No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, with all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens snubbed over suspicion they used performance enhancing drugs.
Axl Rose, the mercurial front man for rockers Guns N' Roses, has declined his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week saying he does not feel wanted or respected at the ceremony.
Rod Stewart, who gained rock 'n' roll fame with the band Faces before going on to solo superstardom, said he will miss his old group's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend as he battles the flu.
Darth Vader has taken up residence at the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Late disco queen Donna Summer and hip hop pioneers Public Enemy headed a list of eight new inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said today.