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We Need More Asian Villains

'Jeopardy' champ Arthur Chu is tired of Asians being seen as 'model minority'

(Newser) - Growing up, controversial Jeopardy champ Arthur Chu had plenty of "Asian heroes" pushed on him by his parents. "I got the sense ... that their ideal kid would be someone with the quiet, charming naiveté of [The Goonies'] Data and the calm equanimity and unwavering discipline of a... More »

10 Celebs Who Won't Work Together

And, boo, list includes Captain Kirk and Mr. Sulu

(Newser) - Everyone loves a good celebrity feud: And these 10, rounded up by TheRichest , are reportedly so bad that the actors involved refuse to work together. Five standout pairs:
  • Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte's 1994 romantic comedy I Love Trouble was spark-free, and perhaps that's because they worked together
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George Takei: Forget Russia Homophobes, Yank Olympics

Petitions to move Games back to 2010 host Vancouver

(Newser) - George Takei is fed up with Russia's anti-gay policies , but a boycott of Russian vodka —or even of the 2014 Sochi Olympics—isn't the way to make change. Rather, Takei wants to strip Russia of its Games and send them to Canada. In a blog post Tuesday,... More »

Red Symbol of Gay Support on Facebook Is Awesome

Mary Elizabeth Williams: Critics who say it's a meaningless gesture are wrong

(Newser) - Those red equal signs popping up all over Facebook and Twitter in support of gay rights have their share of critics—"meaningless gesture that accomplishes nothing" is a common theme —but Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon says those critics are missing the point. True, the logo, which is... More »

Washed-Up Stars' Savior: Social Media

From Justine Bateman to Sally Jessy Raphael, a 2nd chance

(Newser) - Chris Brown and Rihanna aren't the only ones finding fame/infamy on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and the lot. Plenty of last generation's stars are making waves there, too, reports the New York Times , which runs down a few recent success stories:
  • Though Sally Jessy Rafael only claims 5,
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'Smartest' Celeb Apprentice Cast Revealed

And it includes ... Teresa Giudice?

(Newser) - This season's Celebrity Apprentice cast is the smartest ever, according to an executive producer—but that might not really be saying much, considering members include bankrupt Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and mob-daughter-turned-reality-star Victoria Gotti. Even so, "We've never seen such a smart and funny group as this... More »

Takei, Hubby First Gay Couple on Newlywed Game

Star Trek actor and husband just marked 1st anniversary

(Newser) - The new version of the Newlywed Game will feature a gay couple for the first time—Star Trek actor George Takei and his husband Brad Altman, Queerty reports. Takei and Altman just celebrated their first anniversary—they’ve been together for 22 years but didn’t tie the knot until... More »

Kirk Blasts Sulu for Wedding Snub

Shatner says Takei holds grudge: 'There is a psychosis there'

(Newser) - William Shatner is setting his phaser to stun against his old Star Trek co-star George Takei. In a video posted on Shatner's Web site today, he lashed out at Takei for not inviting him to his wedding last month. The 77-year-old Kirk said Takei, who played Enterprise helmsman Sulu, apparently... More »

Takei Completes Trek to Altar

Mr. Sulu becomes Hollywood's first high-profile gay man to tie the knot

(Newser) - George Takei beamed with pride after tying the knot with his partner of 21 years in front of fellow Star Trek stars and close friends last night, reports E! Online. Mr. Sulu, who took on the enterprise soon after California legalized gay marriage, wore a white tux that matched husband... More »

Sulu to Stun Kirk With Wedding Snub

No space for Shatner at Star Trek actor Takei's wedding

(Newser) - Captain Kirk won't be beaming down to join his Enterprise shipmates at Mr. Sulu's wedding, reports the New York Post. Actor George Takei, who's marrying his long-term boyfriend in September, plans to have Walter Koenig (Chekov) as best man and Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) as matron of honor, and Spock (Leonard ... More »

Mr. Sulu Will Finally Tie Knot With Gay Lover

Calif. ruling leaves Takei free to marry partner of 21 years

(Newser) - Less than a week after California lifted its ban on gay marriage, Star Trek actor George Takei plans to beam up to the altar and marry his longtime partner Brad Altman, BBC reports. After 21 years together, the couple is suddenly facing the “delicious dilemma” of deciding where to... More »

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