It can't be denied: Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is winning. It seems as though Hart blew up overnight, but with a steady stream of blockbuster and comedy specials, it seems as though he's here to stay. His latest accomplishment? A star on the Miami Walk of Fame—the same year he is also receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in L.A.
Hart and Ride Along costar Ice Cube both received stars, as well as the film itself, which was partially shot in the South Florida city. Cast members Ken Jeong, Benjamin Bratt, Olivia Munn and Tika Sumpter, as well as the film's director, Tim Story, and producer, Will Packer, were there to cheer on Hart and Cube and also accept the star for the film. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado presented the film's star and also proclaimed it "Ride Along 2 Day." Packer (Think Like a Man, The Wedding Ringer) also handed off a $5,000 donation to the Miami Police Athletic League (PAL).
Hart posted on Instagram about his star and his People's Choice Awards, which he found out about the night before accepting his star. "These last 2 Days have been surreal....Last Night I was informed that I won 2 People's Choice Awards for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor & Favorite Cable TV Actor.....And then today I was given a Star on the Miami Walk Of Fame. ... Major thank you to all of the Fans that voted for me to get these People Choice Awards & another thank you to the city of Miami for Star & recognition!!!!"
These last 2 Days have been surreal....Last Night I was informed that I won 2 "People's Choice Awards" for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor & Favorite Cable TV Actor.....And then today I was given a Star on the Miami Walk Of Fame. They mayor also named January 7th "Ride Along 2" Day!!!! Major thank you to all of the Fans that voted for me to get these People Choice Awards & another thank you to the city of Miami for Star & recognition!!!! #peopleschoiceawards #RideAlong2 #Miami #MyFansAreTheShit #MakingMyMommaProud #Blessed
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Both of Hart's stars are well-earned and well-deserved. His 2009 Comedy Central special, Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man, is one of the highest-rated specials for the network. Seriously Funny, Hart's special released in 2010, went triple platinum in DVD sales, and was the highest-rated Comedy Central special the year of release. Laugh At My Pain went double platinum in February 2012 after just a month, while the sales for the tour of the same name, in 2011, had Hart selling out Nokia Theater two nights in a row. This feat broke the record previously set by comedic legend Eddie Murphy and put Hart on top when it came to 2011's Ticketmaster sales.
The year 2015 had us seeing Hart everywhere: from About Last Night to Wedding Ride Along to Wedding Ringer to Get Hard. Dropping movies while touring and filming his next comedy special, What Now, it's no question that Hart is at the top of his game. And his success continues in 2016 with Ride Along 2, which hits theaters this Friday, and Central Intelligence, The Secret Life of Pets, Captain Underpants and the movie version of What Now, all scheduled to drop this year alone. Then there's his successful series Real Househusbands of Hollywood, which airs on BET. Added to that, the comedian plans to marry longtime girlfriend (now fiancée) Eniko Parish this summer—August 8, to be specific. So who says a man can't have it all? Congrats to Hart on his latest accomplishment and his upcoming year filled with tons of high moments.