyed power and identity in a new place. We are a wealthy nation, and in the history of mankind the wealthy people want to leave a legacy. That means their name. Anywhere they can.
It's so nice to have a Star named after you and that is virtually guaranteed to last a good 5 billion years more than its namesake!
The Elvis star shines down from the Cepheus constellation and more than 10 Princess Dianas now dot the sky from Orion to Andromeda. Stars named for Billy Ray Cyrus, Dolly Parton, Sammy Davis Jr., members of the Space Shuttle Challenger crew, and the ``Star Trek'' crew twinkle in the night sky. Actor Billy Baldwin even named a star after John F. Kennedy Jr. when he died, according to a Star Registry.
[Nov 12, 2006]
Nadia Comaneci receive Birthday Star Present on 45 Anniversary
Just some of the loved ones worldwide who've had a star named for them:
A Andre Agassi, Alan Alda, Alex from Blur, Frank Allen, Gillian Anderson, Rex Allen, Mario Andretti, Paul Anka, Natalie Jane Appleton, Jeffrey Archer, Rod Argent, Tom Arnold, Arsenal F.C., Fred Astaire, Atomic Kitten
B Kevin Bacon, James Baker, Michael Ball, Spandau Ballet, Gary Barlow, Blaze Bayley, Brooklyn Beckham, Chuck Berry, George Best, Leo Blair, Lionel Blair, Michael Bolton, David Bowie, Richard Branson, Toni Braxton, Garth Brooks, Faith Brown, Yul Brynner, Sandra Bullock, Robert Burns, Richard Burton, Barbara & George Bush, Amanda Burton
C Nadia COMANECI, Sid Caesar, Glenn Campbell, Dyan Cannon, Mariah Carey, Jose Carreras, Johnny Carson, Lynda Carter, Johnny Cash, Jackie Chan, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, David Carradine, Eric Clapton, Montgomery Clift, Bill Clinton, Hillary Roadham Clinton, George Clooney, James Coburn, Mimi Coertse, Tom Conti, Kara Wilson Conti, Kevin Costner, Robin Cousins, Tom Cruise, Macaulay Culkin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Curtis
D William Dafoe, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jnr., Warwick Davis, James Dean, Charles Dance, Def Leppard, Robert DeNiro, John Denver, Johnny Depp, Neil Diamond, Diana Princess of Wales, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mickey Dolenz, Placido Domingo, Michale "Worf" Dorn, Dylan Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Olympia Dukakis, Judith Durham, Bob Dylan
E Sheena Easton, Clint Eastwood, Nelson Eddy
F William Faulkner, Vanessa Feltz, Michael Flatley, Dan Fogelberg, Harrison Ford, The Fonz, James Fox
G Mahatma Gandhi, James Gandolfini, Jerry Garcia, Judy Garland, Gareth Gates, Liam and Patsy Gallagher, Crystal Gayle, Uri Geller, Sir Paul Getty, Barry Gibb, Mel Gibson, John & Annie Glenn, Sharon Gless, Jade Goody, Stewart Granger, Cary Grant
H Arsenio Hall, Daryl Hall, Geri Halliwell, Marvin Hamlisch, Tom Hanks, Jet Harris, Ethan Hawke, Justin Hayward, Hugh Hefner, Sir Wally Herbert, Herman’s Hermits, Charlton & Lydia Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Bob Hope, Whitney Houston, Mick Hucknall, Kate Hudson, Engelbert Humperdinck, Helen Hunt
I Billy Idol, Michael Iglesias, Natalie Imbruglia
J LaToya Jackson, Michael Jackson, David Jason OBE, Mick Jagger, Norman Jewison, Billy Joel, Elton John, Don Johnson, David Jones, Jon Bon Jovi
K Andy Kaufman, Ross Kemp, Edward Kennedy, Patsy Kensit, Nicole Kidman, Lord King, Martin Luther King, Atomic Kitten, Calvin Klein, Kool & the Gang
L Laetitia from Stereolab, Michael Landon, Danny La Rue, Jude Law, Bruce Lee, John Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, David Letterman, Jerry Lewis, Liberace, Heather Locklear, Shelly Long, Sophia Loren, George Lucas
M Madonna, Barry Manilow, James Marsters, Johnny Mathis, Paul McCartney, Martine McCutcheon, Roddy McDowell, Reba McEntire, Shirley MacLaine, David McCallum, Walter Matthau, Zubin Mehta, Freddie Mercury, Dorothy Merton, George Michael, Bette Midler, Talyssa Milano, Hayley Mills, Liza Minelli, Joni Mitchell, Marilyn Monroe, The Moody Blues, Dudley Moore, Roger Moore, Desmond Morris, Eddie Murphy, Anne Murray
N Jawaharlal Nehru, Michael Nesmith, Bob Newhart, Julie Newmar, Olivia Newton-John, Stevie Nicks, Leonard Nimoy, Sir Paul Nurse, *NSYNC
O John Oates, Daniel O’Donnell, Jason Orange, Ozzy Osbourne, Donny Osmond, Michael Owen
P Jimmy Page, Robert Palmer, Dolly Parton, Mandy Patinkin, Luciano Pavarotti, Doro Pesch, River Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Robert Plant, Suzanne Pleshette, Christopher Plummer, Sidney & Joanna Poitier, His Holiness The Pope (John Paul II), Elvis Presley, Priscilla Presley, Billy Preston, Victoria Principal, Jonathan Price, P.J. Proby, Richard Pryor
Q Her Majesty The Queen & HRH Prince Philip, HRH Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, Queen
R Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan, Mike Read, Simply Red (Mick Hucknall), Vanessa Redgrave, John Redwood, Burt Reynolds, Sir Cliff Richard, Chita Rivera, Joan Rivers, Ginger Rogers, Isabella Rossellini, Mstislav Rostropovich, Runrig, Kurt Russell, LeAnn Rimes
S Carl Sagan, Telly Savalas, Lilly Savage, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Neil Sedaka, Monica Seles, Ayrton Senna, Tom Selleck, Jane Seymour, Ravi Shankar, William Shatner, Sandie Shaw, Brooke Shields, Charlie Sheen, Paul Simon, Frank Sinatra, Spandau Ballet, Britney Spears, Freddie Starr, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Dave Stewart, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland
T Bernie Taupin, Elizabeth Taylor, Uma Thurman, Twyla Tharp, Take That, Lili Tomlin, John Travolta
U Peter Ustinov
V Rudolph Valentino, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gore Vidal
W Tom Waites, Dionne Warwick, Mrs Raquel Watts (Coronation Street), Dr Ruth & Fred Westheimer, Kim Wilde, Andy Williams, Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Henry Winkler, Kate Winslet, Tammy Wynette Y Neil Young, Will Young
Z Frank Zappa, Renee Zellweger
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