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Sandy Duncan Still Can't Watch Her Role In Roots

The actress portrayed Missy Anne Reynolds, the daughter of slave owners, in the acclaimed drama, which was based on Alex Haley's 1976 book, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, but almost 40...

Levar Burton Signs On As Roots Revamp Executive Producer

Burton will be a co-executive producer for the revamped mini-series, inspired by Alex Haley's novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The actor portrayed a young Kunta Kinte in the iconic...

The Geekie Awards 2014 [Pictures]

The geekiest of geek outs happened on Sunday night when The Geekie Awards took place. Returning for the second time and with a fresh batch of new sponsors, the ceremony was streamed on Twitch and,...

Levar Burton's Reading Rainbow Crowdfunding Effort Sets Online Record

Actor Levar Burton has set a new crowdfunding record for the most individual contributors for a single project after launching an online campaign to revive his popular U.S. children's show Reading Rainbow.The Star Trek star,...

Seth Macfarlane Pledges $1 Million To Reading Rainbow Drive

Levar Burton's campaign to revive his popular U.S. children's show Reading Rainbow has been given a huge boost after Seth Macfarlane pledged $1 million (£625,000).Last month (May14), the Star Trek actor launched a crowdfunding drive...

Seth Macfarlane Offers To Double Kickstarter 'Reading Rainbow' Donations

Seth MacFarlane has promised to match up to $1 million dollars in Kickstarter pledges in order to fund an online version of Reading Rainbow. The project already has $4 million but, if backers contribute even...

Levar Burton Recruits Star Trek Co-stars For Live Reading Fundraisers

Actor Levar Burton is rounding up his former Star Trek co-stars for live readings in support of a campaign to bring back his popular U.S. children's show Reading Rainbow.Last month (May14), The Roots actor...

Alliteration Alert: 'Reading Rainbow' Reboot Raises Record Resources

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter, launched by LeVar Burton and his team on Wednesday managed to reach and pass its $1 million goal in less than a day. To thank the supporters of the Reading Rainbow...

Levar Burton's Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Campaign Reaches $1 Million In Less Than 24 Hours

Actor Levar Burton is celebrating after fans surpassed the goal of raising $1 million (£625,000) in less than 24 hours of launching the campaign on Wednesday (28May14), in a bid to bring back his...

The N-word Gets An Airing

Paula Deen's use of the N-word indirectly helped CNN Monday night. In the aftermath of the controversy surrounding Deen's admitted use of the word -- and its repeated use during the Treyvon Martin case --...

Levar Burton Files Lawsuit Against Public Relations Firm

Actor Levar Burton has filed a lawsuit against a New York public relations firm.The Star Trek: The Next Generation veteran hired bosses at Child's Play Communications in 2011 to help promote an iPad application, which...

Actor Levar Burton Rear-ended By Cop Car

Star Trek: The Next Generation star Levar Burton was rear-ended by a cop car on Monday (28May12) as officers pulled him over for a moving violation.The actor and former Reading Rainbow host was driving in...

Taxman Boldly Goes After Star Trek's Burton

LEVAR BURTON is the latest star to run into financial troubles - the actor allegedly owes more than $33,000 (£22,000) in unpaid taxes.The Star Trek: The Next Generation star has been hit with a demand...

Burton Sued For Outstanding Grocery Bill

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION star LEVAR BURTON is facing a lawsuit from bosses of a U.S. supermarket chain who have accused the actor of failing to pay $2,000 (£1,330) in grocery bills.In a suit...

Star Trek's Burton Hospitalised After Car Crash

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION star LEVAR BURTON is recovering after he was involved in a car crash on Monday night (13Jul09).The 52 year old was travelling in a vehicle in Los Angeles when it...

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