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Ellen DeGeneres gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Talk show host is accompanied by wife Portia de Rossi to ceremony

Fans of Ellen DeGeneres can now walk all over the popular comedienne when they visit Hollywood.

DeGeneres received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday (4 September) during a ceremony attended by her wife, Portia de Rossi and her mother, Betty DeGeneres.

Also participating were fellow television personalities Jimmy Kimmel and Ryan Seacrest.

'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,' DeGeneres said during the ceremony. 'It means so much to me that everyone showed up.'

DeGeneres wore one of her trademark pantsuits to the event, this one light grey with a white open-neck shirt and polka dot tie.

The star is located at 6270 Hollywood Blvd in front of the Hollywood W Hotel which is across the street from the famed Pantages Theater.

Prior to the event, DeGeneres tweeted to fans: 'I'm getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today at 11am. Come watch me! Also, I'd love a ride home.'

The ceremony took place a week before DeGeneres launches the 1oth season of her hugely successful daytime show.

She follows such openly gay stars as Ricky Martin and Neil Patrick Harris who have received stars on the Walk of Fame in recent years.

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