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William Shatner to Play Dad in Shit My Dad Says

' Your wedding's just one more day I can't wear sweat pants'

(Newser) - Those dramatic readings of Levi Johnston's tweets may have doubled as an audition: William Shatner has been cast as the curmudgeonly dad in CBS' pilot based on Twitter sensation Shit My Dad Says . The pilot, to be executive produced by the creators of Will & Grace, will feature Shatner as...

Boston Legal Actor Killed in Car Crash

Justin Mentell dead at 27

(Newser) - Former Boston Legal actor Justin Mentell has been killed in a car accident in rural Wisconsin. The 27-year-old, who played attorney Garrett Wells in the show's inaugural season, died after his Jeep careened off a steep embankment around 3am Monday, according to E! Online. The actor wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

8 Celebs Who Should Quit Twitter

Spencer Pratt's New Year's resolution should be to shut up

(Newser) - Thanks to Twitter, you can now spend your day following Paris Hilton’s every move—or, more importantly, reading each and every one of Spencer Pratt’s shout-outs to himself. PopEater names eight celebs who should really step away from the Twitter:
  • Al Roker: Didn’t expect to see him
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Palin Turns Tables on Shatner
 Palin Turns Tables on Shatner 

Palin Turns Tables on Shatner

After he mockingly reads from her book, she returns favor

(Newser) - Sarah Palin made a surprise appearance on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien tonight—and turned the tables on actor William Shatner. Shatner mockingly read passages from Palin's blockbuster Going Rogue—including ones about rapper Kid Rock and stalking sheep. Afterward, it was Palin's turn to read from Shatner's Up ...

Shatner Lashes Limbaugh on Health Care

Limbaugh sees no problem with care going to wealthy

(Newser) - Captain Kirk thinks Rush Limbaugh’s full of it. In this truly surreal clip from an upcoming episode of Shatner’s Raw Nerve, seen on Huffington Post , the actor gets into a heated back-and-forth with Limbaugh over health care. Shatner poses his premise that under the current system, "If...

Shatner Reads the Real Levi
 Shatner Reads the Real Levi 
APOLOGIES dept.

Shatner Reads the Real Levi

Conan O'Brien sorry for fake Tweets, but not too sorry

(Newser) - The Tonight Show got the last laugh on Levi Johnston. The soon-to-be Playgirl model threatened to sue if Conan O’Brien didn’t retract Wednesday’s poetry session, featuring William Shatner dramatically reading Levi’s supposed Tweets. So O'Brien admitted they were actually written by “a clever impostor posing...

Shatner Poeticizes Levi's Tweets
 Shatner 
 Poeticizes 
 Levi's Tweets 
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Shatner Poeticizes Levi's Tweets

William Shatner back on Conan for dramatic reading of Johnston's posts

(Newser) - Only a dramatic reading by William Shatner can give Levi Johnston’s tweets the gravity they truly deserve. Shatner visited The Tonight Show yesterday to poeticize Twitter gems such as, “Maybe I’m a genius and not even know it. Maybe I don’t exist and it only seems...

Shatner: Conan 'Holds Me Close'

 Shatner: Conan 
 'Holds Me Close'


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Shatner: Conan 'Holds Me Close'

Actor dishes on relationship with O'Brien, still hasn't seen Star Trek

(Newser) - William Shatner’s beat-poetry homages to Sarah Palin on Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show have become viral-video hits. Time magazine caught up with the actor and Priceline pitchman to find out about his off-camera relationship with O’Brien, Star Trek, and more:
  • “It's great,” Shatner reports. Conan
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Shatner Graces Conan With More Palin 'Poetry'

This time, drawn from her Twitter feed

(Newser) - After realizing Sarah Palin’s incoherent resignation address was not actually a speech but rather poetry, Conan O’Brien started investigating her Twitter feed. “Some people have found her tweets to be a little rambling, confusing, and off-topic,” O’Brien said on last night’s Tonight Show, but...

Shatner Covers Palin's Farewell Poem ... Er, Speech

(Newser) - Sarah Palin’s farewell speech may have sounded like random meandering gibberish, but it was actually random meandering performance poetry, Conan O’Brien explained last night on NBC's Tonight Show. To celebrate her obvious gifts, he enlisted William Shatner for a Beat-style reading—and yes, it's as amazing as you...

Original Trek Still The Best
 Original Trek Still The Best 
OPINION

Original Trek Still The Best

(Newser) - It’s been a long time since James Kirk set out on his 5-year mission, and those early voyages may look cheesy, low-budget, or even sexist now. But “the original Star Trek still has a passion and vitality,” writes Andrew O’Hehir of Salon. “It stands out,...

Boston Legal, Creator Bow Out, But Not Quietly
Boston Legal, Creator Bow Out, But Not Quietly
OPINION

Boston Legal, Creator Bow Out, But Not Quietly

(Newser) - Tonight's final episode of Boston Legal marks a temporary end to creator David E. Kelley’s reign as “l'enfant terrible turned angry-older-guy of TV,” writes Lisa DeMoraes in the Washington Post. Kelley “has used his various prime-time series to prosecute cases against society's assorted ills—and sometimes,...

Kirk Blasts Sulu for Wedding Snub
Kirk Blasts
Sulu for Wedding Snub

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...

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 ...

I Am Not a Kook But I Play One on TV

Shatner uninvited to reprise Capt. Kirk in new Trek flick

(Newser) - Beam me up, Scotty...please?  When the gazillionth Star Trek movie goes into production, it will go there without the original Captain Kirk. While the latest movie incarnation of Star Trek will include the veteran Spock character, played by Leonard Nimoy, director J.J Abrams has passed on including William...

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