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George Takei Writing Graphic Novel About Internment Camp Past

The Japanese-American actor and his relatives were forced to leave their Los Angeles home and live in a U.S. internment camp in Arkansas following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in 1941....

Katy Perry Tricks Fans With Fake Album Cover For April Fool's Day

The Firework singer has kept followers excited with the promise of a new album in 2017, and decided to have some fun with them on Saturday (01Apr17).Taking to Instagram, Katy posted an old photo of...

George Takei Mistook For Yoko Ono

George Takei was mistaken for Yoko Ono on the Subway in New York.The 79-year-old actor - who is married to long-term partner Brad Altman - wore shades in a bid to go incognito on Thursday...

Settlement Reached Over Star Trek Fan Film

Christian Gossett and Alec Peters made a short film called Prelude to Axanar, set 20 years before the original TV series, via a crowdfunding campaign in 2014, and then set up a new...

Star Trek Fan Film Lawsuit To Be Decided By Jury

Christian Gossett and Alec Peters made a short film called Prelude to Axanar, set 20 years before the original TV series, via a crowdfunding campaign in 2014, and then set up a new...

From Jk Rowling To George Takei: 10 Sassiest Celebrity Tweets Of 2016

Ever since social media was invented it's been used to, as millenials call it, 'throw shade'. We've all done it, but somehow it's even more equal parts shocking and hilarious when famous people do it...

Chris Evans: 'Stop Energising Lies, Donald Trump!'

The businessman turned politician, who beat Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House, caused controversy on Sunday (27Nov16) when he labelled his political rival "sad" and tweeted: "In addition to winning the Electoral...

George Takei Horrified By Muslim Registry Proposal

As a child, the Star Trek icon spent time in a U.S. internment camp, and he fears America is about to repeat a very dark time in the nation's history if Muslim citizens...

Harrison Ford And George Takei To Be Inducted Into The California Hall Of Fame

The actors will be honoured alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger's ex-wife Maria Shriver, author Isabel Allende, former baseball player Tony Gwynn, artist Corita Kent, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, and music entrepreneur...

Octavia Spencer Promises To Fight To Protect Equal Rights After Trump Victory

The controversial property mogul and reality TV star pulled off a stunning victory over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton after polls closed on Tuesday (08Nov16), and he was declared the 45th U.S. President...

George Takei Expected Coming Out To Affect Career

George Takei expected his career to ''fade'' when he came out as gay.The 79-year-old actor - who is married to long-term partner Brad Altman - went public about his sexuality in 2004 when then-Governor of...

John Cho's Gay Kiss Cut From Star Trek Beyond

The actor, who plays Hikaru Sulu in the sci-fi film franchise, recently revealed the iconic character would have a husband in the new movie, making him the first gay character in the Star...

John Cho Worried About George Takei's Reaction

John Cho was concerned about how George Takei would feel about Hikaru Sulu being gay.The 44-year-old actor reprises his role as the USS Enterprise commander 'Star Trek Beyond', in which it is revealed his alter...

Simon Pegg: 'There's No Spat With George Takei'

The veteran actor is famed for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in the original sci-fi franchise, a role now played onscreen by John Cho. It was recently revealed Sulu would 'come out'...

George Takei To Star In Pacific Overtures Revival

The Star Trek star will lead the cast of the new production at off-Broadway theater Classic Stage Company starting next April (17). Takei will play the narrator, known as the Reciter, telling...

George Takei Clarifies Comments Over Decision To Cast Gay Sulu

The 79-year-old Star Trek veteran took to social media to explain the comments he made after it was revealed that John Cho will be the first gay character in the Star Trek franchise. Takei, a...

George Takei Clarifies Sulu Stance

George Takei is ''delighted'' 'Star Trek' is exploring diversity.The 79-year-old actor previously said he believes the decision to portray Hikaru Sulu - who he originally played in the 1960s TV series - as in a...

Simon Pegg Hasn't Fallen Out With George Takei Over Gay Sulu Character

Star Trek script-writer Simon Pegg has defended the decision to portray the character of Hikaru Sulu as openly gay, and has insisted that he and George Takei – the actor who originally played Sulu –...

Simon Pegg: George Takei And I Are Friends

Simon Pegg insists he and George Takei haven't fallen out over the 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu being written as gay.The 46-year-old actor - who was responsible for writing the script for 'Star Trek Beyond'...

Simon Pegg: 'I Respectfully Disagree With George Takei'

Hikaru Sulu's private details will be revealed in the new film Star Trek Beyond and fans will discover the character, now played by John Cho, is a father to a young daughter with...

John Cho's Sulu Is Star Trek's First Gay Character

Hikaru Sulu's private details will be revealed in the new sequel and fans will discover he's a father to a young daughter with his partner. John can't wait for Trekkers to see...

George Takei Not A Fan Of Gay Star Trek Character

Hikaru Sulu's private details will be revealed in the new film and fans will discover the character, now played by John Cho, is a father to a young daughter with his gay partner....

Simon Pegg And George Takei Disagree Over Sulu Being Portrayed As Gay In 'Star Trek Beyond'

Star Trek Beyond co-writer Simon Pegg has said he “respectfully disagrees” with George Takei, after the actor called the news that Hikaru Sulu would be gay in the new movie “really unfortunate”. Takei, who is...

Simon Pegg Disagrees With George Takei Over Gay Star Trek Character

Simon Pegg thinks it is ''unfortunate'' that George Takei is disappointed the 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu has been written as gay in the new movie.The 46-year-old star is responsible for writing the script for...

Hikaru Sulu To Be Portrayed As An Openly Gay Character In 'Star Trek Beyond'

One of Star Trek’s best-known characters, Hikaru Sulu, will be depicted as gay in the forthcoming blockbuster Star Trek Beyond.American actor John Cho, who is reprising his role as the third officer and senior helmsman...

George Takei Disappointed Sulu Is Gay

George Takei thinks it is ''unfortunate'' 'Star Trek's Hikaru Sulu has been written as gay.The 79-year-old actor believes the decision to feature the USS Enterprise helmsman - who he originally played in the 1960s TV...

John Cho: Sulu Is Gay

John Cho has revealed his 'Star Trek' character Hikaru Sulu is gay.The USS Enterprise helmsman will be seen in upcoming movie 'Star Trek Beyond' as being in a same sex relationship and the father to...

George Takei Urges Lbgtq Activists To Campaign For Assault Weapon Ban

His comments come following the mass shooting in Orlando, when Omar Mateen used an assault weapon to kill 49 people and injure 53. The 79-year-old actor is rallying gay activists to take the lead on...

George Takei Attacks Marvel Bosses Over Tilda Swinton Doctor Strange Casting

Executives have defended their decision to ask the Brit to take on the character, who was Tibetan in the graphic novels, explaining they cast her so as not to upset Chinese authorities and...

Academy Apologises For "Tone-deaf" Asian Jokes During Telecast

The organisers of the Oscars have apologised for the “tone-deaf” portrayal of Asians in various jokes at this year’s ceremony, after a group of actors and filmmakers of Asian descent complained of being offended.The Academy...

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