It was only a matter of time, but it's still a huge deal: Ellen DeGeneres got her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

The talk show host and comedian was the 2,477th recipient of that accolade and was cheered on by other celebrities including Ryan Seacrest and Jimmy Kimmel, according to E! Online."I'm getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today at 11am," she tweeted. "Come watch me! Also, I'd love a ride home. 6270 Hollywood Blvd."

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Ellen wasn't supposed to receive her star until 2013, but apparently the Walk of Fame selection committee couldn't wait that long! "It is amazing. I spent my entire career trying to conduct myself in a certain way making sure no one walks all over me only to get to a point where people are going to walk all over me," she joked. "It means so much to me that everyone showed up."

There are 24 celebrities who are scheduled to get stars on the Walk of Fame in 2013, but now we can knock that number down to 23. Some of them include Usher, James Franco and The Backstreet Boys. Congratulations, Ellen!

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