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2009-09-14 05:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation has launched EmmyTVLegends.org, a new web video portal offering free, public access to the Archive of American Television, the most comprehensive videotaped interview collection of its kind. It features revealing conversations with more than 600 influential figures that have shaped the television industry from its inception to present day, and includes little-known anecdotes, unique...

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2009-07-06 07:45:02

A movie based on the 1980s U.S. television series T.J. Hooker is in the works, producer Ryan Heppe said. The action comedy will focus on the relationship between the title character and his father, but the film hasn't been cast yet, Variety.com reported. The TV show starred William Shatner, Adrian Zmed, Heather Locklear, Richard Herd and James Darren. The series was the poster child for cop TV shows in the 1980s with great stunts, so we think there's a fun movie to be made from it, Heppe...

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2009-05-01 09:15:00

Star Trek's original 1960s Capt. Kirk, William Shatner, skipped the glittery Los Angeles premiere of the 2009 film, observers said. With a galaxy of stars at Grauman's Chinese Theater to attend the official unveilingThursday of the Paramount feature Star Trek, including the original television series' Spock, Leonard Nimoy, and Chris Pine, who plays Kirk in the new movie, Shatner was a no-show, Britain's Daily Mail reported. The apparent snub came after Shatner complained he hadn't been cast...

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2009-04-30 18:32:58

Canadian-born actor and Star Trek icon William Shatner has announced plans for a new series of comic books. The issues will be released through Bluewater Productions. Shatner is scheduled to take part in a book signing to correspond with National Free Comic Book Day Saturday at Golden Apple Comic in Los Angeles, organizers said. Free Comic Book Day is the annual promotion sponsored by Diamond Distributors, in which participating comic book shops around the world are to give away comic books...

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2009-02-26 17:00:00

Actor William Shatner, possibly following the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan, said he might consider running for Canadian prime minister. The 77-year-old Emmy Award-winner, best known as Capt. James T. Kirk on Star Trek, made a comment in response to a fan letter urging him to become Canada's governor general, representing Queen Elizabeth II, who is officially the head of state. I must, with deepest thanks, turn down your honorable intent to advance me as Governor...

2008-11-24 15:47:30

The conclusion of Boston Legal seems to reflect the current U.S. economic climate, according to information released by ABC Monday. Due to financial difficulties, fictional law firm Crane Poole and Schmidt may be sold, as the show comes to a close after a five-year run with a two-hour series finale scheduled to air Dec. 8. The finale will also see Alan Shore (James Spader) heading to the Supreme Court to get Denny Crane (William Shatner) a non-FDA approved drug that may slow down his...

2008-11-13 21:00:10

William Shatner and Aisha Tyler are scheduled to be the first celebrity contestants to compete on the U.S. game show "Million Dollar Password," CBS said. Shatner is best known for his roles on TV's "Star Trek" and "Boston Legal." Tyler has worked on "Friends,""CSI" and "Ghost Whisperer." The two are slated to appear on the update of the classic game show when it premieres Dec. 21 with Regis Philbin acting as host. Contestants on the show will team up with celebrities in an effort to win...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By Mark Jordan Early in her working life, Lisa Lampanelli, the Grammy-nominated insult comic who performs Saturday at Sam's Town Casino's River Palace Entertainment Center, was in these shoes. After graduating from Syracuse University, Lampanelli, born Lisa Lampugnale in Trumbull, Conn., started a career in journalism, interviewing "hair bands" for magazines like Hit Parader and Rolling Stone. After a decade on the beat, Lampanelli abandoned journalism for comedy, but her former career...

2008-09-20 18:00:15

Hollywood director J.J. Abrams says he didn't put William Shatner in his upcoming "Star Trek" remake because the actor wanted too large a part. Abrams said while he had initially intended to put the star of the original "Star Trek" TV series in his upcoming movie, Shatner was adamant he have a bigger role in the Hollywood production, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. "It was very tricky. We actually had written a scene with him in it that was a flashback kind of thing, but the truth...

2008-09-08 12:00:15

When Jonathan Fields spotted William Shatner waiting to board a JetBlue flight at New York's JFK in May, he did what any other self-respecting blogger would do. He popped open his Apple (AAPL) Mac, connected to the Web using the free Wi-Fi provided by JetBlue, and used Twitter to share the sighting with pals. "JetBlue terminal," Fields wrote on the blog service that lets users send short messages of 140 characters with status updates to groups of friends. "William Shatner waiting in pinstripe...


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