Bill Maher gets a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, doesn’t thank God


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Bill Maher was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Tuesday, with Larry King and Seth MacFarlane doing the introductory honors.

The stand-up comic, author and talk-show host thanked ‘George Bush, Sarah Palin and the pope’ in presenting one of his ’26 unused Emmy speeches,’ referring to his record number of nominations without a win (the atheist has contended that religion has played a part in the shutout).

Maher’s name is on star No. 2,417, outside the W Hotel at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.


Also on scene: demi-celebs ‘Downtown’ Julie Brown and Kato Kaelin.

-- Christie D’Zurilla

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Upper photo: Seth MacFarlane, left, and Larry King, right, with Bill Maher at his star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Credit: Paul Buck / EPA

Lower photo: Comedian and television host Bill Maher poses with star No. 2,417. Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images

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