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George Takei Talks Shatner Feud

6/17/2015 11:04am EDT
Takei Vs. Shatner: George Takei Gives His Insight On Long Runnin
George Takei still harbors some hard feelings towards former "Star Trek" castmate William Shatner.

In a recent interview with The New York Times Magazine, Takei was initially ready to promote his new musical "Allegiance," but the conversation quickly turned awkward when the long-time actor revealed his issue with leading man Shatner.

"It’s difficult working with someone who is not a team player," the "Star Trek" actor revealed. "The rest of the 'Star Trek' understood what made a scene work. It was everybody contributing to it. But Bill is a wonderful actor, and he knows it, and he likes ...

William Shatner On Missing Leonard Nimoy's Funeral

4/7/2015 12:02pm EDT
William Shatner Explains Reasoning For Missing Leonard Nimoy's F
When beloved Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy passed away in late February at the age of 83, an outpouring of grief was felt worldwide. But another Star Trek actor who made headlines that week was Nimoy's good friend William Shatner. Shatner announced that he would not be attending Nimoy's funeral because he had a commitment to a charity event.

The decision caused controversy with some fans saying that Shatner was disrespecting his friend's memory, and Shatner responding that Nimoy would have wanted him to keep his word to the charity.

Now, Shatner has spoken out on the controversy for the f...

William Shatner Upset Over Missing Pal Leonard Nimoy's Funeral

3/1/2015 11:01am EST
William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy
William Shatner will be forced to miss Star Trek co-star Leonard Nimoy funeral on Sunday because of a prior commitment that will leave no time for him to travel cross-country and arrive in time for the memorial service.

Shatner had a commitment to attend a charity ball in Floriday Saturday night, while Nimoy's burial is happening in California.

“I am currently in FL as I agreed to appear at the Red Cross Ball tonight. Leonard’s funeral is tomorrow. I can’t make it back in time,” the 83-year-old wrote on Twitter.

"I feel really awful. Here I am doing charity work and one of my dearest fri...

DVD Review: 'The Horror At 37,000 Feet'

3/27/2014 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


The Flick: Okay, so this made-for-TV movie has the sting of 70’s cheese, but for what it tries to acc...

5 Most Memorable Celebrity Spokespeople Of The Last Decade

3/22/2014 11:35am EDT
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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

Roles like Captain Kirk and Denny Crane have made William Shatner a household name, but his ro...

19 Celebrities Who Are Older Than You Think

9/24/2013 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...

Check Out 'The Captains Up Close With William Shatner,' Now On DVD

8/29/2013 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...

William Shatner Demystifies Being 'Star Trek' Star With New Documentary

8/16/2013 12:21pm EDT
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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...

Chris Pine: 'I Wasn't A Fan Of Star Trek'

4/4/2013 1:20pm EDT
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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...

All Five 'Star Trek' Captains Unite At London Convention

10/21/2012 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 ...

16 Stars With Texas-Sized Egos

10/4/2012 8:04pm EDT
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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 ...

Clint Eastwood & 10 Other Actors Over Age 80 Who Keep Working

9/19/2012 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....

William Shatner's Former Employees Sue For Alleged Harassment

9/5/2012 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...

10 Celebrities Who've Married Multiple Times

5/21/2012 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...

William Shatner Takes His Millionth Twitter Fan To Dinner

4/18/2012 11:20am EDT
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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

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, 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)."

'Star Trek' Captains To Unite For U.K. Fan Convention

4/16/2012 4:20pm EDT
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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...

Feist Wins The 2012 Juno Artist Of The Year Award

4/2/2012 9:21am EDT
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 ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

12/12/2011 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...

Chuck Lorre To Be Inducted Into TV Hall Of Fame

11/30/2011 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...

William Shatner: 'Hot Oil &Turkey Can Be A Dangerous Combination'

11/16/2011 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...

Film Independent At LACMA Review - 'Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel' Inspiring But Incomplete

11/14/2011 3:10pm EST
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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 ...

Q&A: 'Psych's' Maggie Lawson Tells All About Juliet!

10/26/2011 12:30pm EDT
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...

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

10/20/2011 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...

Q&A: James Roday And Dule Hill 'Psych'-ed For Season 6

10/12/2011 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...

William Shatner Wrote A Book About Life Lessons

10/4/2011 9:15pm EDT
William Shatner
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...

William Shatner Covers Black Sabbath's 'Iron Man'

10/3/2011 3:30pm EDT
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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...

'The Roast Of Charlie Sheen' Did Not Disappoint!

9/20/2011 12:45pm EDT
The Roast of Charlie Sheen
Who cares about the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars and seeing Nancy Grace attempt to shake her tailfeathers, last night it was all about Charlie Freakin Sheen!

After months and months of crazy insane tweets, public rants, live home webcasts and an eight city comedy tour - we finally got a chance to see the self proclaimed warlock from Mars in his Comedy Central Roast and boy, it did not disappoint - and per Charlie’s request there were no trolls allowed in the audience. The roasters led by Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane brought their A Game - Kate Walsh did a pretty spot on Mike T...

Stars Come Out To Roast Charlie Sheen

9/11/2011 10:00pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was left red-faced on Saturday as Family Guy star Seth MacFarlane, Kate Walsh, William Shatner and Mike Tyson made him the butt of their jokes at a Comedy Central Roast.

Sheen was man of the hour as a host of A-listers lined up to pay mocking tribute, poking fun at his career and his rotating roster of girlfriends at a TV taping in Culver City, California.

Rocker Slash played the guitar as Sheen took his place in the hot seat, while host MacFarlane introduced the honoree as "a man with a big heart, because it's been dangerously enlarged by cocaine use."

Grey's Anatomy star ...

Charlie Sheen Joins Indie Film 'A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charlie Swan III'

9/9/2011 8:35am EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen has landed his first big screen role since he was fired as the star of sitcom "Two and a Half Men" earlier this year - and he'll play another Charlie.

The actor, who played Charlie Harper on the TV show, has signed on to play the titular character in new indie movie "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III."

Roman Coppola is set to write and direct the project, which will also star Jason Schwartzman.

Sheen's character will be a graphic designer struggling to come to terms with a break-up.

Sheen is also working on a TV sitcom spin-off based on 2003 Adam Sandler movie ...

Charlie Sheen To Be Roasted Same Night As 'Two And A Half Men' Premiere

7/5/2011 12:30pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen is set to make his return to American TV with a comedy roast on the same day Ashton Kutcher takes over as the leading man in Two And A Half Men.

Sheen was fired from the sitcom earlier this year after he hit headlines with a series of bizarre antics and a public feud with the show's creator Chuck Lorre. Kutcher was hired to replace him and his debut episode is set to air in the States on September 19th.

It has now emerged Sheen will also return to TV that evening in a roast for the Comedy Central network. The Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen will be taped on September...