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Tell us how you really feel, William Shatner.
In an interview with Joel Amos of Movie Fanatic, the veteran actor – and the man who originated Captain James T. Kirk – is asked about JJ Abrams helming both the updated Star Trek franchise and Star Wars franchise.
How does Shatner feel about the director?
“He’s probably the most talented director of that ilk we have,” Shatner says, adding, however, that Abrams has “gone too far” and is actually “being a pig” these days.
Veteran ABC News reporter and political correspondent Sam Donaldson got arrested for DUI this month in Delaware. Bet you didn’t see that coming!
According to law enforcement, the 78-year-old was pulled over after he had driven onto the shoulder of the road. Officers detected the presence of alcohol.
Police performed a field sobriety test on Sam. He tanked.
Donaldson was arrested for DUI and was taken to a nearby station where he was booked and “released to an adult pending his appearance in court.”
He was said to be very cooperative during the incident. That’s nice at least. NoMore >
An 11-year-old Utah boy brought a gun to school to protect himself from a Newtown-style attack, then showed the pistol to classmates during recess, according to reports.
He was detained on assault and weapons charges, a school spokesman said.11-Year-Old Brings Gun To School
The boy, a sixth-grader, took the unloaded .22-caliber handgun to his school south of Salt Lake City in his backpack on Monday, the spokesman added.
Some ammunition was also found in the 11-year-old’s backpack, but it did not appear to go with the gun, according the spokesman, Ben Horsley.
No one wasMore >
Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo, agreed to pay his accuser $125,000, under one condition – that Sheldon Stephens retract the allegation that he was underage.
Stephens alleged he was only 16 when Clash began an affair with him. Clash admits an affair, but insists it started when Stephens, now 23, was an adult.
Stephens recanted his allegation days later, but only after a secret settlement was struck between the two parties. Under the terms of the settlement:
- Clash agreed to pay Stephens $125,000.
- He releases a statement saying he [Stephens] wants it to be
Bob Welch, a musician best known for playing with iconic rock band Fleetwood Mac between 1971 and 1974, has committed suicide. He was 66.
The artist’s body was found inside his Nashville home today, police confirm, discovered there by his wife around noon local time. He reportedly shot himself in the chest and left a suicide note.
Following three years at the guitar and microphone with Fleetwood Mac, Welch formed British rock group Paris in 1976. He most well-known tracks include “Sentimental Lady” and “Ebony Eyes.”
Our thoughts go out to his family.
Richard Dawson, the legendary host of Family Feud and a veteran film and TV actor, has died from complications due to esophageal cancer, according to his son.
He was 79. Gary Dawson wrote on Facebook late Saturday:
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer.”
“He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered.”
Dawson hosted Family Feud from 1976-1985 and 1994-1995. He was also famous for being aMore >
Heather Locklear left UCLA Hospital last night, following an emergency admission that stemmed from a dangerous mix of pills and alcohol, but reports indicate her family hopes the actress ends up back in the facility soon.
Sources tell Entertainment Tonight that the veteran actress was “out of control” when her sister called 911 on Thursday afternoon, while an insider admits to People:
“Heather is in bed all the time, usually four days out of the week. Hung over, she lays in bed; she’s depressed, she just hangs out.”
As a result, Locklear’s loved ones are pushing for theMore >
Will George Takei live long enough to prosper after making the following comments public?
In order to settle a feud between one Star Trek icon (William Shatner) and on Star Wars veteran (Carrie Fisher), this veteran actor has taken to the Internet and posted a message that he hopes will bring both sides together: let’s all hate on Twilight instead!
“What’s needed today now more than ever is star peace, for there is an ominous, mutual threat to all science fiction. It’s called Twilight and it is really, really bad,” says Takei.
The actor even getsMore >
A shooting at Virginia Tech University has left two people dead, including a police officer, and prompted the entire school to be placed on lockdown today.
A Virginia Tech police officer was fatally shot on the campus by an as-yet-unidentified gunman, for whom a sweeping search was conducted for four hours.
Here’s the local press conference detailing the events of this afternoon:
Around 4:30 p.m. EST, the Blacksburg, Va., school announced on its Twitter feed that “law enforcement agencies have determined there is no longer an active threat or aMore >
Sean Maher, best known for roles on Firefly, Make It or Break It and now The Playboy Club, is gay. The actor made the admission today in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“It’s so liberating. It was interesting to be coming to have a conversation that I was always afraid to have,” Maher tells the magazine, adding: “This is my coming out ball. I’ve been dying to do this.”
Maher lives in Los Angeles with a partner named Paul. The couple has two kids, Sophia Rose, 4, and Liam Xavier, 14 months.More >
In a season that has felt yawn-worthy at times, Thursday night’s Big Brother double eviction episode was anything but. It was as big a shake-up as you could ask for.
Following Jeff’s decision to back door Danieie, Evel Dick’s daughter battled hard to stay, leaving the outcome uncertain. Could she somehow rally three votes?
That was just the first part of Thursday’s episode, with the rest cramming a week’s worth of Big Brother into a half hour. The results? Surprising, to say the least.
THG recaps last night’s Big Brother mania below …
You knew Daniele would not go down without a fight.More >
Are you feeling remiss over the end of all Kim Kardashian wedding build-up? Don’t worry, readers, another family proposal is on the way!
During the Saturday night reception, producers were busy mapping out a supposed special moment between Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian. How do we know? Because it was caught on tape!
TMZ has obtained the audio of one producer speaking to another about how Scott must approach Kourtney and bring up the future of their relationship. The walkie-talkie conversation concludes with a woman telling her co-workers: “See you at Kourtney’s wedding.”
In news as stunning as it is devastating, The World According to Paris will not be returning for a second season on Oxygen, New York Magazine reports.
Pour out some of your Appletini for Paris’ latest reality show.
According to N.Y. Magazine, Hilton’s show earned barely 400,000 viewers in its June debut and sunk even lower in airings for subsequent episodes.
Not even an appearance by THG could salvage the show.
“I wanted the show to be as real as possible,” said the 30-year-old Paris, who appeared alongside mom Kathy Hilton, boyfriend CyMore >
His songs were covered on American Idol this week. He’s hosting Saturday Night Live tomorrow. And now Elton John is jumping into the fray of another pop culture debate.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon last night, the veteran artist was asked about Kings of Leon and Dave Grohl, musicians that have lashed out at Glee creator Ryan Murphy for asking if his show could cover their singles.
“When someone wants to do your song, it’s a compliment,” John said, getting pointed in his criticism of Kings of Leon: “Lighten up, you assholes… I mean, this is a compliment. Also, it sends a positiveMore >
Charlie Sheen has already alienated a large majority of his fan base.
Now, the machete-wielding actor has gone off on one of his few remaining allies in the business, former Two and a Half Men co-star Jon Cryer.
“Like I said: You’re with me, or you’re with the trolls,” Sheen told E! News yesterday. “Obviously he’s with the trolls.”
Calling in from his house, Sheen continued to rant against Cryer, using false information to attack the veteran movie and TV star.
“Jon has not called me. He’s a turncoat, a traitor, a troll. Clearly he’s a troll,” said Sheen. “He issued a statement.* Is itMore >