Carol Channing received a star on the Palm Springs Walk of Fame the other day. According to Broadway World, the hour-long ceremony attracted hundreds of fans, local dignitaries, and "fellow stars like Trini Lopez." Which makes me laugh for some reason. Comedian Rip Taylor sent a note which (predictably) read: "I always knew you'd have people walking all over you." And little Margaret O'Brien, yes she's still alive, spoke to the crowd saying: "When I heard she was getting this star – and it's long overdue – I certainly had to be here because she's a dear friend and a wonderful, wonderful person." That's her in the third picture. So what's next for Channing? A new patriotic CD tentatively tiled Carol Channing: True to the Red, White, and Blue featuring rousing standards "Over There", "God Bless America", and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (VERY EXCITING NEWS, I CANNOT WAIT) and a documentary on her life being directed by a certain Ms Bernstein. "So far interviews have been conducted with friends and colleagues such as Lily Tomlin, Phyllis Diller, Jerry Herman, Sam Harris, Bruce Vilanch, JoAnne Worley, Barbara Walters, Tyne Daly, Chita Rivera, Debbie Reynolds, Tommy Tune and many others." (YOU HAD ME AT SAM HARRIS.) Congratulations Carol!