Simon Fuller receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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LOS ANGELES | Tue May 24, 2011

Simon Fuller, the British creator of hit TV show “American Idol,” received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday surrounded by a sea of famous faces.

“Whenever I see that star, I won’t see my name, I’ll see all names of the people I’ve worked with and all those amazing artists and people that have helped me achieve this stuff,” Fuller said as his star was revealed in LA today.

Simon Fuller has managed the careers of singers Annie Lennox, The Spice Girls and Amy Winehouse, English soccer player David Beckham, tennis player Andy Murray, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and a trio of “American Idol” champions, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and David Cook.

Former “Spice Girl” Victoria Beckham, “Idol” judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, Underwood, Clarkson and the current “American Idol” finalists all joined Fuller for the ceremony.

Created first in Britain as “Pop Idol” in 2001, “American Idol” has since been sold to more than 120 other countries and created a multi-billion-dollar global recording, TV and merchandising franchise.

Fuller received his star on the eve of the two-part finale in Los Angeles of the 10th season of “American Idol”, which has been the most-watched show on U.S. television for seven consecutive years.

Issued by XIX Entertainment