James Reid gets excluded from 2018 Walk of Fame; organizer explains why

by James Patrick Anarcon
Dec 11, 2018
<p>Julia Barretto, Ken Chan, and Pia Wurtzbach got their stars during the 2018 Walk of Fame induction ceremony. </p>
PHOTO/S: James Patrick Anarcon

Julia Barretto, Pia Wurtzbach, Derek Ramsay, and six other celebrities are the latest recipients of Walk of Fame stars this 2018.

The induction ceremony was held yesterday, December 10, at Eastwood City Central Plaza.

The project was the brainchild of the late German "Kuya Germs" Moreno, who succumbed to cardiac arrest in January 2016.

James Reid, who was previously announced as one of this year's inductees, was eventually excluded from the list.

It is also noticeable that Julia's love-team partner, Joshua Garcia, is not part of the Walk of Fame star recipients. Same goes with James' reel-and-real life partner, Nadine Lustre.

Walk of Fame and German Moreno Foundation President Federico Moreno explained to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters the reason for their exclusion.

He said, "Well, in fact, for this year’s inductees, we invited their love teams. Unfortunately, they can’t make it.

"The board is very very strict, e. Presence is really required.

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"So if you notice, Mr. James Reid is not included anymore because he had to extend his stay in Australia to attend to the needs of his father, which we fully understand.

"[For Joshua], he wasn’t able to provide a schedule also.

"But what we do naman, once you are nominated, we try to nominate naman din again next year."

Federico also pointed out that a small number of celebrities were inducted this year, to make it "more intimate."

Here are some highlights of the 13th Walk of Fame event held at Eastwood City:

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<p>Julia Barretto, Ken Chan, and Pia Wurtzbach got their stars during the 2018 Walk of Fame induction ceremony. </p>
PHOTO/S: James Patrick Anarcon
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