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William Shatner Plays Juliet's Dad on 'Psych' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 1st 2011 8:10AM
William Shatner on 'Pysch'It was all about Juliet on this week's 'Psych' (Wed., 10PM ET on USA). Her 30th birthday was fast approaching and so the guys decided to broker a peace between Jules and her estranged dad, Frank. Who was played by William Shatner.

Frank's a con-man who is now trying to redeem himself after a lifetime of poor fathering. On a stake-out the cops can't risk calling in the SWAT team because civilians could get hurt, so what to do? Luckily Frank leaps into action: "I ... have an idea," he offers.

Frank's idea turns out to be pure genius and the bad guys are delivered right to the door of the police department. As Jules thanks him, Frank smiles and says "It was the least I could do."

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From Small Screen to Singer: When TV Stars Double as Musicians

by Spinner Editors, posted Nov 24th 2011 2:00PM
From Spinner: We love a good crossover, especially when our favorite TV stars pick up a microphone and belt out some tunes.



The good folks over at Spinner have compiled a bunch of videos of TV celebs from Joey Lawrence to Zooey Deschanel as they showcase their vocal chops. Though a number of singers have moved from music to television, this list features stars who made it big on the small screen before picking up a microphone, to varying degrees of success.

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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: William Shatner Shakes Up the Team on 'Psych'

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 16th 2011 3:30PM
When I heard that William Shatner was going to be guesting on 'Psych,' I did a little nerd jig of joy, and not just because I'm a 'Star Trek' nut. 'Psych' is one of my turn-my-brain-off, escapist pleasures, and seeing the Shat bring his inimitable brand of ham to the proceedings sounded like an excellent idea.

The episode itself, which airs Nov. 30 and has Shatner playing Jules' con-man father, is a solidly enjoyable outing. But one question sprang to mind as I watched it: Why aren't there any 'Star Trek' shout-outs in the episode? On a show as pop-culture obsessed as 'Pysch,' not even one Tribble or red-shirt reference? What gives?

Here's what the show's creator and executive producer, Steve Franks, had to say when I asked him about that.

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William Shatner On George Takei Feud: 'I Think He Secretly Was in Love With Me' (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Oct 5th 2011 7:30PM
William Shatner's interview on 'Good Day NY' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox) got off to a strange start when co-host Greg Kelly's cell phone rang. In typical Shatner style, it only got weirder from there, as he speculated that the basis for his long-running feud with 'Star Trek' co-star George Takei was that Takei was secretly in love with him. For good measure, he also recited a few lines from 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'

Shatner's comments on his feud with Takei probably won't make a reconciliation any more likely. "I don't know whats the matter with him ... he just won't make up. I think secretly he was in love with me, the fact that I kissed him on the lips gently on occasion seemed to inspired him," Shatner said. In his new book 'Shatner Rules,' he writes that he believes Takei couldn't handle not being the one in the 'Star Trek' spotlight.

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Live Long and Prosper, Spock: Leonard Nimoy Attends His Last 'Star Trek' Convention

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 4th 2011 8:45AM
Leonard NimoyTake a deep breath and pull up a chair, Trekkies: Spock has beamed off the ship.

While his evergreen erstwhile 'Star Trek' co-star William Shatner keeps on working like he's still in his 60s, Leonard Nimoy has decided it's time to hang up the pointy ears for good.

Last month he announced that he'd be attending his last 'Star Trek' convention in Chicago this week, and now it's happened. The AP reports that Nimoy parted from fans with the traditional four-fingered Vulcan salute and salutation: "Live Long and Prosper."

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William Shatner on 'Weird or What?,' the Cosmos and How Everything Is Just Plain Odd

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Sep 12th 2011 2:00PM
If you think about it, there's really no one more appropriate to host a show of this nature than sci-fi legend William Shatner. Each episode of 'Weird or What?' contains several stories of bizarre or otherwise unexplained events or phenomena -- such as a man surviving a several-storey fall, or killer ice balls from the sky -- and each is narrated by the former 'Star Trek' star in his own distinct Shatner-esque manner.



This isn't just moonlighting for him, either; Shatner has always been borderline-obsessed with the unexplainable, even when he was a little boy. AOL TV caught up with him to talk about 'Weird or What,' the cosmos and how everything in our world is extraordinary.

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Charlie Sheen Roast Adds William Shatner, Kate Walsh and Jon Lovitz

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 8th 2011 3:45PM
The Charlie Sheen Roast just got a little more weird, and significantly more random. Comedy Central announced that former roastee William Shatner, in addition to 'Private Practice' actress Kate Walsh and Jon Lovitz, will be joining Mike Tyson and a slew of stand-up comedians in the public tarring and feathering of America's most embarrassing celebrity.

In addition to those stars, the network also announced that comedians Patrice O'Neal and Amy Schumer will be on the roast dias. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash will also be there, but it's unclear whether he will be a roaster, or just take a long nap under his giant hat.

The full roast roster also includes previously-announced Roastmaster Seth MacFarlane, Mike Tyson, Steve-O, Anthony Jeselnik and RoastMaster General Jeffrey Ross.

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Fan Expo 2011 Day 4: Malcolm McDowell the Teacher, Robert Englund Casts Luke Skywalker and William Shatner Takes Charge

by Aaron Broverman, posted Aug 29th 2011 2:59PM
Time flies when you're having fun, especially at Fan Expo Canada. Sunday was the final day, and boy was it a humdinger. Fan Expo organizers made sure they went out with a bang with character actor Malcolm McDowell, ('A Clockwork Orange') Freddy Krueger himself (Robert Englund), and a special one-day-only appearance by William Shatner.

Couldn't squeeze it in to your weekend schedule? Thankfully, we were there in your stead, so why not find out what you missed? After all, just because you couldn't attend, doesn't mean you can't pretend...

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William Shatner Sets Sights on Genie Awards

by Sarah Kelsey, posted Feb 16th 2011 11:15AM
Ottawa, get ready -- Captain Kirk is headed to your city. It was just announced that William Shatner, the Canadian icon and current star of '$#*! My Dad Says,' will host this year's Genie Awards gala.

"I'm so looking forward to coming to Canada as the host of the 31st annual Genie Awards and seeing a lot of my old friends," said Shatner in a release issued today. "Unfortunately, most of them are dead of old age."

The annual event celebrates the Canadian film industry and will take place at the National Arts Centre in Canada's capital.

Working alongside Shatner will be 'Barney's Version' and 'Twilight' star Rachelle Lefevre who will act as 'the voice' of the event. Special musical performances and celebrity presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Catch the Genie Awards on March 10 at 8PM on CBC.

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Lin Yu Chun, William Shatner Sing Duet on 'Lopez Tonight' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Apr 22nd 2010 4:50AM
Lin Yu Chun, William Shatner Duet on 'Lopez Tonight'Considered to be the next Susan Boyle, Taiwanese 24-year-old Lin Yu Chun graced us with more of his remarkably high notes during his late-night TV debut on 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS). But this time he shared the stage (and the song) with William Shatner.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Leonard Nimoy Decides to Retire from Acting

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 21st 2010 7:00AM
leonard_nimoy_smiling_star_trekLeonard Nimoy has had one of the more distinguished and iconic television careers. He'll always be known first and foremost as 'Star Trek's' Mr. Spock, but in a six-decade long run that began with movies like 'Them' and 'Kid Monk Baroni,' Nimoy has proved that he's much more than just Spock. He's a man who's made his mark as an actor, writer, director, musician and artist. And he has decided now, at the age of 79, to call it day.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Nimoy responded specifically to the question of whether he would play Spock again in the next J.J. Abrams' 'Star Trek' movie. He said, "I want to get off the stage. Also, I don't think it would be fair to Zachary Quinto. He's a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it's time to give him some space. And I'm very flattered the character will continue."

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Is Game Show Hostdom Dead?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 26th 2010 3:10PM
Game show hosts Drew Carey, Wayne Brady and Guy Fieri
Game shows used to flood the dial of my TV back in the 1980s and '90s. And that was when my TV could only pick up eight channels, three depending on the weather.

Back then, almost everything from daytime fare to the occasional prime time bit of airtime starred game show hosts. Their purpose on television was solely to wear smart suits, make sure their teeth reached the optimum level of whiteness and keep the game moving but entertaining.

Now that game shows are making a slow but steady return to television, it seems the traditional role of "host" has turned away from the traditional "game" emcee like Chuck Woolery, Wink Martindale, Bob Barker and Art Fleming and more towards lively hosting personalities from other walks of entertainment life like Drew Carey, Wayne Brady, Howie Mandel and Guy Fieri. Does this mean that the role of the traditional TV game show has gone to that great big "Curtain No. 2" in the sky?

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Spring TV: Which Pilots Will Crash and Burn?

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 23rd 2010 5:32PM


There are two groups of people who get really excited about pilot season: L.A. actors hoping for a break and television writers. Being a member of the latter category, I admit to a tingly feeling creeping over me as word of the shows in development at all the big networks are starting to leak out. While most people are attributing feelings of renewal to the change in the weather, I'm happily anticipating what J.J. Abrams has in store for us this fall.

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Giveaway Tuesday: 'Boston Legal' Joins TV Land and Someone's Winning an HDTV

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 9th 2010 10:39AM
boston_legal_TV_land_promoAre you ready for some fun stuff, like maybe winning a free HDTV? Well, get ready. 'Boston Legal' is going into syndication on TV Land, which means if you have yet to enjoy the antics of Alan Shore, Denny Crane and company, this is the chance of a lifetime to enjoy one of the best legal dramas in recent TV history. Oh heck, ever!

'Boston Legal,' starring William Shatner and James Spader, runs weeknights at 11 PM ET on TV Land. And to celebrate, you may be able to tune into 'Boston Legal' five nights a week with a brand, spanking new TV! Yes, sir. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner receiving a 26" LCD HDTV (MSRP $349.99). The contest begins today, March 9, 2010.

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Max Headroom, Actor, Pitchman-man-man and Talk Show Host?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 2nd 2010 9:00PM
The 80's pop icon, Max Headroom, whose show is coming back on DVD, was more than just the basis for a hyper cult tech-drama and a shill for New Coke. He wore many big shoes, even though he had no feet, one can assume. He figuratively and literally was a talking head.

Max Headroom, who always reminded me of a young Christopher Titus immortalized in claymation, hosted several talk shows for the BBC and got his own taste of the late night dynasty on Cinemax with 'The Original Max Talking Headroom Show,' a cyberpunkish gab fest hosted by actor Matt Frewer as the digital stutterer.

Here's a hilarious sit down with William Shatner that's hilarious for two reasons: (1) the brilliant, improvised jabs they take with and at each other are themselves hilarious and (2) they are both such animated characters that it's actually hard to tell the two apart.

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