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)
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,...
November 17, 2012 |
One of the truisms of television is that the camera adds 10 pounds. Debate that, if you want. But know this: The camera cannot subtract 30 years. Usually when a TV show does a flashback episode that takes a significant amount of time off the clock, they'll cast an age-appropriate actor to play the star's younger self. But not always. And that's when things go looney tunes. You can't simply plant a wig or a hat or some makeup on familiar figures and expect us to buy them as a junior version of themselves.
February 16, 2012 |
Although he has not exactly gone where no man has gone before, William Shatner's propensity for saying "yes" takes him places other entertainers may never get to. It's taken him - his voice, in any case - to the last space shuttle mission as Captain Kirk for the final wake-up call, and to an organization that sold his kidney stone for $100,000 so that he could give the money to Habitat for Humanity to build a house in devastated New Orleans....
March 26, 2014 |
* SURVIVING JACK. 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Fox 29. WITH all due respect to William Shatner, Justin Halpern's father has undergone an extreme makeover since we last saw him. The quotable curmudgeon of CBS' "$#*! 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.
March 11, 2012 |
Although he has not exactly gone where no man has gone before, William Shatner's propensity for saying "yes" takes him places other entertainers may never get to. To hear Shatner tell it in his down-to-earth, chummy monologue called Shatner's World: We Just Live in It . . . - which Shatner brings to the Merriam Theater for one night Tuesday and which I saw last month in its limited Broadway run - his easy way of saying, "Yes, I can do that,"...