Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY
It's been posited that nothing is sacred in show biz these days. Now there's proof, in the form of a defaced star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, belonging to a certain late ex-Beatle.
When Gillian Lomax, an alumna of the KLOS radio program Breakfast with the Beatles, went to check out John Lennon's spot on the storied Walk last Saturday, she discovered that vandals had scribbled and smeared graffiti there - including an image of a spotted toadstool, a smiley face and such profound reflections as "Blackbird...Rain was here."
"Morons did it," Lomax told The Hollywood Reporter. "Rather tacky. There was a group of them, judging from the different colored pens. I tried to rub it out, but to no avail."
Happily, after Lomax alerted Steve Marinucci of Examiner.com, Marinucci alerted Ana Martinez of the Walk of Fame, who saw to it that employees were out by Monday morning, working to erase the damage.
It's hoped that Lennon's star will be spotless by 6 p.m. Wednesday, when Breakfast with the Beatles host Chris Carter and Jerry Rubin will meet there for a commemoration of what would have been Lennon's 73rd birthday.