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George Takei: 'I Don't Need To Forgive William Shatner'

The actors have been embroiled in an ongoing war of words for years since they worked together on the hit sci-fi series, but Takei is adamant there is no real bitterness between them and...

George Takei Brands Australia Backwards Over Gay Rights

The openly-gay star denounced the country's failure to legalise same-sex unions during a trip Down Under this week (beg13Apr15), singling out Prime Minister Tony Abbott for particular criticism. He tells the Sydney...

Rihanna Slams Indiana Law In Foul-mouthed Rant

Several stars including singer Miley Cyrus and actor George Takei have spoken out about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was passed in Indiana last month (Mar15). Opponents insist the new...

Wilco Cancels Indiana Show Over Controversial New Legislation

Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last Thursday (26Mar15), and now business owners can use their religious beliefs as a defence if sued by a private party....

George Takei Calls For Boycott Of Indiana Over Passing Of Religious Freedom Law

The Star Trek icon took to Facebook.com on Tuesday (24Mar15) and urged devotees to write to Governor Mike Pence and convince him not to sign bill SB101, aka the Religious Freedom Restoration Act,...

George Takei Taking War Musical To Broadway

Star Trek icon George Takei is set to make his Broadway debut in a new production of his musical Allegiance.The veteran actor will return to the stage as World War Ii veteran Sam Otsuka, a...

George Takei And Marvel Bosses Honoured For Lgbt Advocacy

Actor George Takei and bosses at Marvel Entertainment were honoured for their advocacy for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (Lgbt) community on Saturday night (08Nov14).The Star Trek star and his husband Brad were given...

George Takei Has Cancer Removed

George Takei has been fighting skin cancer. The 77-year-old actor - best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in sci-fi series 'Star Trek' - has revealed he had a cancer removed from his cheek...

George Takei In Skin Cancer Scare - Report

Star Trek legend George Takei has reportedly undergone a procedure to remove a cancerous growth from his face.The veteran actor sparked fears for his health when he arrived at a charity gala in California on...

George Takei Sorry Over Disabled Gag

Star Trek star George Takei has apologised for sharing a photograph of a disabled woman standing up to reach a bottle of booze in a store.The actor was branded "offensive and ignorant" earlier this month...

George Takei Made A Facebook 'Mistake'

George Takei may have first found fame on the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek television series and feature films in the 1960s and 70s but it is his recent involvement in social media that...

The Geek Tv Shows We're Not Afraid To Love

Geeks: once the deeply awkward and much-maligned members of society- ridiculed by Jocks and long stereotyped on TV and film as socially inept weaklings with a love of bow ties, thick-rimmed glasses and high-waisted slacks....

George Takei Empathises With Young Illegal Immigrants From Honduras

Star Trek star George Takei can sympathise with the Honduras youngsters experiencing life in America from border patrol prisons, because he and his family were marched into an internment camp during World War Two.More than...

George Takei Asked Star Trek Creator To Include Gay Rights Episode

Actor George Takei attempted to persuade Star Trek creator Gene Roddenbery to write an episode that would serve as a "metaphor" for the gay struggle in America, but the Tv mogul feared such a plot...

George Takei Slams 'Self-centred' Shatner

Star Trek icon George Takei has fuelled with his feud with former co-star William Shatner by revealing he was the only member of the sci-fi Tv show's cast who didn't realise he was gay.Takei, who...

George Takei Has High Praise For Glaad As He Accepts Top Gay Rights Prize

Star Trek actor George Takei had high praise for the organisation which honoured him with a top award for his gay rights activism on Saturday (03May14), insisting officials have given young homosexuals role models and...

George Takei Set For Top Glaad Prize

Former Star Trek icon George Takei is to be honoured with the Vito Russo Award at the 25th annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York next month (May14).The accolade is bestowed on an "openly lesbian,...

George Takei Blasts Arizona Lawmakers For Passing Anti-gay Bill

Star Trek icon George Takei has taken aim at legislators in his husband's home state of Arizona after they passed a new law effectively allowing discrimination against members of the gay community.The controversial bill, which...

George Takei Launches Webseries

Actor George Takei has launched a new technology-based webseries.Takei's Take premiered on Tuesday (17Sep13) and featured the former Star Trek star demonstrating the benefits of Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display....

Is 'Free Birds' The New Chicken Run? [Trailer]

The trailer for Free Birds, Jimmy Hayward's animated adventure movie, rolled out online this week. It stars Reggie the Thanksgiving turkey (Owen Wilson) who fails to convince his dumb feathered friends that they're being fattened...

Friends In High Places Aid Songwriter Bonnie Mckee's Bid For Pop Stardom

It looks like there’s a new pop star in the vicinity – or an aspiring one anyway. You may not have heard Bonnie McKee’s name before (in which case, you better get used to it),...

George Takei Applauds Gay Rights Progress

Openly-gay Star Trek icon George Takei has celebrated the progress made for gay rights in the U.S. Supreme Court by sharing his thoughts on Wednesday's (26Jun13) historic ruling in a newspaper editorial.The 76-year-old actor has...

George Takei Wins Apology Over Joke Claim

A writer has apologised to Star Trek icon George Takei after suggesting he was paid to come up with jokes for the actor's popular Facebook.com page.Takei boasts a huge following on the social networking site,...

Stars React To End Of Boy Scouts Gay Ban

Hollywood stars George Takei and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have saluted Boy Scouts of America bosses for changing the organisation's rules to allow openly gay youths to be members.Star Trek legend Takei previously pushed for the...

George Takei Asks For Public's Help Following Alleged Attack On Gay Couple

Star Trek veteran George Takei has asked for the public's help in identifying a group of men who allegedly attacked a gay couple in New York City earlier this week (begs06May13).Nick Porto and his partner...

Stars Push For Boy Scouts Of America Reform

Neil Patrick Harris, George Takei and Ellen Degeneres are among the stars urging fans to contact the Boy Scouts of America to back a change in its rules against accepting homosexual members.Star Trek actor Takei...

George Takei Releases 50 Shades Of Grey Spoof

Actor George Takei has released a spoof reading of hit erotic novel 50 Shades Of Grey.The openly gay Star Trek veteran has filmed a video titled 50 Shades of Takei which shows him reading aloud...

George Takei Turns Comic Book Star As Gay Advocate

Gay Star Trek actor George Takei is set to make a cameo in the new edition of Archie Comics' Kevin Keller in a bid to provide support to teenage readers.Writer/artist Dan Parent recently met Takei...

George Takei Staging Play About His Time In U.s. Internment Camp

Actor George Takei is staging a play in California about his painful experiences in a U.S. internment camp.The Star Trek veteran was just five years old when he and his Japanese relatives were forced out...

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