DeGeneres gets star on Hollywood Walk

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Ellen DeGeneres and her star. - PHOTO: Chris Pizzello/AP

Comic and TV talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Sept. 4 received the 2,477th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The openly lesbian celebrity invited a large audience to the event, tweeting on Tuesday: “I’m getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today at 11 am. Come watch me! Also, I’d love a ride home. 6270 Hollywood Blvd.”

In her speech at the celebration, eonline.com reported, DeGeneres said, “It is amazing. I spent my entire career trying to conduct myself in a certain way making sure no one walks all over me only to get to a point where people are going to walk all over me. It means so much to me that everyone showed up.”

Season 10 of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” begins on Sept. 10.

On the show’s Facebook page, DeGeneres describes herself as “a comedian, an animal lover and a talk show host. Which means I tell jokes about cats to celebrities.”