Shatner To Sing At Emmy AwardsBy Michelle
September 6, 2005 - 10:16 PM
William Shatner (Captain Kirk), who recently became a grandfather again, will sing at the Emmy Awards on September 18th where he is nominated for an award for his role on Boston Legal.
Variety reported that Shatner will compete in "Emmy Idol", a spoof of reality shows in which Shatner, Donald Trump and Megan Mullally will compete in performing classic TV theme songs during the telecast. Viewers will vote via text message or online for the victor, who will be announced at the end of the show.
Shatner, paired with opera star Fredrica von Stade, will perform the Star Trek theme, while Trump and Mullally will sing the theme from Green Acres. In addition, CSI actor Gary Dourdan will sing the theme song from The Jeffersons with Grammy winner Macy Gray, and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell will perform the theme song from Fame.
On WilliamShatner.com, Shatner celebrated the birth of his latest grandchild, Natasha Anne Clement, to Lisabeth and Andrew on August 13th, which is also his daughter Leslie's birthday. "Now I have three beautiful grandaughters and two wonderful grandsons. I am a lucky man," the actor posted.
Shatner also posted a farewell to Loulie Jean Norman Price, the singer on the Star Trek theme song. "There was a moving service for her at the First Christian Church of North Hollywood on Saturday," wrote the actor, noting that her husband and a number of luminaries had attended, including Cyd Charisse, the actress and dancer who is the aunt of Nana Visitor (Kira). "Loulie had many, many friends and she will be missed," added Shatner at his web site.