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Richard Simmons and William Shatner's Uncomfortable Encounter on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 13th 2010 11:00AM
On 'Today,' Richard Simmons and William Shatner had an uncomfortable encounter which ultimately prompted the fitness personality to walk off the set.

Simmons initially pretended not to notice that cameras were rolling and held Shatner's arm, nuzzled into his neck and mouthed the words "I love you." But then Simmons acknowledged his antics were being televised and moved away from Shatner, opening a newspaper and announcing a desire to thumb through the sports page in an affected deep voice.

Watch the video after the jump.On 'Today,' Richard Simmons and William Shatner had an uncomfortable encounter which ultimately prompted the fitness personality to walk off the set.

Simmons initially pretended not to notice that cameras were rolling and held Shatner's arm, nuzzled into his neck and mouthed the words "I love you." But then Simmons acknowledged his antics were being televised and moved away from Shatner, opening a newspaper and announcing a desire to thumb through the sports page in an affected deep voice.

"Is that the way you think straight guys are?" asked Shatner, prompting Simmons to crumple his reading materials, toss them to the floor, and indignantly storm off the set.

Watch the video from TV's Top 5! below.


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