New star for J Lo

Last updated 14:39 22/06/2013
Jennifer Lopez
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STRIKING STAR: Jennifer Lopez has earned a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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'Jenny from the Block' has a spot on  the most famous block of all - the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jennifer Lopez received the 2500th star surrounded by her boyfriend Casper Smart, her five-year-old twins Max and Emme, and friends including Jane Fonda, Keenen Ivory Wayans and Selena  director Gregory Nava.

''I cried like almost 15 thousand times,'' she said afterward.

''It was so crazy. But I kept promising everybody I wasn't going  to cry and they were like, 'Cry!' 'You're not helping!' But it was  an amazing moment.''

Lopez relished the chance to ''kind of walk down memory lane'' with Wayans - ''he's the reason I moved to Los Angeles because I got  that job as a fly girl'' - and Nava, who put her in her first movie.

''You realise you've been at this for a long time and you've been fighting and getting it,'' she said.

''It's a real kind of landmark  day for me and I am just glad my family was here to share it with me.''

Just don't ask Max and Emme what the fuss was all about.

''I just told them, 'Mommy is getting a star today','' said Lopez. 

''They don't really know what that means but they were great.''

A committee selects celebrities eligible for a star and those who accept pay US$30,000 (NZ$36,000) in costs and fees.

''For a romantic like me, it's forever and I believe in that. I  believe in forever. It's a good day,'' Lopez said.

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