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Posts Tagged ‘Takei’

Takei Reacts to Boy Scouts Announcement

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Last week, the Boy Scouts of America upheld its ban on gay members in the organization and this week, actor George Takei, a former Eagle Scout, replied to that announcement.

In a new column, Takei expressed his disgust with the ruling and vowed to fight the ban.

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Takei Too Popular Online

Friday, June 8th, 2012

A post by Star Trek‘s George Takei recently attracted so many responses that the site ISP took down the page temporarily.

Takei posted a link on his Facebook page to the Allegiance Musical website, which was selling gay-pride “Takei T-shirts.”

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Takei Supports Social Security Bill

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei appeared in Washington, D.C. yesterday in support of The Social Security Equality Act bill (H.R. 4609), introduced by California Representative Linda Sánchez.

H.R. 4609 would eliminate the Social Security Administration policy which denies certain benefits to same-sex couples.

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Trek Cookies For Takei

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

In honor of his seventy-fifth birthday, a Toronto bakery made a baker’s dozen cookies for George Takei.

Takei was in Toronto to attend the annual Sakura Ball, where he received the Sakura Award.

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Takei At Seventy-Five

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei celebrates his seventy-fifth birthday today, and the actor reflected upon his life while looking ahead to the future.

The actor is spending his birthday trying to do something worthwhile. “I’m literally up in the air flying from Los Angeles to Toronto to speak at a fundraiser for the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre,”  said Takei. “So I am celebrating my seventy-fifth birthday in the way that I’ve spent most of my life: raising funds for good causes.”

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Takei: Responses To Coming Out

Monday, March 26th, 2012

When George Takei came out in 2005, he received many emails; most were positive but some were not.

Although out to family, friends and select others, Takei came out publicly in 2005 in response to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s veto of a gay marriage bill.

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Trump To Takei: You’re Fired!

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei is the latest celebrity to get the ax on Donald Trump‘s The Celebrity Apprentice.

Takei’s assigned job on the show was project manager, and his task was to lead a group of men in decorating a window at Lord & Taylor for Ivanka Trump‘s new fashion line. Another team, consisting of women, also decorated a window at Lord & Taylor’s and their window was deemed the winner.

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Takei: Winning The Internet

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

He may be seventy-four years old, but George Takei is not being left behind when it comes to modern technology.

Takei even has his own Facebook page, with over a million “likes”, which is a source of amazement to the actor.

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Takei To Appear With Symphony Orchestra

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei will be performing with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Ode to Joy later this month.

Ode to Joy will be performed on February 25 and 26 at the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Takei Joins Trump Reality Show

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Star Trek‘s George Takei will be one of the eighteen people on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice.

In Celebrity Apprentice, the celebrity contestants vie to raise money and awareness for their charity of choice, with the last person standing “hired” as the “Celebrity Apprentice” who will then have the honor of delivering a check for $250,000 to his or her favorite charity.

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Takei: Trek And War Fans, Unite!

Monday, December 12th, 2011

According to George Takei, Star Trek and Star Wars fans shouldn’t be fighting each other, but instead should be uniting against another fandom.

After the recent online exchange between Star Trek‘s William Shatner and Star WarsCarrie Fisher, Takei decided to jump in with his own opinion on the fandom war, with a three minute video, George Takei is the Broker of Star Peace.

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Shatner Book Re-ignites Feud

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Over the years, William Shatner and George Takei have taken shots at one another and Shatner’s new book, due out next month, will only continue their feud.

In his new book, Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large, it’s Shatner’s turn to attack Takei.

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Takei Turns Ninja

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Next week, Star Trek‘s George Takei takes on a new role, that of a holographic martial arts sensei, in Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas.

Supah Ninjas is “about a team of three young teenage ninjas, one of them being my grandson Mike (Ryan Potter),” said Takei. “I’m a ninja master and I want to see the art and the tradition of our clan carried on. My son doesn’t quite measure up, but I find that the genes have skipped a generation and the grandson has all the qualities necessary. So I recruit my grandson to be a ninja, and he has a good buddy named Owen Reynolds (Carlos Knight). He wants his buddy to be a ninja as well, and I agree.”

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Takei: Second To Nun

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

In his second promotional video for Allegiance, George Takei gets into the habit.

Takei tried to make it to Broadway via Spiderman, but now, he’s sure that his performance as Sister Mary Teriyaki in Sister Act will be the ticket to fame and fortune.

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Takei On What’s Trending

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

In the second episode of What’s Trending, a new Web series from CBS News, George Takei joined Chris Hardwick (Ministry of Laughs, Web Soup) and host Shira Lazar in a discussion on trending news stories for the week.

Topics of discussion included Lady Gaga, the rapture that didn’t happen, the tornado in Joplin, Missouri, planking, the zombie apocalypse and the “don’t say gay” Tennessee bill.

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