Sulu nuptials miff Kirk
William Shatner is setting his phaser to stun against his old “Star Trek” co-star George Takei.
In a video posted on Shatner's Web site Wednesday, he lashed out at Takei for not inviting him to his wedding last month. The 77-year-old Shatner said Takei, who played Enterprise helmsman Sulu, apparently harbors a grudge against him.
“The whole thing makes me feel badly,”
Shatner said in the video.
“Poor man. There is such a sickness there. It's so patently obvious that there is a psychosis there. I don't know what his original thing about me was. I have no idea.”
Takei and Brad Altman tied the knot Sept. 14. “Star Trek” alums Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig — who played Uhura and Chekhov, respectively — were among the attendees at the multicultural ceremony at the Japanese American National Museum. Takei and Altman had previously stated that Shatner, who played Capt. James T. Kirk, was invited but never RSVPed.
Shatner also attacked Takei's decision to come out of the closet later in life, saying, “Who cares? Be gay. Don't be gay. That's up to you, George.” Associated Press
Lohan guest stint sets gossip abuzz
Lindsay Lohan's guest-starring stint on “Ugly Betty” has been trimmed from six episodes to four. But as for the reasons why? Well, that's where the story gets interesting.
Depending on whom you ask, either Lohan was a diva on the set of the ABC series who clashed with the show's star, America Ferrera, or Ferrera was “mean” to Lohan and engineered the “Mean Girls” star's exit.
“It was a mess,” a “production source” tells the New York Post. “Lindsay would show up every day with an entourage of people.” The source also claims Lohan refused to be on set until after Ferrera was already there. And when they rehearsed a scene from Thursday's episode, titled “Granny Pants,” in which Ferrera's Betty de-pantses Lohan's character, “she wasn't wearing any underwear.”
But a Lohan defender says the star was wearing a G-string in the scene and didn't think Ferrera was going to pull down her pants.
As for the entourage claims, the friend says Lohan's “sober companion,” assistant and manager were on set, along with girlfriend Samantha Ronson, and that her publicist showed up a handful of times too. Zap2It.com
Eviction stands for Bianca Jagger
New York's top court upheld Bianca Jagger's eviction from a rent-stabilized Manhattan apartment, concluding Thursday that foreigners on tourist visas generally can't claim New York digs as a “primary residence.” The British human rights activist and ex-wife of Rolling Stones singer M ick Jagger was evicted in December from the Upper East Side apartment she rented for 20 years. She hasn't lived there for the past few years because of a dispute over asbestos and fungus contamination. Associated Press
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This day in history Oct. 24
1939: Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del.