03/10/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

"Stepmom" leading lady Susan Sarandon, with her own slab of cement in front of Hollywood's Chinese Theater. "I'm really so overwhelmed and proud," she said ... Country music star (1975's "Before the Next Teardrop Falls") Freddy Fender will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- after some behind-the-scenes pull from Texas Gov. George W. Bush, who wrote the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to say Fender was "most deserving" of the honor.

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