Hollywood, California - Forty-three years after his death, Cole Porter, who wrote over 1,500 songs for the movie and television industry in his lifetime, just got his Star on the on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week.
Apparently, Johnny Grant, the honorary mayor of Hollywood, has had to resort to giving out walk of fame stars posthumously, because all the living ones are in rehab.
"It's pretty bad right now," confirmed a top Hollywood agent. "I had to cancel all walk of fame appointments for the next six months because all my clients are in rehab. Excuse me. I have to run. I'm late for you know what."
Next week, Grant was planning to honor the late Keith Richards posthumously, said a spokesman for Grant. But it was canceled when Richards's people called at the last minute apologizing for the confusion in misreading his vitals signs again. Although it turned out he was not dead, shortly thereafter he reentered rehab.
Grant confirms that so far awarding the dead is not going as well as he thought it would.
"If it doesn't pickup after next week, I may have to go back to giving out awards to living movie stars with dead careers again," said Grant.
First on the list: Mel Gibson, Michael Richards and Paris Hilton.