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2008-08-16 18:25:00

William Shatner sat in a dull office looking at a TV monitor displaying a personal message he was supposed to read while signing an autograph. The former "Star Trek" star wasn't very pleased. "I can't do this, this is crazy," Shatner said. The on screen message, submitted by a fan, was too odd for Shatner.  The Emmy-winner and investor in Live Autographs, a video service where stars appear on camera and give a personal message as they sign an autograph just had to say something. "Are you...

2008-08-11 21:00:34

The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles will feature many of today's biggest stars speaking some of TV's most memorable lines, ABC said. The prize presentation is to air live on the network Sept. 21. Some of the celebrities slated to speak the unforgettable catchphrases are Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, Kelsey Grammer, Heidi Klum, Denis Leary, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Piven, Doris Roberts, William Shatner, James Spader and Donald Trump. "Celebrating the...

2008-06-21 12:00:15

By Lohr McKinstry, The Press-Republican, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Jun. 21--PORT HENRY -- Barbara Luna's character fell into the arms of starship Capt. James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" television series. This week, Luna gets to fall into Kirk's arms again, only this time he's played not by William Shatner but by Ticonderoga resident James Cawley. A Los Angeles resident, Luna is in Port Henry this week appearing in the most recent "Star Trek Phase II" fan production, "Enemy...

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2006-10-06 16:05:00

NEW YORK - It looked like any other auction, until you noticed the guy with pointed Vulcan ears. Christie's boldly went Thursday where no auction house has ever gone before, kicking off a three-day sale of Star Trek memorabilia. From costumes and props to blueprints and furniture, the auction featured more than 1,000 lots from the archives of CBS Paramount Television Studios. The bidding started quickly, with battles taking place on some of the early lots. Bids were accepted on the floor,...

2006-08-13 23:56:23

By Scott Hillis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Starship Enterprise is in trouble and, as usual, Capt. James T. Kirk has a plan to save it. William Shatner, who played the swashbuckling spacefarer in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, is voicing Kirk in a new computer video game in the face of ebbing interest in the "Star Trek" franchise. The game "Star Trek: Legacy," due out in October, will let players steer more than 60 starships -- spanning all five of the franchise's...

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2006-08-14 00:55:00

By Scott Hillis SAN FRANCISCO -- The Starship Enterprise is in trouble and, as usual, Capt. James T. Kirk has a plan to save it. William Shatner, who played the swashbuckling spacefarer in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, is voicing Kirk in a new computer video game in the face of ebbing interest in the "Star Trek" franchise. The game "Star Trek: Legacy," due out in October, will let players steer more than 60 starships -- spanning all five of the franchise's live-action TV...

2006-06-20 01:37:01

By Kimberly Nordyke LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has chosen former "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw, producer-director James Burrows, producer Leonard Goldberg, talk-show host Regis Philbin and actor William Shatner for induction into its Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who have made "extraordinary contributions to television" in front of or behind the camera. "This year's inductees have each helped shape our industry...

2006-05-02 03:43:22

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - David E. Kelley's modestly rated comedy-drama "Boston Legal" will return for a third season, sources said. The series, starring William Shatner, James Spader and Candice Bergen, is slated to end its sophomore season with a two-hour finale May 16. In addition to "Boston Legal," Kelley has another project at ABC, "Life on Mars," a drama pilot based on the BBC sci-fi crime drama, which is targeted for fall 2007. "Boston Legal,"...

2006-01-18 18:40:00

LOS ANGELES -- Going maybe where no other actor has gone before, "Star Trek" star William Shatner has sold a piece of his body for charity. Shatner, famed for playing Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship U.S.S. Enterprise in the original "Star Trek" TV series, sold his kidney stone to online casino GoldenPalace.Com for $25,000. The money will be donated by Shatner to Habitat for Humanity to build houses for the poor. But Shatner said it wasn't easy parting with a kidney stone,...

2005-10-18 08:35:33

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Michael J. Fox, who gave up the TV sitcom "Spin City" five years ago to focus his battle on Parkinson's disease, will return to ABC later this season as a guest star on the courtroom drama "Boston Legal." Fox will play a corporate executive who suffers from lung cancer and is represented by the show's fictional law firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt in a court case involving a promising cancer-fighting drug, ABC said. During the course of Fox's...


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