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The Geekie Awards 2014 [Pictures]

By Lenny Barksdale | 19th August 2014

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,...

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Levar Burton's Reading Rainbow Crowdfunding Effort Sets Online Record

2nd July 2014

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,...

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Seth Macfarlane Pledges $1 Million To Reading Rainbow Drive

27th June 2014

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...

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Seth Macfarlane Offers To Double Kickstarter 'Reading Rainbow' Donations

By Elinor Cosgrave | 27th June 2014

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...

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

13th June 2014

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

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Alliteration Alert: 'Reading Rainbow' Reboot Raises Record Resources

By Victoria Pavlova | 30th May 2014

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...

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

29th May 2014

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

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The N-word Gets An Airing

3rd July 2013

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 --...

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Levar Burton Files Lawsuit Against Public Relations Firm

27th May 2013

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...

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Actor Levar Burton Rear-ended By Cop Car

28th May 2012

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...

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Taxman Boldly Goes After Star Trek's Burton

30th May 2010

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...

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Burton Sued For Outstanding Grocery Bill

9th August 2009

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...

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Star Trek's Burton Hospitalised After Car Crash

14th July 2009

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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