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William Shatner and stars pay tribute to Mickey Rooney

April 7th, 2014 6:20am EDT
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William Shatner and Carol Channing are among the stars who have paid tribute to Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney who died yesterday (04.06.14).
The veteran actor, whose career spanned over nine decades, passed away aged 93 due to natural causes following a lengthy period of ill health, according to TMZ.
Mickey's former co-star Carol said in a statement: "I loved working with Mickey on 'Sugar Babies'. He was very professional, his stories were priceless and I love them all ... each and every one. We laughed all the time (sic)."
Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin took to Twitter after the news...
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DVD Review: 'The Horror At 37,000 Feet'

March 27th, 2014 11:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'The Horror At 37,000 Feet'
Ready to hit the skies with Shatner in panic mode? No it’s not a "Twilight Zone" episode, but merely the new to DVD movie "The Horror at 37,000 Feet" out now from CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment. We review the terror in the skies below!

Title: "The Horror at 37,000 Feet"

Grade: 3

Cast: Chuck Conners, Buddy Ebsen, William Shatner

Director: David Lowell Rich

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 73 minutes

Release Company: CBS/Paramount Home Entertainment

Website: www.paramount.com

The Flick: Okay, so this made-for-TV movie has the sting of 70’s cheese, but for what it tries to acc...
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5 Most Memorable Celebrity Spokespeople Of The Last Decade

March 22nd, 2014 11:35am EDT
William Shatner
About one in five consumers say celebrity endorsements are important when choosing a brand. However, the power of celebrity is likely to be much greater, as these public figures stick in the minds of consumers and guarantee greater coverage of advertisements. That’s not to say that all celebrity spokespeople are created equally, though. Read on to discover some of the most memorable and best celebrity brand ambassadors from the last decade.

William Shatner Talks Discount Travel for Priceline.com

Roles like Captain Kirk and Denny Crane have made William Shatner a household name, but his ro...
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19 Celebrities Who Are Older Than You Think

September 24th, 2013 4:11pm EDT
19 Celebrities Who Are Older Than You Think
Some stars are blessed with youthful looks: would you believe Jim Parsons is 40? Other stars are blessed with youthful roles: we've seen Tom Welling as a young Clark Kent for so long it's hard to believe he's 36.

Speaking of superheroes, Andrew Garfield was able to pull off a believable high school-aged Peter Parker despite being 28 at the time. He's now 30 and looks like he'll play the role just fine once more. Perhaps his girlfriend Emma Stone, who is 6 years his junior, adds to his youthful appearance!

Here are some more celebrities who are older than you think...

Perhaps it's be...
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William Shatner's flying phobia led to space snub

September 20th, 2013 3:12am EDT
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Star Trek legend William Shatner has snubbed the chance to go into space for real - because he's scared of flying.

The actor, who played Captain James Kirk in the hit sci-fi series, was invited by Sir Richard Branson to be one of the lucky few to become the first space tourists aboard his Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip.

However, the British tycoon reveals Shatner has no ambitions to boldly go where no man has gone before, because he hates being up in the air.

Branson says, "He actually said he's frightened of airline travel - which is slightly disillusioning. Captain Kirk is scared of flyin...
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William Shatner to front prog-rock group Circa on the road

September 11th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
William Shatner
Actor William Shatner is hitting the road with prog-rock supergroup Circa to promote his new album of sci-fi music.

Former Yes stars Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye will back the Star Trek legend when he tours following the release of his first progressive rock album Ponder the Mystery.

Sherwood actually helped the actor create the music for his poems, which make up the tracks on the album.

The project also features guest spots from another former Yes star, Rick Wakeman, Vince Gill, Steve Vai, The Doors' Robby Krieger and Mick Jones.

And Shatner tells RollingStone.com he's really proud of ...
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William Shatner releasing prog-rock album

September 2nd, 2013 7:15am EDT
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Star Trek icon William Shatner has collaborated with country music star Vince Gill, Foreigner's Mick Jones and guitarist Steve Vai for a new prog-rock album.

The acting veteran penned the lyrics for all the songs on the upcoming concept album, Ponder The Mystery, which explores themes such as "ageing, depression, love and beauty", according to a press release.

Shatner describes the album as "quite possibly the most creative thing I have ever done".

Ponder The Mystery is due out on 8 October (13).
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Check Out 'The Captains Up Close With William Shatner,' Now On DVD

August 29th, 2013 2:24am EDT
The Captains Up Close
What was once nerdy is now cool, and in "The Captains Close Up With William Shatner" the original "Star Trek" captain travels the globe to chat with those who've also sat on the bridge in the iconic franchise.

The sci-fi series has become one of the most durable and beloved franchises of all time. At the center of each  incarnation is what has become a truly iconic character: The Captain.

"The Captains Close Up" is a five episode mini-series, as seen on Epix, that "boldly goes where no man has gone before," giving viewers an intimate look at the actors that have inhabited this role - all...
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William Shatner Demystifies Being 'Star Trek' Star With New Documentary

August 16th, 2013 12:21pm EDT
William Shatner
William Shatner is a legendary actor, but to millions of fans worldwide, he'll always be known as Captain Kirk. The Emmy winner knows that there are both perks and pitfalls to sitting in the center chair on a Star Trek starship, and he delves into both of those in his new DVD The Captains Close Up.

Picking up where his earlier flick The Captains left off, the documentary sees Shatner interviewing all five of the other folks who've earned the title "Captain," and finding out what makes them tick. Mr. Shatner graciously took some time out of his busy schedule to discuss the project with BFTV...
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William Shatner introduces GlasVegas in new video

July 10th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
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William Shatner have given rockers Glasvegas a big boost by agreeing to introduce them in their new video for the song If.

The Star Trek icon appears at the top of the promo addressing a giggling studio audience as he muses about the current state of rock 'n' roll.

The actor says, "Some people say rock 'n' roll is dead, they say it's all been done before. Every power chord, every smashed guitar, every nubile groupie covered in deli meat is merely a feeble attempt to recreate the days when rock lived, when rock mattered, when rock rocked.

"Well I say to hell with those people; they don't ...
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William Shatner distances himself from bogus film

May 29th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
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Star Trek icon William Shatner has been forced to distance himself from an upcoming film project after his name was attached to the movie to attract investors without his knowledge.

The veteran actor had no idea producers were trying to use his fame to score funding, especially since he has no involvement in the film.

In a series of posts on Twitter.com on Wednesday (29May13), he writes, "I have been contacted by investors who are being solicited by a company named Intercept films to invest in a movie called: Short Sale There Goes the Neighborhood.

"The company's claim is that I am invol...
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Chris Pine: 'I Wasn't A Fan Of Star Trek'

April 4th, 2013 1:20pm EDT
Chris Pine
Actor Chris Pine baulked when he was invited to audition for J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek movie, calling the sci-fi reboot "the furthest thing" from the dramatic parts he dreamed of tackling.

The Hollywood hunk was initially uninterested in joining Abrams' cast because he felt desperate to sink his teeth into a challenging script.

He tells Britain's Esquire magazine, "I wasn't a fan of Star Trek. It didn't excite me. All I wanted at that time was a part that I really connected to and when my agent said Star Trek, I said, 'No! Have you not been hearing anything I've said? Star Trek is the...
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All Five 'Star Trek' Captains Unite At London Convention

October 21st, 2012 4:08pm EDT
William Shatner and Avery Brooks
Sci-fi fans were given the ultimate thrill on Saturday as all five Star Trek captains united at a London convention.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - who have each commanded starship operations in their respective shows - were brought together onstage at Destination Star Trek London.

The occasion marked only the second time the stars have come together, and the first time outside the U.S.

Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk, tells the BBC any former rivalry "has long since passed" and the stars are now "good friends", adding, "I would ...
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16 Stars With Texas-Sized Egos

October 4th, 2012 8:04pm EDT
Kanye West
Some stars have huge egos and think the world revolves around them.

Their narcissistic ways and self-importance are often laughable and at times frightening.

So which stars are always finding themselves giving pats on the back to... themselves all the time? Read on...

Kanye West once said "I am the number-one human being in music"; and told Entertainment Weekly that he's "too busy writing history to read it." Quotes like these cemented his status as one of the biggest egos in showbiz. He's launched his own fragrance, brand of shoes and energy drinks; and he even had the cojones to cut ...
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Clint Eastwood & 10 Other Actors Over Age 80 Who Keep Working

September 19th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Clint Eastwood trouble with the curve
At 82, Clint Eastwood is still very much involved in the movie making business. This weekend he plays an aging baseball scout in "Trouble With The Curve."

Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is losing his sight and hits the road with his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to pursue a promising young ballplayer. On their roadtrip from Georgia to North Carolina, the father and daughter learn just how much they have in common.

Eastwood also keeps his plate full directing. His recent films include "Invictus," "Hereafter," "J. Edgar" and "A Star is Born."

Some stars hit their 70s and quit acting (cough....
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William Shatner's Former Employees Sue For Alleged Harassment

September 5th, 2012 7:53am EDT
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One of Star Trek icon William Shatner's former employees is suing the actor over allegations he forced him to quit his job.

Oscar Alfaro has filed suit in Los Angeles claiming he was "harassed and berated" by the star after he refused to sign a waiver following an accident on Shatner's estate.

Alfaro claims he and his wife worked for the actor for 20 years, but they were both forced to resign when Shatner turned on them after he refused to sign legal paperwork excusing the star from any financial responsibility connected to his employee's injuries.

Alfaro claims he and his wife suffer...
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10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

May 21st, 2012 12:00pm EDT
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You would think after a few attempts at marriage that some celebrities would have more of a success rate with the third time around, but that doesn't seem to be the case for these 10 celebs that have been very successful with their careers, but not so successful with their marriages.

In fact there are a couple on the list that have taken the sacred vows eight times. Spoiler Alert! They are all still alive so favorites like Elizabeth Taylor who married eight times and Zsa Zsa Gabor who married nine times are not on the list.

But the cool thing is that you can make assumptions about who wil...
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William Shatner Takes His Millionth Twitter Fan To Dinner

April 18th, 2012 11:20am EDT
William Shatner
William Shatner made one fan's dream come true by taking him out to dinner after he became the actor's one millionth follower on Twitter.com.

The Star Trek Legend promised to treat one lucky user on the site to a meal if they helped him clock up a million fans, and he kept true to his word.

Uploading footage from the Tuesday night dinner onto YouTube.com, Shatner revealed, "I had the opportunity to have dinner with Troy who was my one millionth Twitter follower and his wife while on tour with my one man show in Charlotte (North Carolina)."
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'Star Trek' Captains To Unite For U.K. Fan Convention

April 16th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Star trek
Fans of Star Trek will be given the ultimate treat this October when all five TV captains appear onstage at a London convention.

Destination Star Trek London is the first official Star Trek live event in the U.K. for 10 years and to mark the occasion, organizers are preparing to stage a special event.

William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula - who have commanded operations in each of their respective series based on the TV franchise - will appear together for fans, according to Reuters.

Liz Kalodner, general manger of CBS Consumer Products, which o...
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Feist Wins The 2012 Juno Artist Of The Year Award

April 2nd, 2012 9:21am EDT
Feist
Justin Bieber and Michael Buble were the toast of their native Canada on Sunday night as they led the country's Juno Awards.

The teenage pop star was unable to attend the ceremony in Ottawa, hosted by Star Trek legend William Shatner, so in a pre-taped video message he thanked devotees for voting for him in the Fan Choice Award category.

He told the audience, "As we all know, I have the best fans in the world... this is for you."

Canadian crooner Buble was also a winner at the show, picking up the Album Of The Year trophy for his holiday record, Christmas, seeing off competition from ...
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William Shatner Killed... By Priceline!

January 20th, 2012 7:58am EST
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William Shatner meets his end as the Priceline Negotiator, via a fiery bus crash. Why now?

Don't call William Shatner the next time you want a good deal on travel! The former Star Trek star has been ditched by the discount travel website after 14 years as the Priceline "Negotiator."

"I'm in grief mode," Shatner told the Associated Press this week. "It's not the first time I've had an iconic character die off."

And die off he does. In the 30-second spot, Shatner saves panicked passengers from a bus teetering off a bridge.

"Save yourselves — some money," he says, giving his cell phone to...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

December 12th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Sadly, I haven’t caught last week’s pick yet: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” However I did have the misfortune of watching the David Gordon Green comedy “The Sitter,” which turned out to be a complete dud. If you haven’t already read my review, give it a look to find out why I think Jonah Hill deserves better.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Guy Ritchie sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the Roman Polanski parental dramedy “Carnage,” the third Chipmunks adventure “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” and the Roger Corman themed documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a...
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Chuck Lorre To Be Inducted Into TV Hall Of Fame

November 30th, 2011 11:34am EST
Chuck Lorre
Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre will bid farewell to a rocky 2011 when he is inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame next year.

Lorre was embroiled in a very public fall-out with his show's lead star Charlie Sheen, who was fired from the hit sitcom earlier this year.

The series made an impressive comeback with Ashton Kutcher in September, when its debut pulled in a record-breaking 28.7 million viewers.

Now it has been announced the writer, who also came up with hits The Big Bang Theory and Mike & Molly, will become an Academy of Television Arts & Sc...
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William Shatner: 'Hot Oil &Turkey Can Be A Dangerous Combination'

November 16th, 2011 9:12am EST
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William Shatner has issued a warning about the dangers of deep-frying turkeys this Thanksgiving after suffering his own serious fowl cooking accident.

The "Star Trek" veteran was preparing the festive meal a few years ago when he lost his grip on the big bird and dropped it into a vat of boiling oil, splattering it on his exposed skin.

And now, as the holiday approaches at the end of November, Shatner has teamed up with officials at insurance company State Farm for a new campaign to caution chefs against making the same mistake.

He says, "Several years ago I was burned on my arms after a...
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Film Independent At LACMA Review - 'Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel' Inspiring But Incomplete

November 14th, 2011 3:10pm EST
Roger corman
Anyone doing a documentary on infamous B-movie master Roger Corman has got a plethora of product to draw from. As the driving force behind over three hundred plus titles equal parts good, bad and ugly, Corman’s career as both director and producer spans decades and the sheer magnitude of his body of work is both a blessing and a curse for newbie doc filmmaker Alex Stapleton and her flick "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" – inspiring but incomplete.

Corman’s story is one of an outsider deciding to embrace going against the grain. After working on an early Fox picture titled ...
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Q&A: 'Psych's' Maggie Lawson Tells All About Juliet!

October 26th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Psych
USA's Psych is on a roll so far in its sixth season. Before tonight's Halloween-themed episode, I sat down with star Maggie Lawson to ask her what else we can look forward to - and the journey her character, Juliet O'Hara, has taken.

You've wrapped shooting season six - so what are you doing with your downtime?

I'm spending a lot of time with my dog. There's some other work and stuff that's out there; hopefully I'll get to do some stuff. Eventually, I'd like that, but honestly right now I'm just chilling and catching up with my family, my friends and my dog. Life is good.

What fr...
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TV on DVD Roundup: 'Blue Mountain State,' 'The Real L Word' And More

October 20th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Blue Mountain State
Here's what's new in the world of TV on DVD: college mayhem, archaeologists, starship captains and lots of sex. Read on for looks at Blue Mountain State, The Captains, The Real L Word, Queer as Folk UK and more...

Blue Mountain State: Season Two (Lionsgate)

Spike's original series Blue Mountain State is one of my guilty pleasures. It's vastly inappropriate and doesn't always make sense, but it doesn't pretend to be anything other than a hilariously good time. In season two, slacker QB Alex Moran (Daytime Emmy winner Darin Brooks) is stuck trying to keep egotistical "star player" Ra...
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Q&A: James Roday And Dule Hill 'Psych'-ed For Season 6

October 12th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
James Roday and Dule Hill 'Psych'-ed For Season 6
Are you ready, Psych-O's?! The new season of Psych begins tonight at 10 PM ET/PT on USA - and I'm kicking things off with some help from stars James Roday and Dule Hill!

I hear you have big things planned for your Halloween episode later this month. What can you tell me?

James Roday: Halloween is the vampire episode. And I think it's airing the week of Halloween. [With] Kristy Swanson, the original Buffy, and Corey Feldman, one of the Frog Brothers from The Lost Boys, and Tom Lenk, a regular on Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series. We went double Buffy.

Dule Hill: And Blacula makes a gue...
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William Shatner Wrote A Book About Life Lessons

October 4th, 2011 9:15pm EDT
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Veteran actor William Shatner is sharing his life lessons with fans in a new book.

The Star Trek icon has teamed up with comedy writer Chris Regan to co-author "Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large."

The tongue-in-cheek tome, which also contains fun facts and stories about the star, explores the 80 year old's optimistic way of viewing the world and features a collection of his best advice.

He says, "The book is not only funny and a great amusing read, but it expounds on saying yes to opportunity, saying yes to life, opening yourself up to li...
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William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'

October 3rd, 2011 3:30pm EDT
William Shatner
Actor William Shatner has recorded a cover version of Black Sabbath's heavy metal track Iron Man for his new concept album.

The Star Trek icon is working on his third musical release, Searching for Major Tom, which features Shatner channelling David Bowie's Space Oddity character for his own take on a variety of space-themed songs, including tracks by The Police (Walking on the Moon), Frank Sinatra (Lost in the Stars) and Pink Floyd (Learning to Fly).

And Shatner's version of Black Sabbath's 1970 hit has been given the thumbs up from Zakk Wylde, Ozzy Osbourne's former guitarist, who add...
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