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Walk of Fame Chimp-Slaps Cheeta Over Booze!

7/26/2008 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chimpin' ain't easy -- especially when a talentless Vodka company gets immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before an A-list ape!

Just weeks after the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce refused to enshrine Cheeta the Chimp -- a veteran of 12 Tarzan movies -- the Walk of Fame honored the Absolut Vodka company with a plaque and a ceremony! Somebody get Cheeta a drink!

The HCOC claims the Absolut plaque wasn't an official "star," but an honorary award for a substantial donation.

Cheeta's reps went bananas anyway, saying "We hope the Chamber will realize that Cheeta's 60 years of work on screen has reached the esteemed level that Absolut has achieved in product placement to garner this much-coveted honor."



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1.

Starshines    

I will boycott Absolut Vodka until they give the chimp his star!!!

He is a legend and totally deserves it.

2189 days ago
2.

bob    

I WILL SPIT ON THE HCOC AND THE DRUNKIN STAR,

2189 days ago
3.

LisaJeane    

Cheeta is EXTEREMELY famous and DESERVES HIS STAR!!!! EVERYBODY knows who Cheeta is--one name instant recognition like Oprah and Cher. I'm in on the boycott!!! Smirnoff is good too and costs less!

2189 days ago
4.

bobbyozone    

they really should give that monkey his star, and the hcoc better hope cheeta isn't friends with this chimp from japan...

...Ichiro the chimp, 42, recently escaped from his cage at the Ishikawa Zoo and snatched a tranquilizer rifle from a zoo employee.

After fleeing his accidentally unlocked enclosure, Ichiro climbed onto the roof of a zoo building in what is thought to be an attempt to cool himself. The primate proved he was as wise as his years, eluding those trying to get him down, and grabbing away one of the workers' tranquilizer guns. The chimp was eventually captured after being offered a banana.

2189 days ago
5.

drea    

They gave a 'star' to an alcoholic beverage? That's idiocy!

2188 days ago
6.

rachel    

It's totally a fact that the ONLY way to get a star is to BUY it.
It cost 25,000 as a 'suggested donation'
So keep that in mind whenever you see someone 'earning' their star,
they bought it,
And cheetah can't afford it without donations.

2188 days ago
7.

deleta    

Seems like it would behoove society AND the stars if they would do what the Maker's Mark people (Brown Forman) did in Louisville which is to offer free rides for the intoxicated (employees and their families) for 1 year. But I'm still perplexed as to why all these stars, with their outragous pay, don't hire drivers. Also, don't these establishments offer free rides to their clientele since they could be held responsible for the drunks they turn out on the streets? California is soooo effed-up!!



2187 days ago
8.

californiadreamer    

GIVE CHEETAH HIS STAR ALREADY! TALK ABOUT CHEAPENING THE STAR...GIVING IT TO AN ALCHOHOL COMPANY? IS IS POSSIBLE FOR THE CHAMBER TO ACTUALLY TURN DOWN MONEY IN ORDER TO KEEP SOME SEMBLANCE OF INTEGRITY FOR THE WALK OF FAME? COME ON...THE CHAMBER IS NUTS.

2187 days ago
9.

Squirrely    

Last year Cheeta lost out to Tinkerbell.

This year 11K people signed a petition to get Cheeta a star.

It's going to take more than a petition this time.

2158 days ago

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