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While 2010 has undeniably been difficult for Christina Aguilera, the Pop diva looks set to close the year on a hight note. For, it has today been announced that she will be the 2,423rd figure to receive a star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame.

Honoured for her contributions to the recording industry, Aguilera will be presented the star during a special ceremony on November 15th. Interestingly, this comes little over a week before her new movie ‘Burlesque’ hits theatres across the US on November 24th.

Congratulations are most certainly in order for Christina. Indeed, say what you will, yet it’s hard to deny that she deserves such an accolade.

Randomness: On the topic of ‘deserving it’, it’s interesting to point out that – as at writing – the likes of Whitney Houston and Mary J. Blige don’t have stars on the walk, while the likes of Destiny’s Child and Britney Spears do. Things that make you go hmm.

Important to highlight, though, is the fact that spots on the Walk aren’t simply handed out on the basis of talent/success alone – contrary to popular belief. It’s a process; one which sees labels/management not only have to nominate acts themselves, yet also have to cough up money to the tune of $25,000 to “sponsor” the plaque (the ceremony, its upkeep, and any repairs). The aforementioned, reportedly, is why Whitney Houston declined the offer several years ago (wanting instead to wait until she’s ‘inactive’ and awarded it on her legendary merit alone).

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