December 13, 2000 |
QUOTE "I used to get big gifts, but now, people don't think they can give me anything - 'What you gon' get for Ice, a spaceship?' I'm like, 'Yo, give me a card with $40 in it!' I'm a grateful cat. . . " - Rapper/actor Ice-T, singing the Holiday Blues. Captain Kirk, phone home. Or, rather, Priceline.com, which has not seen or heard from William Shatner. The "Star Trek" star-turned-commercial shill hasn't shown up any of the new Priceline commercial shoots, and sources are speculating that he and the e-tailer have parted company.
March 31, 2016 |
DID CAPTAIN KIRK boldly go where he shouldn't have gone? Florida DJ Peter Sloan , 59, claims William Shatner is his biological father and is suing the Star Trek star for $170 million, the New York Post 's "Page Six" reports. Sloan says his mom, the late Kathy McNeil , did the deed with Shatner while they were acting in Toronto in the 1950s. People magazine says McNeil gave Sloan up for adoption five days after his birth. Shatner has denied he's the daddy, according to court documents.
February 28, 2016
Leonard My Fifty-Year Friendship With a Remarkable Man By William Shatner with David Fisher Thomas Dunne. 278 pp. $25.99 Reviewed by Jon Caroulis First, Leonard Nimoy wrote a book, I Am Not Spock . Then he wrote I Am Spock . So who was he? His Star Trek costar William Shatner tries to find out in his memoir, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship With A Remarkable Man . Writing in a conversational tone (with the help of David Fisher)
August 21, 2016
* MASTERPIECE: INSPECTOR LEWIS. 9 p.m. Sunday, WHYY12. Who would blow up a mathematician? That's what Inspector Lewis (Kevin Whately) has to determine in the final installment of the "Inspector Morse" spinoff's final season. * WILD OATS. 10 p.m. Monday, Lifetime. Shirley MacLaine wrote her latest book, "Above the Line: My 'Wild Oats' Adventure," about her experiences making this independent film with Demi Moore and Jessica Lange. It's ended up making its premiere on TV. MacLaine plays a woman who accidentally receives a $5 million insurance check.
March 11, 2012 |
What do you think of when you think about William Shatner? Star Trek 's original helmsman, Capt. Kirk, quite possibly. Or perhaps the supercilious spokesman for Priceline.com. Or any of the dozens upon dozens of other roles he has indelibly stamped with his inimitable mix of brio, cadence, and hambone. Even in his anecdotal one-man show, Shatner's World: We Just Live In It . . ., which he brings to the Merriam Theater this week, the actor can't really convey the scope of his work.
March 12, 2012 |
WILLIAM SHATNER doesn't turn down roles. Not on TV or films. Not self-mocking commercials, a long-running game-show square or oft-maligned (though I do love some) musical recording sessions. Why, the man won't even turn down an interview when he's still getting over a stomach flu and should be saving strength for the evening performance of "Shatner's World: We Just Live In It," his one-man show landing tomorrow for a one-nighter at the Merriam Theater. "My life's been all about saying yes to opportunities, because you never know where that can take you," he explained in a kindly, grandfatherly, 80-year-old voice more Denny Crane than Captain Kirk or comedy roaster or aggressive pitchman for Priceline.com.
September 23, 2010 |
For the 16th year in a row, the Daily News screened some of the fall TV pilots for winners of our Everybody's a Critic contest. This year's panel, which met last week for sandwiches, cookies and conversation, included: Pam Galowich, of Queen Village; Darnell Elizabeth Grayson, of Northeast Philadelphia; Bill Hollis, of South Philadelphia; Liz Kinky, of Maple Shade, N.J.; Mario Machi, of Bala Cynwyd; Laurie McCourt, of Somerton; Ellen Neubaur,...
June 24, 2016 |
"Outlander" has won two top honors from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films at the 42nd Saturn Awards in Burbank, Calif. The Starz show, now in its second season, won top fantasy series, and Caitriona Balfe won the lead TV actress category for her portrayal of time-traveling World War II nurse Claire Fraser. William Shatner won the TV guest-star prize for his role on Syfy's "Haven. " Why do we mention that? So we can link to video of Shatner's hangout with Sam Heughan, who plays Highland warrior Jamie Fraser on the show.
July 22, 2016 |
Comic book legend Stan Lee is about to get personal with a new digital graphic novel. God Woke is a tale of humanity's quest for meaning with a flipped perspective that has God searching for the same, will take readers from Lee's time-honored superhero works and leave them questioning their purpose in life. Reminiscent of philosopher Albert Camus ' theory of the absurd, Lee worked on the project with Deadpool creator Fabian Nicieza . The philosophical God Woke will first be released in print and later as a Cinematic Graphic Novel (CGN)
March 26, 2014 |
* SURVIVING JACK. 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Fox 29. WITH all due respect to William Shatner, Justin Halpern's father has undergone an extreme makeover since we last saw him. The quotable curmudgeon of CBS' "$#*! My Dad Says" is now the quotable curmudgeon of Fox's "Surviving Jack," in which a very funny Chris Meloni ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") plays Halpern's dad at an earlier stage of their relationship, when the writer, whose father-dependent Twitter feed launched his TV career, was still in high school.