Give Lisa Rinna a Star on the Walk of Fame
“Were people doing coke in your bathroom?” With seven words Lisa Rinna changed the face of television forever. But in spite of her landmark contributions to the medium, you will be shocked (SHOCKED!) to learn that Lisa Rinna—artist, Hollywood legend, hustler, philanthropist, autumnal duster saleswoman, icon, American treasure—doesn’t have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I’ll give you a moment to pick your jaws up off the ground. Although I’m sure you’re not terribly shocked, Hollywood has a habit of ignoring all the wrong people.
While Lisa Rinna hails from the small town of Medford, Oregon, her dreams were always bigger than her lips ended up being. After landing in LA and working as a print model, she booked gigs on the daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives, before transitioning to the long-running nighttime soap, Melrose Place. That’s the versatility I look for when it comes to having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Has Meryl Streep ever appeared on a soap opera? I’m not sure—I didn’t feel like Googling it. But I don’t think so. Yet, even Streep has a star on the Walk of Fame.
If you think that Samuel L. Jackson was the first actor to play Nick Fury, then you forget the David Hasselhoff made-for-TV movie version of this Marvel Cinematic Universe favorite. Now everyone in the modern Marvel Cinematic Universe has a star on the walk of fame! Again, I didn’t Google it, but I’m like 80% positive Scarlett Johansson has a star, and I think Samuel L. Jackson has one too, and I know for sure that they gave Hasselhoff one as well, all he had to do was talk to a car for 5 years on NBC! It’s infuriating because Lisa Rinna owned as Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in the admittedly terrible Hasselhoff Nick Fury movie. So why should Scarlett Johansson probably have a star when Lisa Rinna definitely doesn’t?
Lisa Rinna also acted with Kristen Bell on the show Veronica Mars. If you don’t know Kristen Bell, she was the voice of that one girl in the movie Frozen. Which technically makes her a Disney Princess. Lisa Rinna probably taught her how to act, so she owes her entire career to Rinna. Kristen should probably stop what she’s doing right now and start fighting for Lisa Rinna to get a star on the walk of fame.
Not content to stay confined to the rules of scripted television, Lisa even ventured into the world of reality TV where she revolutionized the genre! After a short-lived TV Land reality show, Harry Loves Lisa, she was drafted to join the Rolls Royce of reality shows, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Did Orson Welles ever throw a wine glass at a recovering alcoholic on a trip to Amsterdam? I think not. But even he has a star on the Walk. Meanwhile, all Lisa Rinna has to honor her accomplishments is a signed headshot on the wall of my Sherman Oaks car wash!
I’m still not sure HOW to get a star but, as you can see, the case for Lisa Rinna to get one of her own is rock solid. So, if you are the person responsible for choosing who gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, here my plea: it’s time to right this wrong and Honor Lisa Rinna as the star she is by awarding her a place on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.