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  • The Jewish stars of ‘Star Trek’ shill for VW

    September 30, 2014 | 10:07 am

    Last year Volkswagen donated more than a million dollars to an international youth center at Auschwitz.

    In 2011 it donated $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League.

    And in 2009 it was reported that the Beetle — that iconic VW creation — was actually designed by a Jew.

    But the...

  • “Fridays” Finally Freed to DVD by Fan Richard Foos

    By Melanie Chartoff

    October 10, 2013 | 10:08 am

    Once upon a time, some iconoclastic comic actors and wildly original writers were assembled to copy a hit TV show's style, and despite format limits, managed to distinguish themselves in bleeding edge ways. Staggering under the pressure of performing live with little network...

  • Judaism’s Big Moment at the Oscars

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    February 26, 2013 | 9:36 am

    Most of the winners were expected, and the speeches weren’t groundbreaking or over-the-top, especially since some of the lesser-known winners had their thank-yous unceremoniously cut off by the main theme from Jaws. Tributes to the James Bond franchise and recent musicals dominated...

  • Mar. 9-15

    By Ryan Torok

    March 8, 2012 | 10:31 am

    SAT | MARCH 10

    He’s been a starship captain, a hard-boiled cop and high-powered attorney. William Shatner’s career and his willingness to poke fun at himself has culminated in this one-man show, which just wrapped on Broadway....

  • Shatner brings his ‘World’ to L.A.

    March 1, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    William Shatner has audiences leaping to their feet and cheering. These are not aging Trekkers at the latest “Star Trek” convention, but theater-goers at New York’s Music Box Theater responding to his one-person show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It ...” The...

  • Anaheim hosts first Comic Con

    By Adam Wills

    April 15, 2010 | 5:00 pm

    Comic Con International’s contract with San Diego is set to expire in 2012, and Anaheim has joined cities like Los Angeles and Las Vegas hoping to lure the Hollywood-heavy con away from the San Diego Convention Center. This weekend, April 16-18, the home to the Happiest Place on...

  • Howard Stern to broker Trek peace talks?

    By Adam Wills

    October 16, 2009 | 11:26 am

    The year-long George Takei-William Shatner feud might be nearing an end. And the arbitrator who could bring peace? Howard Stern, according to Sky News:

    Takei has said he is willing to build bridges with his former co-star as long as his friend, radio presenter Howard Stern, is...

  • Nimoy retiring Spock ears?

    By Adam Wills

    September 8, 2009 | 5:57 pm

    Leonard Nimoy told fans at a DragonCon panel that he will not return as Elder Spock in the sequel to J.J. Abrams’ 2009 “Star Trek,” Geeks of Doom reported:

    “There are no plans for me to return for the second movie,” he said in response to a question asked by an attendee.

  • The Shat calls out HP

    By Adam Wills

    August 2, 2009 | 4:45 am

    William Shatner, fresh off his Palin poetry slam, set his sights on HP. Employees at the company’s Palo Alto headquarters found a robocall voicemail message from the “Star Trek” actor last week, telling them to get on the green bandwagon, like Apple.

    The publicity stunt, which was...

  • Shatner poetry slams Palin on ‘Tonight Show’

    By Adam Wills

    July 28, 2009 | 2:27 pm

    William “The Shat” Shatner read Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s rambling resignation speech as beat poetry on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” last night, accompanied by a bass and bongo drum. Set phasers on cool…


  • This Week in Shat: Gay marriage smackdown

    By Adam Wills

    October 31, 2008 | 5:43 pm

    First The Shat slammed J.J. Abrams for not including him in the next “Star Trek” film, and now he’s released a video through his Shatner Project claiming he wasn’t invited to George Takei’s wedding (“Star Trek” castmates Nichelle Nicols was maid of honor and Walter...

  • This Week in Shat

    By Adam Wills

    October 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    This week, The Shat:

    • is slated to voice Santa in a messed-up animated teleflick that combines quantum mechanics and X-mas cheer. Should be out this December. (MTV)

    • is gaining weight because he keeps eating at his favorite Italian restaurant. (Cinemablend) Some fanish friends fessed up they’ve seen him at Café Firenze in Moorpark, which happens to be owned by Top Chef season 5 contestant Fabio, who also works as The Shat’s private chef. Might have to Trek on by…

  • Set a place for Shatner at the seder

    By Tom Teicholz

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    William Shatner is God. And Pharaoh. And Moses, too.

    Just in time for Passover, the Jewish Music Group (a division of Shout Factory) has released "Exodus: An Oratorio in Three Parts," performed by the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. It is conducted by David Itkin, who created and...

  • 7 Days in The Arts

    March 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday, March 18

    Tonight’s Writers Guild 2006 Screen Laurel Award goes to “that member of the guild who ... has advanced the literature of the motion picture through the years....” This year, that guy is writer-director Lawrence Kasdan, responsible for “The Empire Strikes...