Last week, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce rebuffed Kim Kardashian's comments that she'd one day like to be recognized for her talents as a reality star.
"She has not been nominated. She is a reality star. We don't do reality stars. She needs to get a real acting job then come to us," a rep for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce told Hollyscoop.
According to their own website, "anyone, including a fan, can nominate a celebrity as long as the celebrity or his/her management is in agreement with the nomination." If a celebrity is selected to receive a star they are then required to pay the Chamber of Commerce $30,000 -- used for the creation and installation of the star.
Though Kardashian believes it's just a matter of time until people come around to appreciating reality TV for the entertainment value it provides viewers, a rep for the Chamber of Commerce told The Hollywood Reporter that it's not just a matter of taste. Part of the criteria to be honored is that the recipient must have won awards such as an Emmy, SAG Award or an Oscar. Since Kim hasn't been nominated for a major award, she's not currently eligible, explained the rep.
The Chamber of Commerce told Kim to get a real acting job before she can expect a star, but there are a number of times the selection committee has bent the rules for people who didn't meet their specific criteria.
Here are some surprising, unusual and controversial recipients of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: