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LeVar Burton Beams Up Star Trek Buddies for Reading Rainbow Campaign | LeVar Burton

UpdatePosted 06/14/2014 01:30PM

LeVar Burton Beams Up Star Trek Buddies for Reading Rainbow Campaign

Originally posted 06/13/2014 11:50AM

LeVar Burton is rounding up his friends from the final frontier to help bring Reading Rainbow to every child.

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LeVar Burton Talks Reading Rainbow's Brilliant Kickstarter Return | LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton Talks Reading Rainbow's Brilliant Kickstarter Return

Originally posted 05/29/2014 05:30PM

After 23 years of introducing kids to the power of the written word, Reading Rainbow's final episode aired on November 16, 2006 – but now the childhood favorite is making a big comeback.

On Wednesday, host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow LeVar Burton announced the brand's next chapter on Kickstarter. "Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere" is an online campaign started by the Roots actor and his Reading Rainbow team to transform the company's impressive collection of books into an interactive digital library accessible to every child.

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Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease

Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease

Originally posted 02/06/2014 07:50PM

Leonard Nimoy has announced he suffers from chronic lung disease and is speaking out about the dangers of smoking.

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20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

20 Amazing Pieces of Hollywood Memorabilia You Can Own This Week

Originally posted 12/18/2013 09:00AM

Have you ever wanted a Tron suit? Would you be willing to sell your car, or perhaps one of your less-essential internal organs, for it?

If so, we have great news for you.

Auction house Profiles in History is auctioning off an astounding number of pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on Dec. 21.

While the average fan probably can't afford any of it, even average fans can pray for a Christmas miracle.

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George Takei: DOMA's Defeat Eliminates the 'Ick' Factor

George Takei On Historic Supreme Court Decisions

Originally posted 06/27/2013 02:45PM

After Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decisions deemed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and dismissed California's same-sex marriage ban (Proposition 8), George Takei is sharing his thoughts on the historic day.

In an editorial written for the Washington Post, Takei explains that DOMA being ruled unconstitutional ends "ick."

"Whenever one group discriminates against another – keeping its members out of a club, a public facility or an intuition – it often boils down to a visceral, negative response to something unfamiliar. I call this the 'ick'," the 76-year-old Star Trek actor explains.

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Is Pizza the Final Frontier for Sir Patrick Stewart? | Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart Tries Pizza for First Time at 72

Originally posted 05/29/2013 06:00PM

It's not quite where no man has gone before, but on Wednesday, Sir Patrick Stewart, who traveled the galaxy as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation and lead mutants in the X-Men series, went somewhere he's never been: a pizzeria!

The English actor posted on Twitter a photo of his "first ever pizza 'slice,' " even demonstrating the proper "N.Y. fold" way to eat the delicious slab of cheesy, saucy goodness (eating with a knife and a fork is blasphemy).

The actor will reprise his role as mutant leader Professor Charles Xavier in next year's X-Men: Days of Future Past. Bet pizza is being added to craft services!

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The Original Star Trek Cast: Where Are They Now?

The Original Star Trek Cast: Where Are They Now?

Originally posted 05/12/2009 09:50AM

On the heels of the hit film rebooting the classic Star Trek story, PEOPLE opens hailing frequencies with the classic cast of the original Trek: where they've boldly gone, what the Trek phenomenon means to them – and what they think of their new counterparts.

William Shatner (Capt. James T. Kirk)
RECENT WORK: An Emmy-winning turn as Denny Crane on ABC's Boston Legal; hosts Shatner's Raw Nerve talk show on Bio; 2008 memoir Up Til Now; Priceline.com commercials.

NEXT UP: The documentary Gonzo Ballet, dance performances of six songs written with musician Ben Folds.

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