JANE FONDA and PITBULL joined the celebrities on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday (20Jun13) as JENNIFER LOPEZ unveiled the fabled sidewalk's 2,500th star.
The singer/actress fought back tears as she listened to tributes from her Monster-in-Law co-star Fonda and pop pal Pitbull, as well as manager Benny Medina, director Gregory Nava and comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans, and then addressed thousands of fans who had gathered to witness the ceremony.
Lopez, wearing a white top and billowing coral skirt, was briefly left speechless as aides scurried to get her written induction speech to her and she kept halting her comments to utter, "I'm not gonna cry," while fanning her face with her hand.
She said, "This all feels kinda surreal... I'm a lucky girl. My dream was always to entertain... I just wanted to be good at what I did."
She then paid tribute to the women who inspired her: Bette Midler, Fonda, Rita Moreno and Sophia Loren, who unveiled the 2,000th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 1994, before adding, "This landmark moment inspires me to work harder and dream bigger."
Paying tribute to the actress/singer, her longtime manager Medina said, "Jenny From the Block has a new address... on the boulevard of dreams," and called Lopez "the girl of my dreams, the princess of my fairytales".
Meanwhile, Pitbull revealed he is a student of his friend and collaborator, stating, "I learn from her, I study her... I absorb and apply."
He added, "She gets a star 'cause she shines like one."
Fonda wrapped up the tributes by telling the crowd, "She should have an entire block of stars," revealing that pretending to hate her in the film Monster-in-Law was "the hardest acting job I ever had," and admitting they became fast friends on the set even though J.Lo "cut my eyebrow with her diamond ring".
Lopez then posed by her new star with her famous friends, family members and twin children Emme and Max, who seemed reluctant to leave his mum's side and kept trying to dash back into shot as the hitmaker posed alone by her plaque.